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In response to your message the Parke Davis logo was placed on the page where it belongs: United States v. Parke, Davis & Co. - PraeceptorIP (talk) 00:27, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

@PraeceptorIP: Please see WP:NFCC#8. Non-free images are only permitted where their inclusion would significantly increase the reader's understanding of the topic and their exclusion is detrimental to that understanding. Does seeing a logo increase your understanding of a court case? --B (talk) 11:04, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Thomas CGI[edit]

Why don't you upload CGI Thomas photos because I don't edit much on this wiki? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Keefeky (talkcontribs) 03:14, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

  • @Keefeky: I'm sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about. --B (talk) 11:02, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hi B, i see u control a bot. If posiible can u programme a bot for me since i dont know programmming. The bot can inform uploaders that their data needs citation Please I'd be very grateful if u help me thanks and Regards --VarunFEB2003 (talk) 08:41, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

@VarunFEB2003: Unfortunately, I don't presently have time for such a project. You can float your idea at Wikipedia:Bot requests, though. You may want to provide more clarity about what exactly you are looking for. (All uploaders? Uploaders who upload a chart? Something that is triggered if a {{fact}} tag is added to an image description page?) --B (talk) 12:58, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
@B: B first of all thanks for ur reply. second, nobody is able to much help me. I'd be really grateful if u can create a bot THAT DOES ANY FUNCTION. Any function bot will do. Pls B Help me out. Take AS MUCH TIME AS U NEED but pls create the bot for me. Thanks and Regards. please help me, I shall wait for ur reply.

--VarunFEB2003 (talk) 09:26, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

I'm sorry VarunFEB2003, but "any function" doesn't really tell me what you want it to do. It would be like going to Wal Mart and saying "just buy anything". Do you want a steak, a shirt, or a power drill? They all serve completely different purposes. --B (talk) 15:54, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

A year ago ...
Cornflower blue Yogo sapphire.jpg
"grant each other the presumption
that we are acting in good faith"
... you were recipient
no. 1255 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:52, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

B-bot and FFD nominations[edit]

Greetings, is there a way to stop B-bot from adding {{di-orphaned fair use}} tags to files which are under discussion at FFD due to copyrightability questions? The files in question are File:Careers360 Logo.png and File:Playdead logo.gif; {{bots}} didn't work.Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 06:00, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus: This came up at the BRFA and my suggestion there was, rather than blocking the bot from editing the page, to "kick the can down the road" by setting the orfud timer to one month. I think, though am not 100% sure, that if you used {{nobots}} on there, I would obey that — the SDK that I use has that built into it and I've never felt compelled to change it. On user talk pages, I wrote a nice function to parse all of the different incarnations of the bots and nobots flags, but I don't use that on image description pages - my thinking at the time was that if something is an orphaned fair use image, it should be deleted and I didn't want someone blocking the bot in order to keep their walled garden of copyrighted images. (I'm open to changing that — my view at the time of the BRFA was that the benefits of preventing copyrighted images from sitting there forever outweighted the downside of tagging something in the midst of a discussion, when the latter problem can be resolved by editing the date on the tag to be well in the future.) In this particular case, there is no question whatsoever that these images are not subject to copyright protection and my suggestion would be to simply remove the tags and re-tag them as PD-ineligible — an IFD seems like overkill. Had I encountered these images on my own, I would have just re-tagged them and moved on with life. --B (talk) 15:52, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
I was being a bit too prudent, maybe. Anyhow, FFD nominations don't stick around forever, maybe it could ignore files currently tagged at FFD? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 15:58, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
Hmm ... that's definitely a thought - I could just ignore anything with an FFD tag or log it for manual review. --B (talk) 16:02, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

File:FlyingSorecress2a.jpg File:FlyingSorceress3a.jpg, and File:TomandJerryTitleCard3.jpg[edit]

Can you please undeleted these three images? I've requested them for undeletion, I want to work on them. Thanks. YoshiFan155 (talk) 02:14, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @YoshiFan155: Only the last file did ever exist. Seeing as it is a non-free image, what article do you want to use it for and with which scope? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 07:57, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
He probably means File:FlyingSorceress2a.jpg and File:FlyingSorceress3a.jpg. Same questions. —Cryptic 09:46, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

