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In Finnish in Finland[edit]

Hi! How can I link a Finnish article to a template "Commons category-inline" (in Finland it has the name "Commonscat-rivi") so that the text will be in Finnish? Perhaps there's a bug because it comes in English for the Finnish audience, and every reader must change the language manually. The category is: [1] "History of Finland". Can Wikimedia handle the exact address: "…Category:History_of_Finland?uselang=fi"? Jari Rauma (talk) 18:25, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Convenience links: en:Template:Commons category-inline, fi:Template:Commonscat-rivi - Jmabel ! talk 18:30, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I tried "Template:Commonscat-rivi" and "fi:Template:Commonscat-rivi" and a few more. Always in English, not in my language. Jari Rauma (talk) 18:52, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See the real text by clicking "edit" after "In Finnish in Finland" Jari Rauma (talk) 18:56, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jari Rauma: Try {{Commonscat-rivi|History of Finland|Suomen historia}}. - Jmabel ! talk 18:33, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This didn't work. It is still in English. I'll try the first one. Jari Rauma (talk) 18:36, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Joe's suggestion {{Commonscat-rivi|History of Finland|Suomen historia}} works. --Achim55 (talk) 19:58, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, I just updated a little this History of Finland (I added a link to a new and fine documentary "The history of Sweden and Finland") Look in my sandbox: [2]. There's a line: "Kuvia tai muita tiedostoja aiheesta Suomen historia Wikimedia Commonsissa" (translated: Pictures or other files on the topic History of Finland on Wikimedia Commons) and it has your suggestion. In Finland it leads to English language page, but congratulations if it leads in your country to Finnish text. Jari Rauma (talk) 20:36, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jari Rauma: I get "Kuvia tai muita tiedostoja aiheesta Suomen historia Wikimedia Commonsissa", which is presumably what you wanted. - Jmabel ! talk 23:38, 12 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hm, I think they wanted to see the content of our category in fi language. The parameter "uselang" cannot be passed. IMO the only solution is extending fi:Malline:Commonscat-rivi to handle that. --Achim55 (talk) 10:46, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I tried it and it works, see this link. However all it does it translates the content of the infobox and the maintenance template on the page. It doesn't translate names of the files, subcategories and other pages that are part of the category, and I'm afraid that can't be quite done. And simply visiting the page without the parameter in the link will display it in language that is set by default for the viewer, granted they are logged in to their account (otherwise English is displayed). I guess adding the uselang=fi parameter to the link in the template should be good.
P.S. - This is just testing: Category:History of Finland?uselang=fi - doesn't work, so it has to be an external link, not crosswiki link. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 12:07, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So somebody more technically gifted than me has to handle it, because it's quite complicated. Face-grin.svg Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 12:09, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Files and categories have just one name, in one language. Translating categories is planned in principle, but the technical infrastructure seems to be scheduled to when cows fly. Category descriptions, fact boxes and descriptions are what should be seen in the user's language, or the language of the project from where the user is coming (in this case Wikipedia in Finnish, I assume). That should be handled automatically, as long there are labels or descriptions in that language in Wikidata, on the category pages and on the file description pages. It should not be handled by individual templates. –LPfi (talk) 18:08, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Fair enough. I didn't know that the link from a specific language Wikipedia sets the language of the interface to the default interface language of referrer wiki if the user isn't logged in. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 08:47, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have often got the interface language changed as logged-in. I haven't researched in what circumstances that happens, but possibly when clicking an image on some (?) Wikipedias. –LPfi (talk) 16:04, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have global preferences set up on Meta, and of course interface language is set globally to Czech in my case, so everywhere I go and log in, interface is in Czech language. So I may not actually know if something like that happens or not. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 16:07, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How is this image "copy-left"?[edit]

I am trying to understand the license used for File:Union_Jack_at_the_Eureka_Stockade.jpg (the original upload, not the later improved version). It is placed under a "copy-left" license, but I don't see how that applies. The source for the image is a 1960s publication (Australian Exploration and Development: The Revolt at Eureka by Ray Wenban, Pictorial Social Studies, Vol. 16, 1960). I would have contacted and asked the original uploader, but they haven't been active since 2011 (in fact, uploading this image was the only edit they ever made). I am asking here also because there is another image from that same source that I would like to upload, but I first have to understand its copyright status. Renerpho (talk) 06:59, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If the image is made for "a series of illustrated history resources found in some Australian schools in the 1950s" (Pictorial Social Studies), the claim of Free Art License seems bogus. That source would not have known about that licence, developed much later. In theory, the uploader could have tracked and contacted the heirs of the author, or a company that got the copyright, but in such a case I think the uploader would have commented on that, and nowadays COM:VRT correspondence would be needed. There should probably be a deletion request. There may be some reason why the image would be in the public domain, but we would need evidence on that specific reason. –LPfi (talk) 18:21, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, LPfi. Not the answer I was hoping for, but kind of expected. I have nominated the image for deletion. Renerpho (talk) 09:02, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vintage studio portrait - can I add to an entry?[edit]

Can I upload a vintage studio portrait? I've located a photo in my mother-in-law's basement of a scientist who has a Wikipedia entry.

