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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)

The Image you deletedEdit

You deleted an image by mistake, I believe. The image was sent to me by the owner. She asked me to help her create a wikipedia page. Kindly restore the image ASAP. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Haqulix (talk • contribs) 10:32, 1 January 2022 (UTC) (UTC)

1. Please sign with ~~~~
2. Please provide a file name.
3. Since you are not the author, you need to follow the procedure at COM:VRT. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:32, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Rename categoryEdit

Can we rename the category Emperor Kammu to Emperor Kanmu? Because the spelling Kanmu is more accurate according to the Japanese spelling (かんむてんのう)-Artanisen (talk) 15:15, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

  Done Yann (talk) 16:11, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Thank you and happy new year. -Artanisen (talk) 17:50, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

File:Ritratto di Carlo Filberto d'Este.pngEdit

hi mr yann, i am writing to ask you if you could see me this portrait executed in the seventeenth century, and eliminated ignoring the fact that the charger respected the painting's fiormations in loading it, and eliminated because the charger would be an LTA. but if you will see the file comparisons information it does not prove a copyviol-- 18:22, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

@Ruthven: as deleting admin. Your opinion? Yann (talk) 19:27, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Hi Yann! It's still A3cb1 trying to get his files restored, testing different admins. Bonne année ! Ruthven (msg) 20:10, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

MOTD NotificationEdit

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File:Cityatworldsend 01 hamilton.mp3, that you uploaded, is on the main page today. Thank you for your contributions to this project.


//EatchaBot (talk) 00:00, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

Deletions and user notificationsEdit

Thanks for the quick response and the notification of the user. At least the notification maybe should have done by me ... but when it comes to multiple copyvios I'm somewhat lacking AGF, but you handled it the proper way and I'll try to think about that next time too! Mirer (talk) 12:41, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

File:Le Goffic - Le Crucifié de Keraliès.djvuEdit


Shouldn't the page be split? These are different editions. Ankry (talk) 15:12, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

@Ankry: Ah yes. The older version had a bug, but it seems OK now. Yann (talk) 16:21, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
It seems my (failed) attempt to reupload fixed the metadata. Maybe, a good news. I will check other DjVu files. But IMO, it is still worth to separate the books, even if only one of them is processed in Wikisource. Ankry (talk) 19:10, 2 January 2022 (UTC)
  Done Yann (talk) 19:24, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

Queries releated deleting my contentEdit

hi,i want to know what are the reasons for deletion of my content,even it was my own work.I just want to know the reasons for deletion of all work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sakib2501 (talk • contribs) 16:22, 2 January 2022 (UTC) (UTC)

@Sakib2501: Even if you made the logos yourself, there are derivative works. You need the copyright holder's formal written permission for a free license to publish them here. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:25, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

File:Paul Nash, Landscape of the Vernal Equinox.jpgEdit

Clearing out my undeletion request backlog from last year. Paul Nash was British and died in 1946. Abzeronow (talk) 17:58, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

  Done --Yann (talk) 19:10, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

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18:11, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

MOTD NotificationEdit

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Hawaiian Division patchEdit

Yann, Thank You for cntacting me.

Can you upload it for me the way its supposed to be done, this one, the Hawaiian Division is really only one of two images I want to add to a Wiki page. I did this because the one that was three was a completely wrong shoulder patch for this U.S. Army Division of the 1920s -1930s Photo came from Pinterest via the U.S. Miiltaria Forum I think. The other one I want to add is the 93rd Infantry Brigade their unit crest, this one came of of Worthpoint, and was sold long time ago, Worthpoint just saves images of everything from old sales to "Show" it's Worth.

Here's the other one, if you can add it the way it's supposed to be please.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/93rd_Infantry_Brigade_(United_States) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Waspranger (talk • contribs) 09:48, 8 January 2022 (UTC) (UTC)

@Waspranger: Hi,
Please sign your messages with ~~~~.
There are 2 copyrights for each of your images: one for the picture, one for the badge design. For the later, it is probably OK as a work of a US governement employee. For the other, you need the formal written permission from the photographer. Please see COM:VRT for the procedure. Thanks, Yann (talk) 09:52, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

Your most memorable shot of 2021Edit

Happy New Year! As always at the beginning of the new year, I'm inviting you to share your most memorable shot of the past year. Which of your photos stood out in 2021? Which image created special memories that you'd like to share with others? On behalf of the Commons Photographers User Group I wish you, your family, and your friends all the best for 2022. Warmly, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:25, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

File:A Throw of Dice, 1929.webmEdit

File:A Throw of Dice, 1929.webm 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 see Commons:But it's my own work! for a guide on how to address these issues.

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!

