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Hello, Gillfoto!

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 05:53, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

File:File-St Nicholas CC.jpgEdit

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It is recommended to use Template:Information to put that information on the description page. Have a look at Template talk:Information for details of the use of this template.

You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file.

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Great pixEdit

Hello,

Love those Alaska and Hawaii photos! Keep 'em coming. On the file above it looks like you uploaded without the WLM wizard. You should add near the top

|source={{own}} |author=[[User:Gillfoto|Gillfoto]] to make sure that people know that you are claiming be be the author and thus can issue a CC-BY-SA license.

and you should add near the bottom

{{self|cc-by-sa-3.0}} {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2012|us}} if it is in WLM-US, and you want to license it CC-BY-SA

If you have any questions, please ask at my talk page.

Smallbones (talk) 03:53, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!

Dear Gillfoto,
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world!

Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 350,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from 36 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.

You can find all your pictures in your upload log, and are of course very welcome to keep uploading images and help develop Wikimedia Commons, even though you will not be able to win more prizes (just yet).

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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 will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 02:32, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Categories on Juneau pictures.Edit

First of all, great photos, thanks. I have emptied out Category:Capitol of Alaska and will likewise empty Category:Capital of Alaska as redundant with Category;Juneau, Alaska. You've probably figured out by now that Commons avoids duplicative categories. I made Category:Douglas, Alaska a subcat of Juneau and I will do likewise with Category:Auke Bay. Your smaller categories I've left as redlinks for now.

I am hesitating on Category:Rain Country. Nominally it is redundant with Category:Juneau, Alaska, but it looks good, your style and photo selection make for an impressive display. My inclination is to make Category:Photographs by Gillfoto and make Rain Country a subcategory thereof. This would be a hidden category (unless you can show notability as a photographer) but would still show on image pages. If you do not like this solution, let me know and please suggest (and implement) something else. The contents would make a great gallery. Dankarl (talk) 04:04, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

I am no expert on notability criteria, but some evidence would be solo shows and photos in museums for art photography, photo spreads in major magazines, mentions in news articles, reprinting of published news or feature photographs by independent publishers. Commons policy here is not to my knowledge very well established; the notability criteria on WP might be a guide. Dankarl (talk) 03:35, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
The other route to notability is producing a historically significant body of work; examples Frank Nowell, E.A. Hegg, Harley Nygren.
For examples of hidden categories for photographers see Category:Photographs by brewbooks and Category:Photographs by Frank Kovalchek. In my understanding, any photographer contributing work to WC can have a hidden category. For discussion of indexing and listing of these categories see Commons:categoriesDankarl (talk) 04:03, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
OK the category and move are done. I'll leave it to you to add the rest of your photos. If you want to add another subcat for another location etc you can just copy the text from Category:Rain Country and modify as needed. Also please look through the Alaska category tree and add appropriate categories to your photos.
I suppose, start with Category:Alaska and click categories, click their categories, etc. Not much to do about the user interface except experiment and check your work. There's always the undo link. Also, click "edit" on pages even if you do not plan to edit, and look at how they are put together. Dankarl (talk) 04:49, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Your photos and categoriesEdit

First, let me compliment you on your great photos. You're a real good photographer. On some of them though, you are overcategorizing them. If a photo fits in Category:Juneau, Alaska then it should not also have Category:Alaska Panhandle. If you go to the category of Juneau, Alaska you'll see at the bottom of the page that it is a sub-category of Category:Alaska Panhandle and Category:Alaska Panhandle is a sub-category of Category:Southeast Alaska. The location category of a photo should be as exact as possible. Otherwise, they could be also categorized with Category:Alaska, Category:United States, Category:North America, and Category:Americas. --Mjrmtg (talk) 02:53, 26 November 2012 (UTC)


Notification about possible deletionEdit

 
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Dates for AMHS ferry photosEdit

Hey, I was looking at your photos of AMHS vessels and they're great! You have great photographic talent. Anyway, I noticed that a lot of the dates are clearly wrong. For example there are some that say that they were taken on November 30th, 1899. 1899 is clearly not the right year so you should go thru all the photos you've taken of AMHS' Blue canoes and fix the dates. Thanks, Compdude123 19:33, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

