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giggy (:O) 11:24, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Giggy, I will reply to your question on your talk page. Camaron | Chris (talk) 11:25, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account! (edit for identity verification). Camaron | Chris (talk) 20:18, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Your Flickr reviewer request

Hello. As a result of your request at Commons talk:Flickr images/reviewers, I have added you to the reviewers list. Please see the instructions at Commons:Flickr images/reviewers and add {{user trusted}} to your userpage. Best, Huib talk 16:18, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for putting your trust in me through breaking the deadlock in my favour, I will make sure I follow the instructions. Unfortunately work has hit me since I made the request a month and a half ago, hence I may be a bit inactive for a while, but I am sure I will do some reviewing over Easter. Camaron | Chris (talk) 18:14, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Deleted an image

Hi. You deleted an image of mine, which was not someone else's work (simcity related). Can you point out what copyright laws i violated? Thanks Philly boy92 (talk) 13:50, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

I will respond on your talk page as that was where I originally posted the notice. Camaron · Christopher · talk 19:55, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks

I was going to change that, but forgot it. Thanks! Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 16:16, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome Kanonkas. Camaron · Christopher · talk 18:37, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Merseburger Zaubersprüche.jpg

sose benrenki, sose bluotrenki, sose lidirenki: ben zi bena, bluot zi bluoda, lid zi geliden, sose gelimida sin.

Get well soon! :) Hekerui (talk) 11:45, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Vielen dank. Camaron · Christopher · talk 16:55, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account! CT Cooper · talk 21:30, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Burj_Al_Arab_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai_2.jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Burj_Al_Arab_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai_2.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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84.61.172.89 18:54, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Burj_Al_Arab_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai.jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Burj_Al_Arab_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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84.61.172.89 18:55, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Burj_Al_Arab_from_a_beach_in_Dubai.jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Burj_Al_Arab_from_a_beach_in_Dubai.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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84.61.172.89 18:56, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

I am aware of the FoP situation in the UAE, and I am preparing a response to these deletion requests on an image-by-image basis, as I considered the possibility of an FoP deletion request before uploading. I deliberately didn't upload a large number of Dubai images I have due to lack of FoP in the UAE. It is interesting that these three images have been selected out of all those I have uploaded on Dubai. If it is because they were in Category:Burj Al Arab, you missed one at File:Burj Al Arab from Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa in Dubai 3.jpg. I will say now that if you are planning to nominate more of my uploads, can I ask that you please put them all in one or a few nominations, as you have already been asked by another user on your talk page. Flooding people's talk pages with deletion requests (as has already happened at User talk:LoverOfDubai), as well as overwhelming the deletion requests process, has been considered disruptive in the past. CT Cooper · talk 21:30, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Burj_Al_Arab_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai_3.jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Burj_Al_Arab_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai_3.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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84.61.172.89 07:28, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Burj_Al_Arab_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai_at_night.jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Burj_Al_Arab_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai_at_night.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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84.61.172.89 12:59, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Burj Al Arab from Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa in Dubai.jpg

You have a message on the link..--Common-Man | My Interactions 21:37, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

I have responded. CT Cooper · talk 09:44, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Boxes

Thanks for the boxes link...some changes made..--KALARICKAN | My Interactions 15:22, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. CT Cooper · talk 20:10, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Lover of Dubai

Good job for archiving those. I admit I was sort of waiting to see how high the topic count would go. 235 before you spoilt it :p -mattbuck (Talk) 22:40, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliments. :) I had a few spare minutes in the evening and I saw that it needed doing, and it did look rather odd with users adding templates there weren't loading because there was so many on the page. CT Cooper · talk 10:53, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
The IP apparently doesn't seem willing to just change to a speedy tag, or mass DR. -mattbuck (Talk) 11:06, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
I've not too happy with the way these images are being nominated, as I have tried to calmly say to the user several times. The user was asked by another user at User talk:84.61.172.89 (his/her third to most recent IP address) and then by me on my talk page (see above) to make mass nominations rather than nominating hundreds of files individually, however all these requests have gone nowhere, probably because using a script would not be as easy with a mass DR. It has also been difficult to respond to what are effectively "hit-and-run" copy and paste nominations, with it often left unclear why particular images are being singled out, and the user notably never comes back to clarify their reasoning for an image having FoP issues. I also asked more recently at User talk:84.61.131.141 (the user's second to most recent IP address) to avoid nominating images of the same type that had previously been kept, in that case images showing little more than concrete. CT Cooper · talk 12:44, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
Is there any option to protect those pages...only login users can edit..--KALARICKAN | My Interactions 08:26, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, that is technically possible, though the user's edits are a net positive to the project and most of the nominations are correct, so I don't think any administrator intervention at this point is justified. CT Cooper · talk 11:20, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Just used your image of bus in Dubai

Hi, Christopher,

Many thanks for making your image of the bus at sunset available. I just used it in my blog, Carbon Based, which focuses on climate change adaptation. The URL for the story is here: http://carbon-based-ghg.blogspot.com/2010/11/arab-world-faces-worsening-water-crisis.html

Thank you, this is the first time I've known of someone using my images outside Wikimedia Projects. I am pleased you like the image and thank you for voluntarily providing attribution. I hope to upload more pictures to Commons in future. CT Cooper · talk 19:16, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

UAE-FOP

Hallo CT Cooper,
da du ja auch beträchtlich zur Klärung der UAE-FOP-Frage beigetragen hast: ich habe nun die gesamte Diskussion von dieser Bild-Disku nach Commons talk:Freedom of panorama#Update: UAE FoP situation under dispute kopiert und dort einen Formulierungsvorschlag für die Policy hinterlassen. --Túrelio (talk) 15:50, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

