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Feel free to leave me a comment! --Philosopher Let us reason together. 19:43, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

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Re: Question about processEdit

There are no objections, the request has been open for months, and it would be consistent with en:wiki styling, so I say go right ahead. --Tom (talk - email) 16:25, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! --Philosopher Let us reason together. 15:05, 24 April 2011 (UTC)


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Clear "color" to white (svg)Edit

✓ Done, results at Commons:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop#Clear "color" to white (svg). --Robot8A (talk) 20:06, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

No proofEdit

You nominated File:Bulldog I.S.72.jpg for deletion but, you didn't give a reason as to how it is a copyright violation.Greg Heffley 20:28, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

That was implied by the URL I listed - it's an image from a website that doesn't release the image under a free license. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 22:43, 18 November 2011 (UTC)
Ah, now I see what you were getting at. I've replied at File talk:Bulldog I.S.72.jpg. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 22:51, 18 November 2011 (UTC)


I reversed my nomination but this stayed empty. Is that ok and if not can you delete it? Thanks.--Officer (talk) 01:55, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

I'm not an admin, so I can't delete it, but I nominated it for speedy deletion for you. In the future you can do that with {{speedydelete}}. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 05:59, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Ok, thanks.--Officer (talk) 12:59, 22 November 2011 (UTC)


Hi Philosopher, I want to call your attention to Geoff's posting here. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 01:42, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! --Philosopher Let us reason together. 02:29, 26 December 2011 (UTC)


Thank you for your support and kind words.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 11:07, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


[1] you attempted to delete my contribution apparently on the grounds of disagreement on a certain partial question. If it is your usual manner, then I will explicitly distrust you is any of Wikimedia projects. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:47, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

My edit summary was correct - your edit was nonconstructive and inappropriate. Belittling other editors' contributions is not helpful - and that edit does indicate that belittling others was your intention at Commons:Worst images. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 21:22, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
Rather than edit-war over this, I've asked that the folks at the Village Pump weigh in here. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 21:31, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Welcome, Dear Filemover!Edit

Commons File mover.svg

Hi Philosopher, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

  • Use the CommonsDelinker link in the {{rename}} template to order a bot to replace all ocurrences of the old title with the new one.
  • Please do not tag redirects as {{speedy}}. Other projects, like InstantCommons, might be using the file even though they don't show up in the global usage. Deleting the redirects would break their file references.
  • Please know and follow the file rename guidelines.

Trijnsteltalk 21:34, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Reapportionment MapEdit

The fives on your map, File:2010 census reapportionment.jpg, look like sixes. Other readers have complained about this. I managed to fix this problem (when the map is viewed at full resolution) by opening up the fives, but when the map is shrunk to 600px for presentation in the article the fives still look like sixes. I think if the map were uploaded in .png instead of .jpg the problem might disappear. I don't know. I will not try to tinker with it further. HowardMorland (talk) 15:53, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Have you taken a look at File:ElectoralCollege2012.svg? I should be able to modify that (-2 to each number) and use the new image where File:2010 census reapportionment.jpg is currently being used. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 02:12, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
I've created File:2010 census reapportionment.svg, which should work for your purposes. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 04:59, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
That's amazing! How did you do it so fast? It takes me forever to produce an .svg file. HowardMorland (talk) 12:54, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
I used Notepad++ to find the state's numbers in File:ElectoralCollege2012.svg and replace them. I don't create .svg files very often, so I don't know what the best tool to create them is, but Nodepad++ is a great tool for modifying them because it treats .svg files as text files, making it easy to find and replace information. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 07:58, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
So you found an .svg file that was already on Commons. HowardMorland (talk) 17:30, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
And modified it to create a new one, yes. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 20:27, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanations and the help during the POTY-contestEdit

Hi, thanks for the great help answering the users' questions. I think this is one of the most important tasks while running a contest. And doing this a wise and knowledgeable way like you did is very appreciated. Please join the committee next year. -- RE rillke questions? 11:25, 28 June 2012 (UTC)


Thanks - while that's probably not an actual legal threat, I weighed in on the deletion discussion. I hope that'll do some good, at least. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 10:31, 30 June 2012 (UTC)


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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades...

Philosopher, congratulations! You now have administrator rights on Commons. Please take a moment to read the Commons:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Commons:Administrators' noticeboard and Commons:Deletion requests), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

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DYK for cognitive vulnerabilityEdit

Greetings, a DYK is accepted by the English wiki community, I was wondering if you can queue it so it can archived for the Prep area. Thanks Here is the nomination page Guptakhy (talk) 21:59, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

I'm not normally involved with DYK, so I can't be sure, but it doesn't look like your hook has been accepted yet - and it does look like there is ongoing discussion there. Could you clarify? --Philosopher Let us reason together. 22:38, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Please, move my page to the new nameEdit

Hi, Philosopher.

I changed my name from Nicholas Love (talk | contribs) to Nicolas Love (talk | contribs). Please, move my page (User, Talk and Contribs). I cannot do it by myself.


