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Translation helpEdit

Hello. I see you are a native speaker of Russian. Would you mind adding a Russian translation of the description of Image:Australian water dragon.jpg? --Boricuæddie 19:06, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Taken care of. Maxim(talk) 13:38, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. --Boricuæddie 16:02, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for welcoming :). Regards Manwë 17:14, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


...for taking the time to comment at my RfA! Videmus Omnia 16:15, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

My RfAEdit

Hi, Maximr. I deeply appreciate your support in my recent nomination. Finally, I've been appointed and I'm ready to go on working (this time with some extra buttons). If you need anything from me, don't hesitate to contact me. I'll be glad to help. Best regards and thank you again. --Ecemaml (talk to me/habla conmigo) 21:36, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Поздравляем, дорогой администратор!Edit

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Подарок нашему новому администратору от товарищей...

Поздравляем, дорогой Maxim! Теперь у Вас есть права администратора Викисклада. Перед тем, как приступить к работе со страницей удалений, страницей защиты, блокировке учётных записей или изменению защищенных страниц — найдите, пожалуйста, время, чтобы изучить страницу Commons:Administrators и страницы, за которыми нужно следить (в частности, Commons:Administrators' noticeboard и Commons:Deletion requests). Большинство действий администраторов могут быть отменены другими администраторами, за исключением объединения истории, к которому следует относиться с особым вниманием.

Пожалуйста, не стесняйтесь, присоединиться к нам на IRC: #wikimedia-commons @

Cary Bass demandez 22:44, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Congrats! Yes, I opposed you but I switched at the last minute on reflection: I don't think you'll do anything damaging. However, I hope you take my concerns on board, and be nice to all newcomers, especially if you disagree with them. Happy editingdeleting! Majorly (talk) 23:36, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Поздравления!!! I see you're doing some good work already ;-) --Boricuæddie 00:07, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to the club! A refresh of Commons:Licensing might be useful though, re Wikipedia only permissions [1]. Наслаждайтесь! --Para 14:59, 19 January 2008 (UTC)


Clearly the guy who tagged this was not all there at the time, yet you blindly go and delete the image anyway. If you'd actually read the description page, at all, you would have seen it tagged as user created public domain... what more do you want? If you're not prepared to check things before you delete them, don't delete them. – Gurch 06:38, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Honda VT 600 Shadow.jpgEdit

I'm really beginning to get pissed off here. Again some sysop (you in this case) deleted one of the pictures i've uploaded without even leaving me a message. What's up with the zombie like admins here?!!?? Multichill 21:46, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

You also deleted Image:Bambitreffenkassa02.jpg and Image:DragonTeeth.jpg. Please undelete the 3 pictures. Multichill 21:56, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Hello, Multichill. These images were not properly specifying a source; saying that it comes from nlwiki isn't enough, you should have the original source info there. I've restored the image, and hopefully you can fix them. User:Filbot tagged the images for deletion... you should have received a template, to your bot's talkpage. Maxim(talk) 13:39, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Belzec staff.jpgEdit

Hello! I noticed that you deleted the photograph showing members of Belzec staff, in spite of the valid license and given source. How come? Torvindus 21:50, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

That would be an error on my part, as I missed the permission. I'm sorry for this inconvenience; your image is now back. Maxim(talk) 13:41, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Robot-speed deletionsEdit

It is apparent from your log that you are indiscriminately deleting images previously in Category:Unknown using TW. I want to let you know that there is a huge impact if images are used on lots of Wikimedia projects. Please be careful next time, and to ensure that already-fixed files do not get deleted, please access the category manually and take it slow, or use Magnus's tool. Thanks, 哦,是吗?(O-person) 22:31, 23 January 2008 (GMT)

Has he actually deleted any wrongly? Take a look at my delete log - I clear out that category at robot speed but every image is manually checked before. I expect Maxim does the same. Majorly (talk) 00:04, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
I've deleted less than five images out of 1500 deletions wrongly. My talkpage above is the record of all the incorrect deletions. What I do when I'm clearing out a category is first inspect it throughly with Magnus's tool; I saw myself all the extra clicks by using Twinkle. If you're interested in this tool, it's located in my simple.js, as it doesn't seem to work in monobook for some reason... Maxim(talk) 13:46, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi Maxim, it would be helpful to check which pages used the files you delete, and remove the links ;-) I don't know if I only encountered and accidental example [3], or if there are more... Which doesn't mean I'm not thankful for the work you (and others) do: Thanks :) --Jonas kork 15:28, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

3gpacBbime MakcuM,Edit

Je vois que tu as supprimé mon image de la terre à la fin du Permien dans "Equilibre ponctué".

Je suppose que c'est parce que j'ai mal rempli le formulaire d'enregistrement, car c'est bien moi qui l'ai créée, cette image...

Je recommence; si tu as quelque conseil à me donner, il est le bienvenu !

Cordialement, --Spiridon MANOLIU 14:25, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Je peux t'aider si je sais le nom de l'image. Peux-tu me le donner comme ça: [[:Image:Foo.jpg]] ?

CnacuBa, DA : Image:08-Permian245.2.jpg</nowiki> et il y en a d'autres dans ce cas, par exemple Image:JarawaOnge.jpg</nowiki> ou Image:JeanHuniade.jpg</nowiki>

Pour toutes, j'avais pourtant mis: Source: own work Author: Spiridon Manoliu ou Spi.Ma. Permission (Reusing this image): PD-self Other versions: no one


Please stop deleting for a short time and come to IRC. Thanks, __ ABF __ ϑ 15:03, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I'm in #wikimedia-commons now. Maxim(talk) 15:08, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your supportEdit

Thank you for your kind expression of confidence and support in my recent – and successful – request for administrator access. I'll endeavour to live up to the community's expectations in me and would appreciate feedback on any mistakes that I may make when using my administrative tools. Best, Sandstein 06:49, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


Hello! You deleted the above-mentioned image, and the OTRS team is acquiring permission and license information. May we assume you have no issues with it being restored once proper sourcing and license information have been obtained? :) ~Kylu (u|t) 01:09, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Not at all. I deleted some OTRS-pending images when they just stick around on forever... I don't have OTRS access so I'm not too sure of how the system works, but I'm completely fine with it being restored. :-) Maxim(talk) 12:45, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


You said Image description is satisfactory now... why? "You are most welcome to use this photo in Wikipedia (all languages)" is not the same as PD, nor is it an accetable license on Commons or on any Wikipedia (as per WMF policy). All images must be free to use by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose, modifications must be allowed, commercialuse must be allowed, etc. Please clarify -- Duesentrieb 00:53, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

It was a simple oversight on my part. I've deleted the image. Maxim(talk) 02:46, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:DRAGON BALL Z.jpgEdit

Why did was this image satisfactory according to you? It looks like a screenshot to me. -- Bryan (talk to me) 21:08, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

It was an oversight by me. In Bad Old Ones, it didn't look like a screenshot to me, so I "passed" it. On much closer inspection, it's definitely a copyvio. Thanks for spotting that. :-) Maxim(talk) 21:17, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Ok that's ok. I am looking through your contributions now and found some other problems:
That's what I spotted on the first look. There are more of such judgement errors in your contributions, and therefore I don't really feel quite comfortable giving you a bot flag yet. I think you need some more experience before performing mass deletions. Feel free to ask help :) -- Bryan (talk to me) 21:34, 16 February 2008 (UTC)


Well, thank you, Mr admin, for deleting this picture. I took it from the japanese WP and am quite sure that I added all neccessary information. Of course, I cannot verify that now, since you deleted it. --328cia 23:12, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - The Birth of Venus (1879).jpgEdit

Please take look. Regards, Code·is·poetry 19:20, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:Canons Park memorial garden.JPGEdit

Can you re-add this image so I can see what the problem was, thanks. Chesdovi 23:14, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

You didn't add a license. I've restored it for you to fix it. Maxim(talk) 23:46, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
Much obliged! Chesdovi 00:38, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:Stamp album page.jpgEdit

Just noticed that you had deleted Image:Stamp album page.jpg according to this log because the image was being used on en:Stamp album that is on my watchlist, and I believe the licence can be made quite proper, so if you restore it I can easily do that though I may not be able to source it. Cheers Ww2censor 04:13, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

OK, I've restored it for a few days. Maxim(talk) 21:07, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I will see what I can do. Cheers Ww2censor 05:55, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Gyeongjudivs rus.pngEdit

Hi! This image was deleted by you using Twinkle. After uploading it was marked as unsourced, but right after that I added all required information on the description page. Could you restore this image? Dstary 02:27, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

My bad, sorry about the inconvenience. Maxim(talk) 20:29, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Twinkle ?Edit

Hi, is this working on Wikimedia Commons, and if so, how do I use it, which subpage off of my userpage should I put it in? Thanks for your time, Cirt 08:29, 8 March 2008 (UTC) (Cirt on English Wikipedia)

I use a few adminscripts here. I was originally planning to bring more scripts and modify them for use at Commons, but that kinda broke off. What Twinkle script(s) do you want to use here? Maxim(talk) 11:46, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Stuff that would make it easier to nom things for deletion, warn vandals, I guess that's pretty much it for now. Is that possible? Cirt 18:41, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, there isn't much of a vandal probem at Commons, for deletion I might be able to make a hack, although I'll need to figure out the templates. Also, TW doesn't seem to work in monobook for some reason, so that might prove a minor obstacle. Maxim(talk) 20:33, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Well, if you could figure it out for the deletion process, I'd really appreciate that. Cirt 03:59, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

So until you can get the deletion process thing figured out, what non-admin stuff is Commons:Twinkle good for on Commons? Cirt 06:56, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Cirt, I've looked around and I'm really not the best person to do this kind of stuff. I suggest you ask the creator, User:AzaToth; he told me over IRC yesterday that this might involve quite a bit of modifying and I kinda suck at programming js. Maxim(talk) 16:33, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, no prob, will do, thanks for your help. Cirt 10:42, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Deletion Log?Edit

I'm very very angry because you an deleted the image:Loader3.gif, you can a change the category and the licence!!! ELQ

I upload de image, now with de correct permission. Sorry Analiza 14:49, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Image:MMSchultzWind.jpgEdit

Dear Maxim,

could you please see whether this deletion request (Commons:Deletion requests/Image:MMSchultzWind.jpg) can be closed now? Thank you!

