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Suggestion to create a new featured category - 'Featured gallery'[edit]

I'd like to suggest that a new category be created. This may help raise the standard of the presentation/the arrangement of galleries, the selection of images to be included and the informative descriptions of included images, etc. Example: Herrgottskirche (Creglingen)). In additions, it may indirectly influence the way pictures are taken so they can be selected and create a nicely layout gallery. Thx Mattis (talk) 16:38, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Илюстрирование научных статей википедии[edit]

  Доброго времени суток!
  Прошу отнестись с пониманием! Меня зовут Владимир Косов, я новый участник проекта Викимедиа. Я художник-маринист (иллюстратор) работающий с стиле многослойной живописи (лессировки). В настоящее время в мире не много художников маринистов умеют использовать приемы школы старых мастеров и при этом имеющие свой стиль создания таких произведений !!!
  Мои работы - это реконструкции каких либо исторических событий периода когда не было фотографии. Это не самопиар, а большой и кропотливый научный труд. Я с уважением отношусь ко всем участникам Википедии пишущим свои научные статьи. На основе Ваших статей я создаю свои живописные произведения. К сожалению я не являюсь продвинутым пользователем компьютера так как мне некогда это изучать . Поэтому когда у меня есть свободное от творчества время, я предлагаю Авторам написаных статей обратить внимание на такой же научный труд только в изобразительном искусстве и если коллега захочет, то может оставить мою иллюстрацию его статьи и придать этой статье дополнительную информационную и познавательную нагрузку. Мне очень приятно когда я вижу единомышленников, а не хантеров. Совметно с Вами мы не только улучшим Википедию, но и покажем наглядно как могло выглядеть наяву описанное Вами в статье событие.
  Обьем исторический материалов которые требуют иллюстрирования поистинне огромен, а художников способных сделать это на качественном уровне к сожалению в мире  становиться все меньше и меньше.
   Я понимаю что все проиллюстрировать не возможно, но если каждый из нас приложит хотя бы капельку взаимопонимания, то потомки по достоинству оценят наш совместный труд. И художники  снова обратят внимание на качественное изобразительное искусство.
  С Уважением В.Косов!

Telegram software screenshot[edit]

Is Telegram software screenshot is free license under Apache? If it is, please explain. I saw from File:Telegram Android screenshot.svg. The Supermind (talk) 21:55, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

@The Supermind: Telegram is developed and released under GPLv2 or GPLv3, in which the latter is also compatible with Apache license. So, yes, the file is allowed to be hosted on here. Thanks for your enquiry.廣九直通車 (talk) 11:16, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Upload Wizard will not run.[edit]

I do not normally have a problem and have uploaded thousands of images on this desktop using Firefox browser, Today it says my browser is incompatible. Javascript is enabled. Is there a problem with the Wizard? Cheers, · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 15:26, 7 September 2021 (UTC)

Hello @Pbsouthwood:, I use firefox as my primary browser for Wikimedia Commons and since right now, I am not facing any issues regarding uploading files. You may check at your own end of a problem or else use a alternative browser. --Contributers2020Talk to me here 18:27, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

utiliser logo d'une décoration[edit]

Bonjour, Comment insérer l'insigne de la décoration qui précède le titre

merci — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lapin89 (talk • contribs) 11:49, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

use logo of a decoration

Hello, How to insert the decoration badge before the title

thank you
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:32, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
@Lapin89: Salut, et bienvenue. Nous n'avons pas d'articles ici sur Wikimedia Commons. Sur Wikipédia, nous n'avons pas de badges de décoration avant les titres, nous utilisons des titres honorifiques textuels avant ou après les noms dans les infobox et les ledes. Veuillez consulter la documentation des modèles que vous utilisez et COM:SIGN/fr.
Hi, and welcome. We don't have articles here on Wikimedia Commons. On Wikipedia, we don't have decoration badges before titles, we use textual honorifics before or after names in infoboxes and ledes. Please see the documentation of templates you use and COM:SIGN.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:32, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Official Statistics[edit]

Can I use a graph from a national health interview survey published on a Centres for Disease Control and Prevention website on a wikibook? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Buenavistasocialme (talk • contribs) 13:49, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

@Buenavistasocialme: Hi, and welcome. Which graph on what webpage do you want to use? See also COM:SIGN.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:32, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Changing the file type[edit]

Regarding the page File:UNESCO pdf.pdf, I have scaled it to the correct proportions and cropped it as a jpg file. When I tried to upload the corrected version, I couldn't do it because the file types didn't match. I ended up converting the jpg to pdf and uploaded it, but I'd rather have been able to change the file type. How would that be done? Upload it as a new file and then have an administrator merge it? Redirect the old file to the new file? ~Anachronist (talk) 16:53, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

You should upload it as a jpg file. Ruslik (talk) 20:52, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: That doesn't answer my question. The only way I could upload it as a jpg file is to create a new page. I am trying to update the image in an existing page, and I wasn't able to upload it as a jpg because the previous file type was pdf. So although I've already updated it by uploading a new pdf, my question is how would one normally change the file type of an existing file. Create a new page and merge or redirect the old one? ~Anachronist (talk) 21:50, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
You cannot change the file type for an existing file. If you want to upload a different file type, please upload a new file with another type extension. De728631 (talk) 22:24, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
I didn't want to upload a new file, because the image isn't mine, and I didn't want it counted among my page creations. All I did was correct errors in the existing file. But if it isn't possible, that's all I needed to know. ~Anachronist (talk) 23:08, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

TOO high of resolution? Kepler's platonic solids[edit]

Hi, I work in an academic library. We recently scanned and uploaded File:Kepler Platonic Solids.tif at a very high resolution. I tried putting it on the enwiki Mysterium Cosmographicum, but it took so long to load that I don't know if it was adding value to the page. Should I upload a lower-resolution version for ease of use? Leave the existing page as-is? Thank you, Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 17:25, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

