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CAP images[edit]

I saw your comments at Commons:Deletion requests/File:CAPCP.jpg, thought I would comment here rather than there. I at first had the same thoughts regarding claimed ownership, but because CAP works at public domain, wouldn't a photograph of said object be newly licensable, and thus, releasable by the photographer? It is a very minor thing to be sure, since the end result is everything is still in the public domain, but I thought I would pick your brain on this. However, I hadn't considered the novelty patch issue...hmm. -- Huntster T@C 07:01, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Replied at User talk:Huntster#Civil Air Patrol images. --Closeapple (talk) 07:19, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Excellent points, and I had forgotten about PD-art. I'll bring up these issues with the uploader. -- Huntster T@C 07:30, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

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Nyttend (talk) 13:30, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

I never imagined that this would be a useful picture until I read what you wrote. Thanks for providing the detailed keep rationale; I've asked for the request to be speedy closed as a keep. Nyttend (talk) 14:35, 11 April 2010 (UTC)


Category:Port Charlotte High School[edit]

Thank you. I was going to do this, but it looks like you beat me to it. :) PCHS-NJROTC (talk) 01:41, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Category:John Burroughs School Prom Invitation[edit]

Hi. I would like to re-upload File:2009ControversialInvitation2.jpg, but am afraid you might delete it again. The illustration was taken from a news article (http://www.onenewsnow.com/Education/Default.aspx?id=473342) and is fairly necessary to...well...illustrate a significant event in the school's history. It is not "my" prom invitation, but was of historical interest. No one has claimed ownership of the image. In fact, that was part of the controversy. How do you recommend I site it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Druid135 (talk • contribs) 2010-08-18T17:32:52 (UTC)

Since it's about John Burroughs School, I assume you're using it to illustrate the English Wikipedia article. English Wikipedia happens to allow "fair use" images (see en:Wikipedia:Non-free content, also known as en:WP:FAIRUSE). In short: go over to English Wikipedia, upload the image there (instead of Commons), then in the description over there, add a copyright tag (en:Wikipedia:File copyright tags/Non-free) and a fair use rationale (en:Wikipedia:Non-free use rationale guideline) to explain why it is needed. The uploaded image will exist on English Wikipedia but nowhere else. (Also consider whether you really need the page with the woman on it; that page itself contains no original content, just an exact duplicate of The Seven Deadly Sins: LUST by Marta Dahlig (blackeri on deviantART) of Poland, who published it in 2005, 4 years before the invitation. You may be able to just say in the article that the invitation included this work and describe it, rather than show an image.) Also, you already have one of the pages uploaded on English Wikipedia as en:File:BurroughsPromInvitation.jpg and in the article. --Closeapple (talk) 01:06, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Category:New Jersey in the 21st century[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you moved two of my pictures of 20th century Summit NJ school buildings to a Union County schools subcategory. Very good. And also to the NJ in 21st Century subcat. Hmm, the reason for this is less obvious. Will all my several hundred pix of New Jersey, and most of the NJ pictures from other photographers, be moved to the century subcategory? Jim.henderson (talk) 21:41, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

I guess it appears that the combination of "21st century" category on 20th century buildings looks strange; the 21st century and (lack of) 20th century categories have separate reasons:
  • I didn't add any 20th century building categories because I simply didn't know the history of the buildings; they should go in (multiple) subcategories of Category:20th century architecture if someone knows which.
  • The Category:New Jersey in the 21st century is probably borderline: often I tend to add things to the date categories for when the photographs were taken, particularly if there is any chance that later someone could look back at them to see how "things used to be". Some other editors tend to shy away from adding those categories unless they demonstrate something more closely tied to that time (e.g. events). Normally there is a category like Category:2010 in New Jersey, which makes it easy. However, when I was tagging the pictures of schools in Summit, that category didn't exist yet. To make it more complex: on a few of those pictures, I couldn't tell what the real date was, because some of them had a description date that matched the upload date but not the JPEG's timestamp: usually that indicates the real year is the one in the JPEG info, and the uploader forgot to change the description date from the default; but in the case of the Summit photos, an author actually explicitly noted in his description that the picture was from 2010, and yet the JPEG info said it was 2008 or something. With that, I decided some of those Summit school photos might have bad JPEG dates rather than bad description dates; therefore, I didn't bother creating Category:2010 in New Jersey or Category:New Jersey in the 2010s; instead I just dropped them into Category:New Jersey in the 21st century.
So, in summary: all editors who know the architecture normally categorize into architecture-by-date categories; all editors who know the date and place of an event normally categorize into year-in-place or month-in-place categories; and some editors (like me) also categorize other photos/works into year-in-place or month-in-place categories based on when the original image was done if it shows things that might change about the same subject in the future. (Also, I'm going to go create Category:2010 in New Jersey now, just because it ought to exist regardless of whether these Summit photographs specifically are in there.) It's worth noting that I use HotCat, so I tend to see whether specific category names exist rather quickly while I'm typing them and just skip them if they don't; I created Category:Schools in Union County, New Jersey because it was starting to look like there would still be a lot of those right in a row, even though I'd given up on the 2008 vs. 2010 thing by then. --Closeapple (talk) 00:47, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Umm, does this imply that the Commons geographical categories that have mostly 21st century photos, which are just about all of the city, province and other place cats, should have a 21st century subcat and put most of their pictures in there? I think the current thread in Commons:Village_pump#About_the_By_year.2C_month_and.2For_country_categories is relevant, and most of these pictures are more or less timeless; that is the date doesn't much matter and most of the placecats should not have a 21st century subcat at all. Most of our building pix are of 20th century structures, and most of them too shouldn't be in a century cat. Where the date of such a structure has historical or other significance, it should be more tightly nailed down and where not, should be ignored in making categories.

