User talk:Quintucket

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Quintucket!
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File:Europe germanic-languages 2.PNG[edit]

Why did you "revert" File:Europe germanic-languages 2.PNG to previous version ? The file is used in very numerous wikipedias and we have a legend in eo.wp which matches with the "previous" version and not with yours. So after your "revert" our legend is no more actual. I notice that you make desappear scottish and gaelic areas. --Arno Lagrange 05:34, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

I explained on the item talk page. File:Europe germanic-languages 2.PNG was designed to show the language groups and not individual languages. File:Germanic_Languages.PNG was made to show the actual languages. The new version, while prettier, doesn't know what it wants to show. Bokmal and Nynorsk are different writing systems, which don't correspond with the Scandinavian dialects. Flemish and Dutch are likewise different literary standards for the same language. On the other hand in Scotland, the official language, English is not shown at all, in preference to minority languages. In most of Wales and Highland Scotland, where the majority of the population speaks English natively, English is shown as being a minority, but official language akin to Swedish in Finland.
As for the Esperanto legend, it is unfortunate that it was added in the brief period (17 days) that the alternative version was up. But in a different file on the Esperanto Wiki here, there is a key that corresponds to the old version. Like I said, the new version was added without consideration for what the original meant to do, and without consideration for four years' history on nearly 2 dozen existing wikis. --Quintucket (talk) 15:35, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
thanx for explanations. --Arno Lagrange 21:34, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Libyan Uprising.svg[edit]

Just a heads up: with this upload of the Libyan Uprising file, you seem to have cut out half of the "W" in "Wazen". ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 19:45, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Ahh, thanks. I was trying to move it so it didn't cover the border as it had before. Now I expanded the map a few pixels, and it looks like we're good.--Quintucket (talk) 21:43, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Hi Quintucket,

How could someone edit an image please? Cavewiki (talk) 06:42, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Cavewiki: Thanks. :)
To edit images I use two programs. For bitmap images (png, jpg, and gif), I use the GIMP, and for vector graphics I use Inkscape. They're both free, they work on Linux, Mac, and Windows, and they're both fairly easy to use. Because the English Wikipedia only allows svg and png files, I recommend using PNG files for photographs, scanned images, and small maps, and svg files for larger maps.
The GIMP is basically like Photoshop, although makes it hard to draw circles (I have a somewhat-awkward workaround where I use the circle-select and the fill bucket).
Inkscape has a slightly slower learning curve, but if you've edited vector images before, you should figure it out quickly. If you haven't, all you really need to know is that you edit vector images by creating objects--drawing the line, and adjusting borders, colors, and patterns. There's a couple tutorials on the site[1][2] and on YouTube, and of course on Google which can help you with this. I will admit I gave up on Inkscape the first time I used it, but I realized existing SVG images are a lot easier to use.
If you have any specific questions I recommend trying Google first; I'm not always on and you'll get your answer quicker. But if you can't find the answer, certainly feel free to ask. :)
Regards, ~Quintucket (talk) 07:47, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

File:Gulf of Sirt Front 23 August.svg[edit]

Could yo repair the Abu Qurein-thing on this map too? Mixx321 (talk) 09:51, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Msallata[edit]

Hey, I left you messages here the Tripolitanian front talk page. I never agreed with Msallata being green in the first place because it felt like they were committing IDONTLIKEIT (link won't work here at the commons but oh well). On a side note, could you get rid of that green arrow now submerged in red?--Yalens (talk) 20:43, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Done. I'm in Turkey, by the way. I was on the computer more than usually the past two days, because I was hiding from the Sunday and Eid crowds. So I'll be on less. But it seems like the war is winding down anyways. On a side note: I've been hoping Algeria would get hit by the Arab Spring, now I'm really hoping it. --Quintucket (talk) 07:33, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar, I really appreciate it :). I didn't quite get what you meant regarding the ethnolinguistic maps.--Rafy (talk) 14:56, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

I meant the maps of the Semitic languages, spread of Nestorian Christianity, and Assyrian genocides. They're impressively done (I know how hard it is to edit an half-decent existing map, let alone create a new one, and very informative. As someone who is interested in language and history, I truly thank you for that. And also for the brilliant maps of the Libyan Civil War. --Quintucket (talk) 16:48, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Web site dated to Sept 11[edit]

This Canadian government CBC web site gives a disposition of the NTC forces especially around Sirte. Less useful on Bani Walid since part of it is still in Ghaddafi's control. As I suspected, the NTC forces from Misrata are closer to Sirte than those east of Sirte. Harawa is mentioned. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:46, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

File:Libyan_Uprising.svg[edit]

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92.100.172.117 05:30, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

File:2011 Libyan Civil War.png[edit]

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Quintucket!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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DR related with Turkey[edit]

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Waterfront houses on the Bosphorus.jpg Takabeg (talk) 14:40, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! --Quintucket (talk) 15:14, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

your screenshots[edit]

2011 is over... it's 2012 :P Seb az86556 (talk) 02:59, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Oh dear... I do this every year for about a month or so. Time just doesn't seem to flow linearly for me.  ;-)
I should see if I can find someone with a bot to do it. I went through them all once to manually add a category, I don't look forward to doing it again to add a date. But thanks for pointing it out. Believe it or not, I've still got a couple more to upload. --Quintucket (talk) 05:34, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Reviewer[edit]

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2012[edit]

Iran is now below world average, St.pirre and miqulean, mayotte should be blue, it's owned by france, macedonia is above world average now. --Ty Rezac (talk) 19:54, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

"Don't jump the gun based on your on interpretations."[edit]

He changed 3 different jurisdictions in that revert just to change Colombia. It was a perfectly valid revision on those grounds, it had nothing to do with my interpretation of the recent effect of the Colombian court ruling. Fry1989 eh? 03:30, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

I know, and I pointed that out to kwami. I was addressing my comments at the user who changed Colombia initially, and who has been pushing his interpretation of the law all over Commons. I'm sorry; I should have been clearer about that. –Quintucket (talk) 15:03, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

File:Developing countries.png[edit]

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Kohelet (talk) 16:27, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Public opinion of same-sex marriage in USA by state[edit]

Could you please color Ohio dark blue..?
Thank you, --Prcc27 (talk) 05:56, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

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