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God is busy, may I help you? / Dieu est occupé, puis-je vous aider?

You can leave me a message in English or French, at the bottom. Click here. Yann 22:13, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

ToSVG and other Convert to SVG templatesEdit

I noticed that you have been deleting templates that redirect to {{Convert to SVG}}. I wanted to let you know in case you get another request: User:Sarang appears to be mass-editing to artificially create the appearance that the redirection templates are no longer in use, so that speedy deletion can be requested, when they are actually still popular. Despite Sarang's activity, there has been no consensus to delete and neither a DR nor even discussion notices placed on the templates. Sarang is mass-changing all the templates by doing VisualFileChange runs without edit summaries to explain what's going on; he did change {{ToSVG}} to a notice that the template was already in the process of being deleted, but used the misleading edit summary "maintenance" and then, when he was reverted, used the summary "in deletion" then kept putting it back. There does appear to be a discussion at Template talk:Convert to SVG#Too many redirects, in which Sarang observes that 42% of uses were not actually {{Convert to SVG}} directly, and several versions of redirects are edit-protected. He still hasn't filed a DR despite requests from both other users in the discussion. (I'd actually like to see edit protection on {{ToSVG}} like some of the other redirects have, since I use it whenever I manually tag something, but I would like to think that's not necessary.) --Closeapple (talk) 21:10, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

@Closeapple: Hi,
OK. What do you like me to do now? Regards, Yann (talk) 12:02, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
I don't think anything needs to be done now; I just wanted you to know in case you'd gotten any more speedy requests like that. Commons:Deletion requests/Template redirect:ToSVG has been started, and it appears that User:Sarang was just doing deletion the only way Sarang knew how, not trying to be sneaky, despite the edit wheeling on one template. (There are other users who frequently force their naming preferences without consensus, by mass-removing everything from a page and ignoring complaints, then tagging {{speedydelete}} so an admin will delete it without a DR. I thought it was one of those people.) Thanks for your attention. --Closeapple (talk) 08:58, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

About Mammals of Sri Lanka coverpageEdit

I must say that that photo was taken by me when at home. Because I bought the book and I have it. So I don't think there is anything about its legal matter to delete the photo. It is entirely my own work. Thank You, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gihan Jayaweera (talk • contribs)

@Gihan Jayaweera: Hi,
Ownership of the books does not give you the copyright. Please read COM:DW. Also do not copy files from Flickr unless the license is CC-BY or CC-BY-SA. Other licenses (-NC or -ND) are not accepted. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:58, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Tower Bridge view at dawn.jpgEdit

I have uploaded an alternative crop and would appreciate if you could indicate a preference, or that you have no strong preference. Thanks. -- Colin (talk) 12:04, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Files by User:MikaVEdit

Hi Yann, thanks for undeleting theses files. We have written a special template for this case: {{MikaVäisänen}} so you don't have to insert the OTRS-templates. It would be sufficient, if you restore the files. Thanks and kind regards, --Emha (talk) 16:47, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

@Emha, Martina Nolte: Hi,
I restored these files. See also MikaV's talk page. Regards, Yann (talk) 21:41, 16 February 2015 (UTC)


Could you assist me with this situation? Thank You. 1989 17:00, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Already done. ;oD Yann (talk) 17:04, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Химен покриващ вагиналният вход.jpgEdit

How about my request deletion? You know that this file is doubtful ownership, and it's impossible if we only check from Google to know whether copyright violation or not. 01:34, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

See Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Div4uk. Yann (talk) 10:53, 17 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi, you recently blocked the user Oddvlar3[1] for repeatedly uploading copyvios. It appears he did not understand the warnings, since he contacted me by email writing in Norwegian asking why he was blocked, and I have explained that only free images are permitted here, which he understood. He is now asking to be unblocked. What do you think? FunkMonk (talk) 02:40, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

@FunkMonk: Hi,
Message posted on his talk page. I would unblock him if we are sure that he understands the policies, and will follow them. He should use the {{unblock}} template. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:36, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
I've told him by mail, though I'm not sure he reads English well. I replied to him in Danish, which is mutually intelligible with Norwegian. FunkMonk (talk) 15:41, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
@FunkMonk: Hi,
I think it is better that this discussion happens on his talk page, rather by mail, so that all admins are aware of it. Either I can use Google Translate, or ask an admin speaking his language to act/respond. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:46, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Nouveaux ScansEdit

Je sais, mais autant les supprimer, car, outre la machine, le titre et/ou la description ayant changé, il faudra de toute façon renommer
Merci. --Daniel Villafruela (talk) 15:11, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Donald SainzEdit

