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Dear Cmadler, thank you for assistance on the page that I created to run the Image of Value! My translation from English is terrible and did not understand how to create the page properly. Peace and Health! Conrado (talk) 17:20, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

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I replied to your comment at Commons:Deletion requests/File:"Donkey punch" (animated).gif. -- Cirt (talk) 23:57, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

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Oldies !Edit

Hello dear friend ! Where is YOUR limit for "ancient" lol ? Thib Phil (talk) 20:59, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

OOps - Napoleonic neither ? Thib Phil (talk) 21:02, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
The idea was to collect "off-duty military reenactment" : camp, bivouac, food .. just for a "vivid" match of ancient (sic) images ( paintings, sculptures, etc ) Thib Phil (talk) 21:06, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
Oh, yes, I see ( and agree )! In fact, I was using the term "ancient" as contrario to "contemporary" in the title of that cat. Not with a very "sharp" historical/temporal reference. Thib Phil (talk) 21:11, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
I guess we are not focussing on the same point : you have a very precise temporal classification of reenactments in mind/ I am collecting documents picturing the life of the soldiers through ages ( I am just working on an entry on that topic for FR-WIKIPEDIA ( not French : french-speaking Belgian rather lol )) Thib Phil (talk) 21:18, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
I just re-categorised the pics as per your suggestions. Is it all right now ? Thib Phil (talk) 22:07, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
I just added this one to the WWI Austrian reenactment - just the kind of pics I am looking for ! Phil

Hello again Cmadler ! 'hope you're well ! I started a page : The soldiers life through ages. So, it should be possible to introduce reenactments/reconstitutions in a dedicated section ( I already used a reenactment's pic for the Romans ) Thib Phil (talk) 17:53, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Won't be complicated ! I don't know if you are a specialist with "reenactments pics classification" but, during my searches, I guess I found some pics of the kind that where not classified as such - rather as local fairs/commemorative events. Thib Phil (talk) 18:05, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I will check for the future and add the generic "reenactments meta-cat label" (lol) if I do find one - up to you to dispatch to the appropriate subcat if needed ! Cheers Thib Phil (talk) 18:43, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
smaller reenactments are often part of or attached to fairs, festivals, and the like .. just as military modellers conventions ( and I am a MM ! ). There is a regular modelling/RPG convention here in Belgium, in the city of Mons, during which reenactors ( Romans, Napoleonic, WWII) and even military vehicles owners ( another form of reenactment ) "show the flag" Thib Phil (talk) 19:00, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

A few more reenactmentsEdit

Hi dear friend ! I just found out some " albums ", I categorized " reenactments ", that might interest you ( Swiss 17th-century reenactments in Geneva ) - Cheers ! Thib Phil (talk) 02:26, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

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File:Waterloo 666.jpgEdit

You recently categorized File:Waterloo 666.jpg as Thamnophis sirtalis. Do you agree with my guess that it is Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis? I did not categorize it myself because it was just a guess, and I have no special knowledge of snakes, but if you think it is indeed the "Eastern Garter Snake" I will also update the description. Thanks, cmadler (talk) 13:50, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi! Indeed, I think you're right when you write Thamnophis sirtalis. Nevertheless I don't know all the subspecies characteristics so I can't say if it's T. s. sirtalis or another one. Congrat's for the picture by the way ;-). Goodshort (talk) 13:57, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

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Scope changed for File:Stumpers Mike Farrell Allen Ludden Jamie Farr 1976.jpgEdit

I have changed the scope to a broader category, as this is the only image of Stumpers!; even headshots don't count as independent. Commons:Valued image candidates/Stumpers Mike Farrell Allen Ludden Jamie Farr 1976.jpg --George Ho (talk) 00:56, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Created Category:Stumpers!. --George Ho (talk) 02:05, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Commons:Valued image candidates/The Mary Tyler Moore Show studio photosEdit

I have splitted two cast photos. You can vote now. --George Ho (talk) 11:38, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

One question at discussion. --George Ho (talk) 04:38, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

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I have changed descriptions and captions. I hope all are fixed. --George Ho (talk) 16:37, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

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I have changed the scope, but it's minor. I was told this: "A support vote that was made before a change of scope is not counted unless it is reconfirmed afterwards..." Can you reconfirm your vote? --George Ho (talk) 22:42, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

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In file:NeilPatrickHarrisHWOFSept2011.jpg, Geocoding is added, so go to nomination page. --George Ho (talk) 01:17, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Geocoding for another photo is added, as well. Commons:Valued image candidates/5.3.10NeilPatrickHarrisByDavidShankbone.jpg --George Ho (talk) 01:21, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

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  • I was a little too quick on the trigger finger with this one. I withdrew the DR. Sorry about that. --GrapedApe (talk) 11:42, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
    • No harm, no foul. cmadler (talk) 12:44, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

