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File:Castle sign small.jpg

Hi. You flagged File:Castle sign small.jpg as "probably" not protected by {{FoP-Ireland}}. I have cited the relevant sections of the law (link to offical text provided in my citation) to demonstrate that photographs of art in public places do not violate copyright law in Ireland (see the file's deletion request). As an administrator, would you mind closing the deletion request? It has been open for five weeks. Thank you. O'Dea (talk) 04:34, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Dubious image

Hello. I'd like to bring a problem to your attention regarding these[1] [2] images. The same image, different descriptions...Kalilaths (talk) 07:23, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

@Kalilaths: that's... bizarre. You seem to have stumbled upon a 100-year-old error or fraud. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 16:29, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Bizarre, yes. Both sources seem reliable and it is hard to determine which description is the accurate one. I'll check the sources thoroughly. Kalilaths (talk) 16:47, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Delete revisions help

Hi Magog, would you be able to help me out? File:Brown University logo.svg and File:University of Chicago wordmark.svg have had non-free versions uploaded by User:KarimKoueider and they need deleted. The seals (or crests whichever you want to call it), are not in the public domain as far as we know. Thanks, Corky 00:08, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Corky 02:51, 30 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi Magog,

I found the Wikipedia article about my band and uploaded one of our promo photos. I am in the band and own the photo (it was taken with my phone, on self-timer). The claim is that I did not give permission for the photo, but in fact, I sent a signed letter on July 3rd, 2018 to Are you able to update this and reverse the deletion request?


JeremyWitten (talk) 00:50, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

@JeremyWitten: in fact, User:DarwIn has already handled it. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:38, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Il piccione zoppo

Has the status of all pictures uploaded by Il piccione zoppo been verified ? File:Sylva Koscina Frontoni 70.JPG is suspect. 01:16, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

I nominated it for deletion, actually. No, the status hasn't been verified and you should feel free to nominate any of his pictures for deletion. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:52, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

hi This Pissycat is for you

Joseph usef (talk) 06:18, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Administrator's noticeboard.

Hi there. I have recently noticed issues with the edits made by the user Giorgi Balakhadze. He was first edit-warring on File:Location of the de facto Republic of Abkhazia in Eastern Europe.svg and later globally replaced that map with one that he was trying to push earlier. After addressing the issue on his user page he was very hostile and used aggressive wording by refusing further dialogue and telling me it was a waste of time talking to me. After doing some digging in his upload history I noticed a number of files that he has been POV pushing in before and brought them up on his talk page and also on an administrator's noticeboard as he did not want further dialogue. I also saw that in his block log you were the one who has previously blocked him for previous disruptive behaviour, and you were also the one who unblocked him on the basis that he will change this behaviour, which is why I thought it would be appropriate to ask you to take a look at the report I made here Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#Actions of Giorgi Balakhadze, as well as at Giorgi's comments and actions. Other administrators expressed that they were too busy at the moment, so I really hope you can take a look at this issue. Thank you! --Relignments (talk) 19:38, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

This link will be my answer: Commons:Requests_for_checkuser/Case/WhyHellWhy --Ⴂ. ႡႠႪႠႾႠႻႤ 21:07, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Resonant barrier-less conduction.pdf

Hi! No permission required for this file as written here: [3]. --Arthur Crbz (talk) 08:54, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

@Arthur Crbz: no problem, thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:03, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Discussion board

Hello Magog the Ogre, are there any appropriate pages to discuss or request deletion for dubious images? BTW, what is the difference between "own work" and "original research" on the Commons? And can we request deletion for the images that are based on unreliable sources? (e.g. personal blogs)? If so, could you please link me some helpful pages? Cheers. Kalilaths (talk) 11:56, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Edit: I think, I have found out (by having a look at your contribs) how to request this. Kalilaths (talk) 20:20, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

@Kalilaths: there is a link under the tools section on your screen. It says "nominate for deletion." That is a catchall way to handle unreliable images. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:27, 5 August 2018 (UTC)


I wrote the template badly, and the bot broke it, not repaired. Zwiadowca 21 10:02, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

