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Have a lookEdit

Good admin. --E4024 (talk) 09:22, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

I wanted to delete it, but deletion of that file is allowed only for translation administrators, so I could not delete it. Taivo (talk) 09:30, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
Still you are a good admin. (I like you. :) --E4024 (talk) 09:33, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:FloridaLotteryLogoOld.pngEdit

Please reopen this discussion so I can add the new image. The uploader hasn't provided any proof for the license in question. In fact, I blocked the uploader for using superseded images as an end-around to several DRs I created. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:35, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

  Done. I re-opened it. Taivo (talk) 16:40, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Speedy Review as no Appeal - Picture Deletion Dispute (Copyright issue)Edit

@Taivo: The copyright tagger TBMNY claims i copyright these 2 pictures i took at event.

:: I'll just settle this right now since you're blatantly lying. THIS is one of the images you uploaded. THIS is a low quality screenshot from the PPV. Nice try, though. Did you think nobody would notice? TBMNY (talk) 16:28, 8 April 2018 (UTC) 

My Response, I am still standing by my stance : My Own Work:

  • The screenshot (streched version) you provided is recently uploaded while my uploaded picture of Max Holloway was updated many days before yours.
  • Not the same
  • I used Iphone to take picture at event
  • My Own Work - No Copyright rules were broken and the pictures should be speedy restore as user did not give any chance to appeal until the photo was deleted

BusriderSF2015 (talk) 18:18, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

@BusriderSF2015:, can you upload a source file: big version with complete EXIF data of your mobile phone? After that I'll believe you and will restore the photo. Taivo (talk) 18:33, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
@Taivo: its a recovery file from iphone that storage issues (with partly damage data ), i cant recover anymore cause i thought its okay once it was upload for days. What should i do? BusriderSF2015 (talk) 18:46, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, that case own work is not plausible. I don't restore it. Taivo (talk) 18:49, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

@Taivo: Additional respond to the user, I also want to say the Fake Deletion Tagging of that user did not prove anything. Copyright were rules followed / No Evidence or No Legal Notice

  • No Evidence of the Originals images (you claim) before my pictures was uploaded. You created those stretched version few days after the my picture was uploaded. (Why Admins did not look at that part)
  • Did Lawyers contact you to force you to make a speedy deletion action(without allowing user to appeal and collect data)?

None of those met, i do not want go through this ridiculous process again, were users can easily tag for speedy deletion without allowing users to easily appeal to prepare for details . Its overall timing issue in that tagger view. There no copyright issue of any those pictures. I do have hundreds restored files (secured) and will re-upload different one in the future. Have a nice day BusriderSF2015 (talk) 21:52, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

@BusriderSF2015:, we do not contact lawyers, because administrators are lawyers themselves. Copyright violations can be deleted speedily, if needed. I allowed you to appeal and you confessed, that you cannot give evidence for own work. This shows: decision to delete the file speedily was correct. Taivo (talk) 22:13, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

@Taivo: It my own work, i did not admit anything as there no copyright, but will upload (with the data you wanted) the same 2 picture was removed but different version and zoomout showing you that i was at the event. Will do in the future. This Completely baseless, excessive tagging of speedy deletion and overboard, use too much time, What done is done, and have nice day.BusriderSF2015 (talk) 22:17, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

@Taivo: I know that you've already concluded that the images deserved to be removed, but just to completely settle the whole thing, THIS is one of the images he uploaded that was removed. THIS is a low quality screenshot from a UFC broadcast. They're clearly identical. TBMNY (talk) 22:46, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

No further comments after as there no copyright and fully denied all copyright accusations. It my Own Work. Due inproper speedy deletion i was not able prepare details. It is what it is, no copyright issue...however Non-Copyright issue violation is being resolved BusriderSF2015 (talk) 02:35, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

More questionsEdit

Selam Taivo; I wonder how we act against YouTube: The following note ("This video, screenshot or audio excerpt was originally uploaded on YouTube under a CC license.") makes those files (pics and videos) free to upload to Commons? How do we separate these from others, as everyday we've been deleting YouTube files here? Ty. --E4024 (talk) 14:38, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

There must be link to original YouTube video. YouTube videos have one of two possible licenses: standard license and reuse-allowed license. Videos with standard license are ineligible for Commons, reuse-allowed videos and their screenshots can be uploaded into Commons. Taivo (talk) 14:44, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
This one for example? --E4024 (talk) 16:16, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes, this photo is allowed. Taivo (talk) 16:20, 9 April 2018 (UTC)


Taivo, please close Commons:Deletion requests/File:Иван-Демидов.jpg. I could try to do it myself, but I'm not sure if I can. Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 16:03, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

  Done. Taivo (talk) 16:43, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Possible deletion reasonEdit

