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Great workEdit

Thanks for sorting the runestones of Södermanland! I did the same for Uppland, and I know it's a bit of hard work, but it's worthwhile, because now you're able to find a specific stone, which was almost impossible before. I still don't know what to do with the "nyfynd" though, which are not designated by a simple number. Any suggestions on this matter? --Zejo (talk) 09:48, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the encouragement; I put the nyfynd stones at the end; many listings do so and users will not be surprised by this Deanlaw (talk) 19:09, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

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File:KC-135 Crazy Chameleon Nose Art.jpegEdit

Hi Deanlaw, are you sure that the original drawing is also covered by PD-USGov? As the drawing is even signed, it might be copyrighted. --Túrelio (talk) 17:15, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Nose art painted on U.S. Airforce aircraft is done by Airforce "employees" (typically enlisted men) who are government employees and so would fall under PD-USGov . Thanks for checking on this! Deanlaw (talk) 17:33, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

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Category 19xx in filmEdit

Hi DeanLaw and thanks for your help. Please note category: 19xx films is a subcategory of category: 19xx in film (see here for example). Cheers, — Racconish Tk 17:13, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Something else : if you take the trouble to create a specific category for a film, wouldn't it be better to put the category for an actor in the category instead of the file(s) ? Cheers again, — Racconish Tk 17:33, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

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NearEMPTiness (talk) 11:20, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Category:Robert Cushman collection of sheet musicEdit

Hi, thanks for doing some cleanup on what turned out to be a messy batch upload... I realized at some point after starting it that there were screwy things about the metadata that were going to make for a lot of fixing by hand, like ommitting "the" in film titles, dates based on the copyright of the song itself, etc. The fact that they've apparently based their assessment of PD status on the music itself means a couple of post-1922 covers may have slipped through before I realized what was going on and corrected for it - if you see any you think need to be deleted, don't hesitate. One thing I noticed while manually adding cats with hotcat is that it's really nice when a film title category includes the "(19xx film)" part, reducing the need to check that the cat name popping up in the auto-complete is, in fact, for an obscure lost 1910s film. Might be worth including it in all new category creations even if it doesn't seem immediately needed for disambiguation...   (Also, note that the category itself is in Category:Sheet music covers of the United States, so no need to add that per-cover, although state categories might make sense.) --jnkyrdsprkl (talk) 01:41, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Deanlaw (talk) 12:23, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Burton RiceEdit

Hi Michael, I would love to write an article on Burton Rice, but what I found so far is so scarce that it does not make the subject notable. In particular, I have no clue on what he did after 1919. If you encounter something interesting about him, please let me know. Happy New Year, — Racconish 📥 19:41, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

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Neelix (talk) 19:39, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Item was deleted on claim of Bart Simpson was copyrighted, although painted on a U.S. Air Force tanker.

File:Rebel Chick Confederate Bikini.jpgEdit

 
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Beeblebrox (talk) 20:27, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Item was deleted as some Wikipedia women did not like the idea that someone took a photo of a woman wearing a Confederate flag bikini and posting it on flickr, possibly without her consent. I did not oppose their objection, but my intent was trying to document how much the Confederate flag was being used in U.S. society (this was one of several flag use photos I posted or identified for a Confederate flag category).

File:His Own Law (1920) - 4.jpgEdit

 
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Imveracious (talk) 21:46, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Item retained with improved description.

photo addedEdit

I added one of your uploaded photos to this page- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nose_art
— Preceding unsigned comment added by A ri gi bod (talk • contribs) 18:26, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

File:Bang (1921) - 2.jpgEdit

 
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Yo it's Kong of Lasers (talk) 23:24, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Removal request was deleted, possibly entered in error, image retained.Deanlaw (talk) 13:17, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

File:Ernie Morrison aka Sunshine Sammy - Jul 1 1922 MW.jpgEdit

 
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~ Rob13Talk 01:02, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Had a discussion concerning this, did not oppose. Deanlaw (talk) 13:50, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Flickr2CommonsEdit

I have just come across a few images you have recently uploaded from Flickr. I would appreciate it if in the future, you used the Flickr2Commons tool. This tool allows images to be moved to Commons from Flickr without having to download the images to your own computer. It also brings in the largest resolution of the image, as well making sure to list the correct license and url, making it easy for the automated Flickr Review system. Also, it is fairly easy to categorize images with this tool. Elisfkc (talk) 21:15, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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Yours sincerely, - Alexis Jazz ping plz 09:12, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Was not opposed to deletion although U.S. federal government / military was original source. Deanlaw (talk) 13:50, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Postmark by date categoryEdit

I wonder if you really this that making categories by date for postmarks is a good idea, when it is likely that most will only have one of a few items. I had not noticed the day or month categories that seem to have been setup in 2017 and most seem to only have 1 or 2 entries. I wonder who is going to go through all the used stamps and covers to populate them. Besides which with this edit you are actually not classifying the postmark but the receiving mark which does not cancel the stamp. If anything this should be in a category date 27 April! I know you did not start this scheme but personally I think this is just over-categorisation and serves little useful purpose in defining postmarks. Maybe they should be discussed at the enwiki Philately Project where more philatelists are around. Seeing as you have been here quite a while, I'm interested to hear you view on this. Ww2censor (talk) 13:35, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

I did this as a test to determine how much effort was required to do finish one fully when starting with the postmarked card. I have seen a few in the day category and was curious, will not likely try again in next several months. I am not sure about over-categorisation given that some others I had thought were too much ended up being ones that I use in some research. However, you are correct that the Philately Project should determine if this is needed or worth the time to create given the possibly limited benefit. Thanks for the thoughtful comment. Deanlaw (talk) 13:50, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

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Yours sincerely, Rosenzweig τ 21:13, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I withdraw the request. I thought the photos were from British Tatler magazine. --Rosenzweig τ 21:56, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Please do not rotate tiff files.Edit

I think they are supposed to stay how they are, as the original source. At least I have been told so long ago. F (talk) 06:20, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

I will stop. I would note that no such restriction against rotating .tiff files is mentioned at the Community Information page Commons:Rotation which normally would include such information. Deanlaw (talk) 13:10, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Film categoriesEdit

When you create new categories for films, please add them to the corresponding Wikidata object. Like this. /ℇsquilo 13:25, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Category:United_States_photographs_taken_on_1860-07-04Edit

Auntof6 (talk) 04:15, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

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Alexis Kosloff (Q66716461)Edit

I added Alexis Kosloff to Wikidata, you can always start an entry for someone without a Wikipedia article. You can also help fill in his info! RAN 23:01, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

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