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Photos Daniel Candé/GallicaEdit

Bonjour Yann. Vous venez de me répondre sur la page discussion Raconnish. Je vois qu'il y a plein de photos Daniel Candé en fait sur Wikimedia Commons venant de Gallica (que vous proposez à la suppression). Il faut vous préciser que la situation est impossible : Gallica annonce que toutes les photos présentes sur le titre sont libres de droit et concernant Daniel Candé, ils vous renvoient quand même sur la SAIF (Société des Auteurs Des Arts Visuels et De L'Image ) qui gère ses droits d'auteurs , en vous précisant que pour Wikimedia, il ne devrait pas y avoir de problèmes. Or la SAIF ne répond jamais, ni positivement, ni négativement, en tout cas par mail. Je vais finir par me déplacer dans leurs locaux - s'ils sont ouverts car le téléphone sonne aussi dans le vide - pour en avoir le coeur net. En tout cas, ils n'ont visiblement pas réagi à l'utilisation des inommbrables photos présentes dans Wikiedia (Aldo Maccione, Sabine Haudepin, etc....). Joisy78 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joisy78 (talk • contribs) 09:12, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

file violationsEdit

Hello Yann

During your request I am happy to say I have the right files and approve to use materials and content which I have uploaded. I have a signed file which allow me to use any content from the webpage and photos. Unfortunately, it was not written as following the Wikimedia standards, and therefore I might suggest that you would postpone your notice until I will provide the necessary authorizations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by The contentor (talk • contribs) 19:03, 19 June 2017 (UTC)


Dear Yann! Hello Yann, Sorry, but violance was not my goal. I have mistakenly assumed that in the case of officially used print media provisions are not so sharp: my mistake. Piratenkniff — Preceding unsigned comment added by Piratenkniff (talk • contribs) 09:07, 21 June 2017 (UTC)


I have asked the author of the pictures to sent me a copyright information. Unfortunately, he has not replied yet. Will follow up with him again. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:30, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Regarding the warning for copyright violationEdit

Hello Yann...

I am so sorry and appologize for the violations of your policy. But as a beginner, i am little ignorant perhaps, because all the images i uploaded is not a violation because i am associated with them personally and i have uploaded them with consent. Please guide me what exactly i have to do to approve those images.

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2401:4900:1805:4100:1D06:23DF:1C55:7526 (talk) 13:54, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Apologies and thanks.Edit

Because I am a newbie, I did not understand how to correctly upload the images. In fact, I have not uploaded any image since July 19, so I hope you apologize. I assure you it will not happen again. Thanks for the notices and my sincere apologies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ErickWikiLoco (talk • contribs) 17:21, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Jeff GarnerEdit


Thank you for writing. I have provided the necessary documentation in reference to the Jeff Garner photos. I emailed them as attachments as requested. I am an employee of his, and have sent documentation stating that he is the owner of such photos and has given me permission to use them. You may contact him directly as well, as stated on the documents in which I provided. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amberrstrach (talk • contribs) 17:10, 5 August 2017 (UTC)


Bonjour, Yann, oui, je comprend maintenant que les photos des journaux que je prend des articles sur mon travail ou que font mention,sont pas libres d’utilisation, et bien tant pis c'est dommage, dans un moment j ai cru comprendre que comme j'avais pris la photo du journal "le monde" ou autre,je pouvais l’utiliser librement, dessolée, croyez moi que ça arrivera plus. Bien cordialement EltizziaNo9 — Preceding unsigned comment added by EltizziaNo9 (talk • contribs) 23:31, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

Subida de logos de una nueva empresaEdit

Hola Yann, me preguntaba, si no es violación de derechos de autor, subir imagenes de mi nueva empresa o pagina web a commons, puedes mirar los archivos, aqui te dejo los enlaces:

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cameron159 (talk • contribs) 16:50, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Airports of NamibiaEdit

Please prove that these pictures are not mine. I dare you to search my files and computer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bundubear (talk • contribs) 08:38, 28 August 2017 (UTC)


Eh. Merci Yann pour la restoration du fichier :) Anthere (talk)

NASA Europa imageEdit

Hello, can you give me insight into why File:PIA19048 realistic color Europa mosaic.jpg was not featured after the unanimous positive vote? In general, I think in such cases explanations for why pictures are not suitable to be featured would be useful, to help others avoid wasting time in nominating images that will not receive consideration (as well as to avoid the appearance of arbitrary judgments). Thanks, WolfmanSF (talk) 02:45, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

