User talk:STBotI

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Stop hand.svg If you are here to register a complaint regarding this bot's edits, before doing so please note:
  1. There is a very clear policy regarding the use of non-free images, which must be followed by all users. Even you. This policy is located at Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria. You must read this.
  2. If the bot left a message, read it, along with any links in the message, before complaining here. It explains the problem. Also, check the tag left on the image, if there is one. These, along with policy, explain the issues.
  3. Do not revert the bot's edits to your userpages or templates, because the bot will just do it again. Do not remove the deletion templates, because they will be restored. Do not assume that you can revert and then evade my notice, because BetacommandBot checks all images periodically, and ImageBacklogBot will catch you again next time it is run.
  4. Check and make sure the image has a valid source.
  5. Make sure that the image has a valid non-free use rationale (A guide can be found here)
  6. I will not add rationales for you. As the uploader it is your responsibility to do so.
  7. All images must comply with policy.
  8. A generic template tag is NOT a valid fair use rationale. You must follow the instructions here.
  9. If you're here to whine and complain that But <image name> is just like my image and it isn't tagged for deletion, I will tag that image too, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
  10. If you're here to whine and complain that the bot screwed up, please at least include a link. Diffs are even better, but a link to the image is sufficient. I do not really want to go through your contributions just to find that the error was yours, not mine. Do not do this.
  11. There is a very clear policy regarding having fair use rationales on fair use images. This policy is located at Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria point #10(c). Rationales must be provided for each use of an image. Also please see Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline.
  12. We do not permit fair use, copyrighted images to exist on Wikipedia if rationales for that image's use are not provided. Please see Wikipedia:Criteria_for_speedy_deletion#Images.2Fmedia #6. Also please see the Wikimedia Foundation's resolution on this matter at m:Resolution:Licensing policy point #4.
  13. We do not permit fair use, copyrighted images be used outside of the article namespace. Please see WP:NFCC#9
  14. For quite some time, we have attempted to encourage people to provide rationales. The results of this effort have been dismal at best. Clearly, greater measures are necessary.
  15. The use of fair use, copyrighted images on the Wikimedia servers is covered by United States law. Our policies with respect to this bot's actions are based on that law. Please see Fair_use#Purpose_and_character.
  16. Bug reports are very welcome; tagging images as this bot is doing per policy is not a bug.
    To file a bug report:
    • Visit!default.jspa (you will need to register)
    • Select:
      • Project: ST47's tools
      • Issue Type: Bug, new feature, whatever. If you don't know what this means, choose bug.
    • Click next.
    • Fill in a short summary, select a priority level, and look to see if the name of the bot is listed in the components section. If it is, select it, otherwise, select unknown.
    • Ignore affects version, fix version, environment, assignee.
    • Add a detailed description, and
    • Hit 'create'.
    • Due to an excessive amount of trolling and idiocy on this talk page, in order for me to remain sane while reviewing your bug report, it must be placed on this bug tracker. Any bug placed elsewhere that requires more than a 5 minute fix will be neglected.
  17. If you'd like to opt out from receipt of warnings ONLY, not from your images being reviewed or tagged, then leave a message here. By requesting to be opted out, you agree to the statements on the subpoints of this line. If you discontinue to agree with them, you must request removal from the opt-out list. This is to ensure that I'm not left receiving messages from a user wondering why their images are being deleted and they aren't being told.
    1. You do not want to hear from this bot or its owner regarding issues with images you upload.
    2. You understand the non-free content policy on Wikipedia and agree to abide by it.
    3. You accept that this bot's operation in tagging your images and the images of others is necessary in order to comply with that policy.
    4. You do not intend to contact this bot's owner with any issues regarding an image being deleted or other operation of this bot, unless the bot tagged an image that you uploaded that complied with non-free content policy completely, containing a source and either a free license tag, or a non-free image license tag and a non-free image use rationale is used on at least one article and has a link to that article in the rationale.
  18. Oh, and if you say rational instead of rationale, I am going to hit you over the head with a large fish.
Questions and complaints regarding your images, rather than this bot, can be directed to the Image Copyright Help Desk where a team of volunteers will endeavor to offer useful advise in a convivial atmosphere.

