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OTRS thread


Hi. As this is relating to internal process, I've moved your thread over to the OTRS wiki. See here. Rjd0060 (talk) 13:44, 17 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

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As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.

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Thanks for restoring the page history. I started realizing I had made mistakes about slightly before my talk page access was revoked again. (as I removed some of my own last comments that hadn't been replied to and collapsed the thread) I continued communication mostly here using my global user page. There is more to say, but I'm holding off until the inaccurate rumors about off-wiki threats (there are no such threats) have been redacted.

@PierreSelim and Rama: I don't know if you typically report back, but please do so in this case. And if you need any more information or anything else, just let me know. — Alexis Jazz (ping me) 13:04, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply



c:Commons:Administrators' noticeboard#Request for deletion of Images uploaded by a new user

If Ajay links to the Instagram account and back you can use c:Template:Verified account web so other admins in the future can also easily verify the files are legit in case anyone questions them. The template was originally made for c:Commons:Username policy#Well-known names and names of organizations but could work here as well. — Alexis Jazz (ping me) 17:38, 1 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

Yup, I'll be sure to grab a screenshot and forward it to OTRS for recordkeeping purposes. -- King of 17:39, 1 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Resolution restricted-by-sa

I'm afraid it may not be a free license. Assuming "resolution" simply means "non-artificial detail" (so upscaling would be allowed, but getting a higher quality from, say, the website of the photographer is not allowed) that restriction on its own is probably fine.. We can't be absolutely certain that in no jurisdiction in the world one might be able to have a different copyright status based on resolution, so from that point of view it's valid. But it shouldn't carry over through ShareAlike. Imagine someone takes File:Pulpit Rock Preikestolen Norway.jpeg, opens it in a photo editing program, combines it with File:Atthis costae.jpg, scales the end result down, uploads it and (of course) attaches this "Resolution restricted-by-sa" license as required by File:Pulpit Rock Preikestolen Norway.jpeg. Another person would not be allowed to cut out the part of the picture in which the birds and the Norway photo were combined, scale it back up and recombine it with File:Pulpit Rock Preikestolen Norway.jpeg, because Licensee may not use higher resolution versions of this work. Better wording might have been Licensee shall not use versions of this work that are not accompanied by this license. Regardless of all this, I agree this kind of homebrew license as a primary license should be discouraged. It would be a shame to lose Saffron Blaze's photos though, I hope someone manages to get through to make them authorize a change to the license text. — Alexis Jazz (ping me) 02:37, 7 May 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Stefan2: Facebook ToS is super vague. — Alexis Jazz (ping me) 02:50, 7 May 2020 (UTC)Reply