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Hello. Thank you for uploading Image:RichlandWaPNNL 1 enwiki-r35340931.jpg, however the license that you have uploaded it under has been deprecated. Please could you select a new free license that describes the rights of the image correctly? If you are not able to do this, the image will be deleted in 7 days.

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Re: File:RichlandWaPNNL 1.jpgEdit

Wow, what a mess. Here's what happened: a PNNL employee (User:Shanilea) started making edits to the PNNL article, but didn't know how Wikipedia worked. The PNNL asserts copyrights (it is not covered by PD-USGov licenses), so the version of the image he/she uploaded over the original (which is a PNNL publicity photo) is copyrighted, and should not be on Commons. Have that one (the one with the white sign) deleted, and I can clean up the first version (the one with the grey sign) that you moved to Commons. - Gump Stump (talk) 23:06, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

  Done Thank you. – Allen4names (talk) 03:08, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
  Done Okay, finished. Take a look and see if you approve. - Gump Stump (talk) 20:59, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
I would rename the file as Pacific Northwest National Laboratory campus in Richland Washington.jpg. Everything else looks good. – Allen4names (talk) 22:35, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

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Firefox bugEdit

Using this tab in Firefox 14.0.1 I am not logged in but in the other one I am. 2001:470:B:53:0:0:0:65 04:11, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Confirmed. Allen4names (talk) 04:12, 17 August 2012 (UTC)


I have started a discussion at Commons:Village_pump#Addition_of_images_to_a_category_when_it.27s_an_incidental_portion. Please review and comment. Royalbroil 04:43, 20 August 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for starting the state categories for flagpoles. I started the mass dump into Category:Flagpoles in the United States from Category:Flagpoles because 95% of them it seemed were in the U.S. It sure went by quicker with another person working on categorizing. Thanks again - *high five* --Mjrmtg (talk) 15:04, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Your welcome. I am going to sort some flagpoles in Canada and then take a break from this. BTW some of the files listed in the U.S. were not so I moved them. – Allen4names (IPv6 contributions) 15:11, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
Um, thanks but Seattle is not in Alaska. - Jmabel ! talk 00:18, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
  Facepalm No I guess not. – Allen4names (IPv6 contributions) 06:02, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Autopatrol givenEdit

Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This has no effect on your editing, it is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones like yours. In addition, you can now share images from Flickr using the UploadWizard, batch-upload up to 500 files with UploadWizard instead of 50, move up to 32 pages per minute instead of 8, and upload freely licensed audio files in the MP3 format. Thank you. odder (talk) 21:04, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Interwiki linkEdit

May I ask why you undid an interwiki link? - Jmabel ! talk 04:25, 11 August 2014 (UTC) a

I would think the edit summary made that clear. Should the template that is used be editted so the link appears in the sidebar instead of the main text? Allen4names (talk) 03:12, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
The edit summary calls it "redundant", but links that happen to be used in descriptions are considered a completely separate matter from the interwiki links that let you navigate via the sidebar. Which is to say, no, it is not redundant. The interwiki links in the sidebar should always be there for any category where an appropriate target exists. (In theory, the link can be either by this means or via WikiData, but WikiData is really not yet properly together for Commons.) Linking from a textual description in a particular language is optional. - Jmabel ! talk 06:38, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
"Completely separate"... [eyeroll] really? I think not. If the interwiki link must be in the sidebar then it must not be included in the main text. Even if this is not so the extra link remains redundant just as are the duplicate links in the tabbar. Allen4names (talk) 05:31, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm only stating what has been done practically since Commons started, not making something up. But if you doubt, me, do you mind if we take this to a more public forum, like the Village Pump? - Jmabel ! talk 14:54, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
I will leave that up to you. If you do bring it up at the village pump (or elsewhere) please leave me a link. Allen4names (talk) 05:16, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Posted at Commons:Village pump#Interwiki links on categories. - Jmabel ! talk 05:40, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Replied. Allen4names (talk) 07:19, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Category:Buses in Washington (state) and Ben Franklin TransitEdit

Per Commons:Categories#For more appropriate categorization, which you linked to on the category page, images should not be in redundant categories. Since Category:Ben Franklin Transit is already a subcategory of Category:Buses in Washington (state)), the images should not be part of the latter category. The category should be used for pictures of buses from Washingtonian transit agencies without their own categories because of insufficient pictures or other reasons. SounderBruce 02:47, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

I checked after I read your message and that category is not a subcategory of Category:Buses in Washington (state) nor should it be as it can contain files that do not belong in any subcategory of Category:Buses. If you feel the need you can create additional subcategories such as Category:Buses in Benton County, Washington. Allen4names (talk) 14:24, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Snoqualmie MoondanceEdit

Any particular basis for this edit? I'm pretty sure this was over the border into Kittitas. - Jmabel ! talk 17:05, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Ditto this. - Jmabel ! talk 17:06, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Ref: Dodd, John. "There'll Be A Moondance By The River". Seattle Times. August 9, 1991. Allen4names (talk) 03:11, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, then I'm sure you are right (though we should refine the first one to Category:Fall City, Washington). It must have been the Starlight Mountain Festival that was past the summit. - Jmabel ! talk 04:37, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Looks like you already have. Thanks. Allen4names (talk) 05:48, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

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