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Commons[edit]

Thanks i really appreciate it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ichigo 2004 (talk • contribs) 16:41, 10 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image Upload[edit]

Hey lads! I have tried to upload this image below I made this (below) using https://textcraft.net/ which allows you to use the images you make with it to be used on social media, this probably includes Wikipedia userpages, but bruv, it won't let me because it used WIkimedia Commons, it is for my damn userpage, I am very familiar with MediaWiki as I have my own wiki, I just wanna know why it will not let me upload my flipping image.

Below is a link to the picture.

https://postimg.cc/m1xWPY32 DragonsBreathUP2 (talk) 16:45, 21 August 2022 (UTC) 86.29.220.255 17:09, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Were you logged into an account when you tried to upload? Because you weren't logged in when you left this message.
  • Also: you linked an account User:DragonsBeathUP2 but used text to make that say "DragonsBreathUP2" (note the difference, "Beath" vs. "Breath") which is really confusing. - Jmabel ! talk 18:32, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Ok, I did it on Wikipedia editing a sandbox where I would copy and paste it into my userpage, I made the text logo using a website that lets me use it on social media including wikipedia user page. 86.29.220.255 18:48, 21 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The cross-wiki upload filter is kind of picky. I assume the file you were trying to upload was File:DragonsBreathUP2Userpage.png, which is small enough that the filter assumes it is a "web size" image off the net. Try logging in and using the upload link in the left margin here instead (Special: UploadWizard).
    (Logging in before posting and linking the filename (as I did now) makes it much easier to find log entries, please do that next time. The user name with the "r" does not exist, I assume it was a typo.)
    LPfi (talk) 10:27, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can't load my svg file[edit]

Hi all! I have been making the map for 4 months, and now I have completed it and started uploading it here. I waited 5 minutes, and then Dikwarehouse writes that "This file did not pass the verification procedure." At the beginning of the download, he gave me that this file was already downloading. Tried again - same result. Resaved my file as "plain SVG", tried again - same result. What to do? Tell me please.

P.S.: I want to upload this file in svg format in any case, so that everything is beautiful. The file weight is 239 MB, if that matters.Пётр Тарасьев (talk) 08:11, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please note Commons:Maximum file size. Uploading this file should be possible with Commons:Upload Wizard. Ellywa (talk) 08:19, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! Пётр Тарасьев (talk) 08:27, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ellywa: Au contraire, the maximum the Upload WizardSpecial:Upload supports is 100 MiB. @Пётр Тарасьев: I suggest you use User:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js (doc at User talk:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js).   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:02, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Wizard supports in principle up to 4GiB. The original upload of this file: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Politparade.webm&oldid=337593636 was 3.07 GiB with Upload Wizard. Today the Wizard is not likely to upload anything above 1.2GiB. C.Suthorn (talk) 12:46, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@C.Suthorn: Sorry, I was thinking of the Special:Upload limit. However, bigChunkedUpload provides vastly more feedback than the Upload Wizard.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:54, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@User:Jeff G., thank you very much for the answer! But I do not know how to use it, I will ask a programmer friend.Пётр Тарасьев (talk) 14:17, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@User:Jeff G.I exported this SVG file to a PNG file via Inkscape. I got a PNG file weighing 343 MB. I started uploading this file to Wikimedia Commons. And I managed to download it! Further buttons open in the Download Wizard. So it's not about the file size! And in what? I don't know...Пётр Тарасьев (talk) 15:23, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyright help regarding File:Niusha Zeighami 2022.jpg[edit]

Hello, How should I determine This image Copyright conditions,please help me.

Thank you.

--MMMMM97 (talk) 09:59, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MMMMM97: Hi, and welcome. Per Google Translate, 'All rights are reserved for the "Shema News" news website , and quoting is allowed only by mentioning the source.' I tagged the file as such.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:07, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can't play video file[edit]

I use a chromebook. Sometimes I can't start a video file in Wiki Commons. What to do? 74.12.136.108 12:39, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uploading photo from WikiCommons[edit]

Hi, Is it possible to upload a file from Wikimedia Commons? If so, does it necessiate providing any specific descritpion? Orangetheworld (talk) 14:08, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Orangetheworld: Assuming that by "upload" you mean reuse it elsewhere, the answer to your first question is "yes, you can": files here are all intended to be reusable. License terms vary, so without you specifying what file, there isn't a lot I can say to answer your second question, other than that the relevant information should be on the file page and any licensing pages it may link to. - Jmabel ! talk 15:18, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to show proof[edit]

Hello, I want to upload a file and I want to show proof by showing an email that says I can use it, I was wondering how I can do that? Thanks WikiCommons. Yours Truly, BettyCrocker321 (talk) 20:14, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@BettyCrocker321: If you are not the author, but have received permission from the original author to upload the file to Commons under the terms of a free license, you can follow the procedure at Commons:Volunteer Response Team which basically involves having the author email an appropriate permission statement to the VRT volunteers. —RP88 (talk) 20:39, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

not so much of a question as statement[edit]

none of the licensing advice or rules in this site regards stuff like this, but historical photos of my own ancestors of which i am nearest enough of posterity to be the exact guy in the family theyre called the family historian, then yea regardless which source I found it I have more intellectual property right than the source, especially in regards to servicemen kia without direct descendants. Don't make me start citing the specific laws i know the interpretations thoroughly...--mister covert Darealcovert (talk) 21:08, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you meant to say "photos by my own ancestors" I think you are right. However, in case "photos of my own ancestors", you are not owing the copyright. Ellywa (talk) 22:02, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Expanding on what Ellywa said: copyright of a photo belongs to the photographer, not the subject. If one your relative (A) took a picture of your relative (B) and you are the heir to A's intellectual property rights, then you own any persisting copyright, and can upload with a license such as {{Cc-by-sa-4.0-heirs}}. And the situation is the same if A took a picture of anyone or anything else. However, if someone else (C) outside your family took a picture of B, then barring the unlikely event that you are heir to C's intellectual property rights, you may very likely own a physical copy of the photo of B but, no, you don't have the copyright: C's heirs do. - Jmabel ! talk 00:17, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Does Wikimedia sell the data?[edit]

