User talk:Hchc2009

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Hchc2009!
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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Hchc2009!

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:


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]]

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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:42, 1 August 2010 (UTC)


Added, 10 October 2011

File:Memorial library Los Angeles High School.jpg[edit]

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A file that you have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from Flickr, File:Memorial library Los Angeles High School.jpg, has been reviewed by an administrator or reviewer and found it available on Flickr under the license Noncommercial (NC), No derivative works (ND), or All Rights Reserved (Copyright), which isn't compatible with Commons. Unless the Flickr user changes the license to one that Wikimedia Commons accepts, the file will be speedy deleted if it hasn't been already. Commons:Flickr files/Appeal for license change has information about sending the Flickr user an appeal asking for the license to be changed. Only Flickr images tagged as BY (CC BY) or BY SA (CC BY-SA) are allowed on Commons. Once the license on Flickr is changed, you may replace the {{Unfree Flickr file}} tag with {{flickrreview}} so that an administrator or reviewer can review the image again, or ask an administrator to restore the file if it has been deleted. Lymantria (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

W.A. Call[edit]

Hello, I'm just a volunteer so I don't really know a lot about the copyright so my apologies if I did something wrong but I'll definitely ask Andrew, the Curator at the museum if he has permission from his estate when I see him next. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 10:41, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Moscow City Brotherly Cemetery 1915.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Moscow City Brotherly Cemetery 1915.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.

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Grandiose (talk) 20:54, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Cheers - will take a look, Hchc2009 (talk) 07:39, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Mary Vaux[edit]

Hey. Update: there is no update. I got caught up in schoolwork and have not sent the email. Am doing so now. Best, The Interior (talk) 05:11, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

No problem - education should always come first! Hchc2009 (talk) 07:40, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Aerial archaeology images[edit]

Hi Hchc2009

Thanks for the kind comments. When we posted images on one of the editors removed all but one. So your appreciation is welcomed.

We sometimes come down to Gloucestershire: where we lived for 29 years. We have a local website: down there.


Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

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Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 22:34, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Cheers - much appreciated! Hchc2009 (talk) 17:05, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi there[edit]

I've just responded to your last comment at the del req. Regards, :-) Küñall (talk) 01:17, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Cheers - should be all resolved now I think. Hchc2009 (talk) 20:12, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Deleted file: File:Westgate Towers Museum 1908.jpg[edit]

I would like to review the decision here, please: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Westgate Towers Museum 1908.jpg. Sorry I didn't spot your comment of 29 December 2013, so was not able to respond to it.

I had already searched the internet and various websites for photographs of the Westgate Towers and its (now defunct) museum many times during the past few years. I have also visited Canterbury local history libraries, including the national archive located at Canterbury Cathedral cloister. In those libraries and the archive I have seen plenty of archive collections of postcards and books of postcards, but none even remotely similar to that one. It is a precious historical resource, and now that it is deleted, there is no other way for any of us (not even me) to see it again.

Sorry I didn't realise that I was supposed to post that information about searching for the author. I already knew that the information is not out there. Now it is too late to tell you? As far as I am aware, that photograph is unique and in no other record or reproduction. I donated it to a local museum (I forget which one, now), as I was working with all the museums when they were under threat of closure at the time of uploading that image. The owner of Westgate towers, who was going to revive some sort of numismatic museum in there, has died, and the towers are now closed indefinitely - very sad for the city. Also, I made a calculation error - that 1908 postcard is of course 105 years old, not 95 years old. The identity of the photographer cannot be found. I cannot see how the postcard cannot be out of copyright.

It is important to retain that photograph as it is of historical importance. The museum is lost, never to be seen again. There is no other historical image of the interior of the museum available to us, as far as I know, and now that one is no longer available, as the postcard cannot currently be found.

I think I should have the opportunity of putting the PD unknown licence back as per your advice, and giving the information that every effort had been made to find the author of the postcard. I had looked at all available images in the local museums and archives, and searched for images of the Westgate towers exterior and interior for some years. I never found that image or anything resembling it. I should certainly have remembered if I had, because of its importance to me as a researcher. There is no information anywhere to tell us who took that photograph. --Storye book (talk) 15:35, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Note: fyi I have made an undeletion request here: Commons:Undeletion requests/Current requests. --Storye book (talk) 15:43, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
  • (edit conflict) At the outset, I should say that I'm not an admin or anything like that. My advice though would be reload and add that information into the description in the license to cover off the requirement to describe the research conducted into the authorship (could pretty much be a cut and paste from the text above). I'd be happy to back you up if it was contested. Hchc2009 (talk) 15:45, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your advice - much appreciated. When you say "reload", does that mean I can upload the image again (if I can find it, as I no longer have the original) while the undeletion request is ongoing? Will the system allow me to upload an identical file? If that's how to do it, then I'll have a go. Thanks again. --Storye book (talk) 20:13, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
Update: I have re-uploaded the image as per your advice. The system did not prevent me. It is under a different name: File:1908 Westgate Towers Museum Canterbury.jpg. Please let me know on my Wikimedia Commons talkpage if there is any problem. Thank you for your kind help so far. --Storye book (talk) 21:07, 15 January 2014 (UTC)