It's possible that at the moment I'm pedalling by a school, some future prize winning dancer, doctor or diplomat is inside and learning how to construct dependent clauses or add fractions, and future biographers will want to know whether I snapped the shutter before, during or after her years there, but if we don't have better information or more time on our hands than those hypothetical scholars, we can leave it to them. So, unless they depict or are relevant to a particular riot or footrace or hurricane or celebrity wedding or other notable event, I don't see a reason for categories to say anything about the dates of most of these contemporary pictures of modern scenes. Oh, and yes, I'm watching this page. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:35, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

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Missvain[edit]

It's about bedtime for me, but I'll try to get back to you tomorrow. Nyttend (talk) 04:29, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Missvain[edit]

You're partially right; however, your understanding is clouded by the Arsenal HS example, from which I didn't mean to remove the high schools category. Sorry for causing the confusion. Without a doubt, some of these are useful categories, such as the brick buildings in Indianapolis category; however, most of them are simply too specific and disorganised. For example, Category:Former fire stations in Indianapolis was created for a single image, but it's only part of Category:Fire stations in Indianapolis (which had no images or subcategories except for the "former" subcategory), and we don't even have a Category:Former fire stations in the United States. Nyttend (talk) 01:46, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

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Magog the Ogre (talk) 13:00, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

I'm a bit confused about no-permission tags on the Auburn High School images. File:Auburn High at 2005 state swimming meet.jpg and File:Auburn High volleyball 2007 October.JPG have especially specific attribution requirement that are highly unlikely to have been added capriciously; this is why I transferred them to Commons. Likewise, File:Auburn high aerial GIS image.jpg has a fairly detailed provenance and specific description of permission: "The above image was created by the City of Auburn. James C. Buston, III, acting in his capacity as Director of Information Technology for the City of Auburn, granted the rights of free use of this image on July 26, 2007." There is almost nothing on Commons with permission as explicit as these photos, save the ones with OTRS tickets. en:Special:Contributions/Lissoy shows that the uploader appears to have a very good understanding of sourcing and licensing vs. fair use. If these 3 can't stay without OTRS, what can? Or did a copyright holder complain? --Closeapple (talk) 13:35, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Actually, as I stated at w:User talk:Lissoy#Auburn high school sources, it's as much of a legal issue as anything. Unless I'm badly mistaken, in order for the conditions regarding a copyright to be legally valid, there needs to be something in writing. As such, it's not as much of a do we trust this user? issue as much as in order for what this user says to hold weight, the author needs to go through the process. Magog the Ogre (talk) 13:50, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Hmm. Wouldn't that mean that the vast majority of media on Commons published after 1923 should be deleted within 7 days because we don't actually have their OTRS affirmations that someone was the real author, got permission, or hand-inspected the original for copyright notices? Not that people shouldn't tag media if they have doubts, of course. --Closeapple (talk) 14:11, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
No. First off, there are exceptions like {{PD-1989}} or {{PD-1978}}. But aside from those, if there is something on a website stating that the work is free, then it's still in writing; thus we have the {{License review}} process. Or, if the user uploads their own image via a Wikimedia project, and states it is a free license, then they have typed it. Magog the Ogre (talk) 05:29, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

File:Radar météo canadiens.png[edit]

Hi,

I've seen that you have added Category:Broadcast coverage maps and Category:Radio stations in Canada to that file. The first one I can see a weak relation but for the second, a radar is not broadcasting any information like radio or television, so I don't see the point in putting that category. Could you explain to me?