Your Personal Information is not shared with third parties for their use in marketing to you, sold, rented, or exchanged. We utilise it to test out ideas, see which ones succeed, and increase the enjoyment of studying and contributing on the Wikimedia Sites. Jamesbondssss (talk) 23:42, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Which should make it pretty obvious that the answer to your question is "no". - Jmabel ! talk 00:18, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to convert from mp4[edit]

Hi, I wanna upload file that has extension of "mp4" and unfortunately the notice says "mp4 does not supported". I want the best extension to convert mp4 file. The Supermind (talk) 16:57, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@The Supermind: Please see Commons:Video. - Jmabel ! talk 17:50, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@The Supermind: If you want to learn how to convert a video (has never done it before), you may find Help:Converting video helpful as well. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 07:45, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okay to upload photo of newspaper front page from 1964?[edit]

I have taken a photo of the front page of a North Carolina newspaper from 1964 that features a photo of First Lady Ladybird Johnson. Is it okay to upload this? Oldyeller64 (talk) 01:47, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Oldyeller64: No, that would almost certainly be in copyright. Are you familiar with the Hirtle chart? If not, it's probably worth a look. - Jmabel ! talk 03:17, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Considering the present glut of online newspaper archives, the OP doesn't provide sufficient context for someone to investigate this on their own. It "would almost certainly be in copyright" if the individual issue failed to contain copyright notices? My read of Hirtle is that blanket copyright protection is a more recent thing than 1964.RadioKAOS (talk) 04:56, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Oldyeller64. During that particular time period, I believe that only print advertisements were required to have separate copyright notices. Photos and other copyrighted content used in printed publications (e.g. newspapers, magazines, books) was (I believe) considered covered by the copyright for the publication as a whole. Moreover, it's also possible the the photo did not originate with the paper itself, but instead came from wire service. The paper, therefore, could have been using the as part of some agreement it had with such a wire service, but that agreement might not have included a transfer of copyright. Since this is a photo of the First Lady of the United States in 1964 and First Ladies often make public appearances that attract media coverage, it's possible the same photo could be being used by multiple newspapers (perhaps even international papers) covering the story (whatever it was). So, without knowing any more about the en:provenance of the photo or at least know what the photo is, being simply from 1964 isn't enough to say this is OK for Commons. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:46, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The photo is of the front page of a special edition of the Hertford County Herald designed for people to hold up and welcome the First Lady during her visit on the Ladybird Express train. Except for the masthed, the entire front page is a cut out, posed photo portrait of Ladybird surrounded by the text "HOW DO LADY BIRD" in 120 point bold type. The photo may have been from the wire but looks more like a White House handout. At the time, the newspaper was published by Parker Bros., Inc., which was my grandfather and his brother. Oldyeller64 (talk) 01:45, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Without knowing more about the en:provenance of the photo, it's hard to say anything definite one way or the other. However, Commons policy requires the uploader of a file to clearly establish it's acceptable to upload to Commons per COM:L; in other words, it's responsibility of the uploader to convince others that they're right and not the responsibility of others to prove the uploader wrong as explained here. Borderline cases tend to be deleted per COM:PCP when there's a reasonable doubt about the photo's licensing. If you can show that the photo was taken by an employee of the US government as part of their official duties and that the photo was then distributed to various media outlets, then it's quite possible that could be within the public domain as explained here. Photos taken by other people can be trickier to sort out because it's generally the person who takes a photo who is geenrally considered its copyright holder and not the subject of the photo or someone who possess a physical copy of the photo. Photographers working for a newspaper might have had en:work for hire type of agreement with their employer which meant the paper owned the copyright of the photos it used, but some photographers might've retained total or partial copyright ownership of their work (e.g. retained the negatives of their photos). Are there any old newspaper archives or anything else online which shows the photo and how it appeared in the paper? -- Marchjuly (talk) 14:41, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Jovelyn Galleno photo.jpg[edit]

Hello, I just want to make a request to you that I hope the uploaded photo on wikimedia commons will not be deleted because that photo is really actually from Facebook and I got it from the photo of Jovelyn Galleno and because the photo I made is blurry, I used an enhancer. I uploaded the picture but after a few hours someone notified me that this picture I uploaded is copyrighted, I would like to get rid of it just for the article page of "Disappearance of Jovelyn Galleno" who mysteriously disappeared in the Philippines. Thank You — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wazzup Carl (talk • contribs) 09:46, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Wazzup CarlReply[reply]

@Wazzup Carl: Hi, and welcome. What enhancer did you use? Why did you not mention that on the file description page? Please read COM:L and COM:EVID.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:08, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jeff G.: The enhancer I used was REMINI app, I forgot to put in the description the enhancer I used in the photo I uploaded. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wazzup Carl (talk • contribs) 09:46, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Convenience link: File:Jovelyn Galleno photo.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 14:51, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Wazzup Carl: "Facebook" is not an adequate source. There needs to be a link to a particular URL, and the owner of the copyright needs to specify a license that is compatible with Commons. I'd be very surprised if the photo is licensed by the owner of its copyright (but feel free to prove me wrong); this almost certainly needs to be deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 14:54, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Guys I need your help. I'm kind of new to Wikipedia I created my account with Yuriikanalosh user name...[edit]

