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Senator2029





Thanks for the barnstar[edit]

Thank you for giving me a barnstar. I really didn’t think it would, but it means a lot to me! Ariadacapo (talk) 12:04, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

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,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2012 Picture of the Year contest.

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 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 second round of 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 were 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.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

This Picture of the Year vote notification was delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:23, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Senator2029,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

Thanks,
the Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

Delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:00, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Irrationally large SVG image[edit]

Hi Senator2029, you have marked my image “Welcome in sixteen languages.svg” as being “irrationally large.” I understand this and other drawbacks of the method used by me, and would really like to use the SVG <text> element thus reducing file size, making text searchable, etc.

On the other hand I want this image to look exactly as it does now and therefore cannot rely on the Wikimedia SVG fonts. The following fonts would be needed but aren’t present: “Gentium Plus” (or some other version of “Gentium”) for Latin and Cyrillic text; “FZKaiS-Extended” for simplified Chinese; “全字庫正楷體” for traditional Chinese; “EPSON 正楷書体M” for Japanese; and “Symbola” for the hand. (“Scheherazade” for Arabic is there.)

The SVG solution with the <text> element would be to define an SVG font in the same file using the SVG <‌font> element and its sub-elements (<glyph>, <hkern>, etc.). This is certainly feasible, but it would take me a long time to get it right — what is most difficult is to exclude redundant font information from the original fonts while retaining everything that is required for this image. As I do not want my efforts to be a waste of time my question is: Does the current MediWiki rendering software display embedded SVG fonts correctly? —LiliCharlie (talk) 16:34, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

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File tagging File:Security Now.jpg[edit]

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Categories removed from File:Brokaw Bullet.jpg[edit]

Hi, thanks for your comment on my talk page. First, my edit to the image file followed the categorisation of two additional images of the Brokaw Bullet, that were previously only crudely categorised as "Aircraft". I assume that you are already familiar with the Wikimedia Commons policy article on Categories, in which the section COM:OVERCAT is located. The article explains how the primary purpose of categorising here is to facilitate the finding of files via a hierarchical schema (as opposed to a flat keyword schema). In the case of the subject image, Three-wheeled motor vehicles is inappropriate, because the Brokaw Bullet (eventually) comes under Aircraft, which already comes under Vehicles, and an aircraft is not classified as a motor vehicle anyway. Vehicles in Florida is inappropriate, because the image is already categorised as a type of vehicle, and the location is in a category under Florida. Blue and white aircraft is inappropriate, because it does not satisfy the aim of being able to find files; if that category is ever populated with all blue and white aircraft images (many thousands), it would not be easy for anyone to find what they might be seeking. In this case, and in the next few minutes, I plan to categorise the three Brokaw Bullet images into the more precise method we use for most aircraft images, and if you apply Category:Blue and white aircraft, I doubt that it would materially help anyone without the knowledge already contained in the category tree, such as aircraft make/model, configuration, registration, and exact location. Many people apply the categories of colour to aircraft images, and we often tolerate them to avoid conflicts, but the above parameters for aircraft makes colour redundant. If the subject were an item with no other useful context (eg blue and white balls), they might have a purpose, but not for aircraft in a highly defined schema for aircraft images. I hope this helps you understand my rationale. There are many aircraft images needing basic or comprehensive categorising, and I'm sure we would all welcome your assistance in categorising, eg all those that (should) come under Florida Air Museum.PeterWD (talk) 11:51, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

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19:31, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

An update on the File metadata cleanup drive[edit]

Hello Senator2029,

I wanted to thank you for offering to help with the File metadata cleanup drive on Commons. We now have numbers to measure the amount of Commons files missing machine-readable information. Most of the files here have a license template, but there still about 500,000 remaining files (out of 24 million) missing an {{information}} template, and that's where your help would be invaluable.

We're currently trying to find groups of files whose description pages are alike, so that we can use bots to automatically take that information and put it into an information template. If you still want to help, it would be great if you could look at the list of files and see if you can find such groups. You can also use the no_information tool to limit the results by uploader, or the first characters of the file name; this can help identify batch uploads.

Once you find groups of files with information in the same order or format, you can add a section to the bot requests page, so that a bot can go through them and fix them all automatically (or you can do it yourself if you have a bot, or with VisualFileChange).

In 10 days, we've already managed to add information templates to over 10% of the 500,000 remaining files. I'm hoping you can help us keep this momentum and get through the rest so we can get rid of this backlog once and for all :)

Thank you, and I wish you happy end-of-year holidays if you celebrate them! Guillaume (WMF) (talk) 19:13, 23 December 2014 (UTC)