Pierre cb (talk) 00:34, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Oops! You are correct, of course. My error: I saw the identifiers and thought that those were Radiométéo/Weatheradio Canada radio station transmitters with call signs at radar offices, rather than the actual radars themselves with ICAO codes. (I'm in the U.S., where the NOAA Weather Radio stations all have callsigns.) --Closeapple (talk) 08:39, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
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2000s license plates and stickers[edit]

Thanks for creating the category for license plates in the 2000s, but how can you verify the current ones are from then as they do not have a date on the plates? When creating the parent category, I intended it for plates that have a year on it(excluding stickers since that does not determine the actual year of the plate when first put in use). Please stop adding ones with stickers that have a date! Xnatedawgx (talk) 22:31, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank you again for creating categories for license plates, but please do not add plates with stickers under the categories for license plates by year as I previously explained. Xnatedawgx (talk) 22:49, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

I was convinced to make Category:2000s license plates because of File:BELIZE, BELIZE CITY -2000's STICK ON LETTERING AND NUMBERS - Flickr - woody1778a.jpg, which says "2000's" right in the filename. I don't see why someone would remove the category from it when the uploader says explicitly that it is from the 2000s without a more precise year. As for the plates with stickers: I can see why a distinction should be made between the plate year and the sticker year. However: If the first issue date is not known, how would one categorize these multi-year plates without having knowledge of every design change? Even some web pages by license plate researchers say that they can't tell quite when some new series started. I suppose they could be done by decade instead, but then you still have the problem of license plates that straddle a decade (or a millennium, like the Illinois blue-top design that went from circa 1985 to 2004). If we don't give it some year or decade, then every Illinois passenger plate from 1979 will have no agreeable date unless the plate has only one sticker for exactly the first year the plate design was first issued (1979, 1984?/1985?, 2004 for Illinois). --Closeapple (talk) 22:51, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

==In starting the parent category, I only thought it would be for plates that were made with the date on it and not ones with a date added by a sticker. If there was a category for "stickers with dates" or "images with dates" that I could see that being used for the license plate stickers. Xnatedawgx (talk) 22:57, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Something like Category:License plates by sticker year and Category:License plates with 2011 stickers? --Closeapple (talk) 23:05, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

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Libertarian Convention Images[edit]

Duplicate: see same comment posted at Commons talk:Deletion requests/Miscellaneous television photos from User:Evidian8

Boston public schools[edit]

Hello, I sure you have good reason to revert my changes related to Boston Public schools, but I still can not tell the difference between Category:Boston Public Schools and Category:Public schools in Boston. Both names sound the same to me like red shirts and shirts that are red. If we are going to keep both, we either have to rename one of them to differentiate them or provide much more detailed direction of how one decides if an image goes into one or the other category. Sorry if I made a mess. I will be uploading ~hundred images into Category:Historical photographs of public schools in Boston, and I was preparing for their categorization. --Jarekt (talk) 11:49, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi! I guess the plural word in "Boston Public Schools" makes this a bit confusing; BPS is a single public body. BPS is the school district and its school board (legislature) that operates the public schools of Boston. All Category:Public schools in Boston are part of BPS, but not every part of BPS is a specific public school: for example, there are school board members; administration buildings (that is, headquarters for the school district); school book depositories (warehouses for school material); school board meetings (which are sometimes newsworthy and may have photographs); school buses; teachers and staff, and possible labor union strikes. It is somewhat like the difference between a category named "Government of New York City" and a category named "City government buildings in New York City". Many school districts refer to themselves as a name with "Public Schools" on the end instead of "School District"; this is especially common in Massachusetts, but happens in other places as well. The category Historical photographs of public schools in Boston makes sense with the parent categories it has. (You may get some questions from people about what is "historical" and what is not, but that is a subject for a different discussion.) --Closeapple (talk) 16:17, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
May be we should rename Category:Boston Public Schools to Category:Boston Public Schools (school district), to make it more clear? --Jarekt (talk) 18:39, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
I thought about that; it may be a good idea. I left it as it is mostly because the category already existed. There is also a minor problem (my own fault in this conversation), in that I'm not quite sure that "district" strictly applies to BPS specifically: in Massachusetts, it appears that responsibility for schools are by "town" or city, rather than separate district, and the town government somehow chooses the school boards. Maybe the more general Category:Boston Public Schools (school system) if disambiguation is needed? But "school district" is a good general categorical term for those units in general though, regardless of how they derive their authority. If it makes sense to have Category:Boston Public Schools (school district) instead of "school system", to not confuse non-native speakers any more than the circumstances already do, then that would be OK too, I think. --Closeapple (talk) 20:37, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
OK I will move Category:Boston Public Schools to Category:Boston Public Schools (school district). Also I started uploading images to Category:Historical photographs of public schools in Boston (more coming) I would appreciate help with categorizing, geocodding and adding to articles. Do you know if there is a good place to post information about it in case there are some people interested enough to help out? --Jarekt (talk) 13:29, 29 June 2012 (UTC)
Strangely, I don't see any places on Commons to discuss it. Maybe Category talk:Boston Public Schools itself (if anyone else is already watching it) or Category talk:Boston. A message on en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Boston, mentioning that it's on Commons rather than English Wikipedia, might get some attention. --Closeapple (talk) 15:26, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Texas State Highways[edit]