I intend to start working on getting STBotI back up and running within the week on new images only, and eventually on all images. To that end, I have created two subpages, User:STBotI/CodeCollaboration and User:STBotI/MessageCollaboration. They are fairly self-explanatory. I'll be uploading the image detection code to the former and heavily commenting it shortly, and I'll put something up on the latter eventually. Suggestions or improvements are welcome to either the page, the talk page, or my user talk. Note that the messages are mostly transcluded, so edits made to those templates will affect all users. Anyone is welcome to participate constructively, I reserve the right to ban anyone from those pages if they are acting inappropriately.

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I added copyright to my image. Caio Morone (talk)


I added the liscensing information ond the fair use rationale, is this all i have to do for this image to stop it from getting deleted?

Understanding Copyright[edit]

User: Political Dweeb here thanks you for showing me this. I now wanted to ask you about how to put a copyright tag on a image description page and then when do I take it away from the image description page.Political Dweeb (talk) 08:18, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


I would like to opt out. And by the way, I have the following code on my talkpage: {{bots|allow=MiszaBot,MiszaBot III,HBC Archive Indexerbot}} and your bot should recognise this and bypass my page. But it didn't. Please exclude me from your ticketting ASAP. TreasuryTagtc 10:48, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm not following nobots because it's too annoying to meet all the possibilities. My bot is not required to follow nobots. Once there is an optout, I'll review your contribs and decide whether to add you. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 11:50, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Per the seventh bullet-point here, you are required to provide an opt-out method. Since you currently don't comply with the standard one, don't provide one of your own, and insist in exercising God-like power over who is permitted on the hypothetical future one, your bot is not permitted! I suggest you action this ASAP. TreasuryTagtc 11:57, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
One could argue that these messages are not optional, as it's generally considered to be a good thing to notify a page's creators on a CSD, prod, or AFD request. Once I've assessed your need for opting out of warnings, I'll add you to the list. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 12:09, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
And I'm not seeing a large volume of warnings. Can you explain why you need to be opted out? --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 12:12, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
I request at the top of my talkpage that I do not want image-deletion-label-bureaucratic-notice-warning-message-box-notification-thingies. Bots can't read the request, obviously, but that is what {{bots}} is for - I'd like to receive NONE, and I received one from you today. As I pointed out above, with the bot policy, you are required to operate an opt-out system for talkpages. TreasuryTagtc 16:14, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
I've added you to the list. Next time the bot reboots, it will reload the opt-out info. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 18:20, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank-you. TreasuryTagtc 19:48, 4 May 2008 (UTC)


I ADDED COPYRIGHT TAGS TO MY IMAGES! DemiLovato15 (talk) 23:45, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

I am lost[edit]

I got this message:

==Image copyright problem with Image:Vase3r 480.jpg==

Thanks for uploading Image:Vase3r 480.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. Even if you created the image yourself, you still need to release it so Wikipedia can use it. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you made this image yourself, you can use copyright tags like {{PD-self}} (to release all rights), {{self|CC-by-sa-3.0|GFDL}} (to require that you be credited), or any tag here - just go to the image, click edit, and add one of those. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

For more information on using images, see the following pages:

This is an automated notice by STBotI. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 17:51, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

There are two of the same now. I only wanted one, and I wanted that on my used page, not a separate page, and smaller image size. Sorry, but computer savvy I lack. Malcolm Schosha (talk) 18:03, 11 May 2008 (UTC)


I am sorry but I beleive that I had already added the non free rationnel for the image , then what is the problem ? --Mazfired (talk) 20:13, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

adding links for[edit]

Adding links to wikipedia is very frustrating!
I add them and find out the next day that they have been removed!
What can I do to have them NOT removed?
Please help.

