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Acción Chaqueña.pngEdit

Hello. You deleted this image (here) saying it has incorrect license with "All rights reserved", but the source for the fire is this:, where is says "CC0 Creative Commons Free for commercial use No attribution required". --Yilku1 (talk) 22:12, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

This fire safety symbol is really published under CC-0 license, but it is totally black and the deleted image was totally dark red. Shape was also different. You can upload the linked black image and use it. Taivo (talk) 10:48, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
It was because I colored it, filled the center and dwarfed it. --Yilku1 (talk) 00:39, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Rename to place of deleted fileEdit

Hi Taivo! Can I rename File:Annamanna Orsós Kanada (Niagara vízesése).jpg to File:Annamanna Orsós Kanada (Niagara-vízesés).jpg what you just deleted? I confused two filenames. If I can't, could you? --Regasterios (talk) 14:11, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

  Done Taivo (talk) 14:14, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --Regasterios (talk) 14:16, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Special Barnstar
For deleting over 200 or more of my image redirects!, Your work and help is greatly appreciated,

Apologies tho for the amount of redirects tho,
Anyway thanks again :)
Happy editing, –Davey2010Talk 17:20, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

File:George Henry Durrie - Red School House, Winter.JPGEdit

I checked the Metropolitan Museum website, and changed the date back.Wmpearl (talk) 22:56, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Complex artworkEdit

Hi Taivo. All these look like artwork that requires OTRS to me. Right? --E4024 (talk) 17:42, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes, they all need OTRS. Taivo (talk) 20:59, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

My imageEdit

Hey Taivo. Someone deleted an image I created (over a year ago) and uploaded (nearly a year ago), of the Psychedelic Fidget man (file name- File:The Psychedelic Fidget Man.png), without explaining why at all. You again failed to explain why it was removed, sticking a great big "final warning" on my talk page, again without explaining why it was deleted at all. I assumed it was a copyright violation, so I uploaded an original variant of this ( File:Fidget-Spinner Head Psychedelic Priest.png) without lettering I got from a fair-use website, just to be on the safe side. This was deleted too, no explanation! Can you give me one. I created this image, it's copyright free, and it deserves to be on Wikimedia Commons. Can't you help a newer editor like me instead of just picking on me? Thanks --Leavepuckgackle1998 (talk) 21:26, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

File:The Psychedelic Fidget Man.png was deleted by Elcobbola with reason "Copyright violation". I do not know, what kind of copyright violation is it, but educational value was weak and you added sentence "Do not use without asking me first please" into file description. This was bad: every file in Commons must be usable by everyone without any permission. File:Fidget-Spinner Head Psychedelic Priest.png was also deleted by Elcobbola with reason "Recreation of content deleted per community consensus". Taivo (talk) 07:53, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Admin Request VoteEdit

Since I cannot edit on Commons:Administrators/Requests/Elisfkc anymore, I wanted to reach out and thank you for your support on my admin request. Even though it didn't end the way I wanted, I appreciate your support. --Elisfkc (talk) 02:29, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

User:Cyberbot IEdit

Hey Taivo,

This bot is malfunctioning and should not be in use right now. It has already been blocked on enwiki for the same thing. -- 1989 (talk) 11:45, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

  Done I blocked Cyberbot I indefinitely as malfunctioning bot and notified its owner. Taivo (talk) 11:57, 28 January 2019 (UTC)


Taivo please Could you approve these images please?

Please--Qer44 (talk) 23:01, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

I have take upon myself to check this a little better. No conclusive evidence yet, though. I just looked at one picture. The Youtube website correctly states CC license, so far OK. But the same page also states "No se permite bajar videos de este canal, Copyright Dulce Osuna.". Means more or less "Not allowed to download from this channel". After searching I found a contact email, sent a question, now awaiting response. But so far it looks to me like a mistaken CC license. Have not looked at all pictures, if one is ok, the it is worth looking at the other. Note: A mexiacan television programme probably has lots of viewers, so the picture is clearly useful for Wikipedia/Commons. --Janwikifoto (talk) 21:10, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Solved. The reply came very quickly indeed. "so it must be a mistake, my editor sometimes uploads and forgets to change that part. I don't allow my videos to be downloaded and be uploaded on another youtube channel". Signed by Dulce Osuna, producer and journalist. So no CC license, and I would not approve the pictures to stay. I can forward the email if needed. --Janwikifoto (talk) 22:21, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
No need to do that, you are OTRS-member and I trust you. I'll delete them. Taivo (talk) 22:24, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, you are not OTRS-member, but I still believe you. I started to suspect problems with these files myself. Taivo (talk) 22:28, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
However, note that the uploader did the correct thing - assumed it was ok, because it did look ok. You should message the uploader what I wrote. --Janwikifoto (talk) 23:00, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
More of the same, probably to delete, search "Dulce Osuna Wikipedia" and you will find lots of pictures with the same (error) tagging. For example But I am not a deletionist, and I have no time for this. So somebody else can now take over. --Janwikifoto (talk) 23:00, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
@Qer44: Hi Sol-lol. @Janwikifoto: it keeps your feet warm and was indefblocked. Guess? - Alexis Jazz ping plz 17:56, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Expert viewEdit