And BTW please put the {{User admin}} tag on your user page. --ALE! ¿…? 10:36, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Er Why does he need to put that on his page?? -- 11:15, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

done and done. Thanks, Maxim(talk) 16:38, 13 March 2008 (UTC)


dear Maxim.
Sorry for anything I have said about your deletion-script. I tryed it out two days ago and it really works fine :) Regards, abf /talk to me/ 06:07, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm glad you like it. :D Maxim(talk) 11:45, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Deletion Image:Quaker peace.JPGEdit

Source and license were indicated. one more times. open your eyes! "Copyright © 2006 Faslane 365. This text is licensed under a Creative Commons License unless otherwise stated." Mr.bloom 00:34, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

You licensed it as cc-by-na-sa license which is not allowed at Commons as it doesn't allow for free modification and commercial use. --Maxim(talk) 11:52, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


Sent you one. giggy (:O) 08:51, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


Hey. Can you please look at deleted revisions and confirm that your deletion of Image:World-cannabis-laws.png was appropriate? The image was widely used and has a lengthy talk page at en:Image talk:World-cannabis-laws.png. I have to ask because I have seen too many good images deleted for lacking a license/source, when in fact the image page had been vandalized. Thanks, Prolog 20:46, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Sadly yes it was appropriate, there was absolutely no license info. Maxim(talk) 21:54, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Just after leaving you a message, I thought of checking the Wayback Machine. This showed that the image seemed to be appropriately under GFDL-self in February 2007, similarly as the same uploader's Image:European-cannabis-laws.png. What happened to the license information after that? There seems to be a French translation of the image here, by the way. Thanks again, Prolog 22:31, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


Stop deleting my userpage template, there is nothing wrong with it. That is called vandalizing a page.--Blackwatch21 22:50, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Template-space is not the place for such templates. Do something like User:Blackwatch21/foo and put it there. Maxim(talk) 23:25, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
There's no difference.--Blackwatch21 00:07, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
No, the template-space isn't used for things like that. Trust me. Raise the issue at Commons:Village pump if you don't believe me. Maxim(talk) 00:51, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Well, no one has wanted to use that template so far so you send me a message if someone does. BW21.--Blackwatch21 01:22, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Regioni del GibutiEdit

Excuse me, but can you explain me why the file Regioni del Gibuti was deleted? It was a copy and translation to italian of a commons file. Thanks, --mac 11:46, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Can I please have the exact image name? I can't help you as I can't remember every image I delete. Maxim(talk) 20:02, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Here it is -> Image:Regioni del Gibuti.png . --mac 09:24, 21 March 2008 (UTC) p.s have nice estern hollydays
You didn't have a templated license tag. I don't know what motopark was doing in reverting you, but a revert by an experienced image tagger of the creator seems to not mark a file as disputed. I've done the simple fix for you, and I apologize for this erroneous deletion. Maxim(talk) 11:07, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Thaks a lot and good time to you. --mac 14:15, 21 March 2008 (UTC)


Hey Maxim! Modern.js does not work anymore. :( Could you please have a loock? Regards, abf /talk to me/ 12:03, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

There was an update made by AzaToth to reflect on some mediawiki changes so I've recopied the stuff from his updates and it looks fine now. I hope you don't mind, but I added a new tool, it's the traverse button. What it does is it almost duplicates the function of Bad Old Ones except it can't unlink and it has the option to skip or delete and you don't have to open any new windows. :-) Maxim(talk) 13:13, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Thank you verrrrry much :)))) :)))) abf /talk to me/ 15:08, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

File deleted but image page remainsEdit

Well the title is pretty self-explanatory the file got nuked but the page Image:Italy.Province.Bologna.COA.png remains. /Lokal_Profil 02:40, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done--Maxim(talk) 11:35, 29 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks /Lokal_Profil 11:08, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

deleted PD-Coa-GermanyEdit

could you please restore the PD-Coa-Germany-Images you deleted? There's no need to delete. Пожалуйста --ST 07:00, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

I haven't been able to find the file you're trying to mention. Can you give me a link to it, preferably in the format [[:Image:Foo.jpg]]? Maxim(talk) 11:34, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, here we are: Image:Wappen_Freistaat_Lippe.png and Image:Wappen_Freistaat_Anhalt.png. Gruß --ST 19:30, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

As I see now, ChristianBier restored the images allready. --ST 19:32, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: OklahomaSooners 2007Captains back.jpgEdit

Maxim, you deleted the above image recently. I have been out of town for the past week. Is there any way I can ask that you temporarily restore the image that page/image so I can view it. Hopefully, seeing it will jog my memory on the picture and then I can investigate whether I do have permission info or can get it. If you can, please reply on my enwiki talk page. Thank you.Nmajdan 19:41, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

I would like to see the image, if at all possible. Are you saying that the image has/had the OTRS pending tag but never was approved?Nmajdan 01:19, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Philippe Auguste et Richard Acre.jpgEdit

Pauv'tache, ça t'amuse de supprimer des images libres ? Du XIVe siècle... Ignare, procédurier à vingt centimes, c'est quoi ton but ? Gonfler tes stats ? Pourrir les AdQ de WP ?

Ou peut-être car j'ai simplement fait une faute. Cela c'est possible aussi. Maxim(talk) 21:11, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Please review File:MaxvonBaden.jpg deletionEdit

You deleted this image with the log 14:56, 6 April 2008 Maxim (Talk | contribs) deleted "Image:MaxvonBaden.jpeg" ‎ (Deleted because "In category Unknown as of 27 March 2008; no license/permission/source". using TW). Can you double-check the text surrounding the picture to determine if the photo is pre-1923? If there is no text, can you say for certain that the subject is no older than 55 years old? If so, then it predates 1923, as the subject was born on 10 July 1867. If it does pre-date 1923, can you restore it and put the appropriate (c) tag? If it does not or you are not sure, can you upload it to the English Wikipedia as a fair-use image for en:Prince Maximilian of Baden? Thanks. By the way, I asked] Dmcdevit to undelete the English version, but it's been deleted so long I'm not sure if he can. Obviously, if the image is in the public domain it should be here not there. Davidwr2 01:40, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

It can't be licensed PD-US, it's not made in the US. Maxim(talk) 21:14, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Ingres coronation charles vii.jpgEdit

Hi Maxim, can you pleas undelete this picture... Ingres is XIX century painter. Regards Kelson 11:28, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

done. Maxim(talk) 14:45, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Dawson Yukon June 07.jpgEdit

Why you have deleted this picture (Image:Dawson Yukon June 07.jpg)? It was from en wikipedia and i need this for polish wiki. Can you undelete it?

Czapel 10:19, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

You had no info on it, the image description page was empty. --Maxim(talk) 14:46, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of John Leavitt gravestone photo from Suffield, Connecticut wikipedia entryEdit

I cannot understand why this photo was deleted. After I uploaded it, I attempted to explain repeatedly (left repeated messages) that the photo was taken by a cousin who emailed it to me and release all rights to the photo, explicitly telling me that I could use it for whatever purpose I saw fit. As a former journalist, I cannot imagine how anyone could construe using a photo under those conditions as a copyright violation. I attempted to explain this repeatedly on the Commons, but never received a response. In any case, what do I need to do to attempt to reinstate the photo? Thank you.MarmadukePercy 06:30, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Can I please have the link to the image name, like this: [[:Image:Foo.jpg]] Thanks, Maxim(talk) 20:39, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry not to get back to you earlier. I'm fairly new to wikipedia and still learning my way around.

The image name for this is: File:Johnleavittsm.jpg Thank you for whatever help you can give me! Regards,MarmadukePercy 20:03, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Incidentally, a second image uploaded to Commons at the same time as the earlier one was deleted today. I would like to restore that one also, if I can. I would be happy to provide a more detailed explanation for the source of these images if you can tell me where I should do that. The other image just deleted is File:ThaddeusLeavitthouse.jpg . Thanks much!MarmadukePercy 20:09, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

deleted PD-Coa-SwitzerlandEdit


could you undelete this image: Image:Wappen_Itingen.svg ? It is a Coa of Switzerland. I'll change the copyright status (I could before because I was away)!

