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Q1. Didn't so-and-so who made this stamp die recently, so isn't it still copyrighted? Nominated for deletion!
A1. Dude, read the FULL template of PD-RU-exempt. Doesn't matter who the artist is, Russian stamps (and those of several other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States) are ineligible for copyright when used in whole and uncropped.

Q2. How come when I did a reverse image search of the file you uploaded I got nothing, but you said it wasn't your own work?
A2. First make sure your browser isn't filtering out all non-English results. Second, some websites like the archive catalog of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation don't tend to show up in top Google results no matter how good a match the query is. (Try using bing or Yandex)

Q3. Where do you find all those Правда, Известия, Краснофлотец, and Североморский лётчик archives from WWII?
A3. Lots of places, sadly there's not just one resource where I can search for everything in a nice and organized way. In addition to the local library, I also look through the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation's digital history catalog, online auctions, museum blogs, etc...

Q4. I'm confused...Why did you upload a photo WITH a speedydelete tag?
A4. So it can be put in the "undelete by year" category and be restored after the copyright expires. I may not be editing Wikipedia in 2060, so it's nice to have some files pre-filled out for the minute their copyright expires. See this discussion.

RfAEdit

  1. The formulation in Special:Diff/349856203 was critizided in Commons:Administrators/Requests/PlanespotterA320 quite much. The term "win/lose a DR" might a sign of lacking experience. Whatsoever, why did you use such a strong words like "deletionist idiots"?
  2. Why did you remove the DR about Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Mariya_Kislyak.jpg with the comment "deleting closed (and won) discussions", it was a still open discussion at that point (and now deleted)?
  3. Do you find "wtf" in Special:Diff/343822235 a helpful comment?
  4. Also you have more than 10times more edits than I have, but the emptyness of your talkpage seems to me a indication that you had till now far less user-interactions and you maybe worked in your own bubble, without big influence? (Maybe I am wrong, please correct me.) I counted only 5 non-DR-enetries on your talkpage, and most of them are negative. I see that you have user-interactions on wikipedias, but here on commons I hardly see any, and they are in my opinion essential for an admin.
  5. did you read Commons:Administrators#Apply_to_become_an_administrator (Special:Diff/358230692)?

 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 20:39, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

@JoKalliauer:

1. I have seen quite a few very stupid deletion nominations, the one of photo of Gelman, Bershanskaya, and Smirnova being a prime example. It was tagged as having no source, but the source section contained a url to a website of Creative Commons content. Tagging something that has a source with a no-source tag looks like a prank, or careless drive-by tagging, both of which are very detrimental. Yeah, I used strong words a few times. I was angry. I haven't used words like that in a long time, and if you leave the English section of the project, you will see some far worse stuff. I highly doubt there is a single admin who has never used strong language before.


2. I didn't delete just is Kislyak thing. I wanted to clear the whole page because the page was getting long and I had already read everything which was relatively old anyway.


3. Yeah, I used the term wtf about 10 times in my lifetime, once or twice on Wikipedia. Call the language police, a woman sweared (sort of). People have sworn at me on wikipedia for trivial things, but is it the end of the word to use that phrase when you think somebody is troll-tagging stuff in a manner that makes zero sense?


4. You can see my talkpage history, I don't like my talkpage to get too long and I don't understand the archiving stuff (page history is available anyway, why bother?). I have gotten praise from quite a few other users for my work and explained copyright to another user. But I do not want the role of admin for roles that involve interaction with other users - I want the promotion for the pre-upload process. I don't particularly want to interact with other users, I want to do pre-uploads. I have trained a few users and given help, like for User:Devlet Geray and helped User:Андрей Симонов understand copyright (he was so confused I has so create a flowchart in SketchUp to explain the rules), but I honestly find most users in my area of expertise (Soviet and Russian history) to be quite unpleasant people (ie, people who love Stalin and shitpost racist garbage on article talkpages about minorities. And yes, I just said "shitpost"). Some examples of non-DR stuff on talkpage [1] of course, most interactions take place in places that are not my talkpage, like the collaborative list of photographers by year of copyright expiration, which other people have edited. Yes, I let other people edit my userpage. In fact, I think that over 50% of my Wikimedia activities take place outside of Wikimedia (ex, Pinterest, VK, etc). I spend a lot of time publishing newspaper clippings, messaging museums asking if they have certain public domain photos we need, explaining copyright to people, etc. But back to start I don't want adminship for interaction purposes. I want it to edit pre-uploads.