2002 interior road trip photosEdit

Hi - once again a bunch of great photos. Now that you've got them up, could you go through and identify specific objects and locations, and add more specific categories rather than just Category:Alaska - Thanks, Dankarl (talk) 17:58, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of these. For the visitor-attraction photos in Fairbanks, in particular, some more identification and subcategories would be useful. Also i wonder if you could help sub-categorize Juneau pictures. The NRHP pictures would be a good place to start. For instance, I gave the Valentine building a subcat and the 2009 renovation a further subcat of that, which could then be categorized further by itself. Dankarl (talk) 15:19, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Was just wondering if the mountain seen in File:AKSeaplaneFleet01.jpg is Heintzleman Ridge or not. Thanks in advance.RadioKAOS (talk) 10:33, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Gulick Homestead photosEdit

Hi. With reference to these files:

The file names indicate that they were taken in 2012, but the information templates on the description pages give a date in 2004. Can you clarify which year is correct? Thanks! — Ipoellet (talkf.k.a. Werewombat 08:22, 24 December 2013 (UTC).

Please go with the "information templates" date of 2004.

Thanks!— Ipoellet (talkf.k.a. Werewombat 22:21, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

File:Pearl Harbor 71.jpgEdit

 
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.     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:00, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

File:Pearl Harbor 74.jpgEdit

 
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.     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:02, 28 April 2015 (UTC)


Go ahead and delete it as I do not have want you request (which I do not understand). I would like to say an image that is reproduced at such an angle could not be reproduced as an original. This would be an extreme case of copyright law being applied. When you photograph a car, a building any many made item is that a copyright violation. Deleting this image reduces the possibility for public awareness.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gillfoto (talk • contribs) 18:26, 28 April 2015‎ (UTC)
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Cars do not have copyrights, so there is never a problem with them. Buildings do have copyrights, and in 59 countries, including France and Italy, it is not possible to photograph them for Commons. Buildings are a special exception to the law in the United States, but paintings and models are not, see COM:FOP. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:25, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

File:Fairbanks05v.JPGEdit

 
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Túrelio (talk) 07:44, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Juneau busesEdit

I couldn't help but notice that a crop of this photo appears on the Capital Transit website. I presume the other photo is yours, too, but I didn't look that closely. Are those Gillig Phantoms? They runs those buses in Fairbanks, too, while I believe the Anchorage People Mover buses are mostly if not exclusively GMCs. Also enjoyed seeing the old Orion buses, as it reminded me of riding in them a few times back in the day (I last visited Juneau 19 years ago). I recently obtained a copy of Juneau Portrait by John Greely and Mark Kelley. There's a photo of an Orion sharing the street in Douglas with a pedestrian during a swirling snowstorm. Because of that snowstorm, details were sketchy, but it appeared to be the 3rd Street main drag. Cheers.RadioKAOS (talk) 04:02, 26 December 2015 (UTC)


Hello RadioKAOS, it's been a while since I did anything on Wikimedia so hope this works out. Yes there are my photos, I was employed with Capital Transit for going on 11 years. I was always trying to help with their limited PR and graphics in house. I have a number of Orion pics at my Flickr website under gillfoto. I believe the bus you refer to is a New Flyer with a Cummins engine they do run older New Flyers with GMC Jimmys. Thanks for your interest. --Gillfoto 22:04, 26 December 2015 (UTC).

Jacky IckxEdit

Hello. I'm Italian. I need some picture of Jacky Ickx in the period in which competed with the Lotus (1974-1975). Can you help me? Goodbye and thanks.--Gino74 (talk) 21:54, 28 December 2015 (UTC) Hello. I have a couple of images. What do you need images for? --Gillfoto 23:27, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States – Results!Edit

 This user participated in Wiki Loves Monuments 2016.

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Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States during the month of October! The United States contest saw over 1,700 people contribute over 11,000 great photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States and its territories. In addition to National Register of Historic Places sites, we welcomed uploads of sites designated by state- and local-level historical institutions and societies. Hundreds of these photos are already being used to illustrate Wikipedia articles!

We're excited to announce that our national judging process has concluded, and that we have selected the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States! We were amazed by all of the uploads, and regret having to narrow it down to just 10. That being said – congratulations to our national winners and their amazing shots! Our 10 winners will be sent to the international Wiki Loves Monuments jury, who will then select the winners of the international contest. If you're interested in seeing the winners of the other various national contests as they are announced, you may do so at Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 winners.

Finally, we have also created a feedback form for all participants in the United States to fill out. The survey is optional and anonymous, and only takes a minute or two – we hope to use the feedback to organize better events in the future!

