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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Simon Burchell!

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.

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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").

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CategorizationBot (talk) 10:58, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Autopatrol givenEdit

Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This has no effect on your editing, it is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones like yours. In addition, you can now share images from Flickr using the UploadWizard, batch-upload up to 500 files with UploadWizard instead of 50 and upload freely licensed audio files in the MP3 format. Thank you. ZooFari 23:22, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks ZooFari. Best regards, Simon Burchell (talk) 09:07, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

File moveEdit

I just realized that the move of that monument head file was a minor mistake on my part. According to Commons:File renaming#Which files should not be renamed? (3), the conflicting file on the local wiki should be renamed and not the one here. I guess we just learned something together. ;) INeverCry 23:23, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Oops. Obvious when you think about it really. Thanks for the move anyway. Best regards, Simon Burchell (talk) 23:29, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

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Affected:

And also:

File:Cipatli trim.pngEdit

 
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Katepanomegas (talk) 02:19, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

BMEdit

Ok, then you should revert the categorization: Room 27 should be in "Mesoamerica artifacts..." non viceversa. Then you can move the items to one or another. --Sailko (talk) 20:43, 14 March 2013 (UTC)


Please see Category talk:St. Luke's Church, Milland (interior). --Túrelio (talk) 15:50, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, I've replied on the talk page. All the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 22:55, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Category:Maya_artifactsEdit

Odysseus1479 (talk) 22:18, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Image Permissions InquiryEdit

I am working on behalf of a non-profit museum in Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S. called The CENTER for PUPPETRY ARTS. We are interested in acquiring the license rights to your image at this link:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Simon_Burchell#/media/File:Bilbao_1.jpg . The image will be used in an exhibition on permanent display for their global wing highlighting the history and celebration of the art of puppetry worldwide.

I wanted to confirm if this use comes under the creative commons license or do we need to license the image directly from you.We would also require the largest file size you have available. If you can get back to me via email tara@farrellconlan.com how best to move forward I would appreciate it.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

My very best,

Tara

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Tara Farrell Clearance Supervisor

Hi Tara, I have release this photo under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3 license, and you are free to reuse it, so long as you attribute it to me. Note that this photo was scanned from a hard copy, so this is the highest available resolution - if I can dig out the original, I could scan it in a higher resolution, if that helps, but I can't really vouch for the quality of the result... Simon Burchell (talk) 14:51, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

An update from Wiki Loves Monuments UKEdit

Thank you for taking part in Wiki Loves Monuments UK  
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Commons:Photo challenge/2017 - November - Graves and CemeteriesEdit

Hi Simon Burchell, thanks for adding so many interesting photos to the contest. However, as explained on the contest page, there is a limit of four entries per photographer. Regards, AFBorchert (talk) 07:48, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Oops, missed that. Thanks for letting me know so quickly, otherwise I would have flooded the page with new uploads! All the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 09:40, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Chakok'ot reference for what is today San Jose Petén Guatemala - along the shores of Lake Petén Itza.Edit

Hey Simon,

Took your Chakok'ot reference...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_conquest_of_Pet%C3%A9n#/media/File:Lake_Peten_Itza_at_conquest_1697.gif

...over to some Maya Itza friends in San Jose and they don't verify your Chakok'ot reference and instead gave me the Maya phrase for 'Place of Carozo' a type of palm that grows here. Am not surprised at all about this for lots of reasons and we can discuss that privately, if you like. Can you please share where you found this Chakok'ot reference and please feel free to message me chakokot@ladanta.org

Happy Friday and Thanks so Much for your Awesome Contributions! —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 190.148.39.71 (talk) 21:22, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Chakok'ot is given as a name at the location of San José in Grant D. Jones The Conquest of the Last Maya Kingdom on a map on page 17. Note that the name is usually spelled Chakokot in English language publications. Also, Chakokot was not at the current location of San José (which was a reduction settlement established by the Spanish) but rather at the archaeological site lying some 2km to the east of Motul de San José. Antonia Foias makes many references to Chakokot in Motul de San José: Politics, History, and Economy in a Classic Maya Polity, and Matthew Moriarty has also published a couple of articles covering the site, Entre el centro y la periferia en la tierra de los Señores "Ik": Investigaciones recientes en sitios satélites de Motul de San José, Petén, 2005 and Settlement Archaeology at Motul de San José, Petén, Guatemala. Preliminary Results from the 1998-2003 Seasons, 2004.
All the best, Simon Burchell (talk) 21:56, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Groovy - thanks so much for the clarification, Simon. Seeing as how the current location of San Jose is a post-colonial reduction settlement, do you feel it is reasonable to postulate that whatever name Maya Itza name San Jose is being given is conqueror-defined/invented and not of Maya Itza origin? Or do you lean in favor of what the elder Maya Itza in San Jose are calling it, 'Ix Tutz' or 'the place of corozo' as it's authentic Maya name? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 190.148.39.71 (talk) 22:37, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

I am sure the Spanish would not have given it a Maya name; they would, and indeed did, give it a Spanish name (San José). Ixtutz is a fairly common Maya placename type (there is another Ixtutz near Dolores); many Maya place names are named after distinctive local vegetation etc. As to how old that name is, it is impossible to say, without diving headfirst into colonial records to see if it was recorded early on by the Spanish. A point in favour is that the corozo is a native tree, not an introduced tree. Simon Burchell (talk) 08:01, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

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