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I accidently proposed a wikimedia help page for deletion

Hey Yann, is it possible if I can have some help in proposing a file for deletion? I unintentionally proposed a help page for deletion as that is what the interactive tutorial thing told me. Thanks,

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Kanchipuramsilk83 (talk • contribs)
@Kanchipuramsilk83: Hi,
Which page? Regards, Yann (talk) 22:35, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi I believe it was this page: I did not do that intentionally and I do offer my apologies.
@Kanchipuramsilk83: Hi,
Yes, I saw. OK, I understand it was an unintended mistake. I mean which page do you want to delete? Regards, Yann (talk) 22:42, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
The file I meant is this one: File:Nair woman.jpg. I have nominated it for deletion right before this, but is there anything else I should know or do? Thanks for helping out :). -Kanchipuramsilk83
@Kanchipuramsilk83: Hi,
I see that you finally managed to do it. Regards, Yann (talk) 22:50, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
@Yann:Yeah, the nominate for deletion thing is much easier than nominating it manually. What is the process after I nominate the picture?
@Kanchipuramsilk83: Hi,
Unless it is an obvious copyright violation, it takes about one week to be reviewed by another admin. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:53, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Inna Bohoslovska.jpg

File:Inna Bohoslovska.jpg was OK before disruptive edits. I have reverted them all. Secondarywaltz (talk) 18:08, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

More edits and unsourced uploads by this editor. I can't keep up! Secondarywaltz (talk) 18:36, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Undeletion request: File:AHB Logo Grey lr cut out sq.jpg

Hello, Yann.

Please un-delete this file. I have copyright ownership over it as I am the owner of the company. I have placed the file in the public domain.



— Preceding unsigned comment added by Stubbsguy (talk • contribs)
@Stubbsguy: Hi,
As for all documents previously published elsewhere, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:13, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

You left a message on my talk section?

Hey there you left me some text about some of uploads as I can see and it's about copyrights. Well all uploads where made on Photoshop by me. Sponsors, crests etc, so what's exactly wrong?

All the best, PanosBonJovi (talk) 14:46, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

@PanosBonJovi: Hi,
If you design contain a logo, you need a permission from the logo designer. Please read COM:DW. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:50, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
All logo designers are unknown as the logos come from the internet. And also they are used by several websites, so based on that there's a global violation of copyrights (?). Never claimed copyrights for any of this work though, if that counts. Based on this logic half of wikipedia's image content should be erased (?) Kind regards, PanosBonJovi (talk) 22:15, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
@PanosBonJovi: Hi,
If you copy a logo without a permission from the designer, that's a copyright violation. Some people may not care, but we do. There are certainly old violations waiting for people to find them, but we do not allow that. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:08, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Review Request

Hello!!! Yann, Please can you review the file File:KSG and Jennifer Winget.jpg Regards, Rishika.dhanawade (talk) 15:41, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

  Done Yann (talk) 16:24, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Review Request

Hello!!! Yann, Please can you review the file File:Bohra and Sidhu.jpg Regards, Rishika.dhanawade (talk) 17:15, 13 August 2015 (UTC)


Regarding this; I spoke with our contacts at Facebook to alert them. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 12:53, 14 August 2015 (UTC)


Salut à toi Yann, Logo Officiel cet logo est officiel de club et la page facebook utilisé cet logo

LUnion sportive de la médina de Blida et en arabe (الاتحاد الرياضي لمدينة البليدة), couramment abrégé USM Blida ou USMB est un club de football algérien basé à la ville de Blida fondé en 1932.

@Hichem09: Bonjour,
Il n'y aucune preuve d'une publication sous une licence libre. Une autorisation écrite officielle du club est nécessaire. Voir COM:OTRS/fr pour la procédure. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 14:29, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
see this video16:43, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
So what? Yann (talk) 16:36, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

I don't understand ...

You said that I vandalized something? Please tell me what? I've never done anything so vile. Please explain. Chaos4tu (talk) 17:36, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

@Chaos4tu: Hi,
Do not remove warnings. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:49, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Børkur albumm 1.jpg and File:Borkur-albumm-For-2.jpg

Hi. You speedy deleted these two files. According to an administrator on fo.wikipedia the files was uploaded by fo:Bergur Dalsgaard who is the artist who made the drawings of fo:Børkur Hanagleiv.

There are 2 permissions related to the photos:

The problem is that there were no link to the images on Commons.

I made a note in OTRS. Lets see if that does not solve the problem. --MGA73 (talk) 18:07, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

OK, I restored these 2 files. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:52, 14 August 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for quickly and proactively dealing with this user's copyvio uploads. BethNaught (talk) 15:35, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Queen's image disappeared

Hello! I've been trying to correct some of this stuff - it seems you deleted a redirect (?) and that deleted the renamed image from several articles, but not all. Can you try to fix all that somehow? Renamed images aren't supposed to disappear from articles like this. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 13:01, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes, sorry. Readded all. Some IP requested deletion of redirect. :/ Regards, Yann (talk) 14:25, 16 August 2015 (UTC)


Sorry, I thought vandalism was when someone went into a page and destroyed and or distorted the information; when Didym put the vicious & incorrect warning on the page I considered that vandalism; I was merely attempting to correct the Didym error. Chaos4tu (talk) 13:22, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

@Chaos4tu: Hi,
Didym is right. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:19, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Formulaire en anglais

Bonjour Yann,

existe-t-il un formulaire de demande d'autorisation de photo en anglais. Merci d'avance. Cordialement, --Amage9 (talk) 15:03, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

@Amage9: Bonjour,
COM:OTRS, c'est ce que tu cherches ? Cordialement, Yann (talk) 16:02, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Merci @Yann:, c'est bien cela en vue d'une demande d'autorisation à un photographe anglais. J'utilise donc le pavé To: .
--Amage9 (talk) 18:07, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Oui, c'est ça. Yann (talk) 18:17, 16 August 2015 (UTC)


Hello. I am Federico Ágreda.

You deleted images from a wikipedia page about my workÁgreda

This is my work and all photographies were taken by friends that either did it as a favor or I paid them. The logo is also entirely my own work.

We kindly ask you to put the images back in the article.

Let us know if you need any further proof of this.

Thank you. --Gorepriestwikimedia (talk) 01:49, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

@Gorepriestwikimedia: Hi,
Pictures taken by friends are not your own work. So for these and all documents previously published elsewhere, on the web or paper (i.e. logo), you need to send a formal written permission. Please see COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:49, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

None of these pictures were posted anywhere else except for Facebook page before that. I am the first to use them. I don't think writing myself a formal permission to use my own images makes any sense, and same goes for my own Logo which I designed and I've been using for years.

Or is there something I'm missing?

--Gorepriestwikimedia (talk) 23:08, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Review Request

Hello Yann, can you review your deletion request for the files: File:Kit body CF Lorca Deportiva 12 13.png, File:Kit body CF Lorca Deportiva 13 14.png, File:Kit body CF Lorca Deportiva 14 15.png, File:Kit body CF Lorca Deportiva home 15 16.png, File:Kit body CF Lorca Deportiva away 15 16.png. I've deleted all the logos, which I think was the problem right? --Brian Clough (talk) 11:28, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Nothing? What should I do? --Brian Clough (talk) 12:38, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Cleanup request

Hello, Yann. Will you please delete all but the latest version of File:Russian sage.jpg? Thanks! Rationalobserver (talk) 20:50, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Will you please completely delete the file so I can re-upload it? Rationalobserver (talk) 16:53, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

  Done by Hedwig in Washington. Yann (talk) 11:38, 17 August 2015 (UTC)


I apologize. I'm not sure how to upload images. I am just trying to upload images and update peoples' pages.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ginger984 (talk • contribs)
@Ginger984: Hi,
Please do not upload images found on the Internet without a formal written permission. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:54, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Removed Official Cover Gualberto Castro

The Official Cover for Gualberto Castro you removed because of copyright problems. I can guarantee you that there are no copyright issues here because I created the cover, I am in the photograph, Gualberto was my HUSBAND! I am requesting that you put the photo back into Wikimedia Commons and into Gualberto's page.