Once again, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2016, and we hope to see you again for future Commons photography events! ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 06:28, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

File:Hawaii WikiC 7888.jpgEdit

Hi, what is File:Hawaii WikiC 7888.jpg a picture of? Thank you. howcheng {chat} 18:26, 28 November 2016 (UTC) Hello Howcheng, sorry I didn't add information when I uploaded. This information now: Hulihe‘e Palace, once a summer vacation home for Hawaiian royalty, is a museum showcasing Victorian artifacts from the era of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani.

New Description and deleting CategoriesEdit

Hi Gillfoto, thanks for your message on my talk page, and for your gratitude for some of my edits. Re: File:Mountain scenery - Juneau International Airport 3966.jpg, I amended the title of the file because it reflected the parameters of a tiny undiscernible part of the image. Commons policies (eg at Commons:Categories and Commons:Project scope) provide guidance about what files/images are suitable for inclusion here, their names and categories. In this case, the main subject cannot be said to be the aircraft, because that aircraft type of that airline at that location is nowhere near unique (thanks to your other images), and surely no user will be seeking to use that particular image (eg in an article) to illustrate the topic that you have outlined. Strictly speaking, although you control copyright and licensing at time of uploading, the file name and categories are not under your sole control - you have donated the file to Wikimedia Commons, that has its own set of policies, practices and criteria. The choice of file name and categories should reflect the main subject, not small details in the image. I will happily rename the file to better reflect the main subject of the image, which evidently includes Category:Chilkat Range, or some other title you might suggest (but not the aircraft). I hope this goes a little way to offer some understanding of how things are done here. Watching here, or my talk page, your choice. Regards PeterWD (talk) 19:30, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

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Recently upload 91 images for the 2013 12 Hours of SebringEdit

I've tried to add to existing year list the content (91 images) as a sub category '2013 12 Hours of Sebring' to the category '12 hours of Sebring' with no success. Spent quite a bit time researching and trying to understand how it works, maybe it's because I don't have access? Can someone help? Thanks. Gillfoto 07:54, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States – Back for 2017!Edit

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Hi there! My name is Kevin, one of the organizers of Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States. Last year, you contributed to our 2016 event. It was a great success thanks to you and many others, with over 1,700 people contributing over 11,000 great photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States. Over 1,000 of these photos now help illustrate Wikipedia articles, making our open knowledge about United States history and heritage all the better.

I'm pleased to say that we're back this year with Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States, and I'd like to welcome you to participate once again in the event. Check out our updated event page for more information, including updated tips, lists, and prizes. Like last year, you'll be able to upload your new photos of any registered historical site in the United States through the end of September (even if the photos were taken before this month).

Once again, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2016, and we hope to see you in this year's event! If you'd like to respond to this message directly, please do so on my talk page. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 08:04, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

An update from Wiki Loves Monuments UKEdit

Thank you for taking part in Wiki Loves Monuments UK  
More than 300 people have contributed a total of 4,000 photos to this year's competition and we wanted to say thank you for helping us get this far. The competition runs until the end of September, and you can upload as many images as you want - so feel free to document some more sites. Or why not go through your old images to see if you have any others that could be submitted?

Since you've already submitted some pictures to the competition, you might be interested in the banner mini-contest; to take part you crop your images to a 7:1 and upload a new version. You can find out more about how to do that here. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the competition and share it with others! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:24, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

I screwed up on Photo ChallengeEdit

I’m not sure if you can help, as I’ve unfortunately breached the rules on this month’s photo challenge. I skipped over the small print on “Rules for Photo Challenge Submission”, and I submitted ten images for this month instead of four images. I looks like I have been withdrawn completely from this month, whereas I would have thought at least the first four would have gotten through. Can you help? Gillfoto 22:45, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States - Distinguished BarnstarEdit

  Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States - Distinguished Barnstar
To Gillfoto: Congratulations and great work on uploading a significant number of photos during Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States - 208 of them, to be exact! We appreciate all you do to help preserve and illustrate history.

- Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States Organizing Team

~Kevin Payravi (talk) 05:28, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States – Results!Edit

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Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States during the month of October! The United States contest saw over 1,400 people (the most of any nation this year) contribute over 8,000 great photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States and its territories. Hundreds of these photos are already being used to illustrate pages on various Wikimedia projects.

We're excited to announce that our national judging process has concluded, and that we have selected the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States! These photos are recognized for their photographic quality, artistic merit, and their encyclopedic value as illustrations of unique historical sites. We were amazed by all of the uploads, and regret only being able to formally recognize the top 10. That being said – congratulations to our national winners and their amazing shots! Our 10 winners will be sent to the international Wiki Loves Monuments jury, who will then select the winners of the international contest. If you're interested in seeing the winners of the other national contests, you may do so at Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 winners.

