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Here about a deleted image?
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Archived talks:
/3 Jun 2005 - 30 Nov 2005 /2 Dec 2005 - 20 Feb 2006 /21 Feb 2006 - 26 Aug 2006
/29 Aug 2006 - 21 Nov 2006 /22 Nov 2006 - 16 Apr 2007 /22 Apr 2007 - 10 Jan 2009


Hello Sherool, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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-- Longhair | Talk 08:58, 13 May 2005 (UTC)


Mee tooo[edit]

on the finicky over tagging above. (note in proof, my current talk page heading!) Sigh!

  • btw -- Happy New Year!
  • Can you review: this image for restoration whereas it was part of a finale episode article Forever Charmed, some over-enthusiast turned into a redirect out of process. I just restored it since first and final episodes are self-notable.
  • If you deem the image problematic, can you excise it from said page. Thanks, as always. // FrankB 17:20, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
Reply posted on User talk:Fabartus. --Sherool (talk) 20:04, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks- that will do... there was a third evidently as well- found that commented out farther down. Hmmmm- just noticed that namespace is no "file:"... guess I'm missing changes right and left. // FrankB 21:25, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
Taking a vacation??? <g>
Can you peek here, and tell me whether the referenced image is retrievable. If so, what do I have to do to justify using it. Note the para I added tonight... This is a important transitional episode, so imho, quite noteworthy. The pic shows the image the audience had to deal with all summer agonizing over their fates. // FrankB 01:49, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, but these rules mechanics raped the coverage on this series... I'd really rather be fixing up something else! // FrankB 02:08, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
Reply posted on User talk:Fabartus. --Sherool (talk) 21:34, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
Can we restore File:TedKing.jpg, appropriate for T.W. King, and (playing) Andy_Trudeau articles. Little disturbing someone would delete a low resolution screen shot depicting a lead actor! Thanks // FrankB 17:16, 24 January 2009 (UTC)
Reply posted on User talk:Fabartus. --Sherool (talk) 08:59, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
Kudos, Thanks on your clear answer and diligent effort. // FrankB 13:09, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Hmmmm missing a post here[edit]

from yesterday
guess I didn't save it yet! <g>
must still be in the bit-bucket on the other computer... the keyboard has been giving me fits... the QWERTY row mostly misfires, and when I added my external keyboard wouldn't you know it's misfiring on 'S' and 'H'... trust me it's no way to have edit productivity! Natch that all went south while I had seven or eight tabs with multiple backup edits to save and so forth... I'm actually working on both to clear up and close that browser run and it's tabs.
  1. Re: All Hell Breaks Loose (edit talk links history)
    1. re: File:AllHellBreaksLoose.jpg

  2. and re: The second image had the same kind of paper thin "show the episode" rationale, but since the first image does that and the image itself doesn't seem to contribute any significant info (just a framed photo of the 3 main characters) I descided not to restore that one. I didn't check too in depth though, so if you think I missed something about the significance of that image let me know. --Sherool (talk) 20:03, 9 January 2009 (UTC) fm my talk which is
    1. about ' Image:AllHellBreaksLoose Prue&Piperdead.jpg' ... which I can well justify now.
    2. Inserted query... advice wanted from you on this pic in the paragraph in this transition explanation section... which should be the scene being discussed with Piper and Prue hors de Combat...
        See any problems with fair use there, inasmuch as it's in the joint between seasons so to speak? And on point (discussion about the writing strategy by the Production company) // FrankB 00:14, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

  3. Re: File:CharmedGlenPaige.jpg for A Knight to Remember... surprised they didn't have that stupid prince (i.e. the "Knight") in a screen shot pic. (Somebody had their head on straight afterall! <G> NOT your prototypical bright and strong character!!!)
  4. and another two: File:Charmed and dangerous.jpg, and File:SavingPrivateLeo.jpg... and you be lucky I got bogged down with templates! <G>
If you'd be so kind on those three... // FrankB 19:48, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Ok restored most of them, File:AllHellBreaksLoose.jpg currently need a rationale though, and the rest all refeer to non-exsisting articles and are used on the episode list instead, but I guess that's what you are working to change.
Don't rely see a need for File:AllHellBreaksLoose Prue&Piperdead.jpg in the section you referenced on the list article, an image of her on the floor is not nessesary to convery the fact that the character was killed off because the actress left. --Sherool (talk) 16:23, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Missing post[edit]

Oh! My (pending but missing) suggestion (aside from a particular image or two) was that we might set up a section of the talk page (This here talk would do: List of Charmed episodes (edit talk links history), since it is the main episode pages talk. Think I'll redirect the season# talk pages all there.) where you and I can monitor via the watchlist.

