User talk:My76Strat

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, My76Strat!
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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, My76Strat!

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:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 12:59, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

The photos of the Cheshire murderers are NOT of the federal government[edit]

Hi! You used the wrong templates with the photos of the Cheshire murderers.

These two are from the state of Connecticut. The US-PD stuff only applies to the US federal government

I am going to check the CT DOC site to see if it mentions anything about public domain. Otherwise they may not be eligible for the commons WhisperToMe (talk) 17:33, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

  • The stuff on the Connecticut State Police website is copyrighted.
  • "Copyright © 2002 - 2010 State of Connecticut."
  • I am going to have to nominate the images for deletion
  • If you want, see if you can get permission from the state of Connecticut to use the images freely
  • Use Commons:OTRS and e-mail the state asking if you can use their pictures on the Wikimedia Commons
  • WhisperToMe (talk) 17:34, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
I understand my error and apologize, for what it is worth, I asked a helper at en help if State government material was considered public domain and was advised in the affirmative. I realize this is not an excuse and the information was not valid as you have pointed out. I completely understand any appropriate action which may be taken. I have forwarded an email to the copyright holder requesting a release of the images and can only hope for an affirmative response. Thank you for the time you have vested in researching these circumstances. My76Strat (talk) 00:09, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

File:Hayes,_steven.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Hayes,_steven.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.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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WhisperToMe (talk) 17:34, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

File:Komisarjevsky,_joshua.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Komisarjevsky,_joshua.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.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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WhisperToMe (talk) 17:35, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Help request[edit]

How can I retract a vote for picture of the year? I have voted for several images and just realized I was only supposed to choose one.

I indented the votes I wished to cancel, so I hope that is sufficient. My76Strat (talk) 16:38, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

File tagging File:Casey Anthony crime scene.jpg[edit]

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Dream out loud (talk) 05:45, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

"for the lunatic fringe"[edit]

The way in which you expressed your view here is unnecessarily confrontational, and better avoided even if not meant as a personal attack on other editor(s). Apart from anything else, Deletion Reviews are not a vote, and comments expressed clearly and neutrally in policy terms are more persuasive. Thanks. Rd232 (talk) 00:20, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

That is a fair admonition. I'll strike that portion of my comment but wish to extenuate that in general, the term is not automatically derogatory. My76Strat (talk) 20:05, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much, My76Strat, I really do appreciate your good faith gesture in striking that portion of your comments. Very much so indeed, actually. Thanks again, -- Cirt (talk) 23:58, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:

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Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

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Delivered by Orbot1 (talk) at 09:58, 19 January 2013 (UTC) - you are receiving this message because you voted last year