User talk:Carnildo

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If you're here about an image, try asking your question at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions.

Answers to common questions[edit]

Why did you delete my image?[edit]

The simple answer: I didn't. Someone else did.

The full answer: If you're coming here to ask about an image, it probably was deleted because you forgot to note where you got the image from, or you forgot to indicate the copyright status of the image. See Wikipedia:Image use policy for more information on what you need to do when uploading images.

It says that anyone can copy this image. Why is it being deleted?[edit]

The image is not under a free license. There are three things that the image creator needs to permit for an image to be under a free license:

  1. They need to permit distribution
  2. They need to permit modification and incorporation into other works (the creation of derivative works)
  3. They need to permit distribution of derivative works

A permission to copy covers #1, but does not permit #2 (which is what lets Wikipedia use it in an article), and does not permit #3 (which is what permits us to distribute Wikipedia, and what permits people to re-use Wikipedia content).

I got permission to use this image in Wikipedia. Why is it being deleted?[edit]

Simple permission is not good enough. The image owner could revoke permission at any time, and the image can't be reused anywhere else: not in Wiktionary, not in Wikibooks, and possibly not in the other languages Wikipedia is available in. It also prevents people from re-using Wikipedia content. Wikipedia is a free content encyclopedia, so any image should be under a free license. Simple permission fails all three points of what constitutes a free license.

It says that anyone can use this image for noncommercial purposes. Wikipedia is non-commercial, so that means it's okay, right?[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that runs Wikipedia, is registered as a non-profit organization. That doesn't mean it's noncommercial, though: the German Wikipedia, for example, sells copies of the encyclopedia on CD-ROM as a fundraising measure. Further, Wikipedia is a free content encyclopedia, so any image should be under a free license. Any license with a "no commercial use" clause fails all three points of what constitutes a free license.

It says that anyone can use this image for educational purposes. Wikipedia is educational, so that means it's okay, right?[edit]

Wikipedia articles are intended to educate, yes. But "educational purposes" is a very vague term. The creator of the image could mean that they only want the image to be used by universities and the like, or they might object to Wikipedia's coverage of popular culture. It's best to stay away from images with such vague terms.

Further, Wikipedia is a free content encyclopedia, so any image should be under a free license. Any license with an "educational use only" clause fails all three points of what constitutes a free license.

The web page I found this image on doesn't say anything about copyright. That means it's free to use, right?[edit]

Wrong. In the United States, under the Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988, every tangible work of creative effort created after March 1, 1989 is automatically copyrighted. Including a copyright statement gives you a stronger position if you file a copyright infringement lawsuit, and you need to register your copyright with the Library of Congress to file the lawsuit, but neither step is needed to get a copyright in the first place.

I found this image on the Internet. Anyone can see it, so that means it's in the public domain, right?[edit]

Wrong. Anyone can see a book in a public library, or a painting in an art gallery, but that doesn't mean those are in the public domain. The Internet is no different.

The image was created 50 years ago. It can't possibly still be copyrighted, can it?[edit]

Wrong. In the United States, copyright lasts a very long time. As a rule of thumb, everything published in 1923 or later is copyrighted.

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File:Indent-example-opera-linux.png missing description details[edit]

Dear uploader: The media file you uploaded as:

is missing a description and/or other details on its image description page. If possible, please add this information. This will help other editors make better use of the image, and it will be more informative to readers.

If you have any questions, please see Help:Image page. Thank you. Message delivered by Theo's Little Bot (opt-out) 04:36, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

image reinstatement Concetta headshot.jpg[edit]

Wikimedia administrators, Copyrights for this image are held by Concetta Antico and with this email she gives permission for use of File:Concetta headshot.jpg on wiki page Concetta Antico. URL for image is

I make the wiki edit to reinstate use of the file on the wiki page by request of Concetta Antico. I send this email by request,giving permission for use of the image by the copyrights holder.

Neither Use of this image , nor reinstatement of it on the wiki constitute a conflict as I have no financial or legal ties to the page or its contents. I will continue my right to edit the page for inaccuracies and omissions.

I submit this email per request of Concetta Antico as a personal favor.

KAJameson (talk) 23:28, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Nice bot for identify the missing license tag. Good luck. FlourishDNA (talk) 13:19, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Question/feature request[edit]

When removing an image can you include who deleted the file? Werieth (talk) 20:17, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

W O Saunders Image needing copyright tag[edit]

Hello, Have added a copyright tag for this image - I need to be careful to follow protocols - how do I delete the instructions to delete the image? User:Parsonsc1 (talk) 9:29, 23 December 2014


Hello, could you chime in at "Bot edit war" over at WP:BON? One of the bots in question is ImageRemovalBot; I've asked about a change to its instructions, although I'm nowhere near confident that this would be the right course, since it may be working perfectly fine here. Nyttend (talk) 22:46, 15 May 2014 (UTC)



Since the 7 July 2014 the bot appears to be having issues and logging mostly warnings and not removing files. Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 18:21, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Bot has been un-stuck and should now be working properly. --Carnildo (talk) 21:26, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

ANB discussion[edit]

There is a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive265#Move War at History of the Jews in Nepal, and RFC review that concerns you because you were recently involved with one or more of the related Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/History of the Jews in Nepal, Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2014 June 30 (History of the Jews in Nepal), Talk:History of the Jews in Nepal#RfC: Should we change article name to 'Judaism in Nepal'?. Thank you, IZAK (talk) 08:50, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals) Media Viewer RfC[edit]

You are being notified because you have participated in previous discussions on the same topic. Alsee (talk) 16:25, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

RM notification[edit]