Change message for 10c failures[edit]

The message left for images that fail NFCC 10c is incomprehensible to most people. Can you please edit it to say something simple, like "the rationale must include the title of the page to which it relates"? Stifle (talk) 13:20, 15 May 2008 (UTC)


I have received a notifaction that this image may be deleted. That may be because my inexperience has left the wrong information regarding it. It is however a crest of a British army unit which ceased to exist in 1958. The crest is in use in the public domain.GDD1000 (talk) 00:11, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:A nous les petites Anglaises.jpg[edit]

replied on my talk page. Pgr94 (talk) 13:31, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Errors (tagging images on commons which are GFDL or public domain as non-free)[edit]

I noticed this bot left a series of templated messages at User talk:Severa. The images in question are: Image:AbortionAccessinCanadaMap.png (GFDL), Image:AbortionCzechRepublic.png (GFDL/CC-SA-2.5), Image:AbortionLawsAustraliaMap.png (GFDL/CC-SA-2.5), Image:AbortionLawsMap.png (public domain), Image:Abortion time series Norway.PNG (GFDL/CC-SA-3.0), and Image:Abortionmethods.png (public domain). All of these images are on the commons (but have a non-redlinked wikipedia page due to the inclusion of Category:Abortion images. Seems the bot doesn't realize these images are properly licensed on the commons, and that there actually isn't an uploaded image associated with these pages here on I guess it wouldn't matter that much if these image pages were deleted here, because the images would still show through via the commons. However, the categorization would not work (though I'm not even sure if it is appropriate to categorize images from the commons here on wikipedia...) One last thing, the user whose page received the warnings was not the "uploader" of some of these images, but instead was simply the one to add the category to the page. Anyway, hope this helps.-Andrew c [talk] 15:38, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

I'd like to repeat these concerns with regard to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 images. I don't care to have my talk page barraged by a misguided bot. Thanks,--cj | talk 15:55, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
Likewise with Image:Ac preussen.jpg. If you're going to run a bot tagging images all copyright paranoid, you can at least make sure it only tags images that are actually problematic. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 16:44, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
I've submitted a bug report (ST-44) through the JIRA system for this.-Andrew c [talk] 17:07, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Errors in targeting[edit]

This bot left a message on my talk page about two dinosaur images, the second being Image:Afrovenator abakensis dinosaur.png. I didn't upload these images, despite what the bot thinks. de Bivort 19:57, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

It looks like I have the same problem noted in the messages above. Maybe it's time to take the bot off line for a while. de Bivort 19:58, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Bots Gone Wild[edit]

It looks like your bot wants to be free again, and has again escaped from your tyrannical clutches? ;)

It has again tagged my talk page concerning a couple fair-use images I did not upload. Is this a cry for help from your bot? Are you mistreating your bot?

See this version of my talk page: [1]. --Timeshifter (talk) 01:52, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Large fish[edit]

Despite your admonitions to the contrary, I find it ridiculous that you can't come up with a reasonable rationale for why an image of a book cover might appear on an article about the book. Wikipedia works best when people who see problems fix them on their own instead of admonishing their fellow contributors. If you were paying me to be a contributor, I'd be happy to listen to your nagging. As it stands, I'm happy to watch you remove good faith content for no good reason because I no longer give a damn. --Dystopos (talk) 04:17, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