Taivo, expert, how can a collage like this be PD when every item in it is copyrighted to different authors? Please teach me. Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 00:17, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

There is no different authors, but everyone of 8 photos is watermarked "© Cecile Bloch". And actually the photo isn't PD, but published under CC-BY. I reviewed the license. Taivo (talk) 07:52, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. The letters are so small, I could only device "copyright" at the beginning. :) Cheers. --E4024 (talk) 12:46, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Do you mean that Cecile Bloch probably waived the copyright, for publication in Pone journal? --Janwikifoto (talk) 18:03, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Your question goes to the expert, right? --E4024 (talk) 18:22, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I think so. The journal clearly states, that all materials published in it are CC-BY. No exceptions are stated. Cecile Bloch must know that, if she publishes something in it. Taivo (talk) 20:46, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
E4024> Ah yes I was unclear, but the question was for the expert, yes :-) And yes, his reply makes sense to me. So according to me (also) the copyright for this publication is CC-BY. However, Cecile might publish the same pictures elsewhere, under a different license. That is how I see it. Thanks for the clarification, --Janwikifoto (talk) 20:56, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

How was colombian law closed?Edit

Hello Taivo, I remember you from when you sent a message about my Charlotte-Perelli-picture used on estonian wiki. Now I need to understand a vandalism report by Patrick Rogel. You closed it with "other user wrong". However, I saw the changes actually in the law of colombia, and even Patrick Rogel stated that the changes where there. My question to you is, did you read the law? Or just the summaries that other people wrote? What did you base your decision on? Especially since it looks like Patrick Rogel himself states that he was wrong, and the other user correct. I did not read all the law, but in what I read, I found what the other user had written. I read the spanish version, not an english summary. I am not complaining, just curious. --Janwikifoto (talk) 18:02, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

As much as I remember, Patrick nominated some images uploaded by Yurilizarazu for deletion and they got deleted. Then Yurilizarazu created undeletion requests for his/her deleted files and they got oppose votes from other admins. As of today, none of them were restored. Also I nominated Yurilizarazu's last remaining upload for regular deletion (the request is still open). Under such circumstances, I considered Yurilizarazu's complaints against Patrick disruptive and I blocked him for a week. The block is now expired. The block was not related with law of Colombia and I did not read Colombian law. In my opinion the Colombian law wasn't even mentioned in Yurilizarazu's request. Taivo (talk) 20:57, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Need helpEdit

Hi Taivo, I need help because this guy @Patrick Rogel: is removing the photos that I upload to Commons, like in this [[File:Maria Teresa Belandria.jpg]] and that is a photo of the U.S Department of Defence. He is just removing my photos because he want. --Enmanuel2307 (talk) 00:13, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done @Enmanuel2307: This was a difficult problem and I thought 2 days, but at last I decided to pass the image. Taivo (talk) 18:34, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Reordering of categoriesEdit

Hi, is there a specific reason why, when you add some categories, you also reorder the existing ones? It makes it harder to tell from the diff what you actually changed, so if there is no reason for it, it would be nicer if you didn't do that. It's obviously not a big deal, I just wanted to make you aware of it. Tokfo (talk) 18:07, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

 OK Taivo (talk) 18:34, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Valencian languageEdit

Why did You delete category Valencian language?  Bojan  Talk  03:49, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

I repeat: incorrectly named) duplicate, content moved to Category:Valencià. Taivo (talk) 08:08, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files of NikkittossEdit