@Zwiadowca21: thanks. I'll take a look at what happened there. It's definitely a case of garbage in, garbage out, so I'm not sure if I'll make any fixes quite yet. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 10:10, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Help on photo

Hi, Magog. Would you be able to help me with a deletion request? I am needing redirects File:Robert L. Wilkie official photo.jpg and File:Robert L. Wilkie official photo (cropped).jpg deleted so I can upload a new photo that is different. I jumped the gun and assumed that his acting Secretary of the VA photo was going to be his official SECVA photo... but it's not! Thanks, Corky 01:02, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

@Corkythehornetfan: I'm not clear what you're trying to do here. But I don't like to delete long-standing redirects since the old URL might be used by non-WMF wikis (e.g., legacy Wikivoyage) and websites. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:06, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
His official photo as the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affair is this image. This image was his acting sercretary photo - two different images. Basically, the new official image I've linked would be uploaded under "Robert L. Wilkie official photo.jpg"... I can create a different name for the new version if that is preferred, but I'd like to stick with the standard naming for the Trump Administration photos if possible. Hope that helps! Corky 01:18, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
I decided to use portrait instead. Thanks, Corky 05:19, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
@Corkythehornetfan: sorry I was mulling over how I wanted to handle that. I guess it shouldn't be a problem if you decide to use the title you asked. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 10:08, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
No worries! I had got to thinking and realized that his middle initial isn't used in the article title, so I went ahead and uploaded it under File:Robert Wilkie official portrait.jpg which still falls under tbe standard naming for Trump Administration personnel. Corky 15:53, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

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Crime scene - Alexis Jazz ping plz 23:38, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

@Alexis Jazz: it actually seems like one of the templates is broken. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:27, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
I don't get it. {{LangSwitch|en=''{{Cc-by-sa-3.0}}''}} works, {{Original text/i18n|text|text={{Cc-by-sa-3.0}}}} doesn't. Other templates with tables like {{Notice}} have the same problem. The answer is probably somewhere in the escape room.   - Alexis Jazz ping plz 00:54, 14 August 2018 (UTC)


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Removal of information by OgreBot 2

OgreBot 2 removed information from "File:Samuel Maverick.jpg". I'm not sure why it did this. Could you please look into this? — SGconlaw (talk) 15:32, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Please read the FAQ. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:13, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Hmmm. — SGconlaw (talk) 06:44, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

stained glass windows copyright

Hi Magog,

I am still trying to figure out copyright/stained glass art. I have included my question for Alexis Jazz after I got your message. She had recently explained the panorama tag/copyright stained glass issue to me. I plan on changing the copyright tag for the Flickr photos of stained glass to "PD-art|PD-1923". If you still see a problem with this tag, please let me know. My question for Alexis is below, and her response. MauraWen (talk) 19:02, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Extended content

Hi Alexis, I thought I understood (now) the copyright/PD issue for stained glass in England. I am using the panorama copyright UK for stained glass windows, both on Flickr images and one photo I scanned from a book. Is that not correct? My St. Elizabeth of Hungary image is being flagged for deletion. Please advise. thx MauraWen (talk) 18:08, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

@MauraWen: FoP itself is not a license. It gives permission for what is depicted (the stained glass, or a statue, etc) but not for its depiction (the photograph). Which is interesting, I can't recall running into this before. What if the thing depicted is covered by FoP and the photograph is a slavish copy? I don't know. The stained glass that was installed before 1923 can be tagged {{PD-art|PD-1923}}, those where the author of the stained glass died more than 70 years ago {{PD-art|PD-old-auto|deathyear=1900}} or a combination: {{PD-art|PD-old-auto-1923|deathyear=1900}}. But if they didn't? It's still covered by FoP and Bridgeman v. Corel, but I wouldn't know how to license it. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 18:31, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files of User:Ramsky78

@Magog the Ogre: I have nominated all files uploaded by User:Ramsky78 for deletion in the past two days as obvious screengrabs of Google Street View imagery, but it has been caught in the backlog and should be deleted immediately. Can you delete those (or speedily delete them) and warn the user, though the account has been dormant since March 2018.--TagaSanPedroAkoTalk -> 03:19, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

@Magog the Ogre: Can you please reply? It has been three days. Thanks. TagaSanPedroAkoTalk -> 01:19, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

