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Manecke 21:59, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Overwriting images[edit]

Please don't overwrite images unless it's a really obvious improvement. Certainly don't do it for a different crop. Upload it under a different name and then provide a link under the "other versions" parameter in the description. Thanks...Chowbok 01:09, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I don't waste my time modifying images unless it is an obvious improvement. Why on Earth did you revert it? The contrast on that photo of Jerry Siegel was lousy, it was littered with specks, and a portrait that focuses more attention on the man's tie than on his face looks amateurish. Keeping the badly-cropped version around as you suggest serves no purpose, because the replacement is clearly a better-looking image, and the original one would just be orphaned when I finished substituting it on the other Wikis. - JasonAQuest 01:58, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Wikimedia serves other purposes than just the Wikis. There's no harm in having both crops available. Thanks.Chowbok 03:36, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I was unware that it was a goal of Wikimedia to provide inferior and redundant - and therefore pretty much useless - images as well as the good ones. The "harm" comes from the time I'm going to have to waste going through the other Wikipedias, and from the accumulation of worthless cruft. - JasonAQuest 16:48, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
No snark please! Alice par John Tenniel 30.png is much better, thanks for uploading. Hekerui (talk) 22:23, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, JasonAQuest!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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BotMultichillT 05:56, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

RE:Questionable copyright claim[edit]

In the book Holroyd doesn't specify the source of the pictures but he does thank James Strachey for "making accesible a formidable mass of unpublished material". I had never seen those pictures before and they probably belong to Lytton Strachey's personal collection. I emailed Paul Levy last year, he is co-literary executor (with Holroyd) of Lytton Strachey's estate and he is trustee of the Strachey Trust. He said that its hard to determine the owners of the pictures but that "The Strachey Trust has however no objection in principle to the images being stored in this way and, insofar as it has any authority in the matter, is happy to give its permission. The Trust however makes no claim and gives no assurance that it has such authority and it remains your responsibility to ensure that any permissions which may be required from third parties is obtained." If you're still unconvinced I suggest you nominate the pictures and open up a discussion. Have a nice weekend! --Yamanbaiia (talk) 22:28, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

"Unconvinced"? The only person you have permission from just told you that he doesn't have the authority to give it! "Published without a copyright notice" does not mean "probably belongs to someone who doesn't mind if Wikipedia uses it"; it means quite literally that it was published without a copyright notice, and is therefore public property which anyone can do any damn thing they please with. I'm not sure I have time to hunt down whatever photos you've misappropriated and mistagged like this, and go through the wikibureaucracy to remove them, but I'm asking you to please stop doing it. Learn what "public domain" actually means or stop uploading pictures. - 99.184.228.61 04:31, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
The agression is uncalled for. The Strachey Trust is most likely the intellectual owner of these pictures and they make pictures like these available to anyone interested in the subject. I uploaded those pictures 3 years ago, you're right, they are mistagged, PD-UK-unknown would me more appropriate. See Commons:Deletion requests/Image:StracheyFamily.jpg for a similar discussion. --Yamanbaiia (talk) 10:20, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
Yes, that discussion is similar, alright: a bunch of either wishful thinking and/or Failure To Grasp The Concept. - JasonAQuest (talk) 02:54, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

File tagging File:Boardshorts.jpg[edit]

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fetchcomms 03:45, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

File:Libyan Uprising.svg[edit]

hi Jason,

thank you for creating and updating the map. It's better to keep the cities as same sized dots, otherwise it really creates some confusion as to why some are bigger than others. The names end up either being covered by the dot or others are so small they are hardly discernible. I hope you're ok with that? --Gryffindor (talk) 15:15, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

No, I disagree. The reason why some dots are bigger than others should be clear to most people: they indicate different sizes of cities. Making the smallest dots larger should address the visibility problem. -JasonAQuest (talk) 03:15, 1 March 2011 (UTC)


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Stefan4 (talk) 15:48, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

File tagging File:15th anniversary of Image Comics - seven founders.jpg[edit]

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Check the cited source or here (which was verified). -JasonAQuest (talk) 03:10, 29 October 2012 (UTC)