Guys I need your help. I'm kind of new to Wikipedia I created my account with Yuriikanalosh user name I thought I was creating an article. Yurii Kanalosh is the birth name of the person I was making my article about. I don't want to have any trouble with my article in the future because of my user name. The only reason I'm creating my article because I think this article should exist on wiki to help people find true information about that artist. I also uploaded some images of that artist I marked those pictures as my own work. I do not own those pictures. English is not my first language and wiki for beginners is a bit confusing.I waited for my article to be published for 4 months it was approved but then deleted I think because of my user name and pictures I uploaded. Someone thought I was getting paid or I'm the person in the article. Please someone help me change my user name and delete these pictures .

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lue_Bason_4.jpg#filehistory

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lue_Bason_3.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lue_Bason_2.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lue_Bason.jpg Yuriikanalosh (talk) 17:56, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I add an updated version of an image that is ShareAlike in copright?[edit]

I see others have added to an image the changes and updates they made...but I can not figure out how to do it. I uploaded the image with the original copyright info, but got an error message. I really just removed the background on 2 images, and want to upload the new version under the same image/copyright, but I can not figure out how to do that, sorry. Laura Ladyp22 (talk) 23:56, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ladyp22: If you removed background, you almost certainly should not overwrite the original image. You should upload your image as a derivative work. You don't indicate what image, or say what license it is under, but many licenses require that derivatives be clear what was the original author's work versus your own.
Typically, uploading a derivative work like this is easier with Special:Upload than with the UploadWizard. You can copy-paste from the existing file page to Special:Upload and make the appropriate edits before activating the upload. - Jmabel ! talk 01:06, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That is: click edit as if you were to edit the wikitext on the file description page, copy all, use Special:Upload to upload your version, paste the content you copied into the to be description of the new file and edit as appropriate. You should at least change the source to {{Derived from|filename of the original}} and tell in the description the changes you made (or do the equivalent by other means). You should link your file from the other_versions field of the original file. –LPfi (talk) 14:08, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, I will try that, although I'm not very tech savvy. :-( Ladyp22 (talk) 05:03, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The copyright is attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International, and I was trying to just put in all the info. for the original file, but they sent me an error message so not sure what I did wrong. Ladyp22 (talk) 05:11, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, I got the template syntax wrong above. The problem with your upload was that the licence wasn't given as a template and the bot that posted the message doesn't recognise the licence as free text. I hope the file is fine now. –LPfi (talk) 16:45, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

licence za objavljene fotografije[edit]

Pokušavam da objavim fotografije na stranici o Pokrajinskoj vladi, stalno mi brišete fotografije. Interesuje me gde grešim i da li možete da mi pomognete kako da pravilno objavvim fotografije. Srdačan pozdrav Goran0071 (talk) 07:35, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

licenses for published photographs

I'm trying to post photos on the Provincial Government page, you keep deleting my photos. I'm interested in where I'm going wrong and if you can help me how to post photos correctly. Best regards

translator: via Google Translate from Bosnian --Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 09:34, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Pozdrav i dobrodošli. Možete li dati više informacija o fotografijama? Jesu li te fotografije vaša kreacija ili su s web stranice ili nekog drugog izvora negdje? Ako kasnije, možete li navesti izvor? Jeste li sigurni da su fotografije licencirane pod besplatnom licencom kompatibilnom sa Commons? Srdačan pozdrav.

Hello and welcome. Can you please provide some more informations on the photos? Like are those photos your own creation or are they from a website or any other source somewhere? If the later, can you provide the source? Are you sure the photos are licensed under a free license compatible with Commons? Best regards, Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 09:34, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Presumably relates to their deleted contributions: File:Branko.Curcic.jpg, File:Dane.Basta.jpg, ‎File:Vladimir.Galic.jpg, ‎File:Dragana.Milosevic.jpg, File:Nenad.Ivanisevic.jpg, ‎File:Zolt.Sakalas.jpg, ‎File:Ognjen.Bjelic.jpg, File:Predrag.Vuletic.jpg, File:‎GrbAPV.png, File:Smiljka.Jovanovic.jpg, File:‎Cedomir.Bozic.jpg
It looks to me like all of these were deleted because of having no evidence at all of any free license. - Jmabel ! talk 14:31, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uploding an image is not succesfull[edit]

For the wiki article "List of Protected Areas Regional Offices of Thailand" I made maps using "OpenStreetMap" and roughly maps of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries from official Thai government, which is permitted by Thai law {{PD-TH-exempt}}.
Uploading "MAP of PARO 11 to 16" went smoothly.
But uploading "MAP of PARO 8 West (Khon Kaen)" is not succesfull. Maybe this problem can be solved. SietsLSietsL (talk) 08:24, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@SietsL: Hi, and welcome. It appears that you were later able to successfully upload File:MAP of PARO 8 West (Khon Kaen) EN.svg.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:08, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello,
At the end op the upload process of this file the message "Download failed" will appear on the screen.
Later I continue to work on the text of the wiki article and I type in File:MAP of PARO 8 (West) (Khon Kaen) EN.svg.
To my surprise, during the "show preview" of this extended text, the file in question appears on the screen.
So, everything ends well, thanks you anywhy. SietsL (talk) 13:42, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion requests[edit]

