Template talk:Non-free logo

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Edit request from FleetCommand, 22 April 2010[edit]

{{editprotected}} Greetings.

I'd like to propose the following changes to this template. The result of these changes can be seen in this template's sandbox here:[1]


  1. Upgraded emblems: I suggest that the old simple copyrighted sign and the old simple trademark signs to be replaced with NotCommons-emblem-registered-trademark.svg and NotCommons-emblem-copyrighted.svg.
  2. Improve "To the uploader" section.

I believe these changes to be non-breaking improvements. If there is any problem or suggestion, please let me know.

Fleet Command (talk) 21:19, 22 April 2010 (UTC) Fleet Command (talk) 21:19, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Looks good to me. Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:32, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
You have my compliments for your swift reponse, MSGJ. Thank you. Fleet Command (talk) 22:57, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Hide template's rationale statement when rationale is already provided.[edit]

{{Editprotected}} I think it may be a good idea to change the entire code to what appears below.

Note, the code may look like one giant line here, but it appears organized when you view the source.

{{imbox |type = license |image = {{#ifeq:{{{regtrademark}}}|yes |[[File:NotCommons-emblem-registered-trademark.svg|50px|Registered trademark]] |[[File:NotCommons-emblem-copyrighted.svg|50px|Copyrighted]] }} |text = This is a '''[[logo]]''' of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by [[copyright]]{{#ifeq:{{{regtrademark}}}|yes| and [[trademark]]}}. It is believed that the use of '''low-resolution''' images on the [[en:wikipedia:Main Page|English-language Wikipedia]], hosted on servers in the United States by the non-profit [[wmf:Home|Wikimedia Foundation]], of logos for certain uses involving identification and critical commentary may qualify as '''[[fair use]]''' under [[United States copyright law]]. '''Any other uses of this image, on Wikipedia or elsewhere, may be [[copyright infringement]].''' Certain commercial use of this image may also be trademark infringement. See [[Wikipedia:Non-free content]] and [[Wikipedia:Logos]]. {{#ifeq:{{{rationale}}}|yes||{{Non-free logo/uploader}}}} }} {{Non-free media}}<includeonly> [[Category:{{{1|Non-free logos}}}]]</includeonly><noinclude> {{Documentation}} <!-- PLEASE ADD CATEGORIES AND INTERWIKIS TO THE /doc SUBPAGE, THANKS --> </noinclude>

Future results:

When {{Non-free logo}}

When {{Non-free logo|rationale=yes}}

The reason...it's possibly redundant for some users to find "Please provide a rationale" when one is already provided.

mechamind90 06:18, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Polite request: could you please make use of this template's /sandbox and /testcases pages? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:10, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done at present - please test in sandbox and re-request. —  Tivedshambo  (t/c) 21:48, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Rosariot, 19 January 2011[edit]

{{edit protected}} The ABC-CLIO logo that you're using is outdated. Logo was updated in 2008, please check the website at www.abc-clio.com for an updated logo.

Thank you

Rosariot (talk) 21:54, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done - this has no relevance to this template. If a non-free logo is out of date in an article, simply upload the new logo (with the appropriate fair-use rationale) and tag the old one for deletion. —  Tivedshambo  (t/c) 23:04, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Template may be breaking Tlrow code on the WP:TMFN page[edit]

On the Wikipedia:Template messages/File namespace#Non-free images page, about half way down that section, after the row with {{Non-free logo}} in it, the rows in the table are appearing to be broken. I asked at WP:VPT#Tlrow template not working, and they referred me to here to request someone to fix this template, as the coding problem is way beyond my expertise. Thanks, --Funandtrvl (talk) 19:31, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

I have a fix for this which is a bit obscure, but it's based on the known workaround for navboxes. The template code has line breaks in the |below= parameter of the {{imbox}}, and so the whole of the parameter's value needs to be enclosed in dummy <div>...</div> tags. That is, alter this line
|below=<hr/>'''To the uploader:'''
|below=<div><hr/>'''To the uploader:'''
and after this line:
* A detailed ... may not necessarily apply.
add this line:
Note that the closing </div> must be on a line of its own. That should fix the table-breaking problem, but probably not the null-category one. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:45, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Should be all fixed now. Edokter (talk) — 20:06, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Redrose64 & Edokter!! --Funandtrvl (talk) 20:14, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Mutually Exclusive with Template:SVG ?[edit]

I have seen places where this template is used, along with a fair use rationale including text such as "It is a low resolution image, and thus not suitable for production of counterfeit goods." followed by {{SVG}}. Surely these two are mutually exclusive? Can someone run a bot to find out how many fair use images are uploaded in SVG format, and how many have the convert to SVG template affixed? — Nicholas (reply) @ 09:25, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Delink images[edit]

Delink the images (add "|link=" to both image entries). — Train2104 (talk • contribs • count) 00:49, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Not done: Both images are licensed under the GPL, which requires that the notice that the work is covered by the GPL be attached, which is done by linking the image to the image description page. Anomie 02:13, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Bupa Logo Edit request on 2 April 2012[edit]


I represent Bupa (graeme.cole@bupa.com)

We've a new logo for Bupa, which is located here: http://www.bupa.com/media/349573/bupa-logo-square-digital-cyan_jpg.jpeg

It can be viewed on the homepage at http://www.bupa.com

Could I request it is updated please.

Many thanks, Graeme

Graemebupa (talk) 12:25, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Not done: This page is for discussion and requests about Template:Non-free logo. To request that any particular logo be updated, please make the request at the talk page for the article using the logo or the talk page for the logo file itself. Anomie 16:24, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Prevent usage in some namespaces[edit]

This is not a biggie but the template is used on user talk pages as well as other namespaces where it does not belong. It clutters up Category:Non-free logos (I have now tidied out a stack of these instances). Can the template be edited so that it throws up n error is used on pages that are not in file namespace? Or at least prevent it from showing up in Category:Non-free logos. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 20:54, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

It shouldn't be transcluded anywhere that is not a File: page. If you find it being transcluded in any other namespace, either remove it or turn it into a link using {{tlx}}, i.e {{tlx|Non-free logo}}. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:53, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
That's what I have been doing. Well I have actually be using <no wiki></no wiki>. It will be an ongoing problem so code should be added as a solution. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 03:21, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 17 December 2012[edit]

As far as I can tell, the change to this template made by SchuminWeb on November 19 was never discussed, and thus there was no consensus for it established. This makes it a Bold edit. I would like to take the next step in WP:BRD and Revert it, but I cannot, since I am not an admin. Therefore I request that an admin revert SchuminWeb's edit of November 19. Thanks. Beyond My Ken (talk) 23:00, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Please see my comment at Template talk:Non-free video game cover#Edit request on 17 December 2012. --Redrose64 (talk) 00:03, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Done. See discussion at User talk:SchuminWeb#Changes in the wording of "Non-free" templates. — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 10:38, 18 December 2012 (UTC)


Hello - I would like to make a request to edit the Logo currently used on the Coats PLC page


The logo is inaccurate and the source web address no longer exists. See www.coats.com instead

Thanks Obzie (talk) 18:23, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the template {{Non-free logo}}. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. The image File:Coats logo.svg is used only at Coats PLC, the talk page for which is Talk:Coats PLC. --Redrose64 (talk) 18:57, 11 December 2013 (UTC)