@TagaSanPedroAko: sorry. In my opinion, this isn't time critical so it can wait the standard discussion time. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:31, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: Since the mass deletion requests involve obvious copyvios (i.e. crops of Google Street View screen grabs), is it possible to have the files deleted immediately? It may take even a week or so, but for very obvious violations, we can delete them immediately. --TagaSanPedroAkoTalk -> 01:35, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@TagaSanPedroAko: It is obvious in a few instances but I would prefer to wait for community consensus. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:40, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: We may wait for any other users, especially those involved in photos of places in the Philippines, but how can we invite others to that discussion? That part is something I don't know. Since the copyvios are spotted too late, I would agree on having community consensus first, but there are only a few users working of images of the Philippines who may be looking on any relevant discussions.--TagaSanPedroAkoTalk -> 01:49, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@TagaSanPedroAko: we normally don't for a routine request like this one. An administrator will give everyone a few weeks to respond, and then make a decision. If the uploader provides no coherent explanation, it will usually resolve in a delete. The system isn't perfect, but it's the best we've got. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:15, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: It has been three weeks since the DR was created, but no action has been taken. We couldn't just invite someone working with Philippines-related imagery to the DR, but should this be prioritized. We may consider a delete or a speedy delete, whichever depending on consensus.--TagaSanPedroAkoTalk -> 23:07, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
@TagaSanPedroAko: sorry we move as fast as we can. I've deleted this one. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:48, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

About a picture deleted...

I saw this in my watch list that was deleted. The veredict said that was a picture not blurred, but I remember that the picture was already blurred. It's possible to restore the picture from the link? If there's not blur areas, i'll modify it to make it fair.

Also, about this category, I remember that the category had the number exactly of 274 or 275 pictures, but, today I went there to check, and was surprised that there's only 245 images in this category. I don't know if a bunch of pictures were deleted, or the category "bemani" was removed. Can you help me with that? My reagards.--VictorPines (talk) 20:30, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

@VictorPines: the image was not blurred. If you want to blur, I've placed the image here: Feel free to download and reupload to the same location. Also, please blur the following images:
Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:55, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
Ok, but I have to blur the screens, or the logos?--VictorPines (talk) 21:04, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
@VictorPines: With all due respect, I've explained this before; it's time that you learn this on your own. If you don't understand this, please reread our many conversations and the links which I will again provide here: COM:DW, COM:TOO. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:31, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Cotton Belt Rail Line Map.svg

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@Túrelio: in my opinion, given that this is a map, and some similarities are inevitable, this might be better at DR. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 15:56, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File/Capricia_MM.jpg

A image is considered by Italian law as open data, if published by an Italian public administration without the application of any license. Therefore, to upload the file it is mandatory to indicate the name of the institution and the complete address of the web page in which this file was published --Marinaio56 (talk) 00:27, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

@Marinaio56: it just needs a copyright tag. That's all. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:28, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
This is the copyright tag: Italy-CAD-OBD--Marinaio56 (talk) 09:29, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
@Marinaio56: the template doesn't fit our standard license template, so neither the bots nor even I recognized it as a license. I will fix it up later. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:00, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: It's a italian template for italian wiki; thank you for fixing--Marinaio56 (talk) 19:10, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files of User:Mikecurry1

@Magog the Ogre: My files were properly attributed per the weblink. I have thus sent an email to wikipedia (OTRS) which is pending. Please do not delete or nominate any more of my files for deletion using a web bot, they have been properly attributed with a copyright tag provided. Mikecurry1 (talk) 04:14, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for Ogrebot 2

Thank you for running OgreBot 2. It has fixed my stupid mistakes that I probably wouldn't have noticed on my own. – b_jonas 09:09, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

@B jonas: you're welcome, and thanks for the thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:36, 7 September 2018 (UTC)



Je n'y comprends rien dans les licences Commons, ce n'est pas simple, il faut être agrégé "Commons" pour maitriser !