How could I delete an old version of a file but keep the current version? Thx!——Zzhtju (talk) 09:08, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That's a request to hide a revision of a file. I don't know the exact procedure tho. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 09:28, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Zzhtju (talk) 11:10, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Zzhtju: The policy for this is at Commons:Revision deletion. An alternative approach that I've seen used is to create a normal deletion request and be very clear that you're only asking for certain revisions to be deleted. --bjh21 (talk) 11:06, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! Zzhtju (talk) 11:09, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Логотип[edit]

Добрый день! Подскажите, пожалуйста, как правильно загрузить логотип факультета журналистики МГУ, чтобы его не удалили за несоблюдение требований лицензирования?))) http://www.journ.msu.ru/about/promo/ https://disk.yandex.ru/i/OtkzqWdF0wBGxg Я загрузил (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Логотип_факультета_журналистики_МГУ.png), но в течение семи дней должен предоставить сведения о лицензии. Как быть? Спасибо) Andrew4351 (talk) 10:18, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Logo

Good afternoon! Please tell me how to upload the logo of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University so that it is not deleted for non-compliance with licensing requirements?))) http://www.journ.msu.ru/about/promo/ https://disk.yandex.ru/i/OtkzqWdF0wBGxg I have uploaded (File:Логотип факультета журналистики МГУ.png, MSU_Journalism_Faculty_Logo), but I have seven days to provide license details. How to be?

Thank you)
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:02, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Andrew4351: It's a copyrighted logo. Do you have any evidence that the owner of the copyright has offered a free license? - Jmabel ! talk 14:40, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am press-secretary of this faculty. Is there any form that we could sign to give permission to use this logo? Andrew4351 (talk) 13:15, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Andrew4351: Please send an email as explained in COM:VRT. When you have done this, please add a line of code to the file page of File:Логотип факультета журналистики МГУ.png. Where it says |permission = you need to add {{subst:PP}} behind the = sign and save the edit. Our volunteer response team will then validate the file and mark it as approved. Another important step is that you grant a free licence for the logo such as {{Cc-by-4.0}}. All uploads here at Commons need to be free for anyone to use for any purpose. The licence should then be stated on the file page, too, where it says Remove this line and insert a license instead. De728631 (talk) 13:28, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Svg-file optimization[edit]

Hello! Could you advise me? I made a map in svg format and it turned out to be 239 MB, I started uploading this file, but the Wikimedia does not accept it because the file does not pass verification. I further began to understand, ran this file through svg-checker. There are a lot of errors in the file. I later realized that I was using fonts that were not accepted by the Wikimedia Commons servers. Hence two questions:

- How can I find out the entire list of fonts accepted by the Wikimedia Commons servers?

- How can I optimize my file (remove redundant, metadata, etc.)? Preferably in Inkscape itself. Пётр Тарасьев (talk) 11:08, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Answers:
  1. List of all acceptable and supported fonts for SVG renders on Commons and anywhere else is at m:SVG fonts,
  2. To optimize an SVG file, first make sure that paths and other objects are optimized (therefore simplify paths that could be simplified while retaining original shape - less vertices placed so the original shape and the simplified one are visually identical), and don't save the SVG as an Inkscape SVG, but save it as a plain SVG. Inkscape will complain about the file not being saved when closing the editor, but that's okay. Further optimization could be done with removing unneccesary white spaces (empty lines presumably), and removing metadata that only have informative characters or are otherwise unused in the document and do not define any kind of shape, pattern, gradient, etc. that is used by some object in the document. Unused patterns, gradients shapes or objects entirely outside the document boundaries can be removed from the code. SVG files are actually just XML files, which are in plaintext format using XML markup language to define shapes. So SVG files can be edited in plaintext editors, for syntax highlighting I recommend using Notepad++, VS Code or Sublime Text.
Hope that will help. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 11:08, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Polda18 Thank you very much for your answer! Пётр Тарасьев (talk) 16:27, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Пётр Тарасьев: Did I not already do this for you?? – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 07:18, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ilovemydoodle Yes, they did, there were problems with the text. And I didn't use your file. Пётр Тарасьев (talk) 08:07, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Пётр Тарасьев: Why didn't you use my file? – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 08:12, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ilovemydoodle No, I do everything by hand. Пётр Тарасьев (talk) 09:09, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

adding an article contained in the collection of Library of Congress, puglished in 1969 in the journal "Il progresso italoamericano"[edit]

I would want to publish in wikicommons an article contained in the collection of Library of Congress, puglished in 1969 in the journal "Il progresso italoamericano, I don't know the type of licence Andrea.Salemi (talk) 13:31, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Andrea.Salemi: Hello. Can you please give us a weblink to that article at the LOC website? De728631 (talk) 13:34, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've just put this article in wikicommons in the section "imagies" in this webpage https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocche_di_Civitella
I found this article directly from the Library of Congress and I received from the Libtary of Congress also the certificate that the article is contained in that library as microfilm Andrea.Salemi (talk) 14:00, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Andrea.Salemi: Again, to verify the licence you applied, we need to link to the website of the Library of Congress where you found this article. Without a verification for the CC0 licence we may have to delete the image. De728631 (talk) 14:06, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I verified in the website of the Library of Congress the presence of the article, that was not available directly in the site. I obtained the file from a librarian of the the Library of Congress by e-mail. Now I have asked the librarian to send a mail with the authorization. I'm waiting for it. Andrea.Salemi (talk) 13:23, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Andrea.Salemi: I see that in this edit, you added File:Il salvataggio di Mausner da parte di Fabio Di paolantonio.pdf with Italian text 'Articolo pubblicato nel 1969 nel giornale "Il progresso italoamericano" sul salvataggio dell'ebreo austriaco Karl Jacob Mausner ad opera di Fabio Di Paolantonio nel 1943-44' (English 'Article published in 1969 in the newspaper "Il progress italoamericano" on the rescue of the Austrian Jew Karl Jacob Mausner by Fabio Di Paolantonio in 1943-44'). Who or what caused that file to be "made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication"? If you do not answer timely, it will be deleted in a week.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:52, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I obtained the file from a librarian of the the Library of Congress by e-mail and I asked him to send a mail with the authorizations. Andrea.Salemi (talk) 13:19, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Which picture is which?[edit]

