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Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

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

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

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Town of Hampstead[edit]

There's a problem though. Two, even.

  1. Naming it "Town of" is not the standard way. Maybe it's on en.wiki. But this is not en.wiki, this is Commons.
  2. A correct name is the basis for automatic categorization of "People of...." (see template {{People of the United States by city}}). -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 16:13, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
First, the name is "Hempstead," not "Hampstead." Second, when people think of Hempstead, New York, they tend to think of the Village of Hempstead, not the town. Third, there was already a discussion on this topic two years ago, and we agreed to distinguish town names from village names in this manner. As for "People of" category, the disambiguation problem exists there too. ----DanTD (talk) 16:19, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Then we should find another way. Ie. "Hempstead (town), New York" and "Hempstead (village), New York". Where did that discussion take place? -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 16:24, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
It started here then took off from there. All Towns on Long Island have had their categories renamed except for two of them (Town of North Hempstead, New York and Town of Shelter Island, New York), and I'm still trying to get North Hempstead renamed. ----DanTD (talk) 16:29, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Just because of that wouldn't be better to think to a common way to name these towns in an uniform way (like ie [Georgia (U.S. state)]? It affects its children categories (which must be named after the parent one, so if the place is XXX the subcategories must be People of XXX) and for this reason we should adopt a categorization like "Place (town), state" and "Place (village), state" rather than "Town of place, state". -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 16:37, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
This may be true, but there's the issue of readability here. ----DanTD (talk) 16:39, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Speaking as someone who grew up in the Town of Hempstead (but not in the village of Hempstead): that's what we call them. "Town of Hempstead" and "Hempstead". Yes, it's confusing to outsiders, but those really are what they are almost always called by locals. - Jmabel ! talk 16:45, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Ok, then we can as well work on a way to find a satisfactory, non-ambiguous, way of categorizing those exceptions (btw why categorizing people by hamlets, if the nearest administrative division is the township?). -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 16:49, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
There are hamlets that share the same names as the towns they're in too. I for one grew up in the Town of Brookhaven, but not the hamlet and CDP of Brookhaven. Jmabel and I are fellow ex-Long Islanders, so we both understand these issues. ----DanTD (talk) 16:52, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Ok. 2 things then: 1. we should find a way to categorize these exceptions in uniform way and 2. always remember that people of hamlets are child categories of people of the towns they're into ;-) -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 17:20, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
It's better than what was there before, that's for sure. ----DanTD (talk) 18:34, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
You are probably right, but that should not be preventing us from seeking for an even better solution: have a look here and see the position of Hempstead, Montgomery, and Smithtown: category names style should be as the most uniform as possible in order to allow them to be managed both by templates and bots. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 21:18, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

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

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

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

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

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File:Selma-Smithfield Amtrak-2-.JPG[edit]

Looking at File:Selma-Smithfield Amtrak-2-.JPG that appears to be a dining car behind the Amfleet cafe. Neither the Carolinian nor the Palmetto would normally have one. Odd. Mackensen (talk) 13:28, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Do any other Amtrak services use that curved connecting track? Keep in mind also, this picture was taken in 2008. ----DanTD (talk) 17:26, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
The Silver Star would pass through, though the dining car on the end is a strange configuration unless there are Viewliners on the rear (how much of a curve?) that I can't see. I don't suppose you recall if the train was moving? Mackensen (talk) 22:08, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
If I recall, it did stop there briefly. I've been on the Silver Star before, and admittedly, I didn't recognize that many locations within North or South Carolina, usually because it was the middle of the night and I was trying to sleep, only to wake up in the middle of nowhere while the train was being sidetracked for some long-ass freight train going in the opposite direction. ----DanTD (talk) 04:08, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

"Suburban" Amtrak station in Washington, DC[edit]

Yes, the geotags for those files are clearly incorrect. I've found a variety of errors in the metadata of Documerica photos. Ostensibly the geotags were provided by NARA, although the external link to "NARA geographical record" is a dead link. The instructions for these NARA files says, "...please do not modify the other fields." So we're not supposed to remove the erroneous geotags. I suppose the only recourse is to submit a correction in the NARA error log; I dunno if anyone will ever get around to responding to those.

BTW the station in the photos is most likely the old Capital Beltway station in Maryland, since that's the only suburban station that was served by the Metroliner. But since the title or documentation of the photo itself doesn't name the station, I'm not sure if we can add that information to the metadata. Caseyjonz (talk) 03:37, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Category:Photographs taken on a particular date[edit]

I'm failing to see how Category:Photographs taken on 2008-09-14 or other date is useful. Will all our millions of dated pictures get such a category? Jim.henderson (talk) 01:16, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

I don't know. Somebody just started adding specific dates to our pictures. ----DanTD (talk) 01:43, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear DanTD,

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

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

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

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

Click here to view the top images »

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

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