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Pictures of Jean-Pol Grandmont on mushrooms


This contributor has made many pages on mushrooms in the beginning of Walloon Wikipedia, loading up photographs, probably of his own. Later on, with newly born "Commons", he moved them over there, under licence {{|Permission={{User:Jean-Pol GRANDMONT/Credit}}; see, i.e. 0 Château d'Havré (3).JPG. Unfortunately, he leaved us for unknown reasons in the 2010's.

See if the pictures uploaded on Walloon Wikipedia have to be deleted or not.

--Lucyin (copene) 18 di djanvî 2020 a 20:31 (UTC)

Thank you! I wrote to him on Commons. If images are not copied there perhaps he will relicense them. I just noticed that he had not edited for years here on wa.wiki. --MGA73 (copene) 18 di djanvî 2020 a 20:38 (UTC)
Hi User:Lucyin. I'm still waiting for reply from User:Jean-Pol GRANDMONT. I think we can focus on your files first and take the other later. --MGA73 (copene) 28 di djanvî 2020 a 19:20 (UTC)
Hi User:Lucyin. I got an reply now. We have a free license and can move the photos he took. I may need help to translate some of the text to be sure he is the photographer and that he does not mention someone else. --MGA73 (copene) 2 d' avri 2020 a 13:21 (UTC)

Hello, juste for information : this picture is in the public domain because its owner is Joseph Vrindts (died in 1940). I think we can move it to Commons. Regards, Reptilien.19831209BE1 (copene) 7 d' avri 2020 a 08:22 (UTC)

Hi Reptilien.19831209BE1! I moved it. It was there in another version: File:Vrindts racontroûles et råtchåds.jpg. I also made Commons:Creator:Joseph Vrindts to add on his books. --MGA73 (copene) 7 d' avri 2020 a 08:48 (UTC)

Articles without any category



I was sorting out articles without any category and I noticed that many of them concerned Walloon cities, towns and villages. Could you add a category at these articles after I finish making the list of them?

Sincerely yours,


Hi! Yes. Just let me know when you are ready! --MGA73 (copene) 23 d' avri 2020 a 22:08 (UTC)
I've been beginning making the list, but I don't have much time to complete it now. So, can I send you the first pages, in which you need to put this category?
Sincerely yours,
Sure Èl-Gueuye-Noere ! Just add them to Uzeu:MGA73/Sandbox and tell me where to put them. --MGA73 (copene) 5 di may 2020 a 12:42 (UTC)



is now installed ;-) Reptilien.19831209BE1 (copene) 24 di may 2020 a 13:35 (UTC)

Hey Reptilien.19831209BE1 that is good! --MGA73 (copene) 24 di may 2020 a 14:55 (UTC)

2 pics taken by my sister


She sent permission a few minutes ago.

Can you follow it and transfer them on Commons.

Thank you.

--Lucyin (copene) 24 di djulete 2020 a 14:57 (UTC)

Hi Lucyin! I just checked and it looks good too me. It is in French. Do you think she would mind if I reply in English? --MGA73 (copene) 24 di djulete 2020 a 15:18 (UTC)
I was bold and send her a reply in English. If it is a problem I can ask someone else to take over. I found 18 other photos where her name is mentioned so I asked her about those too. --MGA73 (copene) 24 di djulete 2020 a 15:46 (UTC)

My pics


The three are my pics. The book pages are a glossary from the end of a novel that I co-authored with my husband, and the glossary of words itself is my own creation. - Waelsch (copene) 17 d' awousse 2020 a 08:51 (UTC)

Problems with categories


Dear MGA73,
I have a problem with my categories here. Actually when I upload a map in an article, a category, whose name is "Categoreye:Pages avec des cartes", adds itself. The problem is that "Pages avec des cartes" is not a Walloon sentence, but a French one. Therefore, I would like to move all pages with this category on another, whose name is Categoreye:Pådjes avou des mapes, and who's the Walloon translation of the French sentence. Could you help me to fix this?
Sincerely yours,

--Èl-Gueuye-Noere (copene) 26 di nôvimbe 2020 a 15:51 (UTC)

Hi Èl-Gueuye-Noere! That is a good question. I wonder if it is https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:Kartographer-tracking-category/wa you need to create. See https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:Kartographer-tracking-category/fr that has the text you see? --MGA73 (copene) 26 di nôvimbe 2020 a 18:14 (UTC)
I tried to create this page after having created my account, but I'm not allowed to create this page or to post a message on someone's user talk in order to get helped. This website seems complicated to understand, and it seems strange that I needed to create an account, even though I already had a Wikimedia one. Could you help me to create this page?
Sincerely yours,
--Èl-Gueuye-Noere (copene) 26 di nôvimbe 2020 a 19:50 (UTC)
Èl-Gueuye-Noere I made my acount many years ago. I can't remember how I did. Perhaps you need a special permission to translate pages. I tried to find out more about the maps but I could not get it to work. --MGA73 (copene) 26 di nôvimbe 2020 a 20:50 (UTC)
I think https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=Special:Translate&group=ext-kartographer-user&language=wa&filter=&optional=1&action=translate should help you when/if you get permission to edit. --MGA73 (copene) 26 di nôvimbe 2020 a 20:52 (UTC)
I've tried with your last link. It seems working on Translatewiki, but the translation does not seem effective, here. Maybe a question of time to update? I'll see.
Thanks for your help ! :-)
--Èl-Gueuye-Noere (copene) 26 di nôvimbe 2020 a 21:05 (UTC)
Èl-Gueuye-Noere Perhaps mw:Help:Extension:Kartographer/fr can help you. Or In English... I think perhaps mw:Help:Extension:Kartographer#Map_language_fallbacks is a good place to look. --MGA73 (copene) 26 di nôvimbe 2020 a 21:22 (UTC)



