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Image removal[edit]

I happened to notice your banknote image removal from this article, but they are Irish government works more than 50 years old, and are the same design as issued in 1928, but with different issue dates and serial numbers. This template c:PD-IrishGov, on the commons and, in this form {{PD-IrelandGov}} was deleted here because such images should be on the commons, applies and they should be tagged as free not as non-free and retained. ww2censor (talk) 09:06, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

Though I have just come across this c:Commons:Currency#Ireland and will have to investigate further. ww2censor (talk) 09:25, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
It is with that understanding that I believe that they can only be used here under fair use and should be used minimally. Thank you for digging in to it. If you find additional information, I would be happy to learn more.  ★  Bigr Tex 14:30, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
I read the legislation and it does appear the copyright is perpetual. I was hoping it only applied to legal tender, which I think would have meant demonitorised notes and coins would be exempt but it does not look like that. ww2censor (talk) 11:48, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

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Linking to Commons[edit]

I noticed that the edit summary for this edit contained the following link, COM:Commons:Currency#Argentina. To like to Commons, you add the prefix "C:" (not "COM:") to the link. - ZLEA T\C 21:28, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

  • Thanks!  ★  Bigr Tex 21:29, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
A lowercase "c:" also works. A list of other interwiki link prefixes can be found here. - ZLEA T\C 23:28, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of bank notes.[edit]

Hi BigrTex. I’ve noticed that you deleted bank notes images on Banknotes of Denmark, 1997 series. Your argument was a lot of “Non-free content criteria”. These are not rigid rules, but are open to interpretations. I do understand that fans might be placing 100 images of their idols on Wikipedia, so some regulation is needed. But if you look at United States twenty-dollar bill there are several images of the 20 dollar bill. At the “Banknotes of Denmark, 1997 series” there were images of the bank notes, for the benefit of Wikipedia’s readers. No superfluous images. I know that the USD images are commons and the DKK images are non-free media but what is the rationale behind the deletions. Bank of Denmark would like to avoid counterfeit money, but with the “SPECIMEN” it’s OK. So who is benefitting from the deletion - no one. So I appeal to your better nature and to reconsider the deletions. Regards, Necessary Evil (talk) 11:57, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

WP:NFCCP is a policy. I don't understand why you think that it is not a rigid rule. You seem to understand why there is a difference between Denmark banknotes which are protected under copyright (c:Commons:Currency#Denmark and US banknotes, of which images are in the Public Domain under certain circumstances. As we are trying to produce a Free Encyclopedia (it's one of our 5 Pillars), we try to limit the amount of non-free content that we use. The Non-Free Content Criteria Policy was developed many years ago. I understand that it is easier when all articles of a certain type follow the same rules - no discography articles should have images of the covers of the albums anymore - but when the images have different rules, it makes it difficult.  ★  Bigr Tex 00:43, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
So what you’re saying is that Banknotes of Denmark, 1997 series is a kinda “discography”, and one image is sufficient. However Bank of Denmark is not a commercial record label, so you have to distinguish here. It’s not difficult to have a discography rule - and a bank note rule. Regards, Necessary Evil (talk) 02:05, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
First, it is easier to have one policy (WP:NFCCP#3, aka Minimal Usage) than to create rules for every type of page where someone might want to use multiple non-free images on a page and then to apply that one policy across all of those places (discographies, bank notes, political parties, television/radio station historic logo galleries, etc.).
Second, Bank of Denmark is not a commercial record label, but they have a policy of protecting their banknotes in a way that other organizations don't. It is not hard to be consistent with discographies - all commercial record labels protect their covers. It is hard to have a banknote-series rule that is consistent because there is no reason that goes back to our 5 pillars to limit the number of images on an article like United States twenty-dollar bill. Although that isn't an apple-to-apples comparison, if Banknotes of Denmark, 1997 series was split up into articles about each of the bills because they were each notable (Danish 50 kroner bill, 1997 series or Danish 50 kroner bill (1997 series)), it is within the policy for each of those articles to have an image in the infobox that illustrates the bill being discussed in the article, just as while on Michael Jackson albums discography there are no album covers pictured, each of the linked albums has an album cover image in the infobox.  ★  Bigr Tex 21:40, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, BigrTex for your time and wisdom. Regards, Necessary Evil (talk) 00:07, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

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Thirteen years of editing[edit]

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