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Hello, Martinvl!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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:

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Copyright status: File:DLS M25.JPGEdit

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File:Birth certificate of Prince George of Cambridge - 20130802.jpgEdit

I have a licencing question with regard to this image, please see talk page. LGA talkedits 13:48, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

I have replied. LGA talkedits 23:18, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

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LGA talkedits 10:01, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 - Ein Wiki-Beitrag für die DenkmaltopographieEdit

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Hallo Martinvl,

vor zehn Tagen endete der vierte Fotowettbewerb Wiki Loves Monuments. Du hast daran aktiv teilgenommen und wir möchten Dir dafür herzlich danken.

Mit mehr als 35 Tausend Fotos hat Deutschland wie in den Vorjahren ein gutes Ergebnis erreicht und einen Anteil von 14 % an diesem internationalen Projekt erbracht, an dem sich 40 Länder beteiligten. Sehr erfreulich ist die hohe Zahl an 651 Teilnehmern allein in Deutschland. Schon zum Abschluss des Wettbewerbs waren rund 6000 Fotos (=17 %) in Listen und Artikel eingebunden. Einen detaillierten Überblick zu den Fotos, den Bundesländern und Teilnehmern findest du auf unserer WLM-Projektseite.

Die deutsche Jury hat nun die eingereichten Beiträge übernommen und ist gegenwärtig dabei, diesen wertvollen Fotobestand zu den Kulturdenkmalen zu sichten. Am nächsten Wochenende wird in Hamburg die entscheidende Jury-Sitzung stattfinden. Wir wünschen auch Dir mit Deinem Foto-Beitrag dabei viel Glück und Erfolg. Du darfst gespannt sein und all Deine Freunde bitten, Dir die Daumen zu drücken.

Die preisgekrönten 100 Gewinner-Fotos werden in der Woche ab dem 20. Oktober veröffentlicht. Auf dieser Grundlage wird auch in diesem Jahr ein Kalender-Poster für 2015 gedruckt werden.

Auf zwei Möglichkeiten einer weiteren aktiven Mitwirkung an unserem Denkmal-Projekt möchten wir bei dieser Gelegenheit hinweisen bzw. Dich dazu einladen:

  • Unsere Freunde in Österreich haben mit einem gerade gestarteten Denkmal-Cup das Editieren von Denkmallisten und Denkmalartikeln in den Focus gerückt. Bis Ende des Jahres kannst Du Punkte sammeln und Preise gewinnen. Dabei geht es mit diesem Wettbewerb nicht nur um Kulturdenkmale in AT oder D, sondern generell um Denkmale in der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia, als offen für alle Länder.
WLM-Aktivisten sind herzlich eingeladen, bei der Betreuung des Messestandes sowie in den Gesprächen über Möglichkeiten einer partnerschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit mit den Denkmalbehörden mitzuwirken. Die Reisekosten übernimmt für 8-10 registrierte Standbetreuer WMDE. Es muss nicht der gesamte Messezeitraum sein, auch eine Mitwirkung an 2 Tagen hilft uns, den Beitrag der Wikipedia für die Denkmaltopographie sichtbar zu machen.

Und schließlich gilt: Nach dem Wettbewerb ist vor dem Wettbewerb. Bereits jetzt kann jeder mit der Planung von Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 beginnen. Wir freuen uns auf Deine weiteren Beiträge für Wikimedia-Projekte.

Viel Spaß dabei wünscht Dir das Orga-Team.

( Bernd Gross), 11.10.2014

Valued imagesEdit

Hi Martinvl, have you been through the Valued Image process before? It's one of Commons' way of recognising good photos. The [[criteria are straightforward, images have to be:

  1. Is the most valuable illustration of its kind on Wikimedia Commons
  2. Is nominated as being the most valuable within a suitably generic scope
  3. Must illustrate its subject well
  4. Is fully described on the image page
  5. Is geocoded, when relevant
  6. Is well categorized at an appropriate level

I was browsing some of the WLM and File:194 OldScotneyCastle.jpg stood out. I think if it was nominated the in the scope Scotney Castle SW view it would stand a good chance of being promoted. Nev1 (talk) 15:49, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

@Nev1: Thank you for your message. I have nominated the picture.
Regards Martinvl (talk) 20:50, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Valued Image PromotionEdit