I'm trying to upload a better picture for an article, and I sometimes use a picture from the internet, how do I know which picture is which? 45BearsFan (talk) 13:58, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi 45BearsFan. You might want to take a look at this and this before uploading anything you find online to Commons. Most content you find online is going to be treated as copyrighted content unless it clearly states otherwise. This means it can't be uploaded to Commons without the copyright holder's consent. -- Marchjuly (talk) 14:27, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Flippin Garage (historical).jpg[edit]

I was unsuccessful in attempting to replace this photo with an improved version, and finally had to upload the second under a different file name. Neither could I see clearly how to DELETE this one.

Please help by DELETING this duplicate photo file!

Thank you, CRARTE — Preceding unsigned comment added by CRARTE (talk • contribs) 14:51, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@CRARTE: Hello. You did everything as it is supposed to be. We don't overwrite old images with totally different files, nor do we delete "outdated" versions. Instead we keep the old files for documentary reasons, and new images should always be uploaded under a new file name. However, if you only made small changes to an existing image, you can overwrite the existing file: Look at the bottom of the "File history" section where there is a link called "Upload a new version of this file". Also, please sign your posts to discussion pages like this by typing four tilde characters ~~~~. This will automatically add your username and a time stamp. De728631 (talk) 15:11, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Edit: After reviewing your upload, I think we can merge the two files under the old name. The changes are small enough to have the two images in one upload history. I will arrange that. De728631 (talk) 15:13, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The latest version is now available at File:Flippin Garage (historical).jpg. De728631 (talk) 15:22, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
On that note, how is this historical photo your "own work" as you claim in the description? Unless you are the original photographer, you can hardly grant a free licence for the photo because you don't hold its copyright unless you are the photographer's heir. De728631 (talk) 15:17, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A new Wikipedia entry[edit]

I just created a new Wikipedia page (opera "Samson" by Joachim Raff). My problem is that I followed the how-to-guide and now my entry has the title Benutzer:Vtosta/Samson which is definitely not what I wanted. I would have preferred a plain "Samson". How can I change this?

Best, Volker Vtosta (talk) 20:02, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Vtosta: You are on the wrong project. Wikimedia Commons is for hosting multimedia documents only. Articles are on their respective langage Wikipedia. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:09, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Vtosta: Hi, and welcome. I see you managed to move the article to de:Samson (Musikdrama von Joachim Raff). Do you have any further questions?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 21:06, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can we image parts of a bible here? Can we use the image on wikipedia?[edit]

I have an old bible from my family ancestry. Can I image the pages, which contain lots of text, as-is? I'm thinking I can't, but I wanted to ask here to be sure. It may be included in Wikipedia. I'm trying to not wikilawyer it. Sinking into reality (talk) 23:15, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sinking into reality: Hi, and welcome. How old is that bible? What are the copyright years in the front matter?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:20, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also: what country? and is the image you want to upload just handwritten family information on an otherwise blank page, or are you talking about uploading part of the text of the Bible itself? If the latter, what translation of the Bible? - Jmabel ! talk 23:24, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jeff G. The bible dates back to sometime before Jaques du Lys D'Arc. The front matter is leather.
@Jmabel Possibly France. I've hardly touched the bible. Yes, I'm after the handwriting. I don't remember any of it being blank. Sinking into reality (talk) 23:39, 26 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Sinking into reality Who was that, the Jaques du Lys D'Arc who lived from 1380 - 1440? Is that Bible written in French? Can a local Christian organization or French speaker help you to determine who translated it, who published it, and when?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:14, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't need to ask them. Only 3% of the population of France actually spoke French at those times. There is English and French content. I can't find any other nation or tribe other than the Germanic tribe of where this started. Sinking into reality (talk) 01:21, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Sinking into reality Ok, let's approach this another way. Is it fair to say that anyone who had sufficient access to that bible to write in it was either an ancestor of yours or has been dead for 100+ years?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:27, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ancestry is why I think I can't post images. My family has been in America for more than 100 years. This matter is before the French Revolution. It came over by the Lusitania. Sinking into reality (talk) 01:37, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Sinking into reality Which one of the ships named Lusitania?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:44, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jeff G. The sister ship to the Titanic named Lusitania sailed... Sinking into reality (talk) 01:50, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Sinking into reality and Jeff G.: If the content is all over 200 years old, and it's from France, I can't think of any way there could be a persisting copyright. The only question is how best to indicate the status. I'd say that the combination of {{other date|before|1790}} (or an earlier date, if you can determine that for a particular image) and {{PD-old-70-expired}} in lieu of a licensing template is pretty safe. Someone may have a better suggestion than that last template, though. - Jmabel ! talk 02:00, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(and both being famous for how they each sunk doesn't make the Lusitania and the Titanic "sister ships". "Sister ships" means same design. They did not resemble each other.) - Jmabel ! talk 02:00, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm in no hurry. The article on Joan of Arc is about to die, however. Sinking into reality (talk) 02:17, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Over 200 years old? The answer is, in this case, Yes. (Of course the original Bible and old translations are public domain, but some modern translations and printed editions may be under copyright. That was the concern.) Thanks for asking! -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 02:04, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you! Sinking into reality (talk) 02:18, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to report a probable image copyvio?[edit]