Do you have nothing more to do? What kind of unproven removal? Return as it was. This is not one day of my labors.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Nikkittoss (talk • contribs) 06:59, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
No, I had nothing more to do. The removal was quite proven. It is provenly illegal to restore files in first group, because they violated sculptors' copyright. For second group there are serious suspicions, that they are not your own photos. For example, many of them were taken from a website and I am not sure, that you have right to publish them without website permission. But if you really photographed the shots in second group, then please open OTRS page and look, what kind of e-mail should be sent to our permissions department in If you are really copyright holder of some of these files, then the files can be restored. Со мной можно говорить и по-русски. Taivo (talk) 08:29, 28 February 2019 (UTC)


Hi. What do you think about the "Russian bride" images uploaded by User:Anastasiaka? I have a suspicion like these being pictures used in "Find a blond wife" pages. (Don't ask me how I came to know the existence of them pages. :-) --E4024 (talk) 15:53, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

I don't know ... You can nominate them all for deletion as likely copyright violations. Taivo (talk) 16:02, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Auto bricks machineEdit

Hello, my friend. Would you please take a look at file:Auto bricks making machine 01.jpeg? If the description says shot in Hainan, then I own the photo and Facebook took it. Thank you so much. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 05:31, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Others in the group:1 2 3

Note that the filenames are not quite something I'd pick, but the 01 02 03 are. Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 05:33, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Numbered files had description "This machine is manufactured in China and supplied by China Bangla Engineers & Consultants Ltd., Bangladesh. Auto bricks machine in Bangladesh." Unnumbered file had description "Automatic clay bricks manufacturing plant provided by China Bangla Engineers & Consultants Ltd., Bangladesh." The files did not look at all like own work, but like taken from promotional catalogue. Taivo (talk) 07:39, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Ah understood. Okay, thanks. I must have gotten them from somewhere that said they were free. My apologies for believing them. Thanks for the deletes. Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 05:00, 10 March 2019 (UTC)


Hi Taivo, my recent edit was a mistake, I am sorry about this. I'm not sure how this did happen. Thanks for reverting. Regards, --Kleeblatt187 (talk) 09:00, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Category:Blues BassistsEdit

I see that you deleted this category and that it was effectively replaced with Category:Blues bass guitarists. I just left a message to this effect with Synthwave.94, but I'll repeat it here. I'm to understand that a bass guitar is the same instrument that is normally called an electric bass and that a standup bass or double bass is a different instrument. The replacement category contained Willie Dixon, who to the best of my knowledge never played electric bass. So are we misidentifying things here and should still have a category for blues bassists as a parent category of bass guitarists instead of the arrangement you created?RadioKAOS (talk) 22:53, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

  Comment Sorry, I do not know anything about music and I have not heard about Willie Dixon. I deleted the category, because it was nominated for speedy deletion, it was empty and had obviously incorrect name ("bassists" should have small b). Do as you want, but please write "bass" or "bassists" with b, not with B. Taivo (talk) 07:58, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Two Deletion Request can be closedEdit

Hello Taivo, I wanted to ask you, if you could delete these two files: Commons:Deletion requests/File:3-dimetilammino-propenetiale.jpg and Commons:Deletion requests/File:Sodium hydrosulfide.png. They are open since 8 days now and I think their is no argument against deleting it! Thanks in advance, Chem Sim 2001 (talk) 16:27, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

  This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Chem Sim 2001 (talk) 20:36, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of file GIEC report graph 1 - portuguese.pngEdit


I'm sorry to see you deleted the file

I knew it's not under the correct copyright to be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons, but as explained in the file description I wanted to upload it first before asking for permission to IPCC.

Can you point me to the procedure to ask for permission to IPCC to have this graph on Commons ?

Thanks --Effco (talk) 08:31, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Please open COM:OTRS page and look, what kind of e-mail should be sent to our permissions department at After the permission is received and processed, the files can be restored. Taivo (talk) 08:34, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Ok, I'm gonna do that. Would you allow me to temporarily re-uploaded the file on my own workspace to display it on my homepage so that I can show IPCC what will be the look of the image on wikimedia commons as I translated it in Portuguese ? --Effco (talk) 09:19, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
No, such thing as "file on my own workspace" does not exist. Every file in Commons can be used everywhere. Taivo (talk) 09:22, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Ok thanks. One last question. Since the image is my own translation in Portuguese of the original IPCC image, can I upload it on Commons as my own work, then ask permission to IPCC ? --Effco (talk) 10:21, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
No, it would be derivative work of copyrighted image. Taivo (talk) 10:23, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Gee that's tough. So how people translating images generally do to upload their files in commons ? --Effco (talk) 10:28, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
At first, the source image must be in Commons under free license. After that you can translate it, crop it and so on. If source image is not in Commons, then you must start from obtaining OTRS-permission. For example, you can upload the translated image into own website under license "All rights reserved" and then ask from copyright holder "Do you agree to publish the file under CC-BY-SA-4.0 license?" Sometimes copyright holder doesn't agree, then there's nothing to do. Taivo (talk) 10:37, 18 March 2019 (UTC)


