User talk:Carnildo

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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

ConcettaAntico.com

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]

Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
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

ImageRemovalBot[edit]

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)

warnings![edit]

Hi,

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)

ImageTaggingBot[edit]

Hey,

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)

YGM[edit]

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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)

MOS:IDENTITY is being revisited: How should Wikipedia refer to transgender individuals before and after their transition?[edit]

You are being contacted because you contributed to a recent discussion of MOS:IDENTITY that closed with the recommendation that Wikipedia's policy on transgender individuals be revisited.

Two threads have been opened at the Village Pump:Policy. The first addresses how the Manual of Style should instruct editors to refer to transgender people in articles about themselves (which name, which pronoun, etc.). The second addresses how to instruct editors to refer to transgender people when they are mentioned in passing in other articles. Your participation is welcome. Darkfrog24 (talk) 02:28, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

More bot things[edit]

I must be going crazy. What's going on here? — Earwig talk 10:15, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

There's nothing on that image description page that the bot recognizes as a source. You should provide either a "source" or "owner" parameter for {{Non-free use rationale title-card}}. The bot doesn't consider the default value to be acceptable source information, because it usually isn't. --Carnildo (talk) 20:37, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Ah, the owner, that's what I was forgetting. Thanks, fixed now. I'm a little frustrated since {{Non-free use rationale title-card}} doesn't have any documentation and the template wasn't indicating there was a missing field. Cheers. — Earwig talk 00:39, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

WW discussion[edit]

In case you're interested, we're discussing your 100 random article analysis here in the Wikipedia Weekly Facebook group. Cool stuff. -- Fuzheado | Talk 16:24, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

November 2015[edit]

Hello Carnildo. You tagged an image for deletion, but you did not notify the uploader that it had been so tagged. There is strong consensus that the uploaders of images tagged for deletion should be notified and that the person placing the tag has that responsibility. Part 3 of the instructions at FfD contain a pre-formatted warning for this purpose—just copy and paste to the uploader's talk page. The image in question was discussed here. Thank you. Etamni | ✉   23:30, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Image modification request[edit]

I see you created File:Continental_models-Australia.gif by modifying the text of a similar graphic. I would like to use a variation of this on the Maori wikipedia but with the text translated. I know little about graphics and have never tried to edit an animated GIF, and there doesn't appear to be a regular editor on mi with such skills.

If you don't have time or inclination to help, I entirely understand. This is not urgent. I can ask at Commons:Graphic Lab if you can't do it.

The changes I would like are:

  • The text "7 continents", "6 continents" etc should read "7 paparahi" etc.
  • The continent names are "Amerika" (America), "Ūropi" (Europe), "Āwherika" (Africa), "Āhia" (Asia), "Tiri o Te Moana" (Antarctica), "Ao-o-Kiwa" (Oceania, which we would prefer to Australia), "Amerika ki te Raki" (North America), "Amerika ki te Tonga" (South America), "Eurāhia" (Eurasia) and "Āwhe-Eurāhia" (Africa-Eurasia).

The parts in brackets are for your understanding, not to be included in the image. The macrons (lines above some vowels) are important.

Please upload the new version to Commons:File:Continental models mi.gif as the Maori Wikipedia has a policy of not storing image files itself.

If you are interested in the discussion which prompted this request, you can see it at mi:Talk:Paparahi.

Thanks in advance.-gadfium 01:59, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

ImageRemovalBot and image templates[edit]

Just FYI, ImageRemovalBot did quite a number on Situation awareness by removing image "links" within {{Plain image with caption}} templates. Perhaps you could program the bot to remove the entire template in those cases, instead of leaving a bunch of stray syntax behind. Thanks. – voidxor 23:09, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

I'll look into it. --Carnildo (talk) 22:14, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

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Hello[edit]

Assalam O Alaikum

  Respected Sir, An Administrator Block Me From Editing Pages Please Can You Help Me In Unblocking? H.R.H Prince Muhammad Zahid Zadran 08:51, 15 January 2016 (UTC)  — Preceding unsigned comment added by M-Zahid-Zadran (talkcontribs)  

Migrated image bug[edit]

Hi, this diff removed an image from the bath bomb page after it had been migrated to Commons. Is this intentional behaviour? If you're running the bot without supervision, it could detract from a number of articles in the same situation. Cheers, Brammers (talk/c) 12:27, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

The problem is that the image was renamed in the process of moving it to Commons -- the bot cannot magically divine that File:Bath bombs.jpg and File:Lush bath bombs.jpg are the same image, particularly after the former has been deleted. It's the job of the user doing the migration to update the links. --Carnildo (talk) 02:40, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

source code of ImageRemovalBot[edit]

Hello!

Is the source code of the bot somehow available? Or is it possible to run it in other wikipedias?

Some time before I operated a bot in ru.wikipedia that deleted image transclusions in the articles and the bot was based on CommonsDelinker system. But now everything changed and framework stopped working - as a result we have ~3k of deleted but not unlinked files: ru:Категория:Статьи со ссылками на отсутствующие файлы. So, is it somehow possible to use your bot in ru.wiki? Rubin16 (talk) 14:11, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

The source code is available at User:ImageRemovalBot/removebot.pl; you'll also need the support libraries at User:FairuseBot/Pearle.pm, User:FairuseBot/Pearle/WikiPage.pm, and User:FairuseBot/libBot.pm. If you have any questions, leave me a message. --Carnildo (talk) 04:26, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of William J Brennan detail[edit]

This is a cropped (by me) detail from an existing Wikipedia file, as you can verify by comparing it with the larger Wikipedia file: William Brennan color.jpg - Please revert your delete. PraeceptorIP (talk) 17:47, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