Hi there. What's the thinking on Category:Texas State Highways? It seems like it's completely redundant to Category:State highways in Texas. Cheers, Mackensen (talk) 22:59, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Oops! I put an explanation of what I'm moving around at Category talk:State highways in Texas, but the distinction (and Category:State highways in Texas) was already made when I showed up, and I've kept the distinction. I guess I didn't finish yet, and didn't put an explanation on the top category. I'm not from Texas, but from what I've seen on Wikipedia, it appears there are multiple types of state-level highways in Texas:
  • the higher-level ones, that now have a number and the word "Texas" on them, and seem to use the abbreviation "SH" (State Highway) inside Texas and "TX" for obvious reasons outside Texas: Someone had these under the category Category:Texas State Highway, and English Wikipedia names as individually as "Texas State Highway" with a number, so I made that Category:Texas State Highways for consistency. (Someone had things under Category:Texas State Highway singular, but that made no sense.)
  • the lower-level ones, that have the shape of Texas on their normal signs, and say "Farm Road" or "Ranch Road", and use the abbreviation "FM" or "RM": These are officially Farm to Market Roads. FM and RM are actually the same numbering system, but I guess west Texas uses RM. (Also, some of them are actually re-designated "Urban Road" legally for funding, but the name annoyed people so much that the state quickly returned to using FM signs on them, from what I can tell.)
  • the short interconnectors, which have the names Loop, Spur, or Beltway: They have signs like Texas (State Highway) routes, but have had their own unrelated numbers since 1939: that is, Loop 12 is not necessarily anywhere near Texas State Highway 12.
Now, just to drive us nuts, all three of these have normal rectangular signs on Interstate guide signs: see File:Texas guide sign SL SH FM.jpg for this sort of craziness. Also, to be more confusing, the English Wikipedia article is titled en:Texas state highways right now: it summarizes all the different types. (Then there are the usual issues across all states: U.S. Routes are just state highways with a uniform number, not national highways; and Interstates, though designed to be a national highway system from the start, are maintained by the states but are mostly still federally funded I think.) Also, any of these types can apparently have secondary "business routes" associated with them like other states. --Closeapple (talk) 00:39, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
After looking at some of the laws, it appears that farm/ranch to market roads are somehow funded with a combination of county and state funds. The numbers are unique across the entire state. I don't know if that changes anything though. --Closeapple (talk) 03:00, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the detailed explanation! I'm not from Texas either, but practice for other states (compare Category:State highways in Arizona and Category:State highways in Michigan) is to place the highest level of purely state roads under "State highways in X" and anything else below. I think it would be best to mirror the categorization on en.wp (see en:Category:State highways in Texas):

If there are any pictures of the spurs and loops we can just follow the naming scheme on en.wp. It's weird that Texas gets that specific, but that could just be a function of space. How's this sound to you? Mackensen (talk) 04:31, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Yep, that seems reasonable to me. --Closeapple (talk) 06:05, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

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Alcatraz Island photos[edit]

