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Some YouTube channels with Creative Commons content that Commons isn't using much from:

Why don't you take some screenshots, import whole videos with video2commons, etc? Don't forget to tag your uploads with {{Licensereview}}! If you need help, just ask me! (or the folks at the helpdesk or village pump)


Review photosEdit

Hi Alexis, I just uploaded two images that are not my property under Law 11.723, Article 34 as amended, and Berne Convention Article 7 (4)) of Argentina (Template:PD-AR-Photo) but I do not know if it's okay, because I do not have the publication number of the magazine's delivery and I'm not sure if the law is valid outside the country, so the picture was taken in South Africa but the magazine is from here. Thank you. --Adriel 00 (talk) 17:42, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

@Adriel 00: I don't have a quick answer. I suggest you ask this question on COM:VPC where someone more familiar with copyright law of Argentina/South Africa may see it. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 10:32, 21 July 2019 (UTC)


Hi, do you think crops of images already hosted here, for the sole purpose of matching monitor resolutions aka wallpapers are in COM:SCOPE?

If the image has also has been reduced or increased during the crop, is your answer still the same?


  1. File:Aerial view of Cerro Paranal.jpg crop of File:Paranal summit ready for the VLT - 1994.jpg
  2. File:Panoramic view of Eta Carinae regions of the Carina Nebula.jpg crop of File:Eta Carinae Nebula.jpg

I will not place any argument for or against, to get your unbias view.--BevinKacon (talk) 11:40, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

@BevinKacon: Well, Commons is not a wallpaper repository. A few notes though:
  1. These files were uploaded 6 years ago. I'm generally hesitant towards deletion of such old files for non-copyright reasons as they may be linked by external websites.
  2. If a project needs a version with a different aspect ratio, that would be a valid reason for the file to exist. These crops don't seem to be in use on Wikimedia projects though.
  3. The second original file is almost 100MB. If a smartphone user accidentally clicks the full version, they'd burn all their data and maybe crash their phone in the process. A scaled down version can make sense here.
For recently uploaded wallpapers, I'd be more likely to lean towards delete. For these older ones, neutral I guess. But perhaps before starting many DRs, you should consult COM:VP as well. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 12:16, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

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Your userpage is dope! CptViraj (📧) 12:05, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Protecting user pagesEdit

Hi. Thanks for pointing out that by protecting Cambridge Weathers pages from IP's they might miss deletion notices. What is the best way to protect these pages going forward? Thanks in advance. Gbawden (talk) 06:20, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

@Gbawden: it's a bit of a flaw in the system.. Well, first, unless the vandalism is severe and ongoing, only protect with consent from the user. Again, unless vandalism is severe and ongoing, never protect user talk pages of Commons users who passed away. They have talk page watchers. Protection of the user (not user talk) page is no problem obviously. But most important: remove the source. Maybe ask a CU off-wiki if that's faster. Put 24-hour blocks on IP's and IP-ranges where appropriate. And maybe (but I'm no admin, I don't know how far these can stretch) set up a temporary AF to rate limit the number of edits from IP's on the affected talk page. In the end, maybe a bot could be set up to undo any IP-edit on the affected user talk for a limited time period. The user would have to check their page history, but at least they won't miss deletion notices entirely. Also, it'll pretty much take the fun out of it for the vandal. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 08:39, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much ...Edit

... for the tremendous amount of work you've done on Southerly Clubs images & the template! Made me dizzy to see. I certainly hope you had a bot or something to help? Sincerely, --SergeWoodzing (talk) 21:11, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

@SergeWoodzing: Took me less than 10 minutes with COM:VFC. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 21:26, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

re Ratelimit stuffEdit

Howdy. Looks like the increase move ratelimit thing has mostly been sorted out by other people, so I didn't really comment there. Just a heads up, I don't work for WMF anymore. If you want someone from WMF security team to take a look in any sort of official capacity, you'll have to ping one of the people listed at mw:Wikimedia_Security_Team. That said, I'm still a developer (albeit a volunteer one), and am always happy to talk about techy things on commons in my personal capacity. Cheers. Bawolff (talk) 06:55, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the update, good to know. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 08:41, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Cordone-Tanz PhotoEdit

