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Your bot found my uploaded file without a licence tag. The Upload was a mistake, could you please help me to delete the file. I already made a delete request to WikiCommons but I'm not sure if I did it correctly. Would be very nice, if you can help me delete the file [[1]].

Thanks in advance.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by CrusaderGandhy (talk • contribs) 12:01, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Hello and thank you for your message. It looks like the file has been deleted. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Mifter (talk) 17:13, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Ripped off your user pageEdit

I didn't think you would mind and I also wanted to thank you. I do a decent amount of PD reviews and the The Flickr review tags on your user page will save me so much time rather then going to notepad. And to make it better the date changes automatically. I love it. It's barnstar worthy. Thank you, -- Sixflashphoto (talk) 18:01, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

I'm glad you find it useful! I tweaked the version you copied to your userpage (you accidentally added a double || which would cause the template to fail upon use) but cannot take full credit as I was given the template by another reviewer many years ago. Cheers, Mifter (talk) 19:01, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Well the thanks is still earned. You just saved me a lot of trouble with that bit! Thanks again. -- Sixflashphoto (talk) 19:10, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

permisson includes license, bot not notices it?Edit

i am a little unsure, i used video2commons to upload File:180522-alpaca-spinnen-gotthard-passhöhe-silent.webm, and put a license into "permissions". the bot does not take it there, i misspelled it or i misunderstood the field? --ThurnerRupert (talk) 18:14, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Hello ThurnerRupert! The bot tagged your file because it did not have a file copyright tag on the image. In this case based on the permission information you have provided in text I have added the tag to the image. Thanks, Mifter (talk) 17:51, 31 July 2018 (UTC)


Hello. A new version of a file you were previously involved in deleting is in current deletion discussion. Here's the link if you wish to comment. Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Wanda_Janina_Pazio.jpg Cheers, -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 01:30, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

File:DC3-Air France F-BCYV - Collection Air France.jpgEdit Hello @MifterBot: How should I enter the right license corresponding to the stamp behind the picture allowing free use of the image under mentionning "Collection Air France"?. I wish to get better but reading all processes did not give me the answer. I loaded bottom side the picture to give sufficient information to guide me to enter the proper license to display( (it's a free use under mentionning "Collection Air France").


Kind regards

--Suzy1919 (talk) 15:19, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello Suzy1919, thank you for your note. From what you have said, it sounds like {{Attribution}} is the license for the work as it allows unrestricted use but requires you credit the author/copyright holder. Please free free to let me know if you have any other questions. Best, Mifter (talk) 19:09, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

The Institute of HeraldryEdit

(Crossposted on the bot's talk page)

You have tagged several images as "not having licensing inormation" including:

File:560 Flying Training Sq emblem.png
File:Vermont Air National Guard emblem.png
File:542 Logistic Support Sq emblem.png

Your notice states that the entry is "a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license." While technically true, it strikes me that this is a bit of Wikilawyering. The template:

This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia produced by the United States Army Institute of Heraldry. It is in the public domain but its use is restricted by Title 18, United States Code, Section 704 [2] and the Code of Federal Regulations (32 CFR, Part 507) [3], [4]. Permission to use these images in the USA for most commercial purposes must be obtained from The Institute of Heraldry prior to their use.

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Establishes that these images are in the public domain and is used for over 13,000 images. I believe you should, therefore, remove your notices. --Lineagegeek (talk) 16:56, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello and thank you for your message. As you may have gathered, I personally did not post the notices on your talk page, rather a robot script did. This script is designed to ensure that all uploads have a license template and to tag for further review those that do not (subject to various fail-safes, etc.) Looking at the examples you have provided, when you uploaded them (here and here) the template you listed was {{PD- -Military-Army-USAIOH}} which is not a valid license, rather an (understandable) typo. Therefore, the bot performed as designed by tagging the images as without a valid license and per the page histories you, minutes later, fixed the template with edit summaries that said as much. This appears to have occurred for two of the images over a month ago while you did not correct a third and it was later deleted. You are correct that {{PD-USGov-Military-Army-USAIOH}} is a valid license which is widely used, however your images did not originally contain that template and they were tagged with an invalid license. While I am sorry you did not correct one of the typos, the image was deleted, and you had to re-upload it, you should feel free to delete the now-resolved notices as their purpose was served and the bot performed as designed in catching the typo-template. Please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions. Best, Mifter (talk) 05:06, 29 October 2018 (UTC)


Today I've started getting 'invalid license' for uploads that I've been doing using


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Although it's a template, my understanding is that if it's from Gallica Scan, it is in the public domain so I don't understand what else is required. I've been uploading thousands of images using PD-GallicaScan since April of this year and this is the first time this has been an issue. Can you clarify please?

