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January 18[edit]

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March 05[edit]

Possible copyright violation?[edit]

File:Examples of Scribner.png contains screenshots that are still protected by copyright laws, as far as I know. 2001:16B8:2EDD:5600:92C7:C779:E059:93DB 13:31, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

This is for the US and maybe other countries, if you read the text, it says "This work is in the public domain because it was published in the United States between 1927 and 1963, and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed. For further explanation, see Commons:Hirtle chart and the copyright renewal logs. Note that it may still be copyrighted in jurisdictions that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works (depending on the date of the author's death), such as Canada (50 years p.m.a.), Mainland China (50 years p.m.a., not Hong Kong or Macao), Germany (70 years p.m.a.), Mexico (100 years p.m.a.), Switzerland (70 years p.m.a.), and other countries with individual treaties." I'm from The Netherlands, so here it's copyrighted (70 years p.m.a.). - Richardkiwi (talk) (talk) 13:52, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Richardkiwi: Greetings from Marburg, Hessen. It's still copyrighted in den USA, where character copyright exists. See this entry in deletion log, for example. I hereby also nominate File:Falling_Hare.webm for deletion. 2001:16B8:2EDD:5600:92C7:C779:E059:93DB 14:07, 5 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Falling_Hare is in the public domain, see below for character copyright. --RAN (talk) 09:01, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • "Character copyright protection" covers any details of the character that are not depicted in the public domain works, but only appear in later works still under copyright. This only applies to making new movies or writing new stories using the characters. See the case involving Sherlock Holmes where mannerisms, costuming, and other habits depicted in later copyrighted works cannot be used in new fictional works. Showing stills from a public domain work is 100% proper, and the ones deleted are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the concept. So, if the WB cartoons were not renewed, showing a still from them is proper and has nothing to do with "character copyright protection. To see if a cartoon was not renewed, check w:List_of_animated_films_in_the_public_domain_in_the_United_States. --RAN (talk) 08:16, 6 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I have rewritten the section on character copyright that people keep misquoting to make it clearer. --RAN (talk) 03:37, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 08[edit]

Please also create the upper category structures![edit]

Category:September 1985 in rail transport in Munich There is a template 'rail transport in Munich-year' but nothing beyond. The jjjj in rail transport in Bavaria categories dont exist. The problem is that there are no links between the jjjj in rail transport in Germany categories and the year rail transport in Munich. These files become invisible for wikipedians who want to reorganize the year rail categories. A top down method is absolutely essential. In this example I have added an emergency link to 1985 in rail transport in Germany.Smiley.toerist (talk) 10:04, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, I started filling in the jjjj in rail transport in Bavaria categories.Smiley.toerist (talk) 11:01, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
There is some strange problem with the Template:rail transport in Bavaria-year: The link to the next decade exists for 1950s and 1960s, but not for the 1970s. Check Category:Rail transport in Bavaria by year The link to the preceding decade is not present.Smiley.toerist (talk) 11:58, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 10[edit]

Dark mode gadget[edit]

English Wikipedia has its own "dark mode" gadget. I think Commons needs the gadget as well. Shall it be similar to enwiki's, or how can the gadget be written specifically for Commons? --George Ho (talk) 04:34, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The enwiki one is pretty contrasty. I've used mw:Skin:DarkVector before but it has lots of edge cases unaccounted for. Arlo James Barnes 12:50, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
How did you use this skin on Wikimedia projects? I'd also like to, if I knew how to. Thanks! —‍CX Zoom (A/अ/অ) (let's talk|contribs) 14:20, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Dark mode is a matter of taste and preferences. To shine a light on this discussion, I need to tell you folks that I really hate how Firefox is forcing dark mode upon me since updating my browser to Firefox 96. My advice would be to keep Wikipedia's door wide open for people who prefer to see black letters on white background. Anonymous, 10th of March 2022, 15h44 CET —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:44, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Nobody said that it was going to be mandatory, it would just be nice for some people if they had the option to enable it. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 21:51, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Stamps of Country and Country on stamps categories and their interplay[edit]

I believe that we should discuss this with the whole community, I am starting it here because starting it on a talk page on any single category guarantees that nobody will see it.