Scram6699 (talk) 14:30, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

File:Moeurs Maritimes, Fleur de Mer, par Pierre Maël, éditions Edouard Dentu.JPGEdit

Since I saw some Andre Gide works in your contributions, would be possible to undelete this file since it appears to be free from French copyright? Abzeronow (talk) 17:33, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

  Done --Yann (talk) 19:07, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

MOTD NotificationEdit

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File:J'accuse, d'Émile Zola, par Audiocite.mp3, that you uploaded, is on the main page today. Thank you for your contributions to this project.


//EatchaBot (talk) 00:00, 12 January 2022 (UTC)

File:Sreelekha Mitra image.pngEdit

Hello, the file (now deleted) File:Sreelekha Mitra image.png was taken from a YouTube video, which was under the creative commons license, and the video was the creator's original work. The video URL was mentioned in the image. --Tito Dutta (talk) 11:03, 12 January 2022 (UTC)

@Titodutta: Hi Tito,
How are you?
I restored the video, but I don't see a free license at the source. Did I miss something? Regards, Yann (talk) 11:12, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, possibly they changed that later. It is unfortunate. I checked my other uploads at User:Titodutta/YouTube. It looks like this file needs to be deleted as well File:Ujaan Ganguly image.png. --Tito Dutta (talk) 11:21, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
How about writing to them? Did you check Internet Archive? You should always ask for a license review when you upload free content from outside Commons. Yann (talk) 12:13, 12 January 2022 (UTC)

Category des couvertures de livresEdit

Bonjour, merci de cette information mais je vois aussi : Category:PD ineligible (books)

or il semble que cet automatisme ne fonctionne pas, y-a-t-il un bug quelque part ? - bien cordialement - Siren-Com (talk) 17:45, 12 January 2022 (UTC)

@Siren-Com: Pour cela, il fut utiliser {{PD-ineligible|type=books}}. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 19:21, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
Bon, alors faut tout reprendre ? l'encadré ci-dessus n'est pas clair du tout (ça ne m'étonne pas !) - Siren-Com (talk) 23:55, 12 January 2022 (UTC)
@Siren-Com: Oui, tu peux compléter la licence, mais ce n'est pas faux sans "type=books". Cordialement, Yann (talk) 09:05, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

MOTD NotificationEdit

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Media of the DayEdit

Just curious, but as you appear to be highly active in this field and notified me that there are quite a bit more MOTD files in the VPP thread, are the issues that were brought up several months ago (last year) still relevant to the MOTD system or have they now been addressed? As then a new discussion can be opened in light of the developments that have taken place since the discussion started and we simply ping everyone who voted in the previous discussion to see if they are persuaded by the new developments, as well as the three (3) separate new policies that were proposed (and accepted) to save the MOTD system. Please ping. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:23, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes, I think that the MOTW proposal was on overreaction to some MOTD issues. Yes, some videos shown on MOTS were of poor quality. Some people questioned the idea to show videos of demonstrations against vaccination and vaccination pass. The Featured Media contest is effectively dead, so there is no chance that it would produce even enough Featured Media for MOTW. However there is no shortage of good and interesting free media, to be shown on MOTD. We need a bit more activity and diversity to fill up the empty days. I nearly filled up a whole month by myself. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:29, 13 January 2022 (UTC)


Hi. Can you help me review YouTube files in Category:Oanh Kiều. Thanks. ⁂๖ۣۜJon ๖ۣۜDaenerys໖ 14:35, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Deleted images of paintings by Nate DunnEdit


A number of images that I uploaded of paintings of Nate Dunn were deleted. Among the deleted files were the following ones:

I personally own every one of these paintings whose images were deleted from commons and the "Works" section of the Nate Dunn Wikipedia Page, including Abstract 1, Abstract 2, etc. and each painting clearly bears Nate Dunn's signature. The paintings were largely purchased from auction houses and many of the paintings could be identified from lists in catalogues. The comment on the deletion of the images from commons suggests that works are not from Nate Dunn but they definitely are his works. Can you please let me know what is required for these images to be allowed in commons and also what the correct Creative Commons Attribution would be ? I would like them to be undeleted or to be able to upload them again to creative commons with the correct attribution.

Thanks, eejjcc — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eejjcc (talk • contribs) 20:48, 13 January 2022 (UTC) (UTC)

@Eejjcc: Hi,
Please sign with ~~~~.
Paintigns by Nate Dunn are a priori not in the public domain (at least you need to prove that they were published before 1926, or without a copyright notice). Therefore a formal written permission from their copyright holder(s) is needed to host them on Commons. Please see COM:VRT for the procedure. Please read Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Nate Dunn. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:48, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Commons:First stepsEdit

Apologies, didn't catch your ping before Commons:Village_pump/Archive/2021/12#Commons:First_steps was archived. Commons:Premiers pas is a redirect to Commons:First steps/fr, which is listed in the larger <languages /> at the top of the page. I intended to redirect or migrate more of the manually translated versions so that the second languages box could be eliminated, but decided to leave it after noticing the differences between Commons:Primeiros passos and Commons:First steps/pt. AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 22:30, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

MOTD NotificationEdit

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