[WikiEN-l] Creation of user photographs

Anthony DiPierro wikilegal at inbox.org
Sun May 21 21:10:11 UTC 2006

On 5/21/06, Peter Mackay <peter.mackay at bigpond.com> wrote:
> Is it made for hire? That's a guess.
I don't know, and frankly I don't care.  You seem to care, but yet you
don't want to ask the only person who knows.

> As for templates, I don't know. I think that the sutuation is common enough
> that it needs clarifying.
I agree that it'd be useful to clarify it, but I can't think of a
better phrasing.

> > > > Anyway, you'd be better off asking him first, maybe he'll fix it.
> > >
> > > There are two reasons why I won't ask him. The first is
> > that I can't.
> > >
> > I just checked, and he does have his email turned on.  But
> > maybe you're banned from that too.  Anyway, is the second
> > reason that you don't really care, and are just trying to
> > make trouble?
> No. It's because I wouldn't get a straight answer. What is it you were
> saying about AGF?
He's an admin, you're a banned user.  AGF applies differently to each
situation :).  Seriously, though, if you "wonder about how people
[handle] uploading photographs where they are the subject but not the
creator", just ask.  I'd say they should be handled like any other

Anyway, if you can't get a straight answer, I'm sorry.  But any
comment by any of the rest of us would be a guess.

Personally I really don't care who took the photo, as long as it stays
out of the article namespace (which I expect).

> The reason I picked that image is because I happened to be on that user's
> page, and I wondered about how people handled uploading photographs where
> they are the subject but not the creator. Looking around further, it looks
> like it is handled in a variety of ways, and Jimbo has made sure that he is
> setting a good example.
> Peter

There doesn't seem to be a tag for an image which was released into
the public domain by a non-Wikipedian (such as a spouse or friend).
That would probably be a good addition to the current tags.


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