So, we have categories of stamps published in every country (and sometimes of former countries or other territories), the format of those categories is akin to Category:Stamps of Bulgaria. There is also a hierarchy of categories of different things shown on stamps, and obviously countries can also be displayed on the stamp, and that brings forth another intersection of a stamp and a country; the format of those categories is akin to Category:Bulgaria on stamps.

Now here is the potential conflict that brings me here. I have created the template {{stamps of country}}, which I have been applying to appropriate categories, and that template places Stamps of Country inside the Country on stamps, my argument is that at least the logo of the country, or the country name is displayed on the stamps. This is true for almost every country, with the notable exception of the United Kingdom (UPU has made that exception, since the first stamps was made in Britain). In parallel Kreuz und quer has been doing the opposite, placing Country on stamps inside Stamps of Country (example). I have reverted them a few times, but now I believe that it is possible that we'll begin some sort of revert war, and I would like to avoid that.

Hence, I am looking for some sort of community consensus on this categorisation. ℺ Gone Postal ( ) 05:36, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Ping @Kreuz und quer: . Also @Ww2censor: since they have interest in stamp categories. ℺ Gone Postal ( ) 05:38, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Don't forget the wikiprojects, such as w:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Philately. I think there are some other language projects but don't know where they are located. Ww2censor (talk) 11:23, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
i think it's better to have "Stamps of Country inside the Country on stamps", since i suppose there must have been countries shown on other countries' stamps, assuming Stamps of Country=stamps issued by country, rather than any stamp related to that country.--RZuo (talk) 16:09, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Because we host files for all languages, here are the other countries I can find, besides the enwiki project, that will be affected by any decision we make:
Please make sure they are all notified appropriately. Ww2censor (talk) 17:36, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Gone Postal I agree that Stamps of Country makes more sense inside Country on stamps. My doing the opposite was simply out of a desire to link the two categories -- due to the vagaries of the English "of," I hadn't thought too much about hierarchy. But the way you and @RZuo describe it is more logical. I'm happy to change over my categorization if that's the consensus. Kreuz und quer (talk) 23:54, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Pictures needed to clarify confusing regional speed limits in Belgium[edit]

Europeans would expect that general speed limits would be the same for the whole of Belgium, just like they are for every other European country, right? Well, that's wrong. Confusingly, Belgium has moved the responsibility to set speed limits from a national level to the regional district authorities. Following that, Flanders has decided to go on it's own in 2017, as they changed their out-of-town speed limit to 70 km/h.

Flanders used to have a general out-of-town speed limit of 90 km/h, but Flanders is so densely populated and planning has been so messy (from a Dutch perspective), that you are never ever really out of town in many places in Flanders. No wonder that before 2017 the 70 km/h signs were all over the place. After 2017, all these 70 km/h signs were scrapped and only a few roads, in very thinly populated areas of Flanders, got 90 km/h signs as an exception.

Wallonia decided to keep their general out-of-town speed limit at 90 km/h. Flanders had to set up new speed limit information signs at borders at every border crossing, both with the Netherlands and Wallonia. French speaking Wallonia took a French turn and has left a lot of old speed limit information signs for the whole of Belgium in place, especially on the border to Germany.

I have spend too many hours to educate anyone reading German that Belgium now has impossibly complicated speed limit laws, differing by region. I figured we need pictures with that at Wikimedia Commons! I did find the speed limit information sign for the whole of Belgium in both Dutch and French, as well as the new sign for Flanders only, but can someone please help out with a picture of the Wallonia speed limits information sign?

File:Flemish speed limits border.svg

File:Belgian speed limits border 2.svg

File:Belgian speed limits border 3.svg

File:Wallonia speed limits border sign.svg ???

