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Fair use image restore request[edit]

Please restore File:Windows Server 2012 R2.png – it is to be used in the article Windows Server 2012 R2. Modernponderer (talk) 08:15, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

@Modernponderer:  Done, file restored. xplicit 23:29, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Request for restoring Wikipedia page of K7 Total Security[edit]

Dear Sir/Mam,

I am writing to you on behalf of K7 Computing, a global provider of leading IT security solutions for enterprises and consumers. Incorporated in 1991, K7 Computing has its registered office in Chennai, India and a strong presence in all Indian states. With more than 20,000 channel partners, K7 Computing is protecting more than 25 million customers worldwide against threats to their IT environment. Corporate website

K7 Computing’s flagship product; K7 Total Security had a Wikipedia page which was deleted in October 2016 and the reason quoted was "Non-notable product developed by non-notable company".

Please allow me to share a few media coverage here to support the fact that K7 Computing is indeed a notable company with millions of users actively using K7 Total Security product.

Please find pasted below links to a few authentic and trustworthy media publications those have published news about K7 Computing. All these are category A publications in India and few of these have international presence as well.

The Times of India - K7 Computing eyes $50mn revenue, to expand to US and Europe

Business Standard - K7 Computing eyes $50mn revenue, to expand to US and Europe

The Financial Express - K7 Computing eyes $50mn revenue, to expand to US and Europe

India Today - K7 Computing eyes $50mn revenue, to expand to US and Europe

Outlook - K7 Computing eyes $50mn revenue, to expand to US and Europe

Money Control - K7 Computing eyes $50mn revenue, to expand to US and Europe

Express Computer CRN - K7 Computing Celebrates Completion of 25 Years

Zee Business - K7 Computing eyes $50mn revenue, to expand to US and Europe

VARIndia - K7 Computing completes 25 glorious years

Channel Drive - K7 Computing Unveils K7 Academy, Celebrates Completion of 25 Years

United news of India (UNI) - K7 Computing launches new security solutions

The Times of India - Chennai's homegrown cybersecurity enterprise K7 Computing expands to B2B segment

The Hindu - Concern about cybersecurity on the rise

The Hindu Business Line - K7 launches cyber security products large enterprises

CIOL - K7 Computing Announces Strategic Repositioning and Expansion of its Enterprise Security Business

CRN India - K7 Computing announces strategic repositioning and expansion

Communications Today - Concern About Cybersecurity on The Rise

B4U media - K7 Computing Announces Strategic Repositioning and Expansion of its Enterprise Security Business at its Annual K7 Odyssey Event

3rdEyeReports - K7 Computing Announces Strategic Re-positioning and Expansion

SPO India - Help the people in distress in Kerala with K7 Computing

VAR India - AI helps in staying ahead of ever-evolving threats

Request you to kindly restore the page of K7 Total Security on Wikipedia and guide me to create a Wikipedia page on K7 Computing. Kindly let me know if I could assist you with further information about the company or any specific detail.

Thanks and regards Rashmi Markhedkar Official email: (talk) 13:46, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done – as a contested proposed deletion, the article has been restored upon request. xplicit 23:29, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Dear Sir/ Mam, Thank you for restoring the page on K7 Total Security. I had 2 queries – 1) The Wikipedia page of K7 Total Security is still not reflecting in Google search. Kindly help me understand if this takes some time. 2) The Wikipedia page of K7 Total Security is in a language other than English. Is it possible to have a Wikipedia page of K7 Total Security in English Also, would request you to guide/ help me to create a Wikipedia page for K7 Computing, the company. Request you to let me know if I can assist you with any information or detail. Regards Rashmi Markhedkar Official email: Rashmimarkhedkar (talk) 13:16, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Request for restoring page that was deleted[edit]

Hello, I noticed a page about me (Marquis_Wright) was deleted and saw somewhere that you were the person to reach out to. I'm not familiar with editing or creating pages on Wikipedia and believe I may have tried to update some content on it without being logged onto a wikipedia account. An administrator explained the controversy there to me and how the page can be flagged as a result. However, I wanted to reach out to you and see if you can undue the page deletion.