A propos de File:Stoeffler1.jpg, l'image date de 1630, elle est libre de droits.
Si celui qui a scanné l'image avait choisi une meilleure resolution, il n'y aurait pas eu de problème :
J'ai tout simplement augmenté la resolution avec un logiciel de traitement d'images pour avoir une image plus grande à l'impression. Est-ce interdit, pourquoi ? c'est toujours la meme image. Supprimez si vous voulez ma version, mais je n'en vois pas bien l'intérêt.

Par contre pour l'utilisation de licences, c'est la galère ; Commons n'est qu'un intermédiaire pour Wiki, alors, de grace simplifiez.

Cordialement --Aubry Gérard (talk) 08:36, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Une saisie FR serait souhaitable pour communiquer...

@Aubry Gérard: I don't speak French, so I can't answer in French. If you need help in French, please go here or find a French-speaking administrator here.
Anyway you can read about how to use licenses at Commons:À propos des licences or Commons:Bandeaux de licence. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:46, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Daily gallery updater has failed on User:Paris 16/Recent uploads

Hi Magog the Ogre,

Can you remove the Storming of the Bastille, 14 July 1789 from my gallery. Thank you!--Paris 16 (talk) 03:55, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

  Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:36, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

File:Ferdinand Biondi 1928.jpg


Désolé pour l'omission. J'ai ajusté les détails sur la license. Il s'agit d'une image produite avant 1949.


DevinMTL (talk) 13:54, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

India national team at Olympics pic removal

May I know the reason of your recent activity in India national football team of removal a pic of India_national_team_at_Olympics_1948.jpg from the page and removal of the pic from User:Dey subrata wikimedia commons page. I am a responsible editor here, and when I am doing something I do it with responsiblity. That pic was taken in 1948, and since then its in Public domain. , , The copy righst laws say:

For photographs taken before before 50 years, that is 16 September 1957, copyright for the image or pictures expires after 50 years of its creation. All such photographs are therefore in the public domain.
This is a Indian football page, not USA soccer page, please respect the origin of the page and don't do any edits without counsulting with the editors of a page. Here we follow 50 years rule in Indian,like the Crown prerogative copyrighty, it may be different in USA.

I hope you understand, and undo your work, and reinstate the pic in the India National football team page. Thank you. --- Dey subrata (talk) 08:03, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

@Dey subrata: Please see my answer in your talk page. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:53, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Permission removed

Any reason why Ogrebot 2 removed the permission here? Voice of Clam (formerly Optimist on the run) (talk) 12:04, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

@Voice of Clam: yeah that information is already present in the copyright template. Having duplicate information is unnecessary and might actually confuse the end-user. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:16, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Donald Duck

Dear Magog the Ogre..Most of files of Donald Duck category deletion requests had been deleted, except some files (some have been uploaded by me), and of course I have defended for them, but the discussion has not been closed. Why?!--Maher27777 (talk) 21:42, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

@Maher27777: see Commons:Fan art and Commons:Derivative works. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:09, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Kohlwald-Gebirge 2 & Reichsforst-Gebirge 1

Hallo, habe ein neues Bild wegen einiger Änderungen hochgeladen und die empfohlene Lizenz angekreuzt, aber scheinbar steht in der Beschreibung noch die ursprüngliche willkürlich gewählte Lizenz. Bitte ändere es entsprechend. Danke. LG --Abrape (talk) 09:15, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

@Abrape: I see you already got it. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:02, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

File:Piscataway Powwow 2009 Flickr.jpg

Can you please restore the image so I can look at the licensing and the original link to flickr?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Evrik (talk • contribs) 14:32, September 28, 2018‎ (UTC)
@Evrik: I will not undelete but the image is here: It was incorrectly marked as cc-by-sa-4.0 on English Wikipedia. I also noticed a few others that you transferred which were incorrectly marked as cc-by-sa-4.0 when they're cc-by-2.0 on Flickr. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:01, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
I uploaded all of these because they had been reviewed years ago and passed the inspection way back when. I did miss the cc-by-sa-4.0 when they're cc-by-2.0, but I think the licenses may have changed over the years. Evrik (talk) 22:04, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
@Evrik: I am not trying to give you a hard time. I'm just giving some constructive criticism, since you are a trusted reviewer. With regards to the one above, it was uploaded 4 months ago to English Wikipedia by a non-experienced user, and never reviewed. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:12, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

