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Image:Unfassbar1891.pngEdit

You've got to imagine it from the point of view of a 19th-century upper-middle-class young woman. The place where she most often interacts with lieutenants is at formal social events like balls, where they're attired in their fancy-dress uniforms, and where the young ladies attending these events enjoy flirting and dancing with them. The particular attraction of lieutenants is that anybody with a lower military rank would be non-officers, and so belong to a lower social class (and thus would be completely ineligible as potential suitors), while many of those with a higher military rank would already be married. So when she wonders why anybody would be so hard-hearted as to kill a lieutenant, it's not out of a vague generalized non-specific benevolence, but rather because she vividly pictures them as she has encountered them, available eligible bachelors in their shiny fancy-dress uniforms, elegantly flirting with and flattering young ladies. All this would by no means obvious to the average 21st-century reader, which is why some explanation is required. Churchh 11:54, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

I really like your explanation (BTW, it's not even so much an interpretation, but mostly a description of facts)--wouldn't it make sense to write that into the description field then, rather than pointing only to dashing guys in uniforms? --Ibn Battuta 02:35, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
I would have replied a lot sooner if you had replied on my user page instead of your own, but yes, that could be done. Churchh 16:31, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
No problem, I would've followed up on it "some day" :o) ... I guess it is not as common on the Commons to continue discussions on whichever page they are, unlike on some national Wikipedias. Sorry. I've hereby also added a respective info on my discussion page! :o) - Anyways, thanks for adding that info... --Ibn Battuta 17:20, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Image:Koeln-1531-holzschnitt-anton-von-worms_2-1200x680_(2).jpgEdit

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Thanks for your message; the picture was actually just meant as a working version before I would upload the eventual version, so I intentionally didn't indicate any license. Well, someone has added it, and currently there seems to be a problem with the other version, so now it's staying longer than planned... Anyway, thanks for the information!! --Ibn Battuta 03:10, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Image:Gethsemane monk in garden.xcfEdit

Hi. I realized that, since you happened to upload the xcf file previously, I actually could take a look at what you were doing and see what the problem might be. It appears that to get an 8 MB jpeg you must be saving the image at 100% quality; you almost never will want to do that with jpeg photos. Saving it at 90% quality reduces the file size to 3.5 MB, which is not too unreasonable for an image at this resolution, and not something that should cause the mediawiki software trouble. Given the amount of fine detail in this photo, it'd be a shame to lose anything by cutting the resolution, so I recommend uploading the image like that (full res, ~90% quality, I mean). --Davepape 19:24, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I had realized that in the meantime (after your helpful comments on the help page). I'm afraid I haven't quite understood what "% quality" means and had thus originally clicked on 100... (BTW, what does it mean?)
I have now the 90% version and would upload it--I only wonder if I should request to have the prior (big) version deleted before I go ahead--there's no use in keeping that huge version eternally occupying space on the Wikimedia server as part of the history of the image, or is there?--Ibn Battuta 22:10, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
75% is considered a reasonable "standard" default setting, and as you go past 95% toward 100%, the filesize starts increasing enormously without much real gain in quality. Not even 100% gives lossless compression -- if you want lossless compression, use PNG. Churchh 07:36, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Interesting about the 100% - so, yes, what is "quality"? Is there a (comprehensible :o)) explanation somewhere on the Commons or elsewhere that you know of? And on a more practical note--should the original picture that we're talking about (the 8+ MB one) be deleted? --Ibn Battuta 15:46, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/jpeg-faq/part1/section-5.html
Um, thanks, and how about this image that has started it all? Request for deletion or not? --Ibn Battuta 05:32, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

ton messageEdit

bjr, j'ai complété les infos que tu demandais sur l'image d'épave Image:Wreck epave.JPG. Je l'ai prise fin 2006, sur les bords de Rance côté saint malo. Il y a toujours un chantier à cet endroit (réparation et petite construction), mais également une collection d'épaves qui se désagrègent doucement.cordialement.-tu peux me joindre plus facilement sur wikipedia (Klipper), je ne viens pas trop souvent sur commons.-Clipper 10:01, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

PermissionsEdit

Il y a un gros paquet de mails non traités dans la file permissions... David.Monniaux 18:13, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

... eh... c'est-à-dire quoi exactement? :o) ... qu'il est possible, mais il n'est pas possible de vérifier? --Ibn Battuta 19:34, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

re: village pump, a few days later...Edit

Hi Ibn Battuta. thanks for your message. sorry if I was a bit terse in the discussion on the village pump. I am maybe a bit defensive since I wrote most of the texts for the different forms, and while I understand people like things to be the most convenient for them, that doesn't always help us minimise copyvios. So... please keep suggesting stuff, especially to improve usability, and if I don't give a good reason why it shouldn't/can't be done then please hassle me or someone else until it gets done. :)

Which leaves with one more question though I've already asked it elsewhere: Why does the form in the window (field?) of special:upload differ from the form displayed above the window? Whichever we prefer, I think it would make sense to use this one form at both places to make a compelling case that we do want the uploader to provide that information.

