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User talk:Yann

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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)

New Photos and ContentEdit

Hi Yann - thanks for your message and for flagging this issue with me! I will review all of our info and all of our photos to ensure they are added in the correct manner moving forward. I appreciate your prompt follow up. 19:24, 20 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi, you modified a protected file ignoring the pending edit request. I had lots of modified SVGs on my watchlist, and after fixing some minor issues I ended up with four protected pages in need of an update. Edit requests are a very painful procedure with lots of open tabs for cross-checks, that the request might do what it's supposed to do. On File talk:Cc-white.svg I completely missed—by clicking on [+] for a new section—that there was already an older edit request. The good news is that the new edit request is a simple "replace everything" request fixing more issues on this page. –Be..anyone (talk) 01:19, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

I didn't see the request. Done now, but I kept the headers. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:57, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. (I was just wondering how this page ended up on my watch list, problem solved... :-) –Be..anyone (talk) 17:52, 20 April 2015 (UTC)


i was editing the page accoerirections of the person on whom the page is .... well... givin the link of the person's real verified FACEBOOK PAGE then there will not be any issues,right 19:24, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Quick questionEdit

What do I need to do to get so many featured, quality and valued images like you have. --Anningia (talk) 10:52, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

@Anningia: Hi,
Actually I don't have so many featured, quality and valued images. Some contributors have hundreds of featured pictures, and thousands of quality or valued images. ;o)
If you want to make pictures of featured quality, you need a good camera (probably a en:DSLR), and some photographic skills and knowledge. All you need to know is available in Wikipedia. ;oD
Other contributors create SVG graphics using software like Adobe Illustrator or Inskape. Others (like me) restored old pictures and documents. There you first need patience and some technical skills with photo editing software, like Adobe Photoshop or Gimp. I hope this help. Please tell me if you have more questions, I would be happy to help. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:26, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
I've got a Nikon camera, and it makes quite good pics, but I always have to shrink the images I want to upload, because my internet connection crashes if I upload pics which are too big. As for the quality of the pics, most of mine are quite ok and without blurr, but if I photograph something which moves then some blurr is expected. --Anningia (talk) 14:22, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
@Anningia: For big files, you can use this script: User:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js. I use that for any file bigger than 15 MB, and it works much better than the UploadWizard. I usually save my pictures with 98% or 99% compression to minimize compression artifacts. Actually, the automatic mode is rarely the best to produce good pictures. For moving subjects, you have to adjust shutter speed vs. aperture and ISO setting. See also photography, camera, etc. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:01, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
Can I upload some of my photos so that you can see their qualities? Also can I upload videos here? And if yes, what formats are acceptable? --Anningia (talk) 07:26, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
@Anningia: Sure. For the videos, see Commons:Video. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:56, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
here are some of my pics(note:if you find the word Cyprus in their titles and description pages don't assume that this is where i make holidays)--Anningia (talk) 12:46, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
@Anningia: Most of the EXIF data were removed. What is your camera, and what did you do before uploading your pictures here? Regards, Yann (talk) 17:09, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
well,I had to shrink them and some time ago upload wizard went crazy on my for my camera I've got a blue Nikon coolpix s3600--Anningia (talk) 17:27, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Category:Tour des Anglais, AgddeEdit

Bonjour Yann, j'ai peur d'avoir fait une petite betise. En voulant créer une catégorie, j'ai fais une faute d'orthographe. J'ai ensuite créer la bonne : Category:Tour des Anglais, Agde. Est-ce que c'était la bonne manière de procéder, comment supprimer la mauvaise? -- Christian Ferrer 17:02, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Il suffit de demander. ;oD Yann (talk) 17:06, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Your block of User:MeryllidEdit

User talk:Meryllid does contain a warning of block for uploading copyvio, but it was from 2012. The AN/U report did mention warning with a diff, but that was on en.wikipedia, a warning again by NeilN there.[1]. Then there were three copyvio notices, without warnings, recent, the last two by NeilN.

