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Picture of the Year 2013 R1 AnnouncementEdit

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!Edit

 
2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 1 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

Thanks,
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Original captionEdit

The photo "Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces in Battle of Shanghai 1937.jpg" was taken by unknown photographer and does not actually have the original caption; it was the author of the book who added the caption for his book. The photo has been used in many places with added captions; I therefore use the description from the current version of the photo on Wikimedia Commons. STSC (talk)

The photo was taken by a Japanese photographer to be published by the Japanese Navy (probably for war propaganda). So we have to keep original caption. Probably you want to use this image to prove the usage of chemical weapon by Japanese Army during the Battle of Shanghai. But unfortunately this image is irrelevant of chemical attacks. As long as I understand, both China and Japan had chemical weapons and both sides used it in the Secpmd Somp-Japanese War. I read a document that says the Shanghai Naval Landing Force had chemical weapons in 1945. However I couln't find any documents and any reliable sources that says this unit had it during the Battle of Shanghai. In the Battle of Shanghai, both side had information that their enemies (China and Japan) had chemical weapon. So Chinese side send the Student Coprs of the Chemical Shool to Shanghai, Japanese side also used gas masks. As you know, the Shanghai Naval Landing Force was the garrison of Shanghai International Settlement and their primary duty was the defence of Shanghai International Settlement, where were densely inhabited area. The Chinise officials and Chinese amateur webcites created and are creating forged caption and pasted and are pasting them to published Japanese photographs, and their forgeries were reveled. They lost faces and people start thinking that even the usage of chemical weapon might be forgery. It's dangerous. We have to prove some event not by forged caption but with document and reliable sources. In conclusion, your cheating actions are harmful not only for readers of Wikipedia but also for history. Thank you. Takabeg (talk) 14:40, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
P.S. If you continue to remove original captions, we have to go to Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems. You must understand taht I dont't reject your adding alternative claims with Identifying reliable sources. I hope you understand us. Thank you. Takabeg (talk) 14:47, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

COM:ANU#File:Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces in Battle of Shanghai 1937.jpgEdit

The dispute over this file's description page is discussed at COM:ANU. Thanks. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 23:24, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Heads up on some informationEdit

The administrator who has started Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#File:Japanese_Special_Naval_Landing_Forces_in_Battle_of_Shanghai_1937.jpg (とある白い猫) has stated on IRC in #wikimedia-commons in relation to that discussion:

"I want to stab someone"

This administrator has been very vocal on conduct on IRC -- he claims that saying "bullshit" is harassment, but he obviously doesn't have the same thought of expressing to an open channel that he wishes to stab someone.

I am not getting involved in the nexus of that dispute at AN/U, but neither should this editor/admin. From here on out he should see himself as unnecessarily involved and should no longer use the tools in relation to you, or that file, given his "I want to stab someone" inflammatory commentary. 85.234.150.42 23:02, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Anti-Christian movement.jpgEdit

 
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