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Today I see an edit to en:Sylvester–Gallai theorem: "CommonsDelinker (Talk | contribs | block) (Removing "Sylvester-Gallai_theorem.png", it has been deleted from Commons by Mardetanha because: In category Unknown as of 12 August 2008; not edited for 13 days.)"

This deletion was very unhelpful of you. Much more helpful would have been to add it to an appropriate category (e.g., Category:Lines and points). If that is too difficult, could you at least check where the images you delete are used over on en and leave a note on the talk page of the articles there warning of the impending deletion, long enough in advance that someone else can fix the category?

Thanks. —David Eppstein (talk) 01:05, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

ok i have restored the image but image has missing essential source information. so please provide source for that image otherwise it will be deleted again.thank for your understanding --Mardetanha talk 01:31, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
btw it wasn't delete because of category --Mardetanha talk 01:37, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
No, I see that now. It was deleted based on the failure of an image uploaded in 2005 to meet the metadata standards of 2008, and the failure of an uploader who hasn't logged in in the past eight months to respond to notice within less than two weeks. Is there any reason to doubt that the image was self-made by the uploader? I added a summary to that effect. —David Eppstein (talk) 03:15, 26 August 2008 (UTC) PS I forgot to mention this, but thanks for undeleting the image! It's not perfect (probably should be vectorized) but it's a lot better than not having it there. —David Eppstein (talk) 03:28, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Image:Black-headed gull winter head.jpg

I'm not sure why images are deleted like this, but can you please restore this image. It would have been one I moved from WP, perhaps forgetting to categorize it or something like that. In any case, if it was good enough not to be deleted at WP I can't imagine why it would be deleted here. Richard001 (talk) 09:03, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

  Done please provide in image mentioned source needs.Thanks for your attention --Mardetanha talk 11:57, 26 August 2008 (UTC)


You have deleted Image:Ruban.jpg, because it was 'not edited for 8 days'. I don't believe that's true. When Ahonc send me a message on missing permission information (Aug. 18th, see my userpage), I provided a link with this information. Will you please look at it again? Ronn (talk) 08:42, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi Ronn i have restored the image as you may see the tag is still on the page . --Mardetanha talk 09:45, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Geocoding overlay deletion

Hello, I see you deleted the source code for a map overlay I'd just created (Image:Clarks Hill, Indiana 1878.png/overlay.kml), just seconds after I'd saved it. Was there a reason for this? (So far as I can tell, it correctly followed the Geocoding overlay guidelines.) Huwmanbeing  22:48, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

i have restored it.seemed fishy for me .thanks for your attention --Mardetanha talk 22:53, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Huwmanbeing  22:54, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Also it seems my Google earth is really outdated --Mardetanha talk 22:55, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of Image:Seal of New York City.svg

Hi, can you please comment on the deletion of Image:Seal of New York City.svg? It is not clear to me from the logs why it was deleted. Thank you. --ChrisRuvolo (t) 12:33, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Restored. as you see it has tag for "Warning sign" asThis media file does not have sufficient information on its copyright please provide needed information --Mardetanha talk 13:30, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Need notice

Why you didn't give me a notice at my user talk page and delete this image I uploaded within only 8 days? By the way, what is "Unknown as of 20 August 2008"? --虞海 (talk) 09:24, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for restoring that image. Could you please check if it's fair use now? --虞海 (talk) 07:50, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of Image:Mads Mikkelsen, November 2006.jpg

Hello Mardetanha,

I'm a little bit commiserate about the deletion, because a new film of Mikkelsen started in Germany these days and so there are more page views for the article (in the most WPs the picture is still linked). Is it possible to get it back? It was a derivative work, created by the mentioned flickr-member, who put it under the creative commons license. I've only revised the pic. Unfortunateley it seems that the user has left the project and has also shut down his account at flickr but the images Mads Mikkelsen and fans 3.jpg and Mads Mikkelsen and fans 3 crop.jpg are from the same photo series and should give a hint, that the pictures were published under a free license. All items were uploaded by a different User on Commons. Best regards --César (talk) 13:40, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

hallo César . I have restored the image. ATM i don't have access to flicker (it is blocked in Iran).so i have to check it with proxies which is not available.but as i saw in the image history the image could not be found on flicker.anyway i think this image would deleted again if we couldn't find adequate license for this image.Thanks for your attention--Mardetanha talk 14:15, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
Oh, we're celebrating our birthdays in the same year? Nice ;) ... Well, in the meantime I've found [[:Image:Mads Mikkelsen (2008 revised).jpg another pic]} of Mikkelsen (he looks a little bit crabby there, what else?) and replaced the pics. If it's necessary to delete the three items of the former flickr member no implications for other Wikipedias are suspected. Greetings from Germany --César (talk) 14:58, 30 August 2008 (UTC)