Hello Yann, I created the page for Madrid Fashion Film Festival a few hours ago. I uploaded both the poster and the promo pics. I work for the company that created the poster and hired the photographer. How can I prove this? Thanks in advance! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Donald Sainz (talk • contribs)

@Donald Sainz: Hi,
Please send a permission following the procedure at COM:OTRS. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:33, 17 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi Yann, obviously the original picture has been overwritten yesterday (accidently, I suppose) by a "bad pictures" that qualified for speedy deletion. Can you please restore the original picture that was overwritten so we can put it back in the version of the de-WP article before it has been removed? Thx --Invisigoth67 (talk) 16:30, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

@Invisigoth67: Hi,
✓ Done Yann (talk) 16:52, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your quick response and action! --Invisigoth67 (talk) 16:57, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Suppression logo car mauvaise restitution lors de résolutions élevéesEdit

Bonsoir Yann,

J'ai procédé à une correction majeure du logo vectoriel SOS 112.

Permets-moi de te demander de supprimer à présent l'exemplaire problématique lors de résolutions élevées :

Je te remercie par avance.

Cordialement. --Bearlinux (talk) 20:00, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

HiddenSiberia copyright violationsEdit

Dear Yann,thank you for your message. It is my first time I am creating page at Wikipedia, therefore would be greatfull for your kind help.

I am representing the publisher of Hidden Siberia Magazine (Неизвестная Сибирь журнал), the copyright owner for the pictures, that were banned. I created the article (ru:Инкубатор:Неизвестная Сибирь (журнал)) and uploaded pictures of the magazine covers, which were banned for copyright violations. These covers are taken from the official web-site

Would you please let me know, how should I upload these pictures not to violate copyright.

Many thanks and best regards, Natalya — Preceding unsigned comment added by HiddenSiberia (talk • contribs)

@HiddenSiberia: Hi,
Please send a permission following the procedure at COM:OTRS. The files can be undeleted once the permission is received. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:17, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Marlene Harnois picturesEdit

Hi Yann,

Why did you delete all the Marlene Harnois pictures when I own the pictures and uploaded them???

Please make the proper changes because i can not even upload them again since you have removed it and the content is flag!

Thank you,

Marlene harnois — Preceding unsigned comment added by Marleneharnois (talk • contribs)

@Marleneharnois: Bonjour,
Etant donné que vous êtes le sujet de ces photos, vous n'êtes pas par défaut le détenteur des droits, qui est le photographe. C'est pourquoi une permission est nécessaire. Voyez COM:OTRS/fr pour la procédure. N'hésitez pas à me demander si vous avez besoin d'aide, ou des questions. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 12:15, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Benedetto Vincenzo Nicotra RemovedEdit

Hello Mr. Yann,

Sorry for my imperfect english. I have uploaded about 6 photos about Benedetto Vincenzo Nicotra. Why you or wikipedia remove this picture from commons? The photo are mine and i take this photo (i have the negatives) but i have no problem if other people want use this, for me are free and anyone can use this photo. Can you help me? can you tell me how uploaded this photo?

Thank You

Mr. Maradoro — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maradoro (talk • contribs)

@Maradoro: Hi,
No problem with your English. ;o) For old pictures of personalities like these, a permission is better. Please see COM:OTRS for the procedure (or COM:OTRS/it in Italian). The pictures can be restored once the permission is received. Please ask if you need help, or have questions. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:19, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Exposition Eau sur Mars.jpg - Exposition eau art design.jpg - Exposition Ta mere en tong.JPGEdit

Dear Yann,

Regarding the copyright issue, I have asent to the addresses and the réédition application.

Best regards


TNL Onstage.pngEdit

Hi Yann,

I am writing in regards to the file I uploaded TNL Onstage.png it's the logo of the event on the article. If I get the permission email from the organization that created it to release it to the public domain is it just a matter of forwarding it or is there anything additional involved? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suhirthanjk (talk • contribs)

@Suhirthanjk: Hi,
Please send the permission following the procedure at COM:OTRS. Thanks, Yann (talk) 17:08, 18 February 2015 (UTC)


Good Afternoon Yann

I read that you said photo "File:Bandaadd.jpg" may not be own work. I am one of those who is pictured ( the boy on the right ) is my band and have taken the photo with my camera. As I can show you that the picture is mine ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by FedexADD (talk • contribs)

