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Wrong licensesEdit

I'm relatively inexperienced on Commons, so I was wondering if there was any template I could tag images with or any discussion page I could bring them to if I suspect that they are tagged with the wrong license - for example, [[File:Joshua Cole Official Picture.jpg]] and [[File:Johnny Miller racing driver.jpg]] seem very unlikely as 4.0. Thanks as always, Willsome429 (talk) 21:09, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Please undelete 1950s era U.S. advert: File:Crosley Farm-O-Road - Leaflet.jpgEdit

I admit that I failed to add the {{PD-US-no-notice}} tag. Please undelete this uncopyrighted pre 1978 U.S. full page advertisement, conforming to Copyright rules: Advertisements.
The fact that this full page print is an advertisement, and not newspaper copy, is clearly and literally so stated on the bottom of the page in the photo.
Thanks in advance. --GeeTeeBee (talk) 14:54, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Dear Royalbroil, what are your intentions regarding the progress of the full deletion discussion of File:Crosley Farm-O-Road - Leaflet (cropped).jpg ?
Do you consider the issue so complicated, that it merits keeping it open any longer ?
@Túrelio:: do you still wish to add anything further, after your last contribution, some twelve days ago ?
--GeeTeeBee (talk) 15:12, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
@GeeTeeBee: An uninvolved party, usually an administrator, decides the outcome of all deletion discussions based on the merits of arguments. All vested parties cannot close. It is one of Wikipedia's checks and balances. Royalbroil 23:50, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
OK, thanks for your reply. What's the preferred scenario, to bring this case to an end ? Will you contact another administrator, or should I ? Or some third way ? GeeTeeBee (talk) 23:56, 16 October 2020 (UTC)
The file hasn't been deleted so there's no rush, right? I've never heard of an administrator being asked to close a discussion. If an involved party asks for someone specific to close then it could be misconstrued as trying to get a certain outcome. Commons is volunteer driven so it comes down to whenever an administrator is going through and closing deletion discussions. Perhaps the first one to read it might choose to comment rather than close. I encourage you to have faith and patience in the process. I am considered an involved party. Royalbroil 00:26, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
No rush ? I would like for some authority to look at it, after over a week has passed, and no comments were made by any involved parties, and to either weigh in, or close this, because, frankly, I feel wrongly accused of a copyvio, and additionally wrongly accused of license laundering. Which step in "the process" can I reasonably take, to get some movement towards closure in these matters ? Asking people with the right authority level to at least look at this case does not influence the outcome. I'm certainly not even pushing toward anybody in particular to judge it —precisely because I do have faith in "the process" — as long as there is at least some semblance of it moving forward, within a reasonable time span ! -- GeeTeeBee (talk) 07:31, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
You are definitely NOT accused of license laundering - the person who uploaded the file on flickr claimed a license on an image that they did not take. They took a photograph of a page in a magazine. I point out not expecting quick results because I see lots of unclosed discussions from May at Commons:Deletion requests/2020/05. You have no one arguing against you so most likely a much easier case to adjudicate. I am not aware of a step in the process to move it along quicker. The absolute minimum time to discuss is 7 days per the rules at COM:DEL. That doesn't mean that you can't try to find one. I rarely have had an image nominated for deletion. One that comes to mind was when I copied an image from the English Wikipedia to Commons. It was hard to tell - might have been a photograph of a television screen so it got deleted. I just waited out the process. I have little personal experience because I have enough work with uploading images that I have taken myself. Your own image is obviously not possible in your scenario. I'm sorry that you unhappy with the time for this process. The project is done by volunteers. How many people have interest in taking many photographs but decide years later that they want to spend discretionary time as a judge? Royalbroil 13:24, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2020! Please help with this surveyEdit

Dear Royalbroil,

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2020, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world! We would like to ask again for a few minutes of your time. Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 200K+ pictures of cultural heritage objects from more than 50 countries around the world.

You can find all your pictures in your upload log, and are of course very welcome to keep uploading images and help develop Wikimedia Commons, even though you will not be able to win more prizes (just yet). To make future contests even more successful than this year, we would like to invite you to share your experiences with us in a short survey.

Please fill in this short survey, and help us learn what you liked and didn't like about Wiki Loves Monuments 2020.

Kind regards,
the Wiki Loves Monuments team, 08:25, 14 November 2020 (UTC)

Category:DiagramsEdit

 

Diagrams has been listed at Commons:Categories for discussion so that the community can discuss ways in which it should be changed. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this category, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for discussion 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 it. If the category is up for deletion because it has been superseded, consider the notion that although the category may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new category.

In all cases, please do not take the category discussion personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!


--Timeshifter (talk) 13:45, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Please participate in the Universal Code of Conduct consultation on Wikimedia Commons!Edit

Dear Royalbroil

Thank you for your hard work to create the sum of all knowledge that is freely sharable to every single human being across the world. As our diverse community grows, we need a guideline that will help all of our work collectively and constructively where everyone feels safe, welcomed, and part of a team. That is why the Wikimedia movement is working on establishing a global guideline called the Universal Code of Conduct, often referred to as UCoC.

After the months-long policy consultation, we have prepared a policy (available in many languages) that has been ratified by the Board of Trustees. We’re currently in the second phase of the process. During this round of consultation, we want to discuss the implementation of this policy. As a member of the functionary team of Wikimedia Commons, your opinion on enforcement is of great value. We want to hear from you on how this policy can be enforced on the Wikimedia Commons community and what might be needed to do so. There are a few enforcement questions so you can easily outline your answers based on them. Please do not hesitate to bring any more questions/challenges you think are not yet discussed.

The discussion is taking place on Commons:Universal Code of Conduct consultation. You can also share your thoughts by replying to this message (Please ping me so I get notified), posting your message on my talk page. I am aware that some thoughts cannot be expressed publicly, so you can always share your opinion by emailing me as well.

As a valued member of the Commons community, please share your thoughts, ideas, and experiences that relate to UCoC. Let us know what needs to be improved so we can build a more friendly and cooperative space to increase editor engagement and retention of new users.

Wikimedia projects are governed by you. So, it is you who needs to step up to ensure a safe, comfortable, and pleasant working environment.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you! Wikitanvir (WMF) (talk) 10:18, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Please take a short survey regarding UCoCEdit

Hello Royalbroil,

I would like to inform you that we now have a survey in place to take part in the UCoC consultation. It is not a long one and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. You can take the survey even if you have already participated in the on-wiki consultation. It has a different set of questions and allows you to participate anonymously and privately.

As a member of the Commons functionaries, your opinion is especially essential. Please click here to participate in the survey.

You are still welcome to participate in the on-wiki discussions. If you prefer you can have your say by sending me an email. You can also drop me an email if you want to have a one-to-one chat.

Thank you for your participation! Wikitanvir (WMF) 13:54, 12 February 2021 (UTC)