I agree wholeheartedly with Dystopos. It is in my opinion counter-productive to bother image submitters who have to learn about using fair-use templates. Since when has competence with templates been a prerequisite for contributing to Wikipedia?
It would be more constructive if those with competence in fair-use rationale policy and the relevant templates handled the clear-cut cases.
Or as a compromise make it one-click easy to add a fair-use statement. Pgr94 (talk) 08:08, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Image submitters who can not understand one of the most major concerns about images, copyright, should not be uploading images. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 10:45, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Would you extend that principle to say that "people who are not experts should not edit Wikipedia", or is it still "the encyclopedia that anyone can edit."? I'm not saying it isn't wrong to use images under Fair Use without a rationale. I'm saying that if you see a problem, you should fix it yourself. Wikipedia is about contributing, not about nagging. --Dystopos (talk) 23:30, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm saying that people who are not willing to put in a little effort should not edit Wikipedia. We have thousands of images uploaded every day, if everyone just included the right documentation, we'd be fine. Very many people don't, and I do not have the time to identify and fix every one of them. I do have time to identify them and let the uploader know, so they can fix it. If the uploader is going to continue ignoring policy, then that uploader should be blocked. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 00:23, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Could you explain why the people who uploaded content in the "bad old days" -- when the policy recommended using boilerplate fair use templates and didn't discuss individual rationales for each article --should be lumped in with the current crop of flagrant lawbreakers? And why it takes less time time and is more effective to notify the original uploader of content added years ago than to glance and see if maybe the rationale for the individual article is glaringly obvious, perhaps even something that could be worded precisely the same way the boilerplate was worded? It's just tiresome to have contributed ones efforts voluntarily and in good faith only to be bombarded years later with newly-discovered policy requirements. --Dystopos (talk) 04:40, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Leading flack[edit]

Why is the bot putting <digit><CRLF><CRLF> out before its message - as here? -- RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 07:49, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Because the page didn't exist and for whatever reason the bot didn't see it as blank, but saw it as an error. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 10:45, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Erroneous image tagging[edit]

This bot has tagged Image:AstroLow.gif when it already contained all the necessary copyright information. Smith609 Talk 10:55, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Wrong, you failed to provide a non-free image use rationale, as required by policy. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 18:03, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

It has also tagged Image:AppleInsider_Homepage.png when it already contained all the necessary copyright information Eraserhead1 (talk) 12:36, 21 May 2008 (UTC).

  • Image:AztecaLasVegas.jpg already provided a fair use rationale, which named the article in which it was used. Nevertheless, I have added the approved rationale using the template. You are creating unnecessary work by tagging images that already have a fair use rationale. dhett (talk contribs) 04:47, 22 May 2008 (UTC) (comment withdrawn)

Bot message[edit]

Hi! The message that I received on my talk page has this text:

"You've indicated that the image meets Wikipedia's criteria for non-free content, but there is no explanation of why it meets those criteria. Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale."

When I had uploaded the image, I had put in a {{Non-free book cover}} tag. This is (at least was then back in 2005) logically understood to be the fair use rationale. However on investigating, your bot seems to make it mandatory to use the template: {{Non-free use rationale}}. So I would suggest that you modify the message text to allow users understand that this is what is needed. This would better ensure compliance. =Nichalp «Talk»= 09:41, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

As I explained to the other small-minded fool who assumed that the bot is a foolish script, the bot looks for many things, one of which is a non-free image use rationale. Anyone who talks about how to appease the bot rather than follow policy is misunderstanding the term "policy". The bot enforces policy, and if you have clearly failed to follow policy, then the bot will issue a warning and add a deletion template. {{Non-free book cover}} is not a fair use rationale. The template even says that it is not a sufficient claim of fair use. If you can't keep track of your old uploads, which I can understand, well that is why the bot sends you warnings... --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 10:37, 22 May 2008 (UTC)


Confused as to why this was tagged. NFCC 10c) is cited which states:

  • "The name of each article (a link to the articles is recommended as well) in which fair use is claimed for the item" - yep got that, although the recommended (but not mandatory) link is omitted.
  • "A separate fair-use rationale for each use of the item, as explained at Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline. The rationale is presented in clear, plain language, and is relevant to each use." - yep got that too, although again in plain text rather than a template (which the guideline doesn't mandate).