Hi, i just saw that you deleted picture concerning south-west of France like Image:Église Saint-Jacques de Pau.jpg, Image:Église Saint-André de Sauveterre-de-Béarn.jpg, Image:Tour Monréal (Sauveterre-de-Béarn).jpg, Image:Pont-Vieux d'Orthez.jpg, etc. I just want to know the name of the uploader(s) of those pictures, maybe i can contact him on fr.wp. Best regards. Guérin Nicolas (messages) 00:16, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

sure it was user:Florent_Pécassou. and if you think you will need them i will restore them .--Mardetanha talk 00:24, 31 August 2008 (UTC)


I'm contacting you because you list ar-1. Slmcom (talk · contribs) seems to be having difficulty. S/he is a new contributor to arwiki but has been quite active.[1] I wonder if you'd be kind enough to see if an alternative to an indefinite block exists. Walter Siegmund (talk) 15:01, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Sure i will try to reach this user and tell him about the situation here in commons --Mardetanha talk 15:07, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
You are a kind soul. Thank you. May I complement you on your photographs, too? Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 21:12, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
Sure.Thanks --Mardetanha talk 21:17, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of "Image:Imperial coat of arms of Ethiopia.jpg" some explanations???

Hello, It appears you have deleted the following image without any explanations:

14:25, 29 August 2008 Mardetanha (Talk | contribs) deleted "Image:Imperial coat of arms of Ethiopia.jpg" ‎ (In category Unknown as of 21 August 2008; not edited for 8 days)

Is it possible ti justify your actions and give some reasons why this deletion occurs Can you please answer on my talk page here:, Regards, Zheim

I have restored the image to give another day to provide essential need of image. and about describing my action .it is very simple all images here must have all needed information then will keep them otherwise they will be deleted very soon.thanks for consideration --Mardetanha talk 15:58, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Category:Unknown - No timestamp given

Please be careful when cleaning up this category. Many files are not unknown at all, but are in the category only because a transwiki bot generates wrong tags. See this explanation. I have restored some of the files you deleted on August 24 from that category. Lupo 10:09, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks lupo after last deletion that i have made. i decide to give more attention on category no timestamps given. i will try to fix them all as soon as possible --Mardetanha talk 10:14, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of Image:Peugeot_406_(Taxi).jpg

Hello Mardetanha,

You have deleted my picture Image:Peugeot_406_(Taxi).jpg. Why is this?? could you please put it back as I was only trying to help the article "Peugeot 406" as it is a low quality page. Much Appreciated. Thanks.

hi there ! it seems that you are saying the images name wrong.could you please correct it --Mardetanha talk 04:48, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
oops i found and restored it . please fulfill the needed things--Mardetanha talk 04:50, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
And it seems that the image has watermark?did you take it personally ?--Mardetanha talk 04:51, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

To be honest... no. could you also please put the other picture on: Facelift_406. xD xD xD

So i can't restore them and they will be deleted .please try to upload your own images.btw never forget to sign your comments on talk pages--Mardetanha talk 05:02, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Deleted image

Why did you delete Monas440.jpg? It was used in the As far as I know all of the informaito on it was correct.

"20:59, 7 September 2008 Mardetanha (Talk | contribs) deleted "Image:Monas440.jpg" ‎ (In category Unknown as of 31 August 2008; not edited for 8 days) "

Thanks, Atomaton (talk) 22:01, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi atomaton i have restored the image as you may see it lacks source please provide.otherwise i will delete it again tomorrow thanks.--Mardetanha talk 22:08, 7 September 2008 (UTC)


Could you please fix that image. You seemed to have decided that the image should be deleted. Then you restored it. And now it still has the same problems (being in the Unknown-category). -- Cecil (talk) 15:36, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank Cecil . i have deleted it again --Mardetanha talk 19:50, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thank you very much for supporting me in my successful RfB. If you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. Cheers, Rocket000(talk) 21:55, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Sure ! Dear Rocket --Mardetanha talk 09:22, 10 September 2008 (UTC)


c'est quoi cette suppression. Il ne se passe pas un seul jour sans que nos articles sur Wikinews francophone ne soient saccagés par une suppression sauvage. Pourrais-tu éclairer notre lanterne ?--Bertrand GRONDIN (talk) 19:36, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Sorry i don't speak french . i have restored image please provide needed information otherwise it will be deleted again very soon.thanks for your consideration--Mardetanha talk 20:03, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
Thank's--Bertrand GRONDIN (talk) 20:30, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Deleted image - Paul_Scheffer

Sorry, my English is not so perfect... I dont know, why you deleted the image of the painter Paul Scheffer?


