Hi, I've been working on a small game built around animal quizzes and I wanted to let you know I've used one of your pictures.
I found your picture here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Himalayan_Marmot_at_Tshophu_Lake_Bhutan_091007_b.jpg
And I attributed the picture like this: Christopher Fynn with this link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Cfynn and also added a link to the license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en
I hope you're happy with it, please let me know if this is not the case. You can find the game here: http://apps.facebook.com/animalalbum Or through here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AnimalAlbum/156339584490672
P.S. Thanks for taking the picture and making it available.
Thank You for the Wikipedia PicturesEdit
Hello, My name is Duane Hurst and I recently made a free (non-commercial) English web site to share information with people. I added links to your Wikipedia/Wikimedia freeware pictures (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tashichoedzong-Bhutan-2001.JPG and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tashichödzong_Thimphu-2008-01-23.jpg and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Trashigang_Dzong-a-2008-01-02.jpg). I also gave credit to you on my web pages for your work. Thank you for sharing with the public. My website is:
I add pictures such as yours to one of the following major sections of my site: 1. World section - contains information and over 10,000 images of every world country and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/index.htm
2. USA section - contains information and images of every USA state and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/usa/index.htm
3. English section - "Mel and Wes" lessons in conversation format. Stories are located in various USA states and world countries such as China, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. Each lesson has many slang terms and idioms, which I link to my Slang Dictionary. This eventually will have over 5,000 terms. Currently, it has about 3,000 slang and idioms. I regularly add new lessons and slang terms. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/lessons/index.htm Slang Dictionary link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/slang/Eslang_a.htm
Prior to retirement, I taught English at several private and public universities in the United States.
Please share this free site with your friends. I hope all will enjoy the pictures and find the English information useful. Sincerely, Duane Hurst in Utah, USA
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org --188.8.131.52 17:55, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
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I used your SVGEdit
Hello, I'd just like to let you know that I re-used your Om Mani Padme Hum SVG to create a rotating mani wheel version. I created it because the Dalai Lama said that digital mani wheels work the same as the real thing, and there seem to be no such SVGs of the mantra on the internet. I removed the decorative lotus because too many vectors made the animation jumpy.
I'm not very skilled at creating animated SVGs yet. You wouldn't happen to have any suggestions on how to make it spin closer to the center point, and how to make it function correctly in the thumbnailed version, would you? --Honsaga (talk) 22:33, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Require for more Tibetan writing demonstrationEdit
Have you ever thought about uploding more images to demonstrating Tibetan writings? I have put your several samples in Chinese Wikipedia (see: zh:藏文), but I found these images are not enough for other letters when I compare with the Tibetan alphabet.
- I created those files over 10 years ago while living in London. However since then I have been living mostly in Bhutan and unfortunately don't have the vector art files of the rest of the Tibetan letters in that series with me. There may still be copies at my son's home in London which if I can get I will upload. Otherwise I would need to recreate them from bit map images which I do have copies of. Meanwhile I will upload the bitmap images I have.
Hi Cfynn, as you certainly may have remarked, p.e. by dozens of comments from my side on Mysore-related content, hence started also one file talk as of today (Streets in Mysore) and one category talk before, there's a problem to 'over-categorize' media, so no (external) interested people may 'find' content on Wikimedia Commons by using imho miss-leading categories, as for example 'street scennes', and overwhelming category trees and so on, and i tried to talk about and you have been invited to days ago ... honestly, it was really lots of 'work 'to 'clean' the mentioned Mysore related categories and files, and it's 'boring' to comment (summary) again and again, ask to talk and to be ignored, and once again, not meant as offence :-(
Comment no offence, once again, and just a hint as out of my present focus on Wikimedia Commons: please also check for example your 'new category' "Night in Varanasi" containing, once again, just one file ... and Category:Ganga Aarti established in March 2014 ;-)
In general, just a kind hint, please check commons:Categories, and so you're unsure, please don't hesitate to ask the Wikimedia community.