There is a personal note identifying the person as Clyde E. Keeler -- and the year the photo was taken as 1926.

I don't believe the photography studio still exists. Filmnight NYC (talk) 19:30, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Has this photo been already published somewhere? Ruslik (talk) 20:30, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't know if the photo has been published aware. It doesn't turn up when I do a Google image search. Filmnight NYC (talk) 15:55, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Is it known who the photographer was? Ruslik (talk) 20:22, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I assume it is an original copy and that your mother had some relation to him. It might still have been published: few papers and books of that time are on the net. What jurisdiction (country) is this (the studio, the basement)? –LPfi (talk) 16:09, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Malware and virus scanning of newly uploaded files[edit]

So when editors upload new files, do we scan the files for virus or malware before they are fully uploaded? In this day and age, it should probably be considered? Ww2censor (talk) 16:16, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

For images it is not necessary. Ruslik (talk) 20:36, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ruslik0: Several websites suggest otherwise, even this Cisco webpage. Ww2censor (talk) 21:56, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Uploaded files are scanned by MW before publishing and rejected, if found to be dangerous. For example you cannot upload a SVG that uses external webfonts, or an image with a malicious URL in the EXIF information. You can also not upload a .MOV-Video, even if you change the file extension to .webm and even though the MW software can handle MOV (but you can upload AV1-video in spite of MWsoftware not being able to process it correctly) C.Suthorn (talk) 08:08, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
C.Suthorn: is there an information page on that anywhere? Ww2censor (talk) 10:25, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
probably. maybe at C.Suthorn (talk) 12:25, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minnesota Twins Chief Revenue Officer[edit]

Since the MN Twins is looking for new revenue, I would like to communicate with the Minnesota Twins Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Meka White Morris regarding a very profitable business opportunity for the Minnesota Twins that no other enterprise is immediately able to complete.

Yours truly, Jack Bestrom, President Best Group B: 952-929-4444 M:612-251-4444 2601:441:4680:D830:14D7:BD9A:AF18:9CD3 22:43, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:04, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

yes i wood like to print a page that was made by a bot[edit]

yes i wood like to print a page that was made by a bot Nightcrews (talk) 08:12, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Nightcrews: Hi, and welcome. Please use "File/Print" or be more specific.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:47, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Camera device[edit]

Content creators at the European Parliament (52359360801).jpg

Hello everybody, is there a category in which the item in this photo can be placed? It's a phone (would be interesting to establish the model) with an extension. I know nothing about audiovisual recording devices, but there surely is a category where this fits in? Thank you, Edelseider (talk) 13:19, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Edelseider: I added it to Category:Mobile phone accessories. I don't quite know what the device is - a stabilizer of some sort? MKFI (talk) 06:01, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

C an I upload a file?[edit]

I wanted to put our Institutional details in Wikipedia GisJo (talk) 13:30, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@GisJo: Evidently not.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:01, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki Loves Earth 2022 Photo Competition[edit]

It was declared that we would see the winning photographs of Wiki Loves Earth 2022 Photo Competition by the end of July 2022 but I cannot find them anywhere. Mustafa Orhon (talk) 14:44, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mustafa Orhon: Hi, and welcome. The local winners for Turkey are displayed at Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2022/Winners#Turkey, but the international winners have not yet been announced (watch Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2022/Winners#International winners, where they will be displayed).   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 22:28, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much Jeff and have a nice day. :) Mustafa Orhon (talk) 11:30, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mustafa Orhon: You're welcome.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:44, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Derivative work fix - will it be deleted?[edit]

I was given a notice for File:Tier list fruits.jpg not including the documentation required for being a derivative work. I just included that documentation (all works incorporated were from Commons, so it was okay). Are there other steps I need to take to prevent the file from being deleted? The notice is still there, but I didn't want to remove it because it seems like the notice should be evaluated by someone other than the uploader of the file. BappleBusiness (talk) 18:46, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This doesn't need a permission, as all the sources are free. However it lacks categories. Thanks, Yann (talk) 18:57, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uploading mp3 I created[edit]


I'm a first time poster. I wrote, narrated, and produced a 1 minute audioclip (mp3) about the statistical analysis of data (really, it's interesting!). I'd like to upload it and use a Creative Commons license so that others can use and modify it for non-commercial purposes. I got a message that uploads of mp3s are disabled due to understandable concerns about copyright infringement. Can you help me upload this file?