194 OldScotneyCastle.jpg
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Scotney Castle SW view .
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LondonTower WeatherVane.jpg
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Weather vane on the White Tower, Tower of London.
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StMichaelsRow Chester.jpg
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St Michaels Building, Chester.
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GreatWindmillOfSkerries.jpg
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Great Windmill of Skerries.
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Yashica 635withTelelense.JPG
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Yashica 635 TLR camera with telephoto lens in situ..
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CelsiusKelvinThermometer.jpg
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Room temperature thermometer showing kelvins.
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LL1882 pg008 LANGALIBALELE.jpg
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Langalibibalele.
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VI candidatesEdit

I have corrected description for this photo. --Jacek Halicki (talk) 11:02, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Good morning Martinvl,Edit

Thank you for your message. My English is zero comma zero. Everything I do with Google Trans Lake. If you want to improve it, please. With regards, Dominicus (Famberhorst).--Famberhorst (talk) 06:18, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Valued_image_candidatesEdit

Goedemorgen Martinvl,
Ik heb vanmorgen een foto geplaatst op Valued_image_candidates. Mocht de vertaling onverhoopt niet kloppen, wilt u dan zo goed zijn om de fouten te herstellen? Bij voorbaat hartelijk dank voor de moeite.
Met vriendelijke groet, Dominicus (Famberhorst)

Hi Dominicus
Thanks for your message. I made a few minor changes to the VI request and also added an English description to the image itself. I trust that these are OK. -- Martinvl (talk) 19:02, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Goedemorgen Martinvl,
    Fijn, dat u de tekst heeft gecorrigeerd. Ik vind het belangrijk, dat de juiste informatie bij de foto staat. Hartelijk dank hiervoor. Met vriendelijke groet, Dominicus.

Valued Image PromotionEdit

DomPedroIV Rossio.jpg
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Statue of Dom Pedro IV, Praça do Rossio.
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Valued Image PromotionEdit

Kilometre definition.svg
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Original definition of the (kilo)metre.
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Der WLM-Countdown hat begonnenEdit

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Hallo Martinvl,

nun ist es wieder soweit. Vom 1. bis zum 30. September findet zum fünften Mal der internationale Wettbewerb Wiki Loves Monuments statt. Im Mittelpunkt steht bekanntlich das Fotografieren von Kulturdenkmalen. Du hast an einem der letzten Fotowettbewerbe teilgenommen und wir freuen uns auf weitere Bildbeiträge von Dir.

Viele interessante Motive, nicht nur Burgen und Schlösser, sondern auch Fachwerkhäuser, Brücken und Brunnen, technische und Industriedenkmale und vieles mehr gibt es noch zu fotografieren, damit sie in der Wikipedia dokumentiert werden können. Nützliche Tipps findest du auf unserer WLM-Projektseite. Du kannst gerne individuell Fototouren durchführen oder aber Dich auch Gruppentouren anschließen. Besonders freuen wir uns auf Fotos, die Lücken in den Denkmallisten der Wikipedia ausfüllen.

Darüber hinaus kannst Du auch an der Arbeit der Jury teilnehmen, die Mitte Oktober die Fotos bewerten und die Gewinner ermitteln wird. Bis zum 15. August kannst du hier Deine Bewerbung einreichen.

Viel Erfolg und Spaß beim größten Fotowettbewerb der Wiki(m/p)edia in den bevorstehenden Wettbewerbswochen wünscht Dir das Orga-Team. Wir freuen uns auf Deine Fotos.

( Bernd Gross, 6. August 2015)

Valued Image PromotionEdit

Milestone, Betws-y-Coed (Holyhead 45 miles).JPG
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Chinese Bridge at Croome Court.JPG
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Lyme Regis Guildhall front door architrave.jpg
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Valued Image PromotionEdit

Amperemeter hg.jpg
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Moving-vane ammeter.
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Scope change on a VI candidate.Edit

I've narrowed the scope on Commons:Valued image candidates/Gottlieb-Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur.jpg; please reconsider. Thanks! grendel|khan 22:31, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Grendel,
In my opinion the new scope is perfect and I am happy to lend my support. Martinvl (talk) 06:48, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Apeiba_echinataEdit

Hi Charles

Please look at my comments at this VI submission. Did you actually check the description? Martinvl (talk) 08:33, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi - yes I did check it and tried to see if there is an appropriate English description, but couldn't see one so I gave nominator the benefit of the doubt this time. Charles (talk) 10:18, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

