User talk:Cfynn

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Photo usage[edit]

Hi, I've been working on a small game built around animal quizzes and I wanted to let you know I've used one of your pictures.

I found your picture here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Himalayan_Marmot_at_Tshophu_Lake_Bhutan_091007_b.jpg

And I attributed the picture like this: Christopher Fynn with this link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Cfynn and also added a link to the license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en

I hope you're happy with it, please let me know if this is not the case. You can find the game here: http://apps.facebook.com/animalalbum Or through here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AnimalAlbum/156339584490672

Kind regards, Garfunkel Jansen (talk) 21:02, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

P.S. Thanks for taking the picture and making it available.

Thank You for the Wikipedia Pictures[edit]

Hello, My name is Duane Hurst and I recently made a free (non-commercial) English web site to share information with people. I added links to your Wikipedia/Wikimedia freeware pictures (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tashichoedzong-Bhutan-2001.JPG and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tashichödzong_Thimphu-2008-01-23.jpg and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Trashigang_Dzong-a-2008-01-02.jpg). I also gave credit to you on my web pages for your work. Thank you for sharing with the public. My website is:

http://www.freeenglishsite.com/

I add pictures such as yours to one of the following major sections of my site: 1. World section - contains information and over 10,000 images of every world country and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/index.htm

2. USA section - contains information and images of every USA state and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/usa/index.htm

3. English section - "Mel and Wes" lessons in conversation format. Stories are located in various USA states and world countries such as China, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. Each lesson has many slang terms and idioms, which I link to my Slang Dictionary. This eventually will have over 5,000 terms. Currently, it has about 3,000 slang and idioms. I regularly add new lessons and slang terms. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/lessons/index.htm Slang Dictionary link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/slang/Eslang_a.htm

Prior to retirement, I taught English at several private and public universities in the United States.

Please share this free site with your friends. I hope all will enjoy the pictures and find the English information useful. Sincerely,  Duane Hurst in Utah, USA

Email address: duanerhurst@freeenglishsite.com --75.169.5.71 17:55, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

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I used your SVG[edit]

Hello, I'd just like to let you know that I re-used your Om Mani Padme Hum SVG to create a rotating mani wheel version. I created it because the Dalai Lama said that digital mani wheels work the same as the real thing, and there seem to be no such SVGs of the mantra on the internet. I removed the decorative lotus because too many vectors made the animation jumpy.

Rotating version

I'm not very skilled at creating animated SVGs yet. You wouldn't happen to have any suggestions on how to make it spin closer to the center point, and how to make it function correctly in the thumbnailed version, would you? --Honsaga (talk) 22:33, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

@Honsaga: I don't know anything about animated SVGs. This one seems to spin a little fast! - also I don't think the letter at the center (HRI) should spin - normally the other letters are supposed to spin around it. CFynn (talk) 11:18, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Require for more Tibetan writing demonstration[edit]

Hi Christopher,

Have you ever thought about uploding more images to demonstrating Tibetan writings? I have put your several samples in Chinese Wikipedia (see: zh:藏文), but I found these images are not enough for other letters when I compare with the Tibetan alphabet.

Kind regards, Great Brightstar (talk) 09:06, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

Hi Cfynn, as you certainly may have remarked, p.e. by dozens of comments from my side on Mysore-related content, hence started also one file talk as of today (Streets in Mysore) and one category talk before, there's a problem to 'over-categorize' media, so no (external) interested people may 'find' content on Wikimedia Commons by using imho miss-leading categories, as for example 'street scennes', and overwhelming category trees and so on, and i tried to talk about and you have been invited to days ago ... honestly, it was really lots of 'work 'to 'clean' the mentioned Mysore related categories and files, and it's 'boring' to comment (summary) again and again, ask to talk and to be ignored, and once again, not meant as offence :-(

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment no offence, once again, and just a hint as out of my present focus on Wikimedia Commons: please also check for example your 'new category' "Night in Varanasi" containing, once again, just one file ... and Category:Ganga Aarti established in March 2014 ;-)

In general, just a kind hint, please check commons:Categories, and so you're unsure, please don't hesitate to ask the Wikimedia community.

Closing regards to that topic, Roland zh (talk) 21:17, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi @Roland zh:No offence taken, but I'd say a picture that would be categorized as a "Street in city" is one that illustrates or gives a view of a specific street or road in that city, whereas a "Street scene in city" is one that illustrates life on the streets of that city - or images which people might also call "street photography" taken in that city. BTW I do know a little about about categorizing - I developed the digital catalogue for the National Library of Bhutan. Christopher Fynn (talk)) 21:31, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

File:University of Mysore crest.jpg[edit]

Hi Christopher. I'm not really an expert, but isn't File:University of Mysore crest.jpg a photograph of a logo? As such the copyright may be owned by the institute, and the commons does not allow for fair use. I don't have the time to start discussion about this by nominating for deletion, so I just inform you of this and let you decide on your own. Best regards. --192.114.5.10 10:38, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi - Thanks for the input. Being no legal expert I'm not sure about the status either, but the image is a crop from a photograph of a building (Crawford Hall) and so on public display. The photo is of a neon sign of the logo on top of that building. Anyway my guess is that it's probably preferable to the graphic of the logo that was previously being used in the University of Mysore article on Wikipedia - which was apparently just taken from the University of Mysore website. Also since the the University of Mysore was founded in 1916, under the former Mysore Kingdom, it seems likely that the design of the crest goes back to about that date too (99 years). Christopher Fynn (talk)) 16:29, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
I've asked about this on the Village Pump copyright discussion page. Perhaps someone there knows more. Christopher Fynn (talk)) 18:24, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

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