Hello, I've noticed you responded to my earlier deletion request. I'd like to have your opinion on a possible reason for deletion: In,_1983) there is some 100 images of one ship taking a turn on the sea (e.g.,_to_exit_through_the_Eastern_Gap,_2015_08_17_(53).JPG_-_panoramio.jpg), with negligible differences between each other. There is nothing wrong with any single image, but in my view such a high number is meaningless. I've seen numerous cases similar to this... JiriMatejicek (talk) 12:27, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure, what to do. They can stay like they are. Maybe somebody wants to create a .gif file using all hundred photos in sequence. You can move them all into separate category, if you want, but in my opinion deletion is not needed. Taivo (talk) 13:48, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Own worksEdit

Hi, Taivo, can you have a look at User:Nsskg's uploads? Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 13:40, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

I'll nominate some of them soon for deletion. Taivo (talk) 12:32, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Hi again. I'm trying to categorize the uploads of User:Samvaadfx; some of them seem quite dubious to stay here, IMHO. If you can have a quick look, maybe I will not have worked in vain. Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 12:07, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Own work is dubious. I'll nominate them after couple of days for deletion. Taivo (talk) 12:32, 26 April 2018 (UTC)


You started an edit war without a slightest attempt to substantiate your position, although there are many venues where you could at least attempt to do it. I claim accs are globally locked – it doesn’t require special proof, is easily verifiable. It is your claim which requires proof. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:06, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

I do not consider this an edit war, because I did not remove any information. Taivo (talk) 10:09, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Well… edit war is explicitly this incident. Again, which traits or technical indicators support Taivo’s position? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:18, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Please look contributions of Open proxies 4 lyfe (talk · contribs). The user tagged a lot of sockpuppets of INC with category Russavia. Obviously nobody else than INC does such thing. And I repeat: this is not edit war, because I did not remove any information. Taivo (talk) 10:23, 17 April 2018 (UTC) (talk contribs WHOIS RBL tools luxo's crossblock block user block log checkuser) is situated in Moscow Region and its relation to the North American troll is unlikely. Why should the troll do anything with user_talk: Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:45, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
OK, some relation exists. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:48, 17 April 2018 (UTC)


Taivo, I think I never requested the closing of a DR from an admin, but Commons:Deletion requests/File:DMicroLatino Mercenario 717.png is an easy case and the concerned person disturbs a lot. FYI. --E4024 (talk) 15:19, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

  Done. Generally such requests are really not good. This can be considered a closer-choosing. But this is an exception, because the file was eligible even for speedy deletion. Taivo (talk) 15:35, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Taivo, I know; this is why I avoid it. I also know "the file was eligible even for speedy deletion". If not, I would not disturb you. --E4024 (talk) 15:40, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Subte - Peru Station - Ads from early 1900s - P2030015.JPGEdit

Hello, Taivo. Could you please tell me the upload date of the this file? I believe I uploaded before 2010 (which would make it older than the publicity campain that supposedly has a copyright on the current images), and should thus not have been removed. Thank you very much. MarianoC (talk) 18:50, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

It was uploaded at 05:16, 4 February 2006. The art had no artist's name and no creation time. The art looks old, but not enough old to assume public domain without evidence. If you say, that the work is anonymous – how do you know, that it is anonymous? Taivo (talk) 19:06, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't mean it is anonymous, but that it was not part of the 2010 campaign from an ad company that was claiming copyright after which a bunch of similar, but newer, images where deleted (see the deletion discussion).
Considering that the reason of deletion is not valid, do you think it would make sense to restore the image? Perhaps reopen the deletion conversation? Even the original requester for deletion agrees with this. I think the image has a lot of value, as it represents the stations almost 100 years ago, and there are no reasons to believe it is under any copyright. I hope we can have it back. Thanks, MarianoC (talk) 21:56, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
@Marianocecowski: I see no reason to restore the photo, because I still suspect copyright violation. For restoring the photo Commons must know, who is the artist and when (s)he died, also approximately when the artwork was created. Taivo (talk) 11:54, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Andrew3789 Mass deleted photo gallery of laureatesEdit

Dear Taivo and Spinningspark; Lets analyze carefully the story and suppositions raised by Spinning Spark. I have already provided many evidences including names of people who provided photos for the article on Zener Prize. In contrast, Spinning Spark did not provide any evidence. I should emphasize that a complete list of names, e-mails and documentation is available for your analysis. Photos were resized to a small format by purpose, i.e. to show clearly the face and make photos more suitable for wikipedia. As clearly stated in my previous letter all photos were provided by laureates or colleagues/family of laureates. These photos are perfectly legal and licence free. Hereby, I declare that I am the right person responsible for all uploaded photos and any legal procedure. Hence, if you have any critical comments or questions you are welcome to ask questions. I would be happy to provide all details. I am frustrated that our unique photo of Clarence Zener was also deleted. This photo was provided by Professor A.Riviere from France. He decided to make this photo available to everybody. This is the ONLY ONE licence-free photo of Clarence Melvin Zener in internet. I am ready to provide e-mail address of Professor Riviere for fast verification.