Thanks, Marquis — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mnw30 (talkcontribs) 01:02, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

@Mnw30: Yes check.svg Done – as a contested proposed deletion, the article has been restored upon request. xplicit 01:23, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Explicit. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Page deletion[edit]

Hello, Explicit,

I was looking at the Deletion Log and noticed that you are often deleting 5 or 6 or more pages during the same minute. Is there a script that helps you delete more than one page at the same time? Maybe it's my old computer but I find myself only being able to delete one page every minute or every two minutes. I was wondering if there was some tool available that would make this go faster.

Thanks for any advice you can offer! Liz Read! Talk! 01:33, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

@Liz: Hi, I use Twinkle's batch deletion for deleting multiple pages under the same rationale. I mostly use this tool for pages in the file namespace. Other times (usually for expired WP:PROD, which all come with different deletion rationales), I simply open several tabs at a time and review the pages and histories individually. Upon confirming they are eligible for deletion under the process, I manually delete them in quick succession. xplicit 03:41, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Explicit. I'll have to look into batch deletion mode. You must have a quick deletion finger! Unfortunately, my laptop is running slowly and I'm finding that Twinkle is taking about 2 minutes to tag an empty category for deletion and log it on my CSD log page. I posted a note about it on the Twinkle talk page but I'm beginning to think it is a problem with my computer, not Twinkle. Liz Read! Talk! 04:08, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

File:Coat of Arms of the NUI.png[edit]

I notice you deleted this file on the basis that it was unused (F5). The reason it was unused is that a rogue user had removed it from the page where it was needed (National University of Ireland). For this reason I recommend reinstating it. Zacwill (talk) 11:51, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

@Zacwill:  Done, file restored. xplicit 11:59, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! Zacwill (talk) 12:13, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

S. Thurairaja[edit]

Hi Explicit, in October you deleted the article S. Thurairaja, would you be able to restore it, or move it to a user page of mine, so that I can expand it. Thank you.--Blackknight12 (talk) 09:13, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

@Blackknight12:  Done, content moved to User:Blackknight12/S. Thurairaja. xplicit 12:09, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks--Blackknight12 (talk) 05:57, 25 November 2018 (UTC)


Hey Explicit,

I was wondering if you would still consider being an admin over at Commons. From your experience dealing with files, you could be a positive benefit to the project. -- 1989 (talk) 06:01, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

@1989: Hmm, I'll mull it over for a bit and decide soon. xplicit 10:37, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Sure thing. When you decide, let me know. Here's a guide of what you’d get into, if you’re interested. -- 1989 (talk) 13:06, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

See you again[edit]

Oh ho !!!, so surprise, today I has been see your personal page, and I watched your page: views history. Now I see you have many enemy ! and I'm think I know why ? Đông Minh (talk) 01:19, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Request to Restore Inspirock Page[edit]

Hi Explicit,

I'm reaching out to request restoration of the Inspirock page. This indicates that you had requested deletion on the grounds ‘Non-notable company’ / ‘WP:NCORP’:

However, a few news pieces have been published about Inspirock that might help the company meet the standard for notability: Los Angeles Times - Inspirock is the subject, rather than a mentioned company. This is not a sponsored article. - Conde Nast, a leading travel publication, reviewed Inspirock in 2015. - PhocusWire (formerly Tnooz), another well-known travel publication, published this article about Inspirock in 2016. - 36kr, the Chinese equivalent of TechCrunch, has 11 million monthly visitors and published this feature article about Inspirock in 2015. - ProTV is a leading Romanian media outlet that has its own Wikipedia page; the article briefly describes Inspirock, but the video provides a lengthier discussion beginning at about 00:38. This is not a sponsored spot.

Based on the above examples, I hope you will reconsider Inspirock's suitability for inclusion on Wikipedia.

