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User talk:MichaelMaggs

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See Commons:Village pump#WLM 2014 winners announced - did anyone notice, or care?.

You might guess I'm a bit underwhelmed by the results, both at national and international level. It is an awful lot of work which I see partly undermined at the final jury stage, but also limited by the quality of material we attract. To attract great contributors, we need to publish amazing winning images on the photography forums and magazines, along with the call for entries. But some of our "winning" material isn't sufficiently good, technically, to publish, never mind outstanding enough to inspire. I'm not sure of my position for 2015. Seems that FP is good at selecting great images and the Photo Contest is achieving some success at recruiting new users. -- Colin (talk) 13:27, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Colin. I'll email you about this as soon as I have a moment. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 04:00, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Who shot William Fox Talbot?Edit

You stated here that you're the author of the photograph ... so how can it be that it's pd? You're still alive ;) Cheers --Sargoth (talk) 17:03, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Well spotted! Now fixed. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:15, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Have a nice evening --Sargoth (talk) 17:48, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

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File:George Chakravarthi Portrait.jpgEdit

Thanks for sorting out one of the images I uploaded. I don't know what to do about this one. George Chakravarthi is the subject and photographer of the image, so what do you need?Emerald (talk) 12:24, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Nothing you need to do. Mr Chakravarthi has just this minute confirmed by email, and I have updated the file with the approved ticket tag.--MichaelMaggs (talk) 12:28, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Resurrection by George Chakravarthi.jpgEdit

This image is of a photograph, but you have moved it from a photograph category to a painting one, why? It definitely isn't a painting. Thanks for sorting out the other image!Emerald (talk) 12:31, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

OK, I see now. I have changed it back. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 12:44, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Great, thanks. All done now. Have a great day.Emerald (talk) 12:45, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Pittsburgh SealerEdit

Thank you for robbing us of plenty of content that has not been proven false. Copyright is not a concern because the images were DWs of our Commons files of the seal and COA of Pennsylvania, you should have only deleted those proven not to be true. Fry1989 eh? 15:57, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

I am sorry you disagree, but "not proven false" is not a criterion for hosting content here. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:19, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
I don't believe you are sorry one bit, I believe you are being overly broad in your reasoning to delete. Considering copyright is not of concern for these files, and only 2 out of over 50 images have been proven untrue, there was no valid reason to delete them all. And I find it ironic for you to state that you don't wish to "impugn the good faith of the uploader" when that is exactly what you have done by deleting all of them based on only 2 images that are false. They should be evaluated individually. Fry1989 eh? 19:07, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #145Edit


Hi MichaelMaggs. I see he didn't inform you, but Odder reverted your closure. Odder, will you never learn to contact people first... Trijnsteltalk 18:40, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

I just saw. Thanks for letting me know! --MichaelMaggs (talk) 18:44, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
BTW, Mentifisto already assigned the rights to INeverCry. Trijnsteltalk 18:41, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
No need to do anything unless there is a complete turnaround in the next few hours. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 18:44, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Laurelle MehusEdit

This was originally 11 DRs, one for each image. I combined them for our convenience in making comments -- I thought I had captured all of the original comments, but I might have missed yours -- sorry. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 19:29, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

No problem. I was a little confused, but didn't think it was worth following though what had happened. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 19:31, 15 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi, The link you edited [1] goes to a dead tool. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:59, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Works for me, though there is someimes a delay after hitting the submit button. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 22:37, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

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Request to post of one of your photographs on FacebookEdit

Dear Mr. Maggs,

I am interested in posting this picture of yours on my Facebook account, giving proper attribution. May I do this?

Yours respectfully,



Yes, that's absolutely fine. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 09:59, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

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Globally locked users may not create pages on this wikiEdit

Of course they can't but you were the one who was blanking the page. I am going to restore it. -- Rillke(q?) 23:56, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

AN/V reportEdit

MichaelMaggs (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user, cf. Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:State Emergency Service of Ukraine (MChS) Mil Mi-8MTV picking up water near Nezhin.jpg, please close this account. –Be..anyone (talk) 01:47, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

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