  • .TIFF is always a bulky format. It's typical that archives and libraries who have resources justifying its use on quality grounds (this would qualify) will often upload two versions, a TIFF and also a JPG. For most uses, the JPG does the job more easily.
That said, this is a MediaWiki site. MediaWiki will itself convert pretty well from TIFF to JPG and so in use on pages, there's no real need to do this manually. Andy Dingley (talk) 17:55, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
@Rachel Helps (BYU): MediaWiki caches scaled-down versions of pictures, so while a page might load slowly the first time as MediaWiki generates the scaled-down version, it should be fine for everyone thereafter. The general rule on Wikimedia projects is that editors shouldn't worry about performance. If MediaWiki is slow at displaying thumbnails from large TIFFs, the Wikimedia Foundation pays people to make it faster. --bjh21 (talk) 11:04, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
That is very helpful to know. I'll put in the new image then. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 16:22, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
Category:SBB_Historic_-_Plakate shows an error message Error creating thumbnail: File with dimensions greater than 100 MP--Masegand (talk) 08:33, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Does it still do that? There has been an issue lately, which now seems to be fixed, where the thumbnailer size limit had been set low. Andy Dingley (talk) 14:31, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Letting you know - I just replaced earlier pic made today with new "straighter" file below[edit]

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Princess_Royal_with_Mr_H.D._Middleton,_1932_-_Yorkshire_Post.jpg

This new pic is on the wikipedia page Family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

You can get rid of the other one if you want

Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 49.3.153.231 (talk) 06:05, 9 September 2021‎ (UTC)

@Srbernadette: Please login, use internal links, and see COM:SIGN.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 06:04, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

no one should be allowed sell my work and i must stay copyright owner of my work forever[edit]

My work is My property and it should only belongs to me, i can share it to anyone using it for educational purpose but i can't allow anyone to sell my work(while i get nothing from it) when i upload my own work here, i may get copyright of my work, and copyright must be mine forever. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hashimx10 (talk • contribs) 08:20, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

@Hashimx10: In that case, you should not upload your work to Wikimedia Commons. If you upload your work to Commons, you are required to permit its use for commercial purposes without compensation. --bjh21 (talk) 11:07, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
@Hashmix: Please claim yourself as the copyright holder and do not release this under the Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons is not for you. --turtleshell3 (talk)7:48, 12 September 2021 (EST)

Using an image in article, that has not been previously published but has not been made by the user[edit]

Hi everyone,

For an article I am drafting, I would like to use a diagram created by my boss and which has not been created by myself. The diagram has not been published online or in print previously and I have been given express permission by him to use it. How do I upload this to my article, whilst citing that he made the original diagram?

Thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by NablaUltima (talk • contribs) 09:41, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

please follow with your boss the procedure of COM:VRT. Your boss can give permission to publish the diagram by email. Elly (talk) 11:12, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
Or your boss can create an account just to upload the diagram and issue a license, or can publish it with an appropriate license on a web site clearly under his control. - Jmabel ! talk 15:24, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
@NablaUltima: By the way, please do also see COM:SIGN. - Jmabel ! talk 15:24, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

Category:Seattle Lua error[edit]

There is currently an error on Category:Seattle, "Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 358: bad argument #1 to 'upper' (string expected, got nil)." Does someone know how to fix that? - Jmabel ! talk 20:27, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

I fixed it (the order of arguments was wrong). Ruslik (talk) 20:58, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

What else is necessary to make my uploaded image legit?[edit]

Recently I improperly uploaded an image I named: Jack Orrison The Plainclothesman.jpg I thought that I could use a pre-1926 photo for educational purposes under "fair use" but I've been informed my upload will be deleted due to copyright restrictions. I do not want to go against copyright laws, and have been trying to obtain a licensing agreement for the Jack Orrison photo.

The photo appears in a research book (The Forgotten Network, published by Temple University Press), and the source of the photo is Photofest. I researched Photofest, and it appears to be a legit organization, so I emailed them asking about paying a fee so that the photo can be used in two Wikipedia articles. Here is part of their reply to me:

We supply images for editorial use only. Most of our images are publicity stills and can be used for editorial use without further permissions. Under "fair use". Wikipedia is completely editorial in nature, so no further permissions would be needed. Furthermore, the owner of Photofest provided this additional information. "The Dumont Network closed down in 1956. TV publicity photographs were not copyrighted, so there is no reason to believe that there is any limitation imposed on our image. It is in the public domain"

Seems wonderful, but I realize that is just what I was told by the accounting department of an organization that provides classic entertainment photos, and Wikimedia Commons has very strict rules to avoid any copyright violations. If I officially obtained the right to download this photo from Photofest, and I did a second upload of this photo, stating that DuMont's TV publicity photos were not copyrighted, I fear that I'd be told that wasn't good enough.

What is necessary for me to legally keep this photo in Wikimedia Commons? Karenthewriter (talk) 02:02, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

  • Convenience link: File:Jack Orrison The Plainclothesman.jpg - Jmabel ! talk 04:52, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
  • @Karenthewriter: Commons accepts only images that are either public domain or offer a rather liberal free license. In particular, Commons does not allow images that are uploaded only on a fair use basis. FWIW: although it appears not to be relevant to this particular case, unlike Commons, the English-language Wikipedia does allow certain images to be uploaded on a fair use basis. See en:Wikipedia:Non-free use. That would require uploading directly to the English-language Wikipedia and does not involve Commons at all.
  • Most likely from what you've said, this is public domain on the basis of {{PD-US-no notice}}, which appears to be its current tag. I'd also put the information from Photofest into the "Permission" field of the {{Information}} template. The statement there now, "fair use for educational purposes" makes no sense at all if the image is PD.
  • If the image is indeed PD, you don't need to "officially obtain" any right. If it's PD, any sale of a copy is strictly a convenience. They can't sell you rights they don't own, and "public domain" means precisely that no one has any more legal claim to ownership than anyone else.
  • I converted {{No permission since}} to a normal deletion discussion at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Jack Orrison The Plainclothesman.jpg. You should probably make your justification there for keeping it. Jmabel ! talk 05:10, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Опис фото[edit]

Доброго дня. Завантажую фото на конкурс Вікі любить пам'ятки через конкурсний список, в галерею до кожного окремого об'єкту. Але у графі категорії хоч і визначає вірно, виділяє червоним та пише, що одна з категорій немає сторінки опису. Чи впевнена я, що ввела назву правильно. Далі відповідно я можу закінчити дію, якщо погоджуюся ігнорувати.