- Hi @Roland zh:No offence taken, but I'd say a picture that would be categorized as a "Street in city" is one that illustrates or gives a view of a specific street or road in that city, whereas a "Street scene in city" is one that illustrates life on the streets of that city - or images which people might also call "street photography" taken in that city. BTW I do know a little about about categorizing - I developed the digital catalogue for the National Library of Bhutan. Christopher Fynn (talk)) 21:31, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
File:University of Mysore crest.jpgEdit
Hi Christopher. I'm not really an expert, but isn't File:University of Mysore crest.jpg a photograph of a logo? As such the copyright may be owned by the institute, and the commons does not allow for fair use. I don't have the time to start discussion about this by nominating for deletion, so I just inform you of this and let you decide on your own. Best regards. --184.108.40.206 10:38, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
- Hi - Thanks for the input. Being no legal expert I'm not sure about the status either, but the image is a crop from a photograph of a building (Crawford Hall) and so on public display. The photo is of a neon sign of the logo on top of that building. Anyway my guess is that it's probably preferable to the graphic of the logo that was previously being used in the University of Mysore article on Wikipedia - which was apparently just taken from the University of Mysore website. Also since the the University of Mysore was founded in 1916, under the former Mysore Kingdom, it seems likely that the design of the crest goes back to about that date too (99 years). Christopher Fynn (talk)) 16:29, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
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Congratulations! Boudhanath moonlight 2015-09-29.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status.
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Your Clipart - The Lotus Flower with om mani padme ohm script.Edit
I have used this image as part of a design for a Christmas card for a non-profit Tibetan Buddhist organization: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:OM_MANI_PADME_HUM-bw.svg
I have not a lot of experience in this matter. Due to the broken email link on the above web page, time constraints, and my lack of familiarity in timely finding a way to communicate with you on commons.wikimedia.org, the card has already been printed. With your understanding, I hope that you would agree to allow me to make some personal out-of-pocket monetary contribution for the usage of your image.
I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
With respect and sincerity
Om Mani Padme HumEdit
|Sharing light through knowledge|
|I first read the mantra 'om mani padme hum' in the book 'Be Here Now.' Wanting to use it in my meditation practice I needed to learn more about its meaning. I found your illustration of the lotus flower inscribed with the Tibetan script on the Wiki page. Through that image I found your personal website and fonts. I see that you have done much work to share your knowledge with the world. This knowledge has been very important to my growth. Your efforts are helping raise the collective consciousness. Namaste. Joy A. Franco (talk) 20:52, 23 August 2016 (UTC)|
I am doing a poster for a Chinese Mahamudra Retreat at KTD Monastery in Woodstock, New York, and would like to use your image with credit if possible. We are a nonprofit and the poster is only for internal and email list use. Thanks, beth Keenan at email@example.com —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2602:306:C5A5:2FA0:652D:67F7:C0F8:E50A (talk) 22:06, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
I am doing a slide on the website of Root Institute for Wisdom Culture - http://www.rootinstitute.ngo/ - an FPMT centre near Bodhgaya, and would like to adapt and use your OM_MANI_PADME_HUM-bw.svg with credit. Our centre is a charitable trust, and the slide will be promoting a Mani retreat we are planning to hold at the Mahabodhi Stupa in October 2018. Thanking you, Vicki Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Christopher, I need some info about Bhutan. If you think you can help, could you give an alternative channel where we quickly chat together? Thanks, --Andyrom75 (talk) 09:19, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
use of your ohm mani padme hum imageEdit
I found your Ohm Mani Padme Hum image on Wikimedia and I really love it. I'm starting out as a meditation teacher (in the Netherlands) and would like to use the image as a logo on my website and my flyers. Is that ok with you? Of course I'll credit you.
Invitation for felicitation program of Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in NepalEdit
|Invitation for felicitation program of Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Nepal|
Dear CFynn, It’s our pleasure to invite you to Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Nepal winners awarding ceremony on 15 December, 2018 at Siddhartha Cottage, Tinkune, 11:30 am onwards. We would like to ask few minutes of your time to provide your details here. Your contribution as a contributor made the Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in Nepal possible. We’d like to have a privilege of having you there.
WLM 2018 in Nepal Team