Thanxs, Amada44

Done. Maxim(talk) 20:40, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

thanxs!! Amada44 09:35, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Baby Sofia SERRES.jpg (deleted)Edit

Unknown category can't be a valid reason to delete an used (Kindchenschema) and valuable image. Restore this image please. --Niabot 12:03, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Look at what kind of images are in category:Unknown. they lack essential license/permission/source information. Maxim(talk) 15:05, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Image Logo_UEG.gifEdit

Hi, apparently there was a licensing problem with the logo of Übersetzergemeinschaft in the German WP. I now see that there were some requests on the Commons board but I never checked in there before (didn't know one should). Now that you took the logo out, could you please restore it and I'll look into what exactly is required to make the licensing as it should be. In fact I was quite confident that I had done everything correctly: at least I got permission from the artist who created the logo and included it in the database---okay it was German only but hey...

spasibo ot novichoka --WernR 13:22, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Maxim, please reply to my comments above. I really would like to have that logo back on our WP entry (where it belongs), so please fill me in on what to do! Hey, I'm new here (though old everywhere else...) WernR 18:26, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I was away. I'm sorry for the late response, I looked only today at my mailbox and saw a notice that you've been asking for help. ;-) You need to add a license to any file you upload. I can only understand a few words of German and they're rather offensive. :O So when you upload file, go to the dropdown list of license and pick the correct one. Hope that helps, Maxim(talk) 01:28, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Not sure what you mean here, sorry: Since you already deleted the logo, I cannot find it. PLease tell me where to go from here :-) 21:32, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


Hello, I just received a message about an uploaded image, Check-reference.png, this image was self-made and is in public domain,I guess I wasn´t able to upload correctly the info on the image, can the deletion be reverted? I'm a new user, please send me info. thank you.

Hmm, it seems to be up. Are you sure it's the right fiel? Maxim(talk)


Hey Maxim, I was wondering if you mind if I use your signature. It's pretty nice, if you don't want me to use it then I will listen to you and remove it. Thank you for your time --Kanonkas(talk) 16:24, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Feel free, I don't mind. I agree it's a great signature! :D Maxim(talk) 18:38, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --Kanonkas(talk) 19:02, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
I thought that look familiar. lol :D Rocket000 16:03, 1 May 2008 (UTC)


Hello I noted that you've deleted Image:Seal of Jamtland.png, as stated in that image the seal comes from this flag, which I stated when I uploaded the seal. Could you please restore it? //Heimvennar 23:11, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

There was no license on it. If I restore the image, are you going license it? Maxim(talk) 23:30, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
Sure though I am unsure which license to use, should I insert the one from the flag (from which the seal is taken) or is there a better one? //Heimvennar 10:20, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
OK restore it now, I'll license it. //Heimvennar 17:17, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I missed your message... Restored. Maxim(talk) 21:03, 2 May 2008 (UTC)


Mate, could you take a look at Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#Sockpuppet_of_user:Edgar_Allan_Poe_.28been_blocked_before_for_copyvio.29 and use one of your scripts to help deletion, please! :) giggy (:O) 01:29, 28 April 2008 (UTC)


So what's the status on this tool? I've seen you using it (and making evil WP: shortcuts to it!! ;). Does it work ok on Commons now? If so, how can we make use of it? Hopefully, we're working towards a single MW page we can includePage to monobook.js. It seems kinda all spread out and confusing right now. Sorry if you're not the person to ask. Cheers, Rocket000 16:00, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I import the Scripts for personal use. If you need to use a script, you can just copy the source from the enwiki version, although if there's a need for a more-Commons specific script and even put in Gadgets, that's possible. Maxim(talk) 19:54, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. No, someone just asked me about it. I tried importing awhile ago and I couldn't get it to work even after Commonifing it. Personally, I don't think there's much of a need here, although once in awhile I wish I had it. Rocket000 17:16, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Image DeletionEdit

Hello, I am a newbie. Can you tell me why this was deleted as it is an image I created myself? Thanks Jmunroo 09:05, 2 May 2008 (UTC) (diff) (hist) . . mb Transurethral microwave thermotherapy‎; 21:06 . . (-61) . . CommonsDelinker (Talk | contribs) (Removing "ThermoCath.jpg", it has been deleted from Commons by Maxim because: Deleted because "In category Unknown as of 25 April 2008; no license/permission/source". using [[)

It was missing a license. You can choose a license in the licensing field right below the summary box in Special:Upload. If you have license in mind and wish that I restore the image, please tell me to do so and I will. Maxim(talk) 21:03, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Hello. Yes please. That would be great thanks. rights released. Jmunroo 22:23, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

You are releasing all rights to it (ie released into w:Public domain by creator) ? Maxim(talk) 22:51, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes please: - into public domain. I think at the time I selected "Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation license, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation license"." Did this not come across? Thanks for your help. Jmunroo 13:28, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

That's not the same as {{Pd-user}}. The other license you've told me is {{GFDL}}. I'm restoring the image, and you can add the license of choice. Maxim(talk) 14:17, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Great thanks - which license is the best one to avoid deletion then for the future? Jmunroo 19:33, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Your pick. PD gives you no right to it, GFDL and/or CC ones give you some. Maxim(talk) 20:04, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Hello, updated the license and given it {{GFDL}}. I hope this is ok? thanks. Jmunroo 09:28, 7 May 2008 (UTC)


I do not know because are deleting my pictures. I am author of them. I am a paleontologist and i collect my photographer and my material. The maps that I was did and is the result of studies that I have done in places. I excavation dinosaurs and the public material that is a result of my excavations. I am the source of my pictures and I show this clear. Please undo this.Sergio kaminski 03:02, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

It was missing a license. You can choose a license in the licensing field right below the summary box in Special:Upload. If you have license in mind and wish that I restore the image, please tell me to do so and I will. (sorry for copying the response above, but I think it was most appropriate in this case and quite well worded. ;-) ) Maxim(talk) 21:03, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Image DeletionEdit

Hello. I'm a newbie and I saw you deleted my own work picture F1A_launch.jpg with claim that "In category [[w:commons::Category:Unknown as of 5 April 2008|Unknown" I don't understand where I can fill up the Category. I uploaded it again. Please explain me what to do to prevent the image deletion again. Thanks, Liav.

It was missing a license. You can choose a license in the licensing field right below the summary box in Special:Upload. When you have a license, remove the template on the image and simply add the license, either below the Information template or in the permissions section. (sorry for partially copying the response above, but I think it was most appropriate in this case and quite well worded. ;-) ) Maxim(talk) 12:44, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


I was wondering if you could help me out on Wikispecies. Best regards --Kanonkas(talk) 17:08, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

You got E-mail. --Kanonkas(talk) 12:08, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:New Zealand in relation to the Indo-Australian and Pacific Plates.gifEdit

Hey Maxim, I noticed you deleted an image I posted up... my first one. But I am really not sure why you deleted it. There was a bot reference on my talk page saying it had some trouble with the license, but if an actual human looked I'd be amazed if they didn't see everything needed. A full citation to the license along with original sources was there, the only possibility is that the license the image was posted under (free for use from the New Zealand government) was somehow not acceptable to wiki media. Assuming that is not the case, could you help me recover the image please? Thank you, Robbie. Robbiemuffin 01:24, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Non-commerical use only isn't allowed on Commons. See Commons:Licensing. Maxim(talk) 20:35, 22 May 2008 (UTC)


You deleted Image:World-cannabis-laws.png saying that it was in the category unknown February 12. What was the reason? Can it be fixed? 02:00, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

The work needed to be licensed. See COM:L. Maxim(talk) 20:31, 22 May 2008 (UTC)


Is there any particular reason that you deleted Image:US-GSA-GobiernoUSAGov-Logo.svg? Even if the standalone article on en-wiki was deleted, that does not mean that any included images should be deleted from commons. It could still be used to illustrate the section on related to it, or potential future wikinews articles about it, or the same article on the Spanish wikipedia, which still exists (and would be of more interest there). Could you please undelete it? Thanks... ;-) Carl Lindberg 03:44, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Good point. I've restored it. Maxim(talk) 11:12, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks ;-) Carl Lindberg 15:35, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Giggy's RfBEdit


I just wanted to say a huge thanks for your support in my RfB. It just closed, and I'm now a bureaucrat. If you ever want to discuss any of my actions, as a 'crat, admin, or plain old user, please don't hesitate to leave a note on my talk page.

In response to your comment there...why not you? :P Cheers, giggy (:O) 10:51, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Coz I'm a rog adminzbot... :-p Maxim(talk) 14:24, 24 May 2008 (UTC)


Hello. I want to ask something. Can you delete Image:WombatMelbourneZoo.JPG. Because i am stupidly uploaded the duplicate. Thank you Mimihitam06:18, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. Maxim(talk) 01:21, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

My Request for AdminshipEdit

  Dear Maxim,

Thank you for voting in my request for adminship, which passed with 25 support, 4 oppose, and 3 neutral. I'm honoured that the community have granted me the administrative tools. If there is anything, then do not hesitate to ask me.

Thank you for the nomination Rocket, it wouldn't have been possible otherwise. Kanonkas(talk)

Thank you Maxim for voting in my RfA. Also for your great signature ;) If you need anything, or would leave me a note then be sure that my discussion page is always open! --Kanonkas(talk) 18:06, 31 May 2008 (UTC)


Hello Maxim, would you mind telling me how you are using twinkle, or how you even got it installed here? I've got it installed but the options are just wrong. --Kanonkas(talk) 18:46, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

I only use the mass-deleting scripts. For the other ones, the templates are all wrong... And they probably have no use here, either. Maxim(talk) 22:00, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
I thought so too, someone has to change this from the source code of Twinkle. I'm not so good with this so I can't. Where have you put the mass-deleting script? Thanks. --Kanonkas(talk) 06:00, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Lyavelino's picsEdit

Hi, I just noticed you deleted some of Lyavelino's images. I'd like to know why? She's my friend I taught her the procediments here, that she must ask permission, send it to OTRS and put the ticket on the image's description. So she did. So why did you deleted them?
Mizunoryu 大熊猫❤小熊猫 (talk) 23:50, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

It was tagged as pending OTRS permission, for a few months, judging by the upload log. I, or an OTRS agent, will restore it if the OTRS permission actually comes in. Maxim(talk) 01:28, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

I understand. But at leat someone looked for it at meta OTRS?Mizunoryu 大熊猫❤小熊猫 (talk) 15:47, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

I, sadly, have no clue, as I don't have OTRS access. Maxim(talk) 02:04, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

An image deletedEdit

Hello Maxim, you deleted the image SDP.npg I uploaded days ago. The image was about the main page of a newspaper who works with alternative information. I tought the published newspapers are of public domain... aren't they. Thanks for your answer. 15 June 2008 Atte. Azcatl

Can you give me a direct link to the image, like this:
I tried Image:SDP.png but it seems it has never existed. Maxim(talk) 02:06, 17 June 2008 (UTC)


You had delete the Coat of arms if Greenland.

