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Hi, Your comment here is rather disingenuous. There is no way these files can be accepted by usual Commons standard. Until proven otherwise with OTRS, I am right to have deleted these files. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:36, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

@Yann: I think your actions in the beginning of Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#Mass_delete_help do show a lapse in judgment and a disinclination to consider alternate viewpoints, but I agree that since opening the DR that may have been less than fair on my part. I apologize for that, and I've modified my comment. Storkk (talk) 17:53, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
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I never told anyone to be mellow. I fact, I always hated that essay for that point and am usually loath to cite it. Telling someone who is angry/upset/mistaken to be mellow is a stupid thing to do. Anyone citing that essay to encourage mellowness (a) doesn't understand the essay and (b) is very likely in the middle of a unmellow dispute themselves. I quoted the essay merely for its comments on language issues. That's all I want to say. -- Colin (talk) 06:28, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

OK, noted. Storkk (talk) 08:03, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
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File:Renee+Elise+Goldsberry+Weinstein+And+Netflix+Golden+Globes+After+Party.jpg deletion

I took the liberty of closing the deletion request, hope I did it right. --GRuban (talk) 15:54, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

@GRuban: Sure - the closure looks fine. I would have slightly preferred you sign it, showing who the closure was performed by, but in this case it's not too important. In general though, there's not much point: it's literally 2 mouse clicks for an admin to close a DR in obvious cases, so this would have been one of the first to just be closed immediately when Commons:Deletion_requests/2018/07/11 was ready for processing. Cheers, Storkk (talk) 16:12, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
This is how I usually do it: Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Kochi1-1.jpg or Commons:Deletion_requests/File:中野孝憲.jpg. Storkk (talk) 16:14, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, done. --GRuban (talk) 17:26, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
@GRuban: also note that it is technically against the rules to close your own DR if another user has commented on it. I don't think it's a huge deal in this case, but I'd advise against it in the future. Cheers, Storkk (talk) 10:18, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
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Her picture is from like 7 years ago....

All I’m trying to do is give my favorite actress a new picture can you 50 year olds stop riding my dick!!!!! Niyaxm (talk) 20:34, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

@Niyaxm: You are not allowed to take someone else's photograph and relicense it however you want. It doesn't matter how old her picture is, or even if there was no picture to illustrate her article. I will also take this opportunity to remind you to remain civil in your dealings with other editors here. Comments like these could be considered personal attacks. Don't do that. Storkk (talk) 20:45, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Didn’t know you were my dad....

First of all I didn’t even get the picture from Getty I got it from someone who posted it on tumblr (without the watermark I might add) so I didn’t know it came from Getty and when I found out it did I put his name as the author And linked the Getty page. Second of all unless ur gonna give her a new picture I’m not going to allow a great actress like that to be disrespected. Oh and sorry for fucking cussing at you all mighty king🖕🏽🤴🏽 Niyaxm (talk) 21:01, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Niyaxm: Don't poke the bear.
More interesting reading material for you! - Alexis Jazz ping plz 21:08, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
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File:Asim DuttaRoy.png

Hi Storkk. Can you tell whether this file is the same as File:Asim Duttaroy.png which you deleted on June 30, 2016. The uploader is the same, and the file was uploaded about 30 minutes after you deleted to other one. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:44, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Different, but likely problematic. Thanks. Storkk (talk) 07:23, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for taking a look. -- Marchjuly (talk) 12:12, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
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Reopen deletion request: Arthur Szyk Artwork Images

Hi Storkk,

I would like to reopen this deletion request I submitted on June 13, 2018 regarding the Arthur Szyk artwork images belonging to the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley. The Arthur Szyk Society was dissolved when their collection was purchased by the Magnes in April 2017, and their copyright was transferred to the Magnes in the sale.

The Arthur Szyk Society's Wikipedia page confirms the date that they ceased activity:, and the acquisition of the artwork by the Magnes is detailed in several public articles including these:,

Is this enough documentation to substantiate the claim?

Thank you, The Magnes

@Magnes2121: if an author licenses a work under an explicitly perpetual and irrevocable license and then dies, the heirs, in my understanding, cannot revoke that license from the licensee, despite inheriting the full copyright. This seems to my eyes be an pretty analogous situation, however I am not a lawyer. I have raised the matter for wider scrutiny at Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#Corporate_sublicense_survives_corporation?. You are welcome to present your case there as well (though unless you feel I have erred in my summary, it might be wise to take a more passive approach), or follow the discussion and perhaps correct any mistaken assertions that pop up. However you should know that everyone who responds will likely be, just like me, a volunteer here. You can at any point take the route of contacting the paid legal team of the Wikimedia Foundation as I alluded to in the DR. Storkk (talk) 20:48, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
That discussion was archived here. As I suspected, our understanding is that while you may indeed have inherited the copyrights, that does not give you the legal ability to revoke legitimate licenses by the previous licensor. Best regards, Storkk (talk) 13:40, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
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Ошибочное удаления

