User talk:McOleo

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, McOleo!

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:

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

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File:Order of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (Cuba) - ribbon bar v.1979.gif[edit]


Julo (talk) 21:04, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Ribbon Bars Request[edit]

Hi McOleo. I'd like to thank you for your creating excellent ribbon bars. I've used some of them in articles related to Tanzanian politicians; e.g. Nyerere, Salim Ahmed Salim and Kikwete.

I'd like to request you, if possible, to please create the ribbon bars for the following:

Order/Medal Image source
Order of Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere source
rder of the United Republic of Tanzania image
War Medal (Tanzania) image
Order of the Green Crescent of the Comoros source
Order of Katonga (Uganda) source
National Liberation Medal source
Campaign Against Genocide Medal source

May I also ask what software do you use to create these ribbons? Can I use the Paint programme? AliFazal (talk) 12:48, 27 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for replying and for creating the two ribbon bars. It's perfect. AliFazal (talk) 23:07, 3 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi. I've found a better sample for the order of the republic. I have also found some other ribbon bars and would request you to create them when you're free.

Medal Image
Order of the United Republic of Tanzania (civilian) source
Tanganyika Independence Medal (civilian) source
Medal for Excellent Production source
Medal of the Revolution (civilian) source last line
or second source
Medal of Long Service & Ethical Conduct (civilian) source

I really appreciate your assistance. The articles appear much better with the ribbons. AliFazal (talk) 13:01, 5 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi. The ribbons are just fantastic! Regarding the Nishani ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, I'm not sure but I'd assume it is an Order; although there are some links calling it a medal. You may create it with using its Kiswahili name as the title of the file. I found photographs of these other medals:

Medal Image colours
Medal for Environmental Care source green and blue on the edges; yellow, black, yellow, black, yellow
Anjouan Medal source green and blue on the edges; yellow, black, yellow.
Order of Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere source Green, yellow, black, yellow, Blue
You may find this youtube clip useful. Medal for Environment at 1.07 and 2.06

Thanks for all your help. I really do appreciate. AliFazal (talk) 11:51, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Kagera River Medal[edit]

Hi. Thanks for bringing the above medal to my attention. I had seen it before. This award was instituted by the former Ugandan President Idi Amin who awarded it to his troops in 1978 for annexing part of the Tanzanian Kagera Region. The current one is known as Kagera Medal and is awarded to those who fought against Idi Amin.

Thanks once again for creating the other medals. You've put in great effort. I would request you, if possible, to create the Tanzanian Anjouan medal - this was awarded by Tanzania to its troops who participated in the 2008 invasion of Anjouan. AliFazal (talk) 11:22, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

ODM of Tanzania[edit]

Hi. I trust you're well. I have re-arranged the medals section of the ODM of Tanzania into Army, Police and Prisons.I'd like to request you, during your free time, if you could assist in creating the ribbon bars for these three sections. You may find the following sources helpful: 1 and 2. Thanks. AliFazal (talk) 23:55, 12 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi. Many thanks for your suggestions. I had used the word 'former' as it is used in Template:Decorations by country. I have now used the word 'obsolete' in the Ugandan and Rwandan ODM articles. I have also restored the ODM medal list of TZ to its former version. Is it better now?

Can I also request that you create the ribbon for: National Order of the Republic of Burundi. Source = 1 and 2. Thanks. AliFazal (talk) 19:41, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Burundi ribbon[edit]

Hi. Thanks once again for your impressive work. Regarding the Burundi ribbons, the ribbon bar of the medal that was given to President Nyerere in this photo resembles the Order of Patriotic Merit. I then found this source from another language article of Nyerere confirming that it was the National Order indeed. The only image that I came across was this (the one awarded to Prince Al Waleed). I'd like to know your opinion. Also request you to please send me the link of the source of the ribbon bar for the national order of Burundi. AliFazal (talk) 11:38, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Maurice Rindskopf[edit]

Hi - I saw that you deleted the category USS Drum from Rindskopf's image. Did you do that knowing that the Drum was his WWII submarine, the one from which he was the last surviving commanding officer of any WWII submarine? Seems germane, but views differ. JMOprof (talk) 16:17, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

File:Dr. Waheed.jpg[edit]

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Thank you for uploading File:Dr. Waheed.jpg to the Wikimedia Commons. I noticed that when you uploaded from another Wikimedia project, you left out some important information, or copied it incorrectly. In the future, please consider using CommonsHelper, a tool which automates the process of moving files over. Thank you,

Stefan4 (talk) 17:31, 10 January 2015 (UTC)