After realizing that you "are" de-1: Hi, as you have considerably contributed to the assessment of the UAE-FOP status, for your information: I've copied the whole discussion from the image talkpage to Commons talk:Freedom of panorama#Update: UAE FoP situation under dispute and have left a wording proposal for the policy page. --Túrelio (talk) 15:53, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
Hallo, Túrelio. Ich lerne Deutsch, aber ich begann erst im Oktober.
I did get the gist of what you were saying though, but I'm not yet ready for advanced discussions in German, particularly on copyright. Thanks for having a go anyway! The biggest problem facing English speakers learning another language is that you never get to have a go as everyone else seems to speak English! I will take a look at the FoP talk page. CT Cooper · talk 16:20, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Welcome

Welcome back...lets wait for the winning announcement of your exams......Captain......Tälk tö me.. 18:56, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome back. Yeah, I hope to do well, though I probably won't get the results till March. CT Cooper · talk 18:59, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

File:Atlantis,_The_Palm_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai_2.jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Atlantis,_The_Palm_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai_2.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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84.61.177.49 16:22, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

File:Atlantis,_The_Palm_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai_3.jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Atlantis,_The_Palm_from_Le_Royal_Méridien_Beach_Resort_and_Spa_in_Dubai_3.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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84.61.177.49 16:23, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Opinion Pls

I would like to have your opinion on Commons:Deletion_requests/File:DSC00109-Jeddah-Hilton.JPG as i cannot understand JCB's 'simple window' term.....Captain......Tälk tö me.. 14:16, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

I think he is referring to the threshold of originality, by arguing that the design of the building is too simple for copyright. I think Jcb's threshold of which something is original enough for copyright are higher than that of many of the community, and if that building is too simple for copyright then so are many of those which have already had pictures of them deleted. Many Dubai buildings for instance contain relatively simple square windows, like this hotel. One big problem that seems to be coming through over FoP related issues is that there is not a great deal of consistency, even among admins, on issues such as de minimis and the threshold of originality. CT Cooper · talk 16:42, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
This means, its a never ending war... as de minimis dont have a bechmarking......Captain......Tälk tö me.. 16:58, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

reviewer status

Hi Cooper, Please check this out.-- Raghith (talk) 17:07, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Hello, Raghith. I see that you have withdrawn your request. To clarify, the point I was making by pointing out your mistake was that it showed that you need more experience with uploading images to Commons and dealing with them before you are ready to be a license reviewer. You know what the licenses are, but that unfortunately is not enough, as the role also often involves dealing with wider copyright issues, of which a good knowledge of how Commons deals with copyright are needed. As was pointed out in the discussion, reviewing your own images is discouraged anyway, so unless you are planning to review the uploads of others, then you should not need reviewer status. For your own uploads, I would recommend leaving to the bot or another reviewer. Please don't be saddened by my oppose; I hope you continue to contribute to Commons. CT Cooper · talk 20:01, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Feedback on Accra Academy files marked for speedy deletion

First and foremost, I appreciate all the assistance that you have offered me in an effort to help me save my uploaded media at commons from being speedily deleted while at the same time, maintaining and/or promoting the quality of information on Wikipedia as a whole, I truly am appreciative.

As per your advice directing me on how to provide a licence/permission for media that I have uploaded to commons, I have decided to go along with option A, as such, I have written to the webmaster of the accraacalumni website requesting him, in a urgent message, to write to permissions-commonswikimedia.org and provide the requisite information in order to maintain my uploaded files on commons. I am hopeful it will work out. Thank you for helping me out.

With regards to my user name on commons, I created osy as my first username, sadly, I was new to wikipedia back then and unfortunately, somehow I forgot the password to my account. I created the username ontoyinsimon some time after that. I have made efforts in the past to have my user account--osy---"reset", this did not work out, instead my ontoyinsimon useraccount was remained to osy(not the real osy) and then linked to the contributions made on my ontoyinsimon user account, without including those made using my first user account--osy. I would be grateful to you if you can help me retrieve the password to my osy account and then move my contributions from ontoyinsimon to Osy; initials to my name---Ontoyin Simon Yin, because I prefer to use it once again.Ontoyinsimon (talk) 12:06, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Okay, hopefully the images will be approved and can stay. There is not much I can do about recovering the Osy account, as it is not in the power of English Wikipedia administrators to recover passwords. Do you have an e-mail address assigned to the Osy account? If the password really cannot be recovered, the English Wikipedia bureaucrats can re-name accounts. They could possibly move the existing Osy account to a random name, and move your existing Ontoyinsimon account to the name Osy. You might want to go to the w:Wikipedia:Bureaucrats noticeboard for advice. CT Cooper · talk 14:20, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

When you return..

Please have a look at this DR's as i got confused over the keep statements, perhaps you may have a clear knowledge in this regard