@Charlesjsharp: Hi Charles,
Please look at the history of this file. It was submitted a few days ago by the same editor. You will see that it was very poorly documented and that I overhauled the documentation. I would like the editor to do his own documentation this time. If you give editors the benefit of the doubt, please also correct any mistakes that they have made. Martinvl (talk) 10:56, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
I really don't have any strong views on this nomination either way, but I do agree with your intention of getting things right. Charles (talk) 11:48, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
I agree. I see your point about giving the benefit of the doubt to th eeditor, but this is not an examination for the benefit of the editor, but rather an examination to guarantee to the user that the image is better than the run-of-the-mill images in Commons. Martinvl (talk) 12:00, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Candidate status in open MVRsEdit

Hi Martinvl,

I'm guessing that one of us is misunderstanding the policies/guidelines or whatever they are here. Can we try to figure-out what the rules actually say.

The reasons I changed all the MVR candidates to "discussed" are that:

  1. The last line of Commons:Valued image candidates/Most valued review states: "Each candidate should have its status parameter set to discussed, while the MVR is ongoing."
  2. The first sentence in the second big yellow box at the top of the Commons:Valued image candidates#Pending Most valued review candidates section states: "All open candidates in an MVR has to be in the discussed state".

Can you clarify the basis for your reverts of my changes and your comment that the '"discussed" status only applies to existing VIs"', with references to any supporting guidelines etc.

Thanks. DeFacto (talk) 18:38, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

@DeFacto: I have reread the policies/guidelines. You are quite right and I apologize. I have taken the liberty of slightly rewording Commons:Valued image candidates/Most valued review. I trust that you will agree with my rewording. I will reinstate your work. Martinvl (talk) 21:30, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. DeFacto (talk) 07:16, 19 November 2015 (UTC)


VIC DiscussionEdit

Hi Martinvl, first of all thanks for the supporting of my VI candidate. First I didn't know, what you meant with linking, respectively I misunderstood the kind of link, you meant, sorry. But I please you, in such a case, not to begin with a harsh "oppose", but to give a chance for improvement first, not by "oppose", but by "Comment" (see e.g. this example). Then one can discuss and improve in a fair way (perhaps also per discussion pages). I know, there are cases to oppose, but this are cases, when another picture is better or no improvement can be made. So I please you again, give a chance to improvement before a definite opposing. Perhaps my answers in the discussion were a bit unfriendly, please excuse. For a good cooperation among wikimedians in the future. I think, we have all the same aim: To provide good pictures to the community. Greetings --Llez (talk) 14:28, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

VIC ModificationsEdit

Hi, Please : No nuts for Fabaceae! The link "category: Fabaceae fruit" is sufficient ! -- Ercé (talk) 06:36, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

BlockEdit

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{{unblock|1=I wish to appeal my block on the grounds that actions to which the blocking administrator objected were made ten months ago in [[:en:good faith|good faith]]. Actions made in good faith are not vandalism. I acknowledge that I had only consulted the English-speaking community in making this change rather than the entire VI project. I only became aware of the need to consult all language groups after reading the comments that followed my block. Unfortunately I cannot find any instructions explaining either the need to consult all language groups if one wishes to make a change to this project, nor a protocol on how one should consult all group. If I am unblocked and I will make my first priority an apology to non-English (and particularly the French group) for not having consulted them and then invite those involved in the discussion where I was blocked on how best to set up a protocol to prevent others making the same mistake that I made. For the record I know of at least one other editor who might be having the same problems that I had.}} [[User:Martinvl|Martinvl]] ([[User talk:Martinvl#top|<span class="signature-talk">{{int:Talkpagelinktext}}</span>]]) 08:34, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

[Sorry for not using {{unblock granted}}; no matter what I did, I couldn't get it to display my rationale] This was one of the worst blocks I've seen in nine years of editing WMF projects. More details. Nyttend (talk) 03:24, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

@Christian Ferrer: I am confused by this block. I don't see any prior discussion, and yet this user was indefinitely blocked for "vandalism" and "disturbing behavior." Can you please explain this? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:27, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

