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File:TriosePhosphateIsomerase Ribbon pastel.png[edit]

This is a wonderful image, and, as a student, it's simply amazing to see the history of something that's become so ubiquitous. I just have one question, simply for documenting history of science and that sort of thing: Could you tell me which publications this was used in (I mean, obviously, if it was just used in lectures, it was still designed by you, which makes it highly notable, but knowing the details is useful for any people documenting this in future.

Thanks again so much for this,

Adam Cuerden.

P.S. I've nominated this for featured picture on English Wikipedia as well. I hope you don't mind - I just thought it was so incredibly wonderful that everyone should see it =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 10:04, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello! I'm not clear where I should be putting this reply - but I hope you see this.

Thanks so much for your generous comments - it's really satisfying to know that other people value this image. The large original drawing is up on the wall in my office, and I still enjoy looking at it. I definitely intend to see what else our lab has that would be useful in the Commons. Of course, I'm certainly fine with TIM being nominated for FP on Wikipedia. I finally learned enough to get the image onto my biography page there, and have been correcting a few mistakes and adding a bit more facts & references to that page and a few of the related pages on protein structure and graphics - I hope I've hit an OK balance on improving the info without biasing anything (in some cases, I think, improving coverage of other people & programs).

The TIM line drawing from which the pastel version was made (in pen, on 8 1/2 x 11 translucent drawing paper, since it was made on top of a primitive printout of the backbone coordinates, and with B&W shading done by cut-out-and-stick-on plastic film) was published in the original Anatomy & Taxonomy article, Fig. 90, and in Richardson (2000) "Early ribbon drawings of proteins" Nature Structural Biology 7: 624-5. After a bad experience earlier, we had made a point of copyrighting drawings & figures ourselves, in Anatax (footnote on first page). The slide verson of the pastel drawing was published in Richardson et al. (1992) "Looking at proteins: representations, folding, packing, and design" Biophysical Journal 63:1186-1209, doi 0006-3495/92/11/1186/24 (it was the Biophysical Society's national lecture that year, and they paid for all the color figures!). It is also the background on the main page of our website (http://kinemage.biochem.duke.edu). It has probably also been in or on various textbooks, and perhaps in some other papers or chapters - but color used to be expensive, of course.

Dcrjsr (talk) 21:54, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello again! First, let me apologise if this is a bit meandering - it's been a long day, and I have a slight cold. Basically, you're doing fine, the rest is largely just advice about Wikipedia. With some other stuff worked in.

Right! I just checked your edits to your page - and discovered that I had accidentally undid some of your changes while fixing a mistake I had made. Oops! I've fixed that. Your changes are fine; however - and of course this next bit does not describe you - there have been problems with people using Wikipedia to shamelessly advertise themselves: creating articles about their wonderful snake oil, promoting their books, that sort of thing. Hence, Wikipedia can be a little sensitive about people editing their own articles, so it may be best to, say, copy the article to en:User:Dcrjsr/Jane S. Richardson, make the changes there, and then ask someone to review your changes and copy it over, or suggest the changes on en:Talk:Jane S. Richardson, that sort of thing. And yes, it's silly in your case, but it's far easier to get sensible people to voluntarily jump through some easy hoops than to get the really problematic people to agree to rules that other people don't have to obey.

All the above does not apply to en:ribbon diagram or any other articles but biographies of you and maybe your husband. By all means, edit en:ribbon diagram, en:protein, anything else you want. Now, Wikipedia does require a bit extra documentation - all the facts need to have a source given. This is solely because it's a collaborative project. You know a lot of things about proteins, X-ray crystallography and so on. But the articles are going to be edited by other people, and after a while, it becomes difficult to sort out the facts you added from information added by people who may not know what they were talking about. Giving a source makes it easy for someone to go through and clean the article up again.

Oh yes, I edit under another name on Wikipedia than here, mainly because, well, I don't want Wikipedia conflicts showing up under my rather unusual real name, but don't mind people seeing my productive and unlikely-to-result-in-real-conflict work on Commons. I'll send you a message with that account.

The details on how you made the original black and white drawing - film over printouts - is really interesting. Have you ever published the details of how you made them (your webpage, being, well, your webpage, would be sufficiently authorative for information like that)? If there's a source for it, it'd be interesting to add to the history section of en:ribbon diagram.

