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Hmmmm, I'm wondering how to contact Richard001. I'd like to credit you as the photographer for one of your pics that you placed in the public domain. We are going to use it in a textbook. If you would like us to include your name and there is some way you can contact me through wiki-whatever, let me know. If I need to put my email up here let me know that and I will. Thanks, and thanks for the great pics!

Users byEdit

Hi. What to do with Category:Wikipedians by country? This is of course not wikipedia, but commons ;-). Lycaon (talk) 12:11, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

That's a good question. I'm not sure really. Some people here are Wikipedians and some are not. Since they are all users here as well I guess we could put it in Category:Users by location too, and maybe each subcategory as a subcat of each country category. It's difficult because now with the unified login Wikimedia projects are becoming closely connected, so many people, myself included, are really 'Wikimedians', participating in several projects. Perhaps it should be changed to 'Wikipedians by location', and given similar treatment to 'Users by location', but each category needs to have a clear description of what it is for. Richard001 (talk) 00:48, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi Richard001,
as you seem not to have re-uploaded a correctly named version of Image:Image Mahuharbour.jpg, I've replaced your speedy-tag by a rename command. That's the easier way (bot done), for next time. --Túrelio (talk) 07:47, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Boobook ImageEdit

Hi Richard, can't tell you the exact address, but was photographed at Karen Baird's (Kiwi Wildlife Tours) former guest-house (I think she has since sold it and moved on?) Aviceda (talk) 02:11, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Naturalist on the River AmazonEdit

For commons, I'd crop the caption. But I'd suggest also nominating at the somewhat friendlier (to engravings) waters of en:WP:FPC, where the caption should probably stay in. Commons is multi-lingual, en-wiki isn't =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:13, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Best of luck! Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:14, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Reply ForoaEdit

See User_talk:Foroa#Deletion_of_category_redirects and Commons:Category_redirects_suck. --Foroa (talk) 07:00, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

For images that are part of a seriesEdit

Hi Richard, just a comment about you "to do" for images that are part of a series. I use in particular for plants, a gallery at the page of the image so that one can see which other photos there are of the same plant. This is also for the situation that I have made an error in the naming of the plant it is clear which other photos should be corrected as well. An example is at Image:Cotoneaster_salicifolius_A.jpg --Wouter (talk) 12:09, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

I wouldn't actually go to the extent of adding all images of a species. In some cases it is possible, but in others there are far too many images to do this. Also, such galleries can quickly become dated if new images are uploaded. I like the idea of using thumbnails though. For a small number of images whose number is fixed, e.g. plates from a book, it seems a good display option. Richard001 (talk) 23:41, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Image:Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae vocalizations.oggEdit

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Geocoding yourselfEdit

You asked about geocoding userpages a while ago on Commons:Geocoding. Check out Commons:Geocode Users and feel free to give your input at the village pump. --Dschwen (talk) 17:03, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Nice. Richard001 (talk) 02:20, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Image:Rhipidura fuliginosa vocalizations.oggEdit

I'm sorry, but the ticket is only for this movie, not for his other movies. If you want to use his other movies, you'll have to e-mail him.
Cheers, Kameraad Pjotr 15:43, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Image:Two House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) feeding from hand.JPGEdit

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Category questionsEdit

This is a simple and humble thank you for asking me about the differences in the categories before doing anything with them. It is refreshing and in my opinion a really good approach to use when working with people is the intention.

I still hold onto an idea that the very wrong merge can be unmerged. There was no concensus and so far no individual willing to claim responsibility for it. That is not the reason I am here though.

I am here for the simple thank you. Thank you. -- carol (talk) 09:33, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Olive ThrushEdit

Thanks for letting me know, Richard. I'm glad we've got a better one than my blurry effort. I put the one you found in the taxobox instead of that ugly painting. Zimmerman, Turner, and Pearson's Birds of Kenya says nothing about sexual dimorphism. I suspect the difference in underpart color between that photo and mine is because they're different subspecies, sometimes considered different species. —JerryFriedman (talk) 21:59, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Bird videosEdit

There are over 200 in the Bird videos category and I think that it will help of the very large category was sub-divided into subcategories, so I have added a subdirectory for the parrots, and the subcategory is listed on page 2 of the "Bird videos" category. A file should not appear in both the directory and subdirectory, so I have removed the parrots from the Bird videos category, which makes it smaller and easier to view. There is potential for more subdirectories, but I can not easily identify bird families as easily as with the parrots. I have noticed that videos are becoming easier to find and so I think that the "Bird videos" category will need organising before it reaches 1000s. Snowmanradio (talk) 09:18, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

