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For information on my maps, please click here: User:Golbez/maps.

To contact me quickly, leave a message at en:User talk:Golbez. I will get messages here, but not nearly as quickly.

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Admin[edit]

I've made you an admin here on Commons. Congratulations! villy 06:43, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Maps of The Gambia[edit]

de: hattest du diese Kategorie Category:Maps of The Gambia schon gesehen?
en: see this Category:Maps of The Gambia
see also de:Gambia and de:Verwaltungsgliederung Gambias
my next work in future is:
  1. small corrections
  2. City-Locator maps
  3. Population-density map
  4. more idea? --Atamari 27 June 2005 15:36 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your work on the Latvian regions. I'm currently populating the Norwegian Wikipedia with them. Harald Hansen 20:18, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

Image:Bolivia departments named.png[edit]

Well, Golbez. I like blue rather than pink. Also, pink (maps) and grey (wikipedia) do not look good together. I think so. I've just changed the hue and shade with fireworks. It was a little change, not more. You did good making these maps. I've just changed the color a little. Tell me if you don't like it. We can find a better color if you want. Another point, your version is 10876 bytes and my version is 6270 bytes. I'm english-2 please forgive my grammar mistakes. Greetings from Bolivia Alhen ..··.··.. 06:42, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:Canada_provinces_english.png[edit]

Thought you might wanna know that your map of Canada has Alberta and Manitoba switched around. :) --Buchanan-Hermit 09:15, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Ethiopia Province Map[edit]

Hi, could you give me a date for when you created this map, please. I would like to use it in my Coursework, and need to reference it. Thanks, SWalker.

I finished the map on July 10, 2005. I started making it probably around July 8. --Golbez 20:48, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Image:Latvia-Rezekne.png[edit]

Just wanted to notify, that this image is the same as Latvia-Preili.png, and in both images is marked Preiļi district. --Yyy 14:21, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

"southern Lebanon" district[edit]

Hi, I wasent aware of this area being in the control of United Nations. I looked just now at the map in the UNIFIL website. Still, I'm not sure we can define the area as "UNIFIL control area". The map only shows UNIFIL deployment in the area and there "Operational boundary". I can tell you that in parctice the area is in the control of the Hezbollah terorists who have posts in the area, including on the border line with Israel. Hashekemist 19:25, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Azerbaijan Regions[edit]

Hey Golbez, I have a small request, you wrote in the following map Shushi but its Shusha. Can you correct that mistake, thanks: 1 Azeri 17:23, 26 April 2006 (UTC)Azeri

Image:Canada provinces evolution.gif[edit]

Hey Golbez, I had another idea for images like this. Since both the dates and the areas are changing, it's kind of too much to look at all at once. So I had an idea that you could have a time-bar at the bottom of the image and instead of changing the date, a highlight jumps from section to section. Then less is changing each image and you can concentrate more on the area changes. It can also indicate better the length of each time period.

eg.

|-----|-----------------------|-|------------|----------------->

Does it make sense? Do you think it would work?

Also, if you're happy for other people to try and improve your work, it's a good idea to upload the composite pieces separately. (Well, maybe they are easy to pull apart in GIFs, I don't know.) You can just upload each piece over the other with a summary saying which one it is, then revert back to the animated one. All previous versions are linked at the bottom of the image description page.

cheers, pfctdayelise (translate?) 08:24, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

The fact that the maps move is a very good reason to keep them together by uploading them over the same image. Of course it needs dates; I would put the dates ON the timeline.
I would also, I dunno, reconsider how these maps are going to be used. I mean it looks great at 1000px but are you sure you don't want to shoot for something that's going to look decent at 250px? That's a much more realistic size that it's going to be viewed at, 99% of the time, after all. pfctdayelise (translate?) 15:17, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Australian evolution GIF[edit]

I read you are considering making a similar gif to canada. You mentioned there would only be 4 steps. I think you'll find it 7/8 steps depending on dates.

  1. NSW - annex(eastern 2/3rds)
  2. Tasmania
  3. Victoria
  4. Annex of WA(western 1/3 rd)
  5. Queensland
  6. SA/NT
  7. Federation
  8. ACT
  9. NT to state.