I would have categorized my Alcatraz Island photos as being taken in San Francisco but I wasn't 100% sure Alcatraz Island was in the San Francisco limits. And thank you for categorizing them, I appreciate it. --Mjrmtg (talk) 21:46, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome. en:San Francisco#Geography says "Several islands—Alcatraz, Treasure Island and the adjacent Yerba Buena Island, and a small portion of Alameda Island, Red Rock Island, and Angel Island are part of the city." and File:Location map San Francisco.png shows Alcatraz inside the San Francisco County limits (which is the same thing as the city). By the way, it appears that your camera's date was off in almost all of those pictures. (It reported 2012-11-03 to 2012-11-05 but you uploaded them somewhere in the range of 2012-09-18 to 23.) Do you happen to know the correct dates? --Closeapple (talk) 21:58, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Correct, my digital camera had the incorrect date at the time and I didn't notice it until after the trip. I flew to San Francisco on September 4th and flew back on September 11th, no photos were taken on flight days. --Mjrmtg (talk) 22:11, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
OK. After a very fast random check, the earliest I found was "2012-11-02 15:32" for File:San Mateo House, San Mateo, California.JPG and the latest "2012-11-07 13:27:46" for File:Beginning of Golden Gate Bridge from The Presidio.JPG. Does that sound right? If you took pictures from September 5 to September 10, that would make it minus 2 months and plus 3 days. And are the clock times off also? (I might be able to modify the description dates pretty easily in 2 runs.) --Closeapple (talk) 22:35, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
The clock was probably off too. Yes, the earliest photos were in San Mateo, California. The latest photos were taken of the Palace of Fine Arts I believe (which might have been the same day I was at The Presidio). --Mjrmtg (talk) 22:54, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
The Palace of Fine Arts seems to be about 32 minutes before the Golden Gate Bridge. I'm going to try to be clever and modify all your photos that are now in Category:September 2012 in California and Category:September 2012 in San Francisco so they have correct dates in the description; I'll remove the clock time. If they're not in those two categories, I don't know about them. Anything else that should be in there that I missed, or should I just go for it? (Meanwhile: It appears something is trashed the EXIF data in your Georgia photos and turned them into JPEG comments with no dates, so they're appearing with their upload date.) --Closeapple (talk) 23:04, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
I remember now The Palace of Fine arts photos were definitely taken on a Monday as I was dissappointed that the adjoining museum was closed on Mondays. Just go for the California / San Francisco photos that I took which should also appear here [[1]]. I wouldn't know how to modify my EXIF on my photos. Time for a new digital camera? --Mjrmtg (talk) 23:26, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
I'll try and make sure all the files in the gallery are in there before I do the run; it won't be tonight. In the meantime, on the Georgia ones: I've found a File:Azalea City Trail 10.jpg and File:VSU Centennial Hall 3.jpg have trashed EXIFs; File:University Honors Program (south face).JPG and many others have intact EXIF. Is there anything you did to the ones like the first two that you didn't do to the others? Maybe some were edited on the computer afterwards? --Closeapple (talk) 01:56, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
I haven't edited any of my photos. The most recent photo I've taken is File:Valdosta 2012 Christmas Parade 28.JPG. Which I've noticed the camera metadata looks much more complete than the ones you've been mentioning. Would having the incorrect date set up to something to the EXIF? Probably not, just a thought. --Mjrmtg (talk) 02:49, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
I'm at a loss to explain how some have valid EXIF and some get pushed into JPEG Comments if you didn't modify it. Did you upgrade the firmware on the camera? Or maybe it has a bug and messes up the EXIF if there happened to be no date at all on the camera at the time? (By the way, I just ran a regex on a bunch of the Georgia photos to remove duplicate categories.) --Closeapple (talk) 03:00, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
I don't like modifying photos, like to keep them as is. I use the same method when transferring the photos from the camera, thought maybe that was it. I'm at a loss too. As you can tell I take a lot of photos. I didn't know it was possible to add a month/year category for a state. I've just always added a year category for the state and a month/year for the United States. Just - thanks for all your help :) --Mjrmtg (talk) 03:04, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
Month in U.S. state categories are unusual. I've created them just because there are so many for those specific months in those specific states, probably because of the Wiki Loves Monuments thing. The only other ones I remember being so big that they deserve subcategories is Category:1973 in Illinois: there are a huge number of photos from the EPA's Documerica project there. From the looks of Category:1973 in the United States, 5 or 6 more states could use it too. --Closeapple (talk) 03:30, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

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I ran a check on all of the photos in User:Mjrmtg/Gallery#California: We got all of them into September 2012 categories already. I've just ran the "big date change" on your photos. I made regexes to match anything with a date of 2012-11-0[2-7] and Mjrmtg anywhere in the description, and change them to the corresponding September dates we discussed. Also, anything that mentioned Mjrmtg in the description had your name added if it wasn't there (I assume you wanted that, based on your other photos), and was added to Category:Pictures by Mjrmtg if it wasn't there; I think all the photos may have already had both of those, though, so it could be that nothing actually got changed for those. (VisualFileChange only lights up to show which files got any changes at all, not which changes happened and which didn't. It's all in the file histories, though, of course.) --Closeapple (talk) 00:28, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

I thank you for everything you've done. I wish I knew how to do what you do on here. Since you are able to do things like add Category:Pictures by Mjrmtg to photos. I know I hadn't added that category to some of my earliest photos I uploaded so was wondering if you could run just that on everything that had Mjrmtg as a description. --Mjrmtg (talk) 00:34, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
I've become addicted to VisualFileChange.js lately. It's probably a dangerous thing when used in the wrong hands for more than a few photos, as it lets the user change anything to anything across multiple photos. (I'm using it on more photos at once than I would expect a typical user to be comfortable with doing.) Using Cat-a-lot and HotCat is usually the best thing to do; but Cat-a-lot doesn't let the user whack 2 or 3 categories at once. Yes, I can add your category name to your images; it's probably just a matter of running the same thing I just did, only across your contribution list instead of categories, I think. I'll try and do that this evening. Do you want your name in the author line at the same time? --Closeapple (talk) 00:45, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
It finally dawned on me why the EXIF on my earlier photos might be messed up. I have the program VuePrint and would use it to look at my photos after I uploaded them to my computer. Sometimes instead of renaming a photo to a logical name in Windows Explorer, I'd do a File - Save As - in VuePrint. Could this possibly corrupt the EXIF file? --Mjrmtg (talk) 13:24, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
For blanked/destroyed EXIF data (such as File:Azalea City Trail 10.jpg)
If a program like VuePrint had EXIF reading but no EXIF writing support, I suppose the author of that program could have exported the values into a JPEG comment so at least they'd be preserved in some form. But it would have to be intentional on the part of the programmer: I don't believe the actual text names of the fields are stored in EXIF data; therefore, the fact that the names appear in text form indicates that something knew what each EXIF code meant. This announcement (from an unofficial website, but quoting the VuePrint author) says that "the CIFF, EXIF, and APP12 info are saved with new images" in VuePrint 7.3 or later; I would hope that would mean something more than EXIF values exported as text in a JPEG comment. Is it possible VuePrint earlier than 7.3 did this instead?
For EXIFs that showed a date 2 months later than actually made (such as File:Beginning of Golden Gate Bridge from The Presidio.JPG)
The only way I could see that happening is that something had the wrong date set. Scenario 1 would be that the camera had its date accidentally set 2 months ahead, and faithfully applied it to all the shots. Scenario 2 would be that the computer had its clock set 2 months ahead, and the editing/conversion software on the computer decided for some reason to set all three of "Date and time of digitizing", "Date and time of data generation", and "File change date and time" instead of leaving "Date and time of digitizing" (usually the camera/scan date) alone. Scenario 3 would be that both were screwy: The camera had no date set at all, and the computer software therefore decided to be helpful and fill in "Date and time of digitizing" along with the others because it didn't exist, but the computer had its clock set 2 months ahead. --Closeapple (talk) 02:42, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
I have VuePrint 8.0 Pro/32 Edition. I don't believe I've updated VuePrint in awhile, so there went that theory. I stopped using it to rename files when I thought it might not be preserving EXIF data. Thanks for the research on the subject. --Mjrmtg (talk) 10:30, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Mjrmtg mass labeling[edit]