  1. Commons:Deletion requests/File:Essaouira.jpg
  2. Commons:Deletion requests/File:Agadir 23.01.2011 16-39-35.JPG

--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 03:59, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Both closures I find rather bizarre. I will try and look into it when I have finished my exams tomorrow. CT Cooper · talk 13:30, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
This also..File:Burj_Dubai.JPG--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 03:37, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
Okay, here are my opinions on all three images.
For File:Essaouira.jpg, I would guess by looking at the building that it is probably public domain from its age, and so I would be nice and go for Symbol keep vote.svg weak keep on this image. However, it can be argued that without proof that the building is public domain, "significant doubt" exists on if it is free, so it could be deleted per the precautionary principle. The closure reason given at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Essaouira.jpg doesn't make much sense to me, given that the building is not that generic compared to those that have been deleted in the past, and I'm not sure why a curved building should be treated any differently from a straight one. The overall complexity of the building with the shutter, window, and top balcany design probably would be enough to push it into being copyrighted. It is also news to me that "long standing practice" on this, since I have had to argue with established users on deleting pictures of concrete shells of buildings under construction, and there appear to be plenty of other admins which take a stricter view on de minimis and the threshold of originality than is being by the admins featured in these cases.
For File:Agadir 23.01.2011 16-39-35.JPG, this is unlikely to be public domain but the case for this building not meeting the threshold of originality is stronger than the one above. Given that the part of the building being focused on shows little more than a white wall with concrete, again I would probably go for Symbol keep vote.svg weak keep here.
For File:Burj Dubai.JPG, I have to say the way these deletion requests have been handled leaves a lot to be desired. I agree with the more recent nominator that the consensus to undelete was very weak, with at least one of the three users supporting undeletion making irrelevant arguments. We have a saying on the English Wikipedia called "consensus can change", and challenging the consensus as the third nomination did, is not inappropriate. In my view, none of the arguments in the third nomination in favour of keeping the image stand up to scrutiny. I would go for Symbol delete vote.svg Delete, as it is pretty clear that the Burj Khalifa is the subject of the photo - it is smack in the middle of it and is being clearly focused on, with the camera clearly being tilted towards it. The buildings around the Burj Khalifa appear to be incidental and hence de minimis, but the Burj Khalifa itself is not. This is different from File:Downtown Burj Dubai and Business Bay, seen from Safa Park.jpg where it is clearly a skyline photo with no focus on any individual building, so all the buildings are de minimis. Jcb's closing argument makes no sense to me at all. De minimis is for cases where copyrighted material is incidentally included. If the photographer deliberately pointed and adjusted the camera up to capture the entire building, then it is clearly not incidental, as the photograph was taken with the clear intention of capturing that copyrighted work. A users opinion on "ugliness" is not relevant to copyright law. CT Cooper · talk 16:35, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the analyse, as i got a doubt on the first 2 images, so that i decided to ask you..as jcb is closing every FOP issues as de minimis..and filing user problem with these kind of DR's.. I think jcb is closing every hole in commons to me so that i cannot complaint against his attitude towards DR closings in future..Can this community can stop jcb from closing FOP related DR's as he is not experienced in dealing with such DR's??--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 03:52, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
There isn't a lot that can be done about it, given that Jcb doesn't seem to have changed his approach that much since he was last discussed on the administrators noticeboard, and still has an overly liberal approach towards the threshold of originality and de minimis. Probably the best is to re-nominate images for deletion after a suitable time has past, and find someone else that agrees with you to re-nominate them again. CT Cooper · talk 13:35, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
Sadly, nobody else don't want to fire-up the DR again, as all the opposing users will again have a joint fight, similar is happened on many occations and even admin warned me that i am alone in the DR's....there are users available to have a joint work for rescuing a copyrighted picture from being deleted, I got 2 admins who is protecting copyrighted images without much reasons...--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 15:22, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
I think it is best to leave the questionable DR results for the time being, perhaps to a time in which dealing with FOP issues is a little more settled than it is now - in particular the questions of de minimis and the threshold of originality. At present it is all over the place with opinions varying widly, even among admins. I will be shortly drafting my presentation on FOP for the August 2011 Wikimania in Haifa, Israel, of which I hope to raise awareness on these issues. Both the presentation itself and hopefully a recording will be placed on Commons. CT Cooper · talk 16:31, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
Wish you all the best for the process, i am delaying the major database dump for FOP pictures till the wikimania presentation and its results....and its a planned attack or can call harrassment to the user who nominates the pictures for deletion, Such planned attack is coming from Ml.wikipedia, where all the user's joint together and target the image to rescue from being deleted...but several occations they were failed and those frustration of the user's from ml.wiki is coming againist me as they are not accepting the spirit of commons rather than providing a space for copyrighted or no-source pictures...as a result of such DR's another user raised an email to the wikimedia foundation..but that too was unsuccessfull and now they are discussing some other ways to tackle the issues raised...I practice as a nominator for imaes to DR but if there is a fire againinst uploader i need to respond and that involves 2 famous admins and ending up in noticeboard...--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 04:41, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

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I agree that ml.wiki users should not be importing grievances from that site onto Commons. They should appreciate that this is an independent project, and the policies and practices of one site e.g. their position on archiving user talk pages, may not be the same here. If users are teaming up to have images kept outside Commons policy, then not all admins are likely to co-operate, and if it goes on that issue itself is likely to end-up on the administrators noticeboard. The Foundation does not generally intervene with disputes on projects, so the response there is not surprising. Thank you for your support on my presentation, I hope it does go well. CT Cooper · talk 10:05, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

So that i left the project (ml.wiki) upon receiving a block of 3 days for cleaning my own user talk page (Where a policy was not existing in ml.wiki) and changed the name so that they will not plan a group attack on me, still now ignited users of ml.wiki is around my nominations, and i am trying my best to be fit within the project which is having a strong framework in terms of policies and have more user's with different opinions...I feel so bad about a couple of user's from ml.wiki and 2 admins..since its not a spontanious talk page attack i cannot bring it upto the noticeboard, eventually my name is again dragged into this.After your awareness progress is there any changes will come into commons..especially on admins??.Hope so..--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 11:21, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
Well the arguments being made in the nomination you cite against deletion appear to be a non-starter per the precautionary principle. I think most admins will see through such arguments, and the right result will come through in the end. It will be difficult for me or anyone else to take action here. If you feel your being attacked, it is probably best either to ignore it or to win on the policy arguments. CT Cooper · talk 14:09, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
I have added a no source tag on the same user's image, hope there will be no action on me, as this user was complaining about my behaviour of marking the images available in commons without any source tag. As informed on Admin's noticeboard..--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 08:25, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Well this one isn't a borderline case in any way. Under the CC-BY-SA and CC-BY licences those that re-use the images must give proper attribution to the authors of those images, and "Created from various images available in Commons" isn't good enough. If those had been my images, unless I had released them into the public domain, I would have not been very impressed. Linking to the images, as is done with File:Mlwiki loves wikimedia 2011 april.jpg, should be sufficient. CT Cooper · talk 12:41, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Burj Dubai.JPG