@WolfmanSF: Hi,
You need 7 support votes to get the star. The count is done automatically by the bot. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:30, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
I screwed up and there was a 32-hour delay between nominating the image and adding it to the candidate list. Can the clock be reset? Thanks, WolfmanSF (talk) 18:10, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
@WolfmanSF: Hi,
You could nominate it again, but I don't think it would pass. The size is quite small. You better find other candidates, there are plenty on Commons. Regards, Yann (talk) 21:43, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

File:Medal 50-lecie ZNTK Mińsk Mazowiecki.jpgEdit

Dear Admin Yann,

If you can confirm the Polish CC BY SA license of this image...from a Belarus site, please feel free to mark it. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:39, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

  Done Yann (talk) 13:29, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:19, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

restore requestEdit

Hi Yann, please restore File:Diana-menschig.jpg, OTRS permission received. --Stepro (talk) 22:19, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Stepro,
Which ticket number? Regards, Yann (talk) 10:26, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
It's Ticket#2017081710008905. Of course I would check the licence specifications and answer the ticket, I just need the file restored. --Stepro (talk) 13:38, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
@Stepro:   Done Yann (talk) 14:56, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, all done. --Stepro (talk) 15:24, 12 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi there. All files uploaded by RaymondOly (talk · contribs) as "own work" seem to be already present in the internet. I tried to make a mass deletion request -for the first time- and got no good tresult. Can you have a look? Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 15:22, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

  Done Yann (talk) 15:30, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

File:Virgile L’Énéide Traduction de Jacques Delille - Tome 1.djvuEdit

Pourrais-tu stp vérifier la création de ce fichier stp, pas sur d'avoir correctement rempli tous les champs. Même si le fichier est inexploitable en M&S, autant qu'il soit bien importé ici. --Le ciel est par dessus le toit (talk) 12:20, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Pas tout à fait, mais presque... ;) Yann (talk) 13:49, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
Merci --Le ciel est par dessus le toit (talk) 17:39, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Indian WikipediansEdit

Hi. User:IndianWikipedians must have done something wrong when opening a DR for File:Sachin atulkar in sagar.jpeg. Can you have a look at it? S/he has also done something strange at User talk:Heerentanna (while informing the DR of a file, also proposed the deletion of the user's TP :). Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 07:48, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

  Done Fixed and deleted. Yann (talk) 09:34, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much, but the issue in User talk:Heerentanna is still there. I really don't know how to fix those things. Have a good day. --E4024 (talk) 11:54, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
  • User:IndianWikipedians has asked me to review their user page; frankly I do not know if user pages with infobox like that one is permitted. What do you recommend him? --E4024 (talk) 14:43, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes, that's fine. Yann (talk) 14:45, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Double check pleaseEdit

Eat some pumpkin dessert all and enjoy life... :)

Yann, I made a mistake promoting this photo: File:Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon (Ohrid).jpg

See: User_talk:PumpkinSky#Fix_please

I fixed everything I can think of. Can you double check it please? Thank you. PumpkinSky talk 11:16, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

@PumpkinSky: Hi,
I don't get it. I didn't promote anything, and I didn't even vote or edit anything about this. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:36, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
He's asking you to check that he promoted it properly. Its a compliment! --GRuban (talk) 11:57, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Yann. Look at the history of the FPC nomination, here. I had put a "no" when I should have put a "yes", so the FPCbot did not promote it. On my talk page Mile asked me to fix it. I tried to do that this morning and I was asking you to check to see if I missed any steps. GRuban, you misunderstand, thank you though. PumpkinSky talk 12:08, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
@GRuban, PumpkinSky: OK, understood now. Yes, it is fine now. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:09, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much. PumpkinSky talk 12:14, 14 September 2017 (UTC)


Hey there Yann,

Thank you for calling my edits nonsense. I really appreciate that(being sarcastic).

See you later Admin,  

--Talk to Kong of Lasers 23:25, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Use of Bhopal imageEdit

Dear Yann;

I have used your image here:

And have credited you as requested. I hope that this is OK. If not, get in touch on —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 09:47, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

OK, fine. Thanks, Yann (talk) 09:50, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

I Want To Reupload the File:E.M.E.A College Main Building.JPGEdit

I want to reupload the File:E.M.E.A College Main Building.JPG which you once deleted by citing small size.If You Give Permission i can reupload it which is now larger sized and suitable for Wikipedia Articles.Please Inform That To Me. Rishad Pkn (talk) 04:57, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