Image c:File:Ali_Shokri.jpg is a probable copyvio from [1] and is marked "own work". How do I tag things like this? Thanks. 71.228.112.175 06:15, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Marked as copyvio, thanks for reporting. {{Copyvio}} is the tag for obvious copyright violations. MKFI (talk) 07:53, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portrait of Margaret Thatcher by Russell Bradley[edit]

Hi, I am an artist and my name is Russell Bradley, I painted Margaret Thatcher in 1992, evidence here below.I would Like to upload a photograph of me and margaret thatcher from the unveiling. I can be seen in the Thames news video with her so it can be cross refrenced. Would be nice to get some recognition after all these years as an Artist who was comissioned to Paint Lady Thatcher. I would apreciate any help Thank You.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/baroness-thatcher-unveils-portrait-1559943.html

https://imsvintagephotos.com/products/margaret-thatcher-s-portrait-by-artist-russell-bradley-vintage-photograph-1505368?_pos=1&_sid=355400fb0&_ss=r

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrDoBY0f2c0 Raptapmap (talk) 16:36, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello. You would need permission from the original photographer to upload the photo here under a free licence. This is usually done by the copyright holder sending an email as explained in COM:VRT. Once the email has been sent, you are free to upload the photo here and add a remark {{subst:PP}} on the file page. That will mark the file as "permission pending" until the permission email has been processed and approved by our volunteers. De728631 (talk) 16:40, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
PS: Ideally, the photographer should also mention in the email that Commons user Raptapmap aka Russell Bradley painted the Thatcher portrait. De728631 (talk) 16:43, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi ,Thanks for your input, but this was 30 years ago, The people involved are Dead. I was given a photo of Margaret Thatcher and myself standing infront of the portrait by the charity who commisioned me to paint her. The news paper articles give my name and the thames tv news coverage has me in it with margaret thatcher. The photo is from the event. All the info is there for a significant event to be loged in to history. But of course only if anyone is interested in actuly looking at the info.
Thanks again, I shall just have to keep having people say to me, you did not paint Lady Thatcher, wheres your proof, Look at this video, well they do not mention your name, no they were far more interested in giving Margaret Thatcher a hard Time as you can see in the video, so I show them The independent, oh they say it says Russell Bradley. Then I say look at IMS. it has more information there. Then I show them my news paper clips from The Telegraph and the Daily mail.https://www.artmajeur.com/en/russell-bradley/presentation#images-2
https://www.artmajeur.com/en/russell-bradley/presentation#images-1
Why is it not on Wiki they say, thats an historical painting, and you went to the SLADE and all thoes other artists who painted her are.
Thanks again and sorry to go on but I thought I would give the Margaret Thatcher painting recognition, one last try. Raptapmap (talk) 20:25, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Raptapmap: if you still own the copyright of the painting (haven't transferred it), and want to upload your own photo of your own painting (or anyone else's photo that is simply of the painting) here, that's not a problem; just go through the COM:VRT process yourself. I'd say that one on IMS Vintage photos would be OK (no creative element in the photography) even though it's not a very good photograph.
But for anyone else's photo/video they took of you, they own the copyright (or have transferred it, possibly to heirs), so it's their (or their heirs' or assigns') permission we would need.
If the issue is simply citing this in Wikipedia to prove that the painting exists, there is no need to have a copy on Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 03:43, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks so much, you nailed it , I just need to get it cited on Wikipedia, Thanks again. I wish i knew how lol <IP redacted> 07:56, 28 August 2022 (UTC)
@Raptapmap: You can cite e.g. the Independent article by adding the following string of code to the Wikipedia article exactly where you need a footnote with the citation: <ref>{{cite news|title=Baroness Thatcher unveils portrait |date=28 October 1992 |work=[[The Independent]] |url=https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/baroness-thatcher-unveils-portrait-1559943.html |accessdate=28 August 2022}}</ref>. Also, please be sure to be logged in to your account when editing a Wikimedia page. De728631 (talk) 08:25, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much for your help, you are a STAR, Have a Great Day. Raptapmap (talk) 15:22, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi ,I contacted IMS photographs, who are selling an original photograph of the painting of margaret Portrait. they said this:
IMS Vintage Photos
Our photos come from old press archives and have at one time been used for publication. Now the photos are sold as collectibles without copyright
russell bradley
I am the artist who painted the portrait and I would like to add it to a wikipedia page , not sure of copyright, so thought i would ask you.thanks.
I have tried to upload the painting but it says I do not have copyright when i do so. it sounds like there is no copyright on this photo. any sugestions. Thank you so Much. Raptapmap (talk) 15:02, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Its ok, I found an old Photo of the painting I have. Thank you Raptapmap (talk) 15:26, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Raptapmap: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload a smaller (<50,000 bytes or <2,000,000 pixels) jpg photo as a new user. The photo you tried to upload is smaller, and you indicated it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a smaller photo, it is a copyright violation taken from the web. If you took the photo yourself, please upload the full-size original of it per COM:HR, including EXIF metadata. If you did not take the photo, please see Commons:Licensing for why we can't accept it, and have the photographer post permission on their official website or social media or send the photo and permission via VRT with a carbon copy to you. If you can't get a compliant license, the photo may still be uploaded to English Wikipedia in compliance with en:WP:F because we don't allow Fair Use here. If you use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid that filter.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:35, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Jeff G. I will just deleat the 2 new additions to the sandbox page, and I think just give up. but thank you for letting me know, Have a great day Raptapmap (talk) 16:15, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you didn't transfer the copyright to the painting, there is no problem in your licensing a photo of it as you like, but please provide a photo with decent resolution. The filter for cross-wiki uploads is kind of picky, so you might want to use the upload wizard on Commons instead of using tools on Wikipedia (click the upload link in the left margin e.g. on this page). You might need to follow the instructions on Commons:VRT to confirm that you are the copyright owner. It seems the press image page has got it wrong, as I don't see how the painting would be out of copyright. –LPfi (talk) 16:56, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much, for all your kind interest and Help with this page, I am a bit confused, so I changed the wikipedia page back with the two photos. I am so glad their is a sandbox, so if it breaks any copyright someone can just deleat it. As far as I understand, If I painted the painting and its a photograph of the painting then its ok, Only the Independent keeps online records of its newspaper that far back, so I was luky to be able to cite it. The Daily mail is a paper clipping which I think is like some one taking a photo of my painting and having copyright. so if i took a photo graph of the cliping i have fro 30 years ago I think that is ok. but I do not know for sure. But thanks againto you dedicated People. Raptapmap (talk) 18:04, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