Яка графа мається на увазі? Наче все автоматично заповнюється. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Olkko (talk • contribs) 08:10, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Photo description

Good day. Uploading photos to the contest Wiki loves sights through the contest list, in the gallery to each individual object. But in the category column, although it defines correctly, highlights in red and writes that one of the categories does not have a description page. Am I sure I entered the name correctly? Then, accordingly, I can end the action if I agree to ignore.

Which graph is meant? As if everything is filled in automatically.
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:55, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
  • I think that's Bulgarian, but Google translate isn't good enough for me to understand it. Can a Bulgarian-speaker help out here? - Jmabel ! talk 15:04, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
Pretty sure it’s Ukrainian … anyway the question seems to be about a non-existent “Jewish Heritage“ cat that the WLM wizard added (per a menu choice?) to Olkko’s uploads (among many other users’—I found it well populated); I guess it to be some kind of special theme for this years’s contest. I created the cat in order to turn it blue, but I’m not sure whether or not it’s in the right place.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 23:36, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Publish Button not Working[edit]

I've uploaded various photo's, Dealt with the Release Rights. Filled in the essential parts (Title, Description, Categories, etc) Then when I hit publish, nothing happens. What do I need to do to get it published? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lucy Serafi (talk • contribs) 11:07, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

  • @Lucy Serafi: I see you had many successful uploads after asking this question. Do you still have an outstanding issue? - Jmabel ! talk 14:59, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

I had to upload it all from Flickr, which seemed to work, it was when I tried uploading it straight to Wiki Commons, it didn't work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lucy Serafi (talk • contribs) 10:51, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Trushal6718[edit]

what is reason you dont upload — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trushal6718 (talk • contribs) 14:07, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

  • @Trushal6718: I don't understand the context of your remark, can you please flesh it out? - Jmabel ! talk 14:59, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
@Trushal6718: Hi, and welcome. Please see COM:ADVERT and COM:SIGN.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:49, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Publishing my work[edit]

I have already registered in wiki loves monuments competition but I don't know Where to publish my work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by An onymous.23218 (talk • contribs) 08:55, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

@An onymous.23218: the page where you “registered” is for organizers, not general participants. But if you go to the India entry in the table there you will find links to the list of monuments and for uploading. (I suggest you use the former at first, because I believe more of the info will get filled in for you by the upload wizard.) If you have pictures from another country, use a link from beside its name there: entries are grouped by the subject country, not the photographer’s nationality. Anyway, if you use the appropriate campaign-specific upload wizard, those photos will be categorized as contest entries automatically; no additional ‘paperwork’ should be necessary.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 00:32, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

can I upload an engraving from an 1876 book that I found on google books[edit]

can I upload an engraving from an 1876 book that I found on google books — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sewerage (talk • contribs) 01:09, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

Yes, you can. At least this is highly likely. You can use {{Pd-old-70}} or similar tag on it. Ruslik (talk) 20:50, 12 September 2021 (UTC)
{{PD-old-70}} is not acceptable as a sole license for anything; as it says "You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States." For any thing published before 1926 in the US that you don't know the death year on, use {{ PD-US-expiredcountry = US }}. If it's more than 120 years old, use {{PD-old-assumed-expired}}.
There's no reason not to include a US license on a work published more than 95 years ago, as that's clearly PD-US-expired (or PD-old-auto-expired, in most cases where it's PD in its home, non-US, country.)--Prosfilaes (talk) 23:59, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

Lothal dockyard enquiry[edit]

Hello, there. Can I upload an image of the Lothal dockyard I have seen in a book? Cokeah (talk) 11:32, 12 September 2021 (IST); If I can, please inform me ASAP

Only if the copyright has expired. When was the photo taken? Indian photos taken before 1946 are usually in the public domain in both India and the US, see {{PD-India-photo-1958}}. --rimshottalk 21:21, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

How to participate???[edit]

How will I put my entry picture in it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oikonomian (talk • contribs) 10:42, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

Hello. Please see Commons:Upload tools. De728631 (talk) 21:42, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

Help, the map is blank[edit]

Can someone fix this map? File:Location Indonesia 1957.svg Mhatopzz (talk · contribs) 21:52, 12 September 2021

We had some image display problems. Does it work for you now if you refresh the browser? --rimshottalk 21:22, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

How can We upload a logo of an organization.[edit]

We need to upload a logo of an organization registered under government of india. When ever we upload logo someone delete it. How we can upload that logo. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DevPushkarna (talk • contribs) 15:48, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

Do you have a permission of the copyright owner to upload it here? Ruslik (talk) 20:46, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

Verification of Domain ownership.[edit]

Hello,

I would like to make my wiki page searchable in Google Results. I want to know the processes please.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mukiibi Robert W (talk • contribs) 21:22, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

Hello. We have no influence on Google's search mechanics whatsoever. Usually though it will take some weeks until Google automatically indexes a new Wikipedia page. De728631 (talk) 21:40, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

The Harry S. Truman Library rights section on this image states "The Library is unaware of any copyright claims to this item; use at your own risk."[edit]

I'm not sure what copyright license to use this under, I have uploaded one of Dr. Alan T. Waterman at Antarctica which is available under the public domain. But for images like this, I don't know. Please help — Preceding unsigned comment added by Turtleshell3 (talk • contribs) 23:42, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/photograph-records/2013-406

Could I use {{PD-because|reason}}? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Turtleshell3 (talk • contribs) 23:44, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