  • Assuming you buy into this,... (1) I add an undelete request link, (2) you make it blue, (3) I go soon after and make good the non free use rationale template. (Which I edited to fixup 'case' anomalies last night, broken keyboards and all! see this Surprised no one's fixed that cut and paste job yet!)
  • That way we won't junk up this page here, an we can both have a place to check status? Sound okay? Now that I've "organized" the overall task in taking on fixing up this series, I'll likely want to resurrect 2-3 screenshots a day-- assuming you have no problems with (currently only a few) the images outside the infoboxes on say Charmed (season 4) and Charmed (season 5).
  • The infoboxes from the pages made into redirects will go away as a section is matured using the other tools.
    • Oh, btw... just answer here, I'll check back or monitor on watchlist. I trimmed out nearly 7,000 pages on that last week and took it all offline. Lots easier to manage the list with a mere few dozen pages, you betchya! // FrankB 19:48, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
      • Yeah I think that can work, as long as we are talking mostly "unused non-free image" deletions. If an image was deleted for having a disputed rationale and simmilar it would probably be better to just list it on WP:DRV or contact the admin who actualy deleted it. --Sherool (talk) 16:48, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Been saving your email and this answer for time window to resume charmed edits... Got hung up over on the commons trying to make sense out of diffs between graphs, diagrams, illustrations, etchings, engravings and so forth... great fun, since there seem to be as many schemes for sub-category trees...
  • I'd be lying if I said was great fun <g> Suspect one can spend a lifetime sorting images over there... and just that to empty out the main categories which aren't supposed to hold pics at all! What's that greek dude sentenced to forever be rolling the big rock up the hill... Sisyphus or somesuch??? That's us!<g


  • OK, let me set up Talk:List of Charmed episodes/image status page and we can both watchlist and patrol it. Let's assume using {{done}} or some such graphic to indicate completed states... I think grouped by seasons, linked to images... That should make it easy to check use, recheck for non-free use rationale's etc.
  • I'll put a post on AN asking for a few others to do the same, since we're talking about orphans from the bull-in-china-shop stampede to make the original pages all redirects.

Sometimes I wonder why I just don't forget this site, and its' Sisyphusian taskings. // FrankB 15:02, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


Can you lend a hand, or weigh in on this?

a teeny tiny little point[edit]

You rightfully deleted the article Chris Nguyen as an attack page last month, but unfortunately the log now contains a clear record of some of the disparaging content. Not having the tools myself, I'm unsure if there is any way to remove this... Beeblebrox (talk) 22:24, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Whoa, back the truck up, now that I look closer, you deleted this 4 years ago! Seems even less important now... Beeblebrox (talk) 22:28, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Sherool - sorry for butting in on this, but I requested oversight for the 20:54, 8 December 2005 deletion - they can remove that specific log entry! BTW - I think that this tool is going to be coming soon to the rest of us lowly peon sysops, so we don't have to go to them constantly to "fix" these blatantly obvious situations :) Skier Dude (talk) 04:50, 7 February 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your message on my talk. You may wish to transfer it to User talk:AVM, as he may not necessarily look back at my page. Stifle (talk) 15:50, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok done, heh for some reason I though I was on WT:CSD rater than your talkpage at the time, I had both open in different tabs I guess. Getting tired and confused I guess :P --Sherool (talk) 16:49, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Re:Bird paintings[edit]

Thanks for informing me. I've made some changes just after receiving your message. --Footage (talk) 10:20, 30 January 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for letting me know, i didn't realise, my copyright knowledge is kind of ... not there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KillerSteve (talkcontribs) 20:31, 1 February 2009 (UTC)


Saw your comment at Wikipedia_talk:Non-free_content/RFC_on_use_of_sports_team_logos#Final_version_3 but you didn't weigh in with a !vote. Your support/opposition/further comments would be appreciated. — BQZip01 — talk 04:32, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

  • "I don't agree with allowing non-free images in cases when [public domain logos] are not [available]. Basicaly I maintain my position from further up the page that the stated need to visualy identify the team(s) in question just isn't significant enough to justify repeating a non-free logo across related ancillary articles (no issue with it beeing used in the main team article)."
Can you cite a single instance in which a non-free image would be used in such a manner? Please use actual articles or concrete examples of possible articles, not hypotheticals. The reason is, such articles simply don't/won't exist. Objecting to this proposal based on non-existent problems is problematic/misleading.
  • "If you are willing to accept using the team's official non-free logo only as a last resort when no other (free) images can be found, then you are also indirectly saying that the logo doesn't actualy add significantly to the understanding of the article (seeing as you are willing to accept other types of images in it's place)."
That simply isn't true. We are using free images for purposes of identification. When free images are not available, we are using the only option available for identification and only as a last resort.
  • "Then the only remaining reason for using a non-free logo in these cases would be the old 'an article is not complete without some kind of image' argument, wich just isn't one of the criteria for using non-free material."
Like I said before, this is not such a case. — BQZip01 — talk 02:54, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Reply posted on Wikipedia talk:Non-free content/RFC on use of sports team logos#Discussion on Final Version 3. --Sherool (talk) 07:54, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

PING ... // FrankB 23:10, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

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Off beat find.[edit]

re: file:Edinburgh-coa.png / Edinburgh-coa.png (edit talk links history)

The page is marked as deleted because is now on the commons... but is embedded in Scotland related ({{Edinburgh-stub}} iirc) stub template... but is apparently a different name on the commons or some such misalignment.