That aside I like they way constructed Canada well Done Gnangarra 17:38, 26 May 2006 (UTC)


try here [1], NT self governing 1978. recognised as a state 1988. Hope this helps a bit Gnangarra 00:35, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
hey thanks I just learnt something I did know about the NT, I knew of the split SA/NT but hadn't heard of the NT/CT split and rejoining, even confirmed it here.

australia map[edit]

Awesome! actually this works out better for wikipedia because there are separate pre-1901 and post-1901 articles so Ive added yours to w:History of Australia since 1901 --Astrokey44 04:49, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Congratulation![edit]

incredible all these charts, beautiful work congratulation! --Luc Viatour 18:33, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:BuddhisticStatuesHK.jpg[edit]

Hi Golbez, thanks for your vote for my pic. You mentioned that the green wastebin damages the pic. There is a new version now without the bin now. I have withdrawn the original version. Do you mind voting for the new version too? Would be nice :)--AngMoKio 21:10, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Commons-l subscription[edit]

Hello Golbez,

as per Commons talk:Administrators, I am asking all admins to subscribe to commons-l, a mailing list for Wikimedia Commons policy and project discussion. Since many admins are only on Commons infrequently, this is a good way to alert people about important happenings. The mailing list is nominally multilingual, but predominantly English.

If you are already subscribed to commons-l, I apologize for bothering you, and you are free to ignore this message. If you don't want to use your regular e-mail account, feel free to leave me a message, and I can send you a GMail invite. Traffic on the mailing list is relatively low, and we do not expect admins to read all messages to the list, but it would be nice if you could check on it at least every few weeks. Thanks for your time,--Eloquence 23:03, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

deleted image.[edit]

Image for wandalism. See contributions of uploader and [2]. Account to block. Grzegorz Dąbrowski § 00:00, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

East Timor maps[edit]

Hello Golbez! Sorry, I didn't know there is an special Admin for East Timor maps. First, here are my sources. Yesterday, it was too late for posting them: Official document about Subdistrict Mape-Zumalaimoving from Ainaro to Cova Lima and a district map with the new borders. This changing was made in 2003. I found this case, as I was wondering, why Mape-Zumalai was noticed everywhere on Wikipedia in Cova Lima, but the cities were on maps of Ainaro. --Patrick 12:19, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Admin news[edit]

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cheers, pfctdayelise (translate?) 05:33, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Map question[edit]

I was "random paging" and came across Image:Azerbaijan-Khojali.png. The map claims to show one area but has two different highlight colored areas with no explanation of the two colors. Rmhermen 00:43, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Map question2[edit]

Hi. You have left me a message about the maps. They are based on blank and a blank map of a country can be made by anyone. Coloring and changing it seemed to be an independent work to me. At that time I did not see a reason to attribute it, I still do not. If you disagree, please give me your reasoning and if I am satisfied I can change the tags. I placed them in commons so that all other projects can use it, so if you want, you can start putting it on English or any other wikipedia. I did not see a reason to specifiaclly indicate the location of former Nagorno Karabakh AO of Azerbaijan SSR in all the maps. I don't think though it is a big issue. Anyway, I'll be waiting for your answer and as I am extremely busy these days, it may take a couple of days for me to read messages. I'm sorry for that. :) Oh, and I too may sound a bit jerkish, but it's not the way. Bye. --TimBits 15:35, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Oh by the way, I have stopped uploading the files, cause I think we need svg files and I'll be working on that when I have time. --TimBits 15:40, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, I gotta bother you one more time, cause I'll leave for a 3 day work and will not be able to respond. Is something like this acceptable - Map of XXX by YYY, based on a map made by user:Golbez ? Cause I really want it to be free, I don't like anyone reserving any rights in such projects. If not let me know, then I might make another blank for myself and work based on that. What do you think? Give me an advice on that one. Bye. --TimBits 16:56, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

My reasoning? I made the blank. I went through the trouble and research of making it. I based it off public domain works and personal research. And the license clearly requires any derivative works to attribute me. Also, it's simply good form. I agree completely that we need SVG maps, but til then, I still need proper credit. :) Fair enough. If the kind of attribution I have proposed above is OK with you then I can add it to the summary. The only thing I am against is the CC tag. As I said I am against reserving any right to the images here and I personally would not want even an attribution for my work in this project, but that's me. So if the attibution in the summary is enough then let me know. If not, I am sorry then I'll be forced to make a new blank page and base my works on that. I hope you understand my point. And no, we won't be using these on the English pedia, we seem happy with the maps that I made Well, probably nor for long. As soon as the svg conversion is done I'll take care of the English wikipedia too. We can talk about the details there when the time comes. In fact, I think my maps were in use on the Az articles before you replaced them Sure, better than nothing. Also, if you're going to remove the NKAO, you may want to remove the dotted lines as well. Good idea. No problem if there's a delay in your response, I was surprised to see one so quickly. :) Is it better to contact you here or on az? I do work in 3 day periods and the rest of the week I go to the school. So, can't promise a prompt response, sometimes I check quite frequently and sometimes I am absent for days. I haven't done anything in English Wikipedia for months for instance. As a rule, I'll check Az.wikipedia more frequently. Anyway let me know if you are ok with my idea. Bye. --TimBits 20:09, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Admin news[edit]