What image are you referring to? ImageRemovalBot has handled hundreds of thousands of images over the course of the past decade. --Carnildo (talk) 01:40, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
The image is File:William Brennan color.jpg
PraeceptorIP (talk) 01:52, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
That file quite clearly still exists. Which is the deleted image? --Carnildo (talk) 02:38, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Your bot deleted the detail of that file that I had made and put in Florida Lime & Avocado Growers, Inc. v. Paul#Majority opinion. The detail showed Brennan's head and shoulders without the rest of the body. PraeceptorIP (talk) 15:51, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm guessing you're talking about File:Justice William J. Brennan - detail 1976.jpg. In that case, it was deleted by User:Explicit for lacking source information, and the bot merely removed the link to it from the article. Your best bet is to talk to Explicit about the deletion. --Carnildo (talk) 20:27, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

User talk:Tapan Ahmed[edit]

Your bot posted a warning about missing source and copyright information to this talk page but forgot to include the file name. Any idea why? If it was about File:F.e. image=DETECTIVE.pdf and if you used some template with an unnamed (numbered) parameter, then note that you need to need to include the number when the file name contains an = sign. --Stefan2 (talk) 10:55, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I've fixed the bot. --Carnildo (talk) 00:04, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

ImageTaggingBot[edit]

It seems there is a bug with ImageTaggingBot since it tagged File:Maria Labo poster.jpg as without any sources twice while there is really a source given for the image (which is VIVA Film through IMDb)Hariboneagle927 (talk) 12:46, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

I thought I'd finally seen the last of that damned navbox. Guess not.
The problem is that the source information is not in a computer-readable format. It's hidden inside a {{navbox}} template, which ImageTaggingBot quite reasonably ignores as being irrelevant to understanding the image description page. If you want the bot to stop tagging the page, use a machine-readable template such as {{non-free media data}} or {{non-free use rationale}}. --Carnildo (talk) 20:59, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Blanshard.gif[edit]

Hello Carnildo. ImageRemovalBot removed a link to File:Blanshard.gif on the 18th, a few hours after it was nominated for speedy deletion. However, I declined the speedy deletion a few days later so it could be discussed and the file was never actually deleted (yet?). Shouldn't the bot wait until the file is deleted rather than nominated? Fences&Windows 20:33, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

(Non-administrator comment) The file was deleted by one admin on 18 May and then undeleted by another admin on 19 May. You later removed the CSD template on 22 May. The file was removed from the article shortly after its deletion on 18 May, so the bot does not seem to have made any error. --Stefan2 (talk) 20:52, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
Huh, I had missed that and in two discussions nobody mentioned it! Thanks. So much fuss over one old photo. Fences&Windows 20:58, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
It's not possible for the bot to remove an image before it's deleted: the bot gets its worklist off the deletion log. --Carnildo (talk) 01:57, 24 May 2016 (UTC)


Help needed[edit]

Hi , i see u control a bot. If possible 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) 08:45, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Photo used at a website.....[edit]

Carnildo,

I did a TinEye search on the falls photo at: Imprezzio About Page and was directed to your Wikimedia upload Upper Spokane Falls.

I was considering applying for a job that's open at this company but, if they're using Wiki work on their company website, I'm not interested in dealing with the type of corporate culture that's OK with that kind of BS......

Long story short: are you in someway connected with this company/website: is this a kosher use of your work or are they pulling something skeezy?

Thank you, Brian

Mad Bunny (talk) 02:17, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

I've got no connection to the company or their website. If they can't even manage to follow a simple "give credit to the photographer" license, you're probably well-served to stay away from them. --Carnildo (talk) 06:13, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

What now?[edit]

So what licence do I add for this image, File:Lydia Ko - 27067658976 A.jpg, which is simply an improved version of an existing image with full licence details? Buggered if I can see what licence to use. Moriori (talk) 03:55, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Since the original is licensed {{cc-by-sa-2.0}}, that's the license you need to use on your derivative as well. The license also requires you to acknowledge the original author (Flickr user Keith Allison). --Carnildo (talk) 10:02, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Never mind. Just replace my improved version with the inferior version. Moriori (talk) 21:44, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Azad (2016) film poster.jpg[edit]

The ImageTaggingBot tagged this as no source. While technically true, a FUR does not require a source per the template. The template automatically fills in the source field with "The poster art can or could be obtained from the distributor." if it is not included. I went back and added a link but it seems a little unnecessary to tag an image for deletion when the template autofills in that information in compliance with non-free use requirements. --Majora (talk) 22:12, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

"Can be obtained from the distributor" is rather vague, which is why the bot doesn't consider it a source -- if you're going to go with the default there, you really should specify who the distributor is. Ideally, both the "owner" and "source" fields would be filled out, so we have a record of both who the copyright owner is and where the image came from, but the bot will accept a template where any of "owner", "source", "publisher", "distributor", or "website" fields is used. --Carnildo (talk) 22:11, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

ImageRemovalBot down?[edit]

Hi Carnildo is ImageRemovalBot down? I notice a few more files than normal building up in Category:Articles with missing files that it would normally have removed and I notice it hasn't edited for about a day now. Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 13:18, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Bot has been poked and should work its way through the backlog in the next few hours. --Carnildo (talk) 20:37, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Cc-by-sa-2.0-be[edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Your inactive bot(s)[edit]

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Request for Comments on use of certain files not copyrighted in the US[edit]

Hello,

There is an ongoing discussion about the use of files on Wikipedia that are not protected by copyright in the US because there is no copyright relations between the US and the country of publication. You commented in a 2012 discussion on the same topic that resulted in no consensus. You are invited to share your views in the ongoing discussion. AHeneen (talk) 21:20, 3 January 2017 (UTC)