5. Yeah I read it. And I might say I don't like the implication of the question.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 21:38, 15 July 2019 (UTC)


By the way, I think that the whole nomination is really over-emphasizing the incident with the mil.ru content. (Might I say that the person who made the very vague and failed deletion nomination is 100% unapologetic about incorrectly nominating it, falsely claiming there was no source when there was a url linked, and then moving the goalpost and falsely claiming that mil.ru isn't under a CC licence despite the statement on their website. (I would like to point out here that the only deletion nominations that I have done that didn't work were deletion nominations for my own uploads)--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 21:44, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your answers.
Generally if someone makes a stupid mistake, try to claryfy it and talk to the person, but IMO there is no reason get angry, even if it is cristal-clear to you.
You might be in most cases right, but as an admin you IMO should be friendly explaining to unfriendly newbies, who does not have any clue.
I think it would be helpful if you could delete your pre-uploads on your own and I have the feeling that you know copyright very well, but I think an admin should have a more positive attitude.
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 20:50, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
  This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 20:50, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
@JoKalliauer: I do welcome good-faith new users - ex, I helped out User:Jack90s15 in uploading files, and explained the different types of creative commons licences to him (on my enwiki talkpage). I closed the nomination because of the all opposes "per so and so" based-complaints complaints about my attitude and the "you will never be an admin" comments - and I didn't want my Dad (User:Kubina) to join in and lash out at all the no voters.
I gave up, I get it that my attitude when dealing with Jcb was too harsh, I know. I've heard it 10+ times. I didn't think it would be a big deal in the nomination process, since there are plenty of very rude administrators and senior users (If you think anybody here is rude in English, just read the Russian Wikipedia talkpage on anything relating to Crimea or Chechnya - you'll get all these). I haven't been blocked for civility violations on Commons ever, and unlike some admins, I have NEVER falsely accused somebody of copyright violation, and if I ever did, I wouldn't try to cover it up with a mass deletion spree. Newbies rarely nominate stuff for deletion, usually they just make the common mistake of not including the copyright template (ex, writing out "this photo was taken by so-and-so of the US Air Force and is from the US national archives, so it is public domain" in the permission parameter instead of an official license template). I have always been willing to help out new users making good-faith edits, and I do not like that I lot of users made their decision solely based on my attitude instead of the practical implications of adminship. With Jcb I wrote this clear-cut explanation for him that just resulted in continued denialism. [2]--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 22:02, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you!Edit

  I wish I had seen your RfA before it closed. I’d have made an exception in my habit of not voting in these — and would have voted   Support! -- Tuválkin 00:53, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
By the time I saw it, the outcome was already clear, so I didn't bother to do a history check and vote. The canvassing was clumsy, but telling Jcb he's a "deletionist idiot who never bothers to read a damn file description" is no disqualification in my book. Even if you had called him a liar it wouldn't disqualify you in my book. Maybe general maintainer would have suited you better, but sadly, it's not an option. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 02:46, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

File:Alexander Pokryshkin, 1945 portrait.jpgEdit

 
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4nn1l2 (talk) 20:54, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

File:Polikarpov.jpgEdit

I am not an original uploader, I have enhanced quality of the image I didn't originally uploaded. Please don't place warnings at my talk page as it is senseless, image past or image future is not interesting for me, but this kind of warnings are making me a sort of 'hooligan' who is an illegal content uploader. Thank you, Bogomolov.PL (talk) 16:26, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

@Bogomolov.PL: I did not personally place the warning on your page. I just nominated the file for deletion, hence the warning AUTOMATICALLY was added to your page by the automated deletion nomination process.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 16:29, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

File:Portrait of Soviet Woman Soldier - Partisan Museum - Nerubaiskoye Village - North of Odessa - Ukraine - 02 (26683526870).jpgEdit

 
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Yann (talk) 06:55, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

File:Aleksandr Karpov in flight gear.jpegEdit

 
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