Professor Cantelli explained one fine missing detail mentioned in my e-mail this morning: 'Concerning the photo of Koester, I wrote to my old colleagues Hael Mughrabi and Essman, but I did not get any answer ... I wil try again late tomorrow with a much younger colleague and try to sort out info about Koester Award". As already explained negotiations with distinguished (very old) professors from Max-Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany are in progress (To avoid any inconsistences please note that this Institute was also renamed few years ago. The ICIFUAS Prize was renamed into the Zener Prize in September 1993).

Reply to Spinning Spark: You did not mention in your notice on Articles for deletion/Zener Prize that 39 original links to ASA Prize winners: are listed in en:ASA Gold Medal. This list should be promptly checked. This list also includes the original link to Warren Perry Mason (used in the article on Zener Prize) . All these links must have been redirected to the main ASA page: quite recently (2-3 weeks ago?). In a similar time span you published a new article on WP Mason (en:Warren P. Mason). It should be emphasized that you overlooked or did not consider the last sentence from the text published by Mason’s friend Robert N. Thurston ( ): “In 1969, Warren Mason was again honored formally. At the International Conference on Ultrasonic Attenuation and Internal Friction in Crystalline Solids, held at Brown University, he was presented with an award for outstanding contributions to the subject of the conference.” This explains why the link was used in the article. In fact, you cited Robert N. Thurston's work many times in your article.

I have to conclude that you simply overlooked this sentence or you deleted the last sentence. At any rate, I hope that you will find this information useful ( a copy of Thurston's paper published under old ASA link is available). It can be concluded that 39 original ASA links are not faked references. The link for Mason is also not a faked link. It is not clear why you suggested that this particular link is dead? and not recoverable. As an author of the new article on W.P. Mason you should know all details. I hope that the issue of Mason's photo may be solved with old colleagues of Professor Arthur Nowick. Masons photo was not provided by Mason's family; to my knowledge this photo must have been used during many lectures). You may try to approach Mason's family in the US. Dear Taivo, would you be so kind to send this message to Spinning Spark? I would also appreciate to your decision concerning our photo-gallery. In the case of problems let me know what kind of documentation is required to provide complementary evidences.

Sincerely Yours, Andrew3789 (talk) 22:15, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

I replied on your user talkpage. Taivo (talk) 08:35, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Undeletion requestsEdit

Questions about your closure of Commons:Deletion requests/File:Clementine Hunter (13269966095).jpgEdit

The archive that the image came from says "Some of the images, text and other content (collectively, the "Content") is protected by copyright law. In some cases, the copyright is owned by other parties, and Harvard is making the Content available to you under license or under the fair use doctrine". It seems obvious to me that the Flickr feed does not account for copyright status. We are you assuming that this is copyright free instead of remaining under the copyright of the photographer Judith Sedwick? World's Lamest Critic (talk) 14:33, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

I researched the problem more thoroughly and decided to change my decision. Taivo (talk) 17:32, 1 May 2018 (UTC)
That's the same info I left in the deletion discussion. Thank you for changing your closure. World's Lamest Critic (talk) 21:37, 1 May 2018 (UTC)


"Adobe Photoshop CS6 Windows" in MetaData: Is that an own work? --E4024 (talk) 14:09, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure. You can create a deletion request and look, is it deleted or not. Taivo (talk) 14:11, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Deletion requestEdit


About Commons:Deletion requests/File:Soldat Louis - Monthey mars 2009 -07.jpg. Can you send me (email) the photography. I'm author of the photography. Thanks a lot.

Regards. Ludo (talk) 14:32, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

@Ludo29:, I do not know your e-mail address. "Email this user" feature in tools allows to send text messages, but not pictures. Taivo (talk) 19:42, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
ludovic.peron at thanks Ludo (talk) 19:57, 2 May 2018 (UTC)


hi. i think this file has copyright and also the name of the uploader is the same name of the person in the picture. regards--مصعب (talk) 14:56, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

  Done. Deleted. Next time, please nominate for regular deletion ({{delete}}) or speedy deletion ({{speedydelete}}). Taivo (talk) 15:09, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for stopping Sealle (talk · contribs) rampageEdit

User_talk:Armenius_vambery#images_without_proper_licensing and further instances. 17:47, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

User:Castillo blancoEdit

Hi Taivo. Can you make Castillo Blanco autopatrolled? Good user. --E4024 (talk) 11:00, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

  Done Taivo (talk) 11:08, 16 May 2018 (UTC)



Thanks for having quickly delete file : File:Cathédrale d'Évry - panoramio.jpg.

Some robots make imports into Commons of a lot of non-free photos of recent buildings in France (from Flickr or from Panoramio...) which are not allowed (noFoP in France). It is always a pity but that is the rule and we have to request deletion of these imports made by bots without any discernment.

