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thanks for thatEdit

thanks - I do hope you reverted the item - there are indeed mistakes at times JarrahTree (talk) 20:41, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of Possible_geometric_interpretation_of_IM_67118.pdfEdit

The file mentioned in the subject heading was in use in the Wikipedia article IM 67118, and has just been deleted. I now see that there was an alert sent a month ago to my Wikimedia Commons talk page about the proposed deletion, but I somehow failed to notice it. As far as I can tell, there was no alert in my Wikipedia account. I didn't realize I should have been checking for alerts in Wikimedia Commons as well. At any rate, the article is now missing a key figure. How should I proceed? My apologies for the trouble my inattention has caused. Will Orrick (talk) 03:38, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

@Will Orrick: I've undeleted the file for now - I somehow missed that it was in use. If possible, the diagram should be in .SVG format rather than .PDF format - the MediaWiki software doesn't thumbnail PDFs very well. It looks like you created it in TeX; there may be a package to allow export directly to SVG, or you could use Inkscape to do the conversion. If you're able to do that, just upload the SVG as a new file and replace it in the article, then let me know and I'll then delete the unneeded PDF.
As for not being alerted, that's curious. You should have gotten a notification (the bell icon) about a new talk page message. Go to en:Special:Preferences and see if the "Show notifications from other wikis" button is checked. You can also go to Special:Preferences here on Commons and enable emails for talk page messages. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 04:03, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for restoring the file. My TeX installation doesn't seem to have the capability of producing .svg files directly, so I'll have to investigate your other suggested option. Another question: is it acceptable/desirable to upload the .tex source?
On Wikipedia I am receiving notices from other wikis, but not alerts. Notices and alerts seem to use the same preferences settings. Or am I mistaken about this? The "Show notifications form other wikis" button is checked, and I assume this should apply both to notices and to alerts. Will Orrick (talk) 13:51, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
I discovered a macro that allowed my LaTeX implementation to export .svg, and I have now included that version in the Wikipedia article. The results aren't quite to my liking: the information that the edge labels should are mathematics and should by typeset in in a mathematical font seems to have been lost, and there is a white and gray checkerboard background when I click on the image. But overall, I can live with it. I'm not sure whether some of my problems are due to the fact that the macro I used produced a .css file to accompany the .svg file, which I had to eliminate to get the file to upload. Will Orrick (talk) 17:42, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
@Will Orrick: Very nice work! I made a few changes in Inkscape - italicized the text, added a white background (that checkered background you see is the software indicating that the image has a transparent background), and made it display bigger. Okay to delete the PDF now?
I think you're correct about the notifications. Might be worth a post on en:WP:VP/T where editors more knowledgeable than me could help. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 01:04, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your work on this. You can delete the .pdf now. I've just realized that notifications from other wikis aren't archived on Wikipedia: once you read the message, it no longer appears in your list of read messages. Probably I did receive that alert last month—I must have accidentally marked it as read without reading it. Will Orrick (talk) 14:03, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

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What does "MD" mean?Edit

There is some discussion on the Finnish Wikipedia with regard to this deletion. What does the phrase "by MD" really mean? I gather that English is not the first language of User:E4024, so the sentence probably could be re-phrased like this: "I doubt that the file in question really is "own work" as claimed by the uploader. I have based my assumption on "MD" (a Commons policy? a doctor?) and the fact that the uploader has previously uploaded copyright violations". Since you deleted the file, you must have understood the cryptic abbreviation. --Pxos (talk) 06:48, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi Pi.1415926535! Pxos beat me here, I was going to ask if you wouldn't mind explaining why the image in the DR was deleted? I believe it was a picture of a cat and it was in use on the uploader's user space in Finnish Wikipedia. It didn't seem to be a professional image and according to the user it's his cat. I promised the user that I would ask why it was deleted. -kyykaarme (talk) 07:24, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

That image should not be restored. Original uploader said that image might be taken by him/her, but not sure. So license is invalid. --Vaivihkaa (talk) 08:45, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

I'm honestly not sure what "MD" was supposed to mean in the DR. However, the image was definitely previously published here by 'Tiitus Röholm' - the same author to which the uploader attributed it. The metadata and small size also indicate that the image was taken from a Google search, rather than from the original file. If 'Tiitus Röholm' and User:James Chudrie (who indeed has uploaded several other copyvios) are one and the same, they still need to send OTRS permission because of the previous publication. I apologize for not explaining all of this in my original close. If you are not convinced, feel free to file a UDR to get other eyes on it. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 19:19, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
They are the same, he changed his username from TR to JC. I think I'll advise him to upload another image of his cat if he still wants to upload one, it's simpler that way. It's only for his personal use, but I believe editors are allowed to have a couple of images in their own user space. Thanks for the explanation! -kyykaarme (talk) 20:13, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Gotcha. Yes, a few personal images for userspace use are allowed on Commons for active contributors (as he certainly is). He'd be advised to add it to Category:User page images to make its use more clear. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 20:17, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
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