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cheers, pfctdayelise (translate?) 05:33, 7 September 2006 (UTC) P.S.: Pardon if this is a repeat (bot debugging...)

cape verde maps[edit]

I had access to some maps of the islands of Cape Verde, but they were in DGN format. after a deep research i managed to find a free program that would open them (Bentley View) and convert them to pdf, and then convert them to svg with Corel. however, they are huge, as I printed the pdf's with A0 paper size; anyway, i'll try to add them soon. for now, i have some PNG's i'd like you to take a look at (i have a gallery of them on my userpage) and tell me what do you think. --Waldir 21:18, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Atlas[edit]

You might be interested in joining the Commons:WikiProject Atlas. Electionworld 22:43, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Image:Samoa districts numbered.png[edit]

Hi Golbez, may I ask you to produce a second version of your map, with "official" numberering sequence rather than alphabetical? The districts are now in that order in the district table of the english wikipedia article [3]. Thank you.--Ratzer1 06:38, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

The political districts themselve have no numbers, the election districts (into those they are further subdivided) do. From the numbering of the election districts arises an official sequence of the political districts. For that, look at map [4]. This is a scan of an Govt. of Samoa document (although it doesn't say it, I know it since I've seen it years ago in a library).

I thought it is better to let the numbers of the reference map in wikipedia go hand in hand with the sequence in which the districts are listed.--Ratzer1 10:41, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Image:Bolivia-Beni.png[edit]

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Map question[edit]

My history sometimes fails me...but I think I'm correct in asserting that this map has a problem...namely, it says that Louisiana was a Spanish colony, rather than French. Am I wrong again? 68.117.102.237 04:51, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

wikipedia ads[edit]

You recently deleted the wikipedia ads saying: creator/original uploader req; belongs on enwiki, not commons. Well they are free content, and we're using them on the english wikinews (not all of them all enwiki specific), why shouldn't they be at commons. Bawolff 03:42, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Could you possibly undelete those images (image:Qxz-ad2.gif, image:Qxz-ad25.gif etc). Grunch said it was okay as long as they are tagged correctly, linked back to w:Template:Qxz-ads, and not deleted on the local english wikipedia upload. Bawolff 21:41, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Thankyou. Happy editing. Could you undelete Category:Wikimedia advertisements as well? Bawolff 02:33, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Excellent maps, translation to German?[edit]

Dear Golbez, I am really impressed by the several detailed and informative maps in the Commons:Category:Territorial Growth Maps of the United States. These are really the best maps I have ever seen on this topic. I am working in the German Wikipedia and would like to create some articles dealing with historical U.S. territories and Canadian territories. For this reason I want to ask you if you could support me in constructing German translations of your maps (I used some of them, e.g., in the article de:Historische Territorien auf dem Boden der Vereinigten Staaten but I would like to expand on this topic).--Furfur 18-9-07 11:47 CEST —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.123.89.127 (talk) 09:56, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

I'd love to help, though it's still a work in progress in a few areas (see the 'to do' on the talk page). I love translating and helping translate my stuff into other languages, so just let me know what you need. :) (would it be better for us to communicate on commons, so we don't have to hop back and forth between wikipedias? :)) :--Golbez 22:43, 18. Sep. 2007 (CEST)
Hello Golbez, I have moved this discussion to your Wikimedia talk-Page. Thank you for your helpfulness! I would mostly be interested in the translation of the maps in Category:Territorial Growth Maps of the United States, Category:Maps of the history of Mexico and Category:Maps of the history of Canada (... although I have noticed that you have created lots of other interesting maps ...). How could we proceed? I could provide you with a translation of every map, if you want. --Furfur 19-7-7 13:53 CEST

There's three things to translate in each map:

  1. The states/provinces; I can get this easily enough from dewiki.
  2. The additional notes, like the key, explanations like "Connecticut reserve" and what happened to Kansas Territory, etc.
  3. The explanations at the bottom of each frame in the animated versions; these don't exist yet for the US ones but I plan to when I finish that list, whenever that is.