I really appreciate your administration actions. ;) Merci bien . Brgs / --Poudou99 (talk) 21:27, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

TV Azteca Logos.Edit

Hola, tal vez no hable ingles, pero porque borra los logotipos de TV Azteca, son logotipos necesarios para los artículos de wikipedia, y los borra si llegar a un consenso. Espero su mensaje. --Suik 2000 (talk) 15:48, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

@Suik 2000:, complex logos can be in Commons only with OTRS-permission from company representative. If the company does not give permission, then its logos cannot be in Commons, because this is considered copyright violation. That case the article must be written without logo. Some projects, for example English-language wikipedia, allow uploading copyright-protected content as fair use, but this is not allowed in Spanish-language wikipedia. Fortunately Mexico has freedom of panorama and you can use photos about copyright-protected content, for example file:Logoinstalaciones.jpg.
Traducción de Google. Los logotipos complejos pueden estar en Commons solo con OTRS-permiso del representante de la compañía. Si la empresa no da permiso, entonces sus logotipos no pueden estar en Commons, ya que esto se considera una violación de derechos de autor. Ese caso, el artículo debe escribirse sin logo. Algunos proyectos, por ejemplo, la wikipedia en inglés, permiten cargar contenido protegido por derechos de autor como uso legítimo, pero esto no está permitido en la wikipedia en español. Afortunadamente, México tiene libertad de panorama y puede usar fotos sobre contenido protegido por derechos de autor, por ejemplo file:Logoinstalaciones.jpg. Taivo (talk) 07:30, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

No hay otra alternativa, pues muchos artículos en WP en español tienen su logo en su respectivo articulo, sobre todo si se trata sobre un canal de televisión. --Suik 2000 (talk) 05:59, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes, this is true. Taivo (talk) 21:28, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

File:Logo BW.pngEdit

Hi Taivo. This is basically the same as File:Babcock Wanson.png which you deleted yesterday.— Marchjuly (talk) 20:46, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

  Done by Túrelio. Taivo (talk) 07:17, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Are you able to delete an image from file history?Edit

Thank you for deleting some of the files I had requested removed.

Are you also able to delete this archived image but not the current version? Like the others I requested deleted, it is an image of myself I not longer want online/public.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dogbert420 (talk • contribs) 12:09, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
  Done. I think, that deletion is not needed. I only hided first version of file:Jfameous.png. Taivo (talk) 12:14, 21 May 2018 (UTC)


Tere, Taivo. Oleme korra isegi suhelnud siin põgusalt. Loodan, et oskad mind aidata. Nimelt on mu mureks see, et olen mitmete maalide ja fotode autor ning minust on ka leht Vikipeedias: ehk mina (Aeg-ruum-2) olen Märt Bormeister (noorem). Olen püüdnud korduvalt enda originaaltöid sinna piltidena üles laadida, ent need võetakse pidevalt maha, sest "copyright violation" ja "evidence of permission" jms. Küsisin ühelt isikult nõu, mis teha, ning sain juhtnööre, et "You'll need to go through the process established at COM:OTRS to establish your identity. If we didn't have a process like that, anyone could claim to be you and upload your work. Once they give you an OTRS ticket, you can set up a template to attach that to any future uploads so that permission will be clear." Mis oleksid need reaalsed sammud, et saaksin end identifitseerida või kuidagi teha nii, et kui mingeid pilte üles laen, need oleksid kohe arvestatud minu autorsusega? Tänud ette ja meeldivat õhtut!

Märt B.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Aeg-ruum-2 (talk • contribs) 17:53, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
@Aeg-ruum-2:, palun ava COM:OTRS leht ja vaata, missugune kiri tuleb saata aadressile Seal võid üles lugeda failid, mille oled juba üles laadinud, aga mis on kustutatud, või viidata kustutamise aruteludele, näiteks Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Aeg-ruum-2. Pärast kirja läbivaatamist saab need taastada, siis pole teist korda üles laadida vaja. Ma ei ole ise OTRS-liige ega saa neid kirju läbi vaadata. Eestist on OTRS-liige Kruusamägi. Taivo (talk) 18:06, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Expert questionEdit

Hi Taivo. Sometimes I hesitate about how to determine a file -that is PD in the home country- if it is also PD in the US or not. I think that RR something looks complicated to understand to me. For example, if you have time, can you tell me your opinion on File:Cosimo Abate.jpg. Grazie mille. --E4024 (talk) 08:08, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Photos of Italy are in PD 20 years after creation. Photos created between 1963 and 1966 fell into PD in 1980s, before URAA date 1996. Taivo (talk) 08:13, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Disturbing you again: Can you have a look at File:Michel Banabila.jpg? Some red user has upgraded it and now I cannot understand if that 2009 license belongs to this image or the previous one... --E4024 (talk) 12:34, 22 May 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Special:Contributions/ --E4024 (talk) 16:09, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

  Done. Blocked, vandalism reverted. Taivo (talk) 16:19, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Sorry for the repeated infractionsEdit

I'm new to this sort of activity and acted without much thought to the correct procedures. Those pictures I posted were delivered to me by the author but, since we're not accostumed to copyright measures, the way I tried to use them here ended up being against the norms. Again, I want to apologize for the trouble, and assure you that such errors will not happen again in the future. --Ivorkey(User talk:Ivokey) 16:38, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Sorry for the repeated questionsEdit

