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Deleted image[edit]

Greetings, Explicit! I noticed that you deleted the image I uploaded for Oliver Stummvoll because it was a vio of WP:NFCC#1 (no free equivalent). From an overview of Google Image results, I thought that none of the images available would be any more appropriate for the article as they either didn't seem to have any identifiable copyright status, were clearly copyrighted in a way where they wouldn't meet NFCC, or wouldn't be of comparable educational value or encyclopedic enough. Is there a way for me to know for sure whether an image is usable or identify its copyright status? Thank you in advance. Linguist 111talk 16:54, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

@Linguist111: Well, generally, if you can't identify its copyright status, assume that the image is copyrighted. I did a quick search for freely licensed images of Stummvoll and found none. However, as the subject is alive and active, it is plausible for someone to take a photo of him and release it under a free license. Until then, the article will have to go on without a photo. — ξxplicit 06:12, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. :) Linguist 111talk 06:32, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Incomplete deletion[edit]

Hi Explicit - I noticed that Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2016 June 23#File:County Carlow.png had some files deleted and some not. I think it's because I should probably have changed the section header so the section wasn't automatically closed by bot. Kelly hi! 13:53, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

@Kelly: The files were not deleted because they were never properly tagged with {{ffd}}, and were therefore not eligible. Their deletion would have been out of process. I have previously reminded you to do this. The deletion tag must be added to each and every file you nominate for deletion. — ξxplicit 03:38, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Sally Brampton.jpg[edit]

I see that you deleted File:Sally Brampton.jpg but you didn't close the FFD discussion nor did anything with File:Reg Grundy 20 September 2010.jpg. Can you close the discussion? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 21:42, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

@Ricky81682: I'll get to it in a bit. — ξxplicit 03:38, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Mariah Carey - Love Takes Time US cover.jpg[edit]

I was not notified about the deletion. The deletion rationale is invalid. The CD version of Love Takes Time was never released commercially. The cassette one, however, was released commercially. The FFD needs to be relisted, or the image should be undeleted. Smarty9108 should have notified me first. I would have voted "keep", but I didn't have a chance. --George Ho (talk) 18:10, 20 July 2016 (UTC) Pinging again. --George Ho (talk) 18:12, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Just in case, I took this up to Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2016 July 22. George Ho (talk) 21:12, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

@George Ho: You were not notified because you were not the original uploader. So... there's that. — ξxplicit 03:38, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

The DRV wasn't successful. What else shall I do besides taking the dispute to Talk:Love Takes Time and WP:REFUND? --George Ho (talk) 17:47, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

@George Ho: Perhaps you can make your argument on the article's talk page and notify related WikiProjects of the issue, asking for others to opine on the issue? — ξxplicit 07:32, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

I pinged you about this image. The guy who had it deleted (Smarty9108) says that he wants it undeleted, so then he would upload the remastered image. Can you undelete the pre-remastered cassette image? George Ho (talk) 18:34, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

@George Ho: AnomieBOT swamps me with notifications when it closes FFD discussions, so I do miss some. I've undeleted the file. — ξxplicit 04:34, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

deleting gov doc[edit]

how many times do we have to go through this. there is no copyright on government documents!! your deletion of a manual cover (g104) and artwork from within. is uncalled for. List of U.S. Army weapons by supply catalog designation, -- Ok so now I see youv deleted numerous files. that were clearly sourced. I mean seriously how do you not recognize the front cover of an army manual that says it was published by the army? frankly if your to brain dead to recognize a picture out of an army manual, maybe you shouldn't be an editor. User:Brian in denver

I wold have properly responded to this, but appears I'm too* brain dead to do so. Pity. — ξxplicit 03:38, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

awww did the mean man hurt the little commies feelings? I'm done being nice especially when there is an obvious political agenda at work.

Done? Had you begun? I must have missed it. — ξxplicit 07:32, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
(talk page watcher) It looks like the deletion of these files was discussed at WP:Refund#Various files, so maybe there's a reason for undeleting some of them. Mistakes sometimes happen Brian in denver, and admins are more than happy to fix them when they can. Referring to other editors as you did above, however, is not really civil and is not really going to make them want to help you sort things out. Also, you probably should take a look at your user page because Wikipedia user pages are not really intended to look like articles. If this is a draft you're working on, then I suggest you move it to the article namespace, the draft namespace or to a user subpage so that it does not get deleted per WP:U5. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:07, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of Thai provincial flags[edit]

Hi, I noticed you recently deleted about 76 (I think) Thai provincial flag images. This added the country data templates using those flags to Category:Templates with missing files. I was wondering if you think any of these files could have been kept using {{PD-Thailand}}, perhaps specifying reason number 5. I can't see these files to determine if {{PD-Thailand}} would apply or not.

