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Hej. Na Wikisłowniku dostaliśmy zgłoszenie, że jest źle wymówione to słowo. Chyba do kasacji:) Dzięki:) // Bubel (dyskusja) 15:11, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Nie wiem czy to kwestia akcentu, ale ja (podobnie jak osoba, która to zgłosiła) słyszę w tym nagraniu "wilidżens", nie "widżilens". W porządku, jeśli uważasz, że jest ok, to niech zostanie. // Bubel (dyskusja) 16:01, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Boty dodające wymowę są dość czujne, więc ja bym się nie szczypał i od razu to usunął, wtedy boty usuną linki z projektów. Info do autorki to dla mnie drugorzędna sprawa. Będzie w stanie, to wgra nowy plik. // Bubel (dyskusja) 16:08, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Oczywiście, że Wikisłowniki mają boty od wymowy (nie wszystkie), a myślisz, że skąd jest tyle błędnie dodanych nagrań?:) Linki usunięte. // Bubel (dyskusja) 16:17, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
O proszę - jednak nie jesteśmy pierwsi:) // Bubel (dyskusja) 16:19, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

ThekohserEdit – thekohser's account isn't globally locked anymore. Perhaps you should undo your block. The basis for the block ("This user is banned globally") doesn't apply any longer. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 13:47, 15 June 2013 (UTC)


[1] Your long running involving with Jimbo Wales would mean that you are involved with discussions regarding him, including deletion discussions of pictures of him. That would mean that you have no right to act as an admin in any capacity regarding those matters. Please stop. Ottava Rima (talk) 19:00, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Please point me to where I have taken any action as an admin with regards to those matters. odder (talk) 19:02, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
Warning people is taking an admin action. Interpreting votes on a DR is taking an admin action. That is basic information all admin know about, so I find it hard to take your response in good faith. You were fond of making it clear that you were trolling regarding this topic. Ottava Rima (talk) 19:09, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
Please point me to any policies which state that only admins can warn users against harassing other editors as well as to any policy that says mentioning another user's edit counter is an admin action. I would also suggest that we leave my English Wikipedia experience out of this. Thank you. odder (talk) 19:13, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
If you honestly want to claim that you are allowed to abuse adminship in areas you are clearly involved and were blocked for, then it is time to put you up for recall. Your edit summaries suggest you were trolling in this topic area, which would lead one to have strong rationale for a global ban. Commons is not a game to play. Admin are required to treat others with respect and act in a dignified manner. Ottava Rima (talk) 19:16, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
If you are unable to mention any Commons policies that I have breached by posting to that DR page or User talk:Reaper Eternal, then I suggest you stop your campaign and do something else. If you have a look at my log on Commons, you'll notice I have never been blocked on this project, so please stop posting false information here. If you'd like to put me up for recall, then there are accepted community procedures to do so: please use them. odder (talk) 19:21, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
I already listed BLP, Civility, and the Admin policy multiple times. Warnings (which there were multiple) are a use of adminship as much as blocking in, and you cannot use them when conflicted. I have asked other admin to become involved and to use admin privileges against you for these transgressions. You have acted in an utterly unbecoming manner and you take it as a joke when an admin is expected to be serious. Furthermore, acting extremely abusively regarding Jimbo on a project other than Commons doesn't allow you to pretend you have no conflict when bringing that dispute over here. Cross-wiki war waging is not what Commons is about. Ottava Rima (talk) 19:25, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
BLP is not a Wikimedia Commons policy, and I have only posted one message to User talk:Reaper Eternal, that's two — so please, stop posting false accusations against me. odder (talk) 19:30, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Logo of Spanish WikipediaEdit

Hi, Odder. According to the result this poll, the conmemorative logo for the 1,000,000th article had to stay for one month. Tomorrow expires that period and, as you changed the versions, I ask you to restore it to the previous one. Regards, LlamaAl (talk) 18:10, 16 June 2013 (UTC)


Could you restore those user rights, please? The link you want is here. He's a quality uploader, and we have no one else who has hold of those quality coins who is willing to upload. I don't want him to get offended and leave.--Wehwalt (talk) 23:18, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Discussion affecting youEdit