Why is this public domain? It looks unpublished to me--the library has the negative--and hence under copyright for 70 years from the death of the author; looking at birth year, and File:Alan Tower Waterman.jpg (presumably taken as NSF and hence no earlier than 1951) I think it safe to say this photo was taken no earlier than 1951, and thus exceedingly unlikely to be out of copyright under life+70; for all we know, the photographer could be alive.--Prosfilaes (talk) 00:05, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
@Prosfilaes: I can't find who could've took the photo, possibly his wife maybe? I do not know.
turtleshell3 (talk)8:12, 12 September 2021 (EST)
@turtleshell3: Please contact the staff about it using this page, and see also COM:TALK.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:34, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Uploading videos[edit]

Hi i was wondering if I can upload videos because im having troubles with uploading the video here Please help me — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tshidi tshidiso (talk • contribs) 03:51, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

@Tshidi tshidiso: Hi, and welcome. Please be more specific about any error messages you may have received. See also COM:VIDEO and COM:SIGN.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:24, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Group page[edit]

Hi im new so how do I create a group page if possible im — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tshidi tshidiso (talk • contribs) 04:00, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

@Tshidi tshidiso: What is the group?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:28, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Downloading problems[edit]

Hi i need help I can't download commons Wikimedia pictures i click download button but the pictures don't download is there a problem am i blocked — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tshidi tshidiso (talk • contribs) 04:31, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

@Tshidi tshidiso: Perhaps some firewall is blocking you, or the downloads are going to an unexpected place.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:27, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Category:The Ladybirds (Swedish band)[edit]

Category:The Ladybirds (Swedish band) should be moved to Category:The Ladybirds (Danish band)

"The Ladybirds were a musical group/rockband from Copenhagen Denmark that usually performed topless. The first show were in Stockholm in Sweden 1968 and the last job in Cyprus in 1986 the producer Pierre Beauvais."
fr:The Ladybirds (groupe danois)
ro:The Ladybirds (formație)
es:The Ladybirds
sv:The Ladybirds
.... 0mtwb9gd5wx (talk) 01:39, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

Uploading audio[edit]

I'm trying to upload an audio file ending with .mp3 extension, but this extension seems to be disabled, even though it's mentioned in the permitted file types. Any ideas what to do?-Brahim-essaidi (talk) 06:18, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

  • Shouldn't be a problem. What upload tool are you using? - Jmabel ! talk 15:00, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

@Jmabel: I'm trying from my phone, I tried at Upload and UploadWizard but I get the same notice.--Brahim-essaidi (talk) 23:45, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

@Jmabel: Problem solved, thank you.--Brahim-essaidi (talk) 12:41, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Deleting my uploads[edit]

Hii I mistakenly uploaded photographs on wikimedia through upload wizard, I want to delete them. Please help. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by YadavRupak (talk • contribs) 07:39, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

  • @YadavRupak: Assuming you mean your quite recent uploads, just add {{subst:My bad upload}} at the top of the file page, and it should be deleted promptly. You can do this with anything less than a week old. - Jmabel ! talk 15:03, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

File:Monotype font samples.png broken by some kind of change?[edit]

Not sure where the right page to ask/post this is but I noticed File:Monotype font samples.png does not render with the error message "Error creating thumbnail: File with dimensions greater than 100 MP". Since I assume that the file did work at some point, there seems to have happened some kind of change that no longer makes it render. Can this be fixed? Regards SoWhy 09:02, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

The thumbnailer doesn't like images with more than 100M pixels. I presume it used to be less restrictive, or we would have noticed. I've uploaded a smaller version which seems to have fixed it for the moment. If anyone has a better fix, please revert my change. Andy Dingley (talk) 10:33, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
Best fix would probably be to convert to SVG but that has been requested for six years now. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to do that. Thanks for the fix. Weirdly enough, it now shows the thumbnails for the bigger versions as well... Regards SoWhy 08:29, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
Max size on the thumbnailer is configurable, someone may have re-adjusted it back up again (but not noticed this thread).
Would SVG help? You'd have to embed the font and have that accessible to whatever was going to render it as a bitmap. On the whole, I think a pre-rendered bitmap of the largest size we can manage is probably more robust. Andy Dingley (talk) 11:40, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
@SoWhy, Andy Dingley: You're right, I didn't see this thread (I caught the one on COM:VPT though). That was phab:T291010, a side effect of trying to remove an extension thought to be unused. That change was reverted and everything should be back to normal.
As for SVG, you wouldn't be able to embed the font in the file. Only the freely-licensed fonts at m:SVG fonts can be used for security and copyright reasons. You could convert the text to a paths though. See Help:SVG#Fonts,_text for more on text in SVGs. AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 22:43, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Copyright Status[edit]

I have received the notification below as well as five others concerning images (photographs) that I have used in Wikipedia articles. All these images belongs to my family and I want them to be in the public domain without any copyright. I just don't understand what is asked of me and I what I should exactly do, an how, to comply. PLEASE HELP ME !!!

Extended content

Copyright status: File:Annie de Montfort.jpg[modifier] La licence de ce fichier n'est pas correcte : File:Annie de Montfort.jpg

العربيَّة ∙ català ∙ čeština ∙ dansk ∙ Deutsch ∙ Deutsch (Sie-Form)‎ ∙ suomi ∙ English ∙ español ∙ français ∙ galego ∙ hrvatski ∙ italiano ∙ magyar ∙ Bahasa Melayu ∙ norsk bokmål ∙ norsk ∙ norsk nynorsk ∙ polski ∙ português ∙ português do Brasil ∙ română ∙ sicilianu ∙ slovenčina ∙ slovenščina ∙ svenska ∙ беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎ ∙ български ∙ македонски ∙ русский ∙ українська ∙ ಕನ್ನಡ ∙ ತುಳು ∙ മലയാളം ∙ 한국어 ∙ 日本語 ∙ עברית ∙ فارسی ∙ +/− Attention ! Ce fichier risque d'être effacé. Merci d'avoir déposé le fichier File:Annie de Montfort.jpg. J'ai remarqué que la page de description pour ce fichier ne contient pas assez d'information à propos de la licence sous laquelle il est placé, ou contient des informations contradictoires sur cette licence, ce qui rend le statut du fichier vis-à-vis du copyright incertain.