If you haven't the time to track down the discontinuity (Name diff? I don't--I've a snow storm to clean up outside), can you at least undelete the original. // FrankB 22:29, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

(Haven't gotten anywhere on the other pics, or list.)

Thanks // FrankB 22:29, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Can't undelete the local version of the file itself because it was deleted before 16 June 2006 and has no recoverable file revisions. The version on Commons was deleted only recently though, so if you can track down a Commons admin they should be eable to undelete their version (if the nessesary license info can provided). The only info on the local versino was {{}}, that template was suposedly deleted per Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2008 July by the way (never seemed to happen for some reason)... --Sherool (talk) 15:57, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Re:Good catch[edit]

Den var lett siden jeg kjente igjen logoen til på toppen av bildet :) Er utrolig hvor mange copyvios folk laster opp til MMA-artikler... Var nettopp en som lastet opp flere bilder som alle tilsynelatende kunne vært OK (ikke klart "profesjonelle" etc), og jeg lot være å søke etter dem siden han lovte at han hadde tatt de selv. Var helt tilfeldig at jeg et par uker senere kom over en av de med en link til den avbildetes myspace, og når jeg sjekket resten viste seg at alle var kopiert fra obskure gallerier i hver av de sin myspace :\ --aktsu (t / c) 19:44, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Ach! så ikke logoen før du nevner det nå. Todde det var noe reklame i bakgrunnen :P --Sherool (talk) 19:46, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

From Dowsiewuwu[edit]

I am still not sure how to upload images with copyright stuff like that. Please help me and give me directions how and please no longer leave disruptive messages on my talk page. I feel that you shoud be blocked from talk pages. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dowsiewuwu (talkcontribs) 01:44, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted at User talk:Dowsiewuwu. --Sherool (talk) 11:01, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Deleted templates[edit]

The pages you recently deleted (ie this one and this one) have caused user pages using those templates as userboxes to show up at CSD. I'm clueless how to resolve this. Thus I've restored the pages. You can see the users that will be affected by deletion by clicking 'what links here' on each of those pages. Nja247 20:36, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Nevermind, got it sorted. Cheers. Nja247 21:06, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Formal Mediation for Sports Logos[edit]

As a contributor to Wikipedia_talk:Non-free_content/RFC_on_use_of_sports_team_logos/Archive_1, I have included you in a request for formal mediation regarding the subject at Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/Use of Sports Logos. With your input and agreement to work through mediation, I hope we can achieve a lasting solution. — BQZip01 — talk 06:36, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:A flock of Armenian Semicoarsewool sheep.JPG[edit]

Hello - I received your message regarding this file that I uploaded. It is taken from the FAO website which provides specific instructions on how to cite their work. Would this not imply that the articles and pictures are to be used elsewhere under the appropriate license? Regards, BlindEagletalk~contribs 11:14, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:BlindEagle. -Sherool (talk) 13:14, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
I hereby award you this award for your patience in helping me understand the difference with the Wiki free use license and images on FAO. Much thanks! BlindEagletalk~contribs 19:32, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Request for mediation not accepted[edit]

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Talk:World Forestry Congress|Non-free image overuse[edit]

Hej, Sherool, og takk skall du ha for det. I do take image copyright seriously and should like to know what needs be done so that the images can stay. At the moment, I'm providing the required explanation. Er, not sure that will do, though. Please note that, I'm a new(er) Wikipedian and would like to learn more. How can I make those images stay? Would you need an authorization in writing form the copyright owner? Thank you for your guidance! Ha det bra, Isiaunia (talk) 17:07, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Retrieved from ""

Hello Sherool, am adding a line on your talk page to ensure you see my response! Have made changes as per your indications. As far as I can see, all images now meet all 10 of the 10 criteria listed under "Wikipedia:Non-free content policy". Hence, I'd like to have the "non-free" tag on top of the World Forestry Congress removed, if possible. However, if you should think that something is not quite right, could you please advise on what is missing or, refer me to someone who can advise? Please note that written permission to use the images can be obtained, if necessary. Again, many thanks for your kind contribution, it is my intention too that the World Forestry Congress be fully Wikipedia compliant. Isiaunia (talk) 18:11, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