OK, ran the "big one". It checked every file for which you are the uploader. Summary of what it did:

  • |author= lines with your username get changed to your username with real name showing, and Category:Pictures by Mjrmtg added.
  • If Florida or Georgia is mentioned in the information, and a {{location}}-style template exists, region:US-FL or region:US-GA is added to the location parameters.
  • If no {{location}}-style template exists, and the file isn't in Category:Location not applicable, {{location possible}} is added before the license. (For a ton of files, this was the only edit. You can tell by the +22 in the edit change.)

Hope that's what you wanted. I did not add pictures to User:Mjrmtg/Gallery even if Category:Pictures by Mjrmtg was added to the picture. --Closeapple (talk) 08:53, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Perfect - thank you very much. --Mjrmtg (talk) 11:19, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Date[edit]

I turned on my camera this morning to take photos and the camera went to the startup menu and asked for today's date. My photos I uploaded today say the photos were taken May 1, 2013 (5/1/2013) instead of January 5, 2013 (1/5/2013). Any chance you can fix the ones I uploaded? They are the only ones in the category of Category:January 2013 in Georgia (U.S. state), thanks. Meanwhile I have to find the menu in the carmera where I can fix the date I entered. --Mjrmtg (talk) 20:12, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Looks like McZusatz (talk · contribs) got to it before me. --Closeapple (talk) 01:08, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
He was able to change the date on the summary line, but not the date in the exif. I don't know how to change that. I did upload another file recently, so its not all the files in the Category:January 2013 in Georgia (U.S. state) that need changing, but most of them. --Mjrmtg (talk) 01:16, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

726 K Street mural[edit]

Hi: i just uploaded an overview of the mural, but under the reddish frieze, there is some recently made artwork, unlikely to be in the public domain. Would you please have a look at File:Tower Records mural overview.jpg, and see if it needs cropped, or if a different license is more appropriate? My own "photography" is for the public domain in this case, and the mural (the subject, not the smaller artworks in the lower panes) is template:PD-US-no notice. Thanks. :) Zerofox (talk) 20:40, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

There's no chance the art in the windows was before 1978, is there? If it was, that would make give it the same public domain status. (Even more unlikely: That it was published between 1978 and March 1989 under the new, more restrictive 1978 definition of "published" that requires copies of it to have been actually transferred to other people by the copyright holder. Pre-1978 "publication" include public display.) If it's not public domain, there are two ways to go about it: Blur the "copyrighted" parts and re-save the file, which will usually lose a very small amount of detail from doing a new JPEG encoding, but some programs can make that minimal; or do a "lossless crop" (which many programs can do) in which the exact JPEG data from the kept part is copied into the new JPEG, so nothing needs to be re-encoded. The third way would be to go find out who has the copyright to the window art and ask them for permission to allow perpetual copying — but that's more work than the others, of course. --Closeapple (talk) 00:19, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
thanks for replying. I will look into borrowing a real camera. All the shots i took while carefully avoiding capturing the artwork at the bottom came out cruddy, and not worth publishing. The works at the bottom are by a series of artists and are all less than five years old. :/ Zerofox (talk) 00:59, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
No problem. If you'd like, I can do a lossless crop on this image for you. --Closeapple (talk) 01:09, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
yes, please. I am editing from a mobile phone, and it isn't easy to do from this device. Zerofox (talk) 01:42, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
Done. Hope that helps. --Closeapple (talk) 08:21, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
thanks. :) Zerofox (talk) 21:43, 17 December 2012 (UTC)


You are now a license reviewer[edit]

Hi, I've closed your request and granted you the reviewer user right. Before you start reviewing, make sure to read Commons:Flickr_files. Also remember COM:FOP & COM:Flickr washing. I recommend installing the review script into your .js file with importScript('User:Rillke/LicenseReview.js'); - it simplifies the choices and gives you thank you text to post with your Flickr account. You can add {{User reviewer}} to your user page as well. If you ever have questions, Commons:License review is pretty thorough on the process, you can ask me, or just wait for another editor to review a questionable image. Good luck!