The image was in use on many pages.

Coat of arms are of course PD

Yuo are not suited to for Adminship if you do this type of Vandalism. -haabet 18:28, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Please read up on what vandalism is. Vandalism would be if went and deleted your userpages because you called me a vandal. ;-) As for the image, there is no proof that it is in the public domain. How do I know someone else didn't create that image and didn't copyright it? Maxim(talk) 17:45, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Zolotonosha.jpg Zvenyhorodka.pngEdit

Мужик, от тебя помощи ноль - на что свою жизнь тратишь? Анука верни быстро --Ilyaroz (talk) 11:23, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Там не было указано откуда эти изображения взялись. Как можно знать что они не с другова вебсайта? И то, что их автор согласен чтобы изображение было на Викискладе? --Maxim(talk) 17:50, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
На гербы Украины не у кого нету права читай {{PD-UA}} --Ilyaroz (talk) 18:18, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

State symbols of Ukraine, government awards; symbols and signs of government authorities, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations; symbols of territorial communities; symbols and signs of enterprises, institutions and organizations;

Я эти гербы удалил потомы, что не было сказано от куда они взялись. Как мне знаь если оно не отличается от настоящего герба? --Maxim(talk) 20:08, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Понятно, пожалуйста в следующий раз посоветуйся со мною. BTW - Is it possible that English is easier for you then Russian? --Ilyaroz (talk) 02:22, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Зачем мне советоваться? Какой-то другой участник делает запрос на удаления, и остобляет сообщение на станице того участника, которой загрузил файл. После семи дней, если проблему не починили, администратор удаляет файл. --Maxim(talk) 15:30, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Ты удаляешь файлы которые там были 3-4 года. Участники которые загрузили ети файлы уже давно разочаровались в Коммонс или людях как ты и не проверяют сообщение на своей странице участника, если удаляешь гербы которые давно - ето просто не честная игра, так как правила с тех пор поменялись. Так что подумай о совести и русском спелчеке (spell check)--Ilyaroz (talk) 23:03, 20 June 2008 (UTC)


This is how you work people. First you replace good with the bad and then remove the bad.

(поточн.) (ост.)  22:32, 10 червня 2008 CommonsDelinker (обговорення | внесок) м (12 936 байтів) (Зі сторінки вилучений файл Shpola_s.gif, оскільки він був вилучений з Wikimedia Commons користувачем Maxim. Причина: Deleted because "In [[w:commons::Category:Un) (скасувати зміни)

(поточн.) (ост.) 00:01, 3 червня 2008 CommonsDelinker (обговорення | внесок) м (12 948 байтів) (Зображення:Shpola_COA.gif замінене на Зображення:Shpola_s.gif за вказівкою користувача Siebrand. Причина: Was in category "Duplicate", exact duplicate.) (скасувати зміни)

Что тебе надо от меня? Maxim(talk) 15:27, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
No, what do you want from us? Again, you are deleting files, that existed for 3-4 years. Users moved on and do not check on them. The rules of upload where match more relaxed back then. Mean time there are articles that count on these images to be there, so you are basically screwing people for nothing. Is this why you want to be an admin here? Does it make you feel better about yourself? I am offering you the opportunity to avoid these mistakes in the area of Ukrainian heraldry, by consulting me. Tell your admin friends --Ilyaroz (talk) 13:23, 21 June 2008 (UTC)


Could you please say me why I (the de.wikipedian who photographed it) wasn`t informed about the deletion or the reasons about it? The picture was made almost 3 years ago and was under free licence uploaded in the German wikipedia. Someone uploaded it several months ago into Wikicommons (you can see it in the logs). The picture was deleted here, that was the point where i was informed about it. Please send me news whether it could be restored, i am not member of commons. Thx.en:User:Alopex

Replied at your talkpage at Maxim(talk) 13:54, 23 June 2008 (UTC)


Hi! I'd like to know how to upload the so that it won't be deleted right away. I've already contacted the staff for a permission and forwarded it to the wikimedia permissions address. What "license" do I have to choose for the upload of such an image? Thx. Newbie1980 (talk) 08:27, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

You have to make a note of it in the permissions box, with a template like {{OTRS-pending}}. When the permission is verified, the image can be safely restored. Maxim(talk) 13:53, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Deleted because "universally replaced". using TWEdit

When you delete such files you need to give the real reason for deletion. That reason is usually the same as the reason for replacing the files. "Deleted because universally replaced" is almost like circular reasoning, since files are usually replaced because they are going to be deleted. /Ö 21:38, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Did I really only put that in? LOL. I usually put in the fact that they're usually dupes, this is, I hope, only one such mistake. :D Maxim(talk) 23:44, 26 June 2008 (UTC)


Hello, Maxim! You know, I have spent long time while tagging. Not sure why are you deleting my edits, and remove tags. I think this is a vary bad usage of admin tool (That doesn't mean you're so, for sure! ;)). "pd-art" isn't a reason for keeping images that lack source (If so, please give a link to a policy that says that!). Now, excuse me, restore my edits, and rev yours. Remember that you're an admin, losing people time will let them hate supporting us at Commons (They're many doing so!) Thank you for your understanding --OsamaK 20:31, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

No, I made some deletions that I decided were not correct. It's easier to keep an edit deleted than to revert a tagging. --Maxim(talk) 21:02, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Not really, You can remove the tag (And you have no reason to do!) using a bot. Removing edits from page history (Which are not vandals) is one reason to remove admin tools, In Arabic Wikipedia -at least!-. Please discus before doing such this actions, Should other admins fix your mistakes?--OsamaK 08:18, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Hello! you can visit this link, there is no personal reason for doing that :)--OsamaK 14:44, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
BTW, if you haven't noticed already, this isn't the arabic wikipedia. Maxim(talk) 15:54, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
Relax, and read this page and this one. Problem was bit, and it was solved quickly. Happy editing.--OsamaK 20:33, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

I am sorry for your attitude with Osamak. Osama has approched you with good faith, your replay reflected none. Your personal feelings about an image are not enough to tag it as PD, or remove a no source tag. As you already know, a source is needed for a PD tag. --Tarawneh (talk) 00:52, 10 July 2008 (UTC)


Could you explain why "Image:JGWhittier-loc.jpg" was deleted so quickly and without warning me first? I thought I had done pretty well explaining the image and, as far as I remember, it had a source and permission template. If not, I could more easily fix it if I was informed before it was deleted. The image is 120+ years old and easily falls under PD-Old; it's also a Library of Congress image in the PD. --Midnightdreary (talk) 12:28, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

You need a copyright tag; you had {{LOC-image}}, without the ID as well. Should I restore it so you can add the LOC ID and the copyright tag? As for the informing part, if you don't pick a license in Special:Upload, it automatically puts the {{Nld}} on the page, placing in the category for deletion. Maxim(talk) 16:05, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
If it's possible to restore it, I'll give it a go and see if I can complete the missing info. I assume, then, that the LOC template does not include license? I suppose a better one would just be the PD-old template. What do you think? --Midnightdreary (talk) 22:08, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
Done. Apologies for my slowness... Maxim(talk) 00:21, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
No apologies necessary; you've been very helpful. I've added all the info that I think it needed. --Midnightdreary (talk) 03:47, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
This the first time someone's called me helpful in a image restoration matter, after I've deleted it myself... :O Maxim(talk) 12:50, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
It was a rather pleasant exchange; no complaints here. Although, for some reason, the file still says it lacks licensing info, despite the PD-old template. Am I missing something? (Sorry to keep bothering you about this one) --Midnightdreary (talk) 00:30, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

User:El GrecoEdit

I was successful in getting my user name moved/renamed. But, when I go to complete the Unified Login option, I see that ru:User:El Greco, on the Russian Wikipedia is one of the user names under my control (an Attached Account). Did you by any chance create that account, because I can say without any doubt that I didn't create it (just for the simple reason that I don't speak or understand Russian). If you didn't create it then I ask the other admins who were involved in my renaming process. El Greco (talk) 21:48, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

I didn't create that; you'll have to ask for a rename, at w:ru:Википедия:Запросы на узурпацию. Maxim(talk) 00:20, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Are you in a position to delete that account or do I ask over at Russian Wiki? that account never existed up until the day I had my user name renamed. El Greco (talk) 23:30, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
You seem to have already SULed... as that account was created automatically, as you probably have visited that wiki at 14:09 June 30 2008. Maxim(talk) 00:29, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Image:2003-2008 Renaissance Paris Wagram Hotel, Paris.jpgEdit