Breaking the images on those templates adds the articles using them to Category:Articles with missing files. I help keep down the backlog in both of these categories and I would appreciate any help you can provide.

- tucoxn\talk 16:56, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

@Tucoxn: Unfortunately, the uploader did not present sufficient information regarding the copyright status, the original author, or date of publication of these images. Various sources were provided for these images; they either did not verify the image stemmed from it, or the webpage failed to load at all. Additionally, various of these flags appear on this site, not helping matters much. I'm not sure what the best approach to resolve this issue would be. — ξxplicit 00:06, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. Do you have any ideas about determining whether these flags are public domaine images under Thailand's copyright laws for insignia? It looks like lots of insignia and a flag are within Commons:Category:PD-Thailand.
Regarding the webpage you listed, it's simply a collection of Wikipedia images. I took a look at the page's source code and all the images reference <img src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/th/......">. So, that website doesn't hold a copyright for any of those images. Is the same editor the uploader of all the images and is that editor still active?
Although I agree these images should not be on EN.WP if they're copyright protected (I don't think there's a way to keep them with a non-free use rationale), I think the easiest way to deal with these broken templates would be to keep the images (of course, only if we're allowed to keep them). Maybe another way to handle this would be to migrate these flag images to Commons. Thanks again for your help. - tucoxn\talk 12:37, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
Looks like these are all fixed. Thanks for your consideration! - tucoxn\talk 14:43, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
@Tucoxn: Apologies for not responding in a timely manner, I've been extremely busy lately. I'm glad to hear the issue has been resolved. Regards. — ξxplicit 07:32, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

You deleted an unused file that was used[edit]

You probably acted correctly, and I don't really know what the policy or guidelines are for this sort of thing. The file was File:Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box.jpg, which was used on the article Oh Very Young under the heading "See also".— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:12, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

I contacted Paine Ellsworth and apparently the idea is the deleted file was replaced with another one. So whatever he wants to do, that's what will be done.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:34, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

@Vchimpanzee: Hi, non-free files are considered orphaned if they are not used in the sense that they are displayed as they are in the infobox of Buddha and the Chocolate Box. However, it appears that the simple change of the link on Oh Very Young has rectified the issue. — ξxplicit 00:06, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of File:Kit body Sar2016Home.png and File:Kit right arm Sar2016HomeRight.png[edit]

Lack of licencing but you've completely messed up Sarawak FA kit. Could you help me by reuploading it with the right licensing. Use the same licensing File:Kit left arm Sar2016HomeLeft.png since I created it. I would do it myself but I no longer have the images. - Larcombe (talk) 09:48, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

@Larcombe: Very well, I'll adjust the licensing information on these files accordingly. If I'm not mistaken, you may have selected something along the lines of 'not knowing the license' at the upload form, which automatically tagged these files as lacking a license. — ξxplicit 07:32, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
@Larcombe: I hadn't realized, but File:Kit left arm Sar2016HomeLeft.png doesn't have a license, either. Please adjust the description pages for all images accordingly. — ξxplicit 08:27, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Windsor Palace (Thailand).jpg[edit]

Hi. You recently deleted File:Windsor Palace (Thailand).jpg. Was this done under CSD#F8 or due to its listing at FFD? In any case, the deletion seemed premature, since the file's copyright status is still being discussed on Commons. If it's kept there, you might want to append the deletion log to reflect that it was F8 deleted; if Commons decides on deletion, I'll ask again for restoration here under the NFCC. Thanks. --Paul_012 (talk) 11:36, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

@Paul 012: I deleted the image based on the FFD discussion. It'll be no problem to restore the image if you wish to license it under fair use in the case that it gets deleted on Commons. — ξxplicit 11:41, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Hi. Please restore the image. It should be used under the NFCC, with the rationale: "Image is used to depict a now-demolished historic building, aiding the reader's understanding of the subject; an alternative is impossible create." --Paul_012 (talk) 13:35, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
@Paul 012: Sorry for the delay, I've been swamped at worked lately. I've restored the file. Please make sure adjust the description page accordingly. — ξxplicit 07:32, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, but I'm still not seeing the file at File:Windsor Palace (Thailand).jpg. Could you please check again? --Paul_012 (talk) 11:05, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
I am seeing it... Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 11:31, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Hartford Whalers Logo.svg[edit]