NeilN did not warn the user here before going to AN/U. The only recent warning was by NeilN and it was not on Commons, but on en.wikipedia. It referred to "you've been warned enough on Commons," but that could only refer to the single warning in 2012. There is visible evidence of content conflict between NeilN and Meryllid on en.wikipedia. That may cause a warning to be disregarded. The offense justifying block appears to be the uploading of a single file after an alleged warning that was not on Commons.

I looked further. Meryllid uploaded the poster for the film, w:en:Are All Men Pedophiles? here -- I think --, and it was deleted for copyvio (properly), in May, 2012. He uploaded it to Wikipedia, and it stands, for fair use in the article. The warning on by NeilN was not for an image upload there. It was for alleged addition of copyrighted material to Wikipedia. In fact, this was not actual copyright violation (because of the NC license.) It was a WMF policy problem. The edit, was using the file he uploaded here (that you just speedied). That file, or a version of it could be used on Wikipedia under a fair use claim, and it is very possible that the owner's permission could be obtained for hosting here. It's a picture of him, being used to illustrate an article about him. NeilN was revert warring with Meryllid on a number of articles. We cannot get into Wikipedia content issues, but it appears that a Wikipedia conflict has been brought here.

I'm not seeing adequate cause for a block here. The user has uploaded files with iffy licenses, i.e, what a naive user might think are okay. An NC license may well seem usable to such. This user needs support, not blocking, such as an explanation of the NC license issue. Will you consider helping this user? I will support the user, I'm willing to do the heavy lifting of explaining all this, but wanted to give you first opportunity to hold out your hand. Thanks. --Abd (talk) 02:25, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

OK fine, I unblocked him/her. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:08, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Abd, oh come on. Copyright notices are warnings. To pretend otherwise is disingenuous. I count at least seven of these on the user's talk page and three more derivative works notices. And please don't spread incorrect information about the English-language Wikipedia's fair use policies. There is no fair use for images of living people per NFCC #1. [2] If you want to help, please make sure the user has the correct info. --NeilN (talk) 12:24, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Actually, that's correct about fair use for people; but the problem is not copyvio. It's about WMF policy on non-free images, and this comes into conflict with the purposes of the projects, so projects must mediate and choose. Not a matter to be resolved here. The most straightforward solution for that photo is to gain permission from the copyright owner. My biggest concern is that the user does not have email enabled, and may end up uploading without being aware of what transpired.
No, copyright notices are not warnings unless they say so.
Now, I suspect that the user didn't see what had happened. Email is not enabled. There may be a language problem. To top it off, the user was just indef blocked on enwiki. The blocking admin noted that it is "indef" as in "until resolved," not "indef" as in forever. The block reason was one often used against SPAs, which is sad, but if the user becomes communicative, it might work out okay. However, I can't help the user on, especially with no email enabled. So, Yann, thanks for that unblock, it was a nice gesture. It didn't work this time, and I'm sorry for any extra trouble.
I have written to the subject of the photo you just deleted, to see if he will release under a proper free license. Maybe some good will come out of this. --Abd (talk) 04:41, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
@Abd: "Wikimedia Commons takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing." - plain English. --NeilN (talk) 15:21, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Okay, pinged. I looked for such warnings, and believe I described the history accurately. But it doesn't matter. There was no actual copyright violation, I now know that. I contacted the subject of the photo, the apparent copyright owner. Maryllid had permission. However, she had no clue how to handle this, and did anyone help her? To be sure, she was not communicative. Consider, though, how she would read that warning! She's not violating copyright. What she was doing was violating Commons procedures (and there may be other details.) It will take a little time to get this sorted, and I'm pretty busy elsewhere. Maryllid doesn't have email open, but I believe the owner has her email, so I may be able to establish supportive communication. Again, Yann, thanks for your good faith unblock. When I have OTRS arranged, if the owner agrees, I may ask for another action. --Abd (talk) 19:59, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

User talk:HadzabeEdit

Peux-tu le rebloquer mais en cochant "Ne peut modifier sa page de discussion" ? Merci. Thibaut120094 (talk) 14:01, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

✓ fait Yann (talk) 14:25, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Utilisation d'une de vos photosEdit

Bonjour, Nous aimerions utiliser une de vos photos (,_India.jpg) dans le cadre d'une production en éducation. Pourriez-vous communiquer avec moi par courriel? J'aimerais clarifier une interrogation au regard des droits d'auteur donnés sur cette image. Au plaisir, Solen Poirier, —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:43, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Ce mail ne fonctionne pas. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 15:01, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Voici: Merci.