Possibly scanned books materialEdit

Hi, I ckecked recently some of the contributions made by User Varing and found out that a lot of them seems to be taken from books (scanned book material), as the pictures quality is rather poor when their size is what I would describe as ok... I think that we should take a closer look and, why not, delete any files that have copyright problems... --Glorious 93 (talk) 13:56, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I corrected some of the descriptions and licenses, et I put him a message. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:19, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
Bonjour, J'ai corrigé quelques unes des descriptions et licences, et je lui ai mis un message. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 20:19, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Tienraivaajia Karjalassa.jpgEdit

File:Tienraivaajia Karjalassa.jpg was kept because it was in use. I have now changed to the color version on the wikipedias that used the file. Maybe you want to consider deleting the b/w version? --Jonund (talk) 17:09, 20 February 2015 (UTC)


Bonjour, je mets ici les dernières informations concernant la finalisation de la procédure au sujet de ce fichier :
Devrais-je les placer ailleurs pour une meilleure visibilité ? N'hésitez pas à me conseiller là-dessus !
Bien cordialement. Montmorency1

Commons:Deletion requests/File:WLA metmuseum Camille Pissarro The Garden of the Tuileries on a Winter A.jpgEdit

Dear Yann, I am sorry, I referenced the wrong paintings, which I corrected now. Could you please look at it again. Thank you--Oursana (talk) 18:31, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Gretna GreenEdit

Bonjour, j’ai mis en téléchargeant ces trois images toutes les indications possibles, il n’y a rien de significatif au verso des cartes et il n’y a pas de signature du peintre, une recherche sur le net dit que cette série (les Oilette sont par séries de six mais pas toujours, et celle-ci semble être de quatre, il me manque la première, The Start) est mentionnée dans les catalogues de 1911 à 1914, sans mention de l’auteur ; et que dans les années 40 une bombe est tombée sur la maison Tuck en détruisant tous les stocks. Pour tout dire, j’ai cru un bref instant que ce pouvait être Gilbert Wright (qui signait, lui) et qui est mort presque centenaire, donc pas encore domaine public. Mais très clairement, ce n’est pas lui. Voilà tout ce que je peux dire. La parole est au ministère public. --Morburre (talk) 17:38, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Morburre: Bonjour,
Cela serait utile de mentionner tout cela dans la page de discussion. Vu que le scan ne crée pas un nouveau droit d'auteur, il vaudrait mieux utiliser pour la licence {{PD-art-two|PD-UK-unknown|PD-1923}}. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 14:23, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Mass deletionEdit

Many of your requests are not based on any legal rationale. This only creates more work for already very busy admins, and makes other contributors angry. You need to be more careful when creating DRs. This is a warning. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:41, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi Yann. You're wrong. Many files deleted. This is a warning for angry contributors, cuz their illegal files deleted. I hope they'll be very careful when uploading an illegal file. Thanks for your connection... Vikiçizer (talk) 16:15, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
@Vikiçizer: Sorry, but no. You are wrong. Some files were deleted, but many were kept. This critic doesn't come from the files uploaders, but from me, an experienced admin. You need to change your evaluation, or there will be problems. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:11, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
OK, I understood. 98% of the files deleted, maybe more. U can check my contributions but it does not matter, I will not create DR serial. No problems. No privileges. Thanks for message. Regards...Vikiçizer (talk) 21:17, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Help for restoration and transferring images to the appropriate categoryEdit

Hello, as you can see in Commons:Village pump#"Female_humans" the misunderstanding about the category Category:Female humans is resolved. I opened a new category Category:Temporary categories for User:Chenspec Cat-a-lot - Female humans and I want to transfer all images cataloged in Category:Female humans that were removed from it. Is there an automated way to do this without going one by one?, I put a lot of time and a that is a huge amount of images ... Thanks Chenspec (talk) 20:45, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

@Chenspec: ✓ Done with 583 edits, should be every file in your contributions history that you added to 'Female humans' with Cat-a-lot, based on the auto-generated edit summary. Revent (talk) 22:23, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Many thanks! Chenspec (talk) 20:15, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Muti _Vital_plastic cardEdit

Dear Yann!

22/02/2015 I load up to the Wikimeida:Comons two photos of a plastic card received at the Multi_Viral promoconcert of Calle 13 in Madrid on 20/07/2014. This card was part of the payed enter ticket and avery card had a uniq code number which served to one-off download of the album Multi Viral from internet. I would like to reamarked, that I have participated at this concert and this card is my property, beacuse I have bought it, as any other cinema or thater ticket.