Hello, Do you have any recommendations what information I should add to this photograph's page so that it fulfills the Wikipedia copyright requirements? Thank you in advance, Anna Lea -- 20:10, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

User talk:Annaleaalbright#File:Cordone Tanz.jpg
@Annaleaalbright: The photographer who took the picture in 1995 would have to contact OTRS and provide permission to release the image with a free license. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 20:12, 29 July 2019 (UTC)



I am not asking for sanction. I am asking for opinions and solutions. --Panam2014 (talk) 18:11, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

I request a mediation. Who can I contact? The mediation must allow to find a solution to the file and not about the CheckUser request. --Panam2014 (talk) 18:34, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
I'd rather not respond. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 18:47, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

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Many thanks for your help from time to time!

By the way, I am curious, how did you find out the sources in that batch UDR? -- Roy17 (talk) 21:59, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

@Roy17: Thank you! To answer your question: w:WP:DUMP. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 02:05, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello again - deletion requestsEdit

Hi. I have in the past created deletion requests in the nature of "Files uploaded by User:" with a list of highly suspect files. However, never one with as many as this list. Is there a tool for that? Every file is claimed as "own work" but it is clearly a collection of screenshots and downloaded files, imho. Cheers, --SVTCobra 15:05, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

@SVTCobra: COM:VFC. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 07:15, 10 August 2019 (UTC)


@Alexis Jazz:Remember Antisocial Jazz Sol-lol returns no matter how many times you delete it, there is no point in reporting me, you know that I return, and something else stops insulting other users What do you not know about manners ?, You do not know what Sol lol is, is scattered, when you think you've eliminated it, it's a lie is scattered.

You do not know who I am-- 20:59, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

You have no idea what I think. You disappoint me. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 21:08, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz:I'm back I'm scattered, there's no point in reporting me Anti-social Jazz,-- 21:16, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz:I don't care about your blockages, I don't care about your complaints, I come back, you have no evidence, there is no evidence of Sol-lol.-- 21:18, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz:Why don't you give up? You know I come back.There is no point in eliminating me-- 21:21, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz:And please stop insulting other users, I may be a sock, but you're just an ignorant idiot who doesn't respect.-- 21:23, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
This crap makes my brain rot. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 21:29, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Alexis JazzEdit

Farr 40 sailboat racing off Newport Beach

If I was to say change my cat from d ramey logan to my full name, is that something you can do with a bot? I see it is already a redirect so I wouild think it would be as easy as it was when you ran it last time on the license issue :) Hope you are well, thank you. --Don (talk) 07:25, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Don, it's actually easier because the category only had to be changed in {{Don Ramey Logan credits}}. To stick with the current naming conventions, the new categories are Category:Photographs by Don Ramey Logan and Category:Videos by Don Ramey Logan. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 14:40, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
You are a gem, thank you! --Don (talk) 22:52, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
Not sure what I did now? I seem to have 2 cats with 1 pic in the new one, and all the rest in yet another.


Is that something I did? --Don (talk) 07:42, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

I figured it out.. --Don (talk) 07:06, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Ask a questionEdit

Hello, Alexis Jazz. I have been dealing with file rename requests since my third LRR failure. It was only recently that the licensing review of new files was resumed. Because the Chinese Wiki community has always lacked people who are familiar with image copyright, and I have the willingness to help. So I would like to ask what else do I have to accumulate my license review experience in addition to the license review for new files? Thank you very much! --Catherine Laurence 09:16, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

@Catherine Laurence: I don't know what to say. I think you need an eye for detail and you have to be more strict about source errors. In addition you would have to learn more about COM:FOP, COM:DM, the various sources we import from and copyright in general. I don't know if it's for you. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 23:20, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks your advice. What do you think File:Visiting card of Architect Sumsun Nahar Moonni.jpg? --Catherine Laurence 04:53, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

@Catherine Laurence: Spam? - Alexis Jazz ping plz 04:56, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
Maybe. I am not sure if the reason for the deletion is good for spam or out of project.Catherine Laurence 05:00, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
@Catherine Laurence: Seems out of scope to me. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 05:02, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
To understanding. Thank you very much! -Catherine Laurence 05:08, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
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