Er, yeah, it might be nice to be consistent. :) I changed the default special:upload box so now it has all the fields. I also added it for "fromgov", but not "fromflickr" because the "Flinfo" tool which people should use gives output they can directly paste into the box, and not for "fromwikimedia" because the "commons helpers" tool does similar.

BTW, is there a reason for not realizing that suggestion about pointing out the two important things (author and source) on the page special:upload? For it seems that this might be getting the problem page now after the rearrangement... or don't you think?

Hmm...at the moment it does say in red, "If you do not provide suitable license and source information, your file will be deleted without further notice. Thanks for your understanding." I guess it doesn't really emphasise them.

It is kind of a problem that we are trying to cram so many different functions into one page.

Anyway, the main text of Special:Upload is at MediaWiki:Uploadtext. Please suggest specific changes on that talk page, and they may be implemented. (Hint: if you think something should be re-written, rewriting it yourself is much more likely to make it happen rather than making a generic request that someone else do it.) --pfctdayelise (说什么?) 07:41, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

I changed the red warning sentence as you suggested. thanks, pfctdayelise (说什么?) 13:11, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Category:Canton du GuilvinecEdit

Image deletion warning Category:Canton du Guilvinec 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.

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In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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Requesting deletionEdit

Hi, please note that the speedy deletion tag is {{speedy}}. {{delete}} is for full deletion requests, and if they aren't completed properly your request might not be noticed for a long time. thanks, pfctdayelise (说什么?) 05:17, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Outch, thanks! That explains... :o) --Ibn Battuta 16:31, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

PresidenciaEdit

Hola. El tema de la Presidencia argentina es de conflicto de larga data por acá. La primera autorización que hubo era muy precaria, y la permanencia de esas fotos quedó en jaque. Se consultó de nuevo y aparentemente todo quedó en la plantilla {{cc-ar-presidency}} con una licencia CC-BY y un enlace a un supuesto permiso en OTRS.

Ayer consulté a alguien con acceso a OTRS sobre ese permiso y me dice que lo único significativo que tiene ese ticket es un mensaje que reza:

"Estimado ......, Se trataría en este caso de una licencia de Creative Commons por atribución Atte, Andrea Caldararo Contenidos Secretaría de Medios".

O sea que no dice qué es lo que está como CC. A mí me parece bastante precario también eso como permiso, aunque en este caso la cosa va mejor porque Andrea Caldararo al menos es reconocida como alguien con poder de decisión en esos temas dentro de Presidencia.

En todo caso, de usarla, yo tendría sumo cuidado en incluir solamente las fotos que la sección de prensa publica. Que de hecho son la parte más jugosa de lo que hay en ese sitio. Y además, usar el sentido común lo más posible para no subir cosas que muy probablemente no están liberadas (porque pertenezcan a otros) aunque estén publicadas en el sitio de Presidencia. Barcex 12:24, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

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re: request for deletionEdit

Hi,

I very much doubt that Commons would honour any country's idea that scans introduce copyright. If you want this deleted please make a full deletion requestion. Best would be to discuss the general case of Israel's laws about this at Commons talk:Licensing. thanks, pfctdayelise (说什么?) 04:29, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Why not go through the standard procedure as I suggested? If what you say is correct then there may be a large class of images affected by this. Therefore it makes sense to have an open discussion and be able to use that to refer to it later (precedent), rather than a single note on someone's talk page. --pfctdayelise (说什么?) 07:58, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Duplicate categoryEdit

Thanks for flagging up those duplicate categories. I had looked for an appropriate category, but had not found Category:Ship parts. I've deleted Category:Ship components. --Oldak Quill 21:16, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Inappropriate decategorizationEdit

A trefoil knot is not necessarily artistic or decorative, so the category "Knots in art and decoration" should not automatically be removed from all trefoil knot images. Furthermore Image:Trefoil-Architectural-Equilateral-Triangle-interlaced.png‎ is in "Category:Knots in art and decoration" not just because it's a triquetra, but because it has further interlacing... AnonMoos (talk) 23:05, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

And also, Image:Trefoil-Architectural-Equilateral-Triangle-interlaced.png is not a triquetra! AnonMoos (talk) 23:11, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

What I forgot to say before is that some triquetras are not knots at all -- a triquetra can be depicted in interlaced or non-interlaced form, and the non-interlaced form (e.g. Image:Flag_of_Kashiwazaki,_Niigata.png, Image:Triquetra_on_book_cover.jpg etc.) is not knotted. I'm not sure what was wrong with the categories the way they were originally... AnonMoos (talk) 22:30, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

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Quick release knotEdit

Hi. I am trying to disambiguate the photos in Category:Quick release knot; before I started, there were at least two different loop knots in use. I know of still other knots known as "quick release knots". So I created Category:Quick release knots (plural) and left Category:Quick release knot for identification. Do you know a name for this knot? --Una Smith (talk) 21:16, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Mount Holyoke imageEdit