Hi, Taivo. I'm really ashamed of disturbing "you" all the time, but you are probably the most Speedy González in helping. Is there any mistake here? For example, why do we have Category:Cities in Turkey by year and also -just as an example, there are others- Category:Manisa by year within the same "Cat of cats"? OTOH, Category:Cities in Turkey by year has a hatnote, "not to confuse"; with what? A red link! I'm lost in these things. Please help. Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 06:39, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

@Auntof6: Description of Metacat template says: "CatCat – Used when a category should only contain other categories, but is not part of a Meta-categorization schema of 'XXX by YYY' form." Please explain, why you decided to use Catcat and not Metacat here. Taivo (talk) 08:52, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
Glad to. The categories whose names start with "Categories of" are rarely if ever metacats. The "by" in metacat names is a short way of saying "grouped by". Take the category Category:Turkey by year for example (not categories of Turkey, just Turkey). This is a metacat because it takes the topic of Turkey and has a category for each year: in other words, it is content about Turkey grouped by year. Category:Categories of Turkey by year isn't a metacat because it doesn't do that. If it did do that, it would have subcategories with content about categories of Turkey (not about Turkey itself); those subcategories would be grouped by year, and have names like "Categories of Turkey for 1950". As far as I know, we don't have any groupings like that. If that's not clear, let me know and I'll try to explain further. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:25, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files of أسامة الساعديEdit

Hello my friend; can you review my photos that you deleted? You even deleted my profile picture.--أسامة الساعدي (talk) 06:58, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I nominated all your uploads for deletion as copyright violations and they got deleted. Taivo (talk) 07:45, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Another questionEdit

Taivo, I never understood well how user cats should be. Is this one OK? --E4024 (talk) 08:27, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

By principle, such user categories are allowed. But Paolo has uploaded only 2 photos and he is not active for 4 years, so this category is actually not needed. Such user categories are for those people, who have uploaded hundreds or at least tens of photos. In addition, such user categories should be hidden, using {{hidden}}. Taivo (talk) 08:36, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Here goes one more: All uploads of User:Mazaw8 look suspicious to me. Exaggerating? :) --E4024 (talk) 08:45, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
They all look like copyright violations. Taivo (talk) 07:20, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Flag of SerbiaEdit

Hi. I have a favor to ask. This flag has been converted from a cdr with a low drawing precision and because of it there are jugged lines everywhere (mostly on the crown), also some rgb colors are wrong. I have converted a cdr to svg with better drawing precision and correct rgb colors that you can find here , Can you replace it with the current one IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT because it is a state flag!!! ХЕРАЛДИКА СССС (talk) 12:08, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

  Not done. Unfortunately I do not know much about flags. I am not sure, that we can trust mediafire site. Usually official government sites are used as source. I am not convinced, that the other version is better, and I do not want to take any position in this matter. Taivo (talk) 12:31, 1 June 2018 (UTC) The file that I've send you is from here, I just upload it to media fire because the site has a cdr but no svg, so I converted it to svg and upload it to media fire. Both are the same, but the current ones lines are bad. I have already asked someone, and he said the same :( It's just a simple upload. There is also cdr from ХЕРАЛДИКА СССС (talk) 12:42, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
I thought and decided not to re-upload the file. I compared both files (old and proposed new) and I did not notice differences in quality. You claimed jugged lines everywhere – not for my eyes. If you do not agree, then request in COM:AN. Taivo (talk) 15:24, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Endless questionsEdit

Hi, Taivo. I cannot find new titles to separate my multiple questions... :) Is this RD an accepted practice? --E4024 (talk) 08:45, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

No. Cross-namespace redirects are not good and editing other people's userpages is often bad as well. I rolled his edits back. Taivo (talk) 08:52, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
I understand the user has changed username (right ?) but the DR was not to the new username. Thanks for your patience, good admin. --E4024 (talk) 08:54, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

صورة اسرار عارفEdit

ارجواك ارجع ملف احتاج في مقالية

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ziadzidxc9 (talk • contribs) 11:07, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  Not done No. The File:أسرار عارف.jpg is a copyright violation. Taivo (talk) 11:14, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Own work?Edit

Hi Taivo. All three uploads of User:Dalia9292 seem dubious own works to me; what would you say, boss? --E4024 (talk) 13:12, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

You are right. Own work is unlikely, probably copyright violations. Taivo (talk) 13:19, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

File:TANAP OPEN 2018-06-12.jpgEdit

Hi Taivo. Please fix error in file template - "unknown parameter name" (Template:Information): '1' --Frutti-mytti (talk) 07:08, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

I see no error in file page. No word "unknown" neither in file page nor in file code page. Information template in the file does not consist any unknown parameters. Taivo (talk) 10:24, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank for your participation and attention. Colleague Migebert has corrected earlier. --Frutti-mytti (talk) 14:25, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Please add the cats of the leaders to the file. --E4024 (talk) 14:29, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  Done. Rovnag Abdullayev - president SoCAR, → Mustafa Akıncı - President of Northern Cyprus, → Ilham Aliyev - President of Azerbaijan, → Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - President of Turkey, → Petro Poroshenko - President of Ukraine, → Aleksandar Vučić - President of Serbia, → Berat Albayrak - Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey --Frutti-mytti (talk) 15:07, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
I added 5 more categories. The file is not protected; anybody can add more categories. Taivo (talk) 17:51, 13 June 2018 (UTC)