P.S. A sudden thought has come to mind: what if I created a Wikipedia page for "Unasylva" - with an image gallery for the World Forestry Congress? Would it be possible to use those same images in the WFC article, in that case (I've read that non-free images should appear in one article, at least)? Wondering... Isiaunia (talk) 19:14, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Hello Sherool, this is a gentle reminder... another question for you: of course, links to the Unsaylva issues can always be provided, so that interested readers can access more information on each Congress (Unasylva devoted some of its issues to full reports on and from each of the Congresses). That would of course reduce the amopunt of the images appearing on the page... how many doyou sugegst I keep? Thank you! Isiaunia (talk) 16:40, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Belated reply posted on User talk:Isiaunia. --Sherool (talk) 15:11, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi Sherool, many thanks for this - you are quite right about many of the covers, those may not be needed :-) Some, however, allow me to do just what you suggested above: "Would be better to add something about Unasylva's coverage (including any important quotes) into the main text itself, as it stand Unasylva is not even mentioned in the article except as "self references" in the image captions." For instance, where cover art work is directly related to the Congress, or where reference is made to planting a tree together (symbolically enough, the actors being representatives from the host country, USA and USSR...!). In the image caption, the anecdote is reported. So, I could just leave a few images? That way, it is also more intuitive for the reader that Unasylva has covered the Congress throughout the years (as is the case with image 2, and its caption) while reporting anecdotes (such as the stamp as tribute to the WFC, by UN Secreteray general in year 1961). Then, linkage to full cobverage in Unasylva can be provided by linking each subtitle of the Congress to a speficic Unasylva issue. What do you think? OK, late enough for me too - hope you stop having night shifts for a while! (excuse me, not sure where you'll be reading/finding this response!) Isiaunia (talk) 18:51, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Isiaunia. --Sherool (talk) 21:39, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
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Your assistance please...[edit]

The deletion log shows you deleted File:Asadullah Khalid asad.jpg.

Could you tell me whether the image you deleted was the same as either of these two images of known provenance? File:Asadullah Khalid in 2004.jpg, File:Ribbon cutting, Bridge over the Tarnak, Kandahar, Afghanistan.jpg

Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 08:26, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Geo Swan. --Sherool (talk) 16:29, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 16:35, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Regarding File:ישראל פלג.jpg[edit]


Could you check this one. It was first uploaded to Commons as File:Israel-Peleg.jpg and then tagged as "need permission" and then uploaded here today as File:ישראל פלג.jpg referencing OTRS:2009071610018913 but tagged with the "Permission to use on Wikipedia only" tag. I guess the obvious conclution would be that the permission was literaly to use on Wikipedia only and delete it but whenever I see a reference to a OTRS ticket combined with a questionable license tag I like to get it checked just in case the uploader just picked the wrong license template for whatever reason. --Sherool (talk) 21:02, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

OTRS ticket is permission for Wikipedia only; I've deleted it. Thanks. Stifle (talk) 21:20, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi Sherool! I have tagged the article with a fair use template and added it to my watchlist. After 7 days it may be deleted under HeWiki CSD 19, which calls for the deletion of fair use images of living people that are older than 7 days. The template is {{למחוק}}. Remind me again in 7 days, and I will tag it for speedy. I haven't participated much in the HeWiki deletion processes, and don't remember how it worked, so there might be some holes in the reasoning, but at the most we can ask stewarts to step in because this is clearly not a free image. A copy of the OTRS ticket for public view would help though, if it becomes disputes, which I can certainly foresee. Most Hebrew Wikipedians have a very clear agenda against the global Wikimedia copyright policies. —Ynhockey (Talk) 22:12, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, don't think giving out a copy of the ticket will happen though, that is non-public confidential information, hence why only a limited number of trusted users who have identified themselves to the Wikimedia foundation are given access to it in the first place. --Sherool (talk) 22:43, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

RE: Inkstains[edit]

Hi Sherool, in regards to the Inkstains page your criticisms were noted and addressed, I've since provided two third party published confirmations for the CD (though they possess slightly differential release dates - this is why they were not included in the original page creation and why instead I used the artist source directly). Both confirm that the album is indeed nearing completion and is a real product. I hope this has addressed any issues you had the with the page, I've removed the challenge since I met your requests, if you have any more problems please let me know and I'll source some more. Iforgetsorry (talk) 03:53, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Iforgetsorry. --Sherool (talk) 21:43, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

kuruvila jacob-deletion[edit]

Hello Sherool, This is parithimathi from Ambattur, Tamilnadu in India. I do active contributions in [[1]] and [[2]].

Kuruvila Jacob was an educator-par-excellence who had touched upon and moulded the lives of many students. He was so great a personality not to be left out in Wiki.

Please pardon me not to have researched sufficiently enough. I'll do the same and post it as soon as possible. Help me out for this will be my first english wiki article. -- parithimathi 18:44, 4 August 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by பரிதிமதி (talkcontribs)

Outlaw Heaven[edit]

When you prodded this, you said "Aricle is either out of date or about an album that is overdue for release. Can't tell wich since it's been completely without references or sources for over a year".

