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I use this account to upload images for Wikipedia and Wikinews.

I probably won't check my talk page here very often, so please leave a message for me in one of those other spaces. — David Vasquez 05:01, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Since I don't know where these other Places are I ask you here. Does CurWorldWeatherMapImage C has any Purpose? -guety 02:03, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I replied on Guety's user talk page. — DV 17:10, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Ok, looked a bit like created by accident. -guety 23:37, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

North American weather map[edit]

Could you add Toronto and Detroit/Windsor to the Weatherbot? Thanks. -- user:zanimum

They'll be in the expanded North America regional maps after the next WeatherChecker release. — DV 13:20, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Bot status[edit]

Great work on the maps, but is there a reason for not getting bot status so as to not clutter recent changes? Dori | Talk 03:40, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I left a reply on Dori's user talk page. — DV 06:48, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I'm just a user. I believe you have to be a steward to add bot status, but I could be wrong. Dori | Talk 12:54, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Image:Central Intelligence Agency logo.png[edit]

This image has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests. Thuresson 16:54, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. I replied on that page. — DV 06:07, 5 May 2005 (UTC)

Hi David. The logo seems to have been inappropriately deleted. Do you still have a copy of it? Could you please re-upload it? Thanks, Dbenbenn 21:40, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

Weather-Bot Pictures[edit]

Hi, is there any possiblity that these many pictures don`t occur on the latest file-List? I won´t say that they spam the list, but sometimes there´s no other effect. CU --Herrick 09:33, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Not the right way (copy of talk on WeatherBot discussion)[edit]

While the idea is good, I think that the way it is done should be modified. Imagine a bot that generates pictures of all quotes from all companies worldwide with graphs for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, etc... It would be a complete waste of ressources. Wouldn't it be better to store the statistics and generate the needed picture on the fly when requested in an article. This would be much more flexible (changing the maps, putting it on top of other maps such as satellite, average temperature, height, etc...). Moreover, they are in English and would not fit in other Wikis. It would be better to include this bot in Commons and generate the localized maps in the proper language (with some caching if speed is a concern). What do you think ?

Oh I forgot, when you press "random file", you have 50% of chance of getting one of these weather maps, I find this quite annoying because I liked to pick a picture at random and add it in the articles... Dake 30 June 2005 17:56 (UTC)

That's right, I also think the weather maps are kind of annoying since they flood Commons (see "Latest files"...) and are of not much use in any of the wikipedias, only for a very limited time on the wikinews site. I think being a global weather archive is clearly out of scope of Commons, and a separate weather wiki project should be started. --AndreasPraefcke 6 July 2005 07:41 (UTC)
I agree with Andreas, this weather bot should be subject to a full discussion with a vote Dake 19:35, 10 July 2005 (UTC)
As you can see above, when I point out my site of view some days before, it´s necessary to set an limit on this flood of pictures. --Herrick 18:21, 13 July 2005 (UTC)
I also agree with Andreas. Stop it. Or use a Imagename like weather-today.jpg and overwrite the pics from yesterday.Kolossos 19:35, 13 July 2005 (UTC)
I also agree with Andreas... I think a historical record of weather is fine for wikipedia or wikisource, but in image form? Why would it ever be useful to have a year's worth of weather data in jpeg format? Instead, we could find a place to update the information in tabular form and use a single image name that gets overwritten every day. --Quasipalm 13:44, 3 August 2005 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Aus Blank.jpg[edit]

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, David Vasquez!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

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--gildemax 11:06, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

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File source is not properly indicated: File:KMT_flag.JPG[edit]

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Hello, David Vasquez!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

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Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 10:52, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


File source is not properly indicated: File:Philippines flag large.png[edit]

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File source is not properly indicated: File:Zimbabwe flag large.png[edit]

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Please help replace this outdated license[edit]

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Wikinews sounds without free license[edit]

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Hi David, at those files there is no free license (conflicting with COM:L) and source and author is not mentioned. Thank you! --Saibo (Δ) 01:17, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

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McZusatz (talk) 21:54, 12 October 2013 (UTC)