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If you upload/notice duplicates, edit the page by adding {{duplicate|Image:xxx.jpg}}. An admin will then look if it is used somewhere, replace in in case and then delete one of the pictures. At Commons:Deletion_guidelines#Speedy_deletion you can find some more details. By the way, the page "user problems" is if somebody has problems with another user. For the rest there are the Commons:Help desk and the Commons:Village pump. -- Cecil 14:56, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the fast answer. ;) Acarpentier 15:00, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
For a rename of an image that you uploaded yourself, see {{badname}}. Walter Siegmund (talk) 18:47, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, it seem to be an easy way. ;) Acarpentier 18:54, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

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Hi Acarpentier,
Why the desat on Image:Female Mallard Duck.jpg and others? IMO it looks much worse than what it would look like in full colour. Also if you are selectively desaturating the bg you should make a note of it on the image page... Thanks, --Fir0002 www 21:55, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm adjusting images to improve them look more clean: Sharpness, Colors, Levels, etc... like most of the work people do here... but on the duck, it's not very different... making the subject a bit more interesting and clear. But can you please send me an official commons wikimedia document link where I can find this guideline? I will conform all my work to it if it's not... Thanks ;) Acarpentier 23:58, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
I'm not entirely sure if there is a guideline (probably is) but digitally manipulated images are generally tagged as such (see Category:Retouched pictures). But my main issue is that of aesthetics - of course you can freely disagree with my opinion, but the selective desaturating you are doing is not actually helping to isolate the picture and ends up creating a very unaesthetic image. Generally nature shots, such as the mallard duck, will have lots of stimulating greens etc which really improve overall colouration (esp when the colouration of the bird is rather drab). Furthermore it is distracting because you are continually thinking - that's not real is it? Also by not completely desaturating it gives a very muddy appearance to things like water and ground etc. The effect you are using (again IMO) is best suited to creating very stark contrast - eg Image:Schindlers list red dress.JPG. You need a strong colour to contrast with the bleakness of the b/w bg --Fir0002 www 06:36, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
I'm not sure to understand everything here but one thing I've remarked in this community waz that most of the people actually prefer and propose to manipulate the image, even when in Featured Picture Candidate for exemple. For exemple, I remember of a statue taken at night where the background where blured selectively to reduse the noise. I'm wondering how far is it ok to go considering that the more post-production is asked,the less the photography is what it is... I dont know if you follow my question, I'm actually very new in photography, and my english not very well i know...Acarpentier 13:50, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
I consider my self pretty liberal with manipulation - for instance I have no problem with (well done) cloning if it improves an image. But generally I would be concerned with an image which would be impossible to obtain in real life. As is the case with selective desaturation. I mean with cloning you can easily have removed that soft drink can manually, with noise you might have used a lower ISO (and you don't see the noise with your eyes anyway) etc etc. Also the most important factor for me (because AFAIC you can desaturated if you want as long as it's tagged as such) is the aesthetics - has the edit improved the image? And that was the biggest issue I had/have with your selective desaturation. I much prefer the color in these shots --Fir0002 www 09:20, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
By the way it's not really a desaturation issue but a color filter one. That's not really important i guess, but what I see here is one isolated personal opinion that is not really agreed by others, so I dont want to offend you but I have to go with the majority. And please send me a commons link with the guideline that goes with what you are telling me? cause if I'm following you, we should tag almost 99% of images here as Retouched pictures...Acarpentier 14:06, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
I don't have that much time at the moment (exams) to dig through guidelines etc, but I'm pretty sure there's a link on Category:Retouched pictures --Fir0002 www 09:20, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

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Maybe you are interested onto this :) Regards --Richard Bartz 22:01, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Hey, that's really nice of you. Thanks. PS: I was lucky on this one... ;)Acarpentier 23:34, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

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that blue heron and the quality images candidatesEdit

I love that image. I really love it. I loved it when I saw it in the New Images gallery.