The source and generic template tag are also present. I really can't see where I've gone wrong here... AlexJ (talk) 10:34, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

You need a link to the article. I've corrected that. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 10:38, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Reading the guideline again: The name of each article (a link to the articles is recommended as well) in which fair use is claimed for the item. Where does that say I need a link to the article? AlexJ (talk) 11:17, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:BlasterBates LWABjpg.jpg[edit]

In compliance with policy 4Q2, you are hereby welcome to delete the image, and be damned. No attempt will be made to make this a more interesting encyclopedia in the future. ɟʎ. Djdaedalus (talk) 14:58, 22 May 2008 (UTC)


Please see [2]. --Duk 17:45, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Blocked again[edit]

Please see [3] and Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Blocked_again --Duk 03:08, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:BethClaytonPSQ.png}[edit]

This seems to have been inappropriately tagged. The image description page does bear the required information, and it survived a deletion discussion already. Image:BethClaytonPSQ.png. Jerry talk ¤ count/logs 03:16, 23 May 2008 (UTC)


The issue of logos has been discussed several times. Once it is pointed that it is company logo claiming fair use, there must be no problem. Skartsis (talk) 16:07, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Bot error[edit]

Your bot has been repeatedly tagging images I've uploaded over the past few weeks as "invalid rationale per WP:NFCC#10c" incorrectly. The latest such image to be tagged was Image:Make It Happen (Mariah Carey song) screenshot.jpg, which, as can clearly be seen, does not violate that criterion in the slightest. Please fix this problem as soon as possible. Thank you. -- Grandpafootsoldier (talk) 23:58, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your report. Unfortunately, I could not include all Wikipedia's rationale helper templates in the bot's initial version, and am relying on reports from community members such as yourself for bot mistakes and the like. I have reviewed your image, and the template {{filmr}} was not fully supported by the bot. The bot's image detection module has been updated in revision 81 of the bot, and the code will be pushed live shortly. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 18:38, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


ok, I fixed the sound clip for All Summer Long.... Seki rs (talk) 19:59, 13 August 2008 (UTC)


So what should I do?


Actually forget it, I undserstand, I did it Russian Luxembourger (talk) 03:27, 15 August 2008 (UTC)



Hiya. Odd question for you. The bot left this message. Not questioning the copyright status, but I had nothing to do with this image whatsoever. Bug? TravellingCari 16:16, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

You uploaded it at 23:26 yesterday, then deleted it one minute later:
Deletion log

    * 23:27, August 18, 2008 Travellingcari (Talk | contribs | block) deleted "Image:DSC04764.JPG" ‎ (restore)

Page history

    * (diff) 23:26, August 18, 2008 . . Travellingcari (Talk | contribs | block) (215 bytes)

File history

    * 23:26, August 18, 2008 . . Travellingcari (Talk | contribs | block) 3,072×2,048 (2,537,216 bytes)
For some reason ,the bot decided to tag it anyway, even though it is now on commons. I'll look into that... --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 16:19, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Ahh got it, the one it notified me about was someone else's. I thought I had changed the name of my image when I uploaded it. Apparently I didn't. So it notified me about an image with the same name. Got it. TravellingCari 16:30, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Yep. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 16:53, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. TravellingCari 17:07, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
And the bug is fixed and committed. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 23:47, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Glad my comment that turned out to be an error on my part helped you ID and fix something TravellingCari 02:46, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

Your bot again[edit]

Your bot continues to incorrectly tag images I have uploaded as before, and is now threatening to block me. Please fix this problem as soon as possible. Thanks. -- Grandpafootsoldier (talk) 10:08, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Oops - looks like I mixed up my modifiers - fixed. --uǝʌǝsʎʇɹoɟʇs(st47) 11:18, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Incorrect edit summary[edit]

This bot stated, "This image has no licensing information" when in fact the image in question had incomplete licensing information (the article name was missing in the fair use justification). It would have been useful to be clearer about this in the edit summary and in the note to the uploader. Is it possible to modify the bot to detect the missing article name? The fair use template changed itself to say "ARTICLE NAME NEEDED," so if nothing else you could use that. Thanks. -- SCZenz (talk) 15:24, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Richard Cromwell (actor) image uploaded today is for attributed free use please[edit]