This is to notify you of a discussion at Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#User_rights_of_User:BrandonBigheart that affects you. PumpkinSky talk 20:28, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll have a look. odder (talk) 20:52, 18 June 2013 (UTC)


Hello. Just letting you know that I haven't forgotten this. Every time I get a translation, it seems to have a different problem with it. If you look in the source of my FJ talk page, you'll see that I have several commented out translations, each having their own different problems. I'm still working on getting something correct. I'm sorry for the delay. Tucoxn (talk) 05:04, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Just an update: Someone is asking a professor of Fijian language at the University of the South Pacific about this. Hopefully the request will lead to a resolution. Thanks! Tucoxn (talk) 04:29, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for letting us know. --Nemo 14:27, 25 August 2013 (UTC)


Latten aakujosezu suoujinn sure air Sasimodosite .suouninn Strokinkukoto --I-pon (talk) 13:10, 20 June 2013 (UTC) thanks you! --I-pon (talk) 13:12, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar: ThekohserEdit

  The Original Barnstar
Because letting go and allowing events to proceed in a way that one didn't originally intend is often a thankless job. Thank you for apologizing to Thekohser as well. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 14:30, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the barnstar, I appreciate it. odder (talk) 14:39, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 14:45, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Vandal IPEdit

The vandal IP you just blocked, (talk · contribs), is an open proxy abused by banned User:Wikinger, so you might want to block for longer. Fut.Perf. 16:59, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Looks like Trijnstel already took care of it. odder (talk) 17:07, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia Community LogosEdit

Przecież one znajdują się w kategorii "SVG Wikimedia community logos" Cathy Richards (talk) 13:19, 26 June 2013 (UTC)


For your information, we have set up a new page to vote for Thai Wikipedia logo here. Nomination will be closed by the end of June and voting will conclude on the 15th of July. It seems that your revised logo will be chosen if no alternative is nominated. --taweethaも (talk) 04:05, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Your logo is chosen. I have submitted a request to buzilla [2]. --taweethaも (talk) 01:13, 16 July 2013 (UTC)


Hi, have replied there. PiRSquared17 (talk) 12:28, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

File:Mantis eating a Common Bushbrown (Mycalesis perseus) butterfly.jpgEdit

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Nigel Ish (talk) 08:31, 14 July 2013 (UTC)


Hello Odder. As u may remember, u had drawn my attention towards non-proper format of logo which was not a true svg. Now I am with a task to correct the sa.wikiquote logo. The logo right now depicts the word विकिसूक्तयः which our contributors want to be corrected as विकिसूक्तिः . Now, can u plz tell me what is the software and/or correct way to draw a true svg using some open source software (eg inkscape) (u may give a link to a relevant tutorial if u find one suitable for our logo case). If u can do it easily i would request you to plz do it for our sa.wikiquote community, or plz let me know how can i do this. We'll appreciate ur kind response in either case. Thanks. -Hemant wikikosh (talk) 05:23, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

(I'm not sure where I'm supposed to respond, so I'm going to do it here.) The Sanskrit Wikiquote logo shares the very same defect as the Wikipedia one: it is a PNG image copied inside an SVG document and is therefore of little value, if any. I think I mentioned the correct way of doing such things during our discussion about the Wikipedia logo: you need to pick an existing Wikiquote logo and edit it in Inkscape, adding appropriate text and converting it into path before uploading so that it is properly rendered by our SVG rendering library (librsvg). If you are not able to do that, I can re-create the logo for you: do you know what's the font that supposed to be used in the logo? odder (talk) 06:05, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. And sorry for my delayed response. OK, now i understand that, perhaps last time i used already imperfect logo for further edit in inkscape, which resulted in an imperfect format. And this time if i start from en.wikiquote svg logo, it should not give any aberration, as the logo is in truly svg format. I am trying for the same. And will try to refer to u after that. One more thing, r there instructions on use of fonts? Can i use commercially available fonts? Or there must be used freely available fonts only? Perhaps i would prefer Arial Unicode MS or Mangal, if there is no restriction. Plz provide me with this info. Thanks. -Hemant wikikosh (talk) 17:25, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
There are no guidelines for the creation of Wikiquote logos, and I know for a fact that the Wikimedia Foundation was using Gill Sans even when it wasn't free yet (it only entered public domain in 2011). That being said, it is generally preferred to use free fonts (as in free software) instead of proprietary ones, so I would strongly advise you do to so. odder (talk) 18:37, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh, thanks for ur kind suggestions. This will be helpful. -Hemant wikikosh (talk) 08:22, 20 July 2013 (UTC)