I am not often scared. Like how people jump when they see something they didn't expect. I was driving once and a blue heron flew overhead, while I was sheltered in the car even and it really scared me! It seriously took up some sky area. Then I did what I could to watch it (I was driving at the same time so it was complicated) and it was the most beautiful thing, flying around like they do.

The image is also like one I saw and loved in the Flickr stream. I used it here: http://carol.gimp.org/GIMP/2007/Sep/mmm-good.png

So, it looked like a 'set up' situation to me. I am really growing sick and tired of that feeling of being set up. Forgive me if it was not a set up. It is supposed to be about Quality Images though and not about who supports what image. Oh, and that little thing on the wiki pages right now about the number of people who have donated -- that makes me a little hesitant to start with the supporting and voting and disproving there. Don't you think it is better to let the people who have been doing that keep on doing it until the drive is over?

It is a great photograph. It is much better than the one in the Featured Pictures -- I don't know what everyone is doing here. I do hope that everyone knows what they are doing. I know what I am going to do though, that is respectfully stay out of it until things simmer down some.

Can't you get one of your buddies who always votes with you to approve it? -- carol 00:03, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

  • He he he, I understand what you mean. This bird hang out at 5 minutes from my home and I go watch it twice a week, and everytime he jump from nowhere and scare me, lol. Of course he fly a bit then land not far from where I am. I think I've spoted his nest. He also have the female (or the male) there. For the steam you talk about about people in here, dont botter that I'm here for about 1 month and it look like fight never end. I think some people are sad about there life or just bored and they just bitch or something like that... I dont take things personally here (Even if someone could contradict me on that point, wish would not surprise me! he he he). Anyway for the vote on my pic, do what you feel, I dont really have any buddies here (I'm new). By the way, this waz really funny ;) Acarpentier 00:19, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

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I also nominated this image on the English Wikipedia FPC here Thanks, Cacophony 06:09, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks again. ;) Acarpentier 14:24, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

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Confessions:Edit

  1. Today, I couldn't stop looking at that line on her rear quarter. Then I looked at the first image. The line there goes to the water and the reflection starts where it 'enters' the water. On this newer version, the reflection starts some other place -- not where the line enters the water. I started to think about the photoshop tutorials I have read on how to make a photograph look like a reflection.
  2. Yesterday, I left a comment on the thumbnail -- there were somethings in my real life that the image was not unlike and leaving that comment felt good. I did not look at either the image page thumbnail nor the full sized original. I did drink some tequila and also some weird tonic that has some alcohol in it -- not enough to affect my ability to walk though.
  3. None of the religions I was schooled in believe or encourage confessions.

the image(s)Edit

They are beautiful but do you think they are up to FP?

other images and the people who inspired themEdit

I am going to see the inspiration for http://carol.gimp.org/GIMP/2007/Sep/mmm-good.png today. This person was quite scary for most of the nineties (whenever I saw anything from them) and has a thing for birds.

I am being sorry that I did not follow through with supporting the heron (who had feet). Hmm, should this become another confession? -- carol 19:51, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

hmm... are you ok?Edit

All of this is a joke right? You have a strange attitude, he he he.. very scary... ;) Acarpentier 17:37, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

heh, actually 'ok' is a friend of mine for the last few years so I am unable be ok ever again. Actually he has actually been a friend for longer than he has been ok -- but that is too long and boring of a story.
About your image of Montreal at night. It is very beautiful. You should consider waiting a couple of years and submitting it as Los Angeles at night since those LA people seem to make themselves and that location to be whatever the hell they want to at the moment. -- carol 18:10, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
He he, well your friend 'ok' seems a good programmer... this AJAX/Apache thing is a great idea... ;) Acarpentier 18:16, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Now that you understand that I am not and cannot be ok, I have something that is (although difficult to explain) somewhat related that is really bothering me. This man signed a book for me at a conference held by these people. The man who signed that book is not the man who is in that photograph. The show I saw last night, and the spoken word entertainer was entertaining was 'presented by' someone (or group) called 'Paul Graham' -- carol 02:09, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
What does using that AJAX stuff do for you? It gives me the feeling that the internet is being edited as I look at it. It is not a very good feeling. Can you explain what has happened that web pages cannot just go online any longer?
Also, what is so good about that 'AJAX/Apache' thing? Is it another way to abuse an already wrong situation? Perhaps it is good and exposes other abusers. If you could expand on what the additional software does for you and ultimately, how it will improve the lives of people using the internet honestly -- it might help me to feel better about the time I have spent in a very wrong situation. -- carol 23:11, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, for me and my client, Ajax haz come up with realy good interface with rapid results, for exemple one of my current project use it to reload a search result so if there is no match because you've added a criteria, well you dont have to get back, change the parameters and submit again... well this is an exemple but I could enum hundreds of exemple.. Acarpentier 01:37, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Fast drivers? heh. Thanks for the explanation. -- carol 08:53, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