  • (talk page stalker) @Rishad Pkn: If it's your original work with the EXIF metadata intact, it should be fine. Reuploading is okay if you fix the problems that were listed. Guanaco (talk) 05:09, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank You Very Much Rishad Pkn (talk) 05:44, 16 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi Yann - I've been answering questions and defusing potential conflicts here and there over the years, (hopefully not causing too many myself), mostly with users on en.WP who aren't familiar with our day to day operations on Commons. Most of the issues are copyright related which I have a fairly extensive background in, so I've been entertaining the thought of possibly helping out a bit more as an administrator here, if that's even feasible. I'm familiar with the process of adminship elections on en.WP and was wondering if it's as grueling a process here, and if so, do you think I'd even be a worthy candidate? Atsme 📞 17:55, 17 September 2017 (UTC)add-on 18:36, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

@Atsme: Hi,
You are certainly fit for adminship, and we need more. I don't know the details about the process on the English WP, so I can't compare. But go, ahead!... Regards, Yann (talk) 18:50, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Yann. I went ahead and jumped in the deep end without any scuba gear.   Atsme 📞 19:34, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
@Atsme: Hi,
Sorry, it didn't work. Contribute and come back later. You could ask for other status after sometime. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:28, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Yann, what are some things I can do to increase my contributions and be useful to the project? Atsme 📞 16:08, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
@Atsme: Hi,
See Category:Media needing categories for a start. Regards, Yann (talk) 19:00, 22 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi yann please take into consideration the contributions made by Ralph Hammann (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) and at least grant it the Filemover right so the user gets its filemoving done easier. --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 08:25, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

@Tiven2240, Ralph Hammann: Hi,
If he wants the right, he needs to ask on the appropriate page. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:14, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Category:Rouge Park and Category:Rouge National Urban ParkEdit

Hey, I found these categories, which are about a certain Rouge Park and Rouge National Urban Park. These locations are the same, Rouge Park was the name of the park before the park became a national urban park (of Canada). What should happen to these categories? Regards, Zhangj1079 (Bonjour!) 23:01, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Zhangj1079,
Sorry, but I have no idea. Please ask on the Village Pump. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:12, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
Okay, thanks anyway! Zhangj1079 (Bonjour!) 21:08, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Your license review on File:Topics Covered (6.002x-3).webmEdit

Hi Yann... I'm a little disappointed that Sj didn't even mention in his undeletion request my reason for declining the request on my talk page. But should we also now upload the Elsevier textbook from that course, given that it is also transcluded onto an page with a cc-by license template? If not, could you please elaborate on why you believe the video is different, given that it is clearly marked as unfree at its ultimate source? Storkk (talk) 10:34, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Storkk; the natural way to interpret that license is "material produced by these course instructors". That applies to the video and images produced by them; to their own linked docs (problem sets, syllabi); but not to materials with explicit external copyright such as the textbook. Regards, --SJ+ 14:31, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
And I am curious: how is this video "clearly marked as unfree" [presumably on youtube]? --SJ+ 14:33, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
@Storkk, Sj: Hi,
I trusted Sj that his claim is OK. If there is any issue, please create a deletion request. Since these were speedy deleted, a restoration to have a proper discussion is legitimate anyway. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:51, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
@Sj: When I originally wrote that, it was clearly marked as having a Standard Youtube License, which is not considered free enough for Commons. In the interim, Youtube seems to have changed their interface such that I can no longer find the license. I would have considered this, in your words, to be an "explicit external copyright" - but I currently have neither the time nor inclination to pursue this further. Hopefully they did intend to license the video files as you presume, and re-users and remixers that get it from us aren't going to have problems. Storkk (talk) 08:16, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
@Storkk: Hi, You can check the license on YouTube in searching for this video with the filter "free license", i.e. [1]. It doesn't seem to be under a free license on YouTube. Not very convenient, but it works. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:28, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Suite ancienne discussionEdit

Bonjour Yann. Faisant suite à cette discussion, j'ai créé la category:War memorial of Espalion et j'y ai téléversé deux de mes photos montrant la signature du sculpteur. J'ai apposé un bandeau mais y en aurait-il un autre plus précis indiquant qu'en 2043, les téléversements seront autorisés ? Père Igor (talk) 16:38, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Block User:Jennifer6969Edit

Inappropriate username(if you know what it means) and possible sock of INC because behavior is similar to INC's other socks, User:Kasey1996 and User:Jessy Walters for example. And now INC wants another edit war with me at Admin's Noticeboard. This edit is also pretty damning: [2].--Talk to Kong of Lasers 22:56, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

