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Hi and welcome!

I'm originally from the Danish Wikipedia (da:Bruger:MGA73). Later I was most active on Commons (commons:User:MGA73). I also started copying files from local wikis to Commons. Then I took a break but now I'm back again.

I have two bots commons:User:MGA73bot and commons:User:MGA73bot2. They were only active on some wikis.

When I work outside Danish Wikipedia it is usually related to files (You can see the number of files on the wiki here: Special:Statistics).

All files must meet wmf:Resolution:Licensing_policy and that means all files must meet either 1 or 2 below (short version):

  1. All projects are expected to host only content which is under a Free Content License.
  2. In addition, with the exception of Wikimedia Commons, each project community may develop and adopt an EDP.

Free files must have (my own words):

  • A free license that allows all legal use. See commons:Commons:Copyright tags for examples.
  • A clear source. For example "Own work", "I created this photo/diagram" or a link to a website where the file was found.
  • An author. Usually the name of the photographer. In some cases we also need to know who created the painting, the statue or the building if it is a derivative work. An exception is if the country have freedom of panorama or the work is de minimis.
  • A permission if the uploader is not the copyright holder. See commons:Commons:OTRS.

Non-free files require:

  • First there MUST be an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP). See lists at m:Non-free content and an example see en:Wikipedia:Non-free content.
  • There must not be any free alternatives possible.
  • The file must be in use.
  • The file need a clear template stating that the file is not-free.

All files that does not meet the requirements MUST BE DELETED! (see old diff by Jimbo)

My page to locate wikis with local files: m:User:MGA73/Media per wiki

My page to use on local wikis with notes about status and work in progress (only relevant on some wikis): User:MGA73/Status

My page with a list of all wikis with GFDL: m:User:MGA73/GFDL files.

Link to look for templates without IW: m:User:MGA73/Templates

A few links to start check for "bad files":

Tools and links related to Template:Information (if the most important fields can be added then the file can be copied to Commons):

Tools to transfer to Commons (copy first two to the Move to Commons template and fix lang):

Awesome way to do things