Anonymous says thank you! :-) 10th of March 2022, 16u04 CET —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:07, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Convenience links:
Jmabel ! talk 16:14, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Wallonia is 50-90-120, but I don't have an image. :-) Only this link to a picture for Wallonia: Richardkiwi (talk) (talk) 16:13, 13 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Video2commons stopped working[edit]

Is there some solution on the horizon or is it just like the commonist: gone without replacement? Seems more people have the problem --> Commons talk:Video2commons#Is this software still maintained? ...Sicherlich talk 18:01, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I've also noticed the same issue, I just assumed that the issue was at my end and that the videos were too big or something, it would be really good if the standard MediaWiki Upload Wizard could just accept .mp4 files. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 21:56, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Donald Trung: Sadly, mp4 is not yet free.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:09, 10 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That the original format is not free is not a problem. What is a problem is that in 2022, after all these years and when there are already all the free bricks to do the job (FFmpeg), the Upload Wizard is still not able to accept all the possible and imaginable formats as input and to ensure itself the conversion to free and modern formats (like AV1). Uploading videos should be as easy as on any other platform. Okki (talk) 01:47, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Maybe you can contribute to writing the AV ingestion pipeline ;) —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 10:20, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 11[edit]

High speed lines Spain categories[edit]

I uploaded File:Parla HSL 2022 1.jpg to File:Parla HSL 2022 4.jpg. At this location there are in fact two high speed lines. One in use: Madrid - Sevilla and Madrid - Levant starting from the junction Bifurcación Torrejón de Velasco just beyond. The other tracks are not yet in use and are the tracks of the Chamartin Atocha normal guage tunnel wich have separate tracks up until the Bifurcación Torrejón de Velasco where the tracks continue to the Levant line. See for details in Do we create a separate category for the Chamartin - tunnel - junction Bifurcación Torrejón de Velasco line? It can also be considered a prolongation of the Category:Madrid–Valladolid high-speed rail line. The line will probably be opening in 2022. es:Túneles ferroviarios Atocha-Chamartín Smiley.toerist (talk) 12:14, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I personally feel that disambiguating in the category name is wise, because if you don't, you'll get a lot of miscategorisation. Perhaps with a "via"? Although if they rejoin for part of the route, it would be better to have subcategories, like "X rail line, Y to Z branch via W" for each option so the jointly used parts have a place to go. If the line's long, subcats are nice anyway. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:20, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I suggest Madrid–Chamartin to bifurcation Torrejón de Velasco high-speed rail line, inclusive Madrid railtunnel. The will be practicaly no pictures of the railtunnel.Smiley.toerist (talk) 12:03, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Pew Research Center graphs[edit]

The Center provides you with a nonexclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, revocable, worldwide, and royalty-free license to access, copy, reproduce, cite, link, display, download, distribute, broadcast, transmit, publish, modify, create derivatives of, or otherwise exploit the survey datasets (other than American Trends Panel survey datasets, which are governed by their own terms and conditions) made available on this website (“Data”), provided that:

• any reproduction, display, distribution, broadcast, transmission, or publication of the Data is limited to excerpts and may not be reproduced, displayed, distributed, broadcast, transmitted, or published in full or substantially in full;

• all copies and excerpts of the Data display all copyright and other applicable notices to the extent such notices are contained in such Data; and

• you do not use the Data in any manner that implies, suggests, or could otherwise be perceived as attributing a particular policy or lobbying objective or opinion to the Center, or as a Center endorsement of a cause, candidate, issue, party, product, business, organization, religion or viewpoint. [1]

Now, at Category:Pew Research Center, we see a few graphs and tables. I am not good enough in copyright law to understand the text above correctly. So my question isː are those graphs and tables legally uploaded there? If soː let's expand that categoryǃ If notː delete those files ASAPǃ

Anyway, let's discuss. Regards,̃Jeff5102 (talk) 16:14, 11 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Jeff5102: That license doesn't appear compatible with COM:L. "Revocable" is a problem (licenses must be non-revocable), and the limitation on reuse in full also sounds like a problem. It looks like some of the existing media is licensed with a threshold of originality rationale, which does circumvent Pew's attempts to apply a more restrictive license (if it is correct), but could be debated. – BMacZero (🗩) 18:41, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 12[edit]

Authorship of a group of files[edit]

We have a problem with Category:Second Powell Expedition 1871-1872. Included in that collection are 827 images taken by John K. Hillers.

