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My formal name is James L. Woodward, but I prefer to be called "Jim"

That most recent DREdit

I double closed it - apparently I was typing a close rationale while you were closing. Should we just leave it as is, should I undo my close, or would you like to undo yours (I only mention the last because it concerns your file)? On a separate note that I noticed because of that DR, this guy seems to really like your user page layout. Storkk (talk) 10:28, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Ordinarily, of course, I would not close a DR that concerned one of my images. I figured it was OK in this case because it was the same user as Commons:Deletion requests/File:Boston Light Sunset.jpg and Commons:Deletion requests/File:Wick harbor scotland.jpg. However, perhaps it is best if we leave the double close -- thanks. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:44, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

No worries... and I've tagged that meta user talk page for deletion. Cheers, Storkk (talk) 11:11, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
That's weird -- he got blocked on Commons last October but I don't think I was involved. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:31, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Quick checkEdit

Hi Jim, I did this and indef blocked the user as a quacking sock of Maybeonlyone/Seememlyonly. I am having second thoughts, though. Could you please double check? Thanks. Storkk (talk) 07:42, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Same ISP in the same city -- and, of course, you are right that the form of the name and the comment quacks very loud. Thanks. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 09:44, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
You may not have noticed, but he also removed the {{Delete}} tag from all the files in the DR. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 09:47, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
Aha -- I see you did replace the tags. Thanks. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 09:50, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for checking. I was worried I had overstepped by blocking a meatpuppet as a sockpuppet, but I suppose I shouldn't be too worried. Storkk (talk) 09:51, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Trying to helpEdit

Hi. Look at File:Islam In America .jpg. Could a personal trainer be a convert who changed his name? --E4024 (talk) 11:18, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Bah, User:Storkk had discovered that already... --E4024 (talk) 12:01, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Try to helpEdit

Hi again Jim. I had taken the picture of a famous artist a few years ago and had not loaded it up to now because I wanted it to be trimmed of some unnecessary stuff. In the end I managed to get rid of those surrounding elements (no photoshop or anything in the saved part of the image) -with the help of a more intelligent nephew- and tried to upload it. To my surprise now the file name ends in bmp (it was jpg before) and the system does not accept it. Frankly I don't even now what jpg or bmp mean. What now? Thanks for using a "simple" language in your kind reply. --E4024 (talk) 12:24, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

See Commons:File types for a longer discussion, with links. BMP, JPG, and PNG (among many many others) are all extensions that specify a type of image file.

  • BMP is a bitmap of the image with limited compression -- BMPs can always be converted losslessly to PNGs and therefore are not permitted on Commons because they waste disk space and download time.
  • JPG or JPEG is a compressed file that is the most frequently used format for photos.
  • PNG is also compressed and for technical reasons is mostly used for graphic images -- those that contain only a limited number of colors.

I don't know why (or when) your image got converted into a BMP, but it should be a JPG. Ask your nephew to convert it. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 12:51, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

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