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I nominated your excellent picture on FPC. I couldn't resist. :-) I love travel pics as it is also one of my favorite topics. And your travel pic is really the best i have seen a long time. Looking forward to see more pics from you. Oh..and welcome to Commons! :-)--AngMoKio (talk) 19:18, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
Tip: Categorizing 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.
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]]
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.
BotMultichillT 06:07, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Grassalkovich Palace (2).jpg was uncategorized on 20 August 2009.
FP Promotion 
The image File:Young muslim woman in the Thar desert near Jaisalmer, India.jpg, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Young muslim woman in the Thar desert near Jaisalmer, India.jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.
Question concerning personality rights 
Hi Paul, i have a question concerning this picture. Did you get the permission to publish this picture from the sikh-Pilgrim? As mentioned above I really think this photo is great, but please add info about the permission. --AngMoKio (talk) 11:49, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
- Hi Maxim, I was about to nominate this picture on the german wikipedia. According to german law it is necessary to have the permission. American law is different so i am also not really sure how it is handled on commons....i guess it is ok. --AngMoKio (talk) 14:06, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
si j'ai bien compris, tu es Alexis (désolé de casser le mythe Paul Rudd ;) ), de je ne sais plus quelle classe du Lycée GdN de Noisiel. Je pensais que tu étais tombé sur ma page par hasard, mais en fait, tu contribues aussi :) Très jolies photos. Je suis forcément plus impressionné par le panorama :). Non je n'aimais pas forcément la photo au lycée car je n'ai commencé à prendre de photos que récemment, quand la technologie a rendu la chose facile...
FP ask moved here 
Hi George, about this image Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Meat seller in Kabul.jpg , you confirmed the results of the votes. But the two first votes don't count, do they? They are based on invalid reasons (according to the guidelines) --Paulrudd (talk) 14:00, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
- Hi Paulrudd!
- Sorry, however I can't find rule about not to consider voices. It only politeness question. However all of them should be considered. Really sad :(. I am not an administrator, I the user only. However to challenge result is in any case very difficultly. Users can describe self reason in more details. This photo still very interesting, with the award or without the award.
- With best regards --George Chernilevsky talk 14:17, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick answer. In the 'formal things' on the FPC page is written this : "Images can be culturally biased by the photographer and/or the observer. The meaning of the image should be judged according to the cultural context of the image, not by the cultural context of the observer. An image speaks to people, and it has the capacity to evoke emotion such as tenderness, rage, rejection, happiness, sadness, etc. Good photographs are not limited to evoking pleasant sensations..." and then : "Unreasonable reasons for opposing are: - "I don't like it", or other empty assessments". So the first two votes, according to these indications, shouldn't count. Don't you think? Regards --Paulrudd (talk) 15:44, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
- I have asked the skilled Administrator. Please wait for the answer here.
- However I think that more important is creation of good photo. As the small target (purpose) only - award reception. My nominations too rejected many times. However the life to be continued. I wish You creative successes in the future.
- Yours faithfully --George Chernilevsky talk 16:16, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I know it's a bit silly about the award of FP, but you know... I only uploaded a few photos and the only two that were FPC passed the test, so this one would be the first to fail.--Paulrudd (talk) 17:00, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
- George asked me to give my opinion regarding this. (I am not an administrator, George, :-) ). Just consider what I say as a second opinion from a regular. I see your point, Paulrudd. It is an aspect which has come up from time to time. As far as I know the consensus has always been to include all the votes - also if no apparently valid reason is given for opposing. In the particular case I do find it unfortunate that these oppose reasons are used. Sometimes this can be excused by the editors not mastering the de facto language English that well, but the user pages for the two opposers indicate that they are quite good at English. Actually, there is a surprising similarity between those users pages and their common interest in, e.g., Sergei Rachmaninov. For it seems like they are quite inexperienced on COM:FPC and thus may not know the guidelines very well. The way is normally adressed is to appeal to the users to further detail their reasons for opposing and infrm them about specifics in the guidelines. Something the nominator did partially on the nomination page. If that does not yield a response, proceed to their respective talk pages. But these things are normally sorted out during the nomination phase. Once the nomination is closed, the convention is to consider all votes equally nomatter how good/poor reasons are given. That is, the closure is quite mechanical. So, I definately think George has done as one would normally do for such closures. But you are not alone in experiencing this. I have also tried it here.
- If this is something you feel deeply about, you could bring it to the project talk page.
- On a personal level, I would probably have opposed it during nomination, not due to the subject, but due to a too busy composition and "point and shoot character" of the photo. But that does not mean I do not think it is a very good or special photo, just not among the 1/2300 to become featured here. --Slaunger (talk) 16:59, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
FP Promotion 
The image File:Children of Kabul, Afghanistan.jpg, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Children of Kabul, Afghanistan.jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.
Congratulations for POTY 2009! 
In case you weren't yet aware, your photograph File:Sikh pilgrim at the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar, India.jpg was elected Commons Picture of the Year 2009. I'm glad to see that it was a direct contributor to Wikimedia Commons who took it this year! Thanks for your contributions and congratulations! Bastique ☎ appelez-moi! 01:39, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
- Congrats! Like Bastique, I also wanted to say that I'm delighted to see that the Picture of the Year is the work of a Wikimedia contributor. --Eusebius (talk) 20:26, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
- À mon tour, je te félicite ! Même si je n'ai pas voté pour... (je préfère le volcan, mais c'est vraiment question de goût). Merci pour ton message. Un petit rajout sur la photo des afghans, que j'espère, tu ne prendras pas mal: si ton image donne l'impression qu'ils ont la vie dure, alors qu'ils sont heureux, elle passe mal son message. Mais ça peut être mauvaise interprétation de ma part :). Bonne continuation, et peut être RDV pour POTY 2010 ?? - Benh (talk) 15:26, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
- Just dropped by to say that your photographs are awesome! 220.127.116.11 12:35, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Quality Image Promotion 
Congratulations! File:Sikh pilgrim at the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in Amritsar, India.jpg, which was produced or nominated by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.
Quality Image Promotion 
Congratulations! File:Young muslim woman in the Thar desert near Jaisalmer, India.jpg, which was produced or nominated by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.
Quality Image Promotion 
Congratulations! File:Child and ox ploughing, Laos (1).jpg, which was produced or nominated by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.