Äkki kustutad selle. Kasutaja pani sama faili topelt üles, kuna üks läks vale nimega (lingitu). Kruusamägi (talk) 14:49, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Come closerEdit

Hi Taivo. I thought I saw there a horse. :) Was it another animal? Really, tell me, I have a great curiosity now... --E4024 (talk) 22:13, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

I did not see there any animal. Really. Taivo (talk) 22:22, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
After taking a second look, I saw horse head. Sorry. But quality was not good. Taivo (talk) 22:25, 19 March 2019 (UTC)


Hi, deleting this file has broken many pages that used it as a placeholder. E.g. CommonsDelinker erased it from de:Portal:Sizilien/Bild des Monats/Archiv, before after. What was wrong here? --Sitacuisses (talk) 22:17, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

  Done At moment it seems, that this was my error. I restored the file. Taivo (talk) 22:21, 19 March 2019 (UTC)


Hi Taivo. I see that you speak English, Russian, German... other than your mother tongue. (What else? :) And the "consulta": The files in Category:Stelios Haji-Ioannou are perfectly PD, IYO? Gracias. --E4024 (talk) 19:24, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

I do not know. The files were uploaded in 2008 and their license was never reviewed. I would call them grandfathered old files and let them be.
What about other languages? I have never learned them, but due to similarity with other languages I understand something about most Slavonic languages, also Dutch and Finnish ... But too few for saying fi-1 in my babel box. Taivo (talk) 07:34, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

File:Woman with string bikini.pngEdit

Can you please explain why did you deleted this file. You claimed in the deletion log that this image was a "Copyright violation; see Commons:Licensing (F1)". However, if you make a google image search to this image, the only "sources" to this image are copies of Wikipedia and the only image with the same resolution was in Where is the source to this so called "copyright violation". Even in metadata there is zero proof of copyright violations. The image was uploaded in 17:13, 30 May 2017 and the given date of the shooting was 30 July 2016. Nothing in the metadata, besides "Horizontal resolution 37.79 dpc; Vertical resolution 37.79 dpc; Date and time of digitizing 20:50, 3 February 2017". Date and time of digitizing is the date where this version, in this resolution, was created, nothing more

Worst, in Commons:Deletion requests/File:Woman with string bikini.png your deletion rationale has nothing to do with copyright, as you said that you deleted this image because "Cwe have enough girls with bikinis in Commons" aka censorship. Even worst you deleted an image in scope, without any remote possibility of personality rights problem (the depicted woman has her face covered) .

Worst even, in your censorship, you deleted an image that was in use in Wikipedia, in two different articles in two languages: fr:Variantes du bikini, (in use until deletion) and en:Bikini variants (in use until deletion).

May i remind that in Commons:Project_scope#File_in_use_in_another_Wikimedia_project, it says "A media file that is in use on one of the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation is considered automatically to be useful for an educational purpose, as is a file in use for some operational reason such as within a template or the like. Such a file is not liable to deletion simply because it may be of poor quality: if it is in use, that is enough. (...) It should be stressed that Commons does not exist to editorialise on other projects – that an image is in use on a non talk/user page is enough for it to be within scope."