Thanks, --Rich Richforshee (talk) 21:10, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

our licensing-policy COM:L requires that all uploads are free also for commercial re-use. Info about audio-files: Commons:Audio. --Túrelio (talk) 21:18, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can I upload someone else's image to Wikipedia if it's under the CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence?[edit]

I was looking to upload this image to Wikipedia. As the website for this license has stated, you cannot use the images for commercial purposes. I was wondering if using an image on a Wikipedia page would be considered commercial purposes. I'm not making any money of of this.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks Hobcobbler (talk) 23:34, 15 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re:Review article[edit]

I have resubmit the article with the references for approval. Can the article be reviewed please AmirMehdiKazmi (talk) 10:47, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@AmirMehdiKazmi: Spamming your autobiography en:Draft:Amir Mehdi without inline citations, but with plenty of inappropriate external links (sufficient to inspire revision deletion), is still not a good idea.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:53, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation of namespaces[edit]

Is it possible to translate namespaces to an another language? For example I use Commons in Turkish, but it causes some problems such as nominating a file for deletion, the text I see is something like "file [Turkish text]" and it seems pretty absurt. Nanahuatl (talk) 20:55, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Nanahuatl: I don't think we can do this within Commons. The Turkish Wikipedia, of course, has its own namespaces, but I know it was an enormous thing just to have "File" available as a synonym for the older "Image". - Jmabel ! talk 21:25, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cell phone images[edit]

Is it legal to upload cell phone pics onto Wikimedia Commons? Megacheez (talk) 00:22, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Megacheez: Hi, and welcome. If you took the pics and there is nothing non-free depicted by the pics, yes. If the pics are of World Series programs less than 95 years old, no. If in doubt, please see COM:L and COM:DW, or ask more specific questions here.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:43, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jeff G.: How do I upload pics from my cell phone? Megacheez (talk) 03:55, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Megacheez: UploadWizard or COM:APP.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 03:20, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyright help regarding File:Liechtenstein LGBT Protest.jpg[edit]

Es ist mir unklar, unter welcher Lizenz das Bild steht bzw. wie man die Lizenz herausbekommen könnte. Vielleicht gibt es da Tipps? Herzliche Grüße

--Förkle (talk) 14:10, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Förkle: COM:NETCOPYRIGHT/de.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:30, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Unter gar keiner. Wenn bei der Quelle nichts dransteht, ist davon auszugehen, dass dieses Bild nicht unter einer freien Lizenz steht und deshalb hier nicht hochgeladen werden darf. Siehe Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter/de#Bilder aus dem Internet. Gruß --Rosenzweig τ 14:44, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Transcode errors on video files[edit]

See also this thread Commons:Village pump/Technical#Massive video transcode errors

Is there any reason why files show transcoding errors in bulk (example)? Could this be a bug or something else? Regards Kirilloparma (talk) 20:27, 17 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Replace coat of arms[edit]

Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (Variant 1).svg

can you make this coat of arms? But I want the unicorn to be replaced by Tudor dragon? 02:02, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Replace coat of arms[edit]

can you make this coat of arms? But I want the unicorn to be replaced by Tudor dragon and wales should represented on coat of arms ok?File:Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (Variant 1).svg Amogusissus1807556788866788777 (talk) 02:13, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Amogusissus1807556788866788777: Requests like this are usually better handled at Commons:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop. - Jmabel ! talk 06:13, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Redesign Coat of Arms[edit]

File:Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (Variant 1).svg can you make this Coat of arms? but the unicorn has to be replaced by Tudor dragon and Wales should be represented on Coat of arms ok? Meanassiant (talk) 08:05, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Remove Image[edit]

File:Coat of arms of the Prince of Wales.svg make this again but no unicorn ok? Meanassiant (talk) 08:06, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Meanassiant: Hi, and welcome. Please take the advice above and post at Commons:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop about this instead. Also, please stop making new sections about the same thing (see en:WP:THREAD).   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:24, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is uploading a screenshot of MediaWiki own work or not own work?[edit]