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    • Thank you for your message, Acarpentier. I know excatly what you are talking about. I fealt this way too, yet it is not why I've left Commons. My not exactly polite behavior with you was not the first incident I had. As a matter of fact I came to conclusion that I should have been blocked for the things I said and done, which upset other users, but everybody were very kind to me and I was never blocked. So I kind of blocked myself just to cool off a bit and to come back to my scenes. A moth has past and I believe it would be safe for me to come back now. I love Commons. Of course I will not nominate my images on FP and/or Quality. (I hope I would be able to keep this promice)
      I was watching your contributions very closely. You take beautiful images: many of them got quality promotions and some got or going to get FP status. Congratulations! I also like that you take it easy and never posting not polite comments as I did. It is the way to go on FP nominations. So, I urge you to continue to contribute to Commons no matter what. Best.--Mbz1 16:30, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
I understand... also think you could re-submit QI and FP again since a lot of people are asking you to come back. Hey thanks a lot by the way, I think I'm improving fast because of Commons ;) Acarpentier 20:47, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

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Attention, le vote de la personne qui a nominé compte ! Je corrige ça pour les candidats que tu as archivé. Benh 20:35, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Oups, desolé je croyais qu'elle ne comptais pas, je vais la compter dorénavant. ;) Acarpentier 20:43, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
Aussi, tu ne vas pas au bout de la procédure :) J'ai corrigé pour les candidats que tu as fermé. Voici le lien avec les explications : COM:FPC Closing Procedure -- Benh 21:05, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

About ducks and the frenchEdit

First, an apology. I am frustrated with things French because of the simple fact that when I became involved with things like this I wanted to see the world and my little project became all français, in spite of the fact that people are able to think beyond their origins. I am sorry about my recently acquired bigotry.

I took some photographs of ducks here in California. They are on my web site and nothing noteworthy. The situation in which they appeared here is noteworthy, however. Locally, there is one stream (they call it a river). It is clean and nice but rather small and very difficult to get to, due to the foliage. Where I lived for more than 4 decades there are a lot of lakes, streams, rivers and with those, ducks. The ducks that appeared here were walking on the sidewalks as the human pedestrians do. I was very very confused (40 years of me going to where ducks live to see them) by their appearance here and went to get them some water. It is perhaps .5 to 1 km away from that stream here.

I was attempting to tell the native who is here about how interesting it is when ducks eat (in their native environment and not in this pedestrian place) and there were not many images of that sight -- of ducks eating, on this great big internet when I looked then.

Such an image would be better for many situations than an image of hot sausage, in my most humble opinion.

My question is, do you have an image like that of ducks eating? If so, do not feel that you must upload it right away. But ducks are cool, charming and funny, when seen at the location of their choice. A movie of them eating (not bread from a human hand but from the lake or river or stream) would be even better, in my opinion. I think I laughed as much when I saw that in my third decade of being alive as I did when I saw it in my first decade. -- carol 02:29, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Hey thanks for comment, yeah I have some of them while eating but it's sort of funny because they are upside down in the water, lol. I'll upload one this weekends. ;) Acarpentier 17:18, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

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Thanks! ;)

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I have nominated your image of Olympic Statium in Montreal at the English FPC: en:Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Olympic Stadium of Montreal. Cheers, Cacophony 23:50, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Hey, thanks. I did not know there where such a place on wiki en. ;) Acarpentier 13:28, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