You can tell if it has been released very easily - just search on Google. There's no need to entirely judge articles by their current state when proposing them for deletion, indeed the album could have received substantial reviews after it was released. As it turns out, the album was eventually released on 11 May[3] and as well as this item of coverage:[4] their website lists more coverage with links to many of the articles:[5]. Considering that The Popes were Shane MacGowan of The Pogues latest band and he appears on three of the tracks it was reasonable to search for coverage. I don't know if it will survive AfD, but it's not appropriate for a prod. Fences&Windows 20:17, 4 August 2009 (UTC)


i took it from add copyright if u want but i dont think this website really care... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Yahavx (talkcontribs) 23:42, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

need help[edit]

Hi. Left a reply to your notifications on two images, explaining the rationale. Can you please help? Thank you. --Sceptic from Ashdod (talk) 14:18, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Sceptic Ashdod. --Sherool (talk) 19:22, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

ryandaughertytrans.jpg fair use rationale[edit]

I've added a fair use rationale to this image and was wondering if it was acceptable...thanks!!

Timothyapetty (talk) 01:55, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Timothyapetty. --Sherool (talk) 19:20, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

File copyright problem with File:BobbySchilling.jpg[edit]

The file in question was sourced from the official website of Bobby Schilling, Does this resolve the issue? NYyankees51 (talk) 17:54, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:NYyankees51. --Sherool (talk) 21:16, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Is an email from the photographer granting permission sufficient? NYyankees51 (talk) 16:51, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Reply posted on User talk:NYyankees51. --Sherool (talk) 00:14, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I did everything I was instructed, so now I want to delete the original file and replace it with this one--- How do I do that? NYyankees51 (talk) 19:03, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Reply posted on User talk:NYyankees51. --Sherool (talk) 20:03, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Great, thanks for your help! NYyankees51 (talk) 20:13, 30 August 2009 (UTC)


I took that picture and therefore authorize its use in wikipedia. Is my new description sufficient explanation? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mgw89 (talkcontribs) 03:52, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Mgw89. --Sherool (talk) 04:24, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

I did a CC sharealike 2.0. How is that different from 1.0? Mgw89 (talk) 04:35, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Mgw89. --Sherool (talk) 04:43, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the update. I also removed the tags where relevant. Mgw89 (talk) 04:54, 31 August 2009 (UTC) and[edit]

As I made very clear in the picture captions and the article to which they are linked, I took these photos and uploaded them, and violated no-one's copyright but my own in doing so. Please stop vandalising other people's work , concentrate on the numerous and blatant copyright infringements that are littered all over Wikipedia, and remove the 'speedy deletion' bullshit from these entries (and the page to which the pictures are linked) immediately. Respecting copyright is one thing: bombarding people who upload their own work, and who freely volunteer to donate it to the public domain, with threats to delete it and thousands of words of convoluted, conflicting and ambiguous guidelines to wade through if they want to prevent it from being deleted is not exactly the right way of encouraging high quality content on this site. Thank you. LDGE (talk) 20:59, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:LDGE. --Sherool (talk) 21:37, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

A comment regarding WP:PUF[edit]

I left a comment here you may be interested in.--Rockfang (talk) 08:48, 1 September 2009 (UTC)


I just got on and noticed my picture File:Syriac House.JPG was deleted by you for not having sorces or copyright license. To let you know---I creaed this picture--it is my own work and I release it under the free use licence. Please restore it so I may return the tags. I can't find the file on my computer so I can't reupload so can you restore the picture?SchnitzelMannGreek. 20:59, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:SchnitzelMannGreek. --Sherool (talk) 21:24, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much:DSchnitzelMannGreek. 00:14, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of file EricEverard.jpg[edit]

I noticed that the file EricEverard.jpg has been deleted at

Although I did not physically press the button on the camera, I was present when this photo was taken. The author is Stephan Forseilles and he is reachable at

Does he have to upload it himslelf to enable us to get round this problem? Or send you an email? —Preceding unsigned comment added by EdWalker58 (talkcontribs) 07:24, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

File:ישראל פלג.jpg again[edit]

Don't know if you remember but back in July I asked you to check on Ticket:2009071610018913 and you speedy deleted the file for lack of permission. Now I see the file was uploaded again (just happened to notice the file link on my talk page had gone blue) and this time you just added a {{OTRS received}} template to the image (on 11 August), referencing OTRS:3344329 (I think, that's a ticket ID, I think you explained the difference between the long and short numbers at one point but I can't quite remember). I assume this means there was some ongoing correspondence at that point, it's been a while since then though. I assume the OTRS team have tools to keep track of these things, and I don't mean to nag, just wanted to check just in case it had slipped though a crack somewhere. --Sherool (talk) 22:02, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Actually, we don't currently have any way of keeping track of OTRS received tags here (I'd best add one sometime; Commons has a good model). That image is a duplicate of one on Commons, File:Israel-Peleg.jpg, so I've speedied the three different copies of it that we have here. I've also marked the Commons one for deletion.
In case it matters, the seven-digit numbers are called ticket IDs and are assigned sequentially for each email that comes in. The sixteen-digit numbers are called ticket numbers, and are formed of the date, a 1, a six-digit number representing the sequence number of that email for that day, and a check digit. Stifle (talk) 08:08, 4 September 2009 (UTC)