Unhappy customerEdit

Hiya Yann, could you TPS me for the unhappy gent at the bottom? Je suis "pathetic"! Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:15, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Ethnicity of U.S. rampage killers.pngEdit

Hi Yann, I wasn't sure what the problem with this is. Could you elaborate please? Do I need to remove the usage first before nominating? The file in question has no source for the information on the ethnicity of perpetrators that it claims to be a graph of. Several other files by this author also had no source for their claims and were removed from the en project. I'll be watching this page for a response, but I'm more active on en. Thanks Padenton (talk) 18:46, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

@Padenton: Hi,
Yes, as it is currently used, it won't be removed. As mentioned in the DR, it should be concerted to SVG and replaced. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:44, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

greetings im carmenEdit

yooo? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mamakilla (talk • contribs) 21:00, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Mission to MarsEdit

Hello, Yann, you deleted a photo of mine and I want to know why? That still shot was from a Public Domain trailer on Internet Archive. It is an honest mistake, I'm sure. Please put it back as soon as you receive this message, or did you erase it from Wiki completely? GEOGOZZ (talk) 15:40, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

This image is not in the public domain. It is under a copyright by the film producer. Please read COM:L before uploading any file. Thanks, Yann (talk) 16:40, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Yann, please, take a look at this page. I made a photograph on movie maker of a "PUBLIC DOMAIN" trailer. It is my photo. You will see that this trailer is in Public Domain. Look below the video. It reads, "PUBLIC DOMAIN Mark 1.0." What part of that don't you understand? Thank you, GEOGOZZGEOGOZZ (talk) 20:33, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, but no. is not a reliable source, and in this case, it is clearly wrong. You can ask other admins at COM:UDR, but I am pretty sure you will get the same answer. Regards, Yann (talk) 22:26, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, Yann, but I frankly don't think it is worth the effort. To me, Wikipedia is missing out on a great resource. Have a great day! GEOGOZZGEOGOZZ (talk) 01:14, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Please review and help upload a photoEdit

I tried to upload a photo clicked and copyright owned by me, can you please review and help with licenses if needed. This was deleted from commons: File:YashD_Shooting_BSB_Kolkata_profile.jpg

Please let me know the issue so that I can rectify and upload a picture as profile for Yash Dasgupta. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mpadma (talk • contribs)

@Mpadma: Hi,
This picture comes from Tweeter, so you need a permission from the photographer. Please see COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 06:09, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Copyright violationsEdit

Hello Dear Yann,

All pictures belong to me. My students allow me to share on wikibook. We are doing a class project and want to share contributor's biographies. So there is no violation for pictures.

Thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Halilkayaduman (talk • contribs)

@Halilkayaduman: Hi,
To avoid any suspicion or later issues, you should send a mail to COM:OTRS explaining the situation. At the very least, you need more explanation in the description and on your user page. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:04, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Please, what should be done with this situation?Edit

Hi Yann,

Today I found File:Pfarrkirche 'Maria Himmelfahrt', Fröhlichsturm und Johannesturm in MALS.jpg, which is a better version of File:MALS Pfarrkirche Froehlichsturm.jpg. Now both files appear in this article: de:Mals, which seems crazy to me. Both uploaders seem to have a Teleskop name, but with a slight difference. Wouldn't the best solution be to update the file that has OTRS permission with the new version? If so, I don't know how to do that. Thanks in advance for your help, and have a nice day. Dontreader (talk) 21:30, 27 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi @Yann:

Thanks for your comment, but the picture comes from me(MPadma) it's was downloaded by some sources from wikipedea commons and redistributed before it was deleted by wiki editor!