The problem is examplified by, for example, this image record; within it three photographers are listed as Author.

Powell used three consecutive photographers on this 1871 expedition; Elias Olcott Beaman, James Fennemore, and John K. Hillers. Three people cannot take one photograph.

Each of the 827 images in particular has buried in it text the following statement: "Series: Photographs taken by John K. Hillers during the Powell Survey and other Geological Surveys, compiled ca. 1879 - ca. 1900" obviously indicating that the photographer is John K. Hillers.

If someone sufficiently thick and doesnt study the files before using cat-a-lot, they are going to add on false attribution to others than Hilliers.

Solution is for a bot to edit the Author field down to Hillers, by deleting the other two.

Anyone willing to do that? --Broichmore (talk) 13:42, 12 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

What do you mean by "Powell used three consecutive photographers on this 1871 expedition"? Are images by those photographers elsewhere? Can we trust "Photographs taken by John K. Hillers during [...]", or is it possible that the text was put on the records without research on who the actual photographer was? Is it thinkable that the other photographs are mentioned because they might be the real one? Do you have knowledge other than that stated in the file description? –LPfi (talk) 16:19, 12 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 13[edit]

Translation vandalism[edit]

For the last week or so, the "Read" button next to "Edit" have been showing "Kenkan" for me, when using British English language. I found on Translation wiki that someone had tried to cleanup the vandalism, but it seems incomplete, as it still lingers. I wasn't able to find any kind of Village pump or appropriate place to ask on Translation wiki, so am trying here, in case someone here knows what needs to be done to fix it. TommyG (talk) 17:34, 13 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

TommyG, the translations were updated back to "View". But it might take some time to show up on wiki. In the meantime, you can request an administrator to create MediaWiki:View-view/en-gb with View as it's content to show the changes immediately. Thanks. Startus (talk) 04:12, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, for the explanation. As long as it's actually fixed, I'm happy to just wait it out. Just wanted to double check that a fix would eventually percolate up to us :-) TommyG (talk) 07:20, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 14[edit]

Likely image copyright violation?[edit]

See 'File:David P. Bloom.jpg'. [2] I can see no evidence that the uploader is in a position to upload it under any license. The source cited is an EBay listing of a copy of an 1988 'wire press photo' supposedly from 'a closed newspaper'. The (unnamed) newspaper may possibly be closed, but that doesn't mean that nobody owns the copyright, I'd have thought? AndyTheGrump (talk) 02:26, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Copyright doesn’t end when the business closes for good, much like copyright doesn’t end when a person (creator) dies, only after a set term after death. I think it should be deleted per COM:PCP (though might need to go through DR). Bidgee (talk) 03:00, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • The license is correct, the Associated Press never added the copyright symbol to the copy they distributed to the various news outlets. They rarely did for any of their images, their photographers around the world could generate up to 1,000 images a day, and the expense of copyrighting could never be justified. Even some of their most iconic images that were copyrighted were never renewed. This image is the copy they sent to USA Today using their Laser Photo service, a high resolution fax-like machine. We host over 10,000 news service images. I have removed "glossy Press Photos from a closed newspaper" which is incorrect, it comes from USA Today, which is still active, but someone kept several images that worked at USA Today and sold them on eBay. I buy them from time to time, mostly older ones that are actual photographic prints. --RAN (talk) 13:14, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    • But the copyright symbol isn't required for something to have copyright protection, and the lack of such a symbol doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I don't understand that part of the argument here. --ZimZalaBim (talk) 13:00, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
      • @ZimZalaBim: In that era in the U.S., an overt notice of copyright was required. - Jmabel ! talk 15:32, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • You needed to register a copyright by sending a copy to the copyright office up until 1977, you still had to have a visible copyright symbol up until March 1, 1989, after that everything was automatic, the act of creation generated an automatic copyright, but people still send in copies to the copyright office to certify a date of creation, should there ever be another person claiming authorship. You still see litigation around music creation where there are multiple collaborators and you need documentation of your contributions if you want a portion of the lucrative publication rights. --RAN (talk) 01:19, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 ends tomorrow[edit]