If you would like to view all the photos submitted for the U.S. this year, you may do so here.

Finally, we have also created a feedback form for all U.S. participants to fill out. The survey is optional and anonymous, and only takes a minute or two – we hope to use the feedback to organize better events in the future!

A quick thank you to our national jury, as well as Commons editors who have helped categorize and place photos for the event. And finally, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments and helping to preserve our history through photography - we hope to see you again for future Commons photography events!

~Kevin Payravi & Nikikana, from Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States (16:26, 15 November 2017 (UTC))

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On behalf of the organizers, --Alexander (talk) 07:57, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

File:Capital Transit JNU DCM 07.jpgEdit

 
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Kulmalukko (talk) 14:04, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Categories for discussion/2018/05/Category:Wings of Alaska aircraft at Juneau International AirportEdit

In case you missed the ping, this discussion could benefit from your participation, considering that you took many of the affected files.RadioKAOS (talk) 02:54, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Sorry to hear of the problem here, it is mistake in the Category. I did not intentional mark it JNU knowing full well that applies to Juneau International Airport. I'll have to look at the files to check what options I have. Since my original date of posting I think I might have higher quality of same images. Gillfoto 06:04, 5 June 2018 (UTC)



My bad I deleted a Category by accident and not sure how to put it backEdit

I've been doing some uploading of images, cutting and pasting categories and adding to images unfortunately under main heading for "Gila Bend Overpass"; I deleted the said hyper link which was alongside "Structures on the National Register of Historic Places in Arizona", I believe the category is still there it's just not visible. Anybody got idea how to fix? Many Thanks Gillfoto 01:04, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Fixed; clicked History tab on the category page, found your change at the top of the list, and clicked undo.Dankarl (talk) 02:46, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States – Back for 2018!Edit

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Hello! Last year you contributed to Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States. Thanks to people like you it was a great success, with over 1,400 people contributing over 8,000 photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the country. Hundreds of these photos now help illustrate Wikipedia articles, improving our open knowledge about United States history, culture, and heritage.

I'm pleased to say that we're back this year with Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in the United States, and I'd like to welcome you to participate once again in the event. Check out our updated event page for more information. The event runs similar to last year with some small but exciting changes: improved state guides, an interactive map, and a larger prize pool! Like last year, you'll be able to upload your photos of any registered historical site in the United States through the end of September (even if the photos were taken before this month).

Once again, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2017, and we hope to see you again in this year's event! If you'd like to respond to this message directly, please do so on on my talk page. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 11:45, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Centennial HallEdit

I have posted a rename request on the erroneously titled "museum" photo. I just wonder how the error occured. Could be a picture switch I suppose, but I wonder if the museum might have used the hall as temporary or overflow quarters? Does your time in Juneau encompass that period? Thanks. Dankarl (talk) 02:40, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Image supplied by non resident?Edit

I think he/she was a visitor, the museum is across the parking lot. The building that is identified is the City’s concert/exhibition hall with conference rooms, behind is the Alaska State Office building. Please reference the images of ‘Alaska State Museum (Juneau)’ for correct image of our Museum at that time, it has recently been replaced by new building. Gillfoto 03:01, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

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Pinging @Beeblebrox:, who asked me to comment in the deletion discussion after commenting himself, stating that he hasn't visited downtown Juneau but knew from past discussions that I have. Unfortunately, my last visit to Juneau was to attend the opening of the 20th Legislature, or several months before the photo in question was taken.

Yes, this was taken by a tourist who got a number of details wrong. If necessary, {{Fact disputed}} can be used, or we can attempt to hash it out here. What is now the Alaska State Library and Alaska State Museum were created by mandate of Congress through one of the pre-statehood organic acts. I can't say offhand whether it was the 1900 act which also allowed Juneau to incorporate later that month, or the 1912 act which created the Territory of Alaska. Juneau's municipal government may have played a role in their operation early on, but beginning with the leadership of Father Kashevaroff and later under Ed Keithahn, it was strictly a part of the territorial government until statehood brought about a slight reorganization. The two entities were co-located for most of the middle 20th century in the Federal Building, today's State Capitol building. The Centennial Museum building, recently demolished, was part of an extensive civic improvement program conducted throughout Alaska during the 1960s in conjunction with the centennial celebration of the Alaska Purchase. My memory is foggy, but I believe Centennial Hall wasn't built until the late 1970s or early 1980s, with "Centennial" in that case referring to the centennial of Juneau's founding.

