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Commons Picture of the Year 2006 CompetitionEdit
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Xalapa Anthropology MuseumEdit
Hello, I saw you changed the category in somes files from Xalapa Anthropology Museum to the name in Spanish. As far as I know the categories should be in English and besides we already have that category in English. --JLCA 17:22, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Image:Tetitla Teotihuacan Great Goddess mural (Abracapocus).jpgEdit
Hi. We have a bot that double checks images from Flickr. Please be sure to include a link directly to the image in question on Flickr in addition to the photographer attribution. The bot couldn't find the photo with this one-- I added the link for this image for you, please be sure to include it in the future to prevent possible problems with images being bot tagged as unidentified source. Also, thank you for finding and uploading such fine photos of pre-Columbian art! Cheers, -- Infrogmation 15:15, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
tarascan culture photoEdit
Hello Madman2001, I'm really interested in tarascan culture, and the photo of incese burner is really good. Could you tell me where is the original piece? Thank you. Helen.
- Sorry about that. This incense burner is on display at the Snite Museum of Art at the w:en:University of Notre Dame. I updated the image with this information. Madman2001 06:05, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
|Image deletion warning||Image:Las_Bocas_Olmec_baby-face_figurine_(Bookgrrrl).jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.
If you created this image, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Hi Madman2001 - thanks for your help sorting the rendering problems with Image:Merseyrailnetworkmap.svg! I'm new to using Inkscape - any advice on where I went wrong? I did convert it it to plain SVG and all the text to paths, but couldn't work out what else I needed to do to get rid of the black squares! Kvj 12:19, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
The best is to move it by hand: create the new cat Category:Mesoamerican figurines, replace it in all images and categories it is used in, and make a deletion request for the old cat Category:Mesoamerican figurine. Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 15:04, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
cc by sa 2.0 flickr licenseEdit
Dear User Madman, I just made this correction here to this:  and to your other uploaded flickr image today because Dwyer's images are licensed as "cc by sa 2.0." It has now passed flickr review: Image:Teotihuacan Feathered Serpent (Jami Dwyer).jpg So, when you upload her flickr images, you should choose the "Uploaded to Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.0" license option. I hope this helps.
There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful informations about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? 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. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.
Thanks for your contribution at my discussion site. It´s always nice to see that an uploaded picture is really useful for somebody. But, sorry, the one uploaded is the only image of this particular Teotihuacan ballgame marker I´ve got. Xenophon 9.55, 25 October 2008 ( UTC )
Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit
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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:
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BotMultichillT 06:04, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
|File:Pacal the Great tomb lid.svg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.
Tree model softwareEdit
I noticed that you made some corrections to the tree model of the Maya language family. First of all, thank you for that. Second, I wanted to ask you what software you're using to make tree models?
Vancar 220.127.116.11 06:54, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
|File:Snite Museum of Art w David Hayes's Griffon.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.