File:Anushre.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Own WorkEdit

hello sir all images uploaded by me is clicked by me, its my own work, still i received copyright notice, please guide how to remove it. Shrinivaskulkarni1388 (talk) 18:04, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Other people, for example me, do not believe your own work, because the files are small and they have usually no EXIF data. If EXIF exists, then mostly different. Next time, when you upload photos, please upload big versions with complete EXIF data. Then other people will believe your own work. Taivo (talk) 18:16, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

About Polítical LogosEdit

These logos Commons:Deletion requests/Files of NestorAreGa, What do you want to delete, are not protected by copyright, in fact the 'Federal Copyright Law' (United Mexican States), Article 14, subparagraph VII textually says: the shields are not eligible to be under the protection of the federal law. [1]

In any case, it eliminates all the logos of the political parties in UMS.

--NestorAreGa (talk) 11:47, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

And now you say they are Mexican logos! This must be written in file description when uploading! OK, I keep the logos and add proper licenses, next time you must do it yourself. Taivo (talk) 13:09, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Category:Unidentified porn actressesEdit

Or Category:Unidentified porn actresses. Hi, Taivo, good admin. I am accustomed to see you in DRs, deleting images of people for "OoS" with the rationale "Her/his name is not mentioned in English WP, in Estonian WP" etc. I wish and hope to see you opening DRs for at least 100 (a hundred) young women in the 75 subcats (one from each? :) and many individual files of these actresses that no-one knows who they are. Of course those who do not have WP articles and are not mentioned in other articles... (For instance Porn in Italy. :) Thanks for all your efforts here, boss, I see you as a colleague with whom I can share some of my worries about Commons. Thanks for being there. Regards. --E4024 (talk) 14:16, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Each of the photos must be separately judged. For example, despite being in category "unidentified", quite a lot of people are actually identified here. In addition, some of the photos are used in articles. Some have general educational value, because they show setting of adult industry events. But definitely some photos here are out of scope. Taivo (talk) 14:58, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Hugo Steiner-Prag (1880-1945).jpg and file:Artur Bylandt-Rheidt (1854-1915).JPGEdit

já jsem fotku na comons nahrál tak si jí mohu snad odstranit, tak co se do to mícháte--Martin wolf (talk) 10:23, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Üleslaadija palve on põhjus faili kustutada ainult esimese nädala jooksul pärast üleslaadimist. Kui möödunud on rohkem aega, siis otsustab seda kogukond. Korraline kustutamistaotlus kummagi faili kohta käib ja kestab nädal aega. Taivo (talk) 10:40, 21 June 2018 (UTC)


Hi Taivo. Thanks for closing the DR of uploads by User:Canadian902143. He/she also operates as User:Ocean912345. I just nominated the rest of the uploads. Can you please close this DR that has been open since April 10? Thanks. --P 1 9 9   15:47, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done Taivo (talk) 16:02, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

delete RedirectsEdit

You deleted File:Estonian_SSR_Anthem_Sheet_Music.svg, therefore maybe also the redirects

should be deleted?  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 17:22, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done Taivo (talk) 17:24, 23 June 2018 (UTC)





必要に応じ、書面をPDF化した物の提供は今すぐにでも出来ます。削除理由の説明をすぐにでもお願いいたします。--BATACHAN (talk) 20:27, 23 June 2018 (UTC)


Or rather complex? --E4024 (talk) 16:03, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

I don't know. Logo of Nike plus moon like in Turkish flag plus five-horned star ... Taivo (talk) 17:01, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Ronaldo in 2018 (cropped).jpgEdit

Здравствуйте, Taivo! Участник MathKnight продублировал моё изображение. Хотя я загрузил его первый. Это точная копия только чуть большего размера. Пожалуйста, разберитесь в данном вопросе. Mr.Drax (talk) 09:58, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Это не точная копия. Размеры оригинала 844×1000, а другой версии 841×923. Так что нечего нужно делать. Taivo (talk) 07:43, 27 June 2018 (UTC)


Hi, Taivo. In a collage like this one is it possible to use an image from a WP with a note like "Noimage.svg"? Is this an accepted practice? --E4024 (talk) 13:59, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

No. I fixed it. Taivo (talk) 10:39, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

I made this.Edit

@Taivo: Sorry, but on what basis you deleted my file? I make the partiture, and the song itself isn't copyrighted. I have dealed with some Estonians about what I've created, and this is the last time I've spared. So please give me a good reason for this because I've been working on this for 6 days, and didn't even get a notice.
According to PD-EE-exempt :

According to the Republic of Estonia Copyright Act (passed on November 11, 1992; consolidated text May 2006):

§ 5. Results of intellectual activities to which this Act does not apply

  • 1) ideas, images, notions, theories, processes, systems, methods, concepts, principles, discoveries, inventions, and other results of intellectual activities which are described, explained or expressed in any other manner in a work;
  • 2) works of folklore;
  • 3) legislation and administrative documents (acts, decrees, regulations, statutes, instructions, directives) and official translations thereof;
  • 4) court decisions and official translations thereof;
  • 5) official symbols of the state and insignia of organisations (flags, coats of arms, orders, medals, badges, etc.);
  • 6) news of the day;
  • 7) facts and data;
  • 8) ideas and principles which underlie any element of a computer program, including those which underlie its user interfaces.
Hence it is assumed that this image has been released into the public domain. However, in some instances the use of this image might be regulated by other laws.