File:EU28-further enlargement map.svgEdit

Hi! You may remember there's been some controversy over the file last month. I am initiating a discussion to settle the matters. Please comment on the issue at File talk:EU28-further enlargement map.svg#Coloring Russia and Kazakhstan. In addition to that, it'll be great if you suggest any Commons users who could comment on this issue. Thank you! --R8R (talk) 16:33, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi R8R,
I don't see any value in such a debate. If you think there is any use, please create a new map. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:11, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
The point is that this (I believe, incorrect) map is commonly used as encyclopedic content as various Wikipedias. Changing them manually in all articles would be too tedious a task, not to mention all of those changes could be reverted just as easily. So it is best to establish some consensus on the matter.--R8R (talk) 18:44, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
Hi R8R,
It is not for you to decide which map each Wikipedia wants to use. Some of them obviously don't want a map with Russia. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:46, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
I don't quite understand the sentiment. What Wikipedia said that? A Wikipedia does not want anything; it's the editors who may want or not want something. I am one editor. I am not going against an established consensus (there is none to the best of my knowledge) or claiming some authority over others; I am initiating a discussion between editors and seeking to invite as many editors as possible. (Even if I made a single go-over to change all maps -- which, as you can see from my response, I am rather not willing to do -- then, I believe, it could qualify as a bold edit if I didn't edit war on it later; but again, this is what I would rather not do at all.)--R8R (talk) 19:19, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
R8R: Some people do not want a map with Russia. Probably some of them edit Wikipedia, but it doesn't matter who are they, or where they come from. So you have to create a new file, and convince each Wikipedia to use your map. That's how it works. Regards, Yann (talk) 19:34, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
I am not particularly used to this thinking myself. I am primarily a Wikipedia editor, and if there's something you don't find correct in an article, you don't create a new one; you edit the existing one so it is correct. If there is disagreement on what is correct, you discuss it.
I'm ready to change my perspective, however, if you show me a particular rule that supports your vision.--R8R (talk) 13:09, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
R8R: Wikipedia and Commons rules are different. On Commons we do not change an image if there is any objection to it. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:40, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
As I have said, I find it hard to take it for granted. If the picture said it was the uploader's opinion, I'd believe you. If we were talking about a matter of preferences (I don't like that green, make it yellow), I'd believe you. However, we're talking about a factual error. I do not believe that the Commons rules protect that. Again, you're free to prove me wrong by quoting a rule that does say errors are okay.--R8R (talk) 18:53, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
R8R: I didn't invent this, it is an official guideline on Wikimedia Commons: Commons:Overwriting existing files. Regards, Yann (talk) 19:01, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

photo copyrightEdit

Hi Yann. You've deleted some of the photos I have uploaded on the Commons, knowing that I am accompanied by authorizations and have permission from those who own the work. Thank you ?! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rama.Bsha (talk • contribs) 09:11, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

@Rama.Bsha: Hi,
For any content not directly created by you, you need a formal written permission from the copyright owner. Please see COM:OTRS for the instructions. Regards, Yann (talk) 19:30, 23 September 2017 (UTC)


Thanks, now i think it's ok --fedaro (talk) 13:02, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

FP PromotionEdit

This image has been promoted to Featured picture!

The image File:CN Tower, Toronto, Canada (Unsplash DJ kOgH5u0o).jpg, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:CN Tower, Toronto, Canada (Unsplash DJ kOgH5u0o).jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.


/FPCBot (talk) 21:02, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

I mad a BIG mistake with a file name: Please, please fixEdit

Hi Yann, I have now logged in. Sorry for the confusion - I am not great at this and often upload a file before I have all the facts. Which is what happened last night!

Please understand Jeff, that Yann was very helpful, and changed a file's formal name BEFORE I myself had double checked the FACTS. This is the file -,_Mary_Bird_-_a_member_of_staff_of_the_Royal_Household_at_Windsor_Castle_in_the_1850s.jpg

Please note - This photo/file is of a woman who CANNOT have worked at Windsor Castle in 1856. She was born in 1862!!! The file's formal title and description are totally different. Please read the UK Express article -

You will see the photo in the article - the caption underneath the photo makes it clear that this is NOT Meghan Markle's grt grt grt grandmother. The photo is of Markle's Great Great grandmother, Mary Merrill (nee Bird, 1862-1925) - this photo is also in the family web-site that I listed to you in a previous post and her name is Mary Bird Merrill, Bird being her maiden name (i.e., before she was married).

This woman was NEVER a worker at Windsor Castle - she had not been born then. Her MOTHER (Mary Bird) certainly was a worker at Windsor Castle - but not her daughter.

I will now contact Yann and hope that the two of you can discuss the problem I created, check the facts and then fix up my mistake!!!

Meghan Markle's Wikipedia page is enormously popular and we must get the file name correct.

Thanks and sorry againSrbernadette (talk) 05:29, 25 September 2017 (UTC — Preceding unsigned comment added by Srbernadette (talk • contribs) 05:34, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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