Finally, for the record, the ideal place to put replies is on the other user's talk page, as they get notified that way. Most people will still find replies if you do it on your own talk page, though, and some people insist on replying there. Adam Cuerden (talk) 20:52, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

P.S. One last thing: Don't worry about potential problems editing Wikipedia too much. I mean, there's a few nasty people on Wikipedia, like everywhere, but most people are pretty helpful, and will be willing to talk you through any difficulty. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:05, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Valued Image Promotion[edit]

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Hello,

My company, DCS Congressional, is working on a redesign of Congressman Lloyd Doggett's website, the 25th District of Texas. We'd like to use your picture (found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WildflowerCtr_lupine_close.jpg) as part of the skin of the homepage. If you could please let me know if this would be alright, I would greatly appreciate it.

I can be reached at bwall@dcspolitics.com, or by the number 202.544.2950.

Feedback at your earliest convenience would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! Ben -- Ben Wall DCS Congressional 202.544.2950 bwall@dcspolitics.com

FP promotion[edit]

TriosePhosphateIsomerase Ribbon pastel photo.png
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The image File:TriosePhosphateIsomerase Ribbon pastel photo.png, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:TriosePhosphateIsomerase Ribbon pastel photo.png has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.

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--D-Kuru (talk) 21:03, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Two people using one account[edit]

Two people using one account, as you have indicated on your userpage, is not allowable per our licensing. When you edit Commons, you are releasing your edits under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. Because of how things have to be attributed, only one person can use one account. Please see w:WP:NOSHARE. I realize that link leads to Wikipedia, a sister project, but that rule stands for all projects that are run under Wikimedia. Killiondude (talk) 19:19, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

OK - I'm the only one that's actually used this account, and I've changed the statement on its page. My husband & I have worked together for nearly 50 years, run a lab together, share an email account, etc - so that was the natural thing for me to set up.Dcrjsr (talk) 00:04, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply, and for understanding. Killiondude (talk) 00:10, 30 December 2009 (UTC)


Wonderful Eastern Sierra photos![edit]

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Thanks so much for your very well-done Eastern Sierra photos. I put them in a few galleries: Sierra Nevada, USA, Ansel Adams Wilderness, and Sequoia National Park. Hike395 (talk) 07:59, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm really pleased that you like them, and put them out in a more accessible place! Maybe you'd be willing to weigh in one way or the other on my current FP candidate, Vertical_cliffs_above_willows_Emigrant_Wilderness.jpg. My husband & I have loved hiking the Sierra for over 50 years now - but our cameras were not Wikimedia-worthy until fairly recently. I have (and will take, I hope) more good images that I'll gradually continue selecting & uploading. Incidentally, I was blown away by the night picture from Mt Whitney that you found! Dcrjsr (talk) 15:43, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Question[edit]

{{helpme}} How can I change an image I uploaded to the more open license I intended? By mistake, I've tagged some of my uploads as SA, which I did not mean to do. Thanks for any advice! Dcrjsr (talk) 04:30, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

I think if you just changed the license tags you'll be fine. Especially since you're giving it a "more free" license. Killiondude (talk) 06:09, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks very much! I'm now checking them and doing that where needed. Dcrjsr (talk) 20:07, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

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wow![edit]

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For exceptionally artful and thoughtfully-composed photographs of Emigrant Wilderness and other landscapes, I award Dcrjsr this Barnstar. Thanks!--ragesoss (talk) 04:00, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

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your candidate statement[edit]

Please note that the link to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TriosePhosphateIsomerase_Ribbon_pastel_photo_mat.png is broken in your statement in Board elections/2011/Candidates/en. Ofrahod (talk) 13:33, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

I am translating the candidate statements. Could you clarify a few things in yours for me? My first question is: what does "ww" stand for? Ofrahod (talk) 14:03, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the heads-up! ww means worldwide, and should be spelled out if I have enough characters left. I think the link problem is probably those parentheses - I should put them outside the whole link. But presently I can't edit on that page - presumably it's blocked for the translation step, and so we won't change things. Do you know who could make those corrections for me?Dcrjsr (talk) 14:52, 23 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I am sure that the translation step is not to be blamed for the blocking, because it is an ongoing process, involving dozens of languages, and takes forever. If it were blocking the candidates page, there wouldn't have been any changes in it... Besides, when I am translating, I am making all the changes in my language's page and not in the original English page, and I believe all the other translators do the same. Anyway, I suggest that you publish a question about your editing problem in the English page's Discussion. Ofrahod (talk) 06:44, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks, it's been fixed. Dcrjsr (talk) 04:18, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Interview request[edit]