Richard_Cromwell,_circa_'33_(from_Bill_Keane_collection).jpg This is an 8x10 glossy personally given by Richard Cromwell (actor), aka Roy Radabaugh, to his cousins and my late grandparents: Lowell ("Socks") & Ethel Stocking of Santa Monica, CA, circa 1933. I have owned this photo for 15 years upon inheritance from my late grandparents. Thanks for not deleting it as there are clearly no copywrite issues as it is from my personal collection. Sincerely, Bill Keane, Conejo Valley, CA aka "keane4"

To whom it may concern, please note: Please feel free to edit this page to be more in compliance with my obvious wished to have this photo, a personal possession of mine, to be perpetually included on Wikipedia, and anywhere else on the web going forward. My intent is to upload the photo to the Richard Cromwell (actor) article, and not have it unnecessarily deleted. My only request is that if the photo is used elsewhere in the future, then it be properly attributed to my personal collection. Thanks very much for your assistance in properly conveying my wishes. Much obliged, Bill Keane, Conejo Valley, CA. 08/31/08

Thanks very much for your help (this is all a little confusing to me), "user: keane4"

Keep It Playa[edit]

May you fix it..please. Thank you. :)

--Piazzajordan2 (Talk.) 21:10, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

About the image that had a copyright problem...[edit]

It now has a fair use rationale. Thanks for reminding me.
~~LDEJRuff~~ (see what I've contributed) 20:19, 1 September 2008 (EDT)

Sest dana juna image[edit]

I have uploaded a lower resolution image and believe to have a correct non-free rationale.


Bot tagging MTB-2.jpg[edit]

The bot tagged the image as lacking rationale. The rationale is written in the text. I understand that a bot cannot be made to comprehend text but perhaps then it should not run around tagging things. - Emt147 Burninate! 02:05, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

RE: Fair use rationale for Image:Demo-shmemooooo.JPG[edit]

I added a description as to why the image has a purpose but I'm not positive it's what you gusy are looking for. Help me? Thanks! Rocknrollstar328 (talk) 05:02, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Image Kokneses_pils.jpg[edit]

This picture is a colored photograph of unknown origin from the beginning of the 20th century, definitely prior to the WWI. All authorship rights has expired due to the age of photograph, which exceeds 70 years.

Re:Your uploads[edit]

My adopter has helped me figure out the public domain liscence thingy so hopefully fewer problems in future.Petebutt (talk) 18:09, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Image:Saakshi.jpg[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svg

A tag has been placed on Image:Saakshi.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section I9 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image appears to be a blatant copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted images or text borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on [[ Talk:Image:Saakshi.jpg|the talk page]] explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Whpq (talk) 16:35, 16 November 2008 (UTC)


done. thanx for your help. Djpinklady (talk) 20:46, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Re: Fair use rationale for Image:Arshad Mehmood.jpg[edit]

Fair use rationale for Image:Arshad Mehmood.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Arshad Mehmood.jpg. You've indicated that the image meets Wikipedia's criteria for non-free content, but there is no explanation of why it meets those criteria. Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. If you have any questions, please post them at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions.

Thank you for your cooperation. NOTE: once you correct this, please remove the tag from the image's page. STBotI (talk) 08:13, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

I am not sure how to put more information than is already there, the image is not replaceable and I couldn't find the appropriate way to add the pic (wikipedia keeps evolving and I came back after a long wiki break). User:Waqas.usman (Talk) 05:27, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

BOT response to multiple uploads[edit]

Hello - your BOT seems to treat the upload of multiple images in one go as multiple uploads. If a user (ie me) makes one mistake, then the BOT treats it a multiple mistakes. Please fix. Thanks Wizzzzman (talk) 21:00, 22 November 2008 (UTC)


How to add tag??? Please Teach me...

"The Victorious Opposition" Cover[edit]

Hi, STBotl
You tagged the non-free image [[File:HodderAndStoughton_HarryTurtledove_TheVictoriousOpposition_Cover_2003.jpg]] as not having a non-free use media rationale. When it was first uploaded here, it did appear to me to have had an adequate non-free media rationale. There appear to two possibilities:

  • Another bot has also picked up on this - but you were first! - so it would appear that it is most probable that my putative "non-free use media rationale" was incorrect.
  • Though unlikely, there is a chance that the non-free use media rationale was correct, but somehow spoofed both you and the other bot.

