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Image:Coa cote d ivory.jpgEdit

You claim that this coat of arms is public domain, but your source, English Wikipedia, do not. Do you have any source who can verify that the COA is public domain? Thuresson 30 June 2005 13:40 (UTC)

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Ciao, l'immagine Image:Antonio Di Pietro.jpg non ha informazioni sulla sua provenienza, così l'ho marchiata di conseguenza. Ho fatto lo stesso anche sulla en.wiki, da cui forse è derivata. Cosoleto 22:06, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

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Nice image :) . But it's bow looks like stern, and stern like bow. Look at en:Image:Fifiesmall.gif. I don't know why, but all boat's images have bow on right side, and stern on the left. I think it's good idea to continue this "system".

Hmm the bow with bowsprit is on the right, like in almost all the boat images. It's en:Image:Fifiesmall.gif which is "flipped" with respect to this trend.
On en:Image:Fifiesmall.gif the sprit is on a stern, that isn't bowsprit. Look where a rudder is.
Which makes sense looking at the sails of course... :) I'll change and update the image asap. Thanks for the observation. --Akigka 21:46, 6 August 2006 (UTC)


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Thank you for pointing this out to me. The images in question are entirely self-made and I have tagged them {{PD-self}} accordingly. --Akigka 10:23, 5 June 2007 (UTC)


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Also Image:Rangarvallasysla county seal.svg, Image:Vestur-skaftafellssysla county seal.svg and Image:Strandasysla county seal.svg /Lokal_Profil 12:46, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
And Image:Gullbringu- og kjosarsysla county seal.svg and Image:Borgarfjardarsysla county seal.svg. I think Image:Arnessysla county seal.svg and Image:Thingeyjarsyslur county seal.svg should be ok though. The first for being sufficiently original in the copyright eligible parts and the second for being {{PD-ineligible}}. /Lokal_Profil 12:56, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
I'm sorry for the blunder caused by my insufficient knowledge about the use of COAs. The Icelandic municipality insignias have been designed by various people, almost all in the 20th century. Some of them are registered trademarks and some are not, but they are all original designs meant to identify the municipality. The county seals are a different story. They were all designed by artist Tryggvi Magnusson (d. 1960) for the 1000 year anniversary of the Icelandic Althing in 1930. They were painted on large shields and prominently displayed on the Icelandic telegraph building close to the parliament for the festival. Also, I think a procession was organised with these at Thingvellir, at the time. Tryggvi and his wife both died without heirs (I think), in which case copyright passes to the Icelandic state (I think). Tryggvi also designed the older version of the Icelandic COA used between 1918 and 1944. These SVGs were created by myself based on Tryggvi's design. To note: the counties are no longer an official division in Iceland (since 1994) and are therefore a non-entity, in which case, if they ever held rights to the designs, these have now passed on to the holders of Tryggvi's copyright. :) :) I'm hope this information helps decide whether the designs can be published here or not, in which case I beg you to excuse my blunder. --Akigka 01:03, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
No problem. I made the same mistake myself when I first started. Basically there are two parts to a CoA. It's defined by a en:blazon that is a description in words this description isn't copyrighted but may be trademark protected etc. The second part is the actual interpretation of the blazoning into an actual image. This image will be copyrighted by the author and the version officially used by the municipality etc. may be trademarked as well.
The solution for Commons lies in the fact that any (heraldicly correct) interpretation of the blazon is equally valid. That means that if you make your own interpretation of the blazon then you can upload it to commons under your own choice of license. there might still be other non-copyright restrictions (i.e. those linked to the actual blazon) so it is worth slapping a {{insignia}} tag on the image as well.
This way of creating free Coat of Arms has been used extensively for amongst others the French, polish and Swedish wikipedia. The only restriction is that your image must be an interpretation of the blazoning and not of the version which Tryggvi painted.
I hope that explains a few things and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. /Lokal_Profil 13:36, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

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What geodesic data source did you use for making images such as the one of Steingrimsfjordur. in particular I'm interested in getting something specific enough to cover small streams in the area.

And can I use this and other maps you've made under the CC-SA license so that I can copy the data to OpenStreetMap? --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason (talk) 14:19, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

No geodesic data was used. The map is created by hand in Inkscape using satellite images and old maps as reference. The names were filled in using old maps and reviewed by a person who knows the area. It is GFDL PD so you can use it as you like, but be aware that the outlines are inexact and only indirectly based on actual survey data. --Akigka (talk) 15:05, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I used that map as a basis for naming a bunch of placenames on OpenStreetMap by uploading it to wrp.geothings.net and using the WMS source as a backdrop in JOSM. I also added a bunch of lakes from landsat imagery but a lot still needs to be added for that area and others.
Perhaps you'd be interested in doing some mapping for the OSM project directly? --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason (talk) 02:17, 25 November 2008 (UTC)


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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Akigka!

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:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

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.

BotMultichillT 06:21, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Please help replace this outdated licenseEdit

Hello!

Thank you for donating images to the Wikimedia Commons. You have uploaded some images in the past with the license {{PD}}. While this was a license acceptable in the early days of Wikimedia, since January 2006, this license has been deprecated and since October 2008 no new uploads with this license was allowed.

The license on older images should be replaced with a better and more specific license/permissions and you can help by checking the images and adding {{PD-self}} if you are the author or one of the other templates that you can see in the template on the image page.

Thank you for your help. If you need help feel free to ask at Commons talk:Licensing or contact User:Zscout370.

The images we would like you to check are:

BotMultichillT 20:09, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 AnnouncementEdit

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!Edit

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 1 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2012 Picture of the Year contest.

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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.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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178.10.105.89 18:03, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 AnnouncementEdit

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!Edit

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

This Picture of the Year vote notification was delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:21, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results AnnouncementEdit

Picture of the Year 2013 ResultsEdit

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Akigka,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

Thanks,
the Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

Delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:59, 26 March 2014 (UTC)