Hello Dcrjsr, would you be willing to answer some questions about your own work and background for a blog post? It would be nice for the newer candidates to have a chance to say a bit more about where they are coming from. Warm regards, and best of luck in the election, --SJ+ 21:26, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Sure. Dcrjsr (talk) 21:33, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Help compile Objective Data about the Candidates[edit]

Posted to all candidates talk page:

To aid in the fair evaluation of all the candidates, especially those not active on EnWiki, verifiable data about the candidates is being compiled. Anyone is invited to help compile the data since it is all publicly available on-wiki.

But since the people best qualified to help are the candidates themselves, it seems reasonable to ask:

  • Which languages do you speak? (voter statement)
  • Which projects do you contribute to?
    • For each, when was your first edit?
    • For each, how many total edits? (exact figures not need)
  • Which projects are you an admin on?
  • Are you a bureaucrat? which projects? when?
  • Are you a CheckUser? Which projects? When did you start??
  • Are you a steward? If so when were you made one?
  • Have you served in a verifiable leadership role on a project? (e.g. Like EnWiki's Founder or Arbcom member)
  • Have you served in a verifiable leadership role on at the Chapter or Foundation level? (Trustee, etc)

Are there any objectively verifiable facts that should be included in this guide but aren't?

(Incidentally, this document won't reflect my own personal values or wikipolitical opinions. Ideally it will come to exist outside of my userspace in some neutral, visible location. -- Alecmconroy)

  • For use in editing, I only speak English. I know a little bit of German, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese, but I tend to lean on the abilities of my linguistically talented sister (whose career was in the Foreign Service and was also a professional translator for Knopf).
  • I am most active on Commons, contributing scientific and other images. About 800 edits; first edit 2009-01-21. About 300 edits on en:wikipedia; first edit 2009-01-20. When I retire, I'll probably also get involved in WikiSource and perhaps WikiSpecies.
  • This is my first foray into wiki administration of any sort, and I am not a chapter member. I mostly want to put what time I have into adding and editing content, but (as well as research, writing, and teaching) I do have wide experience in scientific societies and collaborations, and some in large software projects - those are the perspectives I would bring to the Board. -- Dcrjsr (talk) 15:32, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for running[edit]

Hi, Dcjsr. I hope you won't be too discouraged by the election results and that you'll consider running again the next time. I rated each contender, based on their candidate statement and their answers to the questions, and you came out with the highest rating. I suppose that incumbency and name recognition played significant roles in the outcome. If voters' leading criteria had been the ability to articulate concise, sensible statements and answers, I think you would have won hands-down. Cheers, Rivertorch (talk) 05:03, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks very much for the analysis and encouragement! On balance, I'm actually happier not having won. I realized after finding out the true extent of commitment that the present time was not very sensible for me, while dealing with an unusually large lab, several international collaborations, and the presidency of the Biophysical Society. I do indeed intend to run again, when we get to a semi-retired status.Dcrjsr (talk) 13:33, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Rename requests[edit]

For a simple rename request, it would be great if you would use {{rename}} by preference. We usually reserve {{badname}} for situations where the file has been uploaded twice. Thanks. Request has been done.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:36, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, and noted - I'll do that in future. Dcrjsr (talk) 02:04, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

My new project - WWC[edit]

Hi Jane! I hope all is well. I wanted to stop by to share a new project with you that I am developing, called the WikiWomen's Collaborative. I would love your input about the project.

WWC needs you!
  • You can find the project page here.
  • On the talk page, you'll find a number of questions I'm seeking input on. I'm especially seeking thoughts about hosting the space off of Wikipedia (in the WordPress section). I hope you will join in on the conversation.
  • Finally, this project will be developed with volunteers from around the world who want to engage and support bringing new women to Wikipedia. If you think you'd like to be involved in some capacity, that'd be awesome. We're still working on developing roles, but, you can learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

Thank you for the consideration and I hope you'll participate in developing this exciting new project to bring more women to Wikipedia! Sarah (talk) 23:53, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Purshia tridentata[edit]