I've left the file page as it is for the while, just in case the second scenario is correct, so your master can have a look into it, should they have the time. Could you possibly pass this message onto your master?
Hope you have a good grease and oil change over the holiday season, STBoltl! --Shirt58 (talk) 10:55, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Nope, your rationale wise nice and good, and both my bot and the other did notice it. What we were complaining about is the lack of a copyright tag, which states that the image is copyrighted, and is needed in conjunction with a rationale so that your image is listed in our non-free media categories, which is required be a Foundation-level policy. The appropriate tag here is {{non-free book cover}}, which adds a hidden category. There's a list at WP:ICT in case you have any trouble in the future. Thanks! ST47 (talk) 13:14, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Template:Vgboxart fur[edit]

Hey, your bot seems to be failing to pick up the existence of Template:Vgboxart fur on image pages when they are uploaded, and therefore is tagging the images as missing a fair use (eg: File:Cocoto Platform Jumper Coverart.png. Just a note this template was only recently created User:Sfan00 IMG on December 25, 2008. Thanks, Salavat (talk) 08:06, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

2241 Banner[edit]

Is my rational good for my picture now, if not what do i need and how do I do it==

re: Disputed fair use rationale for File:Webkinz Webcast Logo.JPG}[edit]

I have permission from the copyright owner to use it. Schank1234 (talk) 22:53, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Bot mistake for [4][edit]

I believe the logo [5] correctly adheres to image policy in every way, yet it was tagged for possible deletion in [6]. Can you please educate me further if the image violates any protocol? Much appreciated. Jrpilgrim (talk) 19:57, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Fix your bot[edit]

Your bot still doesn't seem to support UTF-8 in user names (see User talk:José Manuel Ageitos). This needs to stop, it's creating a mess. So please either fix the bot, or I'm going to block it. Thanks! --MZMcBride (talk) 21:42, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

It worked before. UTF-8 is a nightmare anyway, and blocking a bot over so trivial an issue is complete overkill. If it matters so much to you, I can upload the code, otherwise when I have a chance I'll check to see why it isn't working. ST47 (talk) 22:10, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
I don't see any instance in which it worked correctly. And yes, UTF-8 is completely a bitch, but there are two issues: (1) the messages aren't hitting their intended user; (2) they're creating and editing dozens (if not hundreds) of pages that later need to be deleted by other admins. Perl has UTF-8 capability. Please fix this. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 03:31, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
Fixed, I think. ST47 (talk) 00:49, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


Please Erase that Images, sorry for upload that files:

Requested speedy deletion. --Kraftlos (Talk | Contrib) 12:05, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for File:Virtual sailor logo.jpg}[edit]

Hi, I have added a full fair use rationale and removed the notice per instructions. I thought you might like to know that your bot placed three identical mentions on my talk page User_talk:Jezhotwells!!! I thought you might like to be aware of that. Jezhotwells (talk) 20:47, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:Daman logo.jpg[edit]

Thanks for your notice, actually I am not so good in understanding the copy right policy, I hope you can help me in removing the delete log, this photo is the company logo and I have taken it from the company website so I dunno how I can use it.Glasszone33 (talk) 20:31, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Notice delay?[edit]

I posted [this image] at 14:13, and 14:18 recieve the notice saying that I was missing the copyright tag, I fixed the problem. However, I receive another notice at 22:18 from the bot saying that I need to take care of the copyright tag. Is this normal to have a talkpage notification come 8 hours after its posted to the image page? Just thought I'd bring this up in case this was a bug. --Kraftlos (Talk | Contrib) 12:00, 29 January 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for telling me about the lack of the designation template. It was a typo; I meant to put it in when I was uploading the image. Tell ST47 I said thanks. Tezkag72私にどなる私のはかい 02:27, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