Si vous avez créé ce fichier vous-même, vous devez apposer un bandeau valide de copyright. Vous pouvez par exemple utiliser
I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses:
GNU head Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License.
w:en:Creative Commons

attribution share alike

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
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You may select the license of your choice.
pour autoriser la réutilisation du fichier dans le cadre des licences GFDL et Creative Commons avec paternité et partage à l'identique (toutes versions), ou bien
Public domain I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so:
I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.
pour la placer dans le domaine public (cf. Commons:Bandeaux_de_licence pour connaître la liste complète des bandeaux de licence utilisables sur Commons).

Si vous n'avez pas créé le fichier vous-même, ou s'il s'agit d'une œuvre dérivée d'un travail potentiellement sous copyright, alors vous devez indiquer où vous l'avez trouvé (généralement à l'aide d'un lien vers la page web d'où il provient), vous devez fournir une preuve qu'il est placé sous une licence acceptable pour Commons (par exmple en fournissant un lien vers les conditions d'utilisation figurant sur la page web d'origine), et vous devez apposer un bandeau de licence approprié. Si vous n'avez pas créé le fichier vous-même, et que sa source ou les informations sur la licence sous laquelle il est placé ne sont pas disponibles sur le web, vous devez obtenir une permission des ayant-droits et la transmettre via le système OTRS en suivant la procédure décrite sur cette page.

Notez que tout fichier sans indication de source ou dont la licence est impropre pourra être supprimé une semaine après qu'ils auront été signalés comme ne disposant pas des informations requises, comme cela est décrit dans notre guide de suppression. Si vous avez déposé d'autres fichiers sur Commons, merci de confirmer que vous avez fourni les informations requises pour ces fichiers également (vous pouvez obtenir une liste de tous vos dépôts de fichiers avec l'outil Gallery). Merci.

And also:

File:Henri d — Preceding unsigned comment added by PatKit (talk • contribs) 10:25, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

Also (but different)
Hi, the problem here is the same with both. They're old photos, you want to upload them. The descriptive metadata on their uploads isn't right, because I know the Commons upload tool is confusing to use. Sorry about that.
To be here, they need to be "freely licensed". See COM:LICENSING. That's an absolute.
This can happen in one of two ways (or both). Either the image is so old that it enters the "public domain" and no-one still holds copyright to it. That takes a _long_ time. It also varies by nation.
Secondly, the owner of the rights to this image can choose to release the image under a free licence. They still own the copyright, they just allow others to use it.
There's a (bad) problem on Commons in that when mistakes happen (and first uploads for new users are a nightmare, our system is very unfriendly) the reaction of some established editors and admins here is now to see that user as "the enemy" and so reasons must be found as to why their uploads can be deleted and their account banned, as soon as possible. This is what happens to many users here. We even have a policy that editors must not do this (COM:AGF), but that's ignored.
The date and source fields of the image description need to be changed. At present, the Commons uploader has set these as you having created the images just now. Obviously that's wrong. The real values might be something like "Circa 1930s" or "Pre 1941", as best you can, and "Unknown commercial photographer" or "Family snapshot".
Now we look at the licensing issue. Are they public domain by age? They might be. Some jurisdictions would permit that anything which (as here) has strong evidence to be >80 years old and produced by an unknown photographer is now PD. Commons has a blanket rule for this at 120 years. Sadly there is a problem. The "hostile editors" problem now kicks in. Having once (innocently) described these as "own work", there are editors here who will now no longer ever allow you to make any more correct statement, and would rather see you banned and these images deleted. That is a disgrace, but sadly that's endemic on Wikimedia. So "good faith" on accepting things like PD claims for old photos is in very short supply.
There is also an argument that if the rights are held by the family, you have inherited them, and you are at liberty to now issue a free licence, such as the {{CC-by-sa}} you have used. This would be your choice. If they're PD, then you can still do this, but it would mean little.
Please update the source, then let's talk further. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:57, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
Also, if you really mean that you intend to place those for which you have inherited rights into the public domain (meaning no need even to acknowledge who they came from) that would be {{Cc-0-heirs}}. If, however, you want a credit line, that would be {{Cc-by-sa-4.0-heirs}}. - Jmabel ! talk 15:07, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
Good job demonstrating how to ignore COM:AGF. I personally find when my introduction to a forum or group is someone saying that the established users here are assholes, I don't think better of the person telling me that or of that forum or group, and don't feel like talking further.
We have a high copyright standard. I can not tell you how many times I've been dealing with a user who uploaded works as "own work" who then proceeds to make it clear they will tell whatever story means that Commons will keep the file. You could assume good faith, and try and understand that copyright matters for some of us.
No, the fact that he does not know the photographer does not mean that the photographer is unknown. The legal standard in some cases can be incredibly high, and certainly many photographs are properly labeled when published and then copied and copied without proper attribution.--Prosfilaes (talk) 02:16, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
  • If you think that the right response to finding an inexperienced user confused about uploads and copyright, and a few images with no evident problems in that respect, is then to trawl back over all their uploads for several years (which no one has ever raised as a problem before) and then tag the whole lot for speedy deletion without even any attempt at discussion with them – then you're part of the same problem.
We're lucky here in that the uploader is still around to respond. Usually this is how collections get wiped out altogether, because they're a few years old and the uploader is no longer watching out. Andy Dingley (talk) 11:37, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Again, when I start posting to a forum, I don't tend to continue if Andy Dingley starts explaining to me about how everyone around here is jerks. Double if he doesn't seem to be listening to them, as I never said anything about speedy deletion.
Collections get wiped out because they have unclear copyright status and nobody is around to clarify the copyright status. Nobody has ever raised those files as a problem before, because nobody is looking at new uploads, in part because it's a pretty unthankful job. What do you want us to do about that? If it's ignore copyright status, make a policy proposal, don't abuse people just trying to do work around here.--Prosfilaes (talk) 19:41, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Porque não consigo carregar imagem?[edit]