cat question[edit]

Hi, So recently I've been removing Category:Dennis buses in the United Kingdom and Category:Alexander buses in the United Kingdom from images where the vehicle has been identified (Ie Category:Alexander ALX400 on Dennis Trident 2 buses in the United Kingdom) - the ALX400 category are aleady subcats at the Alexander and Dennis categories

However I've also been removing Category:Double-decker buses in the United Kingdom from images as the specific bus identification category is already there and going to for instance Category:Alexander ALX400 on Dennis Trident 2 buses in the United Kingdom will have at the bottom "Category:Double-decker buses in the United Kingdom" however because these Double-decker categories aren't in the actual images - Am I doing viewers more disservice by removing the Double/single deck categories from images or would everyone know what a Single and Double-Decker bus is ?

I hope this makes sense, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 18:56, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Davey2010: Why are you double-posting (COM:AN and here)?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:02, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jeff G.Because I didn't know if admins checked this page so thought I'd cross post and hopefully get some feedback from admins and normal editors, –Davey2010Talk 19:07, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nevermind, Withdrawn. Cba to have an arguement over crossposting so will carry on with what I'm doing. –Davey2010Talk 19:09, 28 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spelling of new file incorrect[edit]

Please help - I got the spelling wrong for this new commons file: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/Historial_Plaque_-_Mater_Christi_College.jpg

It should read Historical - NOT Historial (incorrect spelling)

Please fix if you can. I cannot. Thanks Srbernadette (talk) 05:06, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Srbernadette: ✓ Done File:Historical Plaque - Mater Christi College.jpg. MKFI (talk) 06:14, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

upload a photo[edit]

could I take a photo from google or from another website such as (https://baby.webteb.com/articles/%D8%B7%D8%A8-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B7%D9%81%D8%A7%D9%84_16546) ?? DDS.Andre (talk) 14:54, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DDS.Andre: Hi, and welcome. Could you find a free license or a reason for public domain status? Please see COM:L and COM:NETCOPYRIGHT.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:04, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

S.s.t[edit]

Write about great Indian scientist of A .P.J. Abdul Kalam? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2409:4063:4308:7A1E:0:0:5A1:A8A0 (talk) 14:58, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, and welcome. What does that have to do with Wikimedia Commons?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:06, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

need help overwriting a file[edit]

i would like to overwrite "2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification map.png" with the updated version here: https://ibb.co/DLL2DDn

license and everything can stay the same, it's just an updated version of my previous file, but for some reason i can't replace it myself Kurt22ii (talk) 18:49, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

my pic is marked as derivative work, but it is not.[edit]

my pic File:日本語能力試験N1の合格証書と成績証明書(日本での受験).jpg is marked as derivative work, but it is not. the pic is a CERTIFICATE of JLPT test(a Japanese test), the CERTIFICATE is mine, and i scan the pic to use in Japanese and Chinese wiki. of cause the photo is me. all the CERTIFICATE looks the same, so it may be checked by AI for derivative work. may someone remove the derivative work mark? thanks a lot with wishes. Suginami (talk) 03:57, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Suginami: The certificate was designed by the people who administer the JLPT exam, not by you. It may be your certificate that you own, but that doesn't mean you hold the copyright for its design. –IagoQnsi (talk) 04:09, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry for misunderstanding that! I got it now. thank you for tell me this. then please edit or remove the pic with the guideline. sorry for the mistake I made! Suginami (talk) 04:15, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Suginami: Hi, and welcome. I tagged the file per COM:CSD#G7 for you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:52, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. wish you have a good day. Suginami (talk) 12:52, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Suginami: You're welcome.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:15, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Convenience link: File:日本語能力試験N1の合格証書と成績証明書(日本での受験).jpg - Jmabel ! talk 04:14, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Resolved
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after two days.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:15, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

無法上傳照片![edit]

為何無法上傳照片,出現下面之錯誤訊息:

無法連上這個網站 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Upload 的網頁可能暫時離線,或是已經遷移到另一個網址。

ERR_HTTP2_PROTOCOL_ERROR Wu-horace (talk) 08:40, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unable to upload photo!

Why can't upload photos, the following error message appears:

Can't connect to this site https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Upload page may be temporarily offline or has been migrated to another URL.

