User talk:MichaelMaggs

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Dear Michael,

Could you tell me what would be the best way to rename some files? Under tips is mentioned ː {{rename|the_new_name|numeric_reason_for_renaming}} How does it work? Kind regards Erik onlysilenceOnlysilence (talk) 21:18, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Dear Erik, renaming (sometimes called 'moving') is something that only certain users such as administrators can do. There is a special tag that you can apply to files which acts as a request for an administrator to do the renaming for you. But rather than doing that it would probably be easier for you simply to ask me here, and if there is no objection I'd be happy to do it. Could you let me know which files you'd like renamed and why? All the best, --MichaelMaggs (talk) 21:39, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Michael, I would like to add the name in the files, as many people don't know who is the author of the work. Ex "A gap of silence" : Erik Pevernagie.jpg; "A paper boat made my dream"ː Erik Pevernagie.jpg Thank you for help. Erik onlysilenceOnlysilence (talk) 22:47, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi Erik, I don't think that would be possible, I'm afraid. Although renaming requests by the original uploader are normally allowed, simply adding a name to the title of large numbers of files would most likely be seen by many editors as too self-promotional. There's also the problem that title changes cannot easily be done in bulk (at least by the vast majority of editors), and the task would take a volunteer a lot of time. Your name as author is of course immediately visible to anyone who looks on the Commons page, and that's the standard way that authors are attributed on this site. So I'm sorry I can't help in this case. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 07:51, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, Michael. Have a good day. Onlysilence (talk) 13:11, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Michael, There is something strange with File:Sorry unsufficient funds goodbye.jpg About block and unblock. Could you have a look? Thank youOnlysilence (talk) 15:19, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

@Onlysilence: Hi Erik, sorry that I've only just noticed your question. I've had a look at the file File:Sorry unsufficient funds goodbye.jpg and at your talk page, but I can't see the problem you've noted. Could you explain in a little more detail please? Where exactly do I need to look? MichaelMaggs (talk) 07:21, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Use of a public domain-licensed photo of yours in a video published on YouTubeEdit

Hello, I want to let you know I used your image of particle tracks of a proton-antiproton interaction at 540 GeV in a video I just published on YouTube. The video is at; it is an interview with my friend Bob Stryk, who holds a Ph.D. in nuclear science from the University of Minnesota. He talks about using the Van de Graaff accelerator at the U while getting his doctorate. Your photo is the title plate for the "Computers and Particle Physics" chapter of the video.

I have a cutline on the title plate itself that says "Photo by Michael Maggs" and further information about it in the credits at the end. I'll also be adding your caption for it, along with credits and a link to the Public Domain license, to my list of images and resources on my personal Website at I can't cut a link directly from my video plate to your Wikipedia page because YouTube does not allow publishers to link to domains they don't own.

Thank you for allowing your photo to be used; it helps enhance the quality of my work to have it included. I hope you get a chance to watch the video, I think you might enjoy it.

Jennifer McDermott

Thanks for letting me know. It's good to hear the picture was useful. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 12:38, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Photos Erik PevernagieEdit

Dear Michael, I edited Files in Category:Erik Pevernagie - Photos , which have been deleted by Ellin Beltz on September 26

May I ask you to mediate in this matter for undeleting these files, as they are my own and my father's, and I have the sole copyright, as member with SABAM, Belgian Copyright Society. I licensed all under CC BY-SA 3.0. My father, Louis Pevernagie, made 12 photos of me since I was 3 years old until 1969. Other picture were made by myself with help of tripods. Mr Ellin Beltz has deleted them on ground of simple disbelief. Could you please, help me out of this Witch hunt.Erik

History: For each illustration/photo authorship, ownership, date, camera make, have been added in the description. Erik Pevernagie is the sole representative who is in charge of the copyright of the works of Louis Pevernagie according SABAM, official copyright association. Onlysilence (talk) 21:20, 5 September 2015 (UTC) Somehow I cannot really believe in "his automatic exposure Sony camera", as stated in the description of many of that files. --A.Savin 23:17, 5 September 2015 (UTC) The author assures he has good experience in automatic exposures with manageable tripods and often uses MeFOTO RoadTrip Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Kit or MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Kit. Onlysilence (talk) 14:32, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Deleted: Some of the photos dated back to age 3. The claims of this whole pile of family snaps being "selfies" is unbelievable and under COM:PRP they were deleted. Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:09, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your help. Erik Onlysilence (talk) 21:22, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

@Onlysilence: Hello Erik. Yes, I'm happy to look at this and try to help out. I'm away for a few days but should be able to work on it over the weekend or early next week. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 13:47, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
@Onlysilence: Hello again Erik. I've now had a look at the images that were deleted by Ellin Beltz on 26 September, and I think you must be referring to these: Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Erik Pevernagie - Photos. On the basis of the information she had available to her I think that Ellin was probably right to delete them, as the copyright ownership is not always evident. But I'm confident that we should be able to sort that out for at least some of the pictures, especially those taken personally by your father. We'll need to correspond by email as we did before so that the permissions can be properly recorded on our confidential OTRS system. Once that's done I should be able to recover at least some of the images for you. You won't need to upload them again.
Before we start, I just wanted to check that it's OK for me to refer to the images by the names you used when you uploaded them. If I referred to, say, "File:Erik Pevernagie with colleagues.jpg", would you know which one I am talking about even though you can't see the actual image online any more? Or will you need to see the actual images in order to know which is which? MichaelMaggs (talk) 12:59, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

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