I know I may sound a tad bit stupid for this, but is it? I think it's the latter but you guys can tell me on that matter. HolyNetworkAdapter (talk) 04:45, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm just gonna select "not my own work", please bare with me and tell me if I'm not doing it right on my talk page HolyNetworkAdapter (talk) 04:48, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually the first one seems better, again, bare with me. HolyNetworkAdapter (talk) 04:49, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A screenshot of MediaWiki is not your own work. But there are templates and categories for screenshots of MediaWiki. C.Suthorn (talk) 16:19, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In addition to the MediaWiki software there is the content of the page, which probably uses other licences (MediaWiki seems to be GPL). {{MediaWiki screenshot}} does not seem to handle that explicitly. Its documentation tells just to add the other licences beneath. –LPfi (talk) 16:27, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just taking the screenshot doesn't make you the author, so yes, use "not my own work". Then you need to identify whom to credit and what licence(s) to use. A permanent link (from the toolbox in the left margin) to the MediaWiki page might suffice for some of the information, depending on the page you use. Most Wikimedia wikis use CC-BY-SA 3.0 as licence for the text, but the software and any images might use different licences.
I don't know how you state the licences for a screenshot of a "collection" (in CC parlance) in a machine readable form. If you just add several licences they are taken as alternatives.
LPfi (talk) 16:20, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Florida 4th Congressional District needs updating. ASAP please.[edit]

We need a new Map for the 4th Congressional District of Florida ASAP. Please.  Voters in Florida don't have a new map and they are about to vote. I created a new map, but I am not authorized to publish it. Thank you. 23otterfrog (talk) 12:00, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@23otterfrog: 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 image as a new user. The image you tried to upload is smaller, and you indicated it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a smaller image, it is a copyright violation taken from the web. If you made the image yourself, please upload the full-size original of it per COM:HR, including EXIF metadata. If you did not make the image, please see Commons:Licensing for why we can't accept it, and have the image designer license it on their official website or social media, or send the image and permission via VRT with a carbon copy to you. If you can't get a compliant license, the image 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 16:37, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Knp nggo bisa[edit]

Ggg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Muhhasri (talk • contribs) 14:07, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Muhhasri, apa yang tidak bisa kamu lakukan? --Achim55 (talk) 15:20, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Postcard upload[edit]

Can I upload a scan of an old postcard of a town (dated c. 1969) if I credit the photographer and the production company? MonkeyPuzzle1 (talk) 17:40, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Russian copyright law issue[edit]

I would like to upload the photos of the ash dump of the Novosibirsk CHP-5, made by Alexander Oshchepkov as employee of Novosibirsk online-media (here is the article for which these photos were made

According to the paragraph 3 of the article 1274 of the Russian Civil Code the reproduction of the work - for free but with a mandatory indication of the name of the author - is allowed, if this work was published in media articles on current economic, political, social, religious issues, and if such reproduction was not prohibited by author or rightholder.

Each photo used in the article accompanied by the button "Share". I think it means than neither nor Alexander Oshchepkov oppose free usage of these photos.

I want to use aforementioned photos in articles dedicated to Novosibirsk in English and Russian Wikipedia.

What do you think about this? K8M8S8 (talk) 19:11, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is sort of a fair use, which is not allowed on Commons. Ruslik (talk) 20:05, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Londonderry & Coleraine Railway 1855 timetable[edit]

See the [File:Londonderry & Coleraine Railway 1855 timetable.jpg]. I gave this previously uncategorized file three categoriesː Rail transport in Northern Ireland; Train timetables in the United Kingdom; and 1855 in Ireland. All are fitting, but I do have a problem with using them together. Northern Ireland did not exist in 1855, and was a part of Ireland, which in turn was part of the United Kingdom. Nowadays Londonderry and Coleraine are not in Ireland, yet still apart of Northern Ireland and thus of the United Kingdom. So I wonderː are these categories all right this way? Regards, Jeff5102 (talk) 20:00, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unidentified location in State of Bahia, Brazil[edit]

Is there anyone who can identify the location of this piece of port infrastructure in the State of Bahia, Brazil? Is there any better place to ask this question? I was hoping there might be a Brazil Wikimedians question-and-answer page, but Commons doesn't appear to have any such group, sadly. Thanks! - MPF (talk) 22:08, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

junancy b wanderley jr[edit]

estou tentando colocar "minhas fotos" de "minha autoria", do Engenho Monjope, mas não são aceitas! porque? Junancy B Wanderley Jr (talk) 01:42, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm trying to put "my photos" of "my authorship", from Engenho Monjope, but they are not accepted! why?
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:53, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Junancy B Wanderley Jr: Olá, e bem-vindo. O que você quer dizer com "não são aceitas"? Quem ou o que é o "Engenho Monjope"?
Hi, and welcome. What do you mean by "not accepted"? Who or what is "Engenho Monjope"?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:53, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Hanover Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania[edit]


Hi, and welcome. Try turning off your caps-lock and using the "Contact Us" data at the bottom of You could also try actually doing the reading for that class.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 09:53, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hva vil dere at jeg skal gjøre her?[edit]