I have the copyright on the photo

Hello, I apparently neglected to clarify that I have the copyright on the photo that I uploaded to the driving simulator page. I am not sure how to proceed at this time. Can I simply upload the photo as second time and proceed with more caution than before?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by DriverSafety (talk • contribs) 19:52, October 5, 2018‎ (UTC)

Hi, I forgot to identify that I have the copyright on the photo I added to the driving simulator page last month, car sim virage.png. I am new to Wiki and do not know how to proceed. Please advise.DriverSafety (talk) 20:06, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

@DriverSafety: you can upload it again but you need to select a license in the Upload Wizard. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:17, 6 October 2018 (UTC)


Hello, I need your help to upload this picture :on the this URL url] Because we need it on Arabic Wikipedia for the same article, and the file is a candidate to be transferred to commonsهارون الرشيد العربي (talk) 23:10, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

@هارون الرشيد العربي: That's an interesting case. The image was given an incorrect license years ago by the uploader, and yet no one has noticed until just now. I think the image should not be copied to Commons; instead, please upload as fair use to Arabic Wikipedia. I can't read or write Arabic, but someone there might be able to help. Also, there's this page: ar:ويكيبيديا:محتوى غير حر. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:51, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
OK, thank you. هارون الرشيد العربي (talk) 04:54, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

OgreBot 2 "own" tagging

Good morning Magog, please see [4]. OgreBot 2 tagged it as {{Own}} when in reality it was something I transferred from :en. I'm assuming it read the "I ... created this work entirely by myself", but it missed that it was a transfer, not me actually saying that. --B (talk) 11:34, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

@B: thanks for the note. In general, we have used the own template on Commons also to refer to the original uploader. I did make a template to clear up the confusion: {{Own work by original uploader}}. However, the template isn't as widely used. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:54, 8 October 2018 (UTC)


Oups, yes, sorry, I will do so next time. -- 11:58, 8 October 2018 (UTC) --Figuerai (talk) 11:59, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

According the picture of the neo assyrian empire

I ecourage you to wait a little bit, l have send them a message and waiting for answer.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Nemrud91 (talk • contribs) 10:12, October 9, 2018‎ (UTC)
@Nemrud91: please follow the instructions on your talk page. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:33, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Confirmed user

Hello. Magog. Would you please grant the confirmed permission to user:Lyssa Moura? This student is now being blocked by an edit filter. Thanks. RadiX 02:41, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

@RadiX:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:08, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

User uploading the same image even after Copy-right violations

Hi, can you please have a look at User:DJ Kamal Mustafa. He has uploaded three versions File:Lieutenant Asim Munir.jpg under different names, first falsely claiming it be his own work then claiming it to be from the news outlet. None of these images are released under any license and the user either does not understand our policies or his deliberately violating them. Thanks. Adamgerber80 (talk) 18:43, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

@Adamgerber80: roughly speaking, the user should receive warnings twice after copyright violations, then a final notice ({{subst:end of copyvios}}), and then you can report at COM:ANU. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:06, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks.I gave them a first warning. Adamgerber80 (talk) 15:31, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Jonas Blue

Hola, Magog. ¿Cómo estás?

Tengo una duda, con esta foto. ¿Cumple con las políticas? --C. Jonel [talk] 19:39, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

@C. Jonel: pienso que sí. La foto existe en otros sitios, pero ninguno la tiene con esta resolución. Además, el nombre del usuario es Jbwikiuser123, lo que me sugiere que el usuario representa a Jonas. Normalmente cuando los usuario suben las violaciones de copyright, no se molestan con un nombre de usuario para engañarnos. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:02, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Sí, pareciera que lo representara. Gracias, Magog. --C. Jonel [talk] 00:49, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Problems with an user and a IP (looks like the same person)

Hi, Magog. Can you block this user? This is that guy who hates pop'n music media stuff for strange reasons again... He created that account just for vandalism (See his contributions here) Thanks.--VictorPines (talk) 00:57, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi again, I was cheking the user contributions from the user mentioned before, and found this strange picture. Then I checked the user who uploaded that and saw his User page... Um, well, I have a question: Is this user real? He even puts an URL of a personal Wikipedia possibly created by him, I'm not sure. Maybe you should take a look...--VictorPines (talk) 01:16, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
@VictorPines: I'm not sure what you mean by "is he real?" The user has 6000 edits on English Wikipedia, if that means anything. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:30, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

