User talk:Plugwash

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please use my talk page on en to contact me

Admin[edit]

You're now an admin here on Commons. Congratulations! villy 29 June 2005 09:55 (UTC)

Congratulations!
James F. (talk) 29 June 2005 12:28 (UTC)

Commons-l subscription[edit]

Hello Plugwash,

as per Commons talk:Administrators, I am asking all admins to subscribe to commons-l, a mailing list for Wikimedia Commons policy and project discussion. Since many admins are only on Commons infrequently, this is a good way to alert people about important happenings. The mailing list is nominally multilingual, but predominantly English.

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Admin news[edit]

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Category:Testredirectcattoimage[edit]

Hi, does your category Category:Testredirectcattoimage have any use, or should it be deleted? --121.73.5.55 08:41, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

I created it for a bug report about poor handling of cross namespace redirects. Since that bug was closed some time ago i think it can be safely deleted. Plugwash 19:36, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
almost forgot, i am still an admin here (though i kind of lost interest after we stopped having a usable list of images that had copyright tags but no other categories). Ive now deleted it. Plugwash 19:39, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Administrative notice[edit]

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File source is not properly indicated: File:SChinese TrafficSigns cropped.jpg[edit]

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Jodo (talk) 21:18, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Plugwash!

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.

BotMultichillT 23:14, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


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

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Please help replace this outdated license[edit]

Hello!

Thank you for donating images to the Wikimedia Commons. You have uploaded some images in the past with the license {{PD}}. While this was a license acceptable in the early days of Wikimedia, since January 2006, this license has been deprecated and since October 2008 no new uploads with this license was allowed.

The license on older images should be replaced with a better and more specific license/permissions and you can help by checking the images and adding {{PD-self}} if you are the author or one of the other templates that you can see in the template on the image page.

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The images we would like you to check are:

BotMultichillT 21:03, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing these to my attention. The first one has already been deleted for some reason and I don't remember anything about it (though from the name it seems likely I only transferred or modified it). The second one is a hybrid image and one of the base images was deleted due to unclear permissions, I will sort this by rebuilding it with that base image replaced. The remaining two are things I transferred from en wikipedia (there are a number of other images in that same series too which are likely to have the same problem) and both look like they might also be problematic due to unclear permission (IIRC chamaeleon got permission from the site he copied them from but the text of that permission wasn't hugely clear on the exact licensing details). Since these weren't the best quality images to start with replacement would probablly be the way to go. We have lots of pics of the BS1363, we have at least one other picture of the Israeli socket but it dipicts a slightly different variant.
It doesn't help that the english wikipedia admins had a habbit of deleting images after transfer and thereby effectively deleting the pre-commons history. Plugwash (talk) 01:36, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

File tagging File:G_plug.png[edit]

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Kelly (talk) 08:37, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

See the section above, I only transferred this from en to commons. Chameleon got the permission but I agree it wasn't particually clear on the specifics. I have no interest in chasing this up if someone else wants to chase it up then fine but IMO it's probablly easier just to replace it. Plugwash (talk) 14:42, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
P.S. IIRC the permission email can be found somewhere in the talk archives of en:AC power plugs and sockets but I doubt it would meet wikipedias modern standards so i'm not going to bother digging it out. Plugwash (talk) 14:46, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

File:Euro_converter_plug.jpg[edit]

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