This file may be deleted. A file that you have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, File:Puslespill AA S Laerdal.jpg, is a derivative work, containing an "image within an image". Examples of such works would include a photograph of a sculpture, a scan of a magazine cover, or a map that has been altered from the original. In each of these cases, the rights of the creator of the original must be considered, as well as those of the creator of the derivative work. While the description page states who made this derivative work, it currently doesn't specify who created the original work, so the overall copyright status is unclear. If you did not create the original work depicted in this image, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. Please edit the file description and add the missing information, or the file may be deleted. If you created the original content yourself, enter this information as the source. If someone else created the content, the source should be the address to the web page where you found it, the name and ISBN of the book you scanned it from, or similar. You should also name the author, provide verifiable information to show that the content is in the public domain or has been published under a free license by its author, and add an appropriate template identifying the public domain or licensing status, if you have not already done so. Please add the required information for this and other files you have uploaded before adding more files. If you need assistance, please ask at the help desk. Thank you! TommyG (diskusjon) 09:24, 19 September 2022 (UTC)[svar] Source of derivative work is not properly indicated: File:Puslespill produsert av Åmund S. Lærdal Disney.jpg[rediger] Kolbkorr (talk) 09:40, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What do you want me to do here?
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:35, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Kolbkorr: Hei og velkommen. Vi vil at du skal endre grensesnittspråket ditt til norsk eller bruke og se Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Norway/nb, , og .
Hi, and welcome. We want you to change your interface language to Norwegian or use and see COM:NORWAY, COM:DW, and Template:Dw image source.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:35, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Pinging @TommyG as tagger and FunkMonk as our no-3 Admin.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:42, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have replied on the users talk page. TommyG (talk) 11:50, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@TommyG: Thanks. Babel boxes help people know what languages you understand.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:05, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
👍 - added some. TommyG (talk) 19:07, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ser ud til det er blevet ordnet? FunkMonk (talk) 22:31, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyright help regarding File:TBC Bank Uzbekistan logo.svg[edit]


I received a notification that if within 7 days I do not indicate the appropriate type of license for the file File:TBC Bank Uzbekistan logo.svg, which I uploaded to Wikipedia, the file will be deleted. I don't know about licenses. I took this file from the official website of the bank. And he indicated this information in the description of the file with a direct link to the file. Help me please. So I don't want the file to be deleted. --Islomov2 (talk) 17:43, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Islomov2: Hi, and welcome. Why would it be legal to upload that file to the Uzbek language Wikpedia? Note that the bottom of says "© 2022 ATB "TBC BANK" Litsenziya #86, 17.03.2022. Veb-sayt materiallaridan foydalanganda veb-sayti havolasi koʻrsatilishi shart." or "© 2022 ATB "TBC BANK" License #86, 17.03.2022. When using the materials of the website, the link to the website must be indicated." (via Google Translate). Please read COM:L thoroughly.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:50, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Honestly. I don't understand Wikipedia's license types. The bank's website refers to the bank's license. I think it's completely different. Can you help and edit the license type of the file correctly?Islomov2 (talk) 18:15, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Commons can only accept content that is either in the {{Public domain}} or under a free license that allows commercial use and derivative works. This would not appear to meet those criteria. Most content on the Internet does not: a major point of Commons is to gather together this more freely reusable content and not to include images that are likely to result in a reuser getting sued! - Jmabel ! talk 21:09, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


We are coming in Oct. I would like to know if someone can give us a health and marriage blessing we are going to be married 53 years. Thank you 22:47, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, and welcome. To what place are you coming?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 02:49, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image which is over several years and images' copyright time limitation[edit]


I am planning to upload an image. However, I have no idea if I could upload it since it is on a website. The content in that image is over 50 years old, but the image itself looks not too far from now. Can I still upload that Image to Wikipedia? Does that image still in the range of copyright protection time? Remixia (talk) 00:08, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Remixia: Hi, and welcome. Where did you find it exactly? Please see COM:NETCOPYRIGHT.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 02:47, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  1. Most likely, something you "happen to find on the Internet" is not going to be acceptable for Commons. Probably 95% of what is out there is not, maybe more.
  2. If you can't tell from reading COM:NETCOPYRIGHT, it would be a lot easier to answer a question that gives a specific URL and lets us look at what site and image you are talking about rather than "it's somewhere on the Internet." - Jmabel ! talk 03:56, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
[3] Remixia (talk) 20:48, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Remixia: Thank you. Are you writing of the mascot main photo, or the Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican stone statue photos?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 21:36, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I mean the mascot's image. Remixia (talk) 21:43, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see no reason to think that would not be copyrighted. For all we know, the photo (though not the object itself) could be quite recent. In any case, though, in Mexico any photo whose author died after 1952 remains copyrighted, and it's pretty certain these are more recent than that. - Jmabel ! talk 23:32, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I attempted to upload an image which I wish to license under CC BY 4.0, but the first page stated I can only upload content into public domain.[edit]