Добрый день Storkk - File:Станислав Домбровский.jpg - был загружен в соответствии с правилами проекта, с указанием источника который имеет право указывать данную лицензию. Однако вы его удалили. Прошу пересмотреть указанный файл, так как он необходим для иллюстрирования статей в двух википедиях.--Merlin2203 (talk) 10:03, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

It looks like you are correct. I have restored the files. Sorry for the misunderstanding. They do both require a License Review, preferably by a Russian speaker. This will avoid deletions in the future in case the source disappears. Storkk (talk) 10:11, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you -Merlin2203 (talk) 10:13, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
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Hi Storkk. Can you tell if this file is the same as File:Barun sobti.png which you deleted about a week ago as a copyvio. The new file appears to have been uploaded by the same editor a few hours after you deleted the other one. The new file is sourced to Bollywood Hungama so it might be OK to keep per {{BollywoodHungama}}, but I'm not sure if the one you deleted was also sourced to BH. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:54, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

@Marchjuly: they are different, the other was not sourced to Bollywood Hungama. I'm not sure {{BollywoodHungama}} applies though, since that template explicitly confines itself to photos "of a Bollywood party or event in India", which this does not appear to be. Storkk (talk) 09:32, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for checking. Hmmm.... The licensing then on this new file might need to be further discussed via a DR because there's nothing on the source URL which shows it's been released under a {{Cc-by-sa-4.0}} license. -- Marchjuly (talk) 13:19, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I started Commons:Deletion requests/File:BarunSobti.jpg to see if there's a way to resolve this. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:16, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
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Protection of my talk

Hello. I don't endorse now protection of my talk pages. I think it is unhelpful now. Please unprotect it. Marshmallych 09:39, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

@Marshmallych: OK - I have unprotected it. I semiprotected it on the assumption that your previous request still stood, and the fact that every time protection ran out your talk page was vandalized again... but if you'd prefer to leave it unprotected, that's fine too. Feel free to request protection again, either here or on COM:ANB. Cheers, Storkk (talk) 12:16, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
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End of copyvios

Hi again Storkk. I was wondering if non-admins can add {{End of copyvios}} to another editor's user talk page. The last two files uploaded by User:Jezyl Galarpe are definitely not "own work" and there's no indication anywhere that they've been released under a CC license that Commons accepts by their respective copyright holders. Mistakenly uploading fair use content as "own work" is a pretty common mistake, but this editor's user talk page is filled with lots of notifications about inappropriate uploads. I'm not sure if they even understand what "own work" means, but I thought one last warning might be warranted. -- Marchjuly (talk) 13:11, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

I don't think I used it myself before I became an admin. To me, the template's wording felt a bit too close to making empty threats on others' behalf... but you may feel differently, especially in obvious cases. Lots of people do, and per Template:End_of_copyvios/doc, the template is intended to be used by all users. I suggest using your best judgment and doing what you feel comfortable with... I've placed it on Jezyl Galarpe's talk page. All the best, Storkk (talk) 13:35, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for taking a look at this and adding the template. I agree about the wording/tone of the template; it does seem like something only an admin should be posting since it pretty much implies that the next copyvio uploaded will lead to an immediate block. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:04, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Marchjuly: I used to feel the same, had also reported a user on AN to be warned once, only for user T Cells to add the template. Might as well do it myself then.. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 00:36, 26 July 2018 (UTC)


Can u verify Ticket:2018080110003929 for File:Dick Zimmerman.jpg --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 11:18, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Permission appears to be from subject rather than photographer. Storkk (talk) 09:26, 2 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi Storkk. Is this file the same as the one deleted per Commons:Deletion requests/File:Asim DuttaRoy.png? Same uploader and two previous uploads with similar file names have already been deleted. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:47, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

@Marchjuly: Different file, similar problem: uploader not particularly likely to be copyright holder, and we should require OTRS confirmation of license. Storkk (talk) 09:17, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for checking. -- Marchjuly (talk) 20:58, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Happy holidays 2019! ;-)

    Je vous souhaite un Joyeux Noël et une bonne et heureuse année 2019. --Pierre André (talk) 16:06, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Crowd assembled in Occidental Square in front the Occidental Hotel for memorial service for President Hayes (misidentified as memorial for Garfield).jpg

At Commons:Deletion requests/File:Crowd assembled in Occidental Square in front the Occidental Hotel for memorial service for President James A Garfield, Seattle (CURTIS 283).jpeg I wrote, that this seemed to be the same date as an image of a visit by Hayes to Seattle. Some how that resulted in retitling it as a memorial for Hayes, who wasvery much alive and in office in 1878.

I presume you will have no problem with my retitling it (again), appropriately; not sure what is best done with the various redirects at this point though, so you may want to have a look and follow up. - Jmabel ! talk 17:32, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

@Jmabel: Sorry for the added confusion; the situation also wasn't helped by my having both open in different tabs and editing the description of the wrong file to boot. D'oh! Of course, I'd be grateful for any help you could provide in cleaning up my mess. Storkk (talk) 10:50, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
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