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Hello[edit]

An article you created, List of reportedly haunted locations in Bangladesh, is being discussed at the fringe theory noticeboard. The issue is that it looks a little too much like a paranormal travel guide than an article, and the draft that you are working on as an improvement to this article shares the same problem. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve this article, and make it more compliant with WP:FRINGE, please make some at the noticeboard. ThePlatypusofDoom (talk) 17:19, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

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Reply regarding PHL hwys[edit]

To TagaSanPedroAko and RioHondo: To be honest I cannot edit any road/hwy/expwy articles here on English Wikipedia, as I am blocked from editing here (since I use FreeBasics, as such, open proxy). I apologize, I cannot contribute here on enwiki for at least 3 years (that is, until March 2019), if it won't be extended. Following enwiki's blocking policy on open proxies, I cannot edit ALL of pages of enwiki except here—my talkpage. I now edit more frequently on Tagalog Wikipedia, especially to the PHL road articles that I created there based on articles here on enwiki, cos the block doesn't extend there to some degree. One of those articles I created there was tl:Sistema ng lansangang bayan sa Pilipinas—the tlwiki equivalent of both Philippine highway network and Philippine expressway network.

I use FreeBasics because I usually have little or no load/credit on my SIM card. I use mobile data for browsing on Internet (esp. Wikipedia). And furthermore, I have no regular access to network provider's promos and/or cannot reload with high denominations because I belong to the lower class. Because of FreeBasics, I can contribute to Wikipedia even without load. You may notice that I haven't edited on enwiki regularly since late March 2017 (except on very few occasions, when I "got lucky", that is, got access to short-lived, less-than-a-day promos of my network provider). Since then my sparse activity here (when I got a chance to register a less-than-a-day and short-lived promo) are minor corrections (as I did at Samsung Galaxy Star) and adding human-reviewed flags to several files (usu. about roads and/or typefaces) for transfer to Commons. Due to this, I greatly reduced the content on my userpage, and have my sandbox and personal draftspaces deleted via request (and I plan to add a request template to delete my entire userpage altogether, as I have not seen any sign of lifting this blockage in the near future).

Despite this, that doesn't stop my ability to spread my ample knowledge to the readers, and to that cause, I went on editing articles on tlwiki, where I can still edit to some degree. And despite my use of FreeBasics, I am a legitimate user; I was only affected collaterally. And I am no sockpuppet. To be honest, I condemn all sorts of sockpuppetry!

Again, I apologize for my inability to help in all PHL road/hwy/expwy articles on enwiki. I hope you'll understand my current situation. Thanks. JWilz12345 (talk) 12:50, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

Moving to commons img files that I myself tagged as {{copy to commons|human=JWilz12345}}[edit]

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Can I move to Wikimedia Commons some of the enwiki images that I myself tagged as {{copy to commons|human=JWilz12345}}? I have noticed that there is a serious backlog in Category:Copy to Wikimedia Commons reviewed by a human, with little or no reduction of files there. I'm planning to move to commons some of the files that I have added the template mentioned above. Thanks for answer to my question!

JWilz12345 (talk) 12:44, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Hey JWilz12345! Tagging {{copy to commons|human=JWilz12345}} pretty much says that you would move the file to Commons, but either haven't done so yet or would like someone else to do it. It's a perpetually-backlogged process, so any help is appreciated. I like to use WP:MTC! to move the files, as it tends to work better than toollabs:commonshelper. If you've got any questions, feel free to let me know! --AntiCompositeNumber (Ring me) 14:52, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

File:EDSA.jpg[edit]

To some other editor/admin: can I request the undeletion of the aforementioned File:EDSA.jpg (which was deleted on 24 November 2016)? After analyzing this now-deleted img (analyzed via a screenshot of the file's page that I captured last year and the contribs of its uploader), I am now confident and definite that its author is Docrx, and it belongs to him (using his upload log and contributions list). I admit that I made a mistake of forgetting to put {{Information |description…}} on the file. I may need some additional assistance/advice over this, though. Thanks! JWilz12345 (talk) 13:33, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi JWilz12345, I'm Waggers. The file was deleted by User:Explicit who is quite busy at the moment so might not be able to respond to a query very quickly. Instead, though, the best place to ask for the file to be restored is WP:REFUND. Although restoring the file is something I can do, the administrators that regularly patrol that noticeboard are probably better placed than me to decide on whether it would be appropriate to do so.
Hope that helps, WaggersTALK 21:38, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
To Waggers: Can I post my undeletion request to Explicit's talkpage directly?JWilz12345 (talk) 10:46, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

