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About: Dinosaur skeleton with bad reflections

Hi there,

I'm has been finished your request at Commons:Graphic_Lab_School/Images_to_improve#Dinosaur_skeleton_with_bad_reflections. Please have a look. Ivan Akira (talk) 13:46, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Fossil Categories

Hi FunkMonk, I dont know if youve seen the discussion currently happening at WP:TOL about the categorization of fossil images. As one of the editors who uses the categories I think it would be good toget you input on the matter. --Kevmin (talk) 18:20, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

About: Dinosaur skeleton with bad reflections

Hi there,

I'm has been finished your request at Commons:Graphic_Lab_School/Images_to_improve#Dinosaur_skeleton_with_bad_reflections. Please have a look. Ivan Akira (talk) 13:46, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Fossil Categories

Hi FunkMonk, I dont know if youve seen the discussion currently happening at WP:TOL about the categorization of fossil images. As one of the editors who uses the categories I think it would be good toget you input on the matter. --Kevmin (talk) 18:20, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Open Dinosaur proyect

yeah i am aware they sent me a mail to ask me about the use of them. thanks for the tip :) -LadyofHats (talk) 07:32, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

protection

Please can you protect this file File:Map Serbia Blank .png because it's used as map on bs.wikipedia, and it's always reverted and vandalised by user from Serbia.--CERminator (talk) 11:25, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Whoops

Yes you are an admin but are you sure this was a good idea [1]? On Commons we store free images - we do not decide which version other wikies should use. The original now has a mark that usage has been universally replaced and that could get an admin to delete the image because these images is in Category:Candidates for speedy deletion. I think that deleting original images is a bad idea. --MGA73 (talk) 12:27, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh, didn't know it came up for speedy deletion automatically. Or maybe I forgot it, haven't used the admin tools so frequently the past few months since my PC has been broken. I'd had removed the tag if you hadn't, and will do so from now on if the images aren't duplicates. FunkMonk (talk) 13:03, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah it is hard to remember everything. But if you find a way to prevent a PC from braking down I would be happy to know :-D
I'll let you know, heheh. FunkMonk (talk) 22:20, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

File Upload Problems

Hi Funk! Just a quick question. I have been trying to upload a new version of File:Gallimimus Steveoc86.jpg but every time I try I get a warning saying 'A file with this name exists already in the shared file repository'. Would you happen to know what is causing this? Thanks. Steveoc 86 (talk) 20:18, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

I just tryed and I get the message "A file with this name already exists; please check File:Gallimimus Steveoc86.jpg if you are not sure whether you want to change it." and then I can choose "Ignore warning and save file anyway" or to "Return to upload form and choose a differend name". When I select "Ignore..." it works for me. --MGA73 (talk) 20:25, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks MGA for trying. I just tried again and I still got the message. A file with this name exists already in the shared file repository. If you still want to upload your file, please go back and use a new name.' and a box with File:$1 in it appears. I have had this problem since Yesterday. There is no option to override. Steveoc 86 (talk) 20:32, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi! I'm sorry I didn't see this, because I haven't had Internet access during the weekend. I haven't heard about that error before, so either you could ask at the helpdesk[2], or you could upload the file under a different name, and then I could delete the old version and rename the new one to the old name or somehting. FunkMonk (talk) 22:56, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. I just had a quick look at the help desk, there were a few people with the same problem. Seems to be a known bug.Steveoc 86 (talk) 17:30, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
Seems to work now, I was able to update this[3] image, and Smokey updated one of his too. FunkMonk (talk) 23:11, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

File:3133_(7)Jeita.JPG

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:3133_(7)Jeita.JPG has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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Stifle (talk) 13:55, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

File:DMNS54M_CimolichthysNepaholica.jpg

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Kevmin (talk) 05:28, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Glyptodon

I'm more than sure.--Bramfab (talk) 20:01, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

The description of item, visible in the museum, not in the photo (which display only a short label), unless do you want me to ask to the paleontologist of museum if he is sure about the classification of that specific fossil (a gift from somebody from Argentinian if I remember well). Or you are an experts of Argentinian mammalian fossils and you are observed in the photos some anatomic features that lead you to judge about an erroneous classification. In such case I would like to know your observation and I'll pass your comment to the responsible of paleontological section of the museum.--Bramfab (talk) 07:13, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

See, that's all you had to say. FunkMonk (talk) 18:26, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Image moves

Re: File:Sues rex.jpg

  1. Please do not move images from Wikipedia which have already been moved to Commons.
  2. When moving images, please use the original file name rather than your own. This will also help ensure that the image hasn't already been moved. Rklawton (talk) 15:17, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
As you may have noticed, the image has been tagged as a duplicate for quite a while, by me. FunkMonk (talk) 13:30, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, FunkMonk/Archives!