I'm a bit unsure how I can ago about this, I see many CC 4.0 images on Wikimedia Commons. Nlpat016 (talk) 08:49, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Nlpat016 the option is present for using the licence once of your choice. IMxeex, using the upload wizard, that is the licence that is presented to you as first choice. This appears after your picture is physically uploaded but before it is published. Please check that and come back with further questions. 🇺🇦 Timtrent 🇺🇦 talk to me 🇺🇦 10:14, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh yes, thank you. I apologize for the question. I didn't do my research well. Thank you again! 2405:201:201E:F82E:C101:8870:DCD9:2905 10:16, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Nlpat016: Hi, and welcome. Please stay logged in, or you will not be able to upload.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:29, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to change category in Wikidata[edit]

I need to correct a category in Wikimedia. On my husband Peter Lodwick the category "unmarried partner" shows, with my name as his unmarried partner. But we have been married for 30 years. I do not understand how to change the category itself. Can anybody help? Makro63 (talk) 14:43, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Makro63: you are asking this on Wikimedia Commons, not on Wikidata (which is what drives that). The relevant page is Peter Lodwick (Q112630388). Wikidata can be tricky to edit, so you might just want to post this at wikidata:Wikidata:Project_chat and someone will presumably follow up there. And it's nothing about the "category" as such that you need to change, what you need to change is the statement there that currently identifies you as an unmarried partner (you need to delete that and add one that describes you as a spouse). - Jmabel ! talk 15:11, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you so much! I logged in on Wikidata, but will try again:) 05:44, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My name Terra saaed[edit]

I supposedly had an account made already with terms and all and didn’t know what to do —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2601:CF:1:1BF0:0:0:0:6993 (talk) 07:28, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you've forgotten the name of your account, just start a new one. - Jmabel ! talk 15:12, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I correctly upload & license paintings by my deceased father?[edit]

Hello! I am trying to upload a photo of a painting my deceased father painted, an artist. I am the only heiress and own all his oeuvre and was trying to write an article about his biography. How can I correctly indicate this? A user has requested the deletion of one painting I uploaded as I licensed it as my "own work". Now I cannot change that anymore (or I don't know how at least). How is the correct procedure? Thank you so much in advance! EvaKatrinStolz (talk) 07:44, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sounds like you need to go through the process of sending an e-mail to Wikimedia Commons, confirming that you own the rights to the painting. This process is described here: COM:VRT. You can use the Release generator to create an e-mail you can send. TommyG (talk) 08:55, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You should also state his name instead of yours as author. You can have yours as now in addition, as photographer (if you took the photo), preferably using {{photo|EvaKatrinStolz}}. –LPfi (talk) 09:22, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The date field should also preferably be on the original work. If you don't know the year (or exact date), you can use a timespan or "before", "probably" or the like (there is a template, {{Other date}}, but as soon as the information is there, anybody can put it in the template, so you needn't worry). –LPfi (talk) 09:26, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As for licensing, there are specific licenses that can be used by heirs: try Template:Cc-by-3.0-heirs or Template:PD-heirs. (I asked this same question recently about photographs taken by my dead father.) Choliamb (talk) 18:34, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyright expired[edit]

Hello I've come across a website [4] that looks like a public domain and has expired copyright 4 years ago. Can I use this image under PD license or what would an appropriate license tag be okay for it?  Rejoy2003  09:16, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, that's not how copyright works. The footer stating "Copyright 2015 to 2018" doesn't mean anything on this page is in the public domain without an explicit release. TommyG (talk) 10:26, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Footer stating copyright with a year span means in which year the content has been created (the site) and which year it was updated the latest. It has nothing to do with expiration of copyright, expiration of copyright is still driven by law, which most likely expires after 70 years after the death of the author if author is known, or after 70 years after publication if authorship is unknown (not registered). Exact copyright rules depend on the country of origin, which you can learn from Commons:Copyright rules by territory. What you assumed as copyright expiration was entirely wrong. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 12:02, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quero saber como faço pra enviar as imagens[edit]

Ola como que posso enviar as imagens? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frederico Manuel Lourenço (talk • contribs) 21:55, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I want to know how do I send the images
Hi, how can I send the images?
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 22:32, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Frederico Manuel Lourenço: Olá, e bem-vindo. Por favor, veja COM:REUSE/pt e COM:SIGN/pt.
Hi, and welcome. Please see COM:REUSE and COM:SIGN   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 22:32, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am asking for permanent deletion of the account and address email, username and all information[edit]