I think once you get over 200 files it's time to think about subcats. My bird taxonomy is very poor so I wouldn't be the best person to consult on how to subdivide it though; maybe something to ask about at WikiProject Birds. Richard001 (talk) 23:51, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
Someone mentioned your name with reference to this topic, see my talk page. Snowmanradio (talk) 23:58, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Video formatsEdit

I have found two bird videos on flickr and I have been thinking for several days about how to change them to a format for commons. Do you have any suggestions? Snowmanradio (talk) 09:45, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

I asked about this myself at the village pump. I haven't managed to do it myself yet though. I'll let you know if I have some success. Richard001 (talk) 23:50, 11 December 2008 (UTC)


Just a brief note to let you know that the two photos of "Blue Seedeaters" currently featuerd on your frontpage are incorrectly identified. More here (just in case, "BB" = Blue-black). • Rabo³ • 00:55, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Category:The Malay ArchipelagoEdit

Sorry, no, I didn't realise it was a book, I thought it was one of those geographical categories that get spammed into various bird images (like Cat:Birds of India, etc). Thanks for spotting and restoring it! - MPF (talk) 21:18, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

"Maybe I should rename it with the suffix "(book)" to avoid this confusion" - yep, that would probably be a good idea! Or alternatively [Category:Wallace's "The Malay Archipelago"]. I'd not have removed it if it had been so before. - MPF (talk) 22:19, 23 January 2009 (UTC)
Requested move. Richard001 (talk) 22:41, 23 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi. How are you? I don't know what to comment on, but was wondering if you could be my friend?--God'sGirl94 (talk) 17:06, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

sorry. It's just that I don't know what to do. Could you help me?--God'sGirl94 (talk) 14:42, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

what sort of things can I do?--God'sGirl94 (talk) 17:10, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

gee, that's a lot of info. I'll do my best to learn it, though.-- 17:53, 13 February 2009 (UTC)


Thanks. I contribute texts often because I am involved in Wikisource. The mess was starting to irritate me, so I spent nearly a full day cleaning up and rolling out new category structures. Hesperian 05:49, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Juvenile Australian KoelEdit

Hi Richard, thanks for spotting my omission, the bird feeding the Koel is a Magpie-Lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) Aviceda (talk) 04:43, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Category:Mobbing behaviourEdit

Sorry, it seemed superfluous, as well as being linguistically divisive in a place where language division should be avoided as far as possible - MPF (talk) 09:39, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Birds of Xxxx (country) categoriesEdit

Hi Richard - I'm not really sure what the policy is on these, which is why I've not (yet) listed them for deletion. But the two things that are conspicuous, first that the 'well-managed' species (those with a Taxonavigation box and IUCN link, etc.) generally don't have any list of country categories, and second, that the way they have been added is highly haphazard. The logic is to see what it would look like if it were complete; widespread species (e.g. Falco peregrinus) would end up with a list of 100 or more categories appended, and conversely, many tropical countries have bird lists well in excess of a thousand species, so the relevant 'birds of country' category would be unmanageable. The inevitable conclusion is that it isn't a good way of doing things, which is why I tend to remove them when I run across them. Probably it would be a good idea to nominate them for deletion, though two at least (Cat:Birds of Pakistan and Cat:Birds of India) appear to have devotees who would just recreate them. A far better method is to have national species lists on the various wikipedias (which mostly exist already), rather than duplicating effort at commons. Any thoughts yourself? - MPF (talk) 08:57, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

File:Accipiter gentilis 1672.OGGEdit

Howdy, Richard! I have added the squirrel species. It is the Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). So, thank you. Teacoolish (talk) 11:39, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Ladybird DuplicatesEdit

Hi, R001,
Looks like the duplicate image has already been deleted. I'm still finding my feet here, but the {{dupe}} tag is one I freely admit I should have familiarised myself with before I started uploading bug pix. Big thank you for your help and guidance!
--Shirt58 (talk) 11:41, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

rename mapEdit

Hey Richard, I just created my first map, but I realize now that I should have named it differently. I have marked it for renaming ( ) Could you please approve it by clicking the link on the page (as you are one of the wikimedia trusted users)? Then hopefully the bot will rename it soon! Thank you! --Reyps (talk) 11:13, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Didn't realize they had made me a trusted user. I still can't do anything though, it seems... Richard001 (talk) 00:14, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
You can. The file move feature is currently disabled due to issues with it. However, you can tag the image for a rename and a bot will come along and rename. Now that there is a {{rename}} tag on the image, all you have to do is to make a null edit. Be sure you are the last contributor to the file in question. Otherwise, it won't work. After some days/months, BetacommandBot (talk · contribs) should do it. --Kanonkas(talk) 00:30, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for having a look at this guys. Have one of you clicked the link yet? Will it state that its been approved and waiting for the bot? Cheers --Reyps (talk) 20:04, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Done now, the bot should move it soon. Sorry for the slow response, have been pretty busy the last couple of weeks. Richard001 (talk) 08:35, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