  • @Magog the Ogre: I took decision for block during the discussion there. The events as I see them are:
He asked for a change of rules [2]
Two days later, with no answers of the active users of the project, he made the change [3], I am myself active in this project, and never heard about this change of rule nor even about any proposal, maybe Archaeodontosaurus, the most active user of the project can confirm that too.
As you can see in this archive, two month before the change we had a discussion about the project, you can check the names, thus I guess it was not so hard to have the attention of the community for who want it. You may say it's a different talk page, well, indeed. However this talk page is easily accessible.
The discussions inside the nominations themselve are also very common, and it's quite easy to talk about proposals/changes.
He opened a thread in the administrator's user problems. "I have been trying to persuade a group of editors..." "Since three the editors that I named are French ". What? no one had discuss about this change, he tried to persuade?, it's because they are french?. If you're able to see good faith in that, Magog the Ogre, me I am not.
Exemple of reactions that follows:
[4] "Abuses, repeated of Martinval are a problem." Archaeodontosaurus
[5] "There is absolutely no mention of the obligation of a wikilink. The links references for images has never been a mandatory requirement." Medium69
[6] "I don't. Wikimedia Commons VI process would work a lot better without an interfering busybody making everyone else's life a misery. In future I intend to ignore Martinvl's contributions as if they weren't there." Charlesjsharp
I precise at this point no one is aware that he made a change of the rules. The change was discover by RP88. I reverted it, as nobody was asked for this change nor have agreed.
When he spoke [7], he spoke not to try to apologize about any clumsiness: "Now will you please undo your changes".
How is it possible at this point, acting in good faith, to stay on the big white horse and not to jeopardize a bit: why the other users have so much animosity? why have I been reverted?
There is not even one act by him really in the direction of the community. So much endianness (I'm not sure about traduction, french : jusqu'au boutisme), that continue here (victim/defensive position), with no real questioning, can not be good faith and prove not only he did not have, but nor he don't have yet the will to work collaboratively with the others.
I suggest not to unblock him but to increase the block to one month or two as for now he did not yet understand nor he did not show he has the will to understand that he created himself an unpleasant environment for the other users (see their comments above). --Christian Ferrer (talk) 09:29, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I will not go back on the many problems raised by this user. But only on the block. This is not vandalism. The vandalism are easy to see. Here we are in a very special case of a user who modifies the Community rules and that it uses this falsification to impose his ideas. There forgery and use of forgeries. I must admit I have not seen. I had not imagined was possible. This behavior is more serious than vandalism. The block is entirely justified and the community must be vigilant about the actions of this user --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 10:11, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  • That confirm an increase of the block is appropriate IMO. --Christian Ferrer (talk) 10:52, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Firstly, will Christian Ferrer please read WP:BRD (in English) or WP:CRD (in French). No discussion took place before he imposed the block.
  • As regards points #2 and #3 may I draw to attention that in the discussion that took place after I was blocked. In that discission it became apparent that due to the multilingual nature of the VI project, the normal Wikipedia practices are not always practicable, and more importantly that the preferred process for the VI project is not documented. When I made the changes I was not aware of the preferred process. This is not my failing –it is a failing of the project as a whole. This failing can easily be remedied by creating a page ":COMMONS:VI Maintence" which catalogues such processes. Links to this page should be added to the VI index family of templates VIlinks/XX ("XX" = "en", "fr", "de" etc).
  • The English definition of "Vandalism" and the French definition of "Vandalisme" contain the words "deliberate attempt to damage/délibérément destructive" (my bolding). As I have argued earlier and as the above paragraph shows, any problems caused were the result of misunderstanding. I therefore utterly reject any suggestion of vandalism.
  • I will not defend the other points in detail, but pick out the one that sparked the whole discussion. Will Magog the Ogre (or whoever else is picking up this thread) please visit this VI and check the links in the description ("Apeiba echinata" and "fruits and seeds"). He will find that they do not link up to any page. This applies to the English, French and German versions of the description). If these links are part of a valued image what does that say about the quality of Wikimedia Commons? My sole intent was to maintain the quality of VI, but my observations were not taken seriously as is shown here.
  • Finally, may I point out that Christian Ferrer's comments on this page shows that he is not an entirely uninvolved administrator.
Martinvl (talk) 11:04, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  • That, above, confirm two weeks or two month will change nothing, "indefinitely block" will be more appropriate, if it is not this time so the next time. I hope we are not going to start a "collection" of 7 blocks as in English Wikipedia. --Christian Ferrer (talk) 11:23, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
All this story goes beyond vandalism, it is indeed worse than that. Falsification in order to impose ideas, or maybe worse, in order to create an hostile environment. --Christian Ferrer (talk) 11:50, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
  • How is it possible even for a beginner, and he is not, not to think that change rules of a project as VI, QI or FP without even a word exchanged with another user can not pose some problems ? would come to the idea of one of you to do such a thing and not to think that the other users will not appreciate, even when you were beginner ? seriously, how is it possible ? Imagine yourself doing that, please imagine, you change the rules of one of this project without any exchange (discussion), you open a thread at user problem’s and you claim about your good faith, is someone here able to do that and to claim about good faith? There is none good faith here, only provocations. I ask this user indefinitely blocked. --Christian Ferrer (talk) 13:34, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
@Christian Ferrer:
  • The standard Wikipedia policy regarding changes is to use the WP:BRD (in English) / WP:CRD (in French) cycle. In some cases preliminary discussion is requested. I did that, but nobody responded to my requests or additions for ten months, so I assumed that nobody had any objections or further contributions to make. The question is whether I have to apologize for failing to follow the VI project rules (which are different to the English Wikipedia rules) or whether the VI project rules are so poorly written (if they are written at all), that the VI Project as a whole needs to put its own house in order.
  • There is no point you and I discussing whether or not the bad Wikipedia links in this image are sufficient that it should have failed #4.2 of the VI criteria (and therefore should not have been awarded a VI status). This is best discussed by people who have no association with the project. Their verdict on this image will decide the rest of my criticisms.
Martinvl (talk) 16:42, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Let me be clear: falsification is the intentional presentation of incorrect information, or hoaxing. There is no possible way in which a good-faith user can construe this as falsification. Nyttend (talk) 03:24, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