I am asking for permanent deletion of the account and address email, username and all information Login: REMOVED Password: REMOVED e-mail: REMOVED Thank you for considering my case positively, Best regards Net-komp 2552 (talk) 22:40, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Net-komp 2552:
  1. I can't imagine why you are posting all of this so publicly! Have you never heard of the Streisand effect? In posting email address, etc., you are posting information that was not previously public.
  2. We don't really delete accounts. You may be looking for meta:Right to vanish.
  3. This request appears to be your only contribution on Commons.
Jmabel ! talk 23:05, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Net-komp 2552: Never EVER post online your password, even if you intend to delete your account, ANYWHERE. I suggest censoring these informations and removing the public edit from history to maintain your privacy, but I think that it is already too late, the damage has been done. You should be extremely cautious of what you're posting online and where you're writing such informations. Phishing campaigns exist that are designed to steal your login credentials, which I agree is sometimes hard to notice. But publicly listing your login credentials, completely willingly? That's straight out wrong. I just really hope you don't use the same password for your email address publicly listed here as well (even tho I kind of think you do). I ask an admin to remove the sensitive informations, censore them, and remove public edit in history so it's inaccessible. Just for you to know, that's for your own good, to protect your privacy and to protect your online accounts. Otherwise a solicit actor could get access to your banking account as well. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 05:51, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Net-komp 2552: I removed the sensitive informations and requested hiding that edit of yours from history on administrators' noticeboard. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 07:05, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Info. caricamento foto per WLM[edit]

Buonasera, ho caricato diverse foto per il concorso. Purtroppo una di queste all' ID Q113493395 12H2820032, non me la carica in quanto risulta duplicata. La cosa mi sorprende in quanto se vado a cercare la foto nell'elenco (al suo ID) non la trovo. Si tratta della foto "La disperazione nel Monumento ai Caduti ... " Grazie. Roberto_WLM (talk) 00:05, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Info. Upload photos for WLM

Good evening, I uploaded several photos for the contest. Unfortunately one of these at the ID Q113493395 12H2820032, I do not load it as it is duplicated. This surprises me because if I go to look for the photo in the list (to its ID) I cannot find it. This is the photo "Despair in the War Memorial ..."

Thank you.
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:28, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Roberto Barone ph: Ciao e benvenuto. Abbiamo già un memoriale WLM "12H2820032" a Q113493395 approvato da Rieti, ma non ci sono foto associate su Wikidata. Intendevi File:La disperazione nel Monumento ai Caduti del bombardamento del Borgo.jpg? Potresti chiedere a Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments/Help desk, si spera con maggiori dettagli.
Hi, and welcome. We already have a WLM memorial "12H2820032" at Q113493395 approved by Rieti, but there is no associated photo on Wikidata. Did you mean File:La disperazione nel Monumento ai Caduti del bombardamento del Borgo.jpg? You may wish to ask at Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments/Help desk, hopefully with more specifics.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:28, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There is a spelling mistake in my username. I would like to rectify it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aaryeadee (talk • contribs) 05:41, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See COM:UPOL#Changing your username. Polda18 (discussioncontributions) 06:17, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
or simply click >here<. --Achim55 (talk) 18:00, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Refrigerator build up inside and outside at the back[edit]

My Kenmore refrigerator frost up at the back behind the water line. At first the main valve was clogged so the technician used steamer to defrost the valve and cleaned the water and ice formed. After 1 month it happened again and another technician said it’s unrepairable. There’s no or enough insulation in between the inside and outside walls of the refrigerator. So he did not fix it all. It’s manufacturers defect? Please respond. Frontier22 (talk) 16:18, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Frontier22: Hi, and welcome. I hope (or local equivalent) helps you, because your question is oos here.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:29, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I cannot upload a file to make it public[edit]

I cannot upload a file to make it public Alejandro Pérez Cortés (talk) 04:50, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alejandro Pérez Cortés: You can only upload images that are freely licenced or in the public domain. Most images you find on the internet are copyright and we cannot use them unless their copyright status is clearly free, so you cannot make it public without that verification. See the warning banner at the top of this page Commons:Upload. Ww2censor (talk) 09:53, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uploading scanned picture from an old book[edit]

Hi! I have scanned a picture of an author from an old book and would like to upload it to his Wikipedia page. However, I'm unsure if I can. Pktamrakar (talk) 17:43, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pktamrakar: When and where was it published and is there attribution to the author of the picture? Ww2censor (talk) 21:57, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyright help regarding File:Transi de René de Chalon retable, détail (467 x 700).jpg[edit]