Sieffron79 (talk) 22:13, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

@Sieffron79: Hi, Inspirock has already been restored and moved to Draft:Inspirock by other administrators. xplicit 23:40, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Disruptive Editing[edit]

This page needs admin intervention

A user keeps messing on the cast list. Also, pretty sure they're using VPN. Thanks. (talk) 05:31, 30 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi, can you block (talk · contribs · WHOIS)? Thanks. -KH-1 (talk) 00:10, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

@KH-1: Got beat to it! xplicit 00:11, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Martina Sanollová[edit]

Just curious. I've renominated this for deletion, and feel it needs to be salted.(Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Martina Sanollová) You mentioned when you deleted this the first time in April that the article was created by a paid editor. Who was that user? I have a sneaking suspicion that may have been a User:Jan Blanicky sock? A Blanicky created the article on the Czech Wikipedia, ([[1]]). User: Heptapolein recreated the English article(and created the German article) in September and he was just discovered to be a sockpuppet of Blanicky and has a conflict of interest in that he helped write and maintain the official website for Vladimir Hirsch, who is a collaborator of Martina Sanollová and is in Skrol with her.(evidence here:, clearly authored by "Blanicky,J" and there are pictures on the page that Blanicky has claimed to have taken himself and has even uploaded to Wikipedia.) - R9tgokunks 01:37, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

@R9tgokunks: The article was originally created by Blanicky, which has been blocked for some time now. In regards to salting, I usually don't implement such protection to a deleted article until it gets deleted a third time. xplicit 04:27, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
@Explicit:I suspected so. That's interesting. So... he basically created the website for Vladimir Hirsch and had started (including sockpuppets) nearly every transwiki article on him. I wonder how I would go about getting those removed? How exactly were you able to know Blanicky was a paid contributor? I'm appalled that if this was common knowldge amongst people that he was able to go on with creating/advocting for all those articles. - R9tgokunks 06:59, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
@R9tgokunks: When I seek assistance on matters of sister projects, I go to meta:Administrators of Wikimedia projects, look for an active user, and post my concern on their talk page. I don't have much information about this contributor; the article was proposed for deletion by Praxidicae, so she may be able to assist you further. xplicit 07:09, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Commons question[edit]

I have a question regarding images on Commons. File:MQ-8 VX-20 NAS Point Mugu (cropped).jpg image has been cropped, but the uploader didn't provide the specific link to the original file on source's site. Is there a specific tag for requesting the specific image link for Commons? I have a reason for asking for the link. Thanks. - BilCat (talk) 02:06, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

@BilCat: These can be tagged as Template:No source since. My reverse Google search suggests the image originates from here, which is not a government website. xplicit 04:27, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. That wasn't what I thought the issue might be, but it does look like a copyvio, as the image is tagged "Northrop Grumman photo". I've had issues with the uploader over the changing of backgrounds on images, but I've never seen a hint any copyvio issues with him. I hate to even bring it up with him for fear of widening the rift between us. I'll tag the image with "No source" and see where it goes from there. - BilCat (talk) 05:05, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
(talk page watcher)] @BilCat: There seem to be two pages on the MQ-8 found on the source website ([2] and [3]), so perhaps one of those photos is an acceptable replacement. When I'm not fairly certain whether something's a copyvio, I ask for feedback at c:COM:VPC. Often someone is able to sort things out and a copyvio will be tagged as such or c:COM:DR'd as necessary by someone else without myself having to do anything further. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:37, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks. While I'm experienced on English Wikipedia, I haven't spent enough time on Commons to know my way well around it yet, so thanks for the suggestions. - BilCat (talk) 05:56, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
It originally came from their media report from the news section, but won't link the article (US Naval institute) - FOX 52 (talk) 05:42, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Some official US government websites do use copyrighted photos/content provided by third-parties; if that's the case here, then I don't think you can claim it's PD if the file can be established to have originated somewhere else. Does the source for the file attribute it to the US Navy like is done here? -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:47, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
Yeah I see your point (I'll do some more digging to clear it) Thanks FOX 52 (talk) 05:53, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
If it says "Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman" like it does here, then it's probably not going to be PD? If that's the case, c:COM:DR the file and upload one which is a Navy photo. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:56, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @FOX 52: Did it state it was a Navy photo? Because the Northrop image claims it as its own. I'm sure that's not a rare occurrence when dealing with government contractor photos and publishers, so I'm not assuming you're incorrect. In my experience, we've usually assumed a company's claim is correct, and not used the photo. - BilCat (talk) 05:57, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
It was from a group montage from US Naval institute, and it may not be free as Marchjuly pointed out. (and now I can't find the montage) - Will search FOX 52 (talk) 06:07, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
FYI I moved for a rdf less of a headache to deal with - FOX 52 (talk) 06:14, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Nir Brand article[edit]


Two months ago I've created a page titled Nir Brand with all relevant information about the person who is a philanthropist and a musical conductor. For some reason it has been deleted by you, I'd like to understand why, and how this action ce be reverted.