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and, in this website, the official national symbols of Estonia includes the national anthem, and the de facto predeccessor of the Estonia is the Estonian SSR *triggered Estonian sounds*. If you want to use the PD-RU-exempt, because the ESSR is in the USSR, the same applies to the tag. And this file and that file file uses the same tag in regarding to the PD-EE-exempt, so why don't you delete it? According to your manner when you delete my file, it should be copyright infringement, eh?
From what I see, you're proud of nominating various files. Don't be so proud, most of your nominations have no basis. But well, unfortunately you are an admin, soooo.....what can I say?🙂😄--Jeromi Mikhael (talk) 14:06, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

You nominated the song for deletion yourself and I fulfilled your request, see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Estonian SSR Anthem Music Sheet.InstrumentalSimple.svg. The license does not apply, because the song is not and has never been symbol of Estonian Republic. The flag seems to me too simple for copyright, although this is debatable. The coat of arms can be out of copyright as anonymous work published more than 70 years ago, at least its authors aren't mentioned neither in, nor in Taivo (talk) 13:04, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

@Taivo: I requested for it because a better file (with lyrics) is available, not bevause it is a copyright infringement. And if you want to delete my file on that basis, you should've make a good reason on why not to delete the

, because only the performance is in the public domain, but the musical arrangement itself is copyrighted (depending on what you say). Jeromi Mikhael (talk) 17:02, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Passione di CristoEdit

Hi, i am Davide Mindo Art Director of Il Diamante 💎 Il Diamante (talk) 14:54, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

I understand. Please open COM:OTRS page and look, what kind of e-mail should be sent into After processing permission the files can be restored. Another possibility is to change license of source site: at moment it is not free, but "@ 2015 Davide Mindo". If you publish the files on your site under free license, then OTRS-permission is not needed and I can restore them myself. Taivo (talk) 14:58, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
Hi Taivo, yesterday I sent mail to with number [Ticket#2018072310005656] , I'm Davide Mindo, the owner of the site I hope this will be sufficicient. Please, if you can restore my images, thank you. --Il Diamante (talk) 06:03, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately I cannot see the ticket, because I am not OTRS-member. After other volunteers will process the ticket, the files will be restored. There is a queue and I do not know, when it will happen. Taivo (talk) 06:43, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Uploads on CommonsEdit


I was banned a couple of weeks ago for uploading pictures I was the sole owner. I did email the proofs back then but unfortunately, I was unable to get in touch with you, as I was banned, to let you know about that. I hope this time around, the pictures I uploaded will not be removed. Best regards, AlexandreDumont (talk) 12:02, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

You must give evidence, that you are copyright holder of the images. For that, you must open COM:OTRS page and look, what kind of e-mail must be sent to If you will send permission for deleted images, then they can be restored and they do not need re-uploading. Taivo (talk) 12:27, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

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Delete my two photosEdit

Hwllo.I want my two photos to be deleted because of disagreements with other users about considering them about child marriage and I uploaded them to be in category:Child marriage --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 19:28, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Disagreements with other users are not a reason to delete. In my opinion the files are suitable for illustrating child marriages, but even if not, they have still educational value. I do not agree to delete them without regular deletion request. Taivo (talk) 19:31, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
It is not logical to create a request to delete my images and it makes no sense to create a page for a request that I know will be rejected (such as your rejection). I want either to delete the images or return them as they were originally.Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 20:30, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
If two pictures will be kept, please restore the third.Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 06:58, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done. I restored the image. One of previous images cannot be categorized as "child marriage", because depicted person is bridesmaid, not bride. Taivo (talk) 07:39, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Kim Jongin's press conference in 2016.jpgEdit

I regret your protection action, because now I can not start any discussion. If you don't agree with me, you should have started new deletion requests, not protect the file. So, I think it is abuse of right. And I already said, it is a separate issue. Thanks. --Garam talk 07:56, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

First at all, Commons:Deletion requests/File:Kim Moosung and Moon Jaein in 2015.jpg is recently discussion about same source. I think you do not read it. Thanks. --Garam talk 07:59, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