I see this logo was deleted. Can it be reinstated? WP:IUP#FORMAT is clear that if it is available then the logo should be in .svg format – Drawings, icons, logos, maps, flags and other such images are preferably uploaded in SVG format as vector images. Images with large, simple, and continuous blocks of color which are not available as SVG should be in PNG format. I don't know what that user was thinking, but he/she should have consulted with the project before taking such actions. Or is there a way to look at the logs and contact the original image's uploader? – Sabbatino (talk) 09:46, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

@Sabbatino: I'll go ahead and restore the image for you. — ξxplicit 07:32, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Let me know when it is restored. – Sabbatino (talk) 07:42, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
@Sabbatino: Yes check.svg Done. — ξxplicit 08:24, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Playdead logo.gif[edit]

Greetings, since I evidently have to say this in several places ... that file should not be deleted as F5 because it isn't clear at all whether it is indeed non-free. It is at FFD for this reason but there is no way to prevent the bot from mistagging it.Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:41, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus: I've gone ahead and moved the file to Commons, as the threshold of originality for Denmark appears to be higher (cf. Commons:Deletion requests/File:Faroebadge.tif). In cases like this, you can be bold and adjust the license as you see fit. It (generally) doesn't hurt! — ξxplicit 10:13, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Screen grab of Cultural Marxism articles on Wikipedia and Metapedia.png[edit]

Hi Explicit. Regarding this, half of the screenshot comprises of content from Matapedia, potentially making the file a derivative of non-free content. -FASTILY 08:19, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

@Fastily: Metapedia releases its content under GNU Free Documentation License 1.3. — ξxplicit 09:04, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Sean Gannon (footballer)[edit]

Hi,

You deleted an article in relation to Sean Gannon back in 2013 due to him not fulfilling the notability criteria at the time. I would like to recreate his article now that he fulfils the WikiFootball notability criteria of playing for a fully professional club, Dundalk FC, against another fully professional club, BATE Borisov, in the Champions League qualifiers. Upon confirmation of this I would like to proceed and create articles for the other players who played in this fixture as per http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36960620.

Many thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IrishTennis (talkcontribs) 12:38, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

@IrishTennis: Yes, you are free to recreate the article. If you'd like, I can restore the deleted content as well. — ξxplicit 09:04, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

@Explicit: Ah I hadn't realised it was possible to restore the old content. Yes, that would be great as a starting point for the article. Will I let you recreate the page with that content then and I will perform further edits myself? Thanks for your help. --IrishTennis (talk) 10:14, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

@IrishTennis: Yes check.svg Done, Sean Gannon (footballer) has been restored. — ξxplicit 10:22, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

@Explicit: Much appreciated. Thanks! --IrishTennis (talk) 10:45, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

World Kickboxing Network[edit]

On 6th August 2012 you deleted the page World Kickboxing Network. Your stated concern was: no supported claims of notability. Please refer to the following references that are significantly opposite such statement in order to recover the deleted page. Thank you.

World Kickboxing Network official website
Stephane Cabrera Develops Kickboxing

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Parviziskender (talkcontribs) 12:56, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

@Parviziskender: Are you asking for the article to be restored? — ξxplicit 09:04, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
@Explicit: The term 'asking' may supposedly breach the Wikipedia policy regarding the question of interest, that I, presumably, might have in this particular subject.

Therefore, I belive, that I could only provide the recommendation with the references submitted earlier, alongside the suggestion that the article should be restored, as well as being topped-up with the considerable information, due to the role that the World Kickboxing Network plays for combat sports. Thank you. --Parviziskender (talk) 18:25, 7 August 2016 (AWST)

@Explicit: G'day mate, in addition please consider the following references from inside the Wikipedia.

Kickboxing weight classes

World Kickboxing Network in Russian Wikipedia Всемирная Сеть Кикбоксинга (WKN)

World Kickboxing Network in Polish Wikipedia World Kickboxing Network

Please advise when the article is restored. Thank you.