FOP PHL[edit]

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I need further clarification about the FOP for certain landmarks in my country (this discussion may need multiple commenters, e.g. User:RioHondo, User:P199, User:TagaSanPedroAko). The FOP page at Commons says:

" Not OK Chapter VIII ("Limitations on copyright) of part IV ("The law on copyright") of AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CODE AND ESTABLISHING THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, PROVIDING FOR ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (chapter found on pp. 84-90) does not appear to make any exception for photographs of copyrighted works. Bizarrely, the law itself is entirely based on the law of the United States and contains identical fair use provisions, which however are not acceptable.

ijon met with the Director of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines in November 2011, and asked about FoP. The Director said "The law is silent on the matter", and said they are waiting for case law to settle the question one way or another. The matter has not reached the supreme court yet."

But there are some instances that it doesn't apply, especially in older buildings/landmarks, some modern landmarks, etc.. To name some:

Based on Rizal Monument case, San_Agustin_Church_(Manila) is FOP in my assumption (I have already transferred File:Ph-mm-manila-intramuros-san agustin church (2014).JPG to commons). Based on that article it was founded in 1720 and has withstood many earthquakes in the past; it is the "sole survivor of the seven churches of Intramuros to survive the leveling by combined American and Filipino ground forces in May 1945" (therefore not rebuilt). It only undergone a cosmetic renovation in 2013, which for me is not a strong justification for No FOP PHL.

However, I'm not sure over the following landmarks (some info based on their enwiki articles):

I need further advice and assistance over this matter. Thanks! JWilz12345 (talk) 03:35, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

This question is rather specific for a general editing help request; few of the helpers will be familiar with the intricacies of Philippine copyright law. You may want to ask for more specific advice at WP:Copyright questions or possibly WT:WikiProject Philippines. My understanding is that for Wikipedia's purposes, the Philippines are considered not to have freedom of panorama, making regular copyright rules apply - which in the case of the Philippines seems to mean 50 years after the death of the creator of a work. The architects of structures built in the 1950s are likely to not have died by 1967; so unless you have evidence to the contrary for a specific building, you should assume they are still protected by copyright. On the other hand there's the issue of the threshold of originality; if a photo shows "just a wall", there's little to be copyrighted since walls aren't the invention of the specific architect who designed the building to which the wall belongs. This is getting more difficult when photos show more elaborate parts of a building, though, and I'd generally try to err on the side of caution. Huon (talk) 14:03, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Delete[edit]

@Waggers Good morning! Please delete my subpage User:JWilz12345/Today's pictures archive, as I now consider it excess subpage. I have decided that previous pictures of "Today's picture" in my userpage can be repeated in the future. Thanks! JWilz12345 (talk) 02:22, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

 Done. In future you might get a quicker response by adding the speedy deletion template {{db-userreq}} to the page itself. WaggersTALK 09:52, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
Re: @Waggers, I cannot do this at the moment, as my IP - exempt status has been expired since Aug. 27, so I'm totally depemdent on my talkpage (I'm using free data, concurrent to my situation here in this part of the Philippines). BTW, thanks for deleting the aforementioned page. :)JWilz12345 (talk) 10:04, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
I see. No worries, I'm happy to help. WaggersTALK 18:33, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
@Waggers: I also cannot edit at Wikimedia Commons due to the autoblock, despite the fact that I wanted to help categorize and/or clean up some of the files there. only did a few instances I could edit there when I'm on a trip (via WiFi hotspot), which is on rare occassions only. BTW, thanks again Waggers! :)JWilz12345 (talk) 01:12, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Autoblock[edit]

@Waggers: Like I said earlier (above), I'm using the open FreeBasics in browsing Internet, including my fav website Wikipedia. Since the launch of autoblocks, I wasn't able to edit or contribute here on enwiki. I have read Wikipedia:Appealing a block and Wikipedia:Autoblock. Although I wished to request for a long-term unblock, I am hesitant because of the fear that my request would be denied, as I have noticed in more than 60-80% of unblocking requests involving collateral autoblocks. I admit that I have made some minor wrongful edits/contribs here, although I'm ready to change. I'm planning to remove {{copy to commons|human=JWilz12345}} from two of the files I tagged before and add {{ffd}} template, after discovering a while ago that these are possible screenshots of skyline of Bolivia's admin cap. city, if my request is granted (I hope so). Can you give me further help or assistance regarding this? Thanks!JWilz12345 (talk) 05:06, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