I hope you will forgive me for correcting a typo in your comment -- "If this is de minimis, the one has to start asking" >> "If this is de minimis, then one has to start asking".      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 17:46, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Well spotted. Thank you for the compliments with the closure. CT Cooper · talk 17:59, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Well, I had to give credit to at least one person who has some common sense on the issue.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 19:08, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
Cooper is a best advisor for such images, even my FOP experience begins from him only...--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 09:49, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for the kind words Captain. CT Cooper · talk 17:18, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
What will be the future of this image--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 11:22, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
It is probably okay, though I would say it is still on the lower end of what is acceptable with de minimis. Not sure why the DR was not allowed to run the full seven days in any case - I do wonder if any lessons have been learnt here. CT Cooper · talk 12:04, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Let me suggest to you both that we need to take our wins where we find them. I don't understand this cropped image being kept -- if we had 90% of a Picasso painting, we'd delete it, but we have a serious number of users who do not believe that architects should get the same protection that we give to sculptors and painters. Captain, I understand your frustration with the issue, but let me suggest that rather than fighting long, losing battles over single images, you spend more time on the tens of thousands of other images that are just as much problems and less controversial. You win an occasional battle (as you did with the one that started this thread) and that's great, but spent a lot of time doing it and had to fight another battle on the ANB....      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 12:31, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

I was doing the same before 7 months, but those arguing user's only tempted me to deleted those images which is much arguable for the ml.wiki user's, Currently i am wasting my time behind these kind of user's and commons don't have any control over such user's or no policy available for such grouping job's. I decide to nominate all kind of images with a wider eye...hope that will not bring the ignited user's on board..--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 16:19, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
I agree with James. As someone that doesn't enjoy fighting or drama, one of my top pieces of advice to a contributor to any Wikimedia project, is that disagreement are almost inevitable, but choose your battles carefully. You are right, Commons does not have much control over ml.wiki users - particularly anything that happens off Commons. At the end of the day though, you have left ml.wiki, and there will come a time when most Commons users won't want to hear the same rhetoric again and again. My advice would be to leave them to it, and just let your contributions rise above this. CT Cooper · talk 16:56, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Agreed the same, and refreshed after seeing this. Let the contributions cover the histories..--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 18:50, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Wikimania

Commons:Photographs_of_modern_buildings-- Is it have any relation to your wikimania submission..--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 04:23, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Oh yes definitely, and I will mention it in the presentation. Getting the presentation together is now one of my higher priorities since Wikimania is just around the corner. CT Cooper · talk 09:08, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Comment on FOP

On FOP, most users don't look at the license. They look at COM:FOP like this nasty DR as is typical. This is a DR on a 200 year old architectural work. That's why Admin Lupo agrees that an insertion on FOP limitations in COM:FOP for certain tourist friendly countries is better (ie. Italy, Russia, France) since this is where people look before they file a DR and waste everyone's time. I've sorted out the issue with MacMed now but before he was nominating many old architectural and copyright free images in France. The problem is there will be many other FOP warriors who just look at COM:FOP and think the Bastille is a copyright violation next.

PS: I'll try to reword the FOP text...a third time. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 21:19, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

I have seen such cases myself as well. I think I need to make clear though that I was not objecting to the content in principle, only the problematic wording, which betrayed FOP as a negative when it isn't. I have to say though that anyone that thinks that old buildings need to be deleted due to the lack of FOP in a country is clearly completely missing the point of the FOP issue, and should be asked to review the entire page again, not just one new paragraph. I think part of problem again here is that FOP is interpreted by users as a negative, and hence users miss the point that FOP is irrelevant when copyright has expired, because it is an exemption to copyright law (a positive), not a restriction (a negative). I will review the new wording when I see it, and I am willing to make changes myself if appropriate. CT Cooper · talk 21:51, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
I see that you have now implemented further changes. This re-wording resolves my concerns. CT Cooper · talk 21:53, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Thank you. I'll make a note of this on Admin Lupo's talkpage. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 23:02, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

French FOP

Feel free to make any reply you wish in this DR if you want to. And please ignore the fact that I am the nominator...as this is a free country. I just want your honest opinion. Thank You in advance for any reply which you may wish to give in the DR. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 09:07, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

This certainly wasn't one suitable for speedy deletion (and speedy deletion is supposed to have ended for FOP issues anyway). I'm on the fence, since the pyramid occupies a decent part of the picture, but the main subject is clearly the older building. Overall, I would say delete as the inclusion of pyramid was avoidable here, as is required for de minimis under French law. CT Cooper · talk 18:50, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Its nice to get your views but I thought you might post it in the DR comments so that everyone could see it. But that's your call. Best wishes, --Leoboudv (talk) 19:59, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
  • I am usually careful about commenting in DRs that have been brought to my attention, since this can sometimes upset users. In this case my thoughts have already been well said, and my participation is not necessary. CT Cooper · talk 20:09, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
  • OK. Thank you kindly for your time. --Leoboudv (talk) 06:00, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Use of some of your pictures on our website

Jambo sana, dear CT Cooper,

I'm currently in the process of finishing work on a new website for a Kenyan safari business. Of course, we have tons and tons of pictures. But not all of them are, in my view, suitable for use in some context.