So let's start with the simplest one first - Canada. I can change the maps I have to have the German names for the provinces (I see a few of them have different names) right now without needing help, thanks to dewiki, while you supply translations for the extra terms and explanations in each map? --Golbez 23:52, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Dear Golbez, please excuse the delay in my response but for quite a long time I did not log into the Commons. There are German names for some territories and provinces, but some of them are not very common (e.g. Neu-Braunschweig instead of New Brunswick or Neu-Schottland instead of Nova Scotia). The only names that should be translated are: "Nordwest-Territorien" instead of "Northwest Territories", "Yukon-Territorium" instead of "Yukon Territory" and "Neufundland und Labrador" instead of "Newfoundland and Labrador".
In the animated gif image Image:Canada provinces evolution.gif the following translations could be implemented:

Image 1:

July 1 1867 -> 1. Juli 1867
Dominion of Canada formed -> Dominion of Canada begründet

Provinces -> Provinzen
Other countries -> andere Länder

North-Western Territory (United Kingdom) -> Nordwest-Territorium (Grossbritannien)
Colony of British Columbia (United Kingdom) -> Kolonie British Columbia (Grossbritannien)
Rupert's Land (United Kingdom) -> Rupert's Land (Grossbritannien)
Labrador (dependancy of Newfoundland) -> Labrador (zu Neufundland)
Colony of Newfoundland (United Kingdom) -> Kolonie Neufundland (Grossbritannien)
Colony of Prince Edward Island (U.K.) -> Kolonie Prince Edward Island (G.B.)

Image 2:

Territories -> Territorien

July 20 1870 -> 20. July 1870
Most of British North America joins, Manitoba formed -> Grösster Teil Britisch-Nordamerikas inkorporiert, Manitoba gebildet
Arctic Islands (United Kingdom) -> Arktische Inseln (Grossbritannien)
North-West Territories -> Nordwest-Territorien

Image 3:

July 20 1871 -> 20. Juli 1871
British Columbia joins -> British Columbia angeschlossen

Image 4:

July 1 1873 -> 1. Juli 1873
Prince Edward Island joins -> Prince Edward Island angeschlossen

Image 5:

Sometime in 1874 -> 1874
Ontario expanded -> Ontario vergrössert

Image 6:

April 12 1876 -> 12. April 1876
District of Keewatin formed -> District of Keewatin gebildet

Image 7:

September 1 1880 -> 1. September 1880
British Artic Islands join -> Britische Arktische Inseln inkorporiert

Image 8:

Juli 1 1881 -> 1. Juli 1881
Manitoba expanded -> Manitoba vergrössert

Disputed area between Manitoba and Ontario -> Gebiet zwischen Manitoba und Ontario umstritten
Disputed areas -> umstrittene Gebiete

Image 9:

Sometime in 1886 -> 1886
District of Keewatin adjusted -> District of Keewatin umgebildet

Image 10:

Sometime in 1889 -> 1889
Ontario expanded -> Ontario vergrössert

Image 11:

Sometime in 1895 -> 1895
District of Keewatin expanded -> District of Keewatin vergrössert

Image 12:

June 13 1898 -> 13. Juni 1898
Yukon Territory formed -> Yukon-Territorium gebildet
Quebec expanded -> Quebec vergrössert
Yukon Territory -> Yukon-Territorium

Image 13:

Sometime in 1901 -> 1901
Yukon Territory adjusted -> Yukon-Territorium umgebildet

Image 14:

September 1 1905 -> 1. September 1905
Alberta and Saskatchewan formed -> Alberta und Saskatchewan gebildet

Image 15:

September 26 1907 -> 26. September 1907
Dominion of Newfoundland formed -> Dominion Neufundland begründet
Dominion of Newfoundland -> Dominion Neufundland

Image 16:

May 15 1912 -> 15. Mai 1912
Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec expanded -> Manitoba, Ontario und Quebec vergrössert

Image 17:

March 11 1927 -> 11. März 1927
Border dispute with Newfoundland resolved -> Grenzstreit mit Neufundland beigelegt

Image 18:

March 31 1949 -> 31. März 1949
Newfoundland joins -> Neufundland angeschlossen

Image 19:

April 1 1999 -> 1. April 1999
Nunavut formed -> Nunavut gebildet

Image 20:

December 6 2001 -> 6. Dezember 2001
Newfoundland renamed -> Neufundland umbenannt
Newfoundland and Labrador -> Neufundland und Labrador


I hope this is ok for you. Please contact me, if you need any additional information or if I missed something. Thank you very much! --Furfur Oct-13 2007 15:39 CEST

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Copyright problem[edit]

I have noticed problem with this [5] on wikipedia. SOUR Svjetlost has created in 1986 this map. Shortcut SOUR has been used for all companies during communist Yugoslavia. Maybe company Svjetlost today exist like inc, maybe not but somebody is having copyright right for this map and all other stuff of what has this company been publisher. All maps from ex-Yugoslavia which are created by SOUR need to be deleted because of that problem--Rjecina 01:53, 17 November 2007

Image:Brazil states evolution.gif[edit]

Hello Golbez! Can you create a map like this for Brazil? João Felipe C.S 18:45, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry, my English is not good, and I don't understand what you say. Look this liks: [6] [7] [8] João Felipe C.S 02:23, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Evolution of Mexican states[edit]

Hello, I've left some notes about errors/omissions on Image talk:Mexico states evolution.gif. I can't edit animated gifs myself, and since you created the map I wondered if you could fix them. Regards, Mixcoatl 23:42, 10 January 2008 (UTC).


Hi there, I also left some notes about errors/omissions on Image talk:Mexico 1931 to 1952.png and Image talk:Mexico 1952 to 1974.png, I hope you could fixed them too. Cheers, JC 15:25, 9 March 2008 (PST).

Problem with FP GIF of Canada evolution[edit]

You may want to modify your GIF Image:Canada provinces evolution.gif so that it names "ontario" and "quebec" as "upper and lower Canada" respectively pre 1867. User:MarcusObal

Commons:Picture of the Year/2007[edit]

Hi, I'm writing to let you know that an image of yours that became a Commons Featured Picture during 2007 is now part of the 2007 Picture of the Year competition. If you have > 200 edits you are welcome to vote too. Thanks for contributing your valuable work and good luck. -- Bryan (talk to me) 20:21, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Canada provinces evolution.gif[edit]

Hi - This is a great illustration! I have one suggestion: Instead of writing "Sometime in 1874", just write "1874". This will give a more professional appearance, and the lack of month and day clearly implies that only the year is known. (Same for other "Sometime in XXXX") -SCEhardT 06:26, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Your continental animations[edit]

Thanks, but as you know I basically just combined your two, Canada and Mexico, animation maps with an American one to create the image. So no, thank you! I was also thinking of doing a Communist animated map of the world with countries that are socialist shown by when they became or stopped being communist countries. But it got too complicated trying to figure out the definition of communist/socialist. -- Esemono 21:33, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

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Map standard[edit]

Hello, I have now more free time to involve in this issue, accordingly, I made a clean up and gave you more suitable answer here (unroll the summary box). In sum, there is a proposal waiting comments and approval, no yet a guideline.

For countries, Sting and myself (very active on this Map standard creation) both think that maps should be as much of possible neutral and factual, and so display neighbourg countries. ("do not wape your neighbors out of the maps..."). Countries' borders are State-centered. We, people, have not to support such blind visions who cut roads as soon as then leave the country. Yug (talk) 21:11, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Req map for BC like Canada one[edit]

Hi; just noticed your territorial evolution of Canada map; if you have the time could I interest you in making a similar one for British Columbia, theoretically starting in 1849 up to 1871; although something that maybe shows the Columbia District and New Caledonia might also be good but it gets complicated because of Russian and American overlapping history in the area, and the meaning of New Caledonia changed over time, esp. 1846-1858...; fairly complicated in text but it might be that a map like the one you've generated for Canada might work real well; if you've got hte time/inclination let me know (on my regular wiki talkpage pls and I'll give you a list of territories and dates of change etc...Skookum1 (talk) 22:44, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Administrative notice[edit]

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Commons has a new policy on admin activity, Commons:Administrators/De-adminship, taken into use on June 13, 2007 (after a two-week poll on the proposed policy's talk page).

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Thank you — Mike.lifeguard 16:54, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Golbez!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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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:

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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 05:55, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Iowa map[edit]

I only made the top map originally, but fixed it now (twice). Thanks for the heads up, Ruhrfisch (talk) 17:29, 5 March 2009 (UTC)


File:M. Jodi Rell.jpg[edit]

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Nuevo Mexico image needed[edit]

Hi Golbez.