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DR and undelete catsEdit

Please do not add undelete cats to Deletion requests via HotCat as it has to be placed inside noinclude tags. Otherwise it would transclude main DR or DR archive pages into this cat. Thank you.--Denniss (talk) 05:32, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I noticed this, and yesterday I started using HotCat's multi-change mode so as to also add the noinclude tags. I've checked all DRs in which I've participated over the last two months, and any categories are now in noinclude tags. Sorry for the trouble. cmadler (talk) 10:26, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

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Hi, I don't come to Commons or Wikipedia often any more, but I noticed you recently deleted an image that I contributed, based on the assumption that South Africa has no freedom of panorama. I'm not a lawyer, but I am a South African, and I have never come across this interpretation in South Africa - the only place I have seen it is on Commons. Please reconsider. Zaian (talk) 20:25, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

I've taken a look at the South African copyright law myself to verify that what we have at Commons:Freedom of panorama#South Africa is correct. The current law appears to be the Copyright Act of 1978, as amended through 2002. In Section 1 (definitions), it says "'artistic work' means, irrespective of the artistic quality thereof ... works of architecture, being either buildings or models of buildings..." Section 2 states that artistic works (including works of architecture) are eligible for copyright if they are "original". Section 3 gives the copyright duration as "the life of the author and fifty years from the end of the year in which the author dies" (50 years pma). Section 7 makes clear that only the copyright owner of an artistic work has the right to authorize reproductions, publications, and derivative works (which, according to the definitions, includes "a version produced by converting the work into a three-dimensional form or, if it is in three dimensions, by converting it into a two-dimensional form" -- photographs of buildings). Section 27 makes clear that this is a criminal offense and sets out penalties ("in the case of a first conviction, to a fine not exceeding five thousand rand or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding three years or to both such fine and such imprisonment, for each article to which the offence relates; in any other case, to a fine not exceeding ten thousand rand or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years or to both such fine and such imprisonment, for each article to which the offence relates."). There are some exceptions which might apply to personal non-commercial use (Section 13: "In addition to reproductions permitted in terms of this Act reproduction of a work shall also be permitted as prescribed by regulation, but in such a manner that the reproduction is not in conflict with a normal exploitation of the work and is not unreasonably prejudicial to the legitimate interests of the owner of the copyright.") as well as to inclusion in movies and television broadcasts (Section 15: "if such inclusion is merely by way of background, or incidental, to the principal matters represented in the film, broadcast or transmission" or "if such work is permanently situated in a street, square or a similar public place"). There seems to be no exception suitable for Commons' purposes, which must allow commercial work. Sorry, cmadler (talk) 12:35, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks for the response. I still find it strange that I have never heard this enforced in South Africa, and I'm wondering if there isn't something missing in the Commons interpretation, but I do accept and appreciate your response. Regards, Zaian (talk) 11:35, 17 August 2012 (UTC)
Well, I see several possibilities. I'm reasonably confident in the above reading of the law, but it is certainly possible that I (and other Commons editors) have missed or misinterpreted it. Another possibility is that the we have correctly interpreted the law as written, but that South African case law has established a more lenient precedent. If you or someone else can find any evidence that either of those are the case, we can change the practice here, and files can be undeleted. The third possibility is that South Africans simply tend not to be litigious in this regard, or that this is not an issue that many South African copyright owners are aware of or interested in. Unfortunately in that case, our precautionary principle dicates that we need to follow the law as written/enforced, even if we could probably get away with keeping infringing images. cmadler (talk) 13:47, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Re: Village pump/Copyright discussionEdit

Thanks for the message. Looks someone is trying to troll me.—JeremyA (talk) 13:58, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you and questionEdit

Cmadler, thanks very much for your input at Commons:Valued image candidates/Free-speech-flag.svg and at Commons:Valued image candidates/Streisand Estate.jpg, much appreciated. :) Just a quick question, do you have any idea how long this process normally takes, and when it will be closed? Thanks again, -- Cirt (talk) 22:11, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Soon, have patience... :-) See Commons:Valued image candidates/Promotion rules. The flag just became eligible to close a few minutes ago (48 hours after my support vote), and it will probably get done later today. The house is a more recent nomination and has to wait until 11/11 (4 days after nomination because it is unopposed). Thanks, cmadler (talk) 14:11, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Ah, I see, thank you ! -- Cirt (talk) 19:46, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

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Valued image, Sonali KulkarniEdit

Hi!
Per the discussions at the OTRS noticeboard for the image File:Sonali 19 t.jpg, do you wanna reconsider your oppose for the Valued image nomination? §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 05:55, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

  • You will need to renominate it (instructions). I will not oppose a renomination. Thanks, cmadler (talk) 10:50, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
Ok! Thanks for the link. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 04:15, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

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File:Sint-Niklaas April 2012-1.jpgEdit

I have reverted your upload of a cropped version of the picture, which has been already promoted to VI. Please use a different file name. Regards, Alvesgaspar (talk) 15:30, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

The portion I cropped out appears to be a modern (still-copyrighted) building. If you will not allow it to be cropped out, and can not provide evidence that it is out of copyright, as I requested during the VI discussion, you will leave me no choice but to nominate the entire file for deletion. Thanks, cmadler (talk) 15:35, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

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