ERR_HTTP2_PROTOCOL_ERROR
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:59, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Wu-horace: 你好,歡迎。 您的設備和我們的服務器之間可能存在某種 HTTP2 協議過濾器,可能是 GFW。 您能否嘗試繞過它,也許使用不同的設備、網絡或 VPN?
Hi, and welcome. There is probably some sort of filter of the HTTP2 protocol between your device and our servers, perhaps GFW. Can you try to get around it, perhaps using a different device, network, or VPN?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:59, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello. This seems to have been a temporal error – at least Special:Upload is working for me. Please try again. De728631 (talk) 11:54, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[edit]

Comment faire pour insérer le logo du Réseau Nacre sur la page ? Charline NACRe (talk) 13:00, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to insert the Nacre Network logo on the page?
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:23, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Charline NACRe: Salut et bienvenue. Veuillez consulter en:H:PIC ou fr:WP:IMG.
Hi, and welcome. Please see en:H:PIC or fr:WP:IMG.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:23, 30 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

classification list change inquiry[edit]

Question: I've seen a photo described as 'wiki list of gay actors' floating around the internet for some time. It looks legit and is supposed to be from around 10 years ago. There are a lot of names on it - "200 pages out of approx 946 total." But when I attempt to search up the same list today I get one with only a small fraction of these numbers. 99 pages only - just one name under "J" for example when there previously were 18. Numerous names have been deleted. No record of all these apparent deletions anywhere I can find. Was there some massive re-do of this content which is not chronicled in edit history anywhere? Or were all these people potentially 'outed' against their will in the first version? Curious Freesonemaven (talk) 00:11, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Freesonemaven: Hi, and welcome. Where exactly did you find it?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:12, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Jeff & thanks. I'd attach a screen cap here but don't see anywhere to do so. It has appeared on a number of Hollywood gossip chat boards and social media outlets - the point being that some actors were once listed there as openly gay but later removed their names when electing to closet. I was most surprised by the massive decrease in overall volume (ie, not jus one name removed but seemingly hundreds), which seems really strange. Freesonemaven (talk) 15:20, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Freesonemaven: That would be a sad state of affairs, possibly explained by cancel culture.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:30, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vimeo Video question[edit]

I was searching for CC-BY videos of director Irvin Kershner on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/search?license=by&q=Irvin+Kershner), and I came across this one. Thing is, the video is a clip for a film, so it has a different kind of page. As you can see here, it doesn't have a "More" tab like most Vimeo videos, which contains the licensing information. So, I decided to put the video link through an HTML code viewer, and see if I could find the license indication that way. Sure enough, I found this:

Is this good enough to allow video screenshots from this on Commons under the CC-BY 3.0 license like the search and code show? JamesTheLaptop (talk) 21:43, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @JamesTheLaptop, Personally I wouldn't upload the video/screenshots - Despite the CC hyperlink within the coding and despite the filters listing this as a "CC-BY" IMHO given there's no symbols or text on the film page itself actually stating this is CC licensed I wouldn't upload it, CC is implied but for me it's not stated. Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 12:45, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think this is good enough. Most people won't look into the HTML source code of the page to read license, and browsers currently do not automatically display this information based on this meta tag. Sufficient license should be visibly placed on the video page itself, which means that meta tag stating the license isn't sufficient enough as it's not visible on the page. If you want to use the clip, I guess the best option for you is to contact Vimeo about COM:VRT, politely explaining this situation and ask them to send license confirmation to an email address stated in the VRT page, with a carbon copy to you. If the license isn't immediately obvious from the page or from additional resource that is visible somewhere, VRT is the way to go. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 13:24, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You could also ask Blink Movies or Roger Nygard.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:53, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kenapa saya tidak bisa upload foto[edit]

Kenapa saya tidak bisa upload foto padahal kan saya pengguna apa mungkin ada yang salah dalam penyuntingan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Awanbagus12 (talk • contribs) 03:49, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why can't I upload photos
Why can't I upload photos even though I'm a user, maybe there's something wrong with the editing
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:12, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Awanbagus12: Hai, dan selamat datang. Saya melihat Anda telah mengunggah 9 foto, harap lebih spesifik. Lihat juga COM:SIGN/id.
Hi, and welcome. I see that you have uploaded 9 photos, please be more specific. See also COM:SIGN.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:12, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minimum images in cat[edit]

Hi, Do we have any guidelines that say how many images minimum should be in a category ?, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 14:34, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Davey2010: I'm not sure there's any official guidance, but I've somehow absorbed "three" as the answer to this. Sometimes I'll create a category for a single file. For instance, I created a bunch of single-file subcategories of Category:Potato cultivars by name because I couldn't otherwise see a good parent category to put the files in. --bjh21 (talk) 14:48, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @Bjh21, Ah okay, Currently I'm creating one-file categories for some of the vehicles at Category:Mercedes-Benz buses in the United Kingdom but I would assume for instance having this is better than having a whole ton of unidentified images dumped at Category:Mercedes-Benz buses in the United Kingdom?,
For instance now the Wright category above has been created viewers will now find that image either through Mercedes-Benz or Wright categories and more importantly will actually know what the vehicle is whereas at Mercedes-Benz buses in the United Kingdom it'll never be found and chances are the image descriptions wont ever be read,
I've also just realised my logic has also applied to Category:Potato cultivars by name as viewers will also know what potato cultivars they are .... whereas being dumped in one huge category doesn't really help anybody,
Brilliant thanks for your help bjh much appreciated, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 15:14, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Probably reasonable in this case. Similarly, we often create a category that corresponds to a Wikipedia article, even if there is only one item in the category. - Jmabel ! talk 15:22, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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