Censorship of images because "we have enough girls with bikinis in Commons" and editorialization of other projects for the same reason? I see that scope policies is something that is not be used, but instead the tastes, views and criteria of an individual. Tm (talk) 20:01, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

The user who uploaded the image (User:Estalink) is blocked on Spanish Wikipedia for being a sockpuppet of User:Tajotep. They are active here. You could always ask them where the images came from. Someone might want to look at all those spaghetti western images they have uploaded as public domain. World's Lamest Critic (talk) 22:24, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
As I opened the DR (for dubious own work) let me add a word or two: I took Taivo's words "we have enough girls with bikinis in Commons" as deleting a dubious file for our precautionary principle. (No problem one girl less.) "Censure and Taivo" I have never seen them together here. Best. --E4024 (talk) 02:48, 29 March 2019 (UTC)
In my opinion all uploads of Estalink are copyright violations and I created Commons:Deletion requests/Files of Estalink. Taivo (talk) 08:15, 29 March 2019 (UTC)
If you do a Google search on "Rogelio Cano" (the original name of Estalink's account) you will see that there is a professional photographer by that name. World's Lamest Critic (talk) 03:12, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Revision deletionEdit

Hi Taivo. Would you mind deleting the 19:24, 17 September 2018 revision for File:Margaret Thatcher 1984.jpg? I uploaded that particular revision under the mistaken belief that there was a difference in quality, of which there was none, effectively making that revision an unnecessary duplicate of the previous one. Thanks! AlbanGeller (talk) 15:00, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

  Done I hided it. Taivo (talk) 15:03, 31 March 2019 (UTC)


This is not a simple logo and there is no direct link to the source to see its status. DR? --E4024 (talk) 13:04, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

You can create a deletion request. You can add {{no permission since}} template. You can even search and open Yarasan Democratic Organization website and look directly license of website and if it is not free, then nominate the logo for speedy deletion. Taivo (talk) 13:11, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

United States v. $29,410.00Edit

Hey there Taivo!

I hope things are going well for you. I am writing to request you undelete this file as it is within the scope of Commons. Specifically, it met COM:INUSE as it was/is being used for transcription at English Wikisource. I have no clue what the nominator (Office-Innovatis) was on about by claiming it was being used to blackmail another person. If that user has concerns, they reasonably should be taken to m:OTRS. The case is decently famous, so I have no clue who the person being blackmailed could be (they also didn't make a request we delete the transcribed version at Wikisource...).

Thank you for your contributions! –MJLTalk 22:05, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

  Comment @MJL:, there exists Wikisource:file:US V. $29,410.00.pdf in Wikisource. The file has 3 pages. Pages 1 and 2 has been proofread, although not validated, and their filenames do not match. Page 3 does not exist as separate file. "The case is decently famous" – not sure, Walter Kevin Moore is still not mentioned in Search "29,410.00" in does not return anything. Please answer: why the file should be in Commons? Taivo (talk) 07:17, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Pages 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are all now broken. Page 1 is just a redirect to the new transcription, but really that is in error since is a proofread from the now deleted file. My point remains that the case is the significant detail, not the claimant Walter Moore. It is cited by the US supreme (Link v. Wabash Railroad Co.). A justice sitting on the bench with Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion (link). It has even been cited in the 6th District as recently as 2017. The file we have on Wikisource is vastly inferior to the one our volunteers already proofread. I don't see why their time and effort should go to waste. –MJLTalk 18:46, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  Done I restored the image. Taivo (talk) 06:06, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Leave aside admin workEdit

Please. For 15-20 minutes max. Help me to make a good "Turks" collage: At the moment we have got two -quite lousy- versions, File:The Turks 2007 2.png and File:TurkishPeople.jpg. Be a good "common user" (gnome) and unite these two to make a new one, before Admin Taivo deletes both for having a deleted item each of them. (Indeed I'm happy that these ugly galleries will be deleted. :) The main problem is I have no clue how to make such a thingy myself. Asking too much? Guess not. I even hope you to say "C'mon, we shall find better images and make a real good one, there is not even one modern Turkish woman here in this crap!" Thanks either way. --E4024 (talk) 22:14, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

  Comment I have never made such collages. In addition, I do not know, which Turkish people are enough famous and which are not. The proper file should have for example 12 or 20 images. If the file is meant for using in different language Wikipedias, then height of the file could be slightly bigger than width. Why don't you try yourself? If you really do not want to do it yourself, then I need 12 or 20 famous names. For women, please see category:Women of Turkey by name – of course you knew that before I said it. Taivo (talk) 07:50, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I was only hoping you to ask me the names, frankly I'm too "IT old" to do these things. People change the time on their mobile phones to adapt to summertime and I use it wrongly three months! I will make you a name/file list ASAP. Thanks again. --E4024 (talk) 13:28, 8 April 2019 (UTC)


I placed ladies first, and added "legend" and info in parentheses. In case you need that... Please let's make people "looking towards each other".