Its me iGoleman you sent me a message about a photo saying that if I took it myself or copied it and yes I tooked that picture today so its not a copyright image. --Antonio Coleman 00:20, 5 September 2009 (UTC) iGoleman —Preceding unsigned comment added by IGoleman (talkcontribs)

Reply posted on User talk:IGoleman. --Sherool (talk) 00:57, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes I took it with a camera ,I couldn't make the picture look better.--Antonio Coleman 01:01, 5 September 2009 (UTC) iGoleman —Preceding unsigned comment added by IGoleman (talkcontribs)

Reply posted on User talk:IGoleman. --Sherool (talk) 01:46, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

That's not the image of jake I was talking about.--Antonio Coleman 16:36, 5 September 2009 (UTC)iGoleman —Preceding unsigned comment added by IGoleman (talkcontribs)

Reply posted on User talk:IGoleman. --Sherool (talk) 16:54, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Well now THAT was the image I was talking about but hey I couldn't make the image look better.--Antonio Coleman 17:00, 5 September 2009 (UTC)iGoleman

Reply posted on User talk:IGoleman. --Sherool (talk) 18:01, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Why Can't I Create any new pages.--Antonio Coleman 13:55, 23 September 2009 (UTC) iGoleman

Reply posted on User talk:IGoleman. --Sherool (talk) 16:37, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Now I can't edit my user page.--Antonio Coleman 20:19, 26 September 2009 (UTC)iGoleman

Reply posted on User talk:IGoleman. --Sherool (talk) 14:42, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

I Keep saying file download.--Antonio Coleman 23:03, 3 October 2009 (UTC)iGoleman —Preceding unsigned comment added by IGoleman (talkcontribs)

Reply posted on User talk:IGoleman. --Sherool (talk) 08:18, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

File:European Space Agency tight.png[edit]

Hello, I modified an existing image ( [6]) and uploaded the file in question but don't know what to do now to add info about the licensing. If you could help me make it as free as possible I would apreciate it. thanks --U5K0 (talk) 15:55, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:U5K0. --Sherool (talk) 16:47, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Image deletions[edit]

You may be wasting your time listing the images on Global Cool for deletion, as promotional images like this are sometimes allowed to be distributed. See File:Pamela Anderson 2.jpg as an example.--Otterathome (talk) 20:31, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Otterathome. --Sherool (talk) 20:43, 6 September 2009 (UTC)


FYI. This RFC is based on, Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Jack Merridew/Blood and Roses which you participated in. If you already have commented at the RFC, my apologies for contacting you. Ikip (talk) 00:15, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Chinese politician images[edit]

I noticed that you are tagging a lot of the Chinese politician-related images as "possibly unfree". While I cannot vouch for their free use myself I honestly do not think published official portraits of state ("people's") officials is considered a copyright violation. Same regulations apply in the United States federal government and the Kremlin in Russia. Even if they are "possibly unfree" I think it is possible to use the tag "non-free but no suitable alternative to illustrate subject in question". Colipon+(Talk) 21:18, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Colipon. --Sherool (talk) 13:29, 21 September 2009 (UTC)


Ahh, nice. I'd forgotten to do that. (talk) 20:19, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

File:Disney Channel 2002.svg[edit]

Hi Sherool. Can you please upload this deleted logo to de-WP in order to replace this PNG logo (was inappropriately transferred)? Thanks. --Leyo 12:11, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Leyo. --Sherool (talk) 20:58, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Image Copyright[edit]

I have been away from wikipedia for a few months and I just discovered that you had tagged a photo for deletion in the Front_Line_Assembly page. I had emailed the photographer for permission to use the photo on the page. The email was attached to the discussion page for that article. Perhaps you might have some better advice for setting that up correctly. The email still contains the link to the image and it still is accessible so we can still put it back up.

Either way, I was struggling with how I needed to document the image since the email ended with such simple approval. Thanks for your time. Xe7al (talk) 08:44, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Xe7al. --Sherool (talk) 09:33, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Carlos Inzillo photo[edit]


Regarding the photo of Carlos Inzillo, please remember that, by Argentine statutory law (Law 11.723, article 31), "a photo of an individual is free from copyright when it was taken in public, pertains to a public event or to an event of public interest." (see, Ley 11.723 - Régimen legal de la propiedad intelectual).

I believe that the image, taken from the official City of Buenos Aires website, falls under that exception (Inzillo was acting as a co-chair of the 2008 Buenos Aires Jazz Festival at the time, and so the photo pertained to a public event).