--Parviziskender (talk) 12:14, 12 August 2016 (AWST)

@Parviziskender: The use of other Wikipedia articles as sources constitutes a circular source, which is not permitted. You may want to take a look at the notability guideline for organizations and companies. Additionally, as you previously mentioned that you are in conflict of interest with the subject, it's advised that you avoid editing such articles. — ξxplicit 02:05, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

@Explicit: I wasn't aware of Wiki articles prohibited as sources. In regards to notability guideline for organizations and companies please consider the following references as a few examples where the World Kickboxing Network made history.

WKN promoted world championship Jerome Le Banner vs. Espedito da Silva at Don King event Evander Holyfield vs. Vaughn Bean, consequently being the first to introduce a large audience in the USA with thai boxing.

WKN promoted the first ever K-1 event in Brazil.

WKN sanctioned the first ever kickboxing world championship in Romania

WKN is the first to take Romanian athlete to compete outside the country

1) WKN is the first to promote kickboxing world championship in Nigeria

2) WKN is the first to promote kickboxing world championship in Nigeria

WKN is the first to sanction a professional kickboxing event in Malta

Indeed, I may have a conflict of interest in this subject, therefore I provide you with the information to make a decision in restoring and editing the article.

I apprehend the statement of 'An organization is not notable merely because a notable person or event was associated with it.' However, since the leading industry participants choose the World Kickboxing Network as the sanctioning body for their events, including the latest Superkombat Fighting Championship, as well as the eminent athletes compete in defense of their WKN titles, such as Yohan Lidon, Nathan Corbett just to name a couple, it is evident that such organization has its notable place in the industry.

In addition, I believe that the public may want to be able to read about the World Kickboxing Network on Wikipedia since the list of past and current prominent athletes constantly compete for the WKN titles as well as such athletes themselves. Thank you.

--Parviziskender (talk) 11:32, 16 August 2016 (AWST)

Plant City seal[edit]

Are you sure that the F5 tag (which the bot keeps adding) is correct in light of Wikipedia:Files_for_discussion/2016_July_10#File:Plant_City_City_Seal.jpg. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:23, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus: This file was replaced by a PNG version on Commons, likely in light of the FFD nomination. Unless there was a reason to keep the inferior JPG version, I don't see the point in being needlessly bureaucratic in the manner of which it was deleted, as it was going to be regardless. — ξxplicit 09:30, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
Ah, OK. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:31, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Image undeletion request[edit]

Hi. On 7 August 2016, you deleted the file File:ABC News Australia.png as it breached WP:F5. However, this was only due to the fact that a user removed the image from its only article with no clear reasoning, but it needs to be reinstated as it was used in the infobox to serve as primary means of visual identification for the article's subject. Could you please undelete the file so that the image can be put back on the article it originally appeared on? Regards. – Nick Mitchell 98 talk 04:38, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Update: I just saw the template you have at the top of your talk page, asking that undeletion requests go to WP:REFUND. I have gone there instead, sorry to bother you. – Nick Mitchell 98 talk 04:46, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Luke-Treadwell close large.jpg[edit]

Hello. I am here to request an undeletion of a file for which I have found important sourced commentary for to place in it's caption. Once the file is undeleted, I will ensure that it is reduced in size and stays within that one section of the article as it did before deletion. The commentary is strictly about the subject and it's real-life applications.

Regards--NadirAli نادر علی (talk) 20:54, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

@NadirAli: Very well, I've restored the image for you. — ξxplicit 01:59, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Very much appreciated. I will also continue to ensure that it stays within the fair use restrictions.--NadirAli نادر علی (talk) 02:01, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Restore Free Image of more than 60 years whose copyright already expired :File:Bihar Kesari Sri Babu & Bihar Vibhuti Anugrah Babu.jpg[edit]

Sir,

The File -File:Bihar Kesari Sri Babu & Bihar Vibhuti Anugrah Babu.jpg is an image taken on 15th August 1947, i.e. 70 years ago!