Gostaria de saber porque não consigo carregar uma imagem. Após digitar todos os dados, aparece a seguinte mensagem: "We could not determine whether this file is suitable for Wikimedia Commons. Please only upload photos that you took yourself with your camera, or see what else is acceptable. See the guide to make sure the file is acceptable and learn how to upload it on Wikimedia Commons." Vcs podem me orientar o que estou fazendo errado? obg. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2804:14C:DE85:8617:E8FF:6C43:3BB4:930A (talk) 11:50, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

  1. You need to be logged in in order to upload. I see you are not.
  2. If you still have a problem when logged in, try using Special:UploadWizard instead of cross-uploading from another wiki. - Jmabel ! talk 15:14, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

i cant upload my photo on my page[edit]

hi, i cant upload my photo to my wikipage, i have make it by myself — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rouwen2000 (talk • contribs) 12:14, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

@Rouwen2000: You successfully uploaded File:Eaglepng.png. Is this about that or about something else?
You claim this file as your own work. Does that mean you designed the logo? - Jmabel ! talk 15:18, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

Right to use[edit]

Dear Sir, Dear Madam,

I am currently writing a text book on Relativity, and I would like very much to use one picture I saw on Wikipedia:

It is an illustration of apsidal precession. [Mpfiz]

https://aasnova.org/2017/07/12/wasp-12b-and-its-possible-fiery-demise/

It shows Mercury's perihelion precession.

My future book is a text book for science students, to be sold worldwide. Am I authorized me to include this picture in my future text book? If not, How should I proceed to obtain this authorization?

I remain at your disposal if you have any question.

Best regards,

Paul Bruma —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 5.189.203.236 (talk) 14:16, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

  • Could you please link the image on Wikipedia (or here on Commons) that you are talking about? Otherwise, no one has any chance of telling you anything you don't already know. - Jmabel ! talk 15:20, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Presumably File:Perihelion precession.svg
It is a key part of Wikimedia Commons that we don't need to have this conversation. Everything here is not only available under a free licence, but it's also described in such a way that you can use that free licence just by looking at its description page, you never need to ask first.
Looking at the licensing for it, it's an own work by the uploader and they have licensed it as {{PD-self}}, meaning they wish to place it completely into the public domain. That means you can do anything with it.
However it's also polite to (where possible) treat this more like a {{CC-by}} licence and to also credit the author, in this case as Mpfiz @ Wikimedia Commons or just "Mpfiz @ Wikimedia Commons" on paper. Andy Dingley (talk) 16:27, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

Загрузка[edit]

Добрый день! Подскажите,пожалуйста, как загрузить фото для конкурса, если я его уже загружала на свою страницу, и когда я его ещё раз загружаю в этом разделе, мне пишет ‘дубликат’. Спасибо.Ikulyaugl (talk) 20:31, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

Его не нужно загружать второй раз, если оно уже загружено. Надо просто подать заявку на конкурс. Ruslik (talk) 20:44, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

need help to create a wikipedia page[edit]

hello, I need help to create a wikipedia page for my mother in law, Asha Bage, who is a well known writer in India . Please guide me

thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rsbage (talk • contribs) 00:01, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

@Rsbage: Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, and please be reminded that this is not Wikipedia. If you wish to create an article on English Wikipedia, w:Help:Introduction provides a good introduction to new users, and you may consider make a draft before formally creating her article. Please also be reminded that all Wikipedia articles must fulfill the notability policy. Articles that fails them may be nominated for deletion, regards.廣九直通車 (talk) 11:04, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
@Rsbage: but also see Wikipedia:Conflicts of interest. It is unlikely that you are the right person to write about your own mother-in-law. - Jmabel ! talk 15:49, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

thank you jmabel . I'll work on creating the wikipedia page for my MIL. I am not sure how to handle the conflicts of interest... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rsbage (talk • contribs) 23:54, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Entering a new work[edit]

I tried to enter a new work, an autobiography from 1924 that I have transcribed in a Word doc, and when I went to enter it it said I could not upload anything with the *.doc or *.docx ... what format to I have to use to upload a work? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Noel Andrew Sherry (talk • contribs) 01:03, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Need help renaming a file[edit]

I made a slight spelling error while uploading this file, but my request for renaming has not been responded to. Please fix it. Best, Inimesh (talk) 01:47, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

@Inimesh: that plaque must not be very old; is there any reason to believe it’s not under copyright?—Odysseus1479 (talk) 02:10, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
@Odysseus1479: As far as I can tell, there were no photo restrictions in the Qutub Minar complex, unlike some other places in Delhi. I saw other information boards that have been uploaded to Commons, and thus followed suit. According to this website, India's freedom of panorama provisions allow "the making or publishing of a painting, drawing, engraving or photograph of a sculpture, or other artistic work, any other work of artistic craftsmanship, if such work is permanently situated in a public place or any premises to which the public has access". Inimesh (talk) 01:58, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
FoP does not generally apply to 2-D works, and I’ve seen many similar items from other Commonwealth countries deleted on that basis. Photo restrictions imposed by museums &c. are not related to copyright, so their absence makes no difference. But my concern is more about the text itself as a piece of writing (there‘s next to no creative expression in the design anyway), which is more than a few words and obviously the main subject of the photo.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 06:10, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
@Odysseus1479: So the question seems to boil down to whether this plaque, because it contains a fairly long passage of text, qualifies as a literary work. For one thing, no authorship or copyright information is present on the object. Also, with regard to plaques, Commons:Freedom_of_panorama says the following: "Sometimes, a literary work is a part of a building or sculpture or is presented on a publicly accessible plaque. In most jurisdictions, the literary work has a separate copyright which must be considered separately unless it is an integral part of the building or sculpture. A plaque describing the building or sculpture will not qualify unless the work is in one of the eleven jurisdictions which include an exception for literary works." Inimesh (talk) 07:24, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
It is a literary work. Authorship information is not needed for that, and copyright information has never been needed in modern India. I don't understand your point in quoting the FoP page; all it says that the literary work had a separate copyright and doesn't generally fall under FoP. Below, there's a table showing for all nations whether they have FoP for text, and India has a red x in that box.--Prosfilaes (talk) 00:20, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Uploading files from other sites[edit]

Hi! I'm new here. I just wanna know if uploading a photo from other sites are illegal — Preceding unsigned comment added by IMjustANormalPerson (talk • contribs) 02:41, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

  • @IMjustANormalPerson: Most of what you find on the Internet does not belong on Commons because of copyright reasons. (Of course scope is an additional issue.) We accept only content that is in the public domain or (per COM:L) has a license that is free enough to allow both commercial re-use and derivative works. I suggest that you start by getting familiar with both of those concepts before you try uploading any image that you did not create yourself. - Jmabel ! talk 15:57, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Bridge categories[edit]

What category should I label my photographs with so they show up as images in item 4 here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Otoe_County,_Nebraska?