A History of the Birds of New ZealandEdit

I think that I have almost loaded all illustrations, the trouble is that the site where it was published is sometimes very, very slow at loading pages, which makes it a real pain to go through and double check. I have left all the images with the license from that site, rather than PD to save any squabbles over whether these are just mechanical exact replicas of the original work, and because the organisation deserves recognition for not doing what many do with PD images and claim copyright, but instead make them available with a very open license (CC-BY_SA-3.0-NZ) which should be valid almost everywhere.
I have some trouble with identifying what the modern scientific names of some of the illustrations are, possibly because some are not now considered separate species, it would be great if someone could check that I've given them the right categories. I will probably post a note to en:wikiprojectBirds when I think everything is loaded, and ask them to check.
I am still looking for a copy of the 1st edition, especially a list of the plates and other illustrations. I may have to make a visit to the national library to look at their copy. The number of images uploaded for that edition is quite small and I've seen variously 32 and 36 being listed for the number of plates. They are hand painted over lithographs and considered works of art. Also I haven't really looked for images from the supplement.
I want to keep the images of the Plates as is, and make separate files of enhanced/cleaned-up versions for display in other bird articles etc (whereas these ones are most suitable for illustrating articles about the book or Buller etc). There may in fact be higher resolution versions of some plates available elsewhere that suit that purpose as well. :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 00:54, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Papilio dardanus emerging.ogg may be deletedEdit

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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Richard001!

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:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


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:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 00:18, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Sorted. Richard001 (talk) 02:18, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

question about imagesEdit

Hi, I am looking for images of hares for a book. I found Ethiopian highland hare images you uploaded, with the photographer identified as jkerb.

My publisher is concerned about the source of these images. Do you know jkerb? Or, were these from Flickr or some other source. thanks for any help.

Susan Lumpkin


Not sure if you received a reply elsewhere but I'll reply for Richard001, just in case. Those images were transferred from Flickr to Commons. They are available under the Creative Commons Attribution license. You are allowed to use the image as long as you follow the requirements of that license. It should be sufficient to cite it as "jtkerb" and then provide a link to his Flickr profile page or the image on his Flickr page. You also need to mention the license. It's courteous to additionally ask jtkerb for his full name and to inform him of your use of his/her image, though this is not required by the license. More information can be found at Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia#Images mahanga (talk) 03:57, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
I replied by email btw. Richard001 (talk) 21:49, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Video draftEdit

Hello, I noticed your User:Richard001/Commons:Video draft. I think existing documentation on video converting and uploading can be improved. Let me know what ideas you have for it and I'll try to get something started. mahanga (talk) 03:57, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Basically just an elaboration on some of the ideas I've put down. The video converting page needs to be improved, and a summary of it would go on this page. Richard001 (talk) 21:52, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
I've started on a preliminary draft of this, available at User:Mahanga/sandbox. I'm still working on it, but I wanted to let you know first. What do you think so far? Any suggestions? Feel free to make any changes. mahanga (talk) 16:46, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Name for photo creditEdit

We'd like to use one of your photos in a magazine. What name should we use? Regards, philippa at

Richard Wilde. Richard001 (talk) 04:37, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Removal of copyright from image without permissionEdit

Hi Richard. Please follow this link to one of my Photos

You will see if you scroll down that a user named Guoguo12 removed my copyright text and then re-published my photo. Dam cheek!

Please if you can, delete this updated version

Thank you.

M P Goodey.

That's perfectly within the copyright license. We prefer photos without watermarks. They can still see who the author is by looking on the file's page. Richard001 (talk) 01:48, 10 July 2012 (UTC)


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File tagging File:Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) dance.jpgEdit

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Araripe ManakinEdit

Hello, Sir Richard.

I've realized that you uploaded a file, which is a foto of the "Araripe Manakin".

However, unfortunatelly, the pic you uploaded is a foto of a female manakin.

The question is:

I live in the town which is the only home of such bird (Barbalha), and considering the copyright politics of the Wikipedia, I don't have any conditions to upload a foto of the male "Araripe Manakin". That picture would help me a lot in the task of building my hometown's wikipedia article.

So, because of these facts, I decided to ask you about the possibility of you upload that picture. Please, if you could do it, it would be very kind of you.

So, since you simply read this, I thank you.

Sincerely, Arthur A. L. e Silva.

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