P.S. I also wrote the book. All the photos I have uploaded into Wikicommons are of my own work or I own the copyright & I have given the use of the images freely to Wikipedia / Wikicommons.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Chaos4tu (talk • contribs)
@Chaos4tu: Hi,
As for all documents previously published elsewhere, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:43, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
You want me send 75 emails - one for each uploaded image -- that would take me about two months of work. That is overwhelming. Just go ahead and remove all the images. I give up! You and Didym won! Chaos4tu (talk) 13:13, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Page Guns of Brixton / Kim Novak

Bonjour Yann, je modifie actuellement les pages des groupes de musique Kim Novak et Guns of Brixton dont j'ai été membre fondateur. En voulant les illustrer avec des photos, logo et pochettes des albums, je me heurte aux histoires de copyright. Comment je peux procéder sachant qu'il s'agit des pochettes de "mes" albums ou bien de photos sur lesquelles je figure en tant que musicien ? Merci d'avance pour ton retour.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Arcisse (talk • contribs)
@Arcisse: Bonjour,
Vous pouvez envoyer une autorisation. Voyez COM:OTRS/fr pour la procédure. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 22:08, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Il faut que j'envoie par mail toutes les photos que je souhaite voir sur la page Wikipia pour qu'elles soient validées ?! Et comment je peux les uploader à nouveau par la suite puisque désormais elles sont toutes marquées comme inapropriées ? Je ne comprends pas la marche à suivre...
@Arcisse: Non, ce n'est pas nécessaire d'envoyer les photos. Envoyez seulement l'adresse à laquelle vous les avez importées. Ajoutez à la description, dans le champ "Permission", {{OTRS pending}}, et elles ne seront pas supprimées avant un mois. Il faut aussi que vous ajoutiez une licence. Les photos supprimées pourront être restaurées quand un volontaire aura validé l'autorisation. Faites-moi signe. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 22:31, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Gerrie van de putten

Hi Yann,

I noticed you removed images I uploaded earlier, saying "Immediately stop uploading copyright violations". Sorry for the inconvenience!

I have discussed the rights with the photographers in advance, and they are all OK with publishing them on wikipedia under the creative commons license. Do you have any idea how I could upload the photos again, without getting misunderstandings and upset other moderators like yourself?

I'm new here, and not everything is completely clear to me yet.

The current photos are very outdated.

Thanks for your help in advance and sorry again!



— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gerrie van de putten (talk • contribs)
@Gerrie van de putten: Hi,
As for all documents which are not your own works, or previously published elsewhere, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:24, 18 August 2015 (UTC)


Hello Yann,

Thank you for your notification, but I am the author of these photos and from this facility. ( ) I don’t get why they are copyright violations. Plesase let me know how I can get the permission.

Thank you

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Yokohamacc (talk • contribs)
@Yokohamacc: Hi,
As for all documents previously published elsewhere, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:23, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Claude Verlon 1 Kidal cours de l'école juillet 2013.jpg

Hello Yann,

Can you please reconsider your decision regarding the removal of this photograph for which there is no risk in my opinion for copyright? Indeed, this photo was taken by Ghislaine Dupont murdered in Kidal November 2, 2013 and from the camera of Claude Verlon also murdered in Kidal that same November 2, 2013.

At the time of this tragedy numerous press and TV media have taken this photo Claude Verlon had chosen to illustrate on his Facebook profile and that he had decided to put in public on his Facebook that he was alive and here is the link and you will see that the picture is public: no one has ever claimed any copyright especially as Claude had chosen to put this picture in a public fashion on his Facebook page.

Also, I ask you not to delete this photo I'll put it online so that it can illustrate the Wikipedia page of Claude and this out of respect for his memory as being close to him months before his death I know he especially liked this picture and he would be happy that she could illustrate his Wikipedia page.

Can you, please, help me? Indeed, I do not know wikimedia commons use so I do not know how to make this photo is accepted and I have created a second time this picture on Wikimedia commons : it is File:Claude Verlon - photo pour sa page Wikipédia.jpg

In advance, thank you very much for your compassion and understanding. I assure you that there will never be a claim for copyright and this for the reasons mentioned above.

I am sorry because I don't speak English and I hope you can understand me...

--Wikimalin (talk) 07:43, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

@Wikimalin: Bonjour,
Ton anglais est plutôt bon, mais tu peux aussi écrire en français. ;o)
Il faut une autorisation écrite du photographe ou de ses ayant-droits pour tous les documents dont on n'est pas directement l'auteur. Voir COM:OTRS/fr pour la procédure. N'hésites pas si tu as besoin d'aide. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 09:29, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Bonsoir Yann, Merci pour ton message. Pour l'anglais, ce n'est pas moi : c'est google traduction... Top que je puisse t'écrire en français car c'est plus facile pour moi d'autant que j'ai du mal à apprehender Wikipedia et Wikicommons : je m'y suis mise pour Claude... En fait, ce n'est pas possible d'obtenir l'accord de la personne qui a prise la photo car, d'après ce que m'avait dit Claude, c'est Ghislaine Dupont qui aurait pris la photo à partir de l'appareil de Claude et ils ont été tous les deux (c'étaient des reporters pour la chaîne de radio RFI) assassinés à Kidal le 2 novembre 2013 juste après la liberation des otages d'AREVA... Claude aimait particulièrement cette photo qu'il avait mise pour illustrer son profil facebook et il l'avait mise en mode public donc utilisable part tous : au moment du drame, des medias ont d'ailleurs repris cette photo commme le parisien dont voici le lien Egalement, voici le lien de la photo de profil facebook de Claude où on voit qu'il l'avait indiqué en mode public : Pour moi, cette photo serait désormais tombée dans le domaine public ? Merci beaucoup pour ton aide, Yann, et si tu peux m'aider à trouver une solution ce serait super top car je viens de remettre la photo et je crains qu'elle soit à nouveau supprimée. --Wikimalin (talk) 19:35, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