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

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

Thanks for any assistance you can offer.

SharonPapierdreams (talk) 02:42, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

@SharonPapierdreams: Hello, and thanks for your images! Someone else has helped with creating a category at Bridge over Little Nemaha River (Lorton, Nebraska). I've also added the image to the corresponding Wikipedia article. Thank you for your valuable contributions!廣九直通車 (talk) 11:09, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Thank you so much. I am having the same problem with 3 National Historic Register photos of Star Block in Osage County, Kansas. I uploaded these but they are not showing up on the Wikipedia page here, the last entry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Osage_County,_Kansas

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

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Star_Block_Osage_City_Kansas_1883.jpg

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


I appreciate any help you can give me, thanks. SharonPapierdreams (talk) 00:18, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Unsure About Copyright[edit]

So, I took a screenshot of a piece of work created in the Medieval Ages and now inside the British Library and cropped it down to a specific illumination. There are many pictures from the same work posted in the Public Domain on Wikipedia Commons. Do I put this work as my own and who do I make the authors? Thanks! --TheREALSlavicElmo (talk) 03:14, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

@TheREALSlavicElmo: If the original work is really medieval (some countries have longer copyright protection, and the period may count down from the year the author died), then it is technically OK for your screenshot to be uploaded to here; although in most cases, a scan is preferred. Please use this template: {{PD-scan|1=PD-old-assumed|country=<Country code>}} when UploadWizard asks what copyright template should be used. Please apply {{Scan}} for the source, and author the original author, or use {{Unknown author}} to denote an unknown author, thanks!廣九直通車 (talk) 11:24, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
@廣九直通車: Thank you for your response, but I do have another question; how do I scan it? If it helps, the object is from the Genealogical Roll of the English Kings. If you could link me to something that can scan stuff, please do! — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheREALSlavicElmo (talk • contribs) 18:43, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

DEVOPS Compatible?[edit]

Seeking a good CRUD database to share project details, host project files, and credit the contributors.

Is wikimedia commons what I am looking for?

Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kbhtech (talk • contribs) 07:20, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

  • @Kbhtech: No, not at all. Have you looked at all at this site? - Jmabel ! talk 15:59, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

wiki loves monuments 2021 in india photography contest[edit]

when i uploaded my images into wikimedia commons - wiki loves monuments 2021 in india for the contest. then i got a notification for email enabling. i enabled it after i didnt get any confirmatory email. will you tell me if i get registered for contest or not — Preceding unsigned comment added by Creation at its best (talk • contribs) 09:49, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

  • @Creation at its best: You'll need to ask questions about a contest on the talk page for the contest. You can verify that your email works by using the mechanism that lets you send a message to a user as a way to send a message to yourself. - Jmabel ! talk 16:01, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

AUBURN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY[edit]

My edit keeps getting thrown out. In NEW YORK STATE, in AMERICA there was NEVER a “NEWGATE” prison. NEWGATE was in ENGLAND. In fact, they sent people BACK to England to NEWGATE. In AMERICA, AUBURN PRISON IS THE FIRST PRISON BUILT IN THE UNITED STATED. NEW GATE WAS NEVER IN THE UNITED STATES. Please edit that back with me as the editor of possible. Additionally, as convicts, we call Copper John, COPPER JANE since removing the “bulge”. Although the article does NOT mention this, I wanted to add that in as well as the name for the electric chair “SPARKY”, although after my first edit was changed back, I’m not sure it would get changed because people act as if they know this information for fact and changed it back…they have wrong information and are transferring it to Wikipedia, which is why people don’t like using Wikipedia…because people edit specifically to create disinformation. I noticed that AS SOON AS SOMEONE DIES, someone is in their grave, on Wikipedia, updating their death date. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BigFingerman42069 (talk • contribs) 19:03, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

This is not Wikipedia but Wikimedia Commons. You should discuss your concerns at en:Talk:Auburn Correctional Facility. --Achim (talk) 19:20, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

I found an image with copyright violation[edit]

I would like to report that this Wiki common image violates copyright. There are so many result when searching similar images in Google (i.e. 600+ results). It seems that the uploader had copied the image from somewhere and added his/her owned watermark. I'm not sure if it is the right place to report the violation. If not, can the administrator help to convert my message to the corresponding place, thanks.--Pri11010 (talk) 22:01, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

  • @Pri11010: Feel more than free to nominate it for deletion. Instructions at COM:DR. However, given that the image has been on Commons for nine years, it seems just as likely that people have taken it from here and used it elsewhere without attribution as vice versa.- Jmabel ! talk 00:25, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

How to reincorporate encrypted image dynamics over multiple virtual interface platforms[edit]

Hi everyone,

I’m trying to upload some photographs directly from my website and it seems I am having trouble with the de-encryption/re-encryption process within the nested virtual desktop I am using. Has anyone else had this problem? My next thought is to try adjusting my adaptive router configurations. I’ve tried eliminating my firewall bypass and manually tweaking the relay parameters, which doesn’t seem to resolve the issue. I know that I could of course screen grab the images and import them that way, but I want to preserve image quality. Thanks! Butftucker (talk) 01:34, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

@Butftucker: I'm pretty sure you've just written a bunch of meaningless technobabble here. If you're trying to upload an image directly from a website to Commons, presumably using Special:Upload, it really doesn't matter how your firewall is configured or how many virtual machines you're nesting, as your web server should just be talking directly to Commons. Apologies if I've misunderstood you; please try to clarify your use case with less jargon if that is the case. – BMacZero (🗩) 05:43, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

HMCS Prevost Official Ships Crest[edit]

Good Morning,

I am looking to add a ships crest to the HMCS Prevost page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Prevost) this crest is the official crest for Prevost. I would like to add it in the same area as HMCS Star (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMCS_Star).