As per Indian law, the image is absolutely in public domain and is free since its copyright ceased to exist and lapsed in 2007 itself. It seems due to some misunderstanding it is erroneously deleted

It is a historic and free image and should be restored as it displays an important historic occassion, i.e. swearing in of first govt. in 1947 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 223.231.35.38 (talk) 10:03, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

I believe you have brought this up before, as can you can see at User talk:Explicit/Archive 24#query about a 69 years old deleted image. The explanation as to why the image is not freely licensed and why it was deleted was detailed there. — ξxplicit 02:05, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Kapsetaki duo.jpg[edit]

Thanks for deleting it. I knew there was a backlog, so was going to wait till Sept., but am happy to see the image go. Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:32, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of File:Teemo lantern.jpeg[edit]

I thought the fair use rationale was pretty clearly indicated. Anyways, even if it wasn't, this hardly even resembles the character its based on, so I don't even think it's fair use anyways.--Prisencolin (talk) 00:32, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

@Prisencolin: This file had a non-free license ({{Non-free fair use}}), but it did not contain a fair use rationale ({{Non-free use rationale}})). A derivative work of a copyrighted character is still considered non-free, so it would still require fair use. — ξxplicit 00:44, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
The lantern isn't exactly a costume, but I think the costuming principle may apply. The photo of a guy in a Spiderman costume was allowed to be on commons, and it has a far closer resemblance to the original, copyrighted work than the Teemo lantern.--Prisencolin (talk) 02:44, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
@Prisencolin: That's quite a stretch, especially since that's not the conclusion reached in the discussion on Commons. — ξxplicit 05:00, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Well maybe this image doesn't belong on Commons, but it should on en.wiki. I need to brush up on my licensing knowledge, but there's no way that if that spiderman guy is allowed, that the teemo lantern isn't.--Prisencolin (talk) 18:54, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Could you temporarily restore the image for comparison purposes? I'd like to post it at Wikipedia:Files for discussion and/or Wikipedia:Media copyright questions--Prisencolin (talk) 21:41, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
@Prisencolin: Very well, I've gone ahead and restored the image. Please do take it one of the discussion venues. — ξxplicit 05:24, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

PUF comment[edit]

Hi Explicit. A comment was just added to a PUF you closed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files/2015 November 15#Files uploaded by User:Henry Austen. I still had the page on my watchlist, but the thread's been long archived and PUF no longer exists. I'm not sure if whether the comment should be removed, or left as is. Please advise. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:36, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

@Marchjuly: Hm, I don't think it would make much of a difference either way. I would just leave it, but I wouldn't oppose its removal, either. — ξxplicit 00:44, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look. I'll just leave it since it seems to have been made in good faith and its possible someone else may be able to address the editors concerns. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:47, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Football Association of Singapore crest.svg[edit]

Hi Explicit. I pinged you for reference, but I'm wondering if you wouldn't mind commenting at User talk:Marchjuly#Your edit on Singapore football national team page regarding the non-free use of this file. I always end up bringing this kind of stuff to your user talk, but a comment from you might help clarify things. Thanks in advance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:09, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

@Marchjuly: The editor appears to have stopped for now, but I'll keep an eye on the situation. — ξxplicit 05:24, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Section 118 of the Constitution of Australia[edit]

Hi Explicit. I note that in November 2012 you deleted the article 'Section 118 of the Constitution of Australia'. I did look for some discussion on this, although could not locate any (my apologies if I've overlooked something). Anyways, Section 118 is quite a crucial section of the Australian Constitution, which in effect means that in Australia state laws, legal entities created under state legislation, and state court judgments, have nationwide validity. It is relevant that this clause in the Australian Constitution follows closely the wording of an equivalent clause in the United States Constitution, and there is indeed a specific Wikipedia page for the correspondence clause in the US Constitution - Full faith and credit clause. Just as there is a Wikipedia article for the US clause, so too I think it is arguable that there needs to be a similar clause for Section 118 of the Australian Constitution. The instructions for re-creating a deleted page indicate that I should contact the person who deleted this, and thus this message. I should add that, if you're agreeable to my re-creating the page, I can make sure that this is well referenced. Sue2016 (talk) 03:46, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

I've just noticed a notation that the Explicit seems to be inactive at the moment. Therefore I will make a request for the article to bee restored. Sue2016 (talk) 03:48, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

@Sue2016: Section 118 of the Constitution of Australia did not contain any content, as it was a redirect page that led to Chapter V of the Constitution of Australia, which itself was proposed for deletion with the rationale: "unannotated (bar formatting) quotation of source document. WP:NOTMIRROR". This went uncontested for seven days, which resulted in its deletion. Is the latter a page you're also interested in having restored? — ξxplicit 02:14, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for that feedback. What I will do, therefore, is to ahead and create the page, hopefully with meaningful content and with plenty of reliable sources. Sue2016 (talk) 02:50, 29 August 2016 (UTC)