These two files: File:VanMelkebeek.jpg and File:VanMelkebeeke2.jpg has been moved on Commons. But I'm going to ask their deletation because the author isn't Djozewal, but Jacques Van Melkebeke who died in 1983. Not yet in the public domain. So, don't be surprised :-) Reptilien.19831209BE1 (copene) 26 di fevrî 2021 a 22:07 (UTC)

Thank you Reptilien.19831209BE1! Okay I changed the author and removed the OTRS. I wonder if you or Uzeu:Lucyin or José Schoovaerts have a way to ask the hiers for a permission?
Well I decided just to delete them. No need for a DR. --MGA73 (copene) 27 di fevrî 2021 a 09:32 (UTC)
I have moved them to Categoreye:Files uploaded by Djozewal - need check and I will do the same with some other files that may not have José Schoovaerts as the original photographer or artist. You are very welcome to help check those. --MGA73 (copene) 27 di fevrî 2021 a 11:53 (UTC)



is an own work by Djozewal (confirmed). I tried to upload it on Commons with the OTRS of all Djozewal files, but I do not think they accepted it (I was disconnected). Please check it --Lucyin (copene) 2 d' måss 2021 a 11:07 (UTC)

Hi Lucyin! The file is on Commons and I added the OTRS. The system will give a warning if you add the OTRS so it is best if you do not add it. If you check and move the files I can add the OTRS. --MGA73 (copene) 2 d' måss 2021 a 11:20 (UTC)



Hello Michael,
I have a question concerning trademark pictures, especially regarding brands. Can I post one of them (that are on Commons, of course) on my articles without any further authorisation? For instance, I created an article about Leffe, which is a Walloon abbey beer, and I would like to upload a Commons image that represents the logo of that beer brand.
Yours sincerely,
--Èl-Gueuye-Noere (copene) 18 di måss 2021 a 17:04 (UTC)

Hi Èl-Gueuye-Noere! Well that depends. If the logo is simple or PD-old then there is no problems. But if not then it can only be used as fair use on Wikipedia like here en:File:Leffe (Beer).png. --MGA73 (copene) 18 di måss 2021 a 17:11 (UTC)
I'm not sure I understand. How can I determine if I am allowed to use them without a PD-old symbol or template? Thank you already for these precisions.
--Èl-Gueuye-Noere (copene) 18 di måss 2021 a 17:20 (UTC)
Èl-Gueuye-Noere it is not easy. c:COM:TOO have a little help. The trick is to decide if it is just simple text or simple shapes or if it is complex and creative. --MGA73 (copene) 18 di måss 2021 a 19:55 (UTC)
I quit. It seems so difficult, but thanks a million for your help. :-)
--Èl-Gueuye-Noere (copene) 18 di måss 2021 a 20:18 (UTC)
Yeah I sometimes feel the same :-/ --MGA73 (copene) 18 di måss 2021 a 20:58 (UTC)

Hello Michael,
I'm currently on exam period, so I take a break concerning sorting photographs and other files. I'll start again at the beginning of July.
Yours sincerely,
--Èl-Gueuye-Noere (copene) 8 di djun 2021 a 14:25 (UTC)

HiÈl-Gueuye-Noere! Thank you for your message. Fingers crossed... --MGA73 (copene) 8 di djun 2021 a 14:33 (UTC)

Hello Michael,
It's been a long time, huh! :-) Hope you're fine.
I have a question about a French masterpiece (Le Petit Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry). This book came out in 1943, and the author passed away in 1944. Seeing that this author has been dead for more than 70 years, there is no license on this book anymore in Belgium. This book was translated into Walloon in 2000. The translator gave his permission to be published on Wikimedia websites. My question is: may we publish this translation on the Walloon Wikisource?
Yours sincerely,
Èl-Gueuye-Noere (Ene sacwè ? => Dijhoz-m' el !) 14 di djulete 2023 a 18:21 (UTC)

Hi Èl-Gueuye-Noere! Yes it has been a while and I'm good. Been busy at Japanese Wikipedia. Almost done there (ja:利用者:MGA73/Status) - more than 80k files fixed :-)
I would say that if it is just a simple translation then there is no copyright. But I know in Denmark there was a case with the translation of a song where the translater was thought to have copyright because of the creative work (it had to rime).
To be safe perhaps translator could send the permission to c:COM:VRT? If book is scanned as a PDF / DJVU then the permission could be connected to that file. --MGA73 (copene) 14 di djulete 2023 a 18:33 (UTC)
Another user already got a VRTS-ticket for it. Thanks a million for your answer. :-)
See you soon,
--Èl-Gueuye-Noere (Ene sacwè ? => Dijhoz-m' el !) 14 di djulete 2023 a 21:47 (UTC)
Èl-Gueuye-Noere then there should be no problems at all :-) --MGA73 (copene) 15 di djulete 2023 a 09:04 (UTC)