LDS BibleEdit

In this deletion request, have you noted that it appears the uploader is not the one who took the picture? Veverve (talk) 19:15, 14 April 2020 (UTC)

No, I didn't notice, to be honest. (although I could argue from a standpoint similar to Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag). Shouldn't you rather be asking the deleting admin the question, though? If they want to reopen the deletion discussion, they can. whym (talk) 13:31, 17 April 2020 (UTC)


Hi Whym. Years ago, you uploaded the photo File:Kanpou mokuzi souran 1.jpg, and later on the same day you added a red bar right in the middle of the picture. The edit comment was "strike-through" and that's pretty much what you did: striking through the stamp shown on the picture. The image is use both in the Japanese and the German Wikipedia, and while I don't know if the marking serves any particular purpose on the Japanese one, it sure doesn't in the German one. So can you explain me why you did that modification? And as you probably did it for a reason and will likely vote to keep it, would there be a reason against re-uploading the first version of the image to another file, so the image can be used in German Wikipedia without that strike-through? Thanks in advance. --2A02:110:0:3002:0:0:0:1067 15:22, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Stamps like that are used to authorise something, and I didn't want to help someone else use the image for the purpose of misrepresenting the stamp owner. At least that's what I thought back then. I won't try to convince someone else to take the same view - in fact the argument sounds a little bit meaningless to me now. I still think the image is useful enough with or without the line, though. And just in case you didn't notice, you were logged out when you posted your comment, and users cannot upload at Wikimedia Commons while logged out. whym (talk) 07:34, 10 May 2020 (UTC)