I know it's been a while, but I was looking over some of my past edits, and I see that my question at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Flag of Turkey 196 28 28.png was not answered, and since you ended up deleting it for the reason I was questioning, I assume you can answer my question: How can an image of a country's flag be "out of project scope"? - dcljr (talk) 10:49, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Deleted picture was incorrect variations, not a real "Flag of Turkey", sorry.
Permets-moi de solliciter ton aide en en tant qu'administrateur mais aussi en tant que photographe passionné de mycologie. Je suis persuadé que tu devrais pouvoir apporter une solution au problème qui m'occupe. J’ai en effet été étonné en découvrant aujourd’hui qu’un nouvel utilisateur peu expérimenté avait purement et simplement remplacé ma photographie Armillaria mellea JPG1.jpg[] par sa photographie de très faible qualité [] qui détruit et bafoue mon travail. Comme l’utilisateur Gerodian semble être un de tes compatriotes et que je ne parle pas le russe, pourrais-tu lui expliquer qu’on n’agit pas de la sorte mais aussi supprimer les modifications qu’il a faites afin qu’elles n’apparaissent plus dans l’historique du fichier et que les petites images succesives des changements figurant sous le descriptif de la page du fichier original soient enlevées de celle-ci.
Hi, George. First of all, thanks for your vote for this picture (QI page, 15th of July). Since your vote, I've made some very slight modifications (in very big view) to the file and uploaded a new one. As the assesment hasn't been definitely made, I think I have to ask you if you're still OK for it. I hope so. Anyway thanks in advance. Best regards from France. --JLPC (talk) 10:52, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
Nice photo, still clear QI and not needed more votes. I confirm my support here.
Hey George, I think you suddenly became famous because the Arapaima you took a picture of seems to be new species Arapaima leptosoma. I was reading a news site where a picture of an Arapaima in a Ukrainian aquarium and was thinking of you of course, so a nice surprise this afternoon. Hope everything is ok there. Here is the link by the way. http://www.nu.nl/wetenschap/3601322/nieuwe-lucht-happende-vis-geidentificeerd.html
Greetings and congratulations, Piet Spaans Viridiflavus (talk) 16:41, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato(talk) 13:57, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Best regards -- H. Krisp (talk) 19:49, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
Many thanks, my friend! And you too! With best regards, -- George Chernilevskytalk 21:19, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you George for your kind message! I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and the best for 2014!! Poco2 23:25, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes, best wishes, dear George, et merci pour ton gentil message !!!--Jebulon (talk) 00:00, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your kind message (and great uploads to Commons under 2013). I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and the best for 2014!--ArildV (talk) 01:37, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well! --Captain-tucker (talk) 02:03, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Happy Xmas and a wonderful New Year as well, my friend! -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 09:53, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Auch von mir ein Danke schön, frohe Weihnachten und einen Guten Rutsch ins Jahr 2014. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 10:53, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Hello George! Thank you very much! I wish you the same ! Kindest regards, High Contrast (talk) 12:25, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Dear George, Thank you for your kind attention! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Avec mes très amicales pensées, --Myrabella (talk) 13:39, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Hello George, Merry Christmas and all the best to you in 2014! --Iotatau (talk) 21:17, 23 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, I wish you a very happy Christmas and a wonderful new year! --JoydeepTalk 10:56, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi, George! Thank you very much! Happy Xmas and Happy New Year 2014 to you too :) Best regards --Pudelek (talk) 11:00, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi, George, thank you so much for your kind wishes for 2014. In return I wish you a happy and successful New Year. Please, keep up with your useful contributions. --Cayambe (talk) 09:34, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, And Wish you have a Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.-- Raghith 11:27, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Merci beaucoup pour tes vœux qui me font vraiment plaisir ! A mon tour, je te souhaite de passer d’agréables fêtes, mais surtout une bonne année 2014, pleine de bonheur ... et de belles découvertes dans cette nature que tu sais si merveilleusement nous faire découvrir par tes jolies photographies !
G'day, just a quick greeting wishing you and your family happy holidays and all the best for 2014. And of course, a big thank you for putting a leg up by doing what you do on Commons, and helping to make it the fantastic project that it is. Greetings from a warm west coast of Aussie. russavia (talk) 01:35, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Greetings and happy holidays! Could you please take a look at the files uploaded here =>. They seem to lack Metadata, and all have a colorized/altered look about them. At least two are also apparently not the uploader's own work . 18.104.22.168 21:12, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Joyeux Noël frère. J'espère que cette fois vous pouvez l'utiliser comme je l'ai effectivement fait récemment (à venir rendre visite à ma grand-mère), avec la famille et les amis. C'est un moment idéal pour partager et faire un peu de charité pour le prochain. Laissant de côté les différences que nous avons parfois à ces gens que nous aimons. De même, je vous souhaite une bonne fin d'année partie. Un câlinWilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 00:26, 26 December 2013 (UTC)
Since 2009 Wikipedians are visiting German and Austrian State Parliaments to take pictures of their members. They have been made available under a free license on Wikimedia Commons. They can be used in Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects but also outside of Wikipedia - in compliance with the license conditions - for example by the Members of Parliament themselves. Besides the creation of free pictures of politicians, the project offers the deputies the opportunity to ask questions about Wikipedia and to discuss „their“ Wikipedia article (eg. to indicate possible problems with personal rights). For Wikipedians this offers the chance to explain their idea of „Free Knowledge“ and the work of the Wikimedia projects. In addition these contacts give Wikipedia photographers access to places that are not accessible to the public in order to produce free images. We now have the opportunity to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg in February and perform a photography and editing project for the 764 MEPs there. In particular as the next elections for the European Parliament are upcoming in May, these new articles and photos are under a strong focus of the public. Volunteers should sign up on our Google form - note the section on the Commons project page about selection. I would be happy to have a supporting voice from you for the Grant request on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants_talk:PEG/Olaf_Kosinsky/Wikipedians_in_European_Parliament --Olaf Kosinsky (talk) 19:56, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi George. Thanks a lot for your Christmas message. I found it after a few days away from home and from the Internet... Anyway, I wish you and your family a very happy new year. Friendly. --JLPC (talk) 10:36, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.
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.
For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.
I have nominated File:Batticaloa.jpg for deletion. However, I could not place the deletion request code since there was same nomination page, which was nominated on 8 May 2011. Can I replace with new code? --AntonTalk 03:59, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.
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.
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:
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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Вікі любить Землю, 1–31 травня / Wiki Loves Earth, May 1–31, 2014
З 1 по 31 травня 2014 буде проходити конкурс «Вікі любить Землю», метою якого є фотографування пам'яток природи. Цього року конкурс став міжнародним. Зі списками пам'яток природи України можна ознайомитися тут. Приєднуйтеся!