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Nice! Just saw this while looking at my "good images" I'd uploaded, and I didn't remember nominating the image. So, thank you! :) (btw, I added some categories) Josve05a (talk) 02:53, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

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Sundial category hierarchy destructionEdit

Hi Martinvl, why are you dismantling the southern hemisphere sundial category hierarchy? DeFacto (talk). 10:36, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

I got it slightly wrong in ther first place. I am now aliogning it with the definition in Wikipedia (en:Sundial#Sundials in the Southern Hemisphere) and taking the opportunity to ensure that every sundial in the southern hemisphere is properly classified (horizontal, vertical, cylindrical etc). The Southern Hemisjphere category will now point to sundials on an individual basis, not a country by country basis. Martinvl (talk) 11:01, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Why not by horizontal/vertical/equatorial per country? Then it's easy to do hemispheres, etc. DeFacto (talk). 16:04, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
I have rewritten the introductory line to "Sundials in the Southern Hemisphere". In it I now emphasise that this clasification is to do with the ordering of the numbers rather the geographical location. Martinvl (talk) 18:12, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
But that category name is unambiguously referring to a geographical location. Why destroy this perfectly valid and valuable category when you could just simply create another called something like Sundials designed for use in the southern hemisphere? You are undoing the hard work of others for no clear or apparent good reason. DeFacto (talk). 18:33, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Since I am now 3/4 of the way through the change, I can easily get it renamed using a BOT. Martinvl (talk) 18:36, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Take a look at the way I've done Category:Sundials in Portugal and think about applying that logic to the ones you are working on. DeFacto (talk). 22:55, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
I've extended that logic to southern hemisphere countries. I think you'll agree it gives a very flexible scheme. By adding just the one appropriate category to vertical or horizontal sundials we now get the ability to see all vertical or horizontal sundials by country or by hemisphere. You might like to help cover the "equatorial" types and other odd types. DeFacto (talk). 22:37, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

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Goedenavond Martin,Edit

Allereerst hartelijk dank voor de moeite die u gedaan heeft om de vertaling van mijn foto in goede banen te leiden, daar ben ik erg blij mee. Volgens mijn informatie bestond de pingoruïne al en is later door turfwinning in omvang toegenomen.
Met vriendelijke groet,
Dominicus Bergsma.
PS: ik heb u in het Nederlands geantwoord om vertaalmisverstanden te voorkomen.--Famberhorst (talk) 16:51, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

@Famberhorst: Geen probleem nie! Toe ek op skool was het ek geleer om Afrikaans te skryf maar ek weier dus om in Nederlands to skryf, maar ek lees Nederlands. Ek dink dat dit sielsfde met jou is!
Groete
Martin

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Hi Martinvl - Thanks for nominating the photo and I confirm I am the author. I first uploaded it to Wikitravel years ago so it was still listed under my name there. I've changed the author name to my WMF name now. Cheers -Shaundd (talk) 06:58, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

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