Cześć. Mógłbyś poprawić swoją propozycję logo na 1-milionowy artykuł Wikipedia-logo-v2-pl-million.svg. Chodzi o zgodność z walidatorem SVG. Zgłosiłem ją do konkursu (mam nadzieje, że się zgadzasz :-) ale jak nie będzie spełniało wymagań to pewnie odrzucą je z formalnych powodów, a ja uważam, że jest najlepsze z dotychczas zaproponowanych i szkoda, żeby go zabrakło. Dzisiaj o 23:59 kończy się czas, więc dobrze byłoby się pospieszyć. Pozdrawiam, Blackfish (talk) 08:34, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Jeśli chodzi o licencję, to chyba będzie OK, bo w regulaminie jest napisane, że „na licencjach zgodnych z licencjami oryginalnego globusa” jakkolwiek dalszy dopisek jest już chyba błędny „GNU FDL 1.3 i CC-BY-SA 3.0”. Może jako admin na Commons dopisz swoją uwagę o licencji w dyskusji konkursu. Blackfish (talk) 11:00, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Damy radę :-) Blackfish (talk) 22:24, 22 July 2013 (UTC)


Dzięki :-) Blackfish (talk) 11:12, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

1 000 000 logo #2Edit

Chciałbym wrzucić przeróbkę Twojej propozycji, tylko nie umiem poprawić kodu svg żeby się poprawnie walidował. Jeszcze nie wrzucałem na Commons, tutaj link: Mógłbyś pomóc zwalidować? Wmq (talk) 18:15, 22 July 2013 (UTC) Jeżeli by ci się spodobało, mógłbyś od razu wrzucić na Commons i jako drugie logo w propozycji 12? Wmq (talk) 18:20, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Dzięki, wrzuciłem. A po prostu myślałem że tak będzie wyglądało lepiej :) Miałem też jeszcze inny pomysł na logo, ale nie za bardzo mam umiejętności do robienia grafiki wektorowej prawie od podstaw. Będę musiał się też nauczyć co zmieniać w kodzie od Inkscape'a, żeby się poprawnie walidowało. Wmq (talk) 21:34, 22 July 2013 (UTC)


INeverCry (talk) 03:02, 23 July 2013 (UTC)


Odezwij się, ważna sprawa. K - chyba wiadomo kto 21:00, 23 July 2013 (UTC)


Hej. W najbliższym czasie powinna nadejść zgoda na wykorzystanie kilku zdjęć Asana Tachtachunowa (kazachski skoczek narciarski). Daj znać proszę, jeśli dojdzie. Tym razem to tylko kilka zdjęć, nie będzie dużo roboty. :) Pozdrawiam, Szoltys (talk) 18:24, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Zgoda na wykorzystanie pięciu zdjęć z serwisu powinna przyjść 30 lipca między 16:00 a 17:00. Doszła? :) Szoltys (talk) 10:09, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Dziękuję za informację. Za chwilę wrzucę zdjęcia. Nie ma pośpiechu, spokojnie może to poczekać kilka dni. :) Pozdrawiam, Szoltys (talk) 12:33, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Quick thanksEdit

Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for this. I had forgotten about it until now, but I just checked back and it looks much better. Happy editing! —Remember the dot (talk) 01:19, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

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Just want to say...Edit

...that I miss you. You just disappeared. :( Hopefully you're okay. Trijnsteltalk 11:52, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind words, Trijnstel. I ain't dead, yet. odder (talk) 14:07, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Good. Just wanted to check. ;) Trijnsteltalk 22:55, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

File:Izabela Dabrowska by Patrycja Mic.jpgEdit

Cześć na "Zgłoszeniach błędów" na plwiki pojawiło się takie coś. Autorka zdjęcia twierdzi, że nie udzielała nigdy żadnej licencji. Mógłbyś to sprawdzić? Pozdrawiam, Blackfish (talk) 08:18, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Rzuwig już to sprawdził. Blackfish (talk) 21:10, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

