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Lx 121

Joined 22 December 2007

2017-01-01 Public Domain Day *(but not in the USA; not until at least 2019-01-01),_therefore_now_in_the_Public_Domain

I do not work at Wikimedia Commons anymore.

Until further notice, my future uploads will be at (with a few exceptions: I will finish uncompleted series, etc. that I've already started here; & I will continue to "curate" my items @ commons).

From now on, my activity @ wmc will be strictly "de minimus" (as outlined on my talk page).

For the reasons why, (also) see my talk page.

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(old) *Note that I have "de-prioritized" my work on wikimedia projects, until certain things start to work better on here. Consider it a protest. I'm not "gone", but I'm not going to break a sweat working on here anymore, either; WM is not top of my list of things to do, at the present time.

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome...


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Hi, I'm Lx.

I write, copyedit, sort things, create inter-wiki links, create/scan/photograph/edit/upload files & also work with other artists; recruiting them to join WikiMedia & placing their work, as merited:


I like to "collect" old, public domain art by making (best resolution possible) digital copies, & uploading them here @ wmc *here [[1]]].

Currently, I am trying to average (at least) approximately one new file upload and/or significant edit per day (my uploads are mostly art scans/photos, with some other stuff occasionally mixed in).

Other things I'm working on:

User:Lx_121/Free Resources - rough list

User:Lx_121/Other Projects


User:Lx_121/Wesnoth - stuff

User:Lx_121/Myst-like stuff

"anytime a wikipedia article does not come up in the top ten results on a google search, (it means that) we haven't done our jobs right" - quotations from me  :P

Rule of Thumb (for wikiprojects in general)-- If you are spending more time working on user comments/discussions, than you are in actually doing work on the project itself, then you are probably doing it wrong...

Suggestion -- If you have just spent a great deal of time in "discussions", then go & do some useful work categorizing, or etc.; you'll feel much better & FAR more productive afterwards.

Suggestion -- If you become involved in a "discussion" on-wiki, say your piece, say everything that you have to say about the subject under discussion, & then walk away for AT LEAST 24 hours, before responding to anything. Unless the wiki is on fire, it's not that urgent to get in your next "round".

Don't expect to convince people with your case, but if you space things out, at least you'll spend/waste less time being frustrated by people who don't read/don't understand/don't want to understand it.

THEN go & do some useful work on the project... or go find something else to work on, someplace else; which is what I'm doing right now.



Things I have not uploaded at Wikimedia CommonsEdit

  • I am no longer uploading new material at WMC

(old) * (usually because they do not meet WMC's "dual jurisdiction"-PD rule)

For things I have uploaded @ WP/EN instead of @ WMC, go here:

If it's there instead of at Commons, & if it predates the end of my activities at WMC, usually this is was because while the item is free & clear under U.S. law, as PD pre-1923, it's not necessarily PD in its "country of origin" (or this point is unclear/uncertain).

At the present time, most of it is going to be postcard art, mostly handmade original works, & primarily focussed around WWI. When I have enough material, I'll do a separate gallery-page there, for the WWI-related stuff.

Files in need of work: assorted editing/cropping/compilation (i.e.: into books/.djvu)/merging/restoration/etc.Edit

1. Category:"Manzai", artist unknown (Wittig ptg-01)

Work in-process

2. Category:Damaged Ukiyo-e.01.image-set of object - print signed by Utagawa Kunisada II (歌川国定)

3. Category:Japanese "encyclopedia" of 1792 (proper title unknown/pending identification), scan set of the book (W-uk/bk-01)

4. Category:Taishō era gift-certificate - Sake (01); scan-set of a specific item

5. Chūshingura (47 Rōnin) - Attack on the house of Kira - Utagawa Kunisada (I) - set for a specific print (W-prt-47r-01a)

Own WorkEdit




From Online and/or Other SourcesEdit

Useful links (4 me):

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