Nicolas Love (talk) 06:59, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Sorry it took so long to reply, I've been unable to edit here for a few days. Unfortunately, admins cannot rename users - please put your request at Commons:Changing username. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 14:04, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Commons:Undeletion requests/Current requestsEdit

Hello, you just closed the discussion while I was editing my answer - Sorry for that ; this may lead you to reopen it. Michelet-密是力 (talk) 07:05, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

BTW, congratulations for your new administrator's rights. Michelet-密是力 (talk) 07:06, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. I've replied at that page. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 07:22, 2 October 2012 (UTC)


Hello Philosopher, the first time pictures are deleted because of false information that these are historic images. I tried again to upload them to but wiki script do not allow it. Images are from private album. What should I do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Callak2 (talk • contribs) Please sign your posts by typing ~~~~ Thank you. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 18:40, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

The best thing to do is to go to Commons:Undeletion requests and ask that the deleted pictures be undeleted. This will start a community discussion as to whether the pictures can be used here. Sadly, we sometimes delete pictures that should not be deleted - so the Commons:Undeletion requests page was set up so that we can fix those problems. There are instructions at the top of that page, but if you need help figuring it out, I'd be glad to help you. Happy editing! --Philosopher Let us reason together. 18:47, 4 October 2012 (UTC)


Hi Philosopher, hope you're well. I recently closed Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests#Images_by_User:Bodiak, and was hoping that you could re-delete the files that were found to be inappropriate for Commons. Thanks, FASTILY (TALK) 08:40, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for closing that - and for pinging me! That was archived pretty quickly. Anyway, they're ✓ Done. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 04:53, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

In reference to Commons:Undeletion_requests/Archive#Images by User:BodiakEdit

I was just made aware that I missed a certain footnote, which if my understanding is correct would make the work of all Polish authors who died before 1942 PD in US. I have asked for clarification; you may want to follow Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests#File:Dziwne_.2A_and_related_improper_deletions_by_Krzysiu as if I am right, then we should undelete all work by Stachiewicz. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 19:11, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

A message waiting for you to attend at the COM:ANEdit

Hello. There's a new topic at the Administrators' Noticeboard, here, putting its stress on some late phenomenae of permit abuse performed by special-tool holders. This discussion is basing on, and referring to, some of the more basic rules as we know them here on Wiki. Since sometimes Admins may not attend the Noticeboard for many days and thus some topics fail to be coped with or remain unresponded, I've considered it useful that you get this 'personal' message and thereof pass-by the thread I've linked to and make sure together that vandalizing our project's management infrastructure grinds to a halt. Best regardz, Orrlingtalk 22:03, 19 October 2012 (UTC)


Are you aware that a Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral is effectively an Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose? The required vote is 75% of all votes cast, including neutrals, so that a vote with eight Symbol support vote.svg Support and four Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral will fail because eight out of twelve is only 66%. .     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 16:15, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

[Removing my initial reply.] – Philosopher Let us reason together. 06:19, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
On second thought, considering Commons talk:Administrators/Archive3#On counting neutrals in the final percentage tally., I don't think that your interpretation is correct. Further, while neutrals aren't mentioned at Commons:Administrators, they are explicitly not included in the percentages for discussions at Commons:Bureaucrats#Voting. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 06:19, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

POTY 2012 Committee IRC MeetingEdit

Hi, a POTY Committee IRC meeting will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012 around 8:00 AM PST. You can convert that time easily to your locale at this page

This date was selected because the largest number of people indicated that they would be available. The meeting is on Freenode IRC channel #wikimedia-commons-poty (webchat).

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks, Mono 02:06, 24 December 2012 (UTC)


Этот файл имеется в статье украинской ВикипедииФайл:МД_Феофілу_Яновському.jpg. Предлагаю восстановить в русской статье.Repin (talk) 21:13, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

I did see that mentioned at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Мемориальная доска Ф. Г. Яновскому.jpg. The image would still not be acceptable here unless there was an OTRS ticket validating the release of the image into the public domain. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 17:35, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
Я видел, что упомянутые в Commons:Deletion requests/File:Мемориальная доска Ф. Г. Яновскому.jpg. Изображение все равно не приемлемо здесь, если не было OTRS Билет проверки выпуска изображение в общественном достоянии. (Переведены с помощью Google Translate.) – Philosopher Let us reason together. 17:35, 7 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi, please, can you tell me how you are working on this? I got the fist ticket. Willy Weazley 21:38, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

It came up at Commons:Village pump/Copyright#130 years old institutional hymn. Since it was a month and a half old, I didn't track down the original owner, though upon reading the response, maybe I should have, as I'm having some trouble understanding the response. Could you please take a look at the ticket and see if it answers the question at Commons:Village pump/Copyright#130 years old institutional hymn? – Philosopher Let us reason together. 01:42, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
As said the sender,

The author is unknown, and the song never had lyrics. There was a restoration work, and one of the band's original survivors resumed the melody (José Duarte Ribeiro), with the help of conductor Guilherme Ferreira Marau, carrying scores for the orchestra of firefighters. This composition was officially adopted, that is, without the lyrics in 1993.Willy Weazley 02:28, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 02:52, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

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Editor @ ar.wikiEdit

Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato (talk) 14:03, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! – Philosopher Let us reason together. 19:21, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

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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.

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