I would strongly suggest following the procedure at {{Autoblock}}. I can see from your contributions that you've edited File:Skyline La Paz at night.png since making the request above, which would suggest you're not autoblocked. WaggersTALK 13:17, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

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Possible unauthorized use of my account[edit]

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To other editors: Recently I noticed that I got many notifications. I thought that i had these notifications here or in Tagalog Wikipedia, Commons, Wikidata, Chinese Wikipedia, Simple English Wikipedia, Old English Wikipedia, and Latin Wikipedia, but I haven't received any. When I looked at my Global account information, I found out that I had been attached to many global wikis, most of them I didn't visited with personally. I suspect that someone used my account without my knowledge. I need an advice on this. Thanks.JWilz12345 (talk) 12:43, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

I can only give you a partial reply that may allay your fears: Looking at your edit history, no edits have been made from your account that reflect unauthorised use or editing. It's always a very good idea to immediately change your password if you have concerns, and never leave a computer logged in where someone else can use it. Normally, you receive a notification from a foreign language wiki the first time you visit it. Over the course of a full 24 hours your account appears to have visited 100 different wikis - linking you to 170+ in total. If it wasn't you visiting these pages, perhaps to look up translations of words or topics, I have no explanation, other than to wonder whether there might have been a system-wide update or glitch which automated that process and sent you all those notificatoins at irregular intervals over 24 hours. However, my own account is attached to far fewer, so I'm sorry I can't give you a better answer. I won't mark this query as 'helped' lest someone with better systems knowledge can provide a fuller answer. Regards, Nick Moyes (talk) 13:22, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
@Nick Moyes: Thanks for your advice. Although I still need more answers or helps, like what you said. However, like earlier, thanks for your answer.JWilz12345 (talk) 13:35, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
Addition: I had only made significant contributions in the ff. languages of Wikipedia: English, Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog, and Simple English, and to some extent, Old English, Latin, French, Spanish, and Cebuano (mostly in adding images in geographical articles, but I did not contribute any major texts). In other languages, I only visited those major languages: Japanese, Malay, Indonesian, German, Thai, Russian, Arabic and several others for translation purposes, as my focus on Wikipedia is about geography and Philippines roads. But I never ever visited Wikipedias of Tibetan, Kazakh, and other "lesser" languages (which made me to think that someone used my account illegally). For other projects, I only contributed in Commons, Wkidata, Incubator (for the proposed Filipino Wikipedia), Meta, Wikivoyage (English only ) and Wiktionary (English and Tagalog only). I never ever visited Russian and Vietnamese Wikivoyages, despite these suspiciously appearing on my Global Account Info. I never visited Wikibooks and Wikiquote, although on one occassion I did visit English Wikispecies (in my curiousity, but only once). But to repeat, I never ever visited any editions of Wikibooks and Wikiquote).JWilz12345 (talk) 13:45, 17 December 2017 (UTC)
Hey JWilz12345, I've had a bit of a dig and it appears that a script ("cleanupUsersWithNoId.php") was run by the WMF operations folk which appears to have SUL linked to all these other wikis. I don't really understand why it linked you in places you've not visited, but at least its not a compromise! -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 14:03, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Help needed: Southeast Metro Manila Expressway[edit]

I have created an article for it, but is is far more stubbish. There are still no detail about its background and construction history, and a list of proposed interchanges. Can you help with it? TagaSanPedroAko (talk) 06:11, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

@TagaSanPedroAko: I cannot help greatly at this moment, as I am usually busy at my real life activities. Although I added some info in the article, using news from CNN Philippines as the basis. Should this help? And I am planning to make an article of this expressway in Tagalog Wikipedia, based on this article. I would attribute you (TagaSanPedroAko) as the original article contributor, to comply with Wikipedia's attribution policy in creating articles in other languages based on articles here. JWilz12345 (talk) 10:21, 18 January 2018 (UTC)