File historyEdit

Hi again Odder, can you delete the old "file history" for this picture as it now become too long and looks a quite messy. :/ — иz нίpнόp ʜᴇʟᴘ! 18:58, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Ranking Update, thanks for the message. I appreciate you contacting me, but I don't think that a messy history is a valid reason for deleting previous versions of that file, even if there are so many of them. odder (talk) 19:46, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

File:Vladimir Putin's press conference on 2012-12-20.ogvEdit

This seemed to be the last file where the transcodes were broken. To fix this I tried to upload a small test file and then revert back to the original version because this often helped in the past. However, likely to it's size, I wiped the file completely from the servers. Considering the upload limit of 500 MB, I am also not sure how to fix this. Sorry for the inconvenience. --McZusatz (talk) 21:30, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

I have no idea what happened there, and have filled bug #54125 in the meantime. odder (talk) 14:56, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Reedy uploaded the ogg transcode I made, so it is reverted back to the old status at least. (Working video, broken transcode-480p). I won't touch the file again because it's not worth the hassle. ;-) --McZusatz (talk) 17:52, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! In the meantime, bug #54125 got assigned to Jan Gerber from the Foundation; perhaps we should close it as RESOLVED FIXED? Nothing seems to have happened to it in a month anyway... odder (talk) 18:46, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:ESP Entrena Flag.svgEdit

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Really. How long would have it taken you to add that tag instead of throwing this template at me? The thoughtless automatization is worse than I could have imagined... odder (talk) 08:17, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for the note, Denniss. It looks like there was some kind of glitch when this file was uploaded. but I can't really tell what was the cause. In any case, I just added a proper description to the file. odder (talk) 18:36, 5 October 2013 (UTC)


Mam pewne pytanie. Planuję wrzucić grafikę zawierającą układ klawiatury według jednej z polskich norm (PN-97), który nie wszedł w życie. Czy grafika będzie zgodna z regulaminem i nie będzie to naruszało praw autorskich PKN? --CzakNoris (talk) 14:46, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Nie chodzi mi o skanowanie treści normy czy jej przepisywanie, tylko stworzenie schematu klawiatury podobnego do tego zgodnego z ową normą. Jeśli dobrze rozumiem, nawet opisanie tego układu w Internecie "Alt+1 to taki znak, Alt+2 to inny" też będzie złamaniem praw autorskich? --CzakNoris (talk) 20:38, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

re: Logo NIKEdit

OK, odezwę się i do NIK, i pewnie też do VaGli. Uważam, że argumenty mojego korespondenta są sprzeczne z prawem, a logo nie jest przedmiotem prawa autorskiego (czy to, jak mówią w Ameryce, jest w PD). Być może trzeba będzie usunąć, a po wyjaśnionej sprawie przywrócimy. Tar Lócesilion (talk) 21:32, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Flagged revisions?!Edit

Hello user:Odder! Are you really sure that "flagged revisions" should be turned on at chechen WP? (bug 56408) There is only a discussion of 2 users on chechen WP about this. And the reason for flagged revisions is "we would like to be able to celebrate the article as patrolled the Russian Wikipedia"?!

Just for your information. --Atlasowa (talk) 12:58, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Atlasowa, thanks for the message.

I did check the URL provided by Umar, and also had a look at the list of most active users on the Chechen Wikipedia; it seems that Umar and Simba16 are the two most active users, and that there aren't really other active users there.

I don't think that the lack of reviewers is an issue here; wikis do not have them before the extension is enabled, that's the whole point of it :-) As for the small number of articles and admins, there are varied opinions (some people say only mature wikis should enable FlaggedRevs, and others disagree) — as a Gerrit committer and Bugzilla lurker, I'm not in much of a position to discuss that.

That being said, I have just unassigned myself from that bug and added the 'shellpolicy' keyword which signals that there might not be enough consensus for the change yet; I agree it'll be prudent to give the Chechen Wikipedia community (however small it is) more time to discuss whether enabling the extension is that good an idea.