I have used one of the graphics you created, File:Mexico 1824-11-24 to 1830.png, in the Wikipedia article Wikipedia:Spanish land grants in New Mexico. It's not that the graphic works perfectly, but it was the best I could find and sort of represented the Nuevo Mexico territory in about the time frame I was interested in. (viz, it was at least a time under Mexican sovereignty and not modern US sovereignty.)

My question is, might you be willing to generate a map that shows the general geographical territory of Nuevo Mexico under both Spanish and Mexican sovereignty in the 17th to mid-19th centuries? Or failing that, Nuevo Mexico under Mexican sovereignty in the mid-19th century? I imagine the latter would be easiest to do as you could pretty much just modify the colors and label in the less-than-perfect graphic I'm using now. The current map shows it in the same color as Alta California and other Mexican territories and is specific to an 8-year time period. I think the WP article would benefit from something more general. Cheers. N2e (talk) 16:50, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Latvia[edit]

The main reason I tagged images was not so much to get them corrected, but to prevent the error from spreading further - the thing is that it's not just in your maps, I tagged more than hundred images by several authors Xil...sist! 13:20, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Help me, please[edit]

Please, help me! 3 photos of mine are in the project without the permission of the people portraited. Could you please delate them? Here are the pics: File:A woman's portrait.JPG File:Portrait d'une femme.jpg File:A girl looking at herself in the mirror.jpg

I really appreciate your help. Thank you

Just for your information. Alessandro has asked 12 admins at the same time to perform these deletions. In between, regular DRs have been filed for Commons:Deletion requests/File:Portrait d'une femme.jpg and Commons:Deletion requests/File:A woman's portrait.JPG, whereas the third image is heavily used on many projects. I would recommend not to file a speedy without any further input from the uploader. --Túrelio (talk) 13:27, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

De-adminship warning[edit]

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Thank you – Kwj2772 (msg) 02:46, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Screenshot to debate building page problem[edit]

Does this screenshot could be deleted? It is old and not in use anymore. Ciao --Decio Mure (talk) 16:54, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

We need your help at the Wikiproject medicine[edit]

Rod of asclepius.png

Hello, Sorry for spaming your talk page, but this is very important. On the behalf of the Wikiproject medicine at the en.wikipedia, I am inviting you to be a part of the discussion going on the project's talk page about Patient images, The discussion started after I obtained a permission to more than 23000 dermatology related images, and about 1500 radiology images. As some editors of the Wikiproject medicine have some concerns regarding the policy of using patient images on wikipedia, and regarding patient consents. Also they believe that common's policy is not so clear regarding the issue. And since you are the experts please join us at this very important discussion -- MaenK.A.Talk 14:22, 20 March 2010 (UTC)


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Admin inactivity[edit]

Hello Golbez, you might be interested in this discussion: Commons_talk:Administrators/De-adminship#Activity -- A9 (talk) 18:39, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Animation file showing free & slave states/territories[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to say what a great file you created. It's been in the Slavery in the United States article, and I just copied it for my new Freedom suits article, which had a hook this week on DYK. It seemed perfect for this article, too. Thanks for your work.Parkwells (talk) 15:42, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

De-adminship warning[edit]

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Thank you abf «Cabale!» 15:30, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Azerbaijan map economic regions[edit]

Hi Golbez, I made a map of the Azerbaijani regions. Unfortunately as you can see the quality is low. My photoshop skills are very limited. Could you perhaps make a better map like this one, with similar coloring? Please let me know. Azeri (talk) 22:39, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your willingness to help Golbez. Its embarrassing to say but my initial idea was based on the political map of Canada, see here. So you can get an idea what I was aiming for. Anyway looking forward to your work. Azeri (talk) 14:54, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Hello Golbez, any luck on this map? No rush intended, Im just curious. Azeri (talk) 12:10, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Obtaining Uncolored/Blank Maps of USA[edit]

Golbez,

The territorial evolution of the United States Maps are truly outstanding. Is it possible for you to publish the blanks (uncolored/non-text versions) of the various maps? Thank you. Asamuels

I'm being picked on by User:CutOffTies[edit]

He's put up a slew of my legitimate pictures for deletion on some copyvio basis that I do not fully understand. Are you still active here in Wikimedia? If so can you help me understand what to do? If there's a formality I need to do, please let me know.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 02:36, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year[edit]

Hi Golbez,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - 1908 Australian postcard.png
Hope that so day somewhere on earth we shall meet in the same friendly manner in which we have interacted online for Wiki Projects. I am very pleased with your overly friendly and welcoming attitude.Hindustanilanguage (talk) 09:11, 26 December 2011 (UTC).