Hello, Is it possible to undelete Image:2003-2008 Renaissance Paris Wagram Hotel, Paris.jpg, please. The uploader User:Alanya Knowles was apparently inexperienced and had omitted some of the required mentions. But this image has OTRS confirmation through ticket 2008031910023091, where the relevant mentions are indicated and they could be added to the description page. Thank you. -- Asclepias (talk) 03:47, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Done, but I'm not really willing to add the OTRS confirmation as I'm not an agent... Maxim(talk) 12:52, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I essentially transferred the information as it appears in the description page on the French-language Wikipédia, where this image was uploaded at 11:20, 21 January 2008 by User:Portzamparc Francais, and the OTRS ticket added by User:~Pyb, which I mentioned in the edit summary, so, with all those informations, interested people should be able to verify the validity. -- Asclepias (talk) 19:07, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Undete requestEdit

Hi Maxim,
would you object or consent to a tentative undelete of Image:Bettina von Arnim.jpg that you deleted this morning due to missing source? I do not criticize you for the deletion, as it was no-source-tagged since 7 days. Only, it seems the image was widely used (see [4]) and is surely PD as the depicted subject (de:Bettina von Arnim) died in 1859. Though I'm not in the edit history of that image, I would then try to get the missing data from other user on :de. --Túrelio (talk) 08:10, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Restored, fox the fix. I reset {{Nsd}} on the image to July 8, as well. Maxim(talk) 18:32, 8 July 2008 (UTC) Maxim(talk) 18:32, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 19:05, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Image:Arnold Böcklin (1827 - 1901), Selbstportrait (1873).jpgEdit

Hi Maxim, you recently deleted the image mentioned above because it was "In category Unknown as of 27 June 2008; no license/permission/source". However, if the filename describes the picture accurately, then it displays a self-portrait by the painter Böcklin who died in 1901, therefore it is clearly {{PD-old}} (or {{PD-Art}}) by now. Could you please check and possibly restore this image? Thanks! --UV (talk) 08:32, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Restored. Maxim(talk) 18:31, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! --UV (talk) 17:41, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Image:Bach Carl Philipp Emanuel 1.jpgEdit

Sorry to be a pest, but Image:Bach Carl Philipp Emanuel 1.jpg is probably PD-Art (PD-old) as well … Greetings, --UV (talk) 08:37, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Restored. Maxim(talk) 18:31, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! --UV (talk) 17:41, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Undelete requestEdit

Hi there, would you please be so kind and undelete the following pics:

All the Pics are well tagged with information of author, source and a valid license. Please take a look at the pics you delete. The Copyright tags that i used are maybe out of date, but there are valid. Thanks. diba (talk) 10:48, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

While I don't remember exactly what I was thinking when I deleted those images, I think it's more of me being tripped up by a very unfamiliar tag when looking at it in BadOldOnes. Maxim(talk) 18:26, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Image:Blank 50px.pngEdit


Do you really think that an empty (all-white) 50×50 image requires any “license/permission/source” (in addition to {{PD-ineligible}})? I don’t.

--Mormegil (talk) 14:56, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Argh. I thought my script had botched part of the deletion (it's a bug: the script deletes the image, and not the description page.) Of course, it's PD-inelegible. Maxim(talk) 18:23, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Well, the bigger problem is that CommonsDelinker has already removed the image from the pages using it, and it’s quite hard to fix that now… (somewhere around [5]). --Mormegil (talk) 08:57, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
It's bit hard if you flow this comment.--OsamaK 12:01, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Undeletion requests/Current requests#Image:Friedman dinner.jpgEdit

Greetings, Maxim. Long time no see! I have nominated an image that you deleted, Image:Friedman dinner.jpg, for undeletion, and I just wanted to let you know in case you want to comment. (I have no doubt that your deletion was in good faith, of course, and I applaud your work in tackling the Category:Unknown backlog.) All the best, Quadell (talk) 17:46, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

George Bellows paintingsEdit

Hello, I just noticed that you deleted a host of paintings by George Wesley Bellows (from the CommonsDelinker removing them from the Wikipedia article on Bellows). I'm not an admin on Commons so I can't view the deleted history of those images and how they were identified, but as Bellows died in 1925, they should have all been tagged with Template:PD-Art (expired after life of artist + 70); indeed, that's how the remaining members of Category:George Wesley Bellows are tagged. Unless there was some other issue with those images, please restore them. Thanks! Postdlf (talk) 00:56, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

They had inadequate sourcing; to fully justify public-domain, you need to specify from where the image came from. Maxim(talk) 01:15, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
You're doubting they were actually paintings by Bellows? Was that honestly in question? I'm sure these can be easily validated as authentically his, as Bellows is not exactly an obscure artist. Postdlf (talk) 19:38, 12 July 2008 (UTC)


Why did you delete files that had clear permission indicated in the description, while falsely claiming that it was missing permission information - did you even look at the page and read it. Please restore.


Trödel (talk) 13:27, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

The images didn't have permission which was sent through OTRS, I will restore them at your request when the permission have been given to our OTRS team. Best regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 14:11, 12 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi Maxim, perhaps you are interested to learn that there was quite some uproar on the German wikisource project and at the German language forum at Commons regarding the deletion of this image by you. (Your name, however, was not mentioned. The comments are somewhat heated against the "deletion mania" at Commons, they are not directed personally against any fellows here.) The problem is that images like this one were uploaded at a time when the new rules regarding templates etc. were not yet implemented and uploaders do sometimes miss any notices left to them as they are no longer active here. The main point is that it is not helpful to the project to impose new rules on old uploads as this could end in unnoticed permanent losses.

Another point is that this image was used by the German wikisource project. That was to be seen at the image page as it belonged to this category. The German Wikisource folks would be very happy to get noticed whenever there is an issue with one of the images they are using. You might want to contact the German Wikisource directly (they happily converse in English, if necessary) or Historiograf who is active here and also an admin at the German Wikisource project. Please note that I am not personally involved in this particular issue nor active at any Wikisource project. I just noticed the heated discussions and I think you should know this.

This image has been meanwhile restored by a German speaking admin who followed the talk at Commons:Forum. Regards, AFBorchert (talk) 19:07, 12 July 2008 (UTC)


You deleted this image and I didn't notice until I visited the Wikipedia article that used it.

The following is the e-mail chain which approved the picture:


Could you please put the picture back? ThanksLedRush (talk) 14:28, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

I have restored the picture temporarily, however the OTRS ticket was closed as incomplete, so the deletion was in order. An email was sent from OTRS, requesting a more clear statement. I'm re-sending that email, and ill keep an eye on this ticket. John Vandenberg (chat) 15:24, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Just to be clear, that e-mail was sent to Roger Fazzone?LedRush (talk) 15:35, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Also, I can't find the picture...can you tell me where it is?LedRush (talk) 15:50, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
[noticed this just now] could've been redeleted... Maxim(talk) 01:29, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

For undeleting --Euku: 18:51, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Derivative workEdit

you can also delete Image:PembrokeMural-Fiddle.JPG, another photo taken before I knew much about copyright law. --Padraic 16:14, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

  Done. Maxim(talk) 16:28, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Icons categoryEdit

Category:Icons is overpopulated. Can you move Image:Cmbox content.png and Image:Cmbox deletion.png to Category:Ambox? I cannot do it, as these images are edit protected. --Derbeth talk 22:28, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

And Image:Cmbox protection.png, Image:Cmbox notice.png, Image:Cmbox move.png. --Derbeth talk 22:29, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
All done. Maxim(talk) 22:53, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Please also Image:Cmbox style.png. --Derbeth talk 20:09, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
  Done as well. Maxim(talk) 01:29, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Deleted imageEdit

You deleted this image here: Image:Hayasaa.jpg because it was reportedly missing a license. Did anyone let its creator know it was in the uncategorized section or could someone have placed a license for it? Perhaps that image was uploaded a few years ago when Wikipedia's image laws were more liberal. What I'm driving at is that this image was important for this article as a point of reference: [6] Now there is nothing to show where this ancient kingdom was located. Can the image ever be restored again? Just curious. --Leoboudv (talk) 23:39, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Cirt (talk · contribs) fixed it up—it was an OTRS issue. Maxim(talk) 00:10, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia flagsEdit

The images Image:Flag of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.png and Image:Flag of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.png were deleted by you and I was wondering if you could undelete them. Both flags (from what I gather) were deleted because they had an obsolete tag, but both only needed to have an {{PD-US}} tag added to them (as both flags were adopted before 1923). I would've taken care of it but, alas, I had no warning until they disappeared from various articles. I put in an an undeletion request, but nothing seems be happening (I apologize if it seems like I'm not being patient). --Dtbohrer (talk) 02:14, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

  Done; just a tip for the next time this happens, bugging the deleting admin is faster than a formal undeletion request at commons:undeletion requests. ;-) Maxim(talk) 21:50, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
So noted. Tags have been fixed. Thanks. --Dtbohrer (talk) 22:41, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for restoring those two flags. But would you please check all the other flags of US cities you deleted on September 17. Most probably a lot of them should be treated like these two. --h-stt !? 15:42, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Template:Vexilla HispanicaEdit

Hi, I have restored all the images with {{Vexilla Hispanica}} you've deleted today, since they were OTRS pending. I've requested to Loco085, an spanish speaker OTRS volunteer to review my e-mails sent to OTRS, but no reply yet. Cheers! KveD (talk) 02:37, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Deleted image: Hans_Cloos.jpgEdit