Thanks for letting me know about the issue! odder (talk) 15:40, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

That sounds sensible, thank you. I'm not involved or even really familiar with chechen WP and its users. But it's a really small Wikipedia with NPOV and power issues and it should be open to grow. I made a little general analysis at meta:Talk:Flagged Revisions#Comparison of some Wikipedias. Flagged revisions on russianWP is very restrictive. The reason for turning on flagged revisions in ceWP is hard to understand... [6][7][8] 8-) --Atlasowa (talk) 16:33, 31 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi Odder! May I ask you for your help please? I would like to get a Wikivoyage logo in Thai (วิกิเดินทาง). It is likely that your version will be the only one to be put on the table and I will ask people to vote in support for the logo. It's a norm for us to get community consensus for the new project identity. There will be Thai arbcom election soon and I can take this opportunity to get the new name and logo approved. m:Wikimedians in Thailand/Wikivoyage --taweethaも (talk) 15:42, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

I will upload the logo tomorrow, please stay tuned! odder (talk) 20:26, 8 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks so much. I have started a discussion page on meta m:Wikimedians in Thailand/Wikivoyage. I aim to have the name/logo/project approved by the end of 2013. --taweethaも (talk</sp-an>) 03:38, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
I think that's a reasonable aim :) Would you mind having a look at File:Wikivoyage-logo-v3-th.svg and telling me how it looks like to you? Are the Thai characters correct? odder (talk) 09:25, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks so much. You have got all the characters correct. It is reasonable to start with this logo. However, I feel that we could improve this logo by changing the font to be more relaxed, informal and leisurely to be consistence with Wikivoyage tone/style. If you have time, we can experiment with a few other fonts. (please see File:Wikivoyage-logo-th.png for example). For the time being, I have now included your logo into the proposal at meta. --taweethaも (talk) 05:32, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
The problem with File:Wikivoyage-logo-th.png is that the design (the globe) is no longer correct and not used by any Wikivoyage projects — see m:Wikivoyage/Logo announcement and m:Wikivoyage/Logo 2013 for details, and have a look at voy: to see the English logo. odder (talk) 07:46, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
I am fully aware that the logo (File:Wikivoyage-logo-th.png) is outdated and will not be used. Can we just take the font from File:Wikivoyage-logo-th.png? --taweethaも (talk) 16:16, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
I don't think it will be right to create a logo different from the one that was chosen by the global Wikimedia community without a very good reason, for example the lack of proper characters, etc. If all the Thai characters in File:Wikivoyage-logo-v3-th.svg are correct, then we should use this logo, in my opinion. odder (talk) 09:12, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
We may misunderstand each other. The graphic is undoubtedly the gold standard to follow. However, is the font part of the specification chosen by the global community? I agree that we can start with your logo (File:Wikivoyage-logo-v3-th.svg) until someone come up with a better one. (For your reference, we generally have a few fonts on the standard graphic to be chosen by the community. This happens every time we need to update the logo to the new graphic chosen by the community. Here are examples of the process: [9] [10] [11] [12]. Of course, we use free license and commonly used fonts - not the MS or other doggy ones.) --taweethaも (talk) 04:04, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Apologies for such a belated reply, I think I might have missed your response amidst a flurry of e-mails. While I applaud the way the Thai Wikimedia community chooses logos for their projects and find it very democratic, building good atmosphere and worth sharing with others, I do think that the font used in the Wikivoyage logo is an inseparable part of its design and should not be changed. That said, I also think it's a good idea to let people create their own logos, and will be looking forward to seeing other designs. odder (talk) 18:17, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I'll let you know how the logo is finalized. (Possibly at the end of Dec 13) --taweethaも (talk) 11:53, 18 November 2013 (UTC)


In this project pages cannot be named as "Wikibooks", because there is no any word "Wikibooks" in Azerbaijani language. In Azerbaijani it calls "Vikikitab". Look for example, in Russian wikibooks there aren't also any "Wikibooks", only "Викиучебник", in Turkish wikibooks - "Vikikitap". That's why I cannot revert my edits, because this project is for Azerbaijani speaking people, and they will find information in English. So NS_PROJECT should be named 'Vikikitab' instead of 'Wikibooks'. Please changed it, because Talk page cannot be found. It should be named "Vikikitab müzakirəsi". Thanks, --Irada (talk) 16:16, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

I will reply on your talk page on Azerbaijani Wikibooks. odder (talk) 18:19, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Flag of Languedoc-RoussillonEdit


It seems that the current flag of Languedoc-Roussillon in Wikimedia is quite outdated. It is the old logo of the région :Flag_of_Languedoc_Roussillon.svg

In 2005, a new logo has been choose by the Région (you can see it in the official home page of the Languedoc-Roussillon.