After I was ready with my articel Multi_Vital, I wanted to illustrate it with the copy of this plastic card. The secret code on the back side I made unrecognazible, howerever the down load termnin expierd some month again and the same code can't be use again.

15/02/2015 User:Ellin Beltz editor of Wikimedia Commons has created a en:A Voszi/Talk subpage and wared me, that both file can be deleted, but it depends on voting of other users. Same time he appointed mi to another page where I and other users can explain their arguments about the using of these files (BTW, actualliy ther are till now only my entries to this question.).

Today I opened the artical Multi_Viral and I was very surpride, becasue the back side photo of the plastic card has been removed from the article but the front side one reamain. And all this without any voting and notification, there are any new comments on the talk page of these file.

I would appreciate if I received some help and explication abaout using of fotos (pictures, portaits, etc.) in Wikimedia:Comon, especaily, that the Hungarian Copyright Low is different from that in Brittain and USA. I would like to notice, that this contradiction of using copy-righted media files between the USA and Britain can cause many problems for the foreign editors. For example I have written articals about each studioalbum of the group Calle 13, and all their album covers are available in the Miedia:Commos. But all the same time I had every time to asked a special permition from the provider for using these covers, because the "fair usage" is limited to the contries mentioned above and aren't applicable in other countries.

And now some questions:

  1. Why are thies photos inappropiate (or illegal) in Wikimedia?
  2. Why has been deleted the back side of the plastic card but the first one hasn't?
  3. May couse any problem the logo of the Calle 13 on this card? It can be see on the front side too! (It is so, I can show hundreds of Wkipedia pages, which contain registred trademarks and logos [of course, with permisson of the owner] and photos of the products labeled by the same tradmark of the same company, in the same artikel, without any extra permisson.)

Thanks! A Voszi (talk) 11:06, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

@A Voszi: Hi,
Please read COM:DW. The front side is clearly a derivative work of the card. The back side may be de minimis. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:16, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Laura blandEdit

Hello Yann,

File:Run DMC 1989.jpg is a derivative work of one of those. Was it overlooked somehow? Regards --Rosenzweig τ 23:03, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes, as it is used on many projects, I open a DR on this. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:11, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by ColvsmEdit

Ticket:2014121110017271 received with attached images. Seems related to this DR. I didn't get why you said "out of scope". This is the related page. Jee 17:16, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

@Jkadavoor: Hi,
I didn't see this ticket before. Looking at it now. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:34, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
I restored the images which match the ticket. Other don't. Also some images in the ticket are not uploaded AFAIK. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:50, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I suggested him to upload other files too if needed. Jee 02:22, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

à propos de File:Djamel_Dahou_promotion.jpgEdit

Bonjour je voulais vous demander comment je peux avoir la license de ce fichier ? File:Djamel_Dahou_promotion.jpg. — Preceding unsigned comment added by YacineDZ (talk • contribs)

Pourquoi vous avez supprimé la photo de Djamel ? le site c'est lui qui a volé la photo du compte officiel sur Facebook, du coup vous pouvez la voir sur Facebook c'est Djamel lui-meme l'auteur, il m'a envoyé un mail contenant la photo en me demandant de la mettre sur Commons c'est quoi ce délire ? j'attends des réponses --YacineDZ (talk) 10:21, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

@YacineDZ: Bonjour,
Cette image n'a pas été créée par vous, aussi vous ne pouvez pas l'importer ici sans une permission de l'auteur. Désolé. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 10:19, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
@YacineDZ: Merci de lire COM:L et COM:DW avant d'importer des fichiers ici. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 10:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank youEdit


Tahnk you for revising my most recent edits/speedy deletion request & co. I've all theses files in my watchlist and will improve my further edits by taking care of COM:TOO and {{PD-Art}}.

Scoopfinder(d) 12:41, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Giving me warnings, threatening me, saying I'm copyrightingEdit

I did nothing wrong I did NOT steal other people's work I gave credit, cites, and sources of correct and valid information to every picture I contributed and every page I contributed to. Do not threaten me. I did not violate anything. Instead of wasting your time with someone following the rules, use it for more appropriate things, such as removing user who DO violate terms. There was only 1 photo that I recall not citing correctly, as it was the first time I ever used the website and it would not let me edit and fix my mistake after it. All my other 3 photographs were accurate. I am a normal person and user like you. Realize that and have a good day. Thank you.

User, Conattack — Preceding unsigned comment added by Conattack (talk • contribs)

@Conattack: Hi,
Please read COM:L and COM:DW. You are not allowed to upload files you find on the web without a permission of the author. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:54, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
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