In this particular case, I'm lacking proper images for Tsavo West. This is how I found your pictures.

If I understand this correctly, we may use pictures of yours if giving attribution to you, by naming you as the photographer. I'd gladly do so. If you have a website, please let me know so I shall link from either our website or from our Facebook page. (I'd wait a bit with the latter, we're just starting our page so right now, not too many people would actually see said link).

Let me know if that's okay, or if you have any other questions.

Asante sana! And have a most lovely evening.

Derek Molu Safaris

www.molusafaris.com (currently, under construction; only German version "switched on")

Hello Derek,
You are very welcome to use my photographs on your website if you wish. I don't have my own website at this time, but if you do wish to provide a link in the attribution I would recommend linking to the photo you are using on Commons or to my user page (which is the closest thing I have to my own website). It so happens that I am going back to Kenya in December this year, though the actual safari I will go on has not yet been decided. In any case I will collect even more photographs for Commons. CT Cooper · talk 20:31, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

FOP

The sculpture situation in the U.S. is a little less sure, but there is basically no guidance on this kind of thing in the form of a court case that I know of. The U.S. uses foreign law to determine copyright ownership, but then uses U.S. law to determine if it was an infringement and what penalties there are if so -- that was at least decided in one court case involving cross-border situations. Since the U.S. does use foreign law to determine copyright ownership, it's possible that since foreign law (FOP) makes the photograph completely the property of the photographer, then they can claim full ownership in the U.S. as well. The sculpture artist in these cases would have allowed their work to be displayed in that way, and they should have been aware of the laws of that country before they did so, so in theory they allowed it knowing such photographs could be taken. That fact may well be taken into account in a court case as well -- the sculptor had no reasonable expectation of controlling such photos. The architecture situation would hit the second part (it is not infringement in the U.S., so it stops there). Without a court case to be sure, this scenario is at least fairly feasible. It seems Commons has always allowed these FOP works from other countries, and there doesn't seem to be a good enough reason to change the status quo (it would be a purely theoretical legal argument, about a situation which has seemingly never been a real problem for anyone, ever, it would seem). U.S. fair use would probably mean such photos would usually be OK anyways in all but blatantly commercial situations. Carl Lindberg (talk) 18:54, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Many thanks for the information, I will try and incorporate into the presentation I am making at Wikimania. If you're interested I've uploaded a near finished draft at File:Freedom of panorama and Wikimedia Commons.pdf. It doesn't come out very well on the file description page, possibly because I converted it from PowerPoint to pdf with a very high resolution, but it will load fine with Adobe. CT Cooper · talk 21:01, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Autograph Uploads

Dear CT Cooper, I uploaded more than 300 autographs on the Wiki Commons ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Autographs ). The autographs which I uploaded include:

  • David Ben Gurion.
  • Niels Bohr
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Dr John C Mather
  • T S Eliot
  • Pearl S Buck
  • King Hussain of Jordan
  • Faiz Ahmed Faiz
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Arundhati Roy
  • Mark Tully
  • Milton Friedman
  • P G Wodehouse
  • Angela Merkel
  • C V Raman
  • Sirimavo Bandaranaike
  • Kofi Annan
  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Richard Burton
  • Betrand Russel
  • Host of celebrities from India / Asia and the world

In this connection, I request you or Wikipedians in your contact to make effective use of these uploads. Regards, Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:13, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the note. CT Cooper · talk 09:54, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Mosque images

because of reason [1] explained here file:Jumeira_Mosque_Dubai.jpg has been removed from commons. what about this File:Jumairah masjid.jpg file in commons --Vicharam (talk) 08:01, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

I never got round to dealing with all the images, though I will now look into it. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. CT Cooper · talk 11:33, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Copyright violation

Thank you, I have tagged the image for speedy deletion. CT Cooper · talk 21:35, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

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Fixed. CT Cooper · talk 13:46, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

image licence question

Hi.

A quick question. For the image Noah Mills behind the scenes.jpeg can I use this link as a source? And then the blog owner specifies here that "a link to the The Fashionisto homepage will suffice" when using materials from the blog. The blog owner in his turn seems to have all necessary permissions to use the images.

Help me please! Copyright is really such a pain.

--Timur Mustafin (talk) 19:00, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Commons:Licensing#Acceptable licenses goes through what terms are acceptable for use on Commons. A site owner allowing his/her images to be used with a simple request for attribution should be okay, however the main problem here is that the status of the images is very vague. It claims at the bottom of the page that the content is "Copyright © 2008-2011 All rights reserved", suggesting that even if the photos can be used informally, the owner ultimately reserves all rights, which is not really acceptable for Commons. Overall, I would say default to "no" per the precautionary principle. CT Cooper · talk 21:54, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

<noinclude>[[Category:UAE FOP cases which did result in deletion]]</noinclude>

When you add one of the special categories to a DR

  • "Undelete in...." or
  • "FOP cases..."

as you did at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mag 218 Tower Model.jpg, please be sure to use the form above. Whenever a page is transcluded, any categories are automatically added to the target, so without the noinclude delimiters, not only the DR, but the daily log and the archive pages are all added to the category. This triples the size of the category. Thank you.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 00:20, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