Hello, you have made a big mistake, i have send a email to, with added a written permission from GEOLOGISCHE VEREINIGUNG e.V., Geschäftsstelle - Mrs. Rita Spitzlei - Vulkanstr. 23, D-56743 Mendig, to may use the image Hans_Cloos.jpg in to the article. Can you please cancel / restore the image ? Thank you. Best regards,--First-Neutron (talk) 07:34, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

You need an OTRS agent to verify that, and add a link to the OTRS ticket. Maxim(talk) 18:47, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
I need nothing and it is not my job. I have permission to show the photo to publicly. If it is not possible here on this place, the world must live without photo. I can live with it. Best regards--First-Neutron (talk) 18:34, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Image:World-cannabis-laws.png 2Edit

Please restore; it had a license; it must have been vandalized. 00:55, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

License was removed here, nobody reverted, and it was subsequently deleted. Giggy (talk) 01:52, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
I see this was brought up above. 03:52, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
Fixed Maxim(talk) 18:45, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Your mass deletion of flags on september 17Edit

Hi, may I point you to the #Pittsburgh, Philadelphia flags issue again. Have you checked all the other flags, you deleted on September 17, if those deletion were in error as the two you restored? We need them. And we need you to look into this. Otherwise I have to open a formal request. Please act now. --h-stt !? 12:53, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

All restored. I'm sorry for the month-log delay, I totally missed your follow-up before. Maxim(talk) 18:51, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. I appreciate your quick reaction now. How do we get them back into all the articles in all the projects? Does Commons Delinker have a crossproject-logfile? Who can I ask for this? --h-stt !? 20:56, 13 October 2008 (UTC) PS: I contacted Siebrand at meta and hope he can help me. Greetings

Mass Deletion of Mommsen-ImagesEdit

Could you tell me, what's getting in you? Is it so hard to use the brain for some deletionist admins? Mommsen is dead since 1903. The Images ARE Public Domain. As example: Image:Theodor Mommsen 10.jpg - made in 1891. Do you really think, this image isn't PD? I can't understand this policy and I will not accept it. I don't see, that this is in the interrest of the project and I don't belive the majority of the users see it in my way. But some seems to like to delete. Marcus Cyron (talk) 16:11, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello Marcus, I've restored the image. I'm really unsure now of the deletion; if ChrisIPK wants them deleted, he can go to COM:DR. In the future, can you please not barge onto my talk with such an aggressive tone; it's unnecessary to call me brainless, you gain nothing by doing so... Maxim(talk) 02:49, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Mass removal of images by Smith609Edit


I'm no copyright expert, but as I noted in my edits to these images, they appear to fall within the "fair use" criteria; I requested in my edits that they be moved to Wikipedia so they could continue to be used, and the templates appeared to give direction for how this could be achieved. Are you able to complete this move?


Smith609/Martin (talk) 16:29, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I messed up the deletion summary (ie forgot to put one :s). The problem is, Commons does not accept fair use; and on enwiki, I don't think those image pass en:WP:NFCC#1 (no free alternative), as I think one can be made in this case. So I'm afraid that I will have to decline to move them to WP. Maxim(talk) 02:51, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Request for Help in RenamingEdit

Is there any way to rename an image on WikiCommons?--Mr Fink (talk) 04:33, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, place {{rename|new name.ext|(optionally plus a reason)}} on the image page. For a further explication, see Template:Rename/doc. Maxim(talk) 20:07, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


Hi Maxim! It seems you have deleted some images of mine such as in here [7]. Could you kindly warn me on my userpage before making such deletions, so that I have time to respond and bring necessary information? Unfortunately, I do not "Watch" my uploads (it should be automatical for a creation, as on other Wikis, and I have always forgotten to click the "Watch" box, and now, with about 2000 images uploaded this is not really something I can correct), and if you don't warn me I just discover deletions after the fact. Cheers PHGCOM (talk) 04:23, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

It is the responsibility of the tagger to notify the uploader; I've restored the image so you could fix the sourcing issue. I've checked your last 500 uploads and haven't found anything that I've deleted, so if there's anything else I've missed, don't hesitate to ping me. Maxim(talk) 20:05, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

please undelete!!! by StaubnadelEdit

Hi Maxim!

on 10. Nov. 2008 you did delete...


ALL these pictures are familyproperty (for he is my great-grand-father) I ALLOWED them to be shown and mentioned also the source.

can you please tell me why you felt responsible to delete them and put them where they were? its here:

they are valuable for the public, because its the first release! can you please answer me on:

I hope this hole thing doesnt take to long, because I work with this page in university.

thanx matthias
Staubnadel 17:14, 21 November 2008 (CET)

Your permission is not OK--it's your grand-father's work, and not yours. If he released it, it's fine, if not, get his permission, or if he's not around anymore, it becomes in the public domain 70 years after his passing.--Maxim(talk) 14:54, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

can you please in general work more carefully. not grandfather but "great-grand-father" I wrote. means long dead. I mean I got even his courtfiles! why every newspaper would be allowed to print it? why every archive has open doors for me?

I am anyway ( I hate to say this) born in "one line". I got the permission from his son (my grandfather) from my father (his greatson) and I give your mine (as his grat-grand-son)

so everything "THE FAMILY" handed me.

I suggest we write "FAMILY PLANKENSTEINER" as a source. e? and now tell me there is a problem.

I thought the idea here is to spread new material. Or is it only bout repeating old knowledge?

maybe we work together the best if you tell me straight - before deleting - what you need (I am not the first one telling you that).

so what do you need maxim?

and please can you make sure that all the previously carefully put dates at the pictures are still there when you restored them?

if we dont come to an agreement... do you have a supervisor or does wiki have a system of a secound opinion?


restored--Maxim(talk) 21:09, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Please restore the pictureEdit

  • 00:52, 11 November 2008 Maxim (Talk | contribs) deleted "Image:Thomas Hoeren, 2008.png" ‎ (Missing essential information: license/permission/source)

Now the essential informations are there and I will send the email to the otrs-team. Can you restore the picture? --Michael Reschke (talk) 16:31, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Done.--Maxim(talk) 14:54, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

File:Henry Fielding.jpgEdit


Please do not delete PD-Art images which are used. Thanks, Yann (talk) 22:52, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Ce n'est pas un raison pour ne pas supprimer un image. Si l'image manque de l'information essentielle, je vais le supprimer. Dans ce cas ici, c'était évidenment un image PD-Art, et merci pour l'avoir vu. --Maxim(talk) 22:58, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
FYI: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Henry Fielding.jpg Lugusto 23:50, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

File:BNQ Espace Fractal.jpgEdit

Hello Maxim, to my surprise this image (I transferred from fr.wikipedia with CommonsHelper) representing the sculpture named : Espace Fractal was deleted. The sculpture is placed in the public space, outside the National Library in Québec in Canada, as I mentioned before. Freedom of panorama is applicable. Licence/permission/source? What do you mean. Other sculptures by the same maker, with the same info are still there. Why this file deleted??? Please enlighten me.--Gerardus (talk) 08:29, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

I deleted it by mistake, so I've restored it. --Maxim(talk) 14:08, 24 December 2008 (UTC)


  1. (Tobias_6.jpg entfernt, wurde auf Commons von Maxim gelöscht. Grund: Missing essential information: license/permission/source) (entfernen) [gesichtet von CommonsDelinker]
  2. (Aktuell) (Vorherige) 22:48, 23. Dez. 2008 CommonsDelinker (Diskussion | Beiträge) K (4.512 Bytes) (Toni_Plankenstiner_im_Arbeitslager.jpg entfernt, wurde auf Commons von Maxim gelöscht. Grund: Missing essential information: license/permission/source) (entfernen) [gesichtet von CommonsDelinker]
  3. (Aktuell) (Vorherige) 22:48, 23. Dez. 2008 CommonsDelinker (Diskussion | Beiträge) K (4.613 Bytes) (Toni_7.jpg entfernt, wurde auf Commons von Maxim gelöscht. Grund: Missing essential information: license/permission/source) (entfernen) [gesichtet von CommonsDelinker]
  4. (Aktuell) (Vorherige) 22:47, 23. Dez. 2008 CommonsDelinker (Diskussion | Beiträge) K (4.685 Bytes) (Toni_Plankensteiner_in_Neustadt_24_3_42_nsz_westmark.jpg entfernt, wurde auf Commons von Maxim gelöscht. Grund: Missing essential information: license) (entfernen) [gesichtet von CommonsDelinker]
  5. (Aktuell) (Vorherige) 22:43, 23. Dez. 2008 CommonsDelinker (Diskussion | Beiträge) K (4.831 Bytes) (Toni_12.jpg entfernt, wurde auf Commons von Maxim gelöscht. Grund: Missing essential information: license/permission/source) (entfernen) [gesichtet von CommonsDelinker]
  6. (Aktuell) (Vorherige) 22:43, 23. Dez. 2008 CommonsDelinker (Diskussion | Beiträge) K (4.927 Bytes) (Toni_plankensteiner_dornbirner_marktplatz_april_1938_anschluss.jpg entfernt, wurde auf Commons von Maxim gelöscht. Grund: Missing essential) (entfernen) [gesichtet von CommonsDelinker]
  7. (Aktuell) (Vorherige) 22:42, 23. Dez. 2008 CommonsDelinker (Diskussion | Beiträge) K (5.049 Bytes) (Toniinnsbruck.jpg entfernt, wurde auf Commons von Maxim gelöscht. Grund: Missing essential
My sincere apologies—I had forgot to remove the images from the category, and I must have forgot your clarification. I've restored the images. Maxim(talk) 13:50, 25 December 2008 (UTC)


WE AGREED ON THAT LAST MONTH. you restore in order to delete after again?!