File:Saadet Ozkan IWOC 1.jpg Saadet Özkan (educator and activist) File:Neslihan Darnel 1.jpg Neslihan Demir (volleyball player) File:(Tansu Çiller) Rueda de prensa de Felipe González y la primera ministra de Turquía. Pool Moncloa. 16 de noviembre de 1995 (cropped) (cropped).jpeg Tansu Çiller (first female prime minister of Turkey) File:Turkish woman in Ottoman costume 2.jpg Turkish model in Ottoman costume File:Muazzez İlmiye Çığ in Mersin.jpg Muazzez İlmiye Çığ (Sumerologist) File:ElifShafak Ask EbruBilun Wiki.jpg Elif Şafak (writer) File:İpek Soylu (16481047665) (cropped).jpg İpek Soylu (tennis player) File:Eda Erdem(cropped) (2).jpg Eda Erdem (volleyball player) File:Halide adivar.jpg Halide Edip Adıvar (activist and writer)

File:Mustafa Kemal Atatürk .jpg Mustafa Kemal Atatürk File:Gentile Bellini 003.jpg Sultan Mehmed II, the "Conqueror" by G. Bellini File:Suleyman I of the Ottoman Empire.jpg Suleiman the Magnificent File:Pamuk.jpg Orhan Pamuk (writer) File:Bundesarchiv Bild 183-14811-0012, Berlin, 3. Deutscher Schriftsteller-Kongress (cropped).jpg Nazım Hikmet (poet) (The third hand could be cut off, please?) File:Suleyman Demirel 1998.jpg Süleyman Demirel (President and seven times prime minister of Turkey) File:Erdogan20120326.jpg Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (President and prime minister of Turkey) File:Naim Süleymanoğlu 1989 Paraguay stamp.jpg Naim Süleymanoğlu File:Taha Akgül Rio2016.jpg Taha Akgül (Olympic gold medalist)

  • Taivo, firstly I will add one or two kids, as they are also part of the Turkish society. Secondly I did not add any Turkish Jews, Armenians, Kurds, etc because the galleries I wish to replace were intended as "ethnic ones"! How can you decide ethnicity on a people who is the heir of several huge empires? Each of us has some "alter ego" in their identity, be this culture, blood, or even religion. Whatever, later I will ask some other kind user -not to abuse your goodwill- to add the lacking elements to also make a "Turkish People" or "People of Turkey" (not to disturb the ethnicity champs :) gallery. Thanks a lot and in advance. --E4024 (talk) 15:19, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
  • File:Melda - panoramio.jpg Melda
  • File:Alp-eren-khamis-2003-1.jpg Alperen (needs a crop perhaps)
  • I counted 20 already, but noticed that among politicians (they are always too many :) I have been unjust to Ecevit, a national hero for Turkish Cypriots, for saving them from... Here: File:Bülent Ecevit 2000.jpg. Please use your own good judgement to choose. I can propose you other people from culture and sports etc, but you also can find your way. Thanks, thanks, thanks. --E4024 (talk) 21:08, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Complex and simple logosEdit

Why complex logos needs OTRS permission, how about simple logos? Does simple logos needs OTRS permission? -2001:E68:4424:F7AE:D5DF:B718:1B4F:C2AA 17:08, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

No, simple logos do not need any permission. How to distinguish simple and complex logos? See threshold of originality for that. Taivo (talk) 17:09, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Descriptions based on wrong geotagsEdit

Hi Taivo, you just added to several images on my watchlist (and maybe others that I didn't see) descriptions that were wrong, describing locations several kilometers away from where the photo was actually taken. You clearly based them on the geotag, but that geotag was directly copied from Flickr, clearly never reviewed, and probably based on a faulty GPS receiver or similar. I removed both the description and the geotag in these cases (the categories were already right), but please in the future don't add more wrong information based on already wrong information; that's worse than no information at all, since it misleads viewers. Tokfo (talk) 11:14, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. I'll remove these descriptions. Usually I do not add such descriptions, but these files did not have description at all. You can add better descriptions. You said "and maybe others I didn't see" – no such files. Taivo (talk) 11:21, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Admin questionsEdit