Sending photos to Wikipedia permissions to get reviewed and then revoked or uploaded fresh. Ticket raised as: Ticket#: 2015042810006497. So please let me know how to proceed henceforth. Thanks for your help Mpadma 19:24, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

My ApologyEdit

Hello. It's been a while since I've been here. Anyway, I would like to let you know that I am very sorry for uploading copyrighted content onto this site. All I wanted to do was help out by uploading some pictures to pages that I felt needed them. I now understand how much of a fool I was. Sincerely yours, Budgielover2988. User:Budgielover2988 (talk) 19:24, 27 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi Yann, I saw that you deleted the cover of 1951 book. The reason you mentioned is "violation of copyright". I took it with my camera, it would be a derivated work. The editor is not anymore alive, there is any possibility to have it back? Any suggestion? Thanks --Renatoongania (talk) 07:42, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

@Renatoongania: Hi,
The copyright exists until 70 years after its owner's death. So a permission from the heirs is necessary. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:01, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) - Renatoongania, much of Hubbard's non-USA work won't enter the public domain until at least 2057 because he died in 1986. I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure he passed the copyright of his works to Author Services and Bridge Publications who are highly unlikely to ever license anything. Although Hubbard has living heirs (children and grandchildren), I think it is unlikely they have the authority to license his work. It is worth a try though. Green Giant (talk) 00:01, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Night of the Living DeadEdit

Fair enough. Are any of the versions at usable alongside the Webm one? Sfan00 IMG (talk) 17:26, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Pleses help me in restoring filesEdit

Hi Yann - thanks for your messag, i am a missionary of Ahamdiyya muslim comunity. I upload some pictures from, but they were deleted. what can i do? these are old pictures taken in 1900. which licence i should provide for restoring these pictures? And some pictures are deleted which is our own property. we have paid for these books. we have published these books, but they were deleted. for exemples, File:История российского мусульманства беседы о северном ислам.JPG, File:Гомеопатия.JPG, File:История российского мусульманства беседы о северном ислам.JPG File:Философия исламских учений,.jpg , there is misunderstanding, because i do not know well about wikicommons, Please help me restoring these files and in further uploading. Thank yoy veruy much.sadaqat (talk) 14:57, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Logo VSV Unihockey.Edit

Dear Yann!

The uploaded Logo is the correct Logo of VSV Unihockey. The file was created by me. So there is no Copyright violation.

Best Regards

Michael 19:27, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

File:Yandar & Yostin.jpgEdit

Bonjour, Yann, j'ai une petite question. Je suis tombé sur cette image dans la catégorie:Media needing categories, je n'ai pas osé la nominer en délétion, car je ne suis pas sur. Elle semble venir de , mais je ne vois aucun signe de copyright ou de quelconque autre license. En plus elle est utilisée ici. Que faire dans ce genre de cas? je nomine pour délétion ou je catégorise? -- Christian Ferrer 21:16, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Tu report comme {{copyvio}}. Thibaut120094 (talk) 21:24, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Ok, merci, si je comprends bien lorsqu'il n'y a pas d'info à la source, c'est considéré comme copyrighted. -- Christian Ferrer 22:15, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
@Christian Ferrer: C'est ça. En l'absence d'autres infos, c'est du copyvio. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 19:14, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Bien reçus, merci -- Christian Ferrer 19:34, 3 May 2015 (UTC)


Dear Yann, I got the agreement and permission of the author to upload the photo. What else should I do to get it uploaded? I'm not sure that I understand this: the author authorized me to upload on Wikipedia. What Should I do to keep the file inside Wikipedia. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Renatoongania (talk • contribs)

@Renatoongania: Hi,
You need to send a formal written permission. Please see COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 19:12, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

RAW filesEdit

Hi Yann, do you know someway to get the RAW files from commonsarchive? :( --The Photographer (talk) 19:07, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

@The Photographer: Hi,
I don't understand. What's preventing you from downloading them? Regards, Yann (talk) 20:59, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
404 for me, maybe a local problem ? --The Photographer (talk) 21:00, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
@The Photographer: Hi,
Ah yes, it seems the site is down. I will try to contact the owner. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:02, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Change of scopeEdit

Hi Yann,

I have changed the scope at Commons:Valued image candidates/AU NavalEnsignHalfMast.JPG

Regards Martinvl (talk) 17:42, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

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