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International photographic contest Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 ends on 15th March 2022 23:59:59 UTC. This is the last chance of the year to upload images about local folk culture, festival, cuisine, costume, folklore etc on Wikimedia Commons. Watch out our social media handles for regular updates and declaration of Winners.

(Facebook , Twitter , Instagram)

The writing competition Feminism and Folklore will run till 31st of March 2022 23:59:59 UTC. Write about your local folk tradition, women, folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, folklore, and tradition, including ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology etc. on your local Wikipedia. Check if your local Wikipedia is participating

A special competition called Wiki Loves Falles is organised in Spain and the world during 15th March 2022 till 15th April 2022 to document local folk culture and Falles in Valencia, Spain. Learn more about it on Catalan Wikipedia project page.

We look forward for your immense co-operation.

Thanks Wiki Loves Folklore international Team MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:40, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

We need more admins[edit]

Hi, I just noticed that there are now less than 200 admins on Commons. That's a decline, and a low number not seen for a long time. We are severely understaffed, i.e. compared to the English Wikipedia, which is around the same traffic than Commons, but with five times more admins (Also around 80 active admins here against 457 on En WP, rough calculation). We have a huge backlog, and we need more admins. Any idea how to improve that? Thanks, Yann (talk) 17:20, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Who needs more admins? More specialty rights are needed, including ones whose duties admins barely have time with. Right? --George Ho (talk) 17:46, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I'd say that it is highly time to revive Alexis Jazz' "General Maintainer" user right proposal, we could actually experiment with our situation to have more user groups rather than blindly adopting the English-language Wikipedia's strategy as a "one-size-fits-all" model. The diffusion of user rights from the admin model would also make it a less prestigious rank for hat collectors that only want to collect user rights to go after it. We could probably create a couple of "admin lite" user rights to make the pressure on the current admins less and to reduce the future need for a minimum numbers of admins to maintain the project. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:12, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Alexis Jazz's "general maintainer" proposal failed to gain consensus. As I'm sure, any re-proposal of it would also fail. I'm thinking a straight-forward, simple user right proposal without too many duties, and I believe there's nothing wrong with a one-duty user right... right? BTW, unsold on the "admin lite" thing. Furthermore, any proposal to create separate right to perform delete duties won't gain consensus anytime soon, but I wish it had. George Ho (talk) 22:25, 14 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 15[edit]

Category:Christophe de Coulanges[edit]

Category:Christophe de Coulanges It says "no wikidata", there is one which it doesn't find. --Io Herodotus (talk) 01:01, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • @Io Herodotus: no one had linked it to Commons, which doesn't happen magically. I'll take care of it. - Jmabel ! talk 02:20, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • Done. - Jmabel ! talk 02:21, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • I added the image to the Wikidata entry, the final step. --RAN (talk) 20:17, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Leadership Development Working Group: Apply to join! (14 March to 10 April 2022)[edit]

Hello everyone,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the feedback period for the Leadership Development Working Group initiative. A summary of the feedback can be found on Meta-wiki. This feedback will be shared with the working group to inform their work. The application period to join the Working Group is now open and will close on April 10, 2022. Please review the information about the working group, share with community members who might be interested, and apply here if you are interested.

