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-Kanonkas(talk) 16:50, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry -- for some reason, I thought Levit was born in the 1800s, which would have made the image free to use. Sorry! rootology (T) 16:56, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem, everbody makes mistakes. Best regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 17:20, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Oh hey there. Fancy seeing you here :) Anyways - if you need anything, just give me a shout. I'm also sysop here :) - Alison 04:35, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Tagging non commons content[edit]

Thanks for the work and extra points for putting the "out of scope" template on the user pages :) Cheers --Herby talk thyme 15:36, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

My Request for Adminship[edit]

Admin mop.PNG Dear Rootology,

Thank you for voting in my request for adminship, which passed with 25 support, 4 oppose, and 3 neutral. I'm honoured that the community have granted me the administrative tools. If there is anything, then do not hesitate to ask me.

Thank you for the nomination Rocket, it wouldn't have been possible otherwise. Kanonkas(talk)

Thank you Rootology for your support on my RfA. If you need help, or advice I'll sure help you :) --Kanonkas(talk) 17:58, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Just to say[edit]

You are doing useful work here on Commons - thanks --Herby talk thyme 15:42, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. rootology (T) 18:18, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Seattle area images[edit]

Thanks! On my talk page, I've listed several things I know haven't been done. - Jmabel ! talk 19:53, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Looked at your gallery. We do overlap a lot. By the way, Image:Seattle Art Museum 01.jpg is probably a copyvio, because Hammering Man is copyrighted. In fact, I was probably pushing it with Image:Seattle Blue Moon 04.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 20:00, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Damn it, I hate that aspect of copyright law. Anything that is up in public should be utterly fair game. I'll check out your todo list later. rootology (T) 20:16, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Continued with further comment on my talk page. - Jmabel ! talk 07:04, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Flickr images[edit]

Hi. As a result of your request at Commons talk:Flickr images/reviewers, I have added you to the reviewers list. Please see the instructions at Commons:Flickr images/reviewers and add {{user trusted}} to your userpage. You can ask me if you need any help. Cheers, giggy (:O) 01:25, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!! I won't let you guys down. rootology (T) 02:29, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Good luck and take it easy (oh, and ping). giggy (:O) 02:46, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Got it and replied. I'll let J know as well. :) rootology (T) 04:04, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
I guess this is a little late but congratulations! :) You'll do it fine! --Kanonkas(talk) 16:50, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank you!! rootology (T) 17:01, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

TUSC token 2dbc29850d36f2def02006b2a21d3f73[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account! rootology (T) 18:41, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

FlickrReview Fails & Speedy[edit]

Just for the record - you don't need to {{speedy}} flickr images that have failed review. They get added to a category for to be reviewed and eventually deleted. I know some have been hanging out for a long time ... and I am working on fixing that. --ShakataGaNai Talk 07:04, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:SFSymphony Hall.jpg[edit]

Hello Rootology. When Flickreviewing images, please make sure that the uploaded images from Flickr to Wikimedia Commons are the original high resolution. The above mentioned image is so beautiful that it's a shame not to upload the 2048 x 1536 pixel version one as it is much more useful for other Wikimedia projects. Please check your previous Flickrreviews to make sure that the original images are present. For more info please see Quality and description and FAQ sections. --Kimse (talk) 06:04, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

I got it, I totally missed that--I usually do check for the bigger ones. :) I'll go back through my approvals to make sure I didn't miss any others. And yes, that one IS gorgeous! rootology (T) 05:39, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Rootology, keep up the good work!--Kimse (talk) 23:24, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Doc_Watson_at_the_Hardly_Strictly_Bluegrass_Festival.jpg[edit]

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Image:Cat 56.jpg‎[edit]

This image has been photographed for my --Pablo 323 05:00, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Grateful for your support on my Flickr Review request.--Londoneye (talk) 11:24, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

note to self[edit]

Go back for larger images of cathedrals on last few flickreviews... rootology (T) 14:17, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Attack Cake[edit]

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6-te urodziny Wikipedii w Krakowie aa.JPG 5. urodziny polskiej Wikipedii - Wikitort 01.JPG Layered cake with cream.JPG Roberta's WikiCake.jpg
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The attack cake is NOT a lie. Enjoy. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 05:46, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm, sugars... rootology (T) 13:51, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Resized Images?[edit]

Hello Rootology,
Thank you for reviewing my Images : (Kobe Bryant Profile cc-by-sa-2.0) & (Vancouver Attribution 2.0 Generic), However I noticed that both my images where resized or re-uploaded.

  • My Kobe pic was originally 1,320×1,227 (747 KB) & it was resized to 2,048×1,365 (242 KB).
  • The Vancouver image was 1,083×121 (128 KB) that was changed to 8,337×1,585 (2.2 MB).