Thank you, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Utrecht1 (talkcontribs) 11:39, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

@Utrecht1: Hi, Nir Brand was proposed for deletion by another editor with the following concern: "Unref blp; no evidence of meeting WP:ENT or WP:GNG." It went uncontested for seven days and was deleted as a result. You are highly encouraged to read the aforementioned notability guidelines regarding entertainers, as well as the notability guideline for musicians to understand what constitutes "notable" on Wikipedia. For contesting the deletion, please see WP:CONTESTED. xplicit 01:03, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

My profile picture was deleted, even though I email a permission to use it[edit]

My profile picture: was deleted for lack of a license file. However, I emailed with an email from the photographer giving me permission to use his photograph of me. I sent this email on Dec. 3. It is reproduced below. I thought this would suffice. What else is needed? If you need the photograph again, to restore it, please email me, or


Marc Levoy <> Mon, Dec 3, 11:27 PM (5 days ago) to permissions-en

Marc Levoy Distinguished Engineer [Googler] Machine Intelligence US-MTV-1875-1-1D1C levoy 2011-06 +1 650-253-6441 [Hide] I believe this should satisfy your licensing requirements for this picture, as explained to me in the "File permission problem" entry at the bottom of:

-Marc Levoy

Distinguished Engineer Google Research Forwarded message --------- From: Florian Kainz <> Date: Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 3:53 PM Subject: Re: Permission to use your Xmas party photo of me To: Marc Levoy <>

Sure, feel free to use the picture on Wikipedia.

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 12:17 PM Marc Levoy <> wrote: Florian,

I switched the photo on my "Marc Levoy" Wikipedia page (which BTW I did not create, but have kept up to date) to your photo of me from the 2014 Xmas party. The photo is attached for reference. Wikipedia is asking for an email proving that you allow me to use the photo for this purpose. Responding to this email with a Yes (assuming you allow it) would probably suffice for their purposes.

-Marc — Preceding unsigned comment added by MarcLevoy (talkcontribs) 08:20, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) Hi MarcLevoy. After reading your post, it appears that the copyright holder is only agreeing "for use on Wikipedia only". If that's the case, then it's not going to be sufficient to release the file under a free license that Wikipedia accepts. The copyright holder has to agree to WP:CONSENT, which basically means that they have to agree to allow anyone anywhere in the world to download the file at anytime and use for any purpose, including commercial and derivative use. If the copyright agreed to this in the email they sent to Wikimedia OTRS, then an OTRS volunteer verify the email, will cleanup the file by adding the appropriate file copyright license and add Template:OTRS permission to the file's page; if, however, the copyright owner didn't agree to WP:CONSENT, the file cannot be kept. If the email you posted above is the same one you sent to OTRS, then I'm afraid it's not going to be accepted.
About keeping your page up-to-date, the first thing you need to understand is that it isn't "your page", but rather a Wikipedia article written about you and you have no claim of ownership or final editorial control over the article or any of it's content. In fact, you're considered by Wikipedia to have a conflict of interest with respect to anything written about you in any Wikipedia articles; so, you shouldn't really be directly editing such articles at all, except in some very certain specific cases. Please carefully take a look at Wikipedia:Plain and simple conflict of interest guide and Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons#Relationship between the subject, the article, and Wikipedia for some more information on this.
Finally, you can use your real name as your username if you wish, but you should be aware of WP:REALNAME. You might also wish to be careful about posting any personal information such as email addresses, etc. anywhere on Wikipedia simply because all Wikipedia pages can be pretty much seen by anyone with an Internet connection and there's no guarantee that someone might not use such information inappropriately. -- Marchjuly (talk) 09:22, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Hi again MarcLevoy. Since you also posted pretty much the same question at User talk:Diannaa#Please reinstate my profile picture:, you should check the answer left there by Justlettersandnumbers (an OTRS volunteer) regarding the email you sent to OTRS. As I suspected, it's not going to be sufficient for verification purposes, but for a slightly different reason. OTRS doesn't accept forward permission emails; so, Florian Kanz (the photographer) is going to have to be the one who emails them. -- Marchjuly (talk) 22:35, 8 December 2018 (UTC)