Schwanengasse BrunnenEdit

Hello, in general, I would agree with you. Butː As it's a more or less "virgin" page and no other page links to this page. I asked for deletion in oder to keep the number of "low" and as with a redirect there is no benefit at all. Just my 2 cents.... best regards, AnBuKu (talk) 22:24, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Filing a DREdit

How do you file a DR?--TheTexasNationalist99 (talk) 22:29, 11 September 2018 (UTC)


Hi Nyttend! My sausage fingers don't agree with me editing using my cell. Sorry....   --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 06:16, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

Redirects should be deletedEdit

Hi Nyttend, sorry for the serial mistake in the filenames. But the old names are grammatically false and deceptive, the redirects should be deleted. Nobody needs such redirects. Thanks and Greetings from Germany --Wilhelm Zimmerling PAR (talk) 23:01, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

File renamingEdit

Hey. I can set redirects for deletion without the “Rename File” rights. Therefore, there is no reason to revoke rights. I will no longer insert delete redirects, please return the "Rename File" permissions. Thank. --Takhirgeran Umar (talk) 00:27, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

File:Troy archeological site KT.jpgEdit

Hi Nyttend! The drawing you can see on the right side is not own work. The uploader took a photo about an illustration in a museum somewhere. Perhaps outdoor, perhaps indoor we don't know (rather indoor). That's why I requested to delete after I had transferred it to Commons by FileImporter. --Regasterios (talk) 06:27, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Ok, thank you very much. --Regasterios (talk) 07:12, 4 April 2019 (UTC)


Hi. Can you handle the vandal activity at Commons:Help desk please? Tyvm. --E4024 (talk) 04:54, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

PD TagEdit

Hi there is a red message appearing on an image


I believe the tag required would be


The author died in 1884, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or fewer.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1925.

I cannot seem to add the tag and wondered if you could take a look,

--Pennine rambler (talk) 23:21, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Quality image nominationEdit

Hey!, just FYI, I've nominated File:St. Joseph's Old Cathedral from the Oklahoma City National Memorial.jpg for quality image status, and so far the image has received one support vote. I think you should consider nominating some of your other images for similar status, if you're interested. Super easy! -Another Believer (talk) 23:54, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Flannery IslandEdit

Hello. Have you fotos of full Flannery Island? Maybe you have a photo of parts of the island from which one can make a panoramic photo of it? Maybe you have a photo of the mouth of the Great Miami River? It would be good to upload them into Wikimedia Commons. Blast furnace chip worker (talk) 13:57, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Category:Portsmouth, Virginia Path of HistoryEdit

Where does it say you can't place a category in a parent and child category?, would that be The category structure is (ideally) a multi-hierarchy with a single root category? Where does it say you will be blocked if you do? As it happens the Portsmouth, Virginia Path of History is a pathway which is a present day thing and not a historical artefact. When it's permanently closed it will be history. Its a part of modern Portsmouth, a network of paths with some signboards for the history Portsmouth. The artefacts (statuary of a kind) on display are not documented or labeled and come off ships that merely visited the port. Last time I looked the Smithsonian is not filed under History of Washington D.C. Technically Portsmouth, Virginia Path of History should be in Portsmouth, Virginia and not History of Portsmouth, Virginia. I only left it in as a courtesy to whoever put it in, while disagreeing with it. Broichmore (talk) 11:08, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Important message for file moversEdit

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Please, delete file redirectEdit

Regarding: Special:Diff/392230426: Please, delete the redirect File:Lotus cornulatus on Corsica.jpg. I made a spelling mistake on renaming, so this is really very recent, other than the original file. The wrong wording “recently uploaded” comes from a script I am using, I just did forget to change the phrasing. If you insist on this, I could request deletion once again. — Speravir – 02:45, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for deleting. — Speravir – 03:13, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Category:Lion (A755) to Category:A755 Lion (ship, 1983)Edit

Reverting my action You stated "(That's not a bad name: it's the name it's had for nine years)". When you had a look at Category:Naval ships of France by name first, you had found out that it is not a bad name indeed, but a lot of other ship categories are named the way I did for the new category. I categorised as autopatrolled filemover thousands of ships, many of the naval ships that way already. Unfortunately categorisation of naval ships is not standardised, as it is in the Dutch Wikipedia. Common practice is however, that contrary to the English wikipedia, ships in Commons are categorised by year of completion, not by year of launching, as in the Dutch, French, German and so on Wikipedias. And naval ships are categorised there and in Commons by year of first commissioning. This ship was launched in 1982, but commissioned in 1983, as you can find in the French Wikipedia. My suggestion is to revert the move. --Stunteltje (talk) 07:41, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

  • I agree with User:Stunteltje here: Commons' pattern of category names for ships with known launch years is pretty consistent. Nothing wrong with a soft redirect from a longstanding name, but we should change the actual category name to fit the pattern. - Jmabel ! talk 16:15, 14 April 2020 (UTC)
    • The situation was a copy/paste move followed by tagging the established name with {{Bad name}}. I don't care one bit where the category is located, but that tag is never appropriate when a category's been at a certain location for nine years, and I'm not going to spend time moving a category for someone who doesn't want to follow process. Nyttend (talk) 02:12, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

I imagine you won't be surprised...Edit Jmabel ! talk 16:12, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

File:Liberation of Belgrade by Katarina Ivanović.jpgEdit

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CfD: College athletics programsEdit

Hi, I have started a discussion to rename a large collection of categories, one or more of which you may have created or edited. Please see the discussion thread at Commons:Categories for discussion/2020/04/College athletics programs for details. Thanks, IagoQnsi (talk) 04:21, 24 April 2020 (UTC)


This approach should work. - Jmabel ! talk 16:13, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Image without licenseEdit

File:Harts Baptist Church.jpgEdit

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Better leave it in an unspecific category, than to move it to a wrong subcat. -- Tuválkin 22:44, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

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