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Als der Tod ...[edit]

I was taken this photos my own camera, i not worker of this movie, i got agreement to take photos from director, this is all. Silar 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Comment copied to Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Als der Tod ins Leben wuchs (film). --Closeapple (talk) 16:46, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:1980 Moscow Summer Olympics logo.png[edit]

I was thinking more that the author was still alive and isn't free in the source country. As for the TOO, I have no idea on what it is in Russia. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 07:52, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Why did you delete a category in these photos?[edit]

You deleted the category Phil Konstantin from all of these photos. Why? They were credited to me because I took them. Another user said they were appropriate because they showed the breadth of my work and contributions. There is also a page about me on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Konstantin - Phil Konstantin Philkon (talk) 04:11, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi. No, I didn't delete them from all your photos; only from the ones that aren't about you specifically as a subject (like any subject). All the files you've contributed are still in Category:Files by User:Philkon; I added a "see also" at the top of Category:Phil Konstantin, since it seems clear to me that you openly allow your real name to be associated with your username. (Some users get touchy about that; they don't want their username associated with their real-life identities even if it can be guessed.) I also added Category:Phil Konstantin to some where you were also the subject of the image: File:10851PhilKonstantin.jpg and File:CherokeeIDCardsByPhilKonstantin.jpg for example. And then there are the self-portraits, which are also in both categories. I wouldn't want you to get the impression that they are being removed or minimized or something. I noticed that at least two of your photographs have been marked as Commons:Quality images. If you are particularly proud of some photos, you are also allowed to display your work on your user page, as you know. --Closeapple (talk) 05:34, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
OK, Phil Philkon (talk) 08:02, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Reply on Watergate[edit]

Hi, Closeapple. I've replied to your question about Category:Watergate on my talk page. Gildir (talk) 19:06, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

FYI...[edit]

Charles Street and Charles Lane in Manhattan are two different places. Beyond My Ken (talk) 00:05, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes, but they're a half block from each other and parallel, right? Charles Lane appears to go between 165 Charles Street and the identically-designed 176 Perry Street, which is why I added that set of buildings to it. --Closeapple (talk) 00:12, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
(Not "identical" but very close to it.) Yes, you are correct, and I was wrong. I've restored "Charles Lane" to that category. My apologies. Beyond My Ken (talk) 06:33, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
No problem. I'm not from that area, so sorting stuff I stumbled on has taken some time. (Like whether the West Village is part of Greenwich Village, or just west of it, etc. Figured it out after a bunch of things clearly in the West Village have descriptions saying Greenwich Village.) --Closeapple (talk) 12:08, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Billboard photograph -- please clarify[edit]

I transferred w:File:WMMS Rover billboard.jpg from Wikipedia to the Commons as it had been flagged for transfer by a bot. You Fastily deleted the resulting file -- File:Rover WMMS billboard.jpg. Why exactly? Are photos of outdoor billboards, which are essentially giant advertisements, really considered derivative works? How does this photograph differ from this scanned advertisement? Levdr1lostpassword (talk) 21:18, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Billboards aren't special in the United States. (Some countries have freedom of panorama for outdoor works but the United States doesn't.) Billboards can be derivative of copyrighted works (such as a person's photograph or a logo), can have copyrightable creative originality in themselves, and can cause photographs or other copies to be derivative works of the billboard. I meant to nominate those for deletion discussion, but I was using a new tool, and it tagged them for speedy instead — some other users speedy them right off the bat anyway if they think they're copyrighted. The other advertisements are likely in the public domain because they're pre-1989 works: Works first published in the United States before 1989 mostly had to have a copyright notice on them to retain copyright ({{PD-US-1978-89}}); but works from March 1989 forward have copyrights whether a copyright notice is on the publication or not, like the rest of the world has done for much longer. Also, U.S. works before 1978 had to be registered with the Copyright Office, or they would lose copyright also. It's very rare for pre-1978 advertising to even have a copyright notice, let alone have been registered, so they're almost always {{PD-US-no notice}}{{PD-US-not renewed}}. (There are some subtle details involved also: Advertisements that appear in other publications are considered separate works; so if an ad appears in the newspaper before 1989, the ad is in the public domain even if the newspaper had a copyright notice. Conversely, if the ad had a copyright notice and the newspaper didn't, then the newspaper might have become public domain, but the ad didn't. If the whole publication is one work — like an advertising pamphlet from a radio station — then the copyright can appear anywhere obvious and still count.) Note that this, like all the other rules, applies to billboards also: a pre-1989 (make that pre-1978, and see below) U.S. billboard is probably public domain unless it contains an unauthorized copyrighted work. --Closeapple (talk) 21:49, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Levdr1lp / talk 22:00, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
Oh, one other subtlety I forgot to mention: In 1978, the rules changed for what "publication" meant. Before 1978, just about anything that showed up in public was published: if it was somewhere that someone could physically copy it somehow, it was publication. After 1978, "publication" requires that authorized copies actually be made and transferred to others, I believe; merely displaying a work in public doesn't count. Keep that in mind for billboards between 1978 and 1989. (It's not as important for paper advertising that was obviously intended to be given out by the thousands. Also, if you can prove that paper/photo copies of the billboard were transfered to other parties, that's still "publication" even if it happened after 1978.) --Closeapple (talk) 22:17, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

