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hm, sorry, I think i was a little rash here: I saw Image:Uranometria orion.jpg uploaded without a copyright tag by a "red" user, so I posted the above broilerplate text (I have to tell several people a day about tagging...); The information you gave was probably sufficient (the image is probably even PD), but I have added some more Info to the image anyway, namely the original source link (took a little googeling) and the CopyrightedFreeUseProvidedThat tag, which seems appropriate for such cases. Thanks for contributing images :) -- Duesentrieb 23:44, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Image:FIAV 001100.png and others[edit]

Hey there, I've noticed a while back you've uploaded a number of images (all starting with FIAV*) that have no licences tags, please tag them (as per the instructions above) - Cheers! - Joolz 21:28, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your note - I hope, I forgot none --Kookaburra 09:18, 21 July 2005 (UTC)


Australian Aboriginal Flag[edit]

Hi Kookaburra - an image of the Aboriginal flag flying is at Image:Melbourne Trades Hall entrance flags at top.jpg. Regards --AYArktos 23:56, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

thanks! --Kookaburra 07:25, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

Image:Flag of Turkey.svg[edit]

Hi David,

why is in Image:Flag of Turkey.svg a white stripe on the left side?

--Kookaburra 12:42, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

That appears to be the official flag definition, according to Flags of the World. User:dbenbenn 18:02, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Image:Flag of Chile.svg[edit]

Done. --Antoine Flag of Chile.svg (Let's chuchadas begins) 06:48, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

Costa Rica coat[edit]

Hi. I have never had it. It was converted into PNG from GIF format. For taking SVG images from vector-images.com you need to subscribe up. Sorry :( --Porao 19:54, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Ah, OK - doesn't matter --Kookaburra 21:19, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Image:Pabellón Nacional del Perú.svg[edit]

Allillanchu, Kookaburra. Pabellón nacional del Perú.svg is more used tahn Flag of Perú (state).svg and it's colours are better. --Guillermo Romero [@] 21:44, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi Guillermo. How could it more used? You load your flag up at 30. Jan 06. The File "Flag of Perú (state).svg" exist 3 days before. In Commons:WikiProject Flags we try to establish a uniform naming convention. So if the colors of "your flag" are really better, just overwrite "Flag of Perú (state).svg, to avoid redundant flags.--Kookaburra 21:05, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
I concur. —Nightstallion (?) 06:44, 2 February 2006 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Burg Hohenzollern2.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for your reply. I will list it on COM:DEL and we will see what the community thinks. pfctdayelise (translate?) 01:29, 25 February 2006 (UTC)


Image:Congo democratic flag darker blue.png[edit]

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moyogo 10:43, 1 June 2006 (UTC) .

Rote Fahne[edit]

Hallo Kookaburra,
leider habe ich kein SVG-Programm. Könntest du ein Bild für die Rote Fahne / Arbeiterfahne erzeugen. Bräuchte man z.B. für de:Flagge der DDR und de:Rote Fahne (Symbol) (noch nicht vorhanden).
Ich würde sagen 3:5 ist am besten, und als Farbton wie Deutschland, UdSSR oder Anarcho - #FF0000, wie es in de:Flagge Deutschlands steht, scheint mir zu hell..?
Wäre schön, wenn du Image:Red Flag.svg (oder so) unter Category:Political flags einordnest. Danke. -- burts 17:15, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:Flag Denmark Bornholm.png[edit]

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Kookaburra!

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Copyright status: Image:Flag Australia capital territory.png[edit]

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Copyright status: Image:Flag Australia tasmania.png[edit]

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Copyright status: Image:Flag of tajikistan.png[edit]

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File source is not properly indicated: File:Uranometria orion.jpg[edit]

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