File:Radical Party Ukraine.png

Hello, I see that this file was deleted, in March 2018, after you nominated it for discussion in Commons:Deletion requests/File:Radical Party Ukraine.png, with the rationale "Unclear if this falls under the threshold of originality in Ukraine." However, the copyright law of Ukraine states: "The following items shall not be objects of copyright: [...] symbols and signs of enterprises, institutions and organizations" (cf. Template:PD-UA-exempt and article 10 of the law). Then, the threshold of originality in Ukraine would not matter for images that are not copyrightable. So, the question on Commons should be if it falls under the threshold of originality in the United States. I see that you did not address this aspect in the discussion, and I don't know if that implicitly suggests that you thought that it is PD-ineligible in the United States. What do you think? (While we're on this topic, what would be your opinion about File:Agrarnaya-partiya-logo.png? Those two logos seem simple enough, to the difference of several other logos in Category:Logos of organizations of Ukraine that seem above the threshold of originality in the United States.) -- Asclepias (talk) 16:40, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

@Asclepias: the file itself was uploaded as PD-textlogo, which it probably isn't. However, it appears to be PD-UA-exempt. You can contact the deleting admin and ask for restoration. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:07, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
@Asclepias:   Done I have restored the file and fixed the license. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 17:30, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Copyright Watcher Barnstar
Thank you magog for pointing out my copyvio vids, even through they were on creative commons license they had non free content, thank you magog for pointing this out! I always appreciate it! 😇 Ninsative (talk) 00:53, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
@Ninsative: well that's an unusually pleasant response to a copyright notice. Well done, and thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:03, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Uploads through Persian Wikipedia

Hi. I use User:OgreBot/Uploads by new users on a regular basis and I believe it is very helpful. I have also noticed the existence of User:-revi/kowiki whose galleries are updated by your bot. I am here to ask if the same idea can be implemented for Persian (fa) Wikipedia? If so, what should I do? Thank you. 4nn1l2 (talk) 21:16, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

@4nn1l2: is there a tracking category? If so then yes. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:05, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I created Category:Uploaded from Persian Wikipedia using UploadWizard. It is empty now because it was created just a few minutes ago. Once I advertise for Campaign:fa at Persian Wikipedia and have associated links on sidebar fixed at fawiki, it will get inflow. I think the same configuration as kowiki is just fine for fawiki as well. Thank you. 4nn1l2 (talk) 16:51, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
@4nn1l2: How many files are you expecting per day? Where do you want the gallery? Any other options I should know? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:48, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
I think around 15 images per day. However, we can wait until Friday (weekend in Iran) to have a more accurate estimate. I prefer the galleries to be created in a subpage of your bot such as User:OgreBot/fawiki, but any other page is equally good. Regarding the configuration, creating galleries with colored tags and links to Google search just like User:OgreBot/Uploads by new users is superb. However, simple galleries like those listed at User:-revi/kowiki will also do the job. Thanks. 4nn1l2 (talk) 11:34, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Maybe Category:Uploaded via Campaign:fa is a better tracking category. Please take a look at this edit: Special:diff/326789852. When {{Uploaded from Persian Wikipedia}} is removed from the file page, Category:Uploaded from Persian Wikipedia using UploadWizard is also removed, but Category:Uploaded via Campaign:fa still remains. 4nn1l2 (talk) 23:43, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
@4nn1l2:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:26, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

A nice to have improvement

Could your bot in case of such an edit also remove the license header section? But only if there are not more other templates following. Thanks, --Arnd (talk) 09:59, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

@Aschroet: this is a great idea, but I'm afraid I lack the will to implement it. Maybe you could do a pull request.[5] Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:58, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Grace Kelly

Hello! What do you think of this photo? May I upload it to Commons? --Regasterios (talk) 14:56, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

