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Hi. I don't check this page very often, so if you want to get my attention contact me at Wikipedia talk:dave souza

Image:Greenock Jimmy Watt.jpgEdit

Please tag your imagesEdit

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Thank you. Cary "Bastique" Bass parler voir 03:01, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for what seems to be a proposed new standard layout for information: for me, the current approach seems to work better. ...Dave souza 13:53, 12 February 2006 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Greenock Jimmy Watt.jpgEdit

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Thanks for uploading Image:Greenock Jimmy Watt.jpg. I notice the image page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this media yourself then you need to argue that we have the right to use the media on Wikimedia Commons (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the media yourself then you should also specify where you found it, i.e., in most cases link to the website where you got it, and the terms of use for content from that page.

If the media also doesn't have a copyright tag, then you must also add one. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then you can use {{GFDL-self}} to release it under the GFDL or {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

Note that any unsourced and untagged images will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have uploaded other media, please check that you have specified their source and copyright tagged them, too. You can find all your uploads using the Gallery tool. Thank you. Rüdiger Wölk 03:18, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Aha. I'd said whodunnit, but the licence tag got lost. Thanks, sorted.. Dave souza 10:48, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:Hopetoun.jpgEdit

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Just to note that the naming conflict was resolved, the above file being a Mr. Hopetoun with the file I uploaded being renamed Image:George IV on the steps of Hopetoun House.jpg. .. Dave souza 21:01, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Image:St. Patrick's, Orangefield, courtyard.jpgEdit

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful informations about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Filbot, if you need some help about it, ask its master or go to the Commons:Help desk. --Filnik 17:07, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorted! .. Dave souza 17:13, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful informations about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Filbot, if you need some help about it, ask its master or go to the Commons:Help desk. --Filnik 00:47, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Dave souza!

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 (talk) 05:45, 25 December 2008 (UTC)


File:Darwin200-rhea_supper.jpgEdit

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Darwin200-rhea_supper.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.
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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65.96.164.13 01:57, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

PD info added as requested. Dave souza (talk) 08:32, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

IPCC imagesEdit

Please stop uploading images from the IPCC. Though organized by the UN, the IPCC explicitly declares that they retain copyright in their works. See: [1] Their restrictions on use are incompatible with the Commons, and as such IPCC images subject to copyright can not be included here. Though the UN aims to put many works into the public domain, i.e. {{PD-UN}}, they also reserve the right to claim copyright in some works, as the routinely do for many recurring reports such as the work of the IPCC. Since all IPCC texts are published with an explicit copyright declaration, PD-UN does not apply to IPCC works. Dragons flight (talk) 22:32, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up, my misunderstanding. I tried looking for reasoning behind disappearing files, but couldn't find an explanation. Will review what to do about illustrating articles on the graphs. On a related topic, File:Ipcc-ar5draft-fig-1-4.gif as a derivative work will also have to be deleted, misinformation not currently used on any articles as far as I can see. . Dave souza (talk) 07:23, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia (",)Edit

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia (",) 99.119.130.0 06:45, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! Always glad to assist, . . Dave souza (talk) 17:11, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Last modified on 11 April 2014, at 17:11