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Reffesch (talk • contribs)
Hallo Reffesch! (Zur einfacherer Verständigung und Bitte von Mardetanha auf Deutsch:) Das Bild musste leider nach achttägiger Besprechung gelöscht werden, da die Angabe der Quelle: „scan of an old photo“ leider nicht ausreichend ist. Du kannst das Bild noch einmal hochladen, die Angabe der Quelle, also woher das Bild stammt (Buch, Zeitschrift, Photoalbum etc.), und des Photographen sollten aber noch präziser und eindeutiger sein, sodass das Bild nicht noch einmal gelöscht werden kann. Vielen Dank und mit freundlichen Grüßen, DerHexer (talk) 09:38, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Danke, habe es erneut probiert, weiß aber mal wieder nicht, ob jetzt neue Fehler drin sind. Gruß Reffesch

Deleted image - Image:Ivo Opstelten.jpg

Dear Mardetanha, I don't understand why this picture is removed. After others stated that not enough information was given, I added the the translated text from the website, which is in Dutch, that all pictures of politicians are licence free. How much clearer can a picture be free to use than that, or wasn't it possible to ask a Dutch "copyright-expert" to look at the site? Kind regards, Dryke (talk) 11:11, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

hi Dear Dryke i have restored the image. i will request another admin who understand dutch make review on this image.thanks for your understanding --Mardetanha talk 12:05, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Cemetery of yazd

Hi Mardetanha! Commons:Deletion requests/Cemetery of yazd dates back to May and is one of the oldest deletion requests still open. Apparently, the images come from the Farsi Wikipedia, so I was wondering whether you might have time to take a look. You're probably one of the only admins here who's able to understand exactly what happened. Cheers, Pruneautalk 13:58, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Pruneau Sure. thanks for your attention --Mardetanha talk 14:49, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


Not sure what the problem was, the bot tagging it must have slipped past me; can you restore so I can fix the image's problems? Cheers. Sherurcij (talk) 01:36, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Seeing HEPI_with_United_Nations_-_1998.png deleted as well (also needs undeleting) made me curious, so I checked the category and saw Image:Nosaiba bint Kaab school for girls - Ahmed Khadr.png there (uploaded all three at the same time) -- and I see that the OTRS ticket didn't wipe away the "Unknown" tag. I've fixed it on the Nosaiba image, could you restore the other two and either remove the tag - since it has OTRS - or poke me and I'll do it. Cheers. Sherurcij (talk) 01:40, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
i found Image:HEPI with United Nations - 1998.png one and restored it also .i couldn't find another one .can you give me the exact name --Mardetanha talk 10:13, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Oops, my copy/paste repeated me :) I meant Image:WFP with Ahmed Khadr.jpg, much thanks! Sherurcij (talk) 16:25, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
  Done --Mardetanha talk 22:12, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Deleted Image - Image:Map of USA ND.svg

Hi, what was wrong with this image? Obviously I can't look at it now, so I have to assume it was equivalent to image:Map of USA with state names.svg. Is that correct? Then please explain why you deleted it and think if you could restore it (and add eventually missing information). TIA --h-stt !? 10:13, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Lupo slappingly is restoring the all deleted image --Mardetanha talk 10:30, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Same question on Image:Map of USA MN.svg

This map is also being deleted. It is licensed under GNU and there is no reason to delete. Thanks. Kablammo (talk) 10:47, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

it has been restored previously --Mardetanha talk 10:58, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Mess on Wikinews

A check of recent changes on Wikinews will reveal the unintended consequences of your trigger-happy deletions. CommonsDelinker has been blocked before for this sort of nonsense. You might take a hand in cleaning up after it when the images are restored. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:15, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Nevermind, I reverted and blocked CommonsDelinker for 12 hours to stop its stupidity. Please restore all deleted maps where the name format is Map_of_USA_<statecode>.svg where <statecode> is a 2-character code. These were generated using free software and from freely available data sources. They should never have been listed for deletion in the first place. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:29, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
all resorted --Mardetanha talk 12:46, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Missed maps

Map of USA MO.svg

Probably more, please check your own deletion log, these should be easy to find. I unblocked CommonsDelinker and the crap started again. Consider your knuckles wrapped for being thoughtless. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:35, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Hæ Mardetanha, Cometstyles drew my attention to vo:Special:Contributions/CommonsDelinker, it kept removing images, so I did block it for a short while ;( - You might want to test Your rollback button a bit there until it smokes ;) Thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:20, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi dear birdy ! last night i tried to take some other roll backers attention to my request about this subject.unfortunately vowiki is filtered in Iran for unknown reason.but i will try to use vpn to revert delinkers edit.sorry for inconvenience .--Mardetanha talk 09:06, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
Hello Mardetanha, .snoopy., Fabexplosive and Cometstyles did revert everything already I think, maybe drop them a thank message, there were thousands of edits to revert, they did work a lot :) best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:13, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
Sure i will do --Mardetanha talk 14:04, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
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