User talk:Jcb

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See also User:Jcbos - Jcb (talk) 20:36, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

International Drug Mart[edit]

Could you please try to remember to add {{ConfirmationOTRS}} to the talk pages of articles with confirmed permission so that editors don't tag something as copyvio if they happen to miss the OTRS link in the edit history? VernoWhitney (talk) 12:46, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Ok, thanks, I will keep this in mind. Jcb (talk) 22:14, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

OTRS isn't the final answer[edit]

Jcb, your comments on several of the discussions here: Wikipedia:Possibly_unfree_files/2011_January_21 are that we have an OTRS, the images were subsequently moved to Commons. We had a single OTRS from Keith Law. Keith Law is user:velvettfogg and a subject of many of the photos. He states in the upload information that they are from personal collections and then goes on to include the sources (Pye Records, Walsall Observer, Express and Star, etc.), unless the copyright holder or its successor in interest affirmatively transferred the rights to Mr. Law his OTRS ticket is meaningless. I have pointed this out to a Commons admin who has deleted them but I wanted to make sure you understood this matter. If you have any questions about it, I'd be happy to explain further.--Doug.(talk contribs) 23:17, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

The Blockheads[edit]

What a long and tortuous process it was for me to get Steve Speight's photos of The Blockheads from flickr onto Commons. I had suggested to Steve that as a courtesy he might be given credit for these in the article. I now see that you have removed all six credits, without any edit summary explanation or any Talk Page discussion. I very much doubt that Steve will complain, and even if he did I guess he has no way now of retrieving his copyright, which as far as I understand it, he has now relinquished for ever. I am no lover of image credits myself, but the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license states this: "attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work)." Am I missing something here? Thanks. 14:48, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

p.s. I see you've been more lenient with Adam Ant, and have given an edit summary explanation there. But I'm not sure why. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:52, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I understand the misinterpretation of this text. You are not the first one and will not be the last one to get confused by it. The words 'the manner specified by the author' mean that the author can specify with what text string he will be contributed, e.g. 'Wikipedia user X' or 'John Doe (John Doe Professional Photographers)'. It does not mean that they can specify where this text string will have to be placed. Jcb (talk) 15:08, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I came across this credit because somebody at OTRS was refering to it and requested to do the same with her pictures). Jcb (talk) 15:11, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I see. Yes, I think there's a very unfortunate small amount of room for misunderstanding there, that was not really made clear to me by the OTRS volunteers. I'm sure what you have done is wholly in line with policy. But do you think it's wholly fair? Is there no room for compromise? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:18, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I think it's fair not to credit the photographer at the article page, at least as long as we don't credit the author(s) of the article text there. An author may have spend many hours to write an excellent article, but will not be credited in the article text. The user names of the text authors are one click away from the article (history page), it seems fair to me that the same applies to photographers (one click at the picture will bring you to the image description page). Jcb (talk) 15:35, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I feel I have unwittingly cheated Steve Speight from what both he and I were expecting. I feel he's given up his copyright under somewhat false pretences. What redress does he have? It's too bad. And I not sure I would have the gall to ask him to make any others available. Meanwhile, you seem to have missed one at the Adam Ant article. Martinevans123 (talk) 15:42, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I understand this is a difficult situation (I made some comparable mistakes as well at Wikipedia in the past nine years). Maybe the best thing to do is just explain the situation to him. If he gets angry about the situation, he may contact me for an explanation. If he mails to and starts the message with 'to be processed by OTRS user Jcb', I expect my colleagues to leave it for me. Jcb (talk) 15:57, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
That's very reasonable of you. Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 16:18, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

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Fixed. Jcb (talk) 15:36, 5 October 2013 (UTC)


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What did I miss?[edit]

What did I miss regarding File:Cindy Valentine 2013 -- Le Derrière photo-shoot.jpg? This may be the second time I've had problems with the Upload Wizard, I'm not sure if the Wizard is labeling the file license description with the desired selection. Anyway, how do we proceed?009o9 (talk) 12:44, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

The file seems to have been uploaded correctly. Jcb (talk) 22:07, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

restoring edits from blocked editor[edit]

Hi, I noticed with this edit [1] you restored material that had been contributed by a blocked editor who has been highly disruptive [2]. Could you say something more about your reasoning here? I understand that images are hosted at Commons. However, the edit--the link--was on EN WP--where she is blocked. Frankly, I think she should be blocked on Commons as well--what's the process for that? Thanks. Logical Cowboy (talk) 17:04, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

EN-wiki and Commons are indeed two different worlds. A block on one project does not by default lead to a block on another project. In this case there is a block at Commons as well, as a result of this Checkuser investigation. Apart from these two worlds, there is yet another world: OTRS. And that's the world I was operating from. I acted on a permission mail conversation. After permission was verified, I received a question why the file was deleted from the page anyway. I did not know about the blocks or the behaviour, I just tried to be helpful to a user. Jcb (talk) 18:40, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know about the block at Commons! User:DeltaQuad and User:Anna Frodesiak might be interested as well. I will go ahead and re-delete the link to that image. Logical Cowboy (talk) 19:00, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Interesting. This is a new one for me. Let's hear what DeltaQuad has to say. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:30, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

According to this page

the following are socks of NZ:

Alma Rosa Nieto (talk • contribs • Luxo's • SULutil • deleted contribs • logs • block user • block log • checkuser) (1 live upload)

Joescottiow11 (talk • contribs • Luxo's • SULutil • deleted contribs • logs • block user • block log • checkuser) (1 live upload)

Muscco1 (talk • contribs • Luxo's • SULutil • deleted contribs • logs • block user • block log • checkuser) (1 live upload)

Stevenseven1 (talk • contribs • Luxo's • SULutil • deleted contribs • logs • block user • block log • checkuser) (1 live upload)

These four accounts contributed pictures to these four new, promotional articles by SPAs

Maybe this gives enough to go on for some further CU and/or deletion per WP:EVASION. They must be by NZ as well.

Nice to see Commons has finally blocked her. I hope there is some way to share CU information across sites.

Logical Cowboy (talk) 22:38, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

CU's are allowed to exchange information with CU's on another project. There is a global mailing list and a private wiki. CU's of all projects have access to both. (I am a CU at NL-wiki). Jcb (talk) 23:08, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Paul Feyerabend[edit]

Jcb, you recently applied OTRS permission to some photos of this philosopher - does the ticket also apply to File:Paul Feyerabend Berkeley.jpg? If so could you add it to that file? Kelly hi! 14:13, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes, thanks for the notification, this ticket applies to this file as well. Jcb (talk) 14:32, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
Much appreciated... Kelly hi! 15:35, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

File:New Zealand Republic Handbook.jpg[edit]

I saw you added the OTRS ticket and am going to move the image to Commons, but the file has two versions in the history. Does the ticket cover both versions? Kelly hi! 21:01, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it does. Jcb (talk) 21:03, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
I've moved the latest image over with a new filename and updated the article in which it was used...would you mind deleting the newest revision? I'll then move over the older revision. Kelly hi! 21:10, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Actually if we have permission we should probably undelete the original image that was uploaded before being rescaled by Dashbot. Kelly hi! 21:17, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm an administrator at Commons, but not at EN wiki. Jcb (talk) 22:28, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

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