Here's one of the images that generated an alert:

File:Lockheed Vega 5 L'Air December 15,1928.jpg

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Stuffy Carrot (talk • contribs)
Some of your uploads had a typo (PD_GallicaScan). That's why the alerts were generated. Abzeronow (talk) 15:33, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Abzeronow for replying and rectifying the typo. Best, Mifter (talk) 05:28, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Mifterbot …Edit

… is telling me that {{PD-shape}} is “not a valid license”. Useddenim (talk) 22:17, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Hello Useddenim. My bot tagged your file because when you uploaded the images, you forgot one "{" on the template. As "{PD-shape}}" is not a license template (though clearly a typo), they were tagged by my bot and you were notified. It looks like you corrected the mistake and that the bot functioned as designed. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Best, Mifter (talk) 01:54, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Eric Garcetti in Suit and Tie (cropped).jpgEdit

Okay this image was created by CropTool using a FLICKR APPROVED photo -> File:Eric Garcetti in Suit and Tie.jpg So if the cropped version is nominated for "speedy deletion" why isn't the original one that was flickr approved? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 02:16, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi and thanks for your note. After the speedy tag on the crop, I went over and was going to tag the main image for deletion until I saw that it was verified at the time of upload to be CC-BY. It appears the Flickr user changed to a more restrictive license (though I did not know that when I looked only at your upload) which is why I initially tagged your image for deletion. I reverted my tags after seeing the original image was verified as CC-BY because Creative Commons licenses are non-revocable and your crop is under the original license. I apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused. Best, Mifter (talk) 02:19, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Louis_Shotridge_in_Cape_Fox_Village,_1924.jpg license has been added but the lack of license warning is still there.Edit

Hi there, when I first uploaded the picture of Louis Shotridge, I got a warning saying that it didn't have a license on it. I have since fixed it by adding a proper license to it but the warning is still there. I'm pretty sure I've done it right so I'm wondering why the warning is still there? Thanks in advance for your time and understanding.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by TahamiTsunami (talk • contribs) 21:09, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Hi there TahamiTsunami, thank you for your note and adding a license. I have removed the tag from the image. Best, Mifter (talk) 02:23, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Seyi Shay 2.jpgEdit

Hi Mifter, I received a message from your bot regarding the image linked above. Can you please delete said image. I cropped it from another image that is licensed under the creative commons license. I no longer need the image. Versace1608 (talk) 14:47, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi Versace1608, thanks for the note. Per your request I have tagged the image for deletion. Best, Mifter (talk) 22:23, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Photos with permissions already requestedEdit

Hi Mifter, I'm writing about 5 photos (two with Vito Bongiorno: Vito Bongiorno 02.jpg, Vito Bongiorno 01.jpg (file)) which I took from Facebook with th authorization by him (AT and AT and sent the mail to Luca Grasso and later to Permissions Wikipedia but with no answer. The other three photos were shot by Vito Bongiorno himself and sent to me: I had his permission to load them on Wikimedia and sent his mail to your Permissions for getting the OTRS, but until now it is not written on them. These are the photos: Oltre, by Vito Bongiorno.jpg ------Linea d'ombra, by Vito Lombardo.jpg ------Handle with care, by Vito Bongiorno.jpg

Can you please do something in order to solve the problem? Thank you.--Pugliesig (talk) 15:29, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

File:Georgiana Goddard King - Bryn Mawr College Yearbook of 1934 dedication.pngEdit

Hi, there:

I've upload the picture with the advices and indicatios about the source. I don't understand well your message. My english is not good. But with the legal language is worst. Learn by example help me so much and is faster (wikier) than read many help, manual and other text support.

Best regards Jialxv (talk) 13:53, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

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