Ceanothus gregii

Hi Dcrjsr; Would you be kind enough to have another look at the bush in File:California quail on antelope brush close.jpg, please? Purshia tridentata has three-lobed fan-shaped leaves and terminal solitary flowers on short leafy lateral spurs, not the oval entire leaves and many-flowered clusters of this individual. Forgive me if I'm mistaken. Best wishes, --Walter Siegmund (talk) 00:28, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks very much for the note - I think you're right, but now I'm not sure what it actually is. I'll take a closer look at that bush next time I'm there, and see if I can figure it out. Dcrjsr (talk) 14:52, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
I don't know what it is either; I'm not as familiar as I might be with the flora of California. Thank you for having a look. Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 18:52, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
I did get a better look, and the bush turns out to be Ceanothus Gregii (cupleaf ceanothus), as in File:Cupleaf ceanothus C greggii close.jpg and File:Cupleaf ceanothus C greggii bush mountainside.jpg. I'll ask for a file rename on the quail image, and thanks for alerting me to the problem. Dcrjsr (talk) 16:43, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Greetings from WikiProject Open Access[edit]

Dear Dcrsr,

it is now one year since WikiProject Open Access was started by en:User:Bluerasberry on January 10, 2012. Since then, the project has advanced modestly, but we have not interacted much. For the coming year, we certainly want to improve on that.

We also plan to overhaul the project pages to make them more conducive to collaboration, and we are pondering the idea of expanding the concept of a WikiProject Open Access to projects other than the English Wikipedia, e.g. to other languages or to Wikimedia Commons. You are warmly invited to add your voice to all that. We would also appreciate if you would share some of your OA-related activities by way of our news ticker or via the monthly Open Access report that is part of the GLAM newsletter (to which you can subscribe here), or as you see fit otherwise.

As a visual token of the anniversary, I am adding today's Open Access File of the Day. Feel free to nominate files yourself. As of today, Category:Open access (publishing) contains more than 15,000 files, of which about 2/3 are video and sound files uploaded by the Open Access Media Importer.

Thanks for being part of the project, and looking forward to more interaction. With a smile, -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 23:51, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

I hadn't been aware of your role in the Biophysical Society, but I am glad to have learned of it from the Signpost interview. I would be glad to discuss how Wikimedia and the Society could collaborate beyond WP:BIOPHYS on the English Wikipedia. The contest is a nice start, and it opens up a wide range of possibilities around openly licensed and collaboratively curated materials on biophysics. For instance, what about a Wikimedia spin to papers in the Biophysical Journal, as already implemented at RNA Biology and PLOS Computational Biology? Or Wikimedia workshops at the 2014 annual meeting (example), or liberating materials from the Society's archives onto Commons or Wikisource? With a smile, -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 11:16, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
The default license at PLOS journals is CC BY, as indicated at the very bottom of each page as well as in the copyright section of each article (example & background). -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 06:25, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
At meetings this year of both Biophysics and American Crystallographic Association, I've made some progress toward convincing Council members that society photographs should be given open licenses. Almost no one I talk to yet understands the distinction or its importance, so there's a big educational effort needed. Dcrjsr (talk) 21:05, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
What about proposing a Wiki(p/m)edia session (example) or one on reuse of openly licensed materials (example) for the upcoming Biophysical Society meeting in SF? What is the current state of the contest - has the jury already made a decision? -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 00:52, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
For the contest, we're down to 7 finalists for the 6 prizes, but haven't yet decided which one to drop. I think perhaps that instead of yet another general Wikipedia-edit session at the meeting, I may propose one on "Wikimedia - the importance & impact of open-license images to our science", and have the contest next year be specifically for uploading open media relevant to biophysics. If that idea is accepted, would you, or someone else you know in the Open Access project who'd feel connected to the scientific end, be willing to come to the meeting (Feb 16-19 in San Francisco) to talk briefly at such a session? We gained a lot by having User:Phoebe 2 years ago and User:Keilana last year, and the society can provide a one-day registration and some level of travel support for such a speaker. Dcrjsr (talk) 17:15, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
I would very much like to be part of that but it looks as if I am going to be in another meeting during those days, so I could only chime in remotely. But given that there is a very active community of Wikimedians in and around SF, it shouldn't be too difficult to find someone to give a talk that would be useful to such an audience. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 21:22, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Sorry you're tied up then, but I sympathize with that problem and appreciate your interest in what we're trying to do. Could you help me with a contact to get started looking in the SF wiki community? I've never gotten involved in a local chapter, and don't understand the ropes of that aspect yet. Dcrjsr (talk) 15:47, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
Brief update: I have contacted some people and am confident that someone will be there. Still trying to free myself for this, though. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 15:57, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the various efforts! I've added myself to the email list for the SF group, in preparation for sending out a query - but I'll hold off for now and see what you come up with. Dcrjsr (talk) 23:14, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Nothing wrong in sending that query out now already. I will probably need until the end of next week to be sure, which is not too far from the deadline. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 23:32, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
OK, I'll do that. It's a good point that the abstract deadline is really close. Dcrjsr (talk) 23:45, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
Did you hear back from them? I am now available at least for Sunday Feb 16 and probably for one or two more days too, so I think we can start drafting something. -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 22:07, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
I've gotten the meeting organizers to schedule the wiki session for Sunday afternoon Feb 16, 2:15-3:30. Can I tell them you'll be there as a local expert on open media & wiki editing? They'll provide you with a free one-day registration. The session will soon be advertised in the Biophysical Society newsletter. You'd also be very welcome & appreciated at the dinner we'll have for the 4 of our 6 contest winners who'll be at the meeting, along with wiki folks from the society (probably Sun evening, perhaps Sat). I can also now send out a sensible message to the SF group to see if anyone else is interested in coming - perhaps some of the local SF grad students & postdocs might end up joining the group. At the society's Council meeting last Sat they agreed unanimously to make meeting photographs taken by the society's photographers open license, as feasible, and will try to persuade entrants in their yearly image contest to do likewise. Dcrjsr (talk) 05:04, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