Having said that, Category:Alaska State Museum (Juneau) needs rethinking. As I understand it, the Juneau location effectively is the museum. Their Anchorage location is not really a museum but rather a branch office devoted to a specific purpose. It's unlikely that anyone is going to upload a bunch of photos of that facility. There's also the fact that the Sheldon Jackson Museum was long affiliated with Sheldon Jackson College but in recent years has been part of the state museum system. As free-content photos of that place are out there which have been taken at various times in history spanning both eras, it's not so easy to figure out how to properly categorize that place. It's a lot easier to figure out that the Centennial Museum building and the SLAM building should be categorized separately. There are also enough images related to Centennial Hall to where a category should be created, especially since they have occasionally been placed into Category:Centennial Hall, which refers to a place in Poland.

Really, between all the photos uploaded by Gillfoto and those taken from the Flickr photostream of Joseph from Cabin On The Road, the entire Juneau category structure could use an overhaul. I'll add it to my list. I was either supposed to go to Nuiqsut for a funeral or start a temporary construction job this week. As neither happened, I had time to visit the university and offer my services volunteering for the public radio pledge drive, which gave me enough free time here right this moment to sit down at one of the library computers and play catch up with a few things. Categorization in general on Commons is a horrendous mess, with me having precious little time to fix anything and many of the regulars acting as if they can't be bothered with such bitchwork.

Personal to Gillfoto: thanks for many of your recent uploads. Unfortunately, streetscapes taken outside of tourist zones are in short supply in general in our coverage of Alaska and I really don't know if you've delved too much into that. I've been taking and saving streetscapes of outlying areas of both Anchorage and Fairbanks and am waiting for the time to upload; the queue is currently well into the high hundreds. Anyway, here's a short list of suggestions of some things I feel we could use:

  • The 3rd Street "main drag" in Douglas
  • Mike's Place when it was still in operation (I did see a photo of the Pusich family on your Flickr photostream)
  • The historic block of Front Street in Douglas across from Mayflower School
  • Street-level photos of Nugget Mall and Mendenhall Mall
  • Chapel-by-the-Lake (I understand there's now a new church alongside the old church? I may have visited the place after the newer church was built, I really don't remember anymore.)

That's all for now, take care. Please don't hesitate if you have any questions about or disagree with any of this.RadioKAOS (talk) 04:17, 23 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi RadioKAOS, thanks for suggestions will need to wait for some dry weather and possible good light; in the meantime I will check my Douglas photos and upload as fit. Just curious on the subject of 'Categories' is there a template used for 'States'; I would have thought a consistant format for all States would be appropriate? Gillfoto 05:57, 23 October 2018 (UTC)


Oops!Edit

Sorry; didn't mean to create more work. I started collecting my Douglas images and when it came time to upload I noticed there wasn't a Category for my Douglas. I referred to Wikipedia and noticed that it is referenced in a unique fashion as 'Douglas, Juneau', well seemed like a great idea. So I decided to figure out how to create category, uploaded a bunch of photos then by chance in my work through a duplicate submission I found that there already was a Douglas type Category i.e. 'Douglas Island', where there were already a few photos with a sub-category. So either 'Juneau, Douglas' should be listed as Sub-category or Douglas Island, either way I'm not sure how to go about this. Creating a Sub-category is a bit of a dark science for me; I've researched but have be unable to figure out how it created, any help would be appreciated. Gillfoto 17:33, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Category classification is one-wayEdit

I'm really glad you are bringing your local knowledge to SE Alaska categories. However categories should not loop or reflect. IE Petersburg, Alaska should not be a category of Buildings in Petersburg Alaska, and City and Borough of Alaska should not be a category of Auke Bay. In other words, the categories make a tree, not a net. Best, Dankarl (talk) 01:38, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Location?Edit

Hi Gillfoto - could you add the location where you took File:Kingfisher on a Wire 431.jpg, please! Also any other similar photos lacking location information. Thanks! - MPF (talk) 23:36, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! - MPF (talk) 00:18, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Photo challenge/2018 - October - Balconies/WinnersEdit

  Photo Challenge – Second Place
Congratulations!

Your picture Celebration Reflection Balcony 807.jpg won the 2nd place in the Photo Challenge Balconies, in October 2018. You can find the results of the challenge here.

-- Jarekt (talk) 04:26, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Wow! Thank you - early Christmas present. ;-) Gillfoto 17:04, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

File:Kluane 8327.jpgEdit

 
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