I set-up and added pages to this category in the same way as other editors were adding DRs to other categories, but it was an oversight on my part not to use noinclude. However, this problem is at worst annoying, and going through all the DRs and adding noinclude could be a challenge, but I will look into it. In general, I doubt either of the UAE FOP cases categories are complete, and more help in populating them is always appreciated. CT Cooper · talk 10:20, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
I appreciate your recent additions of no-includes. Two suggestions:
  • Could you please mark them as "minor"?
  • You could do this kind of thing much faster with AWB. See Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser for further details. It requires some care -- it is always wise to check the first several before going ahead on a long list. I have added you to the authorized user's list for Commons.
     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 14:36, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome. I've made some good progress, though I have stopped for a moment to look into your suggestions. I have taken the liberty of activating AWB before as an English Wikipedia user, though I never got into it, but I will give it another go, since doing it manually is tedious. Thank you for adding me to the authorized user's list. CT Cooper · talk 14:42, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
Well I have replaced all the images for the one category, and nothing seems to have broken. Looks like I will keep AWB in my arsenal for occasional use. CT Cooper · talk 15:25, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
My attitude exactly -- a great tool. but it does so many things (including a few by default that you might not expect)that you have to be very careful.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 15:40, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

RfCU

Thank you for your support and kind words.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 11:09, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome. CT Cooper · talk 12:24, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Doon pics

Hi C.T.,

Yes there are some images in there which I didn't personally take. They are:-

Merlaysamuel (talk) 07:00, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your swift response. I have tagged the first three images for deletion, while the forth is still at DR. CT Cooper · talk 08:22, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
You're most welcome. I look forward to the GA Nomination.

Merlaysamuel :  Chat  10:41, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

In fact, you should put them up for Speedy Deletion!

Merlaysamuel :  Chat  10:46, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

I have speedied the forth one as well. They will be deleted once an admin comes along to review them. I'm only an admin on the English Wikipedia, so I cannot delete images located on Commons. CT Cooper · talk 15:53, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Great!

Merlaysamuel :  Chat  18:14, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Photos

In reply to your message on my talk page:- All the photographs uploaded are 100% mine ungratefully borrowed by the Internet bigots!

Mussolinispas— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mussolinispas (talk • contribs) 10:42, 27 April 2012‎ (UTC)

Thank you for your response, but further clarification would be appreciated. Did you physically take the photographs with a camera? Also, please sign your posts by typing four tildes (~~~~) or by pressing the signature button on the toolbar which looks as follows: Insert-signature.png. This will correctly produce your username and date. CT Cooper · talk 19:41, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Further clarification:- I am professional photographer based in Mumbai working for Mumbai Mirror (not that well-known, in case you're wondering) and the photographs I have uploaded were 100% taken by me, while physically present on the very spot of the event. Now, if you'll allow, I have to gear up for my Exhibition in Bombay and will be very busy.

P.S:- If you're anywhere near Bombay you can attend my Photography Exhibition here:- http://www.timeoutmumbai.net/art/commuters

--Mussolinispas (talk) 05:59, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your swift response. I am willing to accept that the photos are yours, although if possible please try and upload the originals with the highest resolution and the camera metadata in future. CT Cooper · talk 12:07, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Conclusion required

Dear Cooper, Can you conclude This DR as previously done for FOP images, so that this image can be stayed or deleted, So that i can revise the DR's for similar images...--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 14:14, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Apologies for not responding earlier. It is a bit late for me to comment on the DR now, though I'm not sure what to suggest here. Most users do seem to be satisfied that the date given is valid based on the evidence. CT Cooper · talk 10:21, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
No worries, As no body clarified the questions & year of publication so it will be re-listed again, Keep the image on your watch list. A similar live case is available here, with no details of publication or author..--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 07:11, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
It should either be PD or under a free license, not normally both. The link appears to be dead which makes it difficult to assess for me. CT Cooper · talk 18:40, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Can be, But there is no evidence other than a B/w photograph...--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 09:40, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
I see. Logically, in order for an image to correctly be tagged as released under a free license and as PD (copyright expired) there must be at least two elements in the image with different copyright status e.g. if I took a photo of a PD book and uploaded it, the photograph itself would be under a free license, while the book would remain PD. The point I'm coming to is, that only the copyright holder can release works under a free license, but if a work is public domain and the copyright has expired, there is no copyright holder! The Government of Kerala should not be in a position to release the work under a free license. I get the impression that this might be a sweat of the brow issue i.e. the government gains copyright over PD work due to their effort to restore it. However, Commons does not recognize such copyright claims at present, so such images are considered entirely PD on Commons. That said, unlike the National Portrait Gallery, which tried to exert full copyright over old art works, the Government of Kerala has at least released the work under the GFDL, making the point arguably mute, though the GFDL license is awkward to use, so if it can be licensed as just PD, it should be - so a proper assessment on if the image is PD or not, and a working link, would be desirable. CT Cooper · talk 11:22, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Good note, Can you evaluate the same image (DR) so that my doubt can get cleared such kind of PD images like No author, No publication date, No evidence of PD...--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 14:41, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
I will look into it. CT Cooper · talk 15:52, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Can you check the link now..--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 05:36, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
It still doesn't work properly for me. The distance from the server can have an impact on the speed of the connection, and given that I am in Europe, that may be too far away for the server there to handle. CT Cooper · talk 10:29, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
I will try to take a screen shot and upload it in a host and give you the link within few days, but i cannot see any copyright tag for the image other than GFDL for the whole site--...Captain......Tälk tö me.. 09:33, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I look forward to seeing it. CT Cooper · talk 12:10, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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Yeah, it seems to me that the image was uploaded without much thought for the copyright status and it appears to be very unlikely that the government owned the image and was in a position to license it under the GFDL. It should either be marked as PD, if sufficient evidence exists for it to have this status, or be deleted. CT Cooper · talk 17:37, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