German military orders in Jersey[edit]

Thanks for the work organising German military orders in Jersey. Man vyi (talk) 18:28, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Review of Commons' Scope is now OPEN[edit]

Hi. Earlier this year you contributed to a discussion of Commons' scope at Commons:Requests for comment/scope. I am hoping we can build on the very interesting discussion that happened there, and I would like to invite you to add your further thoughts to a broader review now underway at Review of Commons' Scope. All the best, --MichaelMaggs (talk) 12:08, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

[edit]

Thanks for bringing your concerns to my attention! I fixed the image's S, and reuploaded it minutes ago. Also, I apologize for the mistake regarding my misuse of the CSD template. Though I've been on Wikipedia for about a couple of years now, Commons is an entirely new beast for me, and I'm still trying to learn the ropes. Please let me know if my corrected image is up to par! Signalizing (talk) 21:44, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

The black SVG logo looks OK to me now at multiple resolutions. From looking at the Wegmans website, I wonder where else they even use the brown logo. --Closeapple (talk) 00:46, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Categories about presidents in the Oval Office[edit]

I think it's deciding between the lesser of two evils.
Does every random photo of a non-president in the Oval Office belong in the Oval Office file, or are they better divvied up by administration? I would say the latter.
I guess one could create categories of "Ronald Reagan's Oval Office," for example, in addition to "Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office." I, for one, find it off-putting to click on the latter and see him as a guest in the Nixon Oval Office. And then there is an ex-president like Jimmy Carter, who could have photos from his own administration along with every one since.
I think this may be the best compromise. -- BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 20:24, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Marcella Detroit[edit]

I uploaded her photo, as she is one of the two female vocalists who toured with Eric Clapton during a 1974 tour. I just noticed that you added her to the Category of male vocalists from the United States and corrected it. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 04:59, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Category:Taxi_licenses[edit]

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Re: NBC categories[edit]

I might have been mistaken, but I thought the TV shows had NBC as a category. We hope (talk) 05:26, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Sputnik sound file[edit]

Please see File talk:Possible PDM signal labeled as Sputnik by NASA.ogg#Sputnik or not and comment there, if desired. - dcljr (talk) 01:16, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Bishops by diocese by country[edit]

You may find this category useful. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 09:24, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Re Commons:Deletion requests/File:BeefCutChuck.svg[edit]

Hi, Closeapple. There are several others like this. If they suffer from the same flaw, please go ahead and COM:MDR them if you like, provided there are superior alternatives. --Rrburke (talk) 13:11, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry by serial copyright violator[edit]

Hello, I am concerned about the user LimosaCorel (talk · contribs), whom you spoke to a few months ago regarding copyright. He is still at it, and has been for quite some time, under names such as Lloydbaltazar (talk · contribs) and LoveforMary (talk · contribs). I have filed a report at the User Problems notice board, but there has been no response to that. So I am appealing to you for advice on my next step. I am from en.wiki and unfamiliar with the policies and procedures here at Commons. I am tempted to go on and flag every single contribution LimosaCorel has left as a copyright violation, because I sincerely doubt this user goes around making his own photographs at all, rather than stealing them from around the Internet. Well, it's possible he scans or rephotographs them. Anyway, looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance for your help. Elizium23 (talk) 12:35, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Gender-neutral actor subcategories[edit]

There has been discussions on the English Wikipedia, but not on commons. Categories "Actors" and "actresses" have been separated. Cathy Richards (talk) 13:39, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Don't remove tags without fixing the problem[edit]

Greetings: You removed a tag on File:Thepatronlogo.jpg, but you did not fix the problem that caused the tag to be generated. Please do not remove tags without fixing the problem that caused the tag to be placed on it. I don't understand why you responded when the uploader User_talk:Cont3213 didn't. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 14:17, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

File:9.000919 Pattaya streetscene5.jpg[edit]

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Category:The_Hunger_Games_premiere_in_Los_Angeles[edit]

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