User talk:Rich Farmbrough

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

{{Tl}} CategorizationBot (talk) 10:52, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Stamford arms.png[edit]

If you want it to be on a shield (not some kind of half-shield), then it might be best to use SVG... AnonMoos (talk) 02:44, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Might get better results asking at Commons:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop‎. I can't help with the PNG, because I don't know how to do alpha-channel transparency with PNGs (as opposed to single-palette-color transparency); however, transparency is very easy with SVGs... AnonMoos (talk) 13:02, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

File:Paleis lange voorhout with banner.jpg[edit]

Nice work. --  Docu  at 02:28, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Petersala-Andrejsala karte.png[edit]

Autotranslate High Contrast (talk) 14:26, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Petersala-Andrejsala karte.png[edit]

1=File:Petersala-Andrejsala karte.png|base=Image source}} High Contrast (talk) 14:33, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. odder (talk) 05:04, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. Rich Farmbrough, 01:16 29 October 2012 (GMT).


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Hi Richard[edit]

Well, I can't say it surprises me given that I understand just how broken the people and the process is. There is plenty to do here though, and Ctrl-V is not a phrase that idiots shriek like 'stop thief'.

There is someone trying to write, or has written, a bot that takes watermarks out of images. There is a lot of hot air going on about watermarks at the moment, some say they are the work of the devil. His bot crops the images. I believe it is possible to write a bot that does a lot more, similar to the way I've been removing watermarks through the middle of images.

Actually you know, there is quite the community of exiles here on commons, some living in secret, some who are quite open about it like me, doesn't seem such a big deal.

I have done some of the carousel, there are spots now, quite good looking ones, but the light doesn't cast coloured areas onto the horses, some technical thing I don't know about it seems. But I improved the horses and the carousel. I don't know where to put the thing though. All I came up with is on the moonas an easy to draw idea, and the camera flies in on the lunar surface and then zooms to the carousel and then examines it and flies away with the Earth in the background, or that would be the idea.. Easier to do then grass (I did a lovely field of grass waving in the wind before, but it sucks up a lot of processor power and memory.

I better leave you now, I know you won't want to talk for some time. Penyulap 10:43, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

I was just thinking 'I wonder if a single space beats cut'n'paste'. :)
Don't try to compete with me though, cause you're goin down if you do !!! I still got that bitty batty bit bot what-not hidden up my sleeve as a trump-all with zero contribs :)
(sigh) I really should learn some programming. Penyulap 16:00, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
Well I did get a single character addition, to a single article, characterised as "appears to be automated"... Face-smile.svg Rich Farmbrough, 01:35 3 April 2013 (GMT).
Gawd that does take skill. Yeah, that is a monument. True. Oh the humanity. Ok, Ok, that puts you in the same league as bitty ;) <grin>.
For now. Penyulap 10:00, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
AHH wait ! what about Elen blocking my Kidney because I bought new socks at the market ? huh ? (I am barefoot as I speak, I learned my painful lesson) Penyulap 10:32, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Polandball exhibit number one, Richard is responsible !!.gif

I'm getting closer to proving who is behind this PolandBall fiasco, trying to put such nonsense onto commons.

5 million it says in the description, really, do you have to keep bringing that up Richard ? you only got there first because I was blocked on at the time I drew this. !

I hope you are well. I still do what I do every night and have made a little bit of progress in learning new botmaking skills. I think it's like the Chinese space program, to have a space station you have to master 3 disciplines. 1 is EVA, 2 is autodocking, and 3 is life-support which so far only the Russians have done. I think bot-making is an essential skill for making a fork for wiki, a must-learn. Penyulap 13:52, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

I never did finish off that carousel, the central support has lovely coloured lamp-framed mirror panels and there are the lamps, but then I got distracted by simply everything. I hope you have a great many lovely distractions to keep you occupied. If not, I think you can spend some quality time looking over this page of reviews the Japanese have come up with the best brain-candy. Penyulap 16:08, 2 May 2013 (UTC)


The following maps were not tagged in a way JuTa's bot could read so he deleted most of them. Way cool.

Copyright status: File:Voleri karte.png[edit]

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Copyright status: File:Vecmilgravis karte.png[edit]

1=File:Vecmilgravis karte.png|base=Image license}} JuTa 07:49, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Vecdaugava karte.png[edit]

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Copyright status: File:Trisciems karte.png[edit]

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Copyright status: File:Tornakalns karte.png[edit]

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Copyright status: File:Teika karte.png[edit]

1=File:Teika karte.png|base=Image license}} JuTa 21:39, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Suzi karte.png[edit]

File:Suzi karte.png|base=Image license}} JuTa 21:55, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Pshaw. Fixed. Rich Farmbrough, 02:39 1 July 2013 (GMT).
I think I found PD versions on another wiki. .--Canoe1967 (talk) 04:02, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes as each information page says they were copied from the Latvian Wikipedia file of the same name - as they were needed on other wikis. Each information page also says they are PD and that can be confirmed on the Latvian Wiki.
Many thanks for your work. Rich Farmbrough, 07:32 1 July 2013 (GMT). 07:32, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
I've restored the remaining ones. Let me know if I missed any. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 07:53, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, looks great. Rich Farmbrough, 08:08 1 July 2013 (GMT).
Hi, Please note my answer here. regards. --JuTa 17:57, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Interested in coming here to Commons?[edit]

Hey Rich, how ya doing mate, hoping all is well. Mate, would you be interested in coming here to Commons and helping with various bot tasks? Given your long experience in the operation of bots, I was thinking something like Commons:Bots/Work_requests#Uploading_a_high_value_stream_from_Flickr_.28we_have_template.29 might be something you might be interested in doing ;) Let me know, we could use more hands on deck in this neck of the woods. russavia (talk) 05:08, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

I am dabbling. Rich Farmbrough, 03:58 27 August 2013 (GMT).

Image Adding[edit]

Hi Rich, do you remember back in 2011 building the list w:Wikipedia:Articles_with_UK_Geocodes_but_without_images? We could really do with a rebuild of it as we might have some more articles to add, and quite a few of them no longer lack images. For lots of reasons it would make sense to build it here on Commons rather than on wikipedia. thanks Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) 12:21, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

You would also be very welcome to look at Commons:Bots/Work_requests#Opportunities_to_add_images. Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) 12:58, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

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. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

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Logos, particularly WMF[edit]

Hi Rich,

If in the future you are going to change something like the colors in the logos, please talk to me and let me know your plans. It's really important for me to keep up with what is expressed in the Visual Identity Guidelines. Thank you! heather walls (talk) 22:57, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

OK, get me an account on, and I will be able to contribute to discussions as well as fixing things that "would take way more time than it is worth." Face-smile.svg Rich Farmbrough, 21:49 6 June 2014 (GMT).

Copyright status: File:Clement Clarke Moore sig 1856.png[edit]

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