The problem is that the old flag is referenced in so many pages that it will be hard (and time consuming) to do an update in all pages.

I've created a new svg that represents the new logo of the region : Région_Languedoc-Roussillon_(FLAG).svg

I'm new to Wikimedia and was wondering what is the process to overwrite the old file with this new file.

Could you help me ?

Nikator (talk) 22:24, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Re: Re: Flag of Languedoc-RoussillonEdit

Hi, Concerning the flag: the pattern has been extracted from this [[13]]. Idem for color. Text has been removed. Logo has been centered.

I also made an arms of coats based on the old arms File:Arms of the French Region of Languedoc-Roussillon.svg. The new version is: File:Region of Languedoc-Roussillon (ARMS).svg. For the background color, I kept the same color as the old one since it is also a traditional color for Languedoc-Roussillon.

I'm not an expert in drawings you know :-( I will be more than pleased if someone draws a better flag and coats of arms with this (not so new) logo. I just did some quick work because I noticed that most of the Wikipedias were using a flag and logotype outdated since 2004 (there was an intermediary logotype between 2004 and 2005 with the name "Septminanie" on the flag).

I contacted the original authors of the File:Flag of Languedoc Roussillon.svg and of File:Arms_of_the_French_Region_of_Languedoc-Roussillon.svg too (hoping that they will do a better version than mine :-)). For the flag, the first author is no longer doing flags :-( I am waiting for an answer from the second author (for the coats of arms).

By the way, I updated the flag and the arms on Languedoc-Roussillon on Commons. Is that ok or not ???

*I sometimes feel so dumb on all those Wikis*

Nikator (talk) 05:06, 26 November 2013 (UTC)


It seems that someone finally changed the flag of Languedoc-Roussillon with a light-weight version. There still remains the problem with the arm of coats.

Nikator (talk) 23:32, 29 November 2013 (UTC)


Hallo! Ich sah Deutschkenntnisse, da nutze ich diese Sprache. Du hast bei einem meiner Bilder aus Barnstaple in England Kategorien ergänzt. Vielen Dank! Allerdings habe ich die redundanten Kategorien "Qualkity images of Devon" und "Quality images of England" wieder entfernt, da diese in "Quality images of Barnstaple" enthalten und damit redundant sind. Lt. Regelwerk sollen solche Kategorien nicht gesetzt werden und führen auch dazu, dass Kategorien übervoll werden würden. --XRay talk 16:22, 26 November 2013 (UTC)


Thank you, Odder, for "upgrading" me!--Patafisik (talk) 17:10, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

You are most welcome! :) odder (talk) 18:01, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Arno upgradeEdit

Thanks Odder for the upgrade :-) Arno-nl (talk) 10:30, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Sure thing! Thanks for all your contributions to Commons! odder (talk) 13:56, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanx for your trust. --Mladifilozof (talk) 14:19, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome, @Mladifilozof. Glad you're with us, and thanks for all you've done for Commons. odder (talk) 14:23, 2 December 2013 (UTC)


Dziękuję! Thank you for the upgrade, Odder. B25es (talk) 16:56, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Editor @ ar.wikiEdit

Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato (talk) 14:02, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks @Avocato — I appreciate it greatly. odder (talk) 14:04, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Protesters by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on November 24, 2013.jpgEdit

Hello! These people are not protesters. They are closely connected with police and with pro-russian Party of Regions. If the word thugs is offensive - maybe, you can rename this file to Young people by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on November 24, 2013.jpg ? It will be the most neutral, and do not insult real protesters. Thank you, Odder! Volodymyr D-k (talk) 17:40, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

User rightsEdit

Thank you :) -- Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 10:22, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Sure :-) odder (talk) 10:23, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

One questionEdit

Recently I have recently uploaded many old military maps from Yugoslavia, like this one. Those maps are in the public domain because of two reasons:

  1. the maps were created by the institution which do public function (see {{PD-YugoslaviaGov}} and {{PD-SerbiaGov}});
  2. also, the copyrights have expired (see {{PD-Serbia}});