Hi There, I don't check here very often so I just read your message. This is a view from the mountain "Mount Holyoke" which is the namesake for Mount Holyoke College and is part of the college's identity. Hope that clarifies it for you. -Classicfilms (talk) 00:23, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
I just saw your message. I think your edits are just fine and make a lot of sense. Thanks for the great work! I work in Wikimedia infrequently (and prefer to have discussions on talk pages rather than email) so it's taken awhile to get back to you. Thanks again, -Classicfilms (talk) 13:49, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Image:Mittlerer Osten Karte.pngEdit

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ApologiesEdit

Re-reading my own words the apology I offered you on the IMO DR was not as full and forthright as it could have been, a situation I wish to correct. The words and tone I used in the IMO DR were wrong and judgmental, for this I apologise.KTo288 (talk) 15:21, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Description on flickr reviewsEdit

The description on the File:Tall ship Jeanie Johnston 4.jpg does have its description sourced which is the same source for the image. It would be a different story if the image's description was taken from elsewhere which is when it would need a source since the Flickr source for the image wouldn't source the description as it's a totally different description. I hope you can understand what I'm saying and haven't made it too complex. Bidgee (talk) 01:38, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

I've only had a quick read of your reply as I'm currently busy finishing my assignments which are due this week (two of which are due tomorrow) but I'll try and fully read your comment as soon as I can. By just reading quickly I think we may have our wires crossed. The source section for any file here (this is what I believe it is) is for the source description and the image however if the source has came from a different source then the image well that is when you need to source it. I believe also that the two Flickr upload bots copy the description (without the sourcing that you're talking about) along with the images. I'll shall read in greater detail by middle or later in the week. Bidgee (talk) 12:50, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Category:Brig (ship)Edit

You made a Category:Brigantines and I think it is a good one to categorise by rig. But another user created (earlier) the mentioned category. So I asked for a discussion and made clear that I prefer the Brigantines. --Stunteltje (talk) 19:34, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2009/04Edit

Hallo Ibn Battuta, das war wohl Dein erster Versuch, ein COM:CFD-Verfahren zu eröffnen. Jedenfalls möchte ich Dich zukünftig darum bitten, den Instruktionen ganz oben zu folgen und

  • auf der zu diskutierenden Kategorieseite ein {{subst:cfd}} zu hinterlassen,
  • für jede zu diskutierende Kategorie eine neue Unterseite zu eröffnen (dafür gibt es da sogar bei Punkt II auf COM:CFD einen extra Button) und
  • diese dann auf der übergeordneten Seite einzuhängen.

Ich habe das jetzt alles nachgeholt. Viele Grüße, AFBorchert (talk) 08:49, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

IMO discussionEdit

I updated the figures and edited my arguments. Curious how many people will give their previous comments agian. Best regards. --Stunteltje (talk) 09:30, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Featured picture promotionEdit

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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Ibn Battuta!

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 15:18, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Haha, nice one, usually I'm the one writing these messages... and I didn't even know there's a bot for it! :o) Anyways, dear bot, as far as I remember, that image is a derived image from another one that is appropriately categorized, and both images interlink... so I guess it's not quite as "unfindable" as you may fear. Whatever. It's now categorized like the other image, whatever that's worth. :o) --Ibn Battuta (talk) 18:49, 21 September 2009 (UTC)


File source is not properly indicated: File:Kanten_von_vorn_Pueblo_CO.jpgEdit

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The link on the pages points to a differend picture. MGA73 (talk) 18:31, 16 October 2009 (UTC)


File:Stad Amsterdam achtern, Valencia 2007.jpgEdit

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It is licensed NC-ND on Flickr. --Túrelio (talk) 22:33, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

File:Q2ARALibertad.jpgEdit

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File:Yunyi Baltiets, Gdynia 20090705.jpgEdit

  • I apologise for my mistake. I ordered a rename now (after I read your message yesterday) and it looks like the title has been corrected. I'm sorry but I don't speak Cyrillic or Russian. It was a bit confusing to see it spelled 'Yuniy' in another picture but I suppose I was just confused. It was an honest mistake on my part. Best wishes from Canada, --Leoboudv (talk) 02:06, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Only Administrators and trusted users can order an image file to be renamed. If an ordinary user tries to do this, a bot (or someone else) won't approve the move...due to the problem of vandalism of image file names. Some people also agree to allow their files on flickr or panoramio/picasa, etc to be used here as long as they are credited by name in the image title itself. So, if you need a rename to be done just contact an Admin that you personally know. I don't know you very well though I have seen some of your work but other Admins here (or trusted users) must know you more often. This is how the process works.

PS: This is one image file that I uploaded years ago with the copyright owner's permission...on condition that he was named as the photographer in the image title itself. This is quite reasonable since he did take the picture...and it is a very good photo:

All the best and good luck from Vancouver, Canada --Leoboudv (talk) 06:33, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Uncited changes to File:Rockall Sketch from HMS Endymion 1810.jpgEdit

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Category:Academical_villageEdit

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Category:Ship types with two mastsEdit

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