amelanchier rename[edit]

hello;

just wanted to double-check with you about the rename of this file.

not that i'm an expert, but the plant doesn't seem exactly like either alnifolia or utahensis, going by leaf-shape.

was wondering if the classification might be erroneous for both types?

Lx 121 (talk) 19:32, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment - of course they could still be classified wrong; do you have an alternative suggestion? All 3 of my Sierra Amelanchier images (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Dcrjsr/gallery_of_Sierra_flowers) definitely have the characteristic thin, ovate leaves with serrations toward the tip but not all the way back - as opposed to Vaccinium laeves, for instance), and are more like utahensis in being slightly hairy esp on the underside, and at higher elevations than alnifolia - so I'm pretty sure alnifolia was wrong. My Sierra-Nevada-specific books list only those two species. Comparing images in CalPhoto looks consistent, but not definitive. Dcrjsr (talk) 20:58, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Convert[edit]

I noticed that some of the great flower pictures you have uploaded use an incorrect option in Template:Convert. In case you do some more, here are two examples (from File:5-fingered cinquefoil Potentilla gracilis leaf.jpg):

  • {{convert|2500|m|abbrev=on}} → 2,500 metres (8,200 ft)[Convert: Invalid option]
  • {{convert|2500|m|abbr=on}} → 2,500 m (8,200 ft)

As shown above (hover the mouse over the error message), "abbrev" is not correct; it should be "abbr". In case you are wondering why you did not see that message before, it's because the convert templates have just been switched over to a new system. Johnuniq (talk) 03:46, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks very much! It seems that I had the right form in my crib sheet, so I hope most of my uses of it are correct - I must have done some wrong from memory, but now I'll probably not forget. Dcrjsr (talk) 04:00, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

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.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your fantastic Vault protein structure image just got used (along with some others you made CC on this site if I'm not mistaken) in the Biophysical Society's “Biophysical Highlights from 54 Years of Macromolecular Crystallography” (Richardson and Richardson, Biophysical Journal Volume 106 February 2014 510–525), OA

Cheers for sharing your work :~} Maddo16 (talk) 08:19, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Ribbon drawing photograph[edit]

Hello,

I'd like to use your ribbon photo in my PhD dissertation. Do I have to attribute it to you? If so, how do I do this? I'm sorry if there is an obvious answer to this question somewhere, or if I'm asking it in the wrong place, but I'm fairly new to using Wikimedia Commons and unfamiliar with how this goes.

Agnes

Glad the ribbon will be useful - I'm curious which one? (You can find a great many on my Commons user page, or under the Ribbon drawings category.) All you need to do is mention Jane Richardson in the caption to your figure. Dcrjsr (talk) 13:43, 29 May 2014 (UTC)


Thanks! I want to use the alpha helix.