User talk:Lyricmac

Welcome to my talk page. If you have any comments re: my work in Commons, this is the place for them. So help yourselves. But, please be civil and polite. Thanks.--User:Lyricmac 06:14, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Hello. Sorry if my deletion of Catedral de Chihuahua was a bit too quick. Wikimedia Commons is a media repository, ie it is made for images, sounds and videos ; there should be no "articles" like on Wikipedia, but only galleries (see Bulk carrier for an example of such gallery). So your article didn't fit the Commons goals, and I had to delete it. However you are very welcome to create a gallery on that topic if there are enough images to do so. Regards, le Korrigan bla 21:01, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

TUSC token 1108414222ac283675bf5976dbe846b6Edit

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Image:Mural Pancho Villa.jpgEdit

Hi. This image may be an unauthorized derivative work, and could be a copyvio. Are you sure that the work of art (not your photographic reproduction) is free or not copyrighted? Thanks--Trixt (talk) 22:07, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I will assume good faith (but keep in mind that w:Aarón Piña Mora is still alive and that I don't find the rule in Mexican copyright law). Bye--Trixt (talk) 19:20, 14 July 2008 (UTC)"the photographical reproduction of this work is covered under the article 148 of the Mexican copyright law, which states that «Literary and artistic works already published may be used, provided that normal commercialization of the work is not affected, without auhorization from the copyrightholder and without remuneration, invariably citing the source and without altering the work, only in the following cases […] VII. Reproduction, communication, and distribution by means of drawings, paintings, photographs, and audiovisual means of works visible from public places".--Lyricmac (talk) 16:31, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Category syntaxEdit

Hi, when adding categories, remember it's '''''category''''' not {{category}}. You were transcluding whole categories. :) Have you tried HotCat.js (an option in preferences)? It makes adding categories much faster. Rocket000(talk) 21:08, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

File:File-Santuario Guadalupano.jpgEdit

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Thank you for providing images to Wikimedia Commons. Please keep in mind that images and other files on Commons must be under a free license and should be useful to the Wikimedia projects. To allow others to use your files, some additional information must be given on the description page. Most importantly:

  • Describe what it is about in a short sentence. (What does the image show?)
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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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This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it, ask its master (Nikbot (talk)) or go to the Commons:Help desk. --Nikbot (talk) 21:07, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

recatgorizing photosEdit

I am not eliminating them... I am recategorizing them. Please look at the pages of how to categorize in Wikimedia. The idea is to put photos in the lowest possible category (Category:Chihuahua, Chihuahua) then link up to the more general categories. (See the bottom of the Chihuahua page to see what it links up to) I just kinda learned this myself.... so as Im really bored at work, Im doing what I can to reorganize the categories.Thelmadatter (talk) 17:52, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

not my rationaleEdit

Its not my rationale.. its Wikimedia's and it makes sense. Who will go through a category like Category:Cities in Mexico if there are 130 photos in it (as there were when I started). Thelmadatter (talk) 17:56, 14 May 2009 (UTC)


Please see Commons:Categories#Over-categorization. There is already consensus as to how to categorize even if there is a huge problem in making that consensus a reality. The problem, in my opinion, is that the system is not obvious to a newbie (or even to someone like me whose been in here for almost 8 months or so) and the tools to help with categorization are not handy. I imagine that it is something that they will find some solution to. Thelmadatter (talk) 21:35, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Lyricmac!

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]]

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"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

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 06:02, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Now categorised (2 August 2009).--Lyricmac (talk) 19:20, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Berlin - White Crosses photoEdit


I'm a novelist living in San Antonio, TX, who was stationed in Berlin when the Wall fell in 1989. I've written a novel based upon a scene I witnessed on 10 Nov and the white crosses figure into the story. The book is dedicated to the Unbekannt, 1961-1989, and it's the Unbekannt cross I'm focusing on in your picture.

I'd like permission to use a cropped photo of the crosses you posted on Wiki Common on my Web site and possibly on the dedication page of the book, as well. IAW the conditions of the Creative Commons license, please pass whatever attribution information you prefer that I use.

Many thanks.

Bruce Judisch

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