See File:Buzzcocks_1977-1981.jpgFrancodamned (talk) 01:22, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Opt out[edit]

Kindly do not leave automated notices on my talk page. Matt Fitzpatrick (talk) 23:12, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Whoops. Sorry, you two. Yes check.svg Done ST47 (talk) 19:17, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Opt out and issue with Template:Vgboxart fur[edit]

I'd like to opt out of receiving notices from this bot since it appears to ignore Template:Nobots. Also, this bot ignores fair-use rationales using Template:Vgboxart fur on fair-use images. -- Commdor {Talk} 01:08, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Whoops. Sorry, you two. Yes check.svg Done ST47 (talk) 19:17, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for File:Chaim Soutine - 'Return from School After the Storm', c. 1939, oil on canvas, Phillips Collection (Washington D. C.) 129.jpg}[edit]

Please note that I simply uploaded a better version of the file which was already in place. If you have any copyright queries contact the original uploader. Rotational (talk) 07:45, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Add a time delay[edit]

Could you add a time delay before tagging new images. It is a bit annoying when it tags while I am writing the rationale. Also, could you make those warnings at the top of this page a little less aggressive? --Apoc2400 (talk) 22:17, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

FURs in templates[edit]

You may well already be aware of this but I thought I'd bring to your attention that the bot tags images with FURs in templates (such as {{Film poster fur}}) as having no rationale, e.g. here. I'm not sure how easy that'd be to fix. Thanks, —97198 (talk) 11:23, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Also still happens in Template:Vgboxart fur, please look into this. Salavat (talk) 04:03, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
That problem just happened to me too, I uploaded an image with the template for the rational, and then got a message saying that the image had no rationale. =/= Ironoclast (Talk) 23:36, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Detecting Fair use templates seems broken?[edit]

The bot tagged File:Whale Rider movie poster.jpg. Someone else beat me to it and added a Fair use rationale, plus a request to reduce the image size further. I grabbed the image and made it smaller. In response to my update of the image, the bot re-tagged the image despite the prsence of the completed fair-use rationale. I have removed the tag. That is just wasting editor time. dramatic (talk) 23:42, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Just report this bot to an admin. That'll sort it out. (talk) 23:43, 30 November 2009 (UTC)


You have NO right to go around inserting incorrect, invalid tags onto ALL of my photos!! You also have no right too let you pea-brain computer assistant insult me. If i knew your IP Address, I would deploy a virus to nuke your OS, And possibly have you sued for harassment.

Just report this bot to an admin. That'll sort it out. (talk) 23:43, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Added Copyright[edit]

Added Copyright tags to file:Ratty Brown Dorkie.jpg and file:Ugly Black Dorkie.jpg both images were on the Dorkie page

File source problem with File:Alderman.jpeg[edit]


Thank you for uploading File:Alderman.jpeg. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, please add a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a brief restatement of that website's terms of use of its content. However, if the copyright holder is a party unaffiliated from the website's publisher, that copyright should also be acknowledged.

If you have uploaded other files, consider verifying that you have specified sources for those files as well. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been tagged per Wikipedia's criteria for speedy deletion, F4. If the image is copyrighted and non-free, the image will be deleted 48 hours after 10:21, 2 May 2010 (UTC) per speedy deletion criterion F7. If you have any questions or are in need of assistance please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:21, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Independent Finland 90 years 5 euro Reverse.JPG[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:Independent Finland 90 years 5 euro Reverse.JPG. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 13:39, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:First Finnish gold 100euro Obverse.JPG[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:First Finnish gold 100euro Obverse.JPG. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 14:17, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Finnish EU Presidency 2006 50euro Reverse.JPG[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:Finnish EU Presidency 2006 50euro Reverse.JPG. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 14:20, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

File:Weihnachtsgrrl yule.gif listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Weihnachtsgrrl yule.gif, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. –Drilnoth (T • C • L) 23:38, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Heathrow express logo.png[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:Heathrow express logo.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 22:50, 9 August 2014 (UTC)