@Wikimalin: Bonjour,
Non, elle n'est pas dans le domaine public, et elle ne le sera qu'en 2083. Commons est très strict, et n'accepte les photos qu'avec une autorisation formelle. Je sais que c'est difficile dans ce cas. Désolé. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 21:08, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Bonsoir Yann, C'est sympa d'avoir pris le temps de me répondre : il n'y a plus qu'à espérer que personne ne supprime la photo en faisant prevue d'un peu de compassion... Et en 2083, j'aurai rejoint Claude : alors si il n'y a pas de solution, tampis pour cette photo qu'il aurait aimé, je pense, qu'elle puisse illustrer sa page Wikipedia. C'est très strict en effet les règles de Commons car les journaux TV ont eux repris cette photo à partir de la page publique de son profil facebook dès le 2 novembre 2013 et la presse aussi comme l'article du journal Le Parisien pour lequel je t'ai envoyé le lien. Ce serait étonnant qu'ils aient pris le risque de diffuser cette photo s'ils craignaient d'être poursuvis ensuite pour des droits d'auteur ? A mon sens, si ils ont utilisé cette photo, c'est qu'ils savent qu'il n'y a pas de problème. Sais-tu à qui je peux écrire pour qu'exceptionnellement et étant donné le contexte, je puisse demander une dérogation pour cette photo ? Par avance, un grand merci Yann. Bonne fin de soirée.--Wikimalin (talk) 22:04, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Re-bonsoir Yann, Ci-dessous le lien d'un article du Figaro à ce sujet : Dans cet article, on indique "Des exceptions concernent les personnages publics dans l'exercice de leur fonction : si une personnalité est photographiée dans le cadre de sa profession, le diffuseur n'a pas besoin d'une autorisation. Un ministre photographié pendant un discours, par exemple, ne peut s'opposer à la diffusion de sa photo." Or, malheureusement, Claude est devenu un personage public suite à la tragédie de sa mort et sur cette photo il a justement été photographié dans le cadre de sa profession, lors de son avant dernier reportage à Kidal en juillet 2013. Pour le coup, la photo serait donc du fait des circonstances du domaine public ? Je suis désolée d'insister mais je pense que cela vaut le coup d'approfondir le sujet dans ce contexte très particulier et ce serait bien que l'article du Wikipedia sur Claude puisse être illustré par une photo de lui sur le terrain. Par avance, merci beaucoup pour ta compréhension et pour ton aide et de m'indiquer qui je peux contacter sur Commons pour que le cas de Claude puisse être débattu. Bien cordialement. --Wikimalin (talk) 22:37, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

@Wikimalin: Cet article concerne le droit à l'image, pas le droit d'auteur. Si je prends quelqu'un en photo dans la rue, je ne peux utiliser cette photo sans le consentement de cette personne, sauf si c'est un personnage public, même si je détiens le droit d'auteur sur la photo. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 22:59, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Bonsoir Yann, Merci pour ta réponse qui m'éclaire sur les nuances entre droit à l'auteur et droit à l'image. Faites comme vous voulez pour cette photo : je ne peux malheureusement pas faire ressusciter Claude et Ghislaine pour leur demander une autorisation et pourtant combien je le voudrais tant ! Tout cela est bien triste et bien désappointant pour une photo que des médias ont tout de suite repris au moment de leur assassinat et qui n'ont jamais eu de problème de droit d'auteur.... Claude adorait cette photo de lui : il me l'avait dit... Triste monde, triste société où on ne peut pas essayer de faire plaisir aux disparus... Dans ce type de situation "exceptionnelle" et que je ne souhaite à personne de vivre, cela serait bien que Wikicommons étudie ce cas particulier. Peux-tu me dire à quelle adresse mail je dois écrire afin de pouvoir solliciter une demande particulière pour ce cas atypique qui ne peut malheureusement pas rentrer dans une case standard ? Par avance, merci de ta compréhension... et de ta compassion... Je ne souhaite à personne de se retrouver à faire ce type de démarche pour pouvoir honorer la mémoire d'une personne qu'elle a aimée infiniment et qui est partie de manière injuste et bien trop violente, rendant de fait cette personne "publique" par la tragédie de sa mort, dans un assassinat en lien avec l'Etat et la guerre contre le terrorisme que la France mène au Mali... Drôle de monde et triste société où les règles passent avant le cœur et l'humain. Bien cordialement.--Wikimalin (talk) 23:52, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

@Wikimalin: Bonjour,
Personnellement, je serais pour accepter les photos anonymes sur Commons. Mais cette photo n'est pas l'œuvre d'un anonyme, et le(s) détenteur(s) des droits est connu : ce sont les héritiers du photographe. Ce sont eux qui peuvent donner une autorisation. Désolé. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 07:28, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Bonjour Yann, Je comprends ton point de vue. Pour ce qui est de l'auteur de cette photo, Claude m'avait dit que c'était Ghislaine qui l'avait prise et probablement à partir de l'appareil de Claude. Puisque les règles ici sont très strictes et si on continue sur ce cadre strict, il faudrait encore pouvoir prouver ce dire, ce qui n'est pas possible du fait du triste contexte... Les exceptions confirmant la règle et comme la société évoule depuis la nuit des temps grâce aux cas particuliers qui font évoluer les règles, je souhaiterais que ce cas très spécifique puisse être étudié car ce n'est pas un cas "classique" qui peut rentrer dans une "case". Egalement, j'imagine mal les héritiers, dans cette situation, aller réclamer des droits d'auteur sur toutes les photos publiées de Ghislaine et Claude depuis cette tragédie : ce serait pathétique de leur part.... Comme je m'imagine mal également aller les solliciter pour ce faire : c'est déjà bien trop douloureux pour tout le monde... Aussi, je te remercie beaucoup par avance de m'indiquer, si tu sais comment faire, la démarche que je dois suivre sur Commons pour que le cas particulier de cette photo puisse être édudié et revu suite au contexte très particulier voir excepionnel mais aussi "humain". Cordialement.--Wikimalin (talk) 09:35, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Photo Albert Roux

Bonjour Yann, je ne sais pas si tout est ok pour rapatrier sur wikimedia la photo d'Albert Roux faite par Richard Vines.

Peux-tu vérifier, c'est le Ticket:2015081710019095 . Merci d'avance, --Amage9 (talk) 09:45, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Oui, c'est bon, tu peux importer la photo. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 09:54, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Merci pour ta réponse et tout ce que tu fais pour les contributeurs aoûtiens (et toute l'année)!
--Amage9 (talk) 15:32, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Vincent van Gogh - De slaapkamer - Google Art Project.jpg


i wanna ask you about result of Featured picture candidate with this image

even if it got 3 supports even if i explained that is different to other featured image of "bedroom in Arles". because Vincent van Gogh made 3 versions in different times of this artwork.

please could you check and explain this one for me

thanks --محمد بوعلام عصامي «Md.Boualam» (talk) 14:50, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

It seems people think that this is not sufficiently different from the other versions to need a separate award. That's life! ;) Regards, Yann (talk) 16:40, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Logo Oceà Televisió.jpg

Hi Yann. Could you take a look at this file please: File:Logo Oceà Televisió.jpg, because i guess it is not "own work". The Origin can be found here:

  • hxxp://

The uploader as well only contributed one file under Own Work. I analysed the px and they seem exactly the same. The only difference is that the commons-file was created with a Apple Device. Thank you & Regards. --Gary Dee (talk) 16:28, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Luckily, this logo is too simple to have a copyright. I fixed the source and the license. Thanks for reporting. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:38, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. And another question at the same. --Gary Dee (talk) 16:49, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

File:PL Eliza Orzeszkowa-Drobiazgi 060.jpeg

At File:PL Eliza Orzeszkowa-Drobiazgi 060.jpeg there is this template under Author: Eliza Orzeszkowa (1841–1910). But looking at these 2 WP-Articles:

She is born 1842 or 1841..? Is there a possibility about having a second template with Author: Eliza Orzeszkowa (1842–1910) beneath the other one ? Thanks. --Gary Dee (talk) 16:49, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
No, the template should be fixed if needed. I think that the English WP article is probably wrong. Polish WP and Wikidat say 1841. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:59, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Where should i adress this matter though ? Thx and Regards. --Gary Dee (talk) 17:16, 18 August 2015 (UTC)


Promoganda (talk · contribs) ... is reuploading deleted files. Third time as I can see. Reason to block him? Ankry (talk) 22:03, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Copyvio and socking

Can you redelete the file File:Sultanate-e-Khudadad of Mysore under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.jpg, which is a reupload of File:Flag of the Sultanat-e-Khudadad of Mysore.jpg that you had deleted earlier and is copied from this video-gaming forum. Also the uploader is a checkuser-confirmed sock of User:Mughal Lohar, a prolific sockpuppeteer on en-wiki, whose accounts often load copyrighted files and files with false source information/description here on commons (eg, User_talk:Binggo666). Can you block the account? Btw, is there a better way to coordinate the blocks of such accounts between English wikipedia and Commons? Thanks. Abecedare (talk) 16:50, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