CSA map[edit]

"MO and KY were indeed admitted to the CSA"

The problem is that they didn't secede from the Union, but the animation claims they did.

If secession is not declared by the democratically elected congress--the official law makers of a state--then it does not count as the state seceding. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_in_the_American_Civil_War#Elections_of_1861 Kentucky, at least, did not vote to secede.

Not only that, but they also never voted to rejoin the Union, so either one of the following must be true: A) They never seceded B) Missouri and Kentucky are the remainder of the CSA today.

Since B) isn't true (by international agreement that both Missouri and Kentucky are part of the sovereign USA), the only other option is A) (unless there is a third option that I have not considered).

Rational for change: Until the "new" version is completed, the current version at least needs to show factual accuracy.

Rational for change: Seeing as on the "talk" page on Wikipedia for the file "CSA states evolution.gif" has the discussion "Any plans to fix the problems?" more recently than the discussion "Kentucky joined the Confederacy?" AND "Any plans to fix the problems?" was last modified almost 4 years ago (so nobody has objected to the proposed changes in 4 years), my version most accurately reflects the talk page.

Actions taken: Removed the animation from the CSA page. "Animation removed until a concensus has been reached."

Actions taken: Copy/pasted the previous text into the CSA "talk" page.

I have not reverted your revert, although I believe that I have full rights to, as I know you'll most likely revert it again under the "3 reverts rule". Travürsa (talk) 14:52, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

""as I know you'll most likely revert it again under the "3 reverts rule"" Well that's not very good faith of you. --Golbez (talk) 15:57, 12 April 2012 (UTC)"
It's happened to me before and it's part of a human's psychology. And I don't have much faith in humans. Travürsa (talk) 19:51, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Your images of Shushi[edit]

Hello. I'm writing here to inform You that in one or more uploaded by You images of Shushi to the commons the name of the city and category were moved to Shusha. I've reverted such changes, if You want to express Your POV, it will be welcomed. Regards, --Ліонкінг Lion King 09:13, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

De-adminship warning[edit]

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Thank you Trijnsteltalk 23:28, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

File:Canada provinces evolution.gif[edit]

Hi!
Do you still have files of your work for File:Canada provinces evolution.gif. I want to translate it in French. Thank you! — Riba (talk) 16:46, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

First of all, thanks for your interest. :) I still have all the frames, yes. However, I suggest instead of the frames for that version, you look at File:Canada provinces evolution 2.gif, which is greatly improved over the original. All the frames for this one are available on Commons in . I suppose I could try uploading the Gimp XCF I used to create these as well, for others to play with.
If you like, and if you think it'd be simpler, you could tell me all of the French text, and I could easily replace the existing text with it and generate it that way. --Golbez (talk) 20:29, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer! It would be really kind if you can modify the file yourself. I think I am able but it would definitively take we a whole day... Are you going to take the « new » file? I would be able to send you the translation this weekend. Is it ok for you? Thank very much. — Riba (talk) 01:21, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I could easily put the text into the new file. --Golbez (talk) 12:47, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Hi!
I did the translation on User:Riba/Sandbox. If you still have time to put the text in the file, it would be wonderful! Take your time to do it. Could you enlarge the caption in the box at the bottom left (the one with Provinces/Territories/Other countries)? It is really small, and it's hard to see the colors. Thank very much! — Riba (talk) 16:17, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Hi Golbez, it seems that you have deleted a map-file (your own work) as "unneeded", while it was still in use.[9] If you don't object, I would like to restore it as people on :en want to use it. --12:03, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

CSA animated map bust[edit]

File:CSA states evolution.gif featured at Confederate States of America today shows only a boxed question mark. I have been enjoying it and refer to it weekly. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 13:04, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Yay! I am the one who "broke" the gif while attempting to improve it. Yesterday Afernand74 tried to fix it, but didn't seem to work, so I gave it another try and it finally seems to be working again - with the improvement. Crisis averted. Sorry to all for the inconvenience I caused.--ChrisnHouston (talk) 11:00, 21 December 2013 (UTC)