greetings staubnadel

Third time this monthEdit

This is the third time this month I have had to draw your attention to a "falsely-reasoned deletion" which has to be overturned by other administrators. PLEASE stop using your "Delete" button so liberally, and seek input from more experienced administrators. Sherurcij (talk) 23:32, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Haha, I've been an admin for almost a year here, I'm hardly inexperienced. Secondly—what are the second and third deletions? Maxim(talk) 02:01, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
This one was actually my mistake, I didn't realise you'd deleted the self-tagged one and not the good one with near-identical name -- just other than a polite "please use deletion summaries", I suppose this time my case is invalid and I apologise for brusqueness. I do still think you need to seriously look at your history of deletions though, but will withdraw this one. Merry Christmas, btw. Sherurcij (talk) 02:26, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Basically, the image was in Category:Unknown for over seven days—do you suggest a better deletion summary? Considering I use a tool to help speed up button clicking, it's easy to use a long summary without being forced to copy/paste it all the time. Maxim(talk) 02:29, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
"Request for deletion by uploader" or something is usually used on such articles Sherurcij (talk) 02:35, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Was this a mistake?Edit

The village pump image was just deleted. Did you do that on purpose? It seems to me that it had the proper license info before it was deleted. Soap (talk) 02:13, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

It had slightly problematic source information that I would have fixed prior to deleting it had I actually realised that it could easily fixed. My apologies—I've restored and fixed the image. Maxim(talk) 02:16, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Too triggerhappy?Edit

You deleted File:File:Röntgenröhre.jpg (edit · last · history · watch · unwatch · global usage · logs · purge · w · search · links · DR · del · undel · Delinker log), which was uploaded as "eigenes Bild" (uploader's own photograph) with the motivation that it was missing source information. Please undelete. And after having looked at other comments on this page: please look at the files before you delete. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 08:03, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Restored. As for my trigger-happy, have you realised how many images I have looked through and deleted this week? I believe I've almost finished a three-week backlog, so a few mistakes in 1,500 deletions ain't too bad in my book, considering I'm a human. Maxim(talk) 13:44, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
Ok, the more deletions, the more criticism of course. Sorry. But there is also a backlog in requested deletions, images that other users already expressed opinions on. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 14:08, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
I see that you are working on it. Great! /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 16:15, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
  Maxim(talk) 16:16, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Swedish bussesEdit

Please undelete:

These files had had "OTRS pending", maybe for a long time, but they can be kept with {{PD-Sweden}} as photographic images made before 1969. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 09:47, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Both restored&fixed. I'll keep the PD-Sweden thing in mind as I'm patrolling CAT:U. Maxim(talk) 13:48, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Please undelete:Edit

File:Art Model 2.gif File:Art Model 3.gif They are over 100 years old!

Do you have any specific source for this claim? Did you scan this image? Is it from a website? Maxim(talk) 13:59, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

I have skan it from a old book, but forget which book, I have many old books. See the sleeves are from 1890s. You accept image 1 and 4, but delete 2 and 3! haabet 23:56, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

This file did have copyright and permission information, the website which we got it from, as well as specific permission from the website owner to use the picture how we like. I am wondering if this information was lost when it was deleted from Wikipedia and moved to Commons. Can we have an undelete on one of these two (I guess I wasn't informed prior to deletion because I uploaded it to Wikipedia not Commons), because one of them did have copyright information for quite sometime. --Enzuru (talk) 02:20, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

The website with the image can be found here, and I am e-mailing the owner, John Page, for the second time and I will paste the permission here. --Enzuru (talk) 02:34, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
It lacks a date or author. And it can't be doubly licensed under the GFDL and put in the public domain. Maxim(talk) 15:20, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
He actually didn't allow the pictures. I guess we'll move on! --Enzuru (talk) 00:17, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: Dupes by CaptmondoEdit

Hello there. I just ran across this with a comment from you saying "I'm unsure why the rest should be deleted, so I'm calling it kept." The relevant information appears in at least one of the files which states "Location tag in filename ("BeijingMuseumOfNaturalHistory") is incorrect; new image with the correct location ("PaleozoologicalMuseumOfChina") has been uploaded to WikiCommons to replace this one Captmondo". I methodically uploaded new images for all of those and simply changed the name (and the file type to "JPG") so all of these in the list are dupes.

Is it possible to remove those remaining in this list? Can I re-nominate?

As an aside, you could have asked me for further clarification instead of just leaping to "kept" status for the remaining images. Don't get me wrong, clearly the information wasn't readily available for every image, and I missed out on the original conversation somehow, but it wouldn't have hurt to ask first. Captmondo (talk) 04:06, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Ahh, ok. I understand what you wanted now. I've overturned my initial close and I've deleted the rest of the images. Maxim(talk) 14:54, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Appreciated. Captmondo (talk) 23:07, 31 December 2008 (UTC)


Hello, I wanted to know why did you deleted this picture when it's evident that its autor (L.ANGERER, 1827-1879) is dead from more than 70 years. This is a nineteenth-century old picture like all other Wagner's ones present on WikiCommons. If you have other reasons for why this picture must be deleted please i'm curious to know them. Thanks --Nicolago (talk) 18:00, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

I must have missed your justification that it's PD (it was in Italian, my understanding skills in Italian are not very sharp). I deleted the image since it was missing a copyright tag, which is needed to see how the image is licensed without knowing 200 languages. I've restored and fixed the file for you. Maxim(talk) 22:31, 29 December 2008 (UTC)


С Новым Годом!

Thank you for deleting File:RO-Navy-OF-4s.png ;) Please read this and solve the entire problem. What is the proper license? --Turbojet (talk) 14:02, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

I fixed it for you... --Maxim(talk) 14:43, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Please review deletion of State Department imageEdit

Please review this deletion:

File:Monuc peacekeepers.jpg ‎ (Missing essential information: license/permission/source)

My notes indicate that it was uploaded as a US State Department image. Perhaps you missed something on the image description page or history?

--InfantGorilla (talk) 22:30, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

The source was , but that page does not contain the above file. Maxim(talk) 15:52, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
I didn't think that a source removing an image was reason for a speedy deletion when the image is in use by Wikimedia projects (but I don't keep up to date with the speedy criteria.) As far as I recall, the original upload wasn't mine (I could be wrong.) Do you think the image was never available from the source that was claimed? --InfantGorilla (talk) 22:14, 4 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi. About a month ago you deleted the file Silviaregina bebeto dunga.jpg with the reason "Missing essential information: license/permission/source". This image was cropped from the original photo you deleted. Is it should be deleted too? Crazy Ivan (talk) 16:28, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

You are correct, so I deleted it. Giggy (talk) 16:31, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. Crazy Ivan (talk) 16:38, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Wayne Schoenfeld photoEdit

Hi Maxim,

I don't know if you remember this case but a few months ago you've deleted this photograph Wayne Schoenfeld.jpg because there was a missing permission. The thing was that the photographer who took the picture sold us the picture and the rights to use it. I've sent an email to permissions but some how this didn't work. I finally reached the photographer of the picture and told him to send an email to permission himself, what he did two days ago. Is it possible to restore the picture in commons or do we have to start from the beginning? Thank you. Regards, --Exeko (talk) 14:24, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Coats of several states of AfricaEdit

You deleted several coats, you affected several pages in spanish wikipedia, please before delete a very used images you should delinker this images with bot such commons delinker bot. You are consulted to community for the license of this coas with {{Delete}} for very used images?. Bad work, so a example this and many others Shooke    (Talk me in spanish, english or italian) 21:04, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

A bot is supposed to automatically to delink it... Maxim(talk) 21:36, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes, i know this, i believe that a one image is very used, should be retired before delete. For other hand, thos coats not was consulted for delete, you can restore it and place {{Delete}}, so betewen community searching the legal status of this coats, Wikipedia in spanish do not accept fair use, and is an important loss in articles. Shooke    (Talk me in spanish, english or italian) 21:41, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
I see now that bot begining delinker Shooke    (Talk me in spanish, english or italian) 21:43, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
There was absolutely no license information on the image. Maxim(talk) 21:44, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
But this is determined in consulting of delete, if you have info about is infringement of copyright good, is speedy delete, but if not, you should consulting to community about this thru {{Delete}} Shooke    (Talk me in spanish, english or italian) 21:50, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
See CAT:U. Maxim(talk) 21:53, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

I believe that is corresponding to {{PD-ineligible}}, for example Coat of en:Kenya, the coat part is part fo flag Shooke    (Talk me in spanish, english or italian) 22:04, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

File:London , Kodachrome by Chalmers Butterfield edit.jpgEdit

Hi, you deleted this as lacking information but I'm sure there must be some mistake. This is a featured picture on the English Wikipedia, and the information that was on its page there looks ok to me. Maybe it didn't get transferred over properly, or the page had been vandalised. the wub "?!" 22:10, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Crap. I must have had a brain cramp there. :/ Restored it . Maxim(talk) 23:25, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
No problem, thanks! the wub "?!" 23:38, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of Image:Ile-de-France_-_Tramway_-_T2_-_Citadis_(9).jpgEdit

Why have you delete Image:Ile-de-France_-_Tramway_-_T2_-_Citadis_(9).jpg ?? greenski (talk) 23:23, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

It had no source. Maxim(talk) 23:26, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
I could have add one, if you have just put a message on my discussion page. And it was part of a set, where source are correctly entered. A simple look at those images would have showed you that it was a simple mistake. Please do you admin work with more judgment or I will file a complaint !!!! greenski (talk) 00:03, 13 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi. I think that this high used image should be speedy undeleted per Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Mosmetro.svg. Copyright tags: {{PD-textlogo}} and {{Trademarked}}. Thank you--Trixt (talk) 23:53, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I forgot to take a bit of time to let you know that I undeleted the picture, I barely had the time to do it but you lost time because of my laziness and sleepiness. I'll remember about it, thanks for the message. :) Diti the penguin 01:02, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

File:Treurniet bredevoort.JPGEdit

Too bad that you delete files without warning on the discussion pages. Can you revert it? I'll make the requested sources on it. Arch (talk) 05:12, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

  Done Maxim(talk) 13:09, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Licence and category is added right now. Tnx Arch (talk) 16:05, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Государственные гербыEdit

Очень хотелось бы знать, чем Вам помешали государственные гербы ряда стран? Сдобников Андрей (talk) 05:31, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Не все гербы в общественном достояние. Я не знаю про какой файл Вы говорите, но если это -- из Африканской страны, тогда неизвестно если они в общественном достояние, а если они из России -- тогда дайте мне ссылку на эти файлы и постмотрю на них опять. Maxim(talk) 13:09, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Please undelete File:Jorge Gonzalez.jpgEdit

Can you please undelete File:Jorge Gonzalez.jpg? I have added the OTRS permission on the talk page.