@Abecedare: Hi,
  Done We have COM:AN/B, COM:AN/U, and Commons:Requests for checkuser‎. Thanks for reporting. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:55, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Abecedare (talk) 17:19, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
And the editor is back as Cheater9990 (talk · contribs) and has uploaded two images (one of which is an apparent copyvio; while the other has false source information), which are being added to numerous en.wikipedia article by his other sock IPs/accounts. See related sockpuppet report on English wikipedia. Abecedare (talk) 05:29, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Blocked and files tagged/deleted. Yann (talk) 07:16, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response! Abecedare (talk) 15:40, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Now at Tigrpreservrs777 (talk · contribs). Has re-uploaded a file that was previously uploaded by Cheater9990, and again with false info (I found the source on Google images, but not linking since my browser reports malware). Two socks on en-wiki (since reverted and blocked) were adding the image to numerous articles. Pinging @Tiptoety:, who had last run CU on en-wiki, and may desire to do so on commons too. Abecedare (talk) 03:28, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
    • (talk page stalker) I'd alerted Tiptoety to this on However, a lot of this which is problematic content on is not necessarily so out here as the issue of OR is very different out here. Denniss was the one who blocked Mughal Lohar and some of the other socks when I was doing the blocking of this set on, but it was all a very long time ago as I'm not sure we've kept track of the commons socks over the past two years like we have on —SpacemanSpiff 03:59, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
      •   Done Blocked, file deleted. Yann (talk) 08:01, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
        • I've blocked a few more sleepers. Tiptoety talk 19:15, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks all.
Have tagged another upload for deletion. Note that it is again a copyvio wrongly claimed as "own work", and has false/unsupported description of the object being depicted. Both these are characteristic of files uploaded by the user's socks (sometimes the files he uploads are in fact public domain under {{PD-art}}, yet he still adds false sourcing and description. Weird.). Abecedare (talk) 19:36, 19 August 2015 (UTC)


Think I could beg you to have a look at this? Want to get the scaled-down Gluck dealt with. =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:53, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

  Done There is a big backlog. :( Yann (talk) 21:05, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:33, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Question on image removal

Hi there,

Just curious as to why the file "File:Rick Bergman.jpg" was removed. The file has no copyright and is okay to use for the purposes of Wikipedia. Not sure what else I need to provide in order to get this image back on Rick Bergman's wikipedia page.

Thank you.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrew.krepow (talk • contribs)
@Andrew.krepow: Hi,
Every recent picture has a copyright. As this is taken from Forbes, it is obviously not under a free license or in the public domain. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:55, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Mass del

Hey, I think my last comment went a little into the wrong direction. I wrote it in a hurry - I know I shouldn't. Let me make this perfectly clear: My last comment wasn't addressed to you personally. I meant all of us on Commons. I needed to tell you this for my own sake. Best, --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:23, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

@Hedwig in Washington: Hi,
Fine, I didn't take it that way. ;o) I agree that this mass upload is wrong, but my message is just a question of procedure. Better trying to educate users... Regards, Yann (talk) 08:52, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it would be nice if people would learn. In this case I don't think it'll help without the hammer coming down. We don't have a specific procedure for this, do you think we need one? Argh, another thing to write. I leave the wikis alone because I got tired of writing so much stuff.   --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 14:10, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Disabling automatic tools for new users is such common sense, that I wonder why it was not done until now... Regards, Yann (talk) 14:34, 19 August 2015 (UTC)


Why you not delete this file? --Mr.Rivermen (talk) 15:55, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Please create a regular deletion request. Not a valid candidate for a speedy deletion. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:00, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
 ? - Free panorama is illegal in Ukraine--Mr.Rivermen (talk) 16:05, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
I don't think there is any copyright issue with this file. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:31, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
I have created a regular deletion request. it is better to have a discussion about it, I believe --アンタナナ 16:33, 19 August 2015 (UTC)


all OF THE PHOTOS / pICTURES I HAVE UPLOADED TO THE COMMON WIKI AREA, ARE MINE AND NO ONE ELSE'S, i have submitted the forms while i uploaded all the Photos and just submitted another COPYRIGHT form last night. ..Who ever is complaining about my personal photos is Lying...these are mine . and they are published on my websites and and a few other websites if you need more proof. If someone can randomly claim there are copyright issues they need to PROVE IT, and they will not be able to cause all of the photos are mine.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Skyphoenix6 (talk • contribs)
@Skyphoenix6: Hi,
As for all documents previously published elsewhere, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:10, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

With apologies for adding to the work

Hopefully I'll be able to do such things myself soon. However this user is not paying attention to warnings. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 10:52, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

  Done Blocked, file deleted. Yann (talk) 11:00, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Yann

Could you please delete (i forgot the Category:Blue Sky in Ecuador) Thanks & Regards --Gary Dee (talk) 12:32, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

  Done Yann (talk) 12:36, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Thx. --Gary Dee (talk) 12:37, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

OTRS note

I saw the note you added to ticket:2015080310005045

I'm not fully sure I understand it but that may not be important. The key issue is - am I expected to do anything or is this just informational?--Sphilbrick (talk) 16:58, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Sphilbrick: You can delete the file on the English WP, ... and many others in the same case ;oD. Otherwise no need to do anything. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:23, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Crucifié de Keralies jpeg

Hello, where have you found that the file is from Pierre Victor Robiquet (1879-1951) ? I'm interested. For the djvu file, no need to delete it, the image is almost deleted as you can see. I can delete it completely if needed. Regards Sapcal22 (talk) 20:23, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

@Sapcal22: Bonjour,
Tu peux écrire en français. ;o)
Il semble que c'est toi-même qui a indiqué ça : [1], [2].
Pour le DVJU, le mieux serait de carrément blanchir la page. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 20:46, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Плоский мост на плане города 1941.jpg File:Элемент плана Красногвардейска 1939 года на экране монитора.JPG

Вопрос: где вы здесь видите "нарушение авторских прав"? Кто их у меня отобрал? Я - автор этих изображений. Это мои собственные работы. Прочитайте описание снимка File:Элемент плана Красногвардейска 1939 года на экране монитора.JPG.:

Question: where you see "copyright infringement" here? Who took away them from me? I am an author of these images. These are my own works. Read the description of a picture

Русский: Элемент плана города Красногвардейск (состояние местности 1939 года) в программе AutoCAD 2005 на экране монитора моего компьютера. Снимок предоставлен по следующему вопросу. Некоторые не могут себе представить, что человек, занимающийся разработкой топографических документов и сам выполняющий сверку на местности, а также, последующую распечатку, может выставить своё произведение в качестве иллюстрации для статьи "Википедии". Вот и предоставляю доказательство того, что и среди топографов есть люди, интересующиеся историей родных мест.

English: City map element Krasnogvardeysk (a condition of the district of 1939) in the AutoCAD 2005 program on the screen of the monitor of my computer. The picture is provided on the following question. Some can't imagine that the person who is engaged in development of topographical documents and carrying out verification on the district, and also, the subsequent listing, can expose the work by way of illustration for the article "Wikipedias". Here also I provide the proof of that, as among topographers there are people who are interested in history of native places.