That's what i was trying to explain from the begining, but i don't know where it misses in the DR and now the DR closed without a reason.....Captain......Tälk tö me.. 16:10, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
Perhaps it would be best to wait a while then consider re-nominating. Getting someone else to make the nomination for you might be more appropriate in a second DR. CT Cooper · talk 11:34, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
Can i pass it to you, As there is already heated discussion & mass canvasing happened on the same topic where the contributors more worried about the image than its copyright status.....Captain......Tälk tö me.. 15:35, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
I will let some time pass then re-consider the issue. CT Cooper · talk 21:19, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Doon

Hi C.T., I did not take the photographs physically and yes, I uploaded them from Ashutosh Dixit's blog on Panoramio, the one you quote. But Ashutosh, who is a good friend of mine and an ex-Dosco, knows that I've uploaded his photos. Will that be a problem? If yes, then you can do whatever is suitable and I guess I'll have to wait to upload my original photographs once Doon re-opens in August. And, though I didn't upload the photos illegally and without consent of the original author, I apologise if I shouldn't have done it! --DoscoinDoon (talk) 09:48, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Also, I just saw the tags on all teachers' pictures where I have marked them out of copyright in the USA. I initially intended to mark them out of copyright in India (which they are and i remember seeing such a template) but not finding one at that moment, I marked it 'in USA' and thought it could be changed to 'India' later on. Yes, of course, it cannot be out of copyright in the USA (<1923) but they definitely are in India (<1960). So please can you change the tags to out of copyright in India, which was my initial intention. Thanks and sorry for giving you so much trouble.--DoscoinDoon (talk) 09:54, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

On the photos, currently they are uploaded incorrectly as your own work, which will need to be corrected. I would suggest asking your friend to send an e-mail to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org with a clear statement that he is the author, with a link to all the files involved (in other words, all the colour photos here) and then a declaration that he releases the photos under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license (the one you tagged the images with). Everything should sort itself out after that.
On the pictures of the headmasters, PD marked content on Commons and Wikipedia has to be public domain in both the country of origin (India in this case) and in the United States, where the servers are hosted. We have already had a problem with w:File:Lord Mountbatten with A.E. Foot in Doon School (1948).jpg, as you can see at w:Talk:The Doon School#File:Lord Mountbatten with A.E. Foot in Doon School (1948).jpg, as the Uruguay Round Agreements Act results in public domain files in India staying copyrighted in the United States. In short, this photos must have been PD in India by 1 January, 1996, otherwise they will stay copyrighted in the US until 95 years after publication. I will re-tag the images as {{PD-India-URAA}}, but you will need to amend the files to provide the date, or at least the circa year, that the images were created so the project can be sure they are PD - you can put this in the summary box for each file e.g. File:J.A.K. Martyn, The Doon School.JPG#Summary - the date parameter is for date of creation, not upload. Adding the exact photographer, if known, would also be helpful. CT Cooper · talk 20:00, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
I have gone through your PD photo uploads and corrected the date and authors to unknown, ready for you insert the information, however there are three files I have specific comments to make on:
  • File:The Oxford Cricket Team (with RL Holdsworth), 1922.jpg is from the UK, not India. Photographs become public domain later in the UK compared to India, with the time required being the death of the author + 70 years, so this photo may go either way depending on who the author was. I note the source marks it as copyrighted but I suspect this may be copyfraud. I have presently tagged it as {{PD-UK-unknown}}, as the author is unknown, but this is subject to "reasonable enquiry" by the uploader.
  • File:Sheel Vohra, The Doon School.jpg was originally uploaded as your own work, but I have guessed this was from the website I have added as a source, so I have re-tagged it as public domain. The deletion request I filed earlier can be closed once some author and date information have been provided.
  • File:Aerial of The Doon School Main Building 1919.JPG is fine as it is pre-1923, and I have tagged it as PD India.
CT Cooper · talk 20:45, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for such an elaborate response. I will ask my friend to send the e-mail right away. Also, I will try to provide the relevant dates for headmasters and that means I'll have to rummage the school archives. Anyway, that is no trouble. It'll be done. But, once again, sorry for all this mess :P And thanks very much for guiding me. (I'll just ask my friend to send the mail)--DoscoinDoon (talk) 09:04, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Not a problem; I'm happy to help. Best of luck finding the info. CT Cooper · talk 09:30, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Your pic

Hi,

Just to let you know that I use one of your pic on my website: http://www.pnc-contact.com/2012/07/09/xl-airways-marseille-new-york-66954

Hope it is fine for you

Thanks for your good job

Eric

Hello, firstly I hope you are enjoying IPv6, since your the first unregistered user I have interacted to be using an IPv6 address. I'm glad you like my upload and have found it useful, so I have noted its use at File talk:XL Airways France Airbus A330-200 landing at Punta Cana (edited).jpg. CT Cooper · talk 17:54, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Eurovision Song Contest 2013

There is still a Eurovision Song Contest 2013 logo in Commons, uploaded on 11 September 2012 by RAX2012: File:The Eurovision Song Contest 2013.svg. Baskesc (talk) 08:50, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know. Unfortunately I think there will be a problem here of people re-uploading these logos innocently, so I might look into creating a notice to place on the category pages asking them not to transfer such logos here - I already did one that was similar for Category:Royal Horticultural Society. CT Cooper · talk 21:55, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
The same user has uploaded it again: File:ESC 2013.svg. Sorry to bother you again. Baskesc (talk) 15:56, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
No need for apologies - well spotted and thank you. I have marked it for deletion and given the user a polite warning not to re-upload deleted content. CT Cooper · talk 17:39, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
Thank you, too. Now there is a user who has uploaded a modified version of the logo: File:Malmo-2013.png. The user claims its his own creation. The same user has put it into the infobox in es:Festival de la Canción de Eurovisión 2013, the Spanish wikipedia. In one edit summary the user says: Por favor alguien oscurezca el fondo del cuadro para que se note el logo que he colgado. Translated: "Please someone darken the infobox background so that the logo I have uploaded goes unnoticed". Baskesc (talk) 17:38, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip-off, I have given this user a warning to stop uploading copyvios. CT Cooper · talk 11:52, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open

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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. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.

