User talk:Sfan00 IMG

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This user is strongly considering retirement, although nothing is set in stone...

The user gave the following additional comment:Owing to the views of a certain political figure who described Wikipedia as "“to the detriment of the entire European cultural sector”. (quoted here - )

Considering the rows I've had on this and my alternate account over copyright issues (see the number of talk page archives), I take issue with nearly being compared with thieves or pirates because I contribute and support a project that has greatly enhanced people access to information, especially when Wikipedia has very very stringent processes and controls to ensure content on it is actually properly licensed.

I know Wikipedia (and by extension other projects) is not "detrimental", but I have reservations about continued contributions if prominent political figures are set on seemingly attacking the project because it stands up for certain values against vested interests. I thought this was supposed to be a content project, not a political movement.

Nohat-logo-XI-big-text.png This user is one of the 400 most active Wikipedians of all time.

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Tbl.jpg[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Tbl.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F2 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an image page for a missing or corrupt image or an empty image description page for a Commons-hosted image.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Stefan2 (talk) 20:45, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Good work![edit]

I appreciate all the good work you do here on Wikipedia! Thanks for working on the Hugh Kirkaldy photo (with the recommendation to move to Commons) and your attention to details with regard to other photos I've recently uploaded. Don't retire just yet! You're an important part of the fabric that makes Wikipedia work so well. Ignore the politics that sometimes can creep in and make things difficult. --EditorExtraordinaire (talk) 01:21, 22 August 2015 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed that you put a wrong tag notice on this file that I uploaded, however I'm not sure why it is not a non-free image. I'm new to uploading files to Wikipedia, so I'm just looking for some help with it. Thanks. Cepiolot (talk) 02:00, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Japanese gate and garden at Boston Museum of Fine Arts - August 15, 2015.jpg[edit]

Hi - I just wanted to let you know that I responded to your potential copyright concern on the discussion page. I wasn't sure if you would see my comment there automatically. Also, I see that you are one of the 400 most active Wikipedians of all time. As a new-ish user of and contributor to Wikipedia, I certainly hope that you don't retire. Wikipedia needs people like you, even if sometimes your enforcement of rules means that photos like mine don't get posted. Msact (talk) 23:10, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Question about OTRS[edit]

In regards to the Kay Schanllenkamp file: How do I know if an OTRS ticket was sent in for the photo? I sent an email to the webmaster at Emporia State, but I'm unsure if I was able to get permission for it? Do I ask the OTRS team if they've gotten an email for it, or just wait? Thanks, Corkythehornetfan 20:52, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Wait a fey days, then chase... have retagged as {{OTRS-Pending}}Sfan00 IMG (talk) 20:53, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Corkythehornetfan 20:54, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Chokma sign[edit] I took this picture. There is nothing like it on the web, because I took it. I literally just got back from Oklahoma, with many pictures like it. Why did you mark it as "possibly unfree" when I took it, as is required for a free work? Neddy1234 (talk) 12:31, 27 August 2015 (UTC)