Неужели не понятно, что там написано? Или вы действительно не можете поверить, что топограф может выставить свою работу бесплатно в качестве иллюстрации? Или уже есть кто-то, заявивший, что это он - автор этих изображений? Назовите этого самозванца. Пусть попытается доказать своё авторство. Я привёл доказательство - снимок с монитора моего компьютера. Никто больше не может показать это изображение в программе AutoCAD 2005.

Что вы ответите? Жду.

Really it isn't clear, what there it is written? Or you can't really believe, what the topographer can expose the work free of charge by way of illustration? Or already there is someone, declared, what it he is an author of these images? Call this impostor. Let will try to prove the authorship. I provided the proof - a picture from the monitor of my computer. Anybody can't show this image in the AutoCAD 2005 program any more. What will you answer? I wait.

--Владимир Долгов (обсуждение) 12:28, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Владимир Долгов (talk • contribs)
@Владимир Долгов: Hi,
As for all documents previously published elsewhere, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:51, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

These documents weren't published anywhere. I am their author - printed them on the printer of my computer at home. (Эти документы нигде не были изданы. Я - их автор - распечатал их на принтере своего компьютера у себя дома.) --Владимир Долгов (talk) 15:24, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Image en copyvio

Bonjour Yann, initialement j'avais mis une image à supprimer dans une procédure [3] mais vu le fait que c'est en fait un copyvio pourriez vous la clore sans poursuivre le débat, vu qu'il n'y en a pas besoin. Olivier LPB (talk) 15:03, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

  Done Yann (talk) 16:54, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Merci ! Olivier LPB (talk) 17:47, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Your undeletions

Bonjour Yann, you did some undeletes that now still carry DR tags and are kept in (not existing) Category:Deletion requests November 2013. Regards, --Achim (talk) 19:56, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Right, fixed. Thanks for the notice. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:03, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

HR ?

Salut, peux-tu me dire à quoi correspond le sigle « HR » de la catégorie Images from Gallica with HR at source stp ? JeanBono (talk) 08:07, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

@JeanBono: High resolution. ;) Yann (talk) 10:23, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Fontaine de Poblet

Bonjour Yann,

Pourquoi avoir supprimer la "Fontaine de Poblet" que j'avais mis sur wikimedia pour mon article sur les monastères? Cette fontaine se trouve sur wikimedia depuis le 4 juin 2005. Son auteur , sa source (Flickr) me paraissent parfaitement identifiés et approuvés depuis cette date. Ayant trouvé la photo un peu foncée, je l'avais éclaircie et travaillé un peu les "rouge" et renforcé le contraste. Avais-je oublié quelque chose lorsque je l'ai remis sur wikimedia, c'est possible ? Il es est de même pour la photo du Wimborne Minster que j'avais également prise sur wikimedia et qui s'y trouvait depuis le 23 novembre 2009 avec toutes les autorisations voulues, me semble-t-il. J'avais également, pour mon article, travaillé un peu les couleurs de la photo, enlevé les poubelles et redressé la tour, le minster. Si la suppression de la fontaine, ne me gène pas beaucoup car je prendrai la photo initiale, pour le minster de Wimborne, cela me gène un peu plus car la photo initiale, si elle correspond parfaitement au besoin de cette partie du paragraphe sur la couverture des monastères, avec sa couverture en plomb, ne me plaît pas, raison pour laquelle je l'avais rectifiée. Mais bof je trouverai une autre photo, je suis habitué à ce genre de petit désagrément, qui souvent est de ma faute, mais il m'arrive parfois de ne pas savoir comment faire, surtout avec les photos en provenance de Flickr. Je pense qu'au départ du refus, le robot de wikimedia manque un peu de programmation compréhensible. Salut. et all the best.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Le plombier du désert (talk • contribs)
@Le plombier du désert: Voir Commons:Deletion requests/File:Fontaine de Poblet en Catalogne.jpg. OK, corrigé. C'est ce qui arrive quand la source est mal renseignée. ;) Cordialement, Yann (talk) 10:38, 24 August 2015 (UTC)


I can not understand you... Speak in Arabic G.Hedan (talk) 16:44, 24 August 2015 (UTC)


Hello, you placed a copyright violation warning on my page, why?, I've been currently harrased by many users here with out cause, and I've clearly posted the copyright status; just to inform you that im an on and off editor here and previous pictures where uploaded all in acordance with Wikipedia copyright policy back in the year 2009, since I didn't responde to any of them in the time frame years a go I keep getting copyright violations now with out any valid reason, and the current picture copyright material is 'my' own picture, im the owner; an email was sent to the copyright personel to clear this out, and they told me by email to upload the full picture and send more information, so I ask, if you can please remove, this warning, since it's uncalled for and without cause, if you have any more questions please send me a message.

Sincerely, User:K3rb3r0S

@K3rb3r0S: Hi,
To publish images here, you need to respect copyright law. Since the files you uploaded are not made by you, you need a permission before uploading them here. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 22:13, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Yann, Im glad to see people like you doing there part in Wikipedia, yet I am a sincere editor looking for the best here, like you, so I would like the warning you displayed in my page to be removed since I got the OTRS license and no infringement has been made, remove the copyright violations warning please, undelete my page( )and other edits in my discussion page, I thank you for you're patience and time.

Sincerely, User:K3rb3r0S 14:44, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

It seems you don't understand the english language very well, maybe this is causing a misunderstanding, since you are apparently from a non speaking english country; what I keep writing is for you to please remove the warning and edits on my page; What else do you need? I respect copyright law, since I already have OTRS, please see COM:OTRS for the procedure.
Regards, K3rb3r0S| (talk) 20:37 Tuesday, August 25, 2015(UTC)
@K3rb3r0S: Hi,
I understand English quite well, thank you. But I don't understand what you want. Regards, Yann (talk) 21:25, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:The Owls are not What They Seem (12130594676).jpg

On February 7, 2015, you closed that AFD as "Kept: {{Non-free graffiti}}".

Another editor has opened another AFD, and I've presented evidence that the image is freely-licensed. Please re-consider and remove the {{Non-free graffiti}} template from File:The Owls are not What They Seem (12130594676).jpg and amend the Feb. 7 closure statement so it is clear that the image is freely licensed. Thanks. Davidwr (talk) 02:37, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Disregard, see deletion request for details. Davidwr (talk) 23:59, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

I'm sorry

Hi Yann. I'm so sorry about the pictures I have been upload today. I'm learning about it. Thank you for your warning.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Drewssyla (talk • contribs)
@Drewssyla: Hi,
OK, fine. Please do not upload pictures from others without a permission. If you have one, see COM:OTRS. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:38, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello Yann

I´m a little surprised, because you are rejecting the pictures about the cameras with different skopes. In fact, when we just nominate one picture for one category, why do we need then a description of the scope? Regards --Hubertl 13:36, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, See El Grafo's comment, and my answer there. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:36, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Logo Olympia.JPG.jpeg being removed

Please check the removation of the file:Logo Olympia.JPG.jpeg. I have the authorised to use this logo to upload in wikipedia. It's is copyright of Vietnam National Television. Please tell me what should i provide to have it undeleted. Sorry for my bad english.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Brookct95 (talk • contribs)
@Brookct95: Hi,
You need the permission from the Vietnam National Television. Please see COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:03, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

RE: Russavia

Shouldn't we allow Russavia to present objections in a thread about him and his alleged activities? --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 15:23, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

NO. See Colin's answer which explain it better than me. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:25, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for helping me...