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  • Agree. Look like vandalism. ;) Acarpentier 22:20, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

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RevertEdit

J'ai reverté ceci pour deux raisons: 1) àmha ce n'est pas du contenu pornographique (illustration anatomique + piercing génital), 2) c'est une décision unilatérale de ta part.
Cordialement. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 12:49, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Et bien je dirais que tu viens de faire toi meme une décision unilatérale mais je ne donnerai pas suite, j'avais informé les administrateur de mon geste. Acarpentier 14:19, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
  • It won't last long, the quality is mediocre and I've put an FPX template on it. Nevertheless, whether we like it or not, it is a valid nomination ;-). Lycaon 14:27, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks for following it Lycaon. Acarpentier 14:34, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Ce que je voulais dire c'est que tu ne pouvais décider seul de retirer cette nomination de la liste (surtout que tu ne sembles pas être un admin). J'accepte tout à fait que la nomination soit rejetée mais dans le respect des procédures (ce qui est fait depuis et je ne m'en plains pas!). J'espère avoir été mieux compris. Cordialement. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 17:48, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
PS: félicitations pour tes belles photos. Je me souviens en avoir appuyé certaines en QI...

Je comprends. Merci pour le compliment, j'essaies toujours de m'améliorer. -- Acarpentier 20:53, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

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Thanks!Edit

Hi! Thanks for your nice image File:Bihoreau Gris.jpg. I just wanted to let you know that I used it in a blog post (of course, I mentioned you and the CC license). Thanks again for your fine image! Best wishes, Calandrella (talk) 16:39, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

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how to enjoy the crack in everythingEdit

First, I am sorry that you have changed your image here. I liked the other image much more. Young adults should spend some amount of time enjoying life and having the appearance of enjoying life. My memories of this age are mostly good -- they are naturally bundled with memories of being young and ignorant and not making the best of the situations that I was involved in. I really remember the frustrating feeling of a world in which the generation before me was causing to run and how they gave themselves enough resources to live at least comfortably in it if not lavishly in it. That I am that age now and am still being given the same opportunities as I had been given then perhaps should not so much be my problem as it is my problem.

That an enabled internet (communication lines between people and between people and information) seems to enable the option to ignore, I will let the logic of a fictitious and only half human character summarize:

"There are two possibilities. They are unable to respond. They are unwilling to respond." -- Mr. Spock, 1982

Note that this is Mr. Spock and not Dr. Spock. The speaker was fictitious but what the words say are not. They are also not a theory on how to assist a young person to grow.

There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
-- Leonard Cohen, Anthem 1992

I was enjoying occasionally finding cracks at English wikipedia. I am doing something right now that I never wanted to spend any of my alive time doing and that activity is often called "killing time". There is a system (or systems) that wants me to believe things like 1) contribution and knowledge are rewarded 2) women who have babies are special and get positive treatment 3) doing your homework is more advantageous than knowing the subject matter 4) the strength of a voice claiming expertise is more reliable than evidence of expertise and honest self-evaluation -- and I can go on with this list of beliefs in miracles which are required to make the dataset I have work, but I opt to put my non-logic based belief into this one belief (which should be easier to accomplish): that I will be reunited with my stuff, at the location I wanted to be along with an apology from those who separated me from it.

Back to cracks. I was enjoying the task of killing my time by spending it working within a crack I found at English wikipedia. I was attempting to make an article which qualified for the "Did you know" section that would pass the word count and the citation requirement but would contain no words of article -- not even one word of actual text/content. I had no expectation that this article would be included in that list. It was merely to be a funny "accomplishment" within the cracks of the expectations of the rules. An example that I would have been able to access in the history of that article on those rare occasions that there was in my physical location any person who would appreciate such a humorous accomplishment within a crack and an internet connection.