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:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

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 05:51, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

File:Dino tracks 01.png

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Dino tracks 01.png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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--217.109.68.123 11:33, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Fossil cats

Hi FunkMonk, If you have time would you be willing to go through the Fossils discussion on ToL and summarize the "retain separate extinct and fossil cats" position for User:Tiptoey? At this point the only summary has been provided by Snek01. I have trouble simplifying my thought to non-scientific minds and so don't feel I would do an adequate job. If you don't have the time, would we be able to collaborate on producing a summary? Thanks. --Kevmin (talk) 19:54, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, was on vacation last week so didn't see this message. I'll see what I can do tomorrow. FunkMonk (talk) 01:10, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Tuojiangosaurus

Hi FunkMonk, are you sure that the skeleton on that picture is a Tuojiangosaurus? Please answer. DenesFeri

Yes, we have other images of that exact skeleton too, and they only have Tuojiangosaurus in the British Museum, You can also see on the spikes that it is not Stegosaurus, since they are triangular, whereas Stegosaurus has pentagonal spikes. FunkMonk (talk) 14:50, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

OK, thank you! DenesFeri 09:35, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

File:Tarabulus ruins.jpg

This is a bit strange. Why didnt you simply ask for deletion of the first upload an uploaded the ruins image somewhere else? --Martin H. (talk)

Heh, don't ask, I was very new at Commons back then and didn't know what I was doing... I must have been thinking somewhere along the lines of not wanting to waste file space or whatever, doesn't make much sense to me now. FunkMonk (talk) 10:39, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Photograph

Why did you delete the Whitney Houston photo? Jayy008 (talk) 17:51, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Because it had been put on Flickr by someone other than the real author, so called "Flickr washing". FunkMonk (talk) 18:12, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

{{duplicate}}

The {{duplicate}} template is only for exact duplicates or scaled down versions of images. We have absolutely no reason to get rid of crops, rotations or old originals [4]. Thanks :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 09:36, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Well alright, but the moa image wasn't a crop made by anyone here, I found the image in that size and bad resolution, thought it ws the original, and uploaded it long ago, but now I saw that soemone had uploaded an uncropped high reslution version, so I simply thougt the bad res version was redundant. But I'l make a similar crop of the new image and upload it on top of the bad res one then. Unrotated versions are pretty much useless duplicates though, since the rotated version should had been uploaded on top of the unrotated one, instead as in a new file. FunkMonk (talk) 12:18, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
You can add {{rotate}} to rotate images with a bot. Then the "new" image will be uploaded on top of the old one. --MGA73 (talk) 12:33, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, but what if a rotated version has already been uploaded under another name, as in this case? Should there really be two of the same image on Commons, rotated and uselessly unrotated? FunkMonk (talk) 12:36, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
They are not alike anyway. One is yellow and one is white. So you can't delete as a duplicate. But all files can be nominated for deletion if someone thinks that file is useless (unused and not likely that someone will ever use them) so if you do find crops, lores versions or ??? then you could start a deletion request for those. --MGA73 (talk) 13:54, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
I uploaded the best original scan of this that I could get. I then rotated, colour adjusted and otherwise edited the original, and thought it better to keep the original as a seperate file as a source document. To get the highest quality, further crops or improvements can be made from the original rather than working from derivatives, which avoids any degradation that happens at each step due to the lossy JPG format. Of course it may be easier for derivatives to be made from derivatives, but this way people have then option if it matters. :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 19:49, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Alright. But why not upload the rotated version on top of the other one? The original will still be accessible as a previous version. FunkMonk (talk) 19:54, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Could do, but it doesn't save any space or anything, and you can't easily link to the version you want. When I upload my own photos I used to just upload what I thought was the best crop etc. I now usually upload the original "from camera" version, then upload my best cropped/cleaned-up version over top. But with images from other, sources on the web etc, I usually like to keep the file exactly as it is found as an 'original'. Then any derivative versions can all link back to it. I suppose the only difference is in one case I have created all the versions, and in the second case the derivative works can be done by anyone without reference to the original author or other users of the image and it doesn't seem right to obscure the original. Another thing that often happens is that an image is renamed or uploaded to a new project but only the last version is kept, that revision history and the original are lost. --Tony Wills (talk) 05:08, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

File:LSD blotter.jpg

Hi. I removed the speedy delete from File:LSD blotter.jpg. Even if this would be considered derivative, the "Mad Hatter" is a 19th century charicater from the illustrated book "Alice in Wonderland", not a Disney original creation. Cheers, -- Infrogmation (talk) 23:25, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes, the character, but not this specific film design, which is owned by Disney.[5] Just like the Disney Tarzan design is not PD just because the book he is from is. FunkMonk (talk) 23:44, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Hm. Maybe whoever did the blotter was influenced by the Disney film, although it looks to me that the depiction is not identical to either the Disney version nor the 19th century Tenniel version (eg) File:MadlHatterByTenniel.jpg. While I still don't think speedy is warrented, if you think there's a potential serious problem as a derivative work, I won't object if you list it on deletion requests. (Though if you do, I think I'd still vote keep unless something specifically and copyrightably Disney in the image can be pointed out.) Thanks for yout attention. Cheers, -- Infrogmation (talk) 15:09, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
Looking at it again, it's not an exact match, but probably enough for Disney to take action themselves. But probably not us. FunkMonk (talk) 16:29, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

File:Ceratopsia szembol.jpg

Hi, please can you identify the ceratopsian from this picture? DenesFeri 09:52, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Yep, that is Triceratops. FunkMonk (talk) 16:00, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

OK, thank you! DenesFeri 09:17, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Fossils

Hi! Well, I'm not travelling as I want, but I'm a great fun of paleontology, and so if I could take pictures of fossils in museums, I take! :) Thank you! --Ghedoghedo (talk) 19:07, 27 December 2009 (UTC)