Please, write me if you have any questions about this at all.

My regards, Sherlock4000 (talk) 14:41, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

By the way, do you think I should create a template for the 11.723/31 exception? I'd welcome your opinion or tips.

Reply posted on User talk:Sherlock4000. --Sherool (talk) 15:51, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry to disagree with your translator, but "es libre la publicación" ("for free publication") is unambiguous, since it's not qualified by any caveats in the phrase at all (save for the aforementioned requirement that it be taken in public). The first sentence in the article does not qualify the second, you see - the second qualifies the first (i.e: personal portraits require permission to be published, though not if taken in public or of public interest).
Thanks again for your time.
Sherlock4000 (talk) 23:05, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Copied the above to the PUI page, see reply there. --Sherool (talk) 01:19, 1 December 2009 (UTC)


I appreciate your dilligence on the issue of the Carlos Inzillo photo and, as there's no agreement as to how to interpret the relevant code, I'd like to propose that a Fair Use tag be attached to the file, perhaps one like this:

Non-free media information and use rationale for Carlos Inzillo

Image of Carlos Inzillo


City Government of Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires Jazz


Carlos Inzillo

Portion used

Subject of article

Low resolution?


Purpose of use

To illustrate Argentine radio host and jazz impresario Carlos Inzillo


The use of this low-res image on Wikipedia will not damage the value of the original. Author was not credited in municipal website, and no opportunity now exists to prepare a free version.

Other information

Date: March 30, 2008.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Carlos Inzillo//

I'd welcome your opinion on this idea.

This aside, allow me to suggest some caution when asking MBelgrano as to whether or not to delete someone else's work, something he has been fond of doing in the past. The user displays a good grasp of the English language for someone living in Argentina, but it's far from infallible ([7]), and what's more, comes from someone who takes to impersonating administrators, when he's not (and he's lucky he was not blocked – I had no idea one could do that on Wikipedia without anything happening).

Sherool, I look forward to your thoughts, and to working with you in the future.

Thanks again for your time. Sherlock4000 (talk) 08:16, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Well the main problem with that is that it completely fail to address Criteria #1 of the non-free policy. Non-free photographs of living persons are almost never acceptable. In fact it's used as an example of something to not use non-free images for in the Foundations license resolution. As for MBelgrano he is indeed a Commons admin, he just goes by the name Belgrano there (the "verify" link on his Commons Admin template is broken, but the "this user" link take you to his userpage there). --Sherool (talk) 02:00, 3 December 2009 (UTC)


I mentioned this individual because of my surprise at his pushing for the deletion of the image, when he's uploaded ones like this: [8]. Don't misunderstand, I do not want his photo deleted, since it's a well-chosen and valuable illustration of a top-rated tv show in Argentina (I don't live there, but I've heard). The image, however, is of copyrighted material, whereas the one I uploaded is not (the photographer was not even cited in the municipal website). The uncredited, uncopyrighted, unprofessional Inzillo photo may, in fact, be free (depending on one's interpretation of the legal code), whereas the Exitosos Pells programming still shot is most certainly not. I FULLY support keeping the Pells photo, and if Belgrano were having this problem, he could count on me. I just also think that keeping it on Wikipedia is all the more reason to keep the Inzillo photo.

Thanks again, Sherool. Sherlock4000 (talk) 13:39, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Sorry could have explained that better, it's not that photos with people in them can never be used. There is a distinction between people portraying fictional characters (who are generally copyrighted so photos of them are not truly free even it taken by a fan at a convention or whatever) vs photos of people just being themselves for their bio article. So for example this photo is ok for the Angus MacGyver article but not the Richard Dean Anderson article where a different photo from Comic Con is used instead. --Sherool (talk) 18:35, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Toolserver update[edit]

Hi Sherool, per your request I've created a new version of the orphaned image script:

This takes care of the redirect problem. To fix this, there's now a script that runs on the Toolserver every hour to generate the results.

I also created in case you want to see everything at once.

Now, the page is supposed to not display images that have been dealt with - tagged for Move to Commons, put up for speedy delete, FfD, etc. This is all category based - here's the list:

Could you let me know if you come across any categories that you think should be also be excluded? Thanks, --JaGatalk 17:36, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Structural MRI animation.ogv[edit]

Hello, I was wondering how (what software) you converted File:Structural_MRI_animation.ogv from its GIF counterpart. MahangaTalk 03:58, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Mahanga. --Sherool (talk) 09:13, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Non-free use disputed for File:Flo_Rida_in_the_video_for_low.JPG[edit]

Can you give me a clearer sentence? Thank you very much. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MoneyIsEverything (talkcontribs) 01:49, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:MoneyIsEverything. --Sherool (talk) 13:54, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Earth: 2025[edit]

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The Jewish Museum images[edit]

Hi! I am so glad you wrote to me.