I'll use them for The Flying Sorceress article. YoshiFan155 (talk) 16:12, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi B. I see you've undeleted these screenshots. Unfortunately, while adding them to an article may satisfy WP:NFCC#7, the decorative way they are being used in that particular article still seems problematic per WP:NFCC#8 and also possibly WP:NFCC#3. I'm not sure if it's acceptable to tag an undeleted image via an undeletion request with Template:di-disputed fair use rationale for speedy deletion or whether it should be discussed at WP:FFD instead, so please advise on which of the two is more appropriate in this particular case. Thanks in advance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:43, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
@Marchjuly: The images in question were deleted solely because they were unused and so they are subject to restoration on demand without prejudice (subject to being used in an article in a way that complies with the NFCC). If there is another reason to delete them, then please feel free to tag or nominate them, as appropriate. --B (talk) 03:38, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank you B for clarifying things. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:11, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

File:SmittenKitten4.jpg File:Jerrybrassiere.jpg File:Yankeedoodlemousescreen.jpg File:Fattymariosm64ds.jpg File:Mario64dscourtyardlwm.jpg and File:MGM Cartoon 1963 (Regular version)[edit]

Could you also undelete these 6 images? YoshiFan155 (talk) 00:41, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

@YoshiFan155: Requests of this kind need to go to WP:REFUND. --B (talk) 03:36, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Yoshifan has been making numerous requests at WP:REFUND, e.g. 1, 2, but admins there have been reluctant to restore screenshots for him until he answers our requests to provide a valid FUR, in particular how they will be used so as to meet WP:NFCCP#8. JohnCD (talk) 14:23, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Category:Former featured picture candidates has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:Former featured picture candidates, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. DexDor (talk) 20:48, 24 July 2016 (UTC)


Hi, File:Krungthep_Mahanakhon_sample.ogg is used in Bangkok#Name (last paragraph) but it is being flagged by the bot. I don't understand why. -- SamuelWantman 18:24, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

@Sam: Media files that are linked using the {{audio}} template are not considered by the bot to be "in use". I clicked on a few pages arbitrarily from Category:Wikipedia non-free audio samples and all of them had actual inline links using the {{Listen}} template, e.g. look over to the right at Rodeo_(ballet)#Structure_and_analysis. So if it is desired, I could certainly make my bot treat audio files linked using {{audio}} count as "in use", but I think normally if the file is only hotlinked, it's not considered to be used - it has to be embedded in the page to be considered to be used. --B (talk) 20:21, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply. I'm an admin and I didn't understand what was going on and how to fix it, so it seems that something needs to change to make this easier to deal with for the casual (and experienced) editor. The {{audio}} template says that it doesn't count as embedded usage in a page, but the file sure looks like it is embedded on the page. Perhaps your bot can advise people to change {{audio}} templates to {{Listen}} templates? I think the {{audio}} template should be considered usage, and there should be a different way to just reference an audio file. The nice thing about the {{audio}} template is that it is small. But it does add both a link to play the music (which makes me think it is embedded) and a link to the file, which is just a reference. Strangely, the icon is the reference which seems backwards to me. I think the little speaker should just play the music and a link to the file should appear when the controls come up. For now, I'll just switch the usage on Bangkok to the {{Listen}} template


Hi B, I need help with a silly thing as non-1st English speaker; I'm translating a template now, and I'm having trouble understanding the difference between a Leading Actress and a feature actress. Is there a difference? Like Major character and supporting character?Angus Guilherme¶ 19:08, 22 August 2016 (UTC) @Angus Guilherme: I'm sorry, but I have no idea. You may be able to get help at a relevant wikiproject like Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Musical Theatre or at WP:HELPDESK. --B (talk) 12:16, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

File:Riccardo Silva Alessandro Nesta & Ronaldo at Miami FC.jpg[edit]

I'm sorry to be a pain, I'm not too familiar with the ins and outs of Wikipedia yet. Would the following permission be suitable to get the image in question re-uploaded?;

"I represent Silva International Investments who own Miami FC (http://silvainternational.com/company/miami-fc/). It was a member of Miami FC’s photography team that took the photo of both Riccardo Silva (Portrait) and File:Riccardo Silva Alessandro Nesta & Ronaldo at Miami FC.jpg. Miami FC have given us permission to use it and appear on Riccardo Silva’s wikipedia page. Please re-instate it as soon as possible. Tony Pilch Silva International Investments"

I've sent email threads to permissions but understand there can be a delay. If you could clarify the most explicit permission I need to get for this, that would be great.

Thanks Hoolietta (talk) 14:57, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Bot request[edit]

Hey B,

Thanks for making and maintaining B-Bot. Could you respect the {{bots|optout=ifd}} tag on my talk page? Thanks. --Tim1357 talk|poke 14:29, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

@Tim1357: B-bot is not sending an ifd notification - it is sending an orfud notification. If you use {{bots|optout=orfud}}, that should work. --B (talk) 18:55, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, B. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
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