User talk:Ukexpat

Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Ukexpat!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 18:57, 10 August 2010 (UTC)


Hello Ukexpat, I first transferred this picture from :en Wikipedia to Commons because its author (Joe1964) posted it as his personal work (under a compatible license). I'm not sure if he is to be trusted, since he had some other deletions before... Zakke (talk) 18:16, 28 November 2011 (UTC)


Contact informationEdit

Do you have an email address that you can be reached? If so, please email me at I would like to have private communication with you if at all possible. Thank you. Amn12 (talk) 05:55, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Copyright violation - AmandaBlain.jpgEdit I specifically emailed the site and asked them to add the line to the top of the article as i was told to do in the IRC help desk. "Photos available for use by CC-BY-3.0 -" above the logo. Why was this removed/reported? Geek4gurl (talk) 20:15, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

Hector RuizEdit

Hi ukexpat, thanks for the note on my Talk page about the Hector Ruiz image. It is Mr. Ruiz who owns the copyright to this image and he has emailed the permissions desk with permission for its use under a CC-BY-3.0 license. I added an OTRS pending template on the image for this reason. As you can see, the image is from Mr Ruiz's website. It's been pointed out that the image is also on his profile at, but is appears likely that this site has borrowed the image from Mr. Ruiz's website. If I re-upload the image, is there additional information I need to provide as well as the OTRS pending template? Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (talk) 14:14, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi again, just wanted to let you know that I've re-uploaded the file and left a note on the Talk page about the OTRS request, as well as including the OTRS template again. Mr. Ruiz received a reply from OTRS asking for the image to be uploaded, so I've included the ticket number that was provided, in case that helps. Please let me know if there's anything else I should do, since Mr. Ruiz is definitely the copyright holder of the image. Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (talk) 20:53, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

File:Santa Cruz 2013 Tallboy Al 05.jpgEdit

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it please read the text above again and follow the links in it, if you still need help ask at the ? Commons:Help desk in any language you like to use. --Nikbot 15:58, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed--ukexpat (talk) 16:05, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

File:Huddesteen eenhoornsluis.jpgEdit

Notification of possible copyright violation for File:Huddesteen eenhoornsluis.jpg

wow that was a speedy deletion, I did not even have time to check, wat happened? Of course there is no copyvio as I am the photographer myself... Hans Erren (talk) 19:20, 31 May 2013 (UTC)


(Just for the record:) Hello, I have removed the "autopatrolled" flag from you Account. "OTRS Member" right includes autopatrol, so this right is redundant Face-smile.svg, Regards--Steinsplitter (talk) 17:47, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Alrighty, thanks.--ukexpat (talk) 18:26, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

File:Stanislava Pak Stanković.jpgEdit

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Stanislava Pak Stanković.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.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Vanjagenije (talk) 20:16, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

File:1st King's Dragoon Guards - badge.jpgEdit

File:1st King's Dragoon Guards - badge.jpg was identified as a copyright violation by me earlier today because of a misunderstanding over permissions. That is why it was already tagged for deletion. I note you are quoting an OTRS ticket. Can you tell me what the content of that is please? It may well relate to e-mails exchanged between myself and others today. SonofSetanta (talk) 16:11, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

I am sorry but I cannot disclose the contents of OTRS communications.--ukexpat (talk) 17:50, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
I didn't know that or I wouldn't have asked. I'm interested because there's one helluva dingdong going on about a certain gentleman who's been poaching badges and not asking permission from the copyright owners. I thought perhaps a webmaster had complained? That one was inadvertently uploaded by me which is why I tagged it for deletion. I thought I had permission but then found out the badge wasn't posted by my regular contact on a certain site. SonofSetanta (talk) 06:32, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Copyright ViolationEdit


Hi Ukexpat,

I am sone of Pandit Vikash Maharaj and have all rights of all pictures posted on his page. All the pictures has been taken by Vikash Maharaj's permission and posted and used on his personal website and other media sites. He own all copy writes of using every texts and pictures. It's not violation. All the pictures have taken by his own Camera. All pictures are privately taken. and have domestic rights on use of it.

Please do not mark it for deletion and kindly guide me to do better way if it's not satisfactory to you.


Copyright status: File:BritishEmpireWW1MemorialBrussel Copyright2004KaihsuTai cropped.jpgEdit

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This media may be deleted.
Thanks for uploading File:BritishEmpireWW1MemorialBrussel Copyright2004KaihsuTai cropped.jpg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

If you created this file yourself, then you must provide a valid copyright tag. For example, you can tag it with {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multi-license GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or you can tag it with {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. (See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of license tags that you can use.)

If you did not create the file yourself or if it is a derivative of another work that is possibly subject to copyright protection, then you must specify where you found it (e.g. usually a link to the web page where you got it), you must provide proof that it has a license that is acceptable for Commons (e.g. usually a link to the terms of use for content from that page), and you must add an appropriate license tag. If you did not create the file yourself and the specific source and license information is not available on the web, you must obtain permission through the OTRS system and follow the procedure described there.

Note that any unsourced or improperly licensed files will be deleted one week after they have been marked as lacking proper information, as described in criteria for speedy deletion. If you have uploaded other files, please confirm that you have provided the proper information for those files, too. If you have any questions about licenses please ask at Commons:Village pump/Copyright or see our help pages. Thank you.

No required license templates were detected at this file page. Please correct it, or if you have any questions please contact me on my talk page. Yours sincerely, Jarekt (talk) 04:20, 10 December 2013 (UTC)


Pay attention to copyright
File:AYAME.jpg has been marked as a possible copyright violation. Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content—that is, images and other media files that can be used by anyone, for any purpose. Traditional copyright law does not grant these freedoms, and unless noted otherwise, everything you find on the web is copyrighted and not permitted here. For details on what is acceptable, please read Commons:Licensing. You may find Commons:Copyright rules useful. You can ask questions about Commons policies in Commons:Help desk.

The file you added has been deleted. If you believe that the deletion was not in accordance with policy, you may request undeletion.

Wikimedia Commons takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

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Gunnex (talk) 17:33, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Daniel Kemp.jpgEdit

Could you please, explain the reason for speedy deletion in a DR rather than set a {{speedy}} for a file with already pending DR? Ankry (talk) 19:22, 22 August 2014 (UTC)


[1] - wonderful! Thank you! Any other images you feel the urge to try this on? This was from the camera of Catriona Sparks, an Australian science fiction author in her own right, but also a prolific photographer of science fiction and fantasy authors. So far, every author image I have asked for her to make available under a Wikimedia Commons friendly license, she has done. If you feel the urge to browse her flickrstream and find a likely target or twelve ... --GRuban (talk) 21:19, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

File Tagging: Carol_Greider, Ph.D..jpgEdit

Dear Ukexpat, I have emailed the permission to use the new photograph of Dr. Greider to the link you provided. However, Dr. Greider has done this on several occasions herself (for the same photo) and her Wikipedia reverts back to the incorrect photo anyway. I hope this time it sticks.

tagging files for deletionEdit

Hi, in the future, please do not nominate files like File:Gary Kendall.jpg for speedy deletion, but tag them as missing permission. {{copyvio}} is only suitable for cases where the author information is clearly wrong or it is very unlikely that we receive a release for the work. Thanks,    FDMS  4    19:31, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

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