شكرا لمساعدتك لي G.Hedan (talk) 23:34, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Villa Mariani - foto effaces

Bonjour je t'écris car je voudrais comprendre quels sont les problèmes de Copyright relatifs aux photos de Villa Mariani à Bordighera que tu as effacées. Je connais la personne qui a mis les photos sur Wiki Commons et c'est le propriétaire des droits d'auteurs des photos. Il a probablement du faire une fausse maneouvre. Peux-tu me dire laquelle de façon à ce qu'il puisse les charger sans avoir de problèmes. Merci d'avance --Bettylella (talk) 06:46, 16 August 2015 (UTC)--Bettylella (talk) 06:46, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

@Bettylella: De quel fichier s'agit-il ? Yann (talk) 09:26, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Bonjour, désolée pour avoir repondu si tard. Il s'agissait des photos mises sur la page "Villa Mariani" (si je ne me trompes pas c'est bien toi qui a effacé par exemple le file File:Villa_pittore_Mariani_a_Bordighera.jpg ). Si je me trompes, comment puis-je récupérer les photos? Merci d'avance pour ta disponibilité.--Bettylella (talk) 08:15, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

@Bettylella: Bonjour,
Ces photos récentes ont été importées par Ghiro77, n'ont pas de licence, et sont sourcées avec "Archivio Fondazione Pompeo Mariani". Il faudrait envoyer une autorisation via COM:OTRS/fr. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 10:27, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Merci pour ton aide, je vais trasmettre l'information à la Fondazione Pompeo Mariani. J'espére que l'on pourra ainsi charger les photos. Au pire je chargerai les miennes, moins jolies, moins professionelles mais sûrement utiles pour mieux illustrer le texte. --Bettylella (talk) 11:14, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

please redeem the deleted category, i need it :)

Hello Yann, i need this category for a Wikipedia project that i'm doing for the Serbian Wikipedia. Please redeem it back! Explanation: Bačka is the name of the country region that i live in. I do a summary of kurgans in this region by photographing them and then write articles. I started this cathegorisation a minute ago and before i could continue you rushed in to erase :))

If you need more info please write back.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jozefsu (talk • contribs)
  Done Yann (talk) 10:29, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! And sorry, i did not put my signatureJozefsu (talk) 10:31, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Deleted Images

Hello Yann, can you please undelete the images that I have uploaded. I am not in violation of copyright because we own those images. --Bawlsguarana (talk) 18:14, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

@Bawlsguarana: Hi,
As for all documents previously published elsewhere, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:19, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Yann, can you undelete these images or at least make it so I can re upload them and put in the correct copyright information?--Bawlsguarana (talk) 20:15, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
@Bawlsguarana: Hi,
Please send a permission as explained above, then the files can be undeleted. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:18, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Лайель Ч. Руководство к геологии, или Древние изменения земли... Пер. Н. А. Головкинского (1867).djvu

Hey Yann,

I think that the point her was that the text itself is opyrighted. But there is already my suggestion Commons:Village pump/Copyright#Google books - First few pages to treat this kind of files as we treat {{Watermark}}. -- Geagea (talk) 10:07, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I know, but that claim was rejected earlier, and I don't think we should delete such books anyway. See Commons:Deletion requests/Google books with Google first page. As I said on VPC, removing manually that first page is a tedious process... and I did quite a lot. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:23, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Original Barnstar
Bravo pour votre contribution Tiptopfromage (talk) 14:50, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

This is a mistake

Yann, You are mistaken, images that go up are rather public domain . Maybe because you do not know Portuguese , did not realize that these are posters and photos of the working class from the center of the CUT documentation. They are public domain and I quoted the sources . By eliminating the pictures he had climbed the server you threw in the trash an afternoon of volunteer work. Is there any way to reverse this?

I even threatened to have my escrow account by a mistake made by robots.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Conceição Oliveira (talk • contribs)
@Conceição Oliveira: Hi,
As for all documents previously published elsewhere, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure (COM:OTRS/pt in Portuguese). Regards, Yann (talk) 17:15, 27 August 2015 (UTC)


I appreciate you taking the time to look into the images and restoring what you can. Thank you,Winkelvi (talk) 18:19, 27 August 2015 (UTC)


Hi Yann. This File includes a full adress of a Farmhouse. It is not verifiable if the uploader is the owner. I guess this is a possible violation of privacy, especially in german terms. Maybe it can be renamed to A House in Sippersfeld 2014. Tanks & Best Regards. --Gary Dee (talk) 11:20, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Actually we have many files such as this one. I am not sure, it is necessary, but you can ask a renaming. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:29, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Orion Strategies.jpg

You deleted my picture citing a copyright violation. I created this image and have the right to use it as I see fit. I have given others permission to use this image as well. Promptly undue this deletion as this is my property.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Howard L. Canard (talk • contribs)
@Howard L. Canard: Hi,
As for all documents previously published elsewhere, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:59, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

need help in posting images

i am uploading images but they are being pulled down. i am unable to understand the reason.

please help me in understanding the concept and teach me how to upload images on Wikipedia.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sankalp.sisanc (talk • contribs)
@Sankalp.sisanc: Hi,
Please read COM:L. You are only allowed to upload your own work. For any other documents, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:00, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Permission granted to use images from websites I have uploaded images

Hi Yann,

I had requested administrators from the website to send you confirmation email as a gesture to show I am authorised to use the images from those three websites.

Below are the website names-

Please check the emails received from the administrators from the above website domain.

Please consider restoring the images which I had uploaded.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Subha238 (talk • contribs)
@Subha238: Hi,
Please send the permission to COM:OTRS, then the files can be restored. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:41, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it is sent to COM:OTRS only. Please consider restoring them.


Hi Yann. Is it necessary to have those following 2 Files. I mean, check the Metadata, they are (to me) exactly identical. The only difference(s) are the Instant ID respectively the Docu ID (wich is „normal” because of the Timestamp difference (Algorithm)). All the rest is exactly the same, so wouldnt it be worth considering to delete one, as reason for duplicate(s) ? Unnecessary Server Resources being used. Ok this may seem small in one case, but imagine about a few hundred of these kinds.


File 3

here hxxps://

and File 4

here hxxps://

Thank you & Best Regards. Gary Dee (talk) 19:23, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Server ressources is really not an issue here, but yes, unnecessary duplicate, so deleted. Yann (talk) 20:59, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Au sujet des images

Bonsoir Yann, En effet j'ai téléchargé des images qui ont été prises sur Internet car je ne sais pas comment publier une photo sur Wikimedia Commons. Ainsi je ne recommencerai probablement plus ces téléchargements, je n'ai aucunement envie que mon compte soit bloqué. En espérant d'avoir été assez clair Bien cordialement, Combres Rayan (talk) 22:00, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

you deleted my fotos: but I am the fotographer

I wrote, that I am the fotografer. I sent an email. and you deletethe fotos. maybe you have fun by.

but I dont understand it. Ruessen-Kleinstorckwitz (talk) 16:40, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

@Ruessen-Kleinstorckwitz: Hi,
Please send the email to COM:OTRS, not me. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:44, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

I just sent. and some fotos are free by german law (law-papers) and signed by flags. but somebody wants to delate ("The Polish"). Bad jokes? Ruessen-Kleinstorckwitz

Ich habe für ALLE fotos emails geschickt. vor zwei wochen. keine antwort bekommen. nun werden sie gelöscht. toll. selbst diejenigen mit "flags" - also freie fotos. nunja, warum leicht, wenn es auch schwer geht? Ruessen-Kleinstorckwitz

yann, ist ja schön: löschen ja. aber für die vorgänge interessiert sich der HOHE HERR offensichtlich gar nicht. Ruessen-Kleinstorckwitz (talk) 18:52, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Yann, can you check the change I made to the author/license and see if it's correct? It was uploaded as own work, which obviously it wasn't. Thanks. —SpacemanSpiff 07:56, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Yes, it looks plausible, at least. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:06, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Sindhi Barnstar

  Sindhi Barnstar
I am pleased to Award you a Barnstar for your valuable contribution on WikiCommon for Sindhi language. Jogi don (talk) 12:29, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Script Error

Hi Yann. There seems to be a script error here. Could you check that please ? Thank you & Best Regards. --Gary Dee (talk) 20:15, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I don't see any error. Sorry. Yann (talk) 21:22, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Would you?