I would have had a more difficult time in this decade of my life had I the memory or knowledge that I was doing anything like what has been being done to me these last six years. There is a duality in living a life where the more knowledge that is gained -- at least for me, the more I understand how little I know. The most aggressive thing I did to another woman when I was young was to go out of my way to separate my mother from the child support that my dad was providing. For whatever reason, she had used those resources trying to find a new "dad" among my age group. My feeling about this has not changed since then and that was that this single mom was a better family head. I was twelve years old and my brother was eight years old when my family divided. I was sixteen when she started looking at the sixteen and seventeen year olds for her new mate. This woman is still alive and in my humble opinion could have waited six years for my brother to be eighteen years old and just concentrated on being a good mom. None of her boyfriends added much to the family income.

I was aggressive then and for that situation. I am not sorry about this. All of this was activity surrounding me at the end of the decade of the 1970s. The "No Ignorant Wars" era, the "No Discrimination Due to Gender or Race Era" and the "Stop Polluting Era". All were ideas which were easy to believe in and it still seems would be easier to maintain than the system that defines itself without these ideas. For me, the outcome of this has been that as a woman, I am required to pay higher insurance to drive since then -- I have not seen how the same equality has been extended to pay me equally.

About the crack you were working in, a paraphrase: Either you could not upload the higher resolution image or you were unwilling to upload the higher resolution image and either you could have waited to upload the higher resolution image, or you could not have waited.

It is good to find cracks I think. It should be good to enjoy finding them without the need to take your find the whole way -- like to withdraw your nomination before it completes the broken process. I like my example of the Did You Know article without one word of actual article. I question the system there that opted to redefine how I kill this time of mine. I am very sorry to have been a part of and contributed to any system which enabled little voting groups to define what I use this time of mine for.

Did you upload and enter a smaller version because you were having some restrictions which required this or that you simply opted to do this? -- carol (talk) 02:37, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

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İmage reuse for Male mallard duck.jpgEdit

I reused this image for Animal Alphabet book in Turkish Wikibooks. --Joseph48 (talk) 16:49, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

That's great news, thanks ;) --Acarpentier 16:32, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Heron PhotoEdit

I'm a student at Frostburg State University and I am using one of your Heron photos for an event poster. It is for a scavenger hunt that is being hosted by our Collegiate Interfraternity Music Council. It's being used as a collection of 21 thing (the name for the event). Thank you for sharing this photo!

Nigh-Heron PhotoEdit

We used the Black-crowned Night-Heron photo in our blog at:

http://massaudubonblogs.typepad.com/massbirdatlas/

Merci,

Joan Walsh Mass Audubon

File:Le Stade Olympique de Montréal Nuit Arriere-Gauche.jpgEdit

Just thought I'd let you know I found a very poor quality duplicate of this at File:Stade Olympique de Montréal.jpg, uploaded by Orage 100 (talk · contribs), who was claiming authorship. I've tagged the copyvio and warned the user. LX (talk, contribs) 09:58, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

  • Thank you very much for notity me --Acarpentier 13:22, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Acarpentier!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

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2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

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Le Stade Olympique de Montréal Nuit Arriere-Gauche.jpgEdit

You can see one of your photos here.

--M Peinado (talk) 19:03, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

What's that say?Edit

In the photo "Beside the Tombeau du frere Andree"[[1]], there are words spelled down the middle of the candles below the statue, and I was just curious what they say. Thanks --Neptunerover (talk) 17:22, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

See the discussion page. Sorry to answer, but Acarpentier is not quite active on Commons at the moment. — Xavier, 23:14, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Hum, It is not far away from where I look so if I pass by, I'll take a close picture of it and inform you when uploaded. --Acarpentier 02:35, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

It's totally on the talk page, making me feel dumb for asking. Thanks. --Neptunerover (talk) 07:24, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Wiki PhotoEdit

Hi Alain

I have included your brilliant photo at

http://www.snowfan.co.uk/snowboarding.php and included a link as requested. Hope this is OK for you. If not, let me know

All the best

Chris Brown

chris at brownbearmedia dot com

Profile size and activity criterion for Commons:Meet our photographersEdit

Dear member of Commons:Meet our photographers,

Two issues have recently been raised at Commons talk:Meet our photographers:

Profile size creep
The page is becoming increasing cluttered due to a tendency among some members to make personal profiles, which are unreasonably large. You are kindly requested to consider the size used by your profile and consider if it has a reasonable size. Note that the same message is being send to all members, so it is up to you to use your own good judgement in this. We are not interesting in setting up exact quantitatve rules. It should be a matter of common sense.
Activity criterion
It has been suggested to introduce an activity criterion in addition to the minimum 10 FPs criterion to be included on the list. You are kindly requested to voice your opinion on this proposal.