I have combined those two licences ({{PD-YugoslaviaGov}} for public works and {{PD-Serbia}} for expired). Can you please, as an expirience user, just check if everything is correct. Thanks in advance! --Mladifilozof (talk) 12:40, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

thanks a lot, I will ask onother users as well. --Mladifilozof (talk) 13:23, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Logo for Dzongkha WikipediaEdit

The SVG logo you created for the Dzongkha Wikipedia (:Wikipedia-logo-v2-dz.svg) has an incorrect transliteration of "Wikipedia" and an incorrect translation of "the free encyclopedia" - I have uploaded a new version with the correct text (confirmed by language experts at the Dzongkha Development Commission - where I work as an IT Consultant). However in the new version the logo has come out darker. Perhaps you could fix this to make it conform to the standard version. Thanks. CFynn (talk) 17:29, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Done. odder (talk) 17:45, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks!! Can you update the PNG version of the file too - that seems to be locked. CFynn (talk) 02:13, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
I did update File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-dz.png, too. odder (talk) 08:51, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you ...Edit

for this: 2013-12-10T10:39:38 Odder (Diskussion | Beiträge) änderte die Gruppenzugehörigkeit für User:Mussklprozz von (–) zu Automatischer Kontrollierer (experienced contributor, no need to patrol their edits) – Greetings from Freiberg am Neckar, Germany, --Mussklprozz (talk) 12:35, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

You are welcome :-) odder (talk) 13:51, 10 December 2013 (UTC)


What's the problem with the licensing? It's licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Anarchistdy (talk) 10:09, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

  •   Comment: I'm going to bed now in Canada but the license is apparently cc by sa 2.0 generic. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 10:13, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Not exactly. odder (talk) 10:16, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the notice of the copyvio. Perhaps the flickr account should be added to a blacklist then for licensing images on a cc by sa generic license. Kind Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 19:21, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Thank you --Leoboudv (talk) 03:02, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Disruptive user (Anarchistdy)Edit

As per your comment here, where you said that the uploads by the user was good faith uploads. I am not so sure anymore. See the history of File:YAZOO 475ml ambient Range.jpg where the user keeps blanking the OTRS template, to hide what is right now an upload missing permission. The user has also resorted to randomly nominating the image that I use on my userpage at EN WP, as well as name calling towards the people who has to deal with the problems. As per this and this I also suspect a strong lack of understanding of copyright. Nymf (talk) 23:09, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

I am not so sure about their good faith, either, having had a look at the links you provided. I left the user a message, and have added that file to my watchlist; I'll try to keep an eye on it. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. odder (talk) 08:40, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

"Freezing Tag"Edit

a new "Freezing" tag or category or bot or anything (other than deletion) is needed for the many files at the following link deletion request--Ashashyou (talk) 04:55, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

I think there is a bug about this somewhere on our Bugzilla installation, but I can't find it right now. So, with the current software possibilities and the local policies here on Commons, it is not possible to freeze these images, but they can be added to Category:Undelete in 2019, just like similar files. odder (talk) 08:52, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks--Ashashyou (talk) 22:35, 14 December 2013 (UTC)


Hey Tomasz,

FYI, I think you’re right − I’ve been a bit careless with handing that right around. There is defintely a need for these users to have this right, but I should have realised the Beta Cluster was plenty enough for that. Apologies, and thanks :) Jean-Fred (talk) 11:39, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

No worries, Jean-Fred! I don't think you've been careless; the people you assigned this right to are definitely trusted, I was talking about a matter of principle rather than about the specifics :-) And I can understand your excitement — I too am very happy GWToolset is finally deployed on our project! odder (talk) 11:46, 18 December 2013 (UTC)


I can haz Rory on Commons, pliz? --Elitre (talk) 20:21, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

You haz read the short description I added at the Foundation wiki, hazn't you? :-) odder (talk) 20:58, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
I have now. Wondering about the difference between it and any other plushie or 3d object in general. --Elitre (talk) 23:00, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
We have deleted derivative works of puppets in the past, so I took it as a precedent and deleted the two pictures of Rory. Feel free to request undeletion if you want; I only moved the file to Foundation wiki as to not break the many existing links there. odder (talk) 23:03, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
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