Best, Zuz (WMF) (talk) 12:00, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

"Wrong License" tags placed on many files from a 2014 Wikipedia Cooperative Project with the State Archive of Posnan (Poland)[edit]

Here [3] is an example file tagged with a "wrong license" tag by a recently blocked user. This file is dated in the 17th century and is Public Domain. The file has a "Public Domain" tag already. There are many more files that appear to be appropriately tagged as Public Domain, however these have the same tags by this same User. Should I revert these tags on all these files, which I am willing to do, if that the correct action? Thanks, --Ooligan (talk) 18:31, 15 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

  • I asked the same question a few months ago, when you see an obviously defective tag, you can remove the tag, including speedy delete tags. However, once nominated for normal deletion, and image has to go through the deletion process. --RAN (talk) 01:25, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
    Ok, I will remove the obviously defective tags. Thank you, Ooligan (talk) 08:10, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
You could also ask the user who inserted the tags about why he did that. He is currently blocked here, but seems to be based at the Polish Wikisource project. --Rosenzweig τ 09:40, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I think this was because the license is not correct. The files are scans of old book and so they are public domain and not just declared CC0 Zero. The correct "license" would be {{PD-scan}}. --GPSLeo (talk) 09:54, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 16[edit]

Mandarin people[edit]

William Alexander - A Mandarin - 6738.jpg

Do we have a category for Mandarin people/ people in Mandarin costume, like the above? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:15, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Category:Mandarin (bureaucrat)? --Rosenzweig τ 11:13, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Also Category:People wearing mandarin squares. --Rosenzweig τ 11:15, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Mary Maxwell[edit]

Hi, I am a bit confused. Can anyone help to find who is this person? Category:Mary Maxwell. Thanks, Yann (talk) 20:54, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

i found .--RZuo (talk) 21:22, 16 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • I created a Wikidata entry and connected it. --RAN (talk) 20:16, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 17[edit]

Where is this?[edit]

FEVE Bilbao León 1.jpg

This was taken from the rear window of the Bilbao León rail coach. We ended our trip at Guardo. Maybe the time will give some clues.Smiley.toerist (talk) 12:07, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Smiley.toerist It's estación de Sotoscueva. Ruthven (msg) 13:37, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you Ruthven. I added the image to Category:Merindad de Sotoscueva. De728631 (talk) 16:22, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

How do I contact Wikilegal at the Wikimedia Commons?[edit]

I know of this page and most of it seems to relate to the Wikimedia Commons but as far as I can tell there doesn't seem to be a direct way to publicly ask Wikilegal any questions (out of principle I prefer to have these things discussed in the open rather than through sending them an e-mail) as it relates to commonly held notion about copyright. How can I contact them? --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:47, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

It's . AFAIK, they usually do not openly discuss content, as that might jeopardize the legal status of the MWF in the US. --Túrelio (talk) 12:51, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Túrelio: Thanks, I will tag this as resolved then. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 13:17, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 13:17, 17 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Request for Deletion in languages other than English- is there a policy or process?[edit]

Is there a policy or process about Request for Deletion's being in languages other than English? I asked the requester to provide a translation, if they can. Is there a translation tool I could use? I would like to comment on the discussion but I do not know the language.[4] Thanks, --Ooligan (talk) 02:42, 18 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The policy is that Commons is an international project. It doesn't mention deletion requests or namespace but applies there for sure. Multilingual description is welcomed but not required. There are administrators covering a lot of major languages, so this is not a problem. Often there is the opposite issue; an uploader who doesn't know English not knowing what the deletion request is about and how to fix the issue. For both cases works fine. TFerenczy (talk) 08:13, 18 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Ooligan: Slightly to my surprise, the language policy doesn't explicitly cover this, but I'd expect people to write in a language they feel comfortable in, and for readers to translate as necessary. Google Translate isn't perfect, but it's usually good enough to understand discussions on Commons. --bjh21 (talk) 10:51, 18 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Ooligan: I translated it from Russian for you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:55, 18 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]