--Slaunger (talk) 15:36, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Our dialogue on COM:MOPEdit

Hi Alain,

I must say, that I did not see your last comment on the talk page of COM:MOP as being constructive. The answers I gave you were polite, consensus-seeking and were addressing your points. I do not consider it tactful to first critize my involvement and then blame me for addressing you points and also, in the process acknowledge and accept some of your criticism as valid. As I see it, you were baiting me into responding, and you had set your mind to respond the way you did, nomatter how I had replied. As language barrriers may be an element in this, I do not take it too seriously, but the way I have perceived what you have written, its main purpose was to ridicule me :-( I may be wrong about that perception though, which is why I leave you this note. And I would also like to assume good faith. If it easier for you to respond in French, feel free to do so, as I am in the process of learning French.

Best wishes, --Slaunger (talk) 15:07, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Sorry but you get me wrong and your assumption of my intention also are wrong. I think the debate is more important than the person, sorry if it has shake you but I believe it's necessary for the good of Commons. I was objective on my response, it's just than you are too much concerned on the subject, wish is the main problem for me... but again, there is nothing personal about that. Have a good day ;) --Acarpentier 15:28, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Hi again, Alain. Thank you for taking your time to respond. I am glad that I misunderstood the intention behind your comment. I of course still perceive it as a very strong criticism of my opinions, but that is OK. The strong disagrement and big differences in perception of whether there is a problem and if so, how to solve it, has surprised me and I have been taken aback by them, but so is life on Commons. It is OK to disagree as long as it is not done as a personal attack. And if you say it is not meant as a personal attack, I take your word for it. As you may have noticed, I have withdrawn my proposal. Whoever would have "won" the vote, it would have led to no good. Best wishes --Slaunger (talk) 21:22, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Sorry you still perceive criticism of your opinions but again I meant NO personal attack, the fact that you have been taken aback by my opinions bellongs to you; my only concern waz on the good of Commons, and I think personal feeling's should be put behind those discussion; Again I'm not so sure if this will be interpreted as bad, but my intention's are in the way of the good for Commons. Now for your proposal, I agree with your Withdraw's comment's. I think's it waz missing different opinion's and if I tries to connect the reason why the proposal is ment to be and the proposal criteria itself, well it dosent fit IMO: you would remove active's user from the list when your intention are to remove the innactive or retired one... Now those can be identified really easly without the "having-an-fp-by-number-period-of-time" criteria. Arent you agreeing with me? --Acarpentier 23:05, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Hi Alain, (sorry, long message, you know I cannot be brief) I actually think we can agree on more things than I first saw.
  • We both want to do what is best for Commons
  • We both agree that it makes sense to expect that users on COM:MOP are available somehow
Correct?
  • We disagree on how to best assure that COM:MOP members are there, that they are available.
My proposal about fp-activity-over-a-fixed-period is maybe not the way to solve this, but let me digress for a moment on some other thoughts.
I have thought about it, and I am beginning to think (as Alvesgaspar also suggests), that we need to step back and agree about the real purpose of the page. My view on this is that the users appearing on COM:MOP should be good ambassadors for Commons and good examples of the best we can offer. For me that implies these memebers should fulfill the following criteria.
  1. They should have demonstrated that they represent the best Commons can offer concerning media.
    For me, this point is addressed today by the min 10 FP rule to get in. I guess there could be other criteria, but the 10 FP rule is a convenient measure, which is easy to remember and gives a good prefiltering.
  2. They should be available if someone contacts them (media, organizations). That means that they should as a minimum respond to messages on their talk page and/or email.
    Responsiveness is not addressed in current criteria, so I think we need some kind of criteria to remove members who do not respond. In my proposal I suggested that members who are officially retired, indef blocked or banned should not be on the page. I think this is still a relevant criterion as retired, indef blocked or banned users are simply not available. For instance, I wrote an email to Fir0002 informing him that a photo of his was nomiated for delisting. I did not receive any response. He is officially retired, so does it make sense to have him on the list, no I think not.
  3. They should be fairly updated with current ongoings at Commons such that they represent Commons with up-to-date views and knowledge about the circuitry.
    This is not adressed. There are members, e.g., Malene who have not been (visibly) active in Commons Community matters for years. Being updated can of course also be achieved without actively editing, by, e.g., following activity via the watchlists. So demonstrating current activity is perhaps not so straightforward?
  4. Members should agree with the declared scope and purpose of Commons. This includes our licensing policy, acknowledging the educational and informational scope, and that the media is not just for a specific Wikipedia, but for all WMF projects, but besides that, also outside users looking for freely licensed informational or educational media.
    This is not adressed currently. As mentioned previously a user like Fir has officially stated that one of the reasons for retiring is due to a fundamental disagreement by Commons not allowing non-commercial licenses. Another example is Benjamint444, who mass changed all photos from GFDL til GFDL 1.2 only to avoid the license ~migration to CC licenses and in violation with Commons policy. Not a good ambassador and showcase for COM:MOP either IMO.
Does this at all make sense to you, or is it again invalid arguments in your opinion?
You write that identifying the "inactive" members is easy. Which criteria would you apply for inclusion?
--Slaunger (talk) 14:07, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Now you are talking! ;) Just seen your comment's, I see you stepped back a bit from your first statements and started from beginning. Theses last statement’s seems objectively right IMO. So we SEEM to agree that the "having-an-fp-by-number-period-of-time" is not of the best way's of knowing who's active or not and that is great. Like I said also I share the idea of having a standard size for them entries for a cleaner presentation for outside world. To end this, just keep in mind that their was nothing personal behind that and that even if you feel my intervention was an attack of your person, it was not my intention, and at the end it had positive effect I wanted. --Acarpentier 15:11, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. You do not have to get back to the personal attack thing over and over again Smile. As I wrote in my reply to your first response, I trust your word that it was not your intention to make a personal attack. And I mean it when I say that I trust this is true Smile. --Slaunger (talk) 15:22, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
haha, ok sorry for that, I'm just wanna make sure but your right, it's redundant :-) --Acarpentier 15:39, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