What tag is appropriate for this file to meet the criteria for copyright status? --Iwego (talk) 18:07, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Iwego: the cites source says "tous droits réservés" (all rights reserved) and shows the copyright symbol. Do you have any reason to believe that is inaccurate? If it's accurate, then this doesn't belong on Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 22:02, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jmabel: Thanks for your answer! Can you please tell me more, can users remove their uploaded images from Wikimedia themselves, or is this only allowed through a deletion mark? - Iwego (talk) 03:34, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Iwego: If it's your own recent upload (7 days or less) and it isn't being used in Wikipedia or another WMF project, just mark the page with {{subst:My bad upload}} and it should get deleted pretty quickly. (For obvious reasons, most users don't have the right to delete pages.) - Jmabel ! talk 03:43, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Table from book[edit]

I would like to upload a table from a book to my Wikipedia article. It is allowed if I add the citation? If not, could you please tell me how can I get permission? Thank you. Porkey & Toothy (talk) 18:21, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Porkey & Toothy: Typically not allowed, presuming the book is still in copyright. Can you be more specific? In general, if the work is copyrighted, and the table is not so trivial as to be below the "threshold of originality," you would need the copyright-holder's permission (via COM:VRT, but for a book you are very unlikely to get that. - Jmabel ! talk 22:04, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


can I rename picture? Rieux1 (talk) 19:59, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rieux: You can't rename a file because you do not have the rights to do so, but you can request it to be moved to a different name. Check out Commons:File renaming, follow the procedure and it will get done in due course. Ww2censor (talk) 22:03, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Auckland NZ 1938 photo[edit]

I would like to know if I can upload this 1938 new Zealand photo. The copyright period in NZ is 70 years so the photo is in the public domain. But it is in the possession of the Auckland Public Library and they have given me permission to publish in wiki provided its source as part of their collection is acknowledged. See supporting material Yelsorc (talk) 20:22, 23 September 2022 (UTC) [/Users/johnmcsoriley/Desktop/RE: Feedback for item: Christian Brothers' School, Auckland, 1938] - - Gmail.webarchiveReply[reply]

Upload of my own national sports team photo[edit]

Can I upload and reference a 1989 photo of my national schoolboy team that I am in? It was a photo provide by the national body to all players in team, and at the time distributed elsewhere, but there is no apparent copy published on web anywhere. MamboB (talk) 01:45, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MamboB: No, you may not upload it unless the photographer or national body sends permission via VRT.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 02:42, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation of Metadata from Dutch to English[edit]

Koningin van de Maori's in Nieuw-Zeeland, Dame Te-Atairangikaahu, op Schiphol af, Bestanddeelnr 928-0447

This is a picture of en:Te_Atairangikaahu and I'd like to use it there. Could someone who speaks Dutch please translate the metadata? I don't want to have to guess. Stuartyeates (talk) 04:13, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The file does not have any metadata (EXIF). Do you mean the description in the info template? It is very simple and can be translated by online machine translation ( for example). However that is no verification, if the infromation is actually correct. The image is from an archive. Archives often use the information that comes with an image and do not themselves verify it, or even mangle it up accidently. C.Suthorn (talk) 05:38, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
✓ Done. I think the info of the National Archives of the Netherlands is highly reliable. Ellywa (talk) 05:44, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]äule_Konzertankündigung_Jenny_Korb_und_Arthur_Benda_(Detail).jpg[edit]

I don't quite understand it, the rights were provided with the wizard - a mail was sent to (transaction number: 4819-d7e6cbf3f4a210fa.), yet it is not marked as rights cleared. Why? Thanks!

Mepherl (talk) 08:06, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mepher1: please ask this question at Commons:Volunteer Response Team/Noticeboard and include the VRT ticket no. if you have received a response to your mail. But please wait a week or two, because the VRT volunteers tend to be overloaded. Ellywa (talk) 10:44, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyright help regarding File:Transportation of the statue of Ligier Richier to Paris, Bar-le-Duc station, 1917.jpg[edit]

The original photo was taken 105 years ago. It was published on the site "Conservation des Antiquités et objets d'Art du department de la Meuse". The author of the photo is not specified, as far as I understand. Will using this file infringe copyright? If there is a violation, how many years must pass before this photo can be freely used? - Iwego (talk) 08:41, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Per community voting of Commons:Village_pump/Copyright/Archive/2017/03#Cut-off_date_for_the_PD-old_template and Template:PD-old-assumed a photo which is older than 120 years can be maintained. So this photo has to be deleted until 121+1917=2038, regrettably (Unless you find evidence that it has been published anonymously in France more then 70 years ago). Ellywa (talk) 10:46, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Insérer des images sur une page (exemple pour Traînage) que j'ai créé.[edit]

Voir la page sur: Je voudrai insérer une ou deux photos sur cette page en complément du texte et n'ai pas trouvé l'astuce pour y parvenir. Merci de m'apporter la solution. GRDROND (talk) 09:14, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vous devez ajouter [[Category:Tra%C3%AEnage]] aux pages de fichiers. (Translated with Google into French). Ellywa (talk) 10:49, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]