@We hope: you are more of an expert than I when it comes to publicity stills. Could you assist here? I don't see a copyright notice, but was it possibly included elsewhere in the promo packet? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:35, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
I found this: --Regasterios (talk) 07:15, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@Regasterios: that doesn't change anything for me. Their copyright claim may or may not be valid. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:42, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Okay, thank you for your answer. --Regasterios (talk) 19:51, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Circumcision map

Hello! Could you update the circumcision map regarding the statistics? I tried to do it myself but I feared I might make some mistake. The map gives the figure 70-79%, while the only stats about Albania give a figure of about 47.7%. Here is the source! Vargmali (talk) 08:05, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

@Vargmali: I don't know which map you're talking about. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:41, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I forgot to add it. I meant this one because you were the last to edit it. --Vargmali (talk) 20:19, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
@Bech: I think this is for you, since you created the map. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:59, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Target T-1849.JPG

Can you please, eleborate why did you remove information about the original author (which seems to be inactive enwiki user)? Have you any reasonable doubt about authorship of this photo? Ankry (talk) 19:12, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

@Ankry: could you elaborate why you, a sysop, think it's acceptable to add false sourcing information? You can't just make up an author and a source because you wish it were so. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:41, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Simply, because I cannot find clear information that explicite marking uploads as "own" was required there in 2006. Even Commons {{Own}} template is from 2008. In my understanding "reasonable doubt" is more towards to "serious doubt" than to "any doubt". Feel free to request to revoke my admin bit if you think that what I am doing is wrong for Wikimedia Commons. Ankry (talk) 20:02, 10 November 2018 (UTC)


@Magog the Ogre: can your OgreBot 2 make all these "Kleingrothe Carl.J." images are added to the Category:Photographs by C.J. Kleingrothe in one go or need I to ask someone else? Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 12:13, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

@Lotje: this is a simple fix for which I recommend MediaWiki:VisualFileChange.js, which is available to all users under preferences. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:55, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: thanks for your kind help. I took a look at my preferences and it is enabled now.   I'll take a closer look and try it on the next occasion.   Lotje (talk) 05:10, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Strange edits

[6]. --Arnd (talk) 12:40, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

@Aschroet: that was a case of garbage in, garbage out. The text on the page was garbled and the bot materially changed nothing. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:14, 16 November 2018 (UTC)


@Magog the Ogre: sorry to trouble you, but could you take a look at this? It looks very weird for a cleanup. Thank you for your time.   Lotje (talk) 05:36, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

@Lotje: that was a case of garbage in, garbage out. The text on the page was garbled and the bot materially changed nothing. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:13, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Magog the Ogre  . Garbage in, garbage out is screeming for an image. If I come across another one like that, I'll add it to that article. Lotje (talk) 07:44, 17 November 2018 (UTC)


こんにちは。日本の新潟県にある専門学校のシンボルマークの削除をされたようですが(警告文も確認しました)、なぜ削除されたのか説明をお願いします。 や と同等にシンボルマークであり、それと同時にパブリックドメインとして投稿されています。




説明なき場合、再度質問させて頂きます。 Rebirth10 (talk) 02:13, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

追伸、日本語での回答を求めます。(可能でなければ簡単な英語でお願いします) Rebirth10 (talk) 02:16, 17 November 2018 (UTC)



大変驚いております。 Rebirth10 (talk) 02:27, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