International PhotoworkshopEdit

Hello, motivated by the six Fotoworkshops of the German Wikipedia an international Photoworkshop in the Swedish Nyköping will be launched during the Easter Weekend 2010. Nyköping was chosen since Skavsta Airport is a Ryanair Base and very close to Stockholm. Further information can be found on Commons:Photoworkshop_Nyköping_2010. --Prolineserver (talk) 06:23, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

FPC careless reviewsEdit

Hi Alain, You may be interested in participatin in this_discussion. Cheers, Alvesgaspar (talk) 15:38, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

File:Barrage_de_Monteynard_p1390473_edit.jpgEdit

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Barrage_de_Monteynard_p1390473_edit.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
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Merci pour cette image fantastique!Edit

Image fantastique!!! File:Shakedown 2008 Figure 3.jpg Merci d'avoir donné la permission de l'utiliser, Je me suis permise d'y ajouter un brin de fantaisie : http://www.sumo.fm/#image/id=2182683

Marie Jobin

Featured picture on WikipediaEdit

Hi,

I have nominated the pic Bihoreau Gris.jpg for FP on English Wikipedia. Most of the members supported it, but one user pointed out that contrast was slightly dark, so I used your pic and adjusted the contrast and uploaded it again edited version. I thought I'd let you know. It is a superb picture anyway. Thanks.Nikhil.--Nikhilb239 (talk) 04:45, 8 June 2013 (UTC)