User talk:Mediran

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Hello Mediran. Your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or in some cases, tag them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is a vital function for policing the quality of the encylopedia, if you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the various deletion criteria. If you need more help or wish to discuss the process, please join or start a thread at page reviewer talk.

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The reviewer right does not change your status or how you can edit articles. If you no longer want this user right, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. In case of abuse or persistent inaccuracy of reviewing, the right can be revoked at any time by an administrator. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 20:11, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Tankman Photo Article Jeff Widener[edit]

Hello Mediran,

you removed the Tankman Photo from the Jeff Widener article.

I am in personal contact with the photographer Jeff Widener, who would like to have it in his Wikipedia article because it is one of his most important images. What kind of document or confirmation is needed to keep it permanently in the article? Thanks for the help


Hello Daniel! I removed the non-free photo by Widener from his Wikipedia article because the picture's use rationale says that it can be displayed in the "Tank Man" article only. You may want to see Wikipedia's guideline for use of non-free media for more helpful information. Thank you. — Mediran [talk] 11:35, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Hello, thanks for your reply! I know the picture has this status, the question is how is it possible to change this status and allow usage for the "Jeff Widener" article? In other words what kind of confirmation is necessary and who can we contact to confirm that usage is allowed for this article also? --Analogue islands (talk) 20:02, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

You must not change the status. You may add it to the Widener artcile if there's a purpose of use. If it's valid, as in this non-free image used in several articles, the "Tank Man" picture may be shown in the article. You're not required to submit any confirmation or document. However, if you really are "in personal contact" with him, you can ask him to allow the free use of the image (see Commons:OTRS). — Mediran [talk] 06:41, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Why do you ask for proof now? I asked you if you need any document or confirmation and you said this is not necessary? So what exactly do you need then? -- (talk) 12:43, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

I said that you may replace it when there's a purpose of use. But there's none, so I reverted it. I hope that you have read about this discussion, in which it was decided that that image can only be used in the "Tank Man" article. It's non-free status must not be changed. Please see WP:NFC.
I asked you a proof because your claim cannot be verified. Wikipedia won't settle for a simple edit summary like that. Also, it's still non-free and your edit defies Wikipedia's non-free content policy. Now, if your claim is real, please submit a confirmation via Commons:OTRS.
I doubt that that non-free image can be displayed in that article, until its use can be justified as per WP:NFC. I hope I have answered all your questions. — Mediran [talk] 13:14, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Ok well thats what I wanted to know from the beginning ;) So we will contact OTRS, did not know about that system. Thanks for your help. --Analogue islands (talk) 13:34, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

@Analogue islands: Consider WP:NFC#UUI, particularly Number 8, before contacting OTRS. It states that "A photo from a press agency or photo agency (e.g., AP, Corbis or Getty Images)" cannot be used in an article, "unless the photo itself is the subject of sourced commentary in the article." And that non-free photo is published by AP. I'm not really sure if OTRS will approve even if Widener allowed its free-use. They may need one from AP. Remember, the process involved at OTRS is that changing the status of a non-free image so that it can be used freely. — Mediran [talk] 13:45, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 20[edit]

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Stephen Hillenburg[edit]


The copy edit that you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Stephen Hillenburg has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Twofingered Typist (talk) 21:57, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, Twofingered Typist! — Mediran [talk] 06:42, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
You're very welcome - happy to help. Thanks for the pie! Twofingered Typist (talk) 12:23, 21 January 2017 (UTC)