Wikipedia:OTRS noticeboard

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Welcome to the OTRS noticeboard

Wikimedia's volunteer response team (OTRS) handles copyright permissions, email inquiries from the public, reuse inquiries, article errors, and a wide range of non-public inquiries. The email service is operated and managed by a cross-project team of volunteers at the Meta-Wiki level and not by the English Wikipedia community. Actions by OTRS volunteers on English Wikipedia are ultimately subject to review by the Arbitration Committee.

Please be aware that there is sometimes a backlog in processing tickets sent to the permissions-en queue. This backlog is currently 65 days.

This noticeboard is primarily for
  1. Permissions verification and inquiries for text and files (hosted on the English Wikipedia) said to have been granted permission via OTRS.
  2. Requests for OTRS volunteer review of matters that have been described as OTRS comments or actions.
  3. Other inquiries to OTRS volunteers that do not involve, disclose or reference private material.
Do not post
  • Private information or links to private information (including but not limited to emails, phone numbers, physical addresses).
  • Fishing requests (asking for all details of a ticket or generally probing ticket information). You should make a specific request and clearly state the reason for your request.
  • Additional questions on a point, once an OTRS volunteer has indicated they cannot answer due to privacy issues. (Further inquiries and any complaints should be made via email.)
  • Requests for OTRS access (use meta:OTRS/volunteering instead).
  • Questions regarding media hosted on Wikimedia Commons (use Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard instead).
  • Media questions unrelated to OTRS (use Wikipedia:Media copyright questions instead).
Useful OTRS email addresses
Removal of private or defamatory information Requests for oversight or
Submission of photos to be used in a Wikipedia article
Follow the instructions here
Confirmation of copyright permission
Follow the format given here
Reports of threatened harm to self or others
Guidance: Wikipedia:Responding to threats of harm
Reports of child pornography
See Wikimedia Legal Policies
Issues with an article about you or your organization
Guidance: Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Help
Any other inquiries involving private information

Noticeboard archives

Permission to show the Fismes logo on the Fismes Wiki webpage[edit]

To whom it may concern,

I have sent the statement of permission (or une attestation) to "[email protected]" The statement of permission will allow Wiki to show this photo of the Fismes logo on the Fismes Wiki webpage. Let me know when the photo will be back up on the site?

Many thanks, M. Gagliastri — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jacob Quéntin (talkcontribs) 19:20, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Jacob Quéntin: Unfortunately, permission for wikipedia per the statement "allow Wiki to show this photo ... on a Wiki webpage" is not sufficient for the image File:Logo of Fismes 18 Memorial.png. It must be released under a free license that allows commercial and derivative uses. ww2censor (talk) 23:36, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Bridges Preparatory School[edit]

This image of Bridges Preparatory School appears to have been copied off the school's Facebook page. Thank you. Magnolia677 (talk) 18:03, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the information. I have added a note to the ticket so the agent handling the ticket is aware. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 01:43, 14 November 2018 (UTC)