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Already voted. CT Cooper · talk 16:39, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Training event for UK Wikimedians

Wikimedia UK is committed to supporting our volunteers and to encourage them to teach others how to edit Wikipedia, we are running a weekend training workshop. When the last event was held you noted your interest but were unable to attend and the planned event in Newcastle wasn't convenient for you. However, the venue has been changed to Manchester, so if you're interested more details on the event (which will be held on the weekend of 23–24 February) can be found here. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 10:47, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know. Unfortunately, Newcastle was completely out of the question, and Manchester is still too far away. CT Cooper · talk 17:35, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
That's a shame, but I'll let you know when we arrange future events. Hopefully they'll be easier for you to get to. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 15:16, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks again. CT Cooper · talk 20:38, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Permission for a picture

Hi. I sent an e-mail to permissions-commons-at-wikimedia.org early a few minutes ago. The file's name is "Stoyan Tsvetkov" and I need them for the article "Стоян Цветков (актьор)" in bg.wikipedia. If there is a text in Bulgarian, copy it here and I will translate it. --Batman tas (talk) 18:47, 25 February 2013 (UTC)that

I'm afraid I can't help you. I don't have control of e-mails sent to that e-mail address, so I can't verify permission. Someone with OTRS access should respond to your message shortly. CT Cooper · talk 22:14, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Oh, sorry. I thought that you have OTRS. Could you, please, show me a list of OTRS owners, so I could write to them. During the past year I have asked Mabdul a few times and he did the job, but now he is unavailable. --Batman tas (talk) 14:49, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
There is a general list of OTRS people at meta:OTRS/Personnel. CT Cooper · talk 16:34, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --Batman tas (talk) 16:48, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Carbon-based

Hi, Christopher.

I just used your lovely, informative image of the savanna in Kenya. This was in story in my link blog, Carbon based, which focused on climate change adaptation. The link is here: http://carbon-based-ghg.blogspot.com/2013/05/traditional-ranching-practices-enhance.html

Many thanks for making this available.

All the best, Brian

You're welcome. Thank you for letting me know and I'm glad you like my uploads from Kenya. I hope to upload many more from there and elsewhere in the future. CT Cooper · talk 20:44, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

a heads-up

In 2011 you participated in Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jcb_(de-adminship 2). That discussion ended with User:Jcb losing his administrator privileges.

This note is to inform you that User:Odder proposed Jcb have unconconditional access to administrator privileges restored.

Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jcb (readmin) is scheduled to close on May 20th.

Cheers Geo Swan (talk) 23:12, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

File:Wpeurovisionlogo.JPG

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heb [T C E] 08:35, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

boldrewood southampton

Dear Chris, I am organising a 30th medical school reunion. Please may I use your poignant photograph in the invites. Thanks Norma Waite

Dear Chris Me again. I don't understand how this messaging thing works but you can get back to me on norma-at-rosiewaite.com Nx

Hello, I shall respond by e-mail. CT Cooper · talk 20:59, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
In recognition of your excellent work. Cheers ~ DanielTom (talk) 16:30, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words. CT Cooper · talk 09:58, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:142151-esc2008logo-RESIZE-s925-s450-fit.jpg

Hello CT Cooper, I hope you are enjoying your wikibreak :o) As you were the one creating Commons:Deletion requests/File:142151-esc2008logo-RESIZE-s925-s450-fit.jpg for the Eurovision Logos and actively excluded the hearts, "as their copyright status should probably be assessed separately", I would like you to know that I have now started a deletion request on the hearts, and I would like if you would comment on it, as you spent some time and gained some knowledge on the issue previously. --heb [T C E] 14:19, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!

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

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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.

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

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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.

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many images

Hi CT I was adding images to Category:Birds of the United Arab Emirates and found many images of Acridotheres tristis in the grounds of the Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa in Dubai. They rather dominate the gallery and would you mind if I just leave the best ones? Charles (talk) 15:44, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Charles. I had tonnes of them – I could have uploaded even more; I tried to stick to the better quality images, though one can argue I should have been even more selective. As a general practice, if I digitally edit an image then I always upload both the original and the edited version so people can make their own changes or use the original if they don't like what I've done. From what I can see, the images are not currently in a gallery except my own. If you want to create one, then feel free to just select a small number. In terms of categories, there is room for further sub-categories such as "Birds of Duabi". CT Cooper · talk 16:04, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement

Picture of the Year 2013 Results

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear CT Cooper,

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 »

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ArchiveBot

Hi, I noticed you have set up User:MiszaBot to archive your talk page. Unfortunately, the bot has stopped working, and given how its operator is inactive, it is unclear when/if this will fixed. For the time being, I have volunteered to operate a MiszaBot clone (running the exact same code). With that said, your input would be appreciated at Commons:Bots/Requests/ArchiveBot 1. Regards, FASTILY 07:40, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Fastily, for offering to takeover the role. I think you have all the support you need and I look forward to seeing the new bot in action. CT Cooper · talk 11:26, 20 April 2014 (UTC)