Since you have participated in at least one Requested Move or Move Review discussion, either as participant or closer, regarding the title of the article currently at Sarah Jane Brown, you are being notified that there is another discussion about that going on now, at Talk:Sarah Jane Brown#Requested move #10. We hope we can finally achieve consensus among all participating about which title best meets policy and guidelines, and is not too objectionable. --В²C 17:02, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

neutral RfC notification[edit]

Template_talk:Succession_box#RfC has a discussion on succession box usage. You had previously noted or opined at Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2009 April 6#Template:NYRepresentatives thanks. Kraxler (talk) 17:15, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Trinity (nuclear test)[edit]

I have re-nominated Trinity (nuclear test) as a Featured Article Candidate. As you participated in the previous nomination as a reviewer, I thought you might want to check that all the points that you made have been addressed. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:51, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Talk:CSS Virginia article that you authored in 2004.[edit]

Hello, Carnildo.

My name is Rick Jensen. I was doing some reading and research into the United States' first ironclads when I discovered your article on the Talk page of the CSS Virginia web page.

I would like to add the start and finish dates for the completion of the reconstruction from the USS Merrimack into the CSS Virginia to the article's web page. However, I do not know where you found your information for your article. So, I am reluctant to change the current page without being able to cite a reference for the dates.

Any assistance that you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Rick J. Portland, Oregon <03-FEB-2015> Jensenr629 (talk) 02:12, 4 February 2015 (UTC)



Any chance you could set up some form of automatic archiving on the bot's talk page - it is really too long to navigate. If not, I may consider doing so, as it is far too long for me to read through to find if my issue has been reported (Tagging files with a valid non-free use rational with missing data). Thanks, Mdann52 (talk) 10:10, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

ImageTaggingBot bug?[edit]

The bot tagged (twice) a file I uploaded (a college crest) as having no licensing data, although I have given it a Non-free use rationale logo template for its licensing. Is there a bug with the bot or did I do somoething wrong? Hansi667 (Neighbor Of The Beast) a penny for your thoughts? 13:43, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

@Hansi667: this edit fixed it. You should include a general "copyrighted" tag as well now. Mdann52 (talk) 17:16, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
The {{Non-free use rationale}} family of templates aren't considered copyright tags. You need to include a suitable template from Wikipedia:File copyright tags/Non-free as well. --Carnildo (talk) 21:19, 12 June 2015 (UTC)


Hello, Carnildo. Please check your email – you've got mail!
It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{YGM}} template.

Hi there. I am contacting you because you are mentioned in an article I am writing. I have sent you an email about it. As the article is likely to garner a great deal of attention, please can you give the email your most urgent attention? Vordrak (talk) 20:51, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

ImageRemovalBot not working?[edit]

Hi, I just noticed a lot more images than normal building up in Category:Articles with missing files and check the bots logs and its showing "Logging warning message" > "*Previous run is taking longer than normal" - looks like it may need a kick. Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 20:19, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Bot has been kicked. It should catch up over the course of the day. --Carnildo (talk) 21:56, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Removal of two images in the "Skaggs Family"[edit]

I don't know why you removed the two images that you did, one that pictured the first Skaggs-Safeway name and its first president, MB Skaggs, and one of a picture of both MB and his wife. I received written permission to use both of those images without restriction so, unless I failed to tag the images correctly, they SHOULDN'T have been deleted. The first one is the ONLY image showing that Safeway Stores began as Skaggs-Safeway, a very important point in the history! I can't now find the images because you have deleted them. Please tell me why! Thanks, Don Nielson — Preceding unsigned comment added by Don Nielson (talkcontribs) 21:59, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

FairuseBot not working?[edit]

Hi. I am a WP:BAG member. FairuseBot seems to have stopped editing since 2011. Why is that? -- Magioladitis (talk) 11:00, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

A bug in how MediaWiki handles image redirects caused the bot to stop working properly, and I haven't gotten around to fixing it. --Carnildo (talk) 19:37, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

1988 Yellowstone fires[edit]

Are you sure that the redirect is useful? Xx236 (talk) 07:49, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes, because that's what I typed in to my browser's search bar to try to find the article. --Carnildo (talk) 08:27, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

ImageTaggingBot parsing[edit]

I was amused (albeit also concerned) to see ImageTaggingBot put {{untagged}} on this, when there is a declaration of CC-BY-SA 2.0 two lines above it. I copy and pasted the copyright status into the wizard from the original file on Commons (this is a crop of the original for a close-up in an article). I assume the bot isn't designed to parse text in this manner? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 14:17, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Correct, the bot can't parse free-form text. {{untagged}} used to be a template that indicated just that -- "none of the templates on this page is a copyright tag, but there's some free-form text that I think might be a license" -- but about three years ago someone decided to merge it with {{di-no license}}. --Carnildo (talk) 23:07, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

File removal[edit]

Hi, in some cases your bot hides images with the message "Deleted image removed:", any special reason why they are not outright deleted from the articles? TherasTaneel (talk) 21:24, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Many, many years ago, when the bot was first approved, consensus was that it should comment the images out rather than deleting them entirely. There have been a few efforts to change that since then, but none has managed to gain consensus. --Carnildo (talk) 00:14, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

ImageRemovalBot stopped?[edit]

Hi again, just come across a lot of images deleted today that didn't get removed by ImageRemovalBot - checked it's contribs and it's not done anything since yesterday morning. Just thought I'd let you know. Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 19:05, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Power outage took down the computer running the bot. I'm taking the opportunity to do some hardware maintenance, and the bot should be up and working its way through the backlog by tomorrow. --Carnildo (talk) 23:13, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 19:01, 2 October 2015 (UTC)