Angola Facebook case --> fresh Joana Manuel (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user Gunnex (talk) 09:39, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

  Done Sure! Yann (talk) 09:42, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
+ Sergio Pleya (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user Gunnex (talk) 20:25, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
  Done Yann (talk) 20:40, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Thx. Gunnex (talk) 21:00, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
+ Saleth Mona (talk · contribs) Gunnex (talk) 21:00, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  Done Blocked, files deleted. Yann (talk) 21:29, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
+ Saleth Mira (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user --> fresh created, in advance (same pattern). Gunnex (talk) 18:34, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
+ Saleth Mina (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user --> fresh created, in advance (same pattern). Gunnex (talk) 18:36, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
  Done Yann (talk) 18:38, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Thx! Gunnex (talk) 14:38, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
+Celma seco (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user. Gunnex (talk) 14:38, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
  Done Yann (talk) 14:43, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

My file was deleted


My file was deleted File:Виталюр.png

I work in this company "Виталюр" ( and I added an information about this company. All rights reserved. But you delete the logo file. Help me please to get back this logo. What should i do for this?

The website of the company You can see the logo there.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Artox.rb (talk • contribs)
@Artox.rb: Hi,
You didn't provide a license. Please read COM:L. All content here should be under a free license. And as for all documents previously published elsewhere, please send a permission. See COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:14, 30 August 2015 (UTC)


Can I get back my file File:Виталюр.png ?

I hereby declare that I am the author and / or the sole owner of the exclusive rights произведение http://vitalur. upload/medialibrary/299/logo. png?1439892905103107

I get the answer from the Wikimedia Permissions: ticket:2015083010008876.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Artox.rb (talk • contribs)
Sorry, I don't speak Russian. Some volunteer from the Russian team will take care of that. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:19, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for deleting categories

Hello Yann

I would like to thank you for deleting the many categories, I have tagged the last days. As you may noticed, an IP user created lots of categories for individual German locomotives and multiple units during July, most of them with just one or two pictures each, resulting in cases with 10 subcategories for 13 pictures for instance. I am trying to clean up the mess by moving the pictures back, but it takes time. And yes, it leaves a lot of empty categories. So I am very grateful, that you will spend time on deleting them. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 21:18, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, You are welcome! Yann (talk) 21:29, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Guillot de Paris

Hi, I uploaded your book through URL2Commons, I know the problem in Phabricator is not fixed, but at least the book is up. Good luck! --3BRBS (talk) 05:11, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Photographs by Dianna Bonner

Please do not simply revert without adressig the copyright issue. This has to be valued higher than the ban enforced on Russavia. --Denniss (talk) 14:00, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I am reverting this user on sight, specially when he creates DRs. I don't mind if you recreate the DRs on your name. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:04, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Is there nothing better to do than to race after Russavia? We are oblieged to pay attention to copyright issues even if they were brought up by a banned user. COM:PRP is one of them. --Denniss (talk) 15:04, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
I don't "race after", I am cleaning the mess cause by a banned user, that's quite a difference. At least one of the DR is nonsense, and I have better things to do that to check which DRs are valid, and which are not. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:17, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Every single DR has to be examined and a decision has to be made upon facts provided, that's our job. --Denniss (talk) 18:46, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Fine, then reopen the DRs yourself, not by reverting me. Regards, Yann (talk) 19:03, 1 September 2015 (UTC)


Valued Image Promotion

Your nomination has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! The image you nominated was reviewed and has now been promoted as a valued image. It is considered to be the most valued image on Commons within the scope:
Alfons Mucha.
If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Valued images candidates.

A barnstar for you!

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I award you with this barnstar because you protect Commons from vandalism Ainsleykg (talk) 16:18, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Blonde girl with a black leather jacket.jpg

File:Blonde girl with a black leather jacket.jpg 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 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!

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File:A classroom with state-of-the-art equipment.jpg

File:A classroom with state-of-the-art equipment.jpg 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.

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Richard Avery (talk) 06:34, 5 September 2015 (UTC)


Yann!! When earlier I asked you about autographs you told that they could be added then can this file be deleted. Rishika.dhanawade (talk) 12:10, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

My deletion proposals

Hi Yann, I don't delete images, I only flag them up for possible deletion by the administrators who do it. Wikipedia, of which the Commons is part, tries to work with democratic principles. This means that pictures are suggested for deletion, then left for comments for a week or so and finally an adminstator will come along and decide whether the picture should be deleted based on her/his opinion based on the Commons:Deletion policy and based on opinions others may have left. I have suggested hundreds for deletion and many have been deleted but many were saved. I'm cool with that, I know I'm not right all of the time. Thank you for your concern ("Nothing personal") but my skin is too thick to be bothered by stuff on Wikipedia. I'd like to thank you for your efforts in uploading images to the Commons. You will discover that the more individual the image is, with appropriate description, the less likely it is to be suggested for deltion. Random blonde girls in leather jackets add little to the project, but award ceremonies for Indian engineering universities are much more interesting. Thanks for your note and best wishes to you. Richard Avery (talk) 13:22, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

@Richard Avery: Hi,
The issue is that 1. there is no real reason to delete the files you have tagged; 2. admins are already overbooked, so you don't help them in creating such requests. PS: You can answer here, or on you talk page with a {{ping}}. Regards, Yann (talk) 19:14, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Unjustified possible blocking

Hello. I'm here because you gave a last warning message to user В. Николов (Revision #170717707).

The trouble is he got only two copyright violations notices: to one of the first files he uploaded (justified, but he was a new user, could be excused)

And now the second one: the trouble with File:Bumble-bee-1.jpg which was totally my fault, for user В. Николов asked me if the image was commons-compatible here and I made a mistake of not looking at the original website to verify information about the file. Trouble was, this image was found on a free-images website stating copyright Cc-by-2.0 and we failed to notice that on flicker it was under different license CC BY-ND 2.0, not compatible with commons. And after I explained the mistake to him, he tried to request speedy file deletion, but put it on his talk page instead of the file itself (Revision #170666848). So, the second uploading of a non-free image was a mistake but not intentional one, but the one caused by misinformation on a website (and our failure to check it).

Anyway, В. Николов has some technical problems with proper license descriptions, but usually uses and uploads only images, published under compatible licenses. Moreover, he is a zoologist specializing in a narrow field of weevil insects — even if he has troubles with proper wiki code and descriptions, his contribution (and the fact that he can distinguish between different bugs that look identical to other users) is very useful, so it would be a shame for him to be blocked.

Thus a question, what should be done in this situation? Thanks! --Helixitta (talk) 13:48, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi, OK, I understand. I have hidden the warning. Yann (talk) 19:11, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of Image

Dear Yann, Could you please consider deleting this image Commons:Deletion requests/File:Arvind Iyer.jpg. Thank You.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)
  Done by Green Giant. Yann (talk) 17:32, 6 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi Yann, could you have a look at ticket 2013090610005872 to see if you think any action is needed? If not, we can close the ticket. Jcb (talk) 11:37, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Nothing to be done now. I asked Wikimedia India to help in this case, but no result so far. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:44, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Copyright violation.