How would I accomplish this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by PVOEdits (talk • contribs) 15:47, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Can we see how it looks like? Ruslik (talk) 18:58, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Uploading public domain images[edit]

Is it possible to upload images from a public domain? This would be useful as some pictures have to be captured at certain times. Examples would be natural events, disasters, lunar eclipses, etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by FizzoXD (talk • contribs) 04:14, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

@FizzoXD: Yes, public domain images are acceptable to upload. Note that "public domain" is not the same as "publicly available"; see COM:NETCOPYRIGHT. – BMacZero (🗩) 06:28, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Bulk recategorization request[edit]

Hi, there are about 150 files named "File:Rocque Map of London 1746 <*>.jpg". These files are all categorized as "Category:Old maps of London" and its sub-sub-sub-Category:John Rocque's 1746 Map of London. Is is possible to task a bot with removing the "Old maps" category from all files (and check that the "John Rocque's" category is actually assigned to all these files) ? Thanks a lot, --Enyavar (talk) 14:12, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Should be easy enough... Andy Dingley (talk) 14:17, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
That's 95 of them now in just the one category. What to do with File:Image taken from page 1082 of 'Old & New London. By W. Thornbury and Edward Walford. Illustrated' (11242345333).jpg is up to you.
I haven't looked for any others of that name which weren't in the cat to start with. Andy Dingley (talk) 14:20, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
  • Sorry, SPARQL queries are down again, so I can't look for names outside the cat. Andy Dingley (talk) 14:29, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for moving them, I just assumed there had to be some more. --Enyavar (talk) 14:53, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
There are – maybe 80 (or just 30 – I'm having to use Special:BrokenSearch to look)? I'll try a bit later. Andy Dingley (talk) 15:03, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Problems uploading files using the manual "Upload file" form[edit]

Filled out the form, previewed and fixed a typo, pressed 'upload' and.... Blank page! I got the filled-out form back briefly with the browsers back button, but it vanished again! Setup: Chrome browser and MacOS -- current versions for both. I'm an experienced uploader: 4200 files uploaded already! Had this exact same problem happen a couple of days ago, so the glitch is at your end. Help? Is there a cache?? VERY annoying! TIA, --Pete Tillman (talk) 19:17, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

have you tried Special:UploadStash?--RZuo (talk) 10:07, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Deletion requests for my CC-BY photos (license change in 2021)[edit]

I have a large collection of Creative Commons photos on Wikimedia Commons that was uploaded by other users. When Flickr was popular about 10 years ago, I made lots of photos CC-BY. But I’d like to change my licensing now and I’d like to see if it’s possible for me to remove most of them?

If so, how would I go about doing that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Seeminglee (talk • contribs) 02:58, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

  • Sorry, but these licences are irrevocable.
You can stop offering these through Flickr any more under that licence, where they're from your account and under your control.
But what you can't do is control what happens if someone else has used that licence, and is hosting them and offering them correctly, under the terms of the licence they obtained them under. We have to do this, or else the whole licensing model fails. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:12, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
  • These may be relevant:
Andy Dingley (talk) 12:15, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
    • Just to be clear: you can offer a more generous license, and you can offer an additional license that people might choose instead, but you cannot take back a license you have already issued. That is exactly what it means for the license to be "irrevocable." - Jmabel ! talk 15:32, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Formato de archivos de vídeo[edit]

¿Cuál es el formato correcto para subir vídeos? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Royer langs (talk • contribs) 03:06, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

@Royer langs: preferably WEBM, see Commons:File_types#Video.
https://video2commons.toolforge.org/ accepts mp4, mkv, mov...--RZuo (talk) 10:07, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Para unos formatos, https://video2commons.toolforge.org/ puede convertir. - Jmabel ! talk 15:33, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

هل استطيع ان اصل الى اي موضوع يستحق البحثث[edit]

هل استطيع ان اكون من المطورين على هذاالبرنامج وطرح افكار تفيدالمجتمع هل استطيع ان اكون مبدعا وقائدارياديا فيهذاالعمل هل استطيع ان احصل على شهاده خبره في هذاالعمل هلاستطيع اناستغل هذالبرنامج فيالاعمال التحاريه الصغيره والكبيره شكرا لكم جميعا —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.247.76.247 (talk) 15:35, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

How to nominate pornographic content for deletion[edit]

Hello all, I would like to nominate some purely pornographic images on commons for deletion. Can someone please tell me how I can go about doing this? Thank you Сцитяаре (talk) 17:17, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

  • See Commons:Deletion requests for nominating images for deletion. As it's unclear what you mean by "purely pornographic images", note that human nudity and human sexuality are considered within project scope when they can reasonably be used in educational/artistic contexts; see Commons:Project scope. As Wikimedia's founder noted, "mere nudity is not pornography" -- Jimbo Wales [1]. Images like poorly photographed penis selfies, on the other hand, are generally considered not to have in-project scope usefulness as redundant and are generally deleted. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 17:52, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

The RNLI Wikipedia Page[edit]

There is an image of the Atlantic 21 Lifeboat, on the RNLI page, as this is a boat that is no longer being used, I believe that the image should be updated to one of the current boats being operated by the RNLI. However I don't know whether to update the image or not, and if I take an image from the internet, will it be in violation of copyright?

Thanks Endellelverdam (talk) 18:41, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

Make an image yourself or use one of Category:Atlantic 21 class lifeboats. --Stunteltje (talk) 19:13, 18 September 2021 (UTC)