Thanks in advance. --V.Riullop (talk) 08:18, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Deleting picturesEdit

Could you be more carefull deleting images? this picture had all information: permission, author (added by herself) so marking picture as missing permission was baseless so was deleting. Administrator's job it's not only deleting, also saving images, which have all necessary information and only small technical things should be done (information template for example). I restored already a few images deleted by you, but some of them were really incomplete but not this. For example you missed some mediawiki error here - no edit of uploader, but author and permmission were present in log visible on that page. I hope you will not delete so many good images any more. Instead of deleting right away try to look in history or read all text which is wriiten on the page which is marked by template. Ludmiła Pilecka (talk) 12:59, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing it for me. You must realise, however, that the sheer number of images that I go through means that some will slip though the cracks. Maxim(talk) 23:11, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Screenshots with non-free logosEdit

Эта страница полезна не столько для обсуждения, сколько для слежения за изображениями, а также чтобы ставить на их страницы заметные предупреждающие метки, не создавая при этом по обсуждению для каждого из десятков или сотен снимков экрана Ubuntu с логотипом Firefox. --AVRS (talk) 13:11, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Juan Antonio RíosEdit

Porque se han quitado fotos de Ríos?, un importante personaje político chileno, exijo una explicación, la página se ve horrible.

Can you give me the link to the image? The likely reason as to why I deleted it is licensing issues. (see COM:FS) PS: I understand Spanish through a good knowledge of French (maybe it should be more fr-3? :/) but I would prefer you write in english so there's less chance of misunderstanding. Maxim(talk) 23:11, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Old delete debate in need of closingEdit

Perhaps you could help: Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Nationalities in Second Polish Republic ca. 1931.png. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 20:33, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Undeletion of File:Boccascenabivona.jpgEdit

Please, may you undelete File:Boccascenabivona.jpg? We received a {{PD-self}} authorization with OTRS ticket #2009032310037664 from its uploader. Thanks. -- Sannita - not just another sysop 19:08, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Translation request of a templateEdit

Hello Maxim!

One question: If you have time, can you translate this template into the Russian language? Would be great. Thank you and greets, High Contrast (talk) 18:06, 8 July 2009 (UTC)


No worries. I uploaded those two images ages ago, some time before the discussions that lead to the LAC purge. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:18, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Help with old transfersEdit

Hello Maxim - I saw that you had spent some effort protecting a file which was transferred from wp in a somewhat haphazard fashion. I have problems with Kobac who is currently having countless such files deleted, without even trying a tiny bit to keep them. Since many of these files were transferred by now retired users, there is no one to look after them and all of a sudden articles across wikipedia are featuring redlinks. See for instance all of the deleted images listed here, and other threatened images such as this one, which is easily verified (see attached talkpage). In any case, I don't know how to access the histories of these deleted files so as to restore the ones that should be restored - some of them are indeed without copyright, but they all deserve a minute's effort to see if they are deserving. Anyhow, thankful for any help, Mr.choppers (talk) 05:53, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Прошу согласовать администрированиеEdit

Так как "User:PierreSelim" и "User:Jameslwoodward" (и им подобные) не знают историю и специфику жизни в СССР и стран СНГ. Много уходит времени и усилий на объяснение им элементарного (тривиального), что понятно русскоязычным пользователям из бывшего СССР и СНГ. Они мои цифровые файлы (с Кибер-Шот) фото с "Доски почёта" (Tafel der Besten) для статьи о провинциальном Аркадаке Саратовской обл. России трактуют как "Панорама", мои фотографии как "профессиональные" (якобы не моя собственность). А переданные мне лично чёрно-белые фотографии из семейного альбома однофамильцев (для оформления в Википедии биографии их родственника) - опять как профессиональные. Хотя я в юношестве (и многим другим известно) ч/б фото делали в квартире собственными руками (без лицензий): 36 мм плёнка с полифным покрытием, лампа с увеличительным стеклом, проявитель, фиксаж, сушка и т.д. из подробностей получения фотографий с фотоаппарата "Зенит". Они глупо трактуют правила Википедии, доводят до абсурда (не советуют какой шаблон лицензию применить в моей ситуации), а сразу с ригоризмом ставят шаблон "удалить" - они играют с правилами (Википедия:Не доводите до абсурда). В результате "User:Jameslwoodward" злоупотребляя своей виртуальной властью заблокировал мой ай-пи адрес (идентификатор блокировки — 99664). Самое интересное, что на многие мои файлы также ставили шаблон "удалить", хотя сделаны они мною с моего сканера, с ксерокопий старинных книг и карт изд. до 1917 г., которые я брал лично в библиотеках и архивах (о чём имею абонемент, квитанции оплаты и др. юр. свидетельства). Прошу мои файлы и переписку вести со мной тем, кто знает русский язык, имеет опыт жизни в СССР или СНГ. Они не понимают тривиального и элементарного - у нас фотографии делали дома, ретушировали, делали художественное нанесение изображений через трафареты или посредством частичного нанесения проявителя, делали художественную обрезку и т.п. (это и я делал). Это вовсе не означает, что фото из ателье профессиональные и другой автор, а не я. Они не знают элементарного по истории СССР, что воен.форма в СССР была ведена в 1943 г., и на моем фото этот период. Тот кто прислал мне это фото - это его правнук (он мне передал через электронную почту свою родословную подтверждающую его степень родства). У них в голове вообще нет мысли, что это такое. Я заметил - ОНИ НЕ ЗНАЮТ РУССКОГО ЯЗЫКА И НЕ СПОСОБНЫ АНАЛИЗИРОВАТЬ мои файлы с текстами и т.п.. Поэтому прошу, чтобы между собой решили кому и кого администрировать. С уважением --Krupski Oleg (talk) 16:23, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

File request deleteEdit

Can you please delete Jelawat 18ww Sep 27 2012.jpg ? It has a bad file name, and isn't needed.-- ✯Earth100✯ ☉‿☉TalkContribs 13:04, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Uh, excuse me?!Edit

Excuse me, why did you just delete my Kim Jong-un image from Flickr? The file description states that the image is licensed under Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic, meaning that it can be copied, distributed, transmitted, and used for commercials. The original source of the image says so in the licensing section:

Notification about possible deletionEdit

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If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with them, such as a copyright issue.

Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Удалений фотографийEdit

Здравствуйте, потому что часто нарушают авторские права моих фотографий я хочу удалить из Википедии или добавлять другие методы защиты фотографии. Как это возможно? Заранее спасибо! С уважением, Вадим Штербате


Здравствуйте. Хотел бы обратится по поводу неадекватного бана моего аккаунта , без предупреждения и без весомых оснований. -- 11:38, 23 May 2014 (UTC)


Здравствуйте! От участника Sealle я получил предупреждения о возможном удалении целого списка файлов, разммещенных мною в разное время: Не обладая большим опытом, я обратился к Sealle. В дискуссии он пояснил мне мои ошибки. В соответсвии с его пожеланиями я внес исправления в атрибутацию каждого файла. Обращаюсь к Вам как к Администратору проекта с просьбой снять предупреждения об удалении перечисленных в списке файлов. С уважением GtorgeK (talk) 16:17, 31 December 2014 (UTC)


Здравствуйте, у меня проблемы с Викискладом, не могли бы вы помочь, пожалуйста. По этой ссылке можно понять что и как это относится к 2 статьям,_%D0%90%D0%BD%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B9_%D0%AF%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87 и,_%D0%AF%D0%BD_%D0%A2%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%87. Про дядю Феликса Лаубе поэта-песенника...пока даже боюсь писать. С уважением, Лаубе Андрей Генрихович

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Очень прошу удалить мой аватарEdit

Глубокоуважаемый Максим!

Очень прошу вас, в качестве админа Викисклада, удалить совсем мой старый овальный аватар: . Сам я никогда не удалял со Склада графических файлов и не понимаю, как это сделать. Я покидаю проект очень на долго, если не на всегда. Английским же, необходимым для официального запроса, владею крайне плохо.

С уважением, ζοῦφ 19:48, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Форум#Ваши фотографии никому здесь не нужныEdit

Добрый день. Если у вас будет время, не могли бы вы высказаться об этой ситуации? Большое спасибо. --Shakko (talk) 18:58, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

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