@Howcheng: As our best Japanese speaker, could you please assist this user with the concept of threshold of originality and why it applies to his (her) upload, but not the others provided? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:29, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
オリジナリティの問題について、英語の訳が上手く出来ませんので、英語が堪能な方にお聞きしたいと思います。 Rebirth10 (talk) 03:59, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
I think Y.haruo would be better at this. If you had asked me 20 years ago, I would have been able to do this. @Rebirth10: 大変申し訳ございませんが、私の日本語程度は現在へたになってしまいました。日本人の利用者を呼びましたから、あの方が説明すればほうがいいと思います。howcheng {chat} 04:33, 17 November 2018 (UTC)井戸端/subj/企業ロゴなどの取り扱い
日本の方が来られたら、その方にも見ていただきたいです。 Rebirth10 (talk) 04:44, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  Comment お声が掛かりましたのでコメントさせて頂きます。私は今回の詳細を詳しくは知りませんので削除の理由並びに警告文の付与についてはお答えできませんが、著作権に関する一般論としてお聞きください。該当する画像はこちら(File:HOKURIKU GAKUEN Logo.png)でしょうか。まず、File:Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Logo.svgFile:Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.svgと今回削除された画像は本質的に異なるものと思われます。何故ならば鷹や冠の絵が含まれているからです。日本法においてはこれらは単純な図形のみで構成されたものとは判断されず美術の著作物と判断されるのが一般的です。File:Niigata College of Official & Law School Logo.pngに対して削除依頼が出されていないことも併せてご理解ください。こちらの画像は単純な図形であると判断されたものと思われます。ja:Wikipedia:井戸端/subj/企業ロゴなどの取り扱いで論じられている画像とも削除された画像は同レベルではないのはお分かり頂けるのではないでしょうか。今回の削除された画像が著作物であるという判断に誤りはないように思われます。詳細についてはCommons:Threshold of originality#Japan、及びこちらもご覧下さい。また、北陸学園は歴史のある学校ですが、このマークがいつから使われたのかは説明には書かれていません。もし、これが公表後50年を経過した団体名義の著作物であれば日本ではパブリックドメインとなります。その場合は説明を画像に付与してくださらないと他の人には確認できませんので、削除されてしまうでしょう。そして削除されてしまった画像を再度アップロードする行為はコモンズでは認められておりません。削除された画像を戻すにはCommons:削除撤回依頼にノミネートするのが正しい方法です。以上をご理解くだされば幸いです。--Y.haruo (talk) 14:09, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
的確な回答どうもありがとうございました。北陸学園に照会をかけたいと思います。Rebirth10 (talk) 01:42, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

File tagging File:F DSC0015.jpg

Hi Magog.

regarding the picture in the subject I do have authorisation, but it's given via Whatsapp. I am just asking the author to send me an email with the authorisation to be provided to the email account you mention in your message.

Thanks, Junta (talk) 20:55, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

@Junta: great. FYI I highly recommend you read the text at Commons:Email templates, since the author must explicitly choose a license in the email ("I allow use on Wikipedia" or such language is insufficient). Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:38, 21 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I want to know why deleted File: Addicted Wiktionary .png because it is not transferred from the web

— Preceding unsigned comment added by ونو (talk • contribs) 14:00, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
@ونو: I'm sorry, I don't know which file you're talking about. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 14:55, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Help with duplicates

Hello, I don't know quite how to deal with this. I usually don't like to get involved with other users, I just do my own thing. The files in question are File:Coat of Arms of Richard II of England (1377-1399).svg (originally uploaded in 2010) and File:Coat of Arms of Richard II of England (1377-1399) A.svg (a derivative). Should a user be allowed to upload duplicates of existing files only because of a disagreement about the documentation and templates on the file? Sodacan (talk) 15:01, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Note that no attempt to discuss is evident, neither before reverting Sarang in File:Coat of Arms of Richard II of England (1377-1399).svg #filehistory nor now. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 15:11, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
The duplicate file File:Coat of Arms of Richard II of England (1377-1399) A.svg has been deleted. Sodacan (talk) 15:31, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
@Sodacan: we encourage users to upload alternatives, as this keeps disagreements on content off of Commons, and on local wikis. This is explicitly allowed by the license you provided on your upload. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:42, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, now I know. Sodacan (talk) 02:48, 30 November 2018 (UTC)


Hello, I want to ask how to reactivate local uploads at Malay Wikipedia, it has been terminated for two years since 2016. I hope any admins here brought this issues to Wikimedia. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:E68:4424:E7CE:4CA5:8369:9A01:1E9 (talk) 16:41, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Do you mean, technically how is it done, or what is the process? If you need to know how to do this technically, please pose your question at the English Wikipedia technical help page. If you mean the process, you will need to present your request on a community board and get their approval. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 16:45, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

I found a reference to you from "Uploads_by_new_users". 1 My image did not render properly in Wikimedia 2 My update to fix this seems to be blocked, probable reason is that links to it

Could you please take required actions to free the image for updates

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Stamcose (talk • contribs) 20:20, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
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