I am a little bit confused - I have a copyright release from the museum. How I should indicate it? --Wise web owl (talk) 18:46, 13 July 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wise web owl (talkcontribs)

Reply posted on User talk:Wise web owl. --Sherool (talk) 19:00, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

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Cool edit summary[edit]

This is cool :-D And thank you for fixing. --MGA73 (talk) 21:00, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh. Another thing. Should Category:Currency images not be a top category for all currency images and the non free ones be moved to Category:Non free currency images or whatever? --MGA73 (talk) 21:04, 5 December 2011 (UTC)
Reply posted on User talk:MGA73. --Sherool (talk) 17:18, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
And now Category:Currency images is almost empty :-) --MGA73 (talk) 23:08, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Sherool,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
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Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


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Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Wow it's been that long? Well I'm still around, though obviously not very active these days. --Sherool (talk) 16:54, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
Indeed it has, welcome back :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 01:51, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Medaille College Mavericks.png)[edit]

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i discovered only now, that you had deleted in 2009, a pretty awesome image i had uploaded to wikipedia in 2008 (after working on it for hours). yes, its an extremely late realisation, but i was under the impression it was a BOT that did the deletion; and found it was actually you, by some vague chance.

yes, it was a non-free media image thing (actually it was a single image rendered from multiple screengrabs and therefore an almost personal and own work but i digress). however, you could've simply sent a message to me, the uploader, informing me that 'the image is orphaned, shall i delete it?' etc - but NO, you're awesome and definitely can't take the time to politely ask. so, left without a clue, i naturally (and happily) resorted to cursing the murderous warg packs that romp through this wiki-world, mindlessly destroying data and knowledge from articles. and practically washed my hands off of wikipedia since then.

i'm pretty happy i found out the truth at least now. don't worry, i won't be resorting to skulduggery or vindictively questioning your actions in wikipedia as my anger and inner inferno are now as dry as the Prunus amygdalus. and i'm more civilised anyway. besides, it was some other intelligent fellow who decided to remove it from the article (when it was accepted by all) and determined it wasn't necessary to inform me. so its more the fault of that mindless glob of goo that lacks a soul.

still, i hope you confirm with the uploader first and delete later. the photo i uploaded was the only copy i had. if i were warned, i would've downloaded a copy first. the only copies of it on the net are low-res duplicates that some ass-hats on deviantart take credit for and sell. its quite painful to see it like this now. and therefore, i ignore them.

yes, i am aware there is file deletion reversal but i cannot, with good conscience, request such a thing, since i don't believe the warg packs will allow it to stay peacefully in the article anymore than i would allow those same warg packs to enter my neighbourhood.

anyway, have a great day. keep up your contributions to wikipedia, and (preferably) check before throwing the dagger. - Krishvanth (talk) 18:14, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Reply posted on User talk:Krishvanth --Sherool (talk) 20:52, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
Very kind of you to have provided the copy (somehow i expected you'd share it - your talk page reflected such a character). Well it looks like i had uploaded a low res version to wikipedia too for reasons unknown. But its a start, and i think i'll increase the res later for my personal pleasure... my old HD died with the original image (it was 960bysomething). and this pic was one of the first 'major' edits i had made back then. Thanks.
The thing about those warg packs is that there are typically only two or three that demand such an info not be there and simply delete it outright. Its not some personal anger nor do i claim i was specifically targeted (since stuff by others got deleted too) but i was pissed off since some of the deletions and stuff simply didn't make sense. it wasn't trivia they deleted. they simply wanted the article to appear this specific way only and wouldn't settle for anything else.
it is a recurring problem that is mentioned in many places around the net - in some cases, it seems these idiots removed data entered by professionals in the field etc. In other cases, they create fake articles or include fake information with citations from fake blogs created by themselves - e.g. pages about some fictional wars that was claimed to be 'history' (came in the news). In yet other cases, they use their personal bias + admin privileges to maintain the content of certain articles - e.g. some recent issue with the hurricane sandy page.
i prevented the wargs from burning up other topics by pretending to take their side but it got tedious after a while. mostly engage in minor corrections and additions these days. major edits not worth the headache. i was actually on wikipedia during its initial days but used a different dummy id and deleted it later. for a while, did edits without an id and finally created this in 2006 or something for editing some protected pages. the camaraderie was excellent back then. so its very disappointing to see wikipedia misused like this today. which explains my rant (in a way).
anyway, thanks again! you can delete that pic from your dropbox account now. -- Krishvanth (talk) 06:21, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Straxus robot mode.png)[edit]

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hello, are you DeirYassin? I need to talk to you urgently, if you can spare me the time Redzimus (talk) 18:51, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Posted reply on User talk:Redzimus. --Sherool (talk) 00:48, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination of Drowtales for deletion[edit]

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Neat --Sherool (talk) 16:15, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]


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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Sherool.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

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