Hi, Taivo. Please have a look at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Təbriz qarnıyarığı.jpg. I, naturally, like most common(s) users learned to make DRs -among other things- from more experienced ones, like yourself. I have seen you making similar DRs many times: "Small photo w/o EXIF". IMHO these are deleted for "precaution". 1. Am I right? 2. If I am wrong, in what? 3. If I am right and they delete files in your similar DRs (well let me not be unjust, closing admins also deleted several files DR'ed by me in this way :) does that mean we have double standards, one for admins and another for people like me? Just curious. Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 19:45, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

I do not believe double standards here. You nominated for deletion a photo uploaded by Orartu. Orartu uploaded a lot of photos about local food. They are somehow similar and own work is really quite possible. I would be in difficulties when closing such request. The closer could decide both ways, he chose to keep and this is matter of luck. When I find such file, then I usually look uploader's other contributions and if they have similar problems, then I make a bulk request. But Orartu's food pictures ... Maybe they are really own work? Taivo (talk) 21:49, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
Maybe. Thank you. BTW when am I getting my "Turks" gift for my hard work, before or after Semana Santa? Will you take some free days and have a rest from Common(er)s? All the best. --E4024 (talk) 14:47, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
@E4024:, it was more difficult than I previously thought. In addition, there's personal unhappiness in my family. At moment I do not do that and I'll take a week-long wikibreak. Sorry. Taivo (talk) 12:30, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
I see that you're sad and confused. Take care brother, we all passed similar periods. Please take care of yourself and your family. Friendly hug and lots of solidarity. --E4024 (talk) 14:49, 26 April 2019 (UTC)


Taivo, please delete all dubble immage the url error and for privacy, i'm a author "2 times unfarly nominated for deletion ([Edit=Allow only administrators] (expires 08:19, 15 October 2019 (UTC)) [Move=Allow only administrators] (expires 08:19, 15 October 2019 (UTC)) [Upload=Allow only administrators] (expires 08:19, 15 October 2019 (UTC))) thank" -->> 20:31, 15 April 2019 Patatebollenti

  Done? I deleted half of dozen duplicates speedily and nominated some for deletion. Taivo (talk) 17:01, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Revision deletion 2Edit

Hi again Taivo. Would you mind deleting the 22:05, 16 April 2019 revision for File:Andrew Bonar Law 01.jpg? I uploaded that particular revision by mistake using the CropTool when I didn’t intend to. Thanks! AlbanGeller (talk) 21:09, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

  Done Taivo (talk) 06:03, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser accessEdit

Hi Taivo, happy Easter. Can you consider assigning permissions at Commons:Requests for rights#AlbanGeller? Thanks! AlbanGeller (talk) 13:52, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

  Done Taivo (talk) 18:26, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

File:Blackjack close-up.jpgEdit

Hi Taivo! Thanks for your message, you said The file cannot be deleted on that reason, because it is used. but I don't see the old version to be used on any site. Did I miss something? --ElooKoN (talk) 13:21, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

  Done. I misunderstood you. You requested speedy deletion of only first version. I deleted it. Taivo (talk) 14:31, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Sir! --ElooKoN (talk) 06:22, 23 April 2019 (UTC)


Otsisin lüsosüümist pilte ja komistasin selle otsa. Selline materjal kuulub muidu kustutamisele, jah? Samal kasutajal on muudki kahtlast sisu lisatud. Kruusamägi (talk) 06:41, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Kustutad seda kahtlast kraami? Kruusamägi (talk) 09:02, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
Jajah, mõtlesin, et esitan varsti kogu selle kupatuse kustutamiseks. Taivo (talk) 16:57, 15 May 2019 (UTC)


Thanks for approving my AWB access request for Commons. Question: how do I get an icon set up to access AWB Commons? I already have one for en-wikipedia but I need a commons one. Thanks Hmains (talk) 03:00, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Do you mean {{User AutoWikiBrowser}}? Taivo (talk) 05:54, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
No, I mean what is the IP address or whatever I need in order to bring up an AWB session in Commons in order to make use of it. Thanks Hmains (talk) 15:14, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
COM:AutoWikiBrowser says: "To use it on Commons (if you have access), go to Options -> Preferences -> Site -> Project and choose "commons"". Taivo (talk) 16:58, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Sorry to bother you again, I have just created an account, user:Hmcmn2, which I would like to try to use for AWB Commons work--though I don't know if this will work out yet. If this is ok, can you approve AWB in Commons for this userid. Thanks Hmains (talk) 15:49, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
never mind, I seem to have figured things out. Hmains (talk) 22:47, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Piltide teisaldamineEdit

selle kasutaja User:Aeg-ruum-2 90 pilti (kõik pildid on kasutusel etwiki artiklis et:Märt Bormeister noorem) tuleks panna temanimelisse kategooriasse Category:Märt Bormeister. V-o oskate seda (pool)automaatselt teha--Estopedist1 (talk) 07:04, 28 April 2019 (UTC)