@Garam: the file was kept after regular deletion request, so it cannot be deleted speedily. Nevertheless, you nominated it for speedy deletion. You did not say any particular reason for deleting, except pointing to the deletion request, but license of the file was reviewed (license of the deleted files was not reviewed). So I actually do not understand, why the file is a copyright violation. I did not find any license on source site, but it definitely was freely licensed, when the license was reviewed. Taivo (talk) 08:23, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
So then, you should have started new deletion requests. Now we cannot do anything about that file. So, I request that you create COM:DR, because now that file is protected by you. Thanks. --Garam talk 10:06, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Reason is needed for creation a deletion request. I do not find any reason why the file is copyright violation. Taivo (talk) 10:08, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
The reason is same with Commons:Deletion requests/File:Kim Moosung and Moon Jaein in 2015.jpg. Please see User Sanandros's opinion. Thanks. --Garam talk 10:41, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
This is not valid. Both files in the request were deleted due to failed license review. Here the license was reviewed. Taivo (talk) 10:44, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
I say you again. I find that the file is non-free image now. So, I want to delete that file. But you don't agree with me. However, I think you don't know Korean language. So then, how do you know that file is free image? And File:Kim Moosung and Moon Jaein in 2015.jpg also was reviewed. So, you should unprotect that file or create new DR. Thanks. --Garam talk 11:00, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
This isn't true, license of these files were not reviewed. Taivo (talk) 11:20, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
And two file come from same article of same website. --Garam talk 11:02, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

PLEASE you choice unprotect that file or create new DR for new disscussion such as Commons:Deletion requests/File:Kim Moosung and Moon Jaein in 2015.jpg. --Garam talk 11:31, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

No. I do not see any valid arguments for copyright violation. Taivo (talk) 11:44, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
What? Do you know where is license on that website? And your protection action is excessive action. --Garam talk 13:02, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
At moment, I did not find any license on source site. But in the past there was a license, because the license was reviewed. Probably the site changed its license and newer uploads on the site are not allowed to upload into Commons, but older uploads can stay here. That's what license review is for. We can add {{Change-of-license}} to the file page, if needed. Taivo (talk) 13:23, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
As I said in User talk:-revi#라이선스 리뷰, I don't think that the website has changed licenses of old all posts. Thanks. --Garam talk 14:11, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

So, you don't still want to open the DR despite User talk:-revi#라이선스 리뷰? --Garam talk 08:53, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

I read user talk of -revi using Google translate and I do not understand, what do you mean with "despite user talk of -revi". As -revi explained, apparently the file was freely licensed in the past and license review is evidence for that. Taivo (talk) 13:37, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
I uploaded some files on that blog. Since then, I could remember the blog's posts didn't include license information. But as far as I remember some photos in the blog have been given permission by photo creator (not blog user) as free license at other website. And user revi said to me, "You can do create new DR". But you didn't agree with me, right? Thanks. --Garam talk 01:30, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
All your arguments have been discussed in previous deletion request and I do not see new arguments. Taivo (talk) 07:00, 15 August 2018 (UTC
I think still you don't understand my point. Now things are different. And the previous deletion request is about other matter. --Garam talk 08:20, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
In my opinion you want to say: now things are different, the file isn't licensed under free license anymore. I answer: this isn't important, because the license was reviewed, when the file was freely licensed. Taivo (talk) 10:33, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
The key point is that the old review looks uncertain. --Garam talk 13:38, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
I asked -revi about that and (s)he confirmed his/her decision to review the license, so it isn't uncertain. Taivo (talk) 13:42, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
No, I already said revi in User talk:-revi#라이선스 리뷰 that license of the blog was/is not free. So, revi said, I can create new Deletion Request. But you don't agree that you do crate new Deletion Request, aren't it? --Garam talk 13:57, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
I do not agree to create a new deletion request, because outcome will be obvious: no copyright violation, license is reviewed. Once the file was nominated for deletion and it was kept. No new arguments are presented here. Taivo (talk) 14:11, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
But it is your opinion only. You have no right to stop new Deletion Request. So, I don't understand why you look tough. --Garam talk 23:43, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Ingrid Veidenberg.jpgEdit

Veidenberg palub, et see pilt Commonsist kustutaks. Talle võib selles osas vast vastu tulla. Äkki aitad? Kruusamägi (talk) 06:19, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Ei taha. Ilus pilt, luba on olemas. Võid öelda Ingridile, et pole siin häbeneda midagi. Taivo (talk) 07:18, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Minu arust ka ilus pilt ja pole häbeneda midagi. Saatis selle asemele ja palus varasema kustutada, mille lisasin kunagi osana suuremast seeriast Ekspress Meedia töötajate osas, mille sealt sain. Kruusamägi (talk) 07:52, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Wrong colonEdit

I see that you have deleted several categories I created such as CategoryːPoplar Farm Meadows, Langley because they had the wrong colon. I do not understand why my computer is printing the wrong colon. Do you know what the problem might be and how I can fix it? Dudley Miles (talk) 13:27, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

I do not know it either. I have never met such mistake myself. You can contact your IT-support, if you have any. This can be problem with your keyboard. Taivo (talk) 16:43, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Dudley Miles (talk) 18:40, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
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