Hi there, Just came here & saw that the images uploaded by me were deleted due to copyright violation. Ok, not all of them were clicked by me. But, I can't understand why has been this act performed after 3 years ? I am well aware of copyrights NOW, but why this kind of message after so long period.

I have already left editing long time ago so kindly use decent speech. Thanks. Anupamenosh12345 (talk) 07:33, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

@Anupamenosh12345: Hi,
Yes, we still find copyright violations uploaded years ago. Even if uploaded long before, they are still copyright violations. This is just a warning. Please do not upload such files again without a formal written permission from the author. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:58, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Emily Carey Actress.jpg

Hi Yann,

Apologies I do not understand much of how to use Wiki. However, the photo File:Emily_Carey_Actress.jpg has been deleted and I cannot reinstate it. I own the copyright of this photo. My name is Sarah MacDonnell and the subject Actress Emily Carey is my daughter. Please advise!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Alwaysknowing (talk • contribs)
@Alwaysknowing: Hi,
I restored the image. However, since it was previously published on the web, I think a permission is still needed. Please see COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:49, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Mark Fine.jpg

I should probably have added low resolution and no metadata makes me suspect a copyvio. If you don't think it is, then I'll leave Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mark Fine.jpg closed. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:40, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

@Mattbuck: Hi,
Well, I looked on the Net, and couldn't find any copy. So, fine with me... Yann (talk) 13:41, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Deleted Images

Hi, You delete 2 images from a post (Enrique Graue Wiechers). Both, The university image (FACMED.png) and Graue2.jpg were provided by the university for this purposes. What can we do to revert this situation and get the images back to the post?

Thank you!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mexdf49 (talk • contribs)
@Mexdf49: Hi,
The copyright owner (probably the university) has to send a permission. Please see COM:OTRS for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:53, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Pont Saint-Michel

Hi Yann! The new version of old pont Saint Michel is very nice. Can you do it too with the new pont. It better if they both have same color. Thank you!--Paris 16 (talk) 17:52, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

@Paris 16: Bonjour,
Tu peux m'écrire en francais. ;o)
OK, c'est un peu plus long, et je ne pourrais faire cela que demain soir. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 20:57, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
Salut Yann! Merci pour ton aide! J'ai téléverser deux nouvelle versions parce que je pense qu'ils sont meilleur que les tiens. La nomination est fini, est-que tu peux fusionner les fichiers et supprimer les deux File:Auguste-Hippolyte Collard, Ancien pont Saint-Michel, 1857 edit.jpg et File:Auguste-Hippolyte Collard, Nouveau pont Saint-Michel, 1859 edit.jpg. Merci!--Paris 16 (talk) 06:29, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
@Paris 16: Bonjour,
Bah. Maintenant qu'il y a fichiers séparés, je ne vois pas l'utilité de les regrouper. Perso, je préfère mes versions... ;o) Regards, Yann (talk) 10:07, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Speedydeletion of File:Imperial State Crown - Seitenansicht von unten.jpg

Hi Yann, could you please do me a favour? I've uploaded the File:Imperial State Crown - Seitenansicht von unten.jpg at WMC a few days ago and nominated it for VI.

In the discussion about that matter I was informed by Japalina about the fact that photography is banned inside the Jewel House of the Tower of London. I really didn't know that before! I'm very sorry about my missing information! I immediately have withdrawn my VI-nomination and requested a speedydeletion. I cancelled all usings of this image in different Wikipedias too. But the speedydeletion was not finished until now. I'm really convinced about the importance of speedydelete this picture, because I took it though it was forbidden, but I didn't know that it was.

Please would you be so kind and do that for me as soon as possible? I am awfully sorry about my mistake! Best regards --Dn@lor_01 (talk) 11:38, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

@Dnalor 01: Hi,
Actually this doesn't matter for Commons. Anyway, no reason for a speedy deletion. If you wish your name remove for privacy reasons, please tell me. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:29, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes, Yann, please: I wish my name absolutley to be removed for privacy reasons! And one more question: what can I do to make this image to be deleted on WMC as soon as possible? Please help me! It's very embarrassing for me and I'll surely learn from this mistake, you can believe me! Best regards --Dn@lor_01 (talk) 14:49, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
@Dnalor 01: Hi,
I removed your account name from the description and the upload data. Is OK like this? Regards, Yann (talk) 14:56, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much, Yann! I've seen you wrote I should request a normal deletion! I'll try to do this now for the first time here - please could you have a look on this request in a few minutes if I did it the right way? Best regards --Dn@lor_01 (talk) 14:58, 12 September 2015 (UTC) Deletion request done. --Dn@lor_01 (talk) 15:21, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Supprimer une photo

Bonjour Yann, J'ai utilisé la procédure "Proposer la suppression" sur MA photo File:Cléder-11.JPG‎ que j'ai téléchargé 2 fois sous 2 noms différents... Pour ma gouverne est-ce la bonne méthode ? - Cordialement ---Wayne77 (talk) 12:55, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Oui, c'est bon. J'ai supprimé le fichier. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 14:32, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Merci - --Wayne77 (talk) 15:22, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Ces fichiers ont-ils besoin d'autorisations ?

Bonjour Yann, je fais à nouveau appel à tes lumières: Ces photos que j'ai prises en exterieur sont-elles du genre signalétique avec un besoin d'autorisation mairie ou coonseil général ?

Merci d'avance,

Amage9 (talk) 13:39, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Merci Yann, je fais le nécéssaire pour les abords du lac.
Bon dimanche,
--Amage9 (talk) 12:58, 13 September 2015 (UTC)


Yes! Thank you so much. May God bless.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ras Benjih (talk • contribs)

09:29, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Deleting duplicate files

Sorry, can't stop until I understand what you mean. Which ones did I delete wrongly? Nyttend (talk) 00:34, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

@Nyttend: Hi,
You didn't delete anything wrongly. I am asking you to delete more files. ;o) Regards, Yann (talk) 09:28, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Fixing Copyright on my images

How can I fix the copyright on the images that were listed as violations? Almost every NCAA program has these uniform images on their wiki pages so it has to be a fixable situation. signed Stanton49

@Stanton49: Hi,
Which images are you talking about? Regards, Yann (talk) 19:43, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

It has already been deleted but it was:

I don't care that the other pages have been deleted since they were out-of-date for the subject, but I'd like to get this American Football Uniform image back with the proper copyright. I thought since I had heavily modified it it was my own work now but I realize that was the wrong copyright. I want to now attribute the copyright to the University and NCAA so that I can get it back on "legally" under fair use (I believe). I have reviewed similar uniforms on other teams pages and believe I can correct it now.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Stanton49 (talk • contribs)
@Stanton49: Hi,
Fair use is not allowed on Commons. Here you need a permission from the uniform designer. You can also upload it under fair use on the English Wikipedia. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:26, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, I appreciate you answering my question.


Please provide an explanation for your decision not to delete this template or I plan to renominate it for deletion, as none of my arguments were properly addressed. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:25, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

FWIW, I didn't mean that to sound rude; it was just a statement of my planned course. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:28, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: I don't care about this template, but 1. you have only 2 comments, both opposing deletion, 2. A DR is probably not the right process for this. Could you please start a discussion on COM:VPC, or a RFC? You will also get more input. You should also make a list of files impacted. Regards, Yann (talk) 21:35, 13 September 2015 (UTC)


Regarding file:Saud Alsanousi.JPG I uploaded this image as we received it and took proper permission through OTRS But I forgot to add ticket number. I have added the ticket number now and All set. Thank you for your notice. --Ziad (talk) 11:30, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

@Ziad: Hi,
Are you an OTRS volunteer? Regards, Yann (talk) 13:25, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
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