Selle kohta tuli luba. Oleks vaja taastada. Kruusamägi (talk) 09:02, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

@Kruusamägi:   Done. Taivo (talk) 09:04, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
Samuti sooviks lasta taastada selle. Kruusamägi (talk) 16:26, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Kruusamägi:   Done. Taivo (talk) 20:50, 15 May 2019 (UTC)


Tuleks taastada need pildid ja viia etwikisse, varustades need etwikis malliga {{KunstiteoseFoto}}

--Estopedist1 (talk) 12:39, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

kordan. Vist jäi eelnev kommentaar kahe silma vahele--Estopedist1 (talk) 16:50, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@Estopedist1: Taastasin. Kas viid ise eesti vikisse või katsun ise teha? Taivo (talk) 16:55, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
katsun ise ära teha. Annan teada, kui Commonsist võib need kolm pilti kustutada--Estopedist1 (talk) 17:01, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
see käibki vist kõik käsitsi. Või ma lihtsalt ei tunne asja. Igastahes need kolm pilti võib nüüd Commonsist kustutada. Ette tänades!--Estopedist1 (talk) 17:29, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I saw you put a deletion request on my upload "TippieCOBlogo." I agree with this request, could you please delete the logo? It turns out someone did upload it as nonfree media. TippieLover1921 (talk) 19:25, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Some page create to Allthingsgo and the sock of Allthingsgo in commonsEdit

  1. User_talk:S465499642 (As you can see from history of User:S465499642, that's Allthingsgo.)
  2. File_talk:Lo-YunShui.png (The only contributor is S465499642, the only content "Cheers!")
  3. User:Advogato2 (You nominated it for deletion as Allthingsgo sock.)
  4. Category_talk:Zhu_Ming_(thinker) (The only contributor is Advogato2.)
  5. User:Lzhwp (You nominated it for deletion as Allthingsgo sock.)
  6. Category_talk:User_和平奮鬥救地球 (The only contributor is Lzhwp.)
  7. User talk:Shizhao/luxun (Only two contributors: Allthingsgo and you.)
  8. File talk:UpRising-zh.png (Only two contributors: Allthingsgo and you.)
  9. File talk:William Browder.jpg (Allthinsgo created it (useful edit!), you nominated it for deletion.)
  10. File talk:YeDaDa.tiff (The only contributor is Allthingsgo.)

There have some evidence (See above) can prove Allthingsgo and this user use the sock to do the vandalism of sock,but these page had been deleted,I need to see their evidence archive and record in the LTA page for Allthingsgo only,thanks.--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 08:51, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Such files are generally not restored. For restoring there's COM:UDEL. But I commented every file. Taivo (talk) 09:15, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Also,
  1. User_talk:S465499642 content is (this user name+time+Allthingsgo?/this user name+time+ping Allthingsgo?)
  2. File_talk:Lo-YunShui.png have any sign in here?
  3. User:Advogato2 content is (See history)?Have any sign in here?
  4. Category_talk:Zhu_Ming_(thinker) content is?Have any sign in here?
  5. User:Lzhwp content is (See history)?Have any sign in here?
  6. User:Category_talk:User_和平奮鬥救地球 content is?Have any sign in here?
  7. User talk:Shizhao/luxun content is (See history)?Have any sign in here?
  8. File talk:UpRising-zh.png content is (See history)?Have any sign in here?
  9. File talk:William Browder.jpg content is?Have any sign in here?
  10. File talk:YeDaDa.tiff content is?Have any sign in here?

--MCC214#ex umbra in solem 09:24, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

  Not done. @MCC214: I'm afraid, you want too much. You are not an administrator in any project. The only project, where you have made more than 1000 edits, is a Chinese Wikipedia. I do not trust you. I'm afraid, that you want to know, who is Allthingsgo, for persecuting and punishing him/her in real life. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I do not want to fulfill your request. Please ask any global or Commons checkuser. Taivo (talk) 10:20, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
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