Both Images had been cropped to improve their appearance, which is allowed under their perspective licenses (Derivative works).
On the Kobe Picture I had taken out the right side, which was mostly empty space and made the picture seem off balance. I wanted the image to be more square so that it would look better on the Kobe Bryant article located at the Main Wiki Page.
The Second image was modified so that only the city and the skyline were displayed (the sand was removed) : To narrow the page and make it look better.
Could you please get back to me on this. Leave a Message on my talk page located at the Main Wiki. -- $user log Leave me a message :) 05:24, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I'll put this on both this page and your Wikipedia one. I agree, on the Kobe one--the cropped does look better on that file. For the Vancouver one, I split the difference and cropped how you had it, but left it at the larger, richer size. On those wide panoramic shots (to me at least) the great value is seeing the skyline in rich detail, which the original resize took away. What do you think of the modified version here? rootology (T) 06:18, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
Hello, thanks for getting back to me about the images. After looking it over, I think you make a good argument--the detail was lost in the Vancouver pic I uploaded and it was too small to see the skyline properly. Your new crop looks good :) -- $user log Talk 23:55, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Thanks. Btw, are you a fellow Italian-American, or do you just really like tiramisu? :-) Nightscream (talk) 06:20, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

I just really, really like tiramisu. :) rootology (T) 06:22, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Image:F&H-Angel.jpg[edit]

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-58.71.27.90 14:47, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Interesting, that was the flickreview from a week ago, right? The model? How did you happen to find that original source? The flickr looked like a legit (but promotional) one. rootology (T) 23:33, 29 July 2008 (UTC)


Congratulations, Dear Administrator![edit]

An offering for our new administrator from your comrades...
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I think you know the drill. Take it slow. Ask for help. People want you to succeed... just reach out as needed and you'll be fine. ++Lar: t/c 17:07, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you everyone!! Like I said on WP months ago, I won't disappoint all of you. 718smiley.png rootology (T) 17:10, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Good to have you on the team - cheers --Herby talk thyme 17:12, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Good luck! It's weird how it all started with me leaving a copyvio note on your talk, heh. --Kanonkas(talk) 17:30, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Super news! Well done indeed & welcome to admin mayhem :) - Alison 17:35, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Congrats! You're one of "them" now. Not sure I can trust you as much anymore;-)Amerique (talk) 18:06, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
ZOMG admin <3 <3 <3 Lewis Collard! (lol, internet) 18:28, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Welcome aboard! Cheers, Rocket000 (talk) 20:05, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

718smiley.png Good luck, mate. —Giggy 22:56, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Screw their advice! go delete shit! --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 00:59, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
You're not really very fond of being an admin, are you Sha... :) ++Lar: t/c 01:30, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
You are all trying to con me into deleting the main page, aren't you? rootology (T) 01:41, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
You know you want to!! :-D - Alison 05:43, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Basically, root, you only got what we like to call "semi-sysopped". To get the full toolset you need to visit this page. —Giggy 13:07, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Or this page. Rocket000 (talk) 15:57, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
I'm awfully glad I didn't click to check if that's the one that autosubmits (like the URL suggests). —Giggy 16:28, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

That was...quick[edit]

Hey Rootology. Thanks for that, I felt a little suspicious when I type Christodoulou's name into Flickr and saw his article image there not under a CC license. Thanks anyway, and KUTGW. ;-) --Skully Collins (talk) 12:53, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Learning plants...[edit]

I hear you're going to have a garden :-)? You might be able to figure out a lot of them using the bloom clock keys (on Wikiversity... most up-to-date one is here). Always looking for new recruits there, but be careful, as it's been reported to be addictive :-). --SB_Johnny | talk 10:23, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

"Princess_Victoria_Memorial_Portpatrick.jpg"[edit]

Hi, you deleted the above image from MV Princess Victoria. I've put at least 8 images into that article today and I've managed to get things right on them all bar this one- what did I do wrong?The Thunderer (talk) 17:34, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi! That particular one came from this Flickr page, where the author has it tagged "all rights reserved" and fully copyrighted, so we can't use it here. If you check out the licensing page, there's a wide array of licenses on flickr we can use, but that one image falls shy. If you can get the flickr owner to change it over to a license, say, CC-BY-SA, we can use it. The important thing is it has to be free for any possible re-use, of any type at all, even commercial. rootology (T) 03:53, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


Deleted F-1_engine_firing.jpg[edit]

You deleted this image from F-1 (rocket engine). It was a non-copyrighted NASA image. What is needed to restore the image so it won't be deleted again? Joema (talk) 13:45, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi Joema, it appears there was no source listed on the original image, which was required on both commons and back on Wikipedia--images generally slide without that for quite some time, until someone "tags" it as missing that requirement, and then an admin can delete it within seven days. Simply putting down "NASA" as the source isn't enough, since the photo may not be owned by them... for web images like this we'd need the source URL/address where it came from to verify. Do you happen to recall what that was? If we have it I can restore it or any other admin can, its no problem. rootology (T) 13:54, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Deleted image re-uploaded[edit]

You deleted Image:Inca Logo.png for copyright violation, but User:Kyro re-uploaded it. Could you please check the matter? --TcfkaPanairjdde (talk) 23:24, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Weird. It's on Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Inca Logo.png now. rootology (T) 00:34, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

Image:Anarcho_Cover.jpg[edit]

There is obviously an otrs documented permission for this file. Why did you delete it? Code·is·poetry 16:22, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Crap, that was a total brain fart. I'm sorry. :( rootology (T) 16:30, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Good initiative[edit]

Nice work with Commons talk:Administrators/Requests and votes/August 2008 suffrage draft poll, maybe the community will reach some sort of consensus out of all this discussion. Cirt (talk) 18:16, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Hopefully--look again, I can't think of anything else to add beyond that last suggested option and the little disclaimer I put up top. rootology (T) 18:17, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

When does voting/polling/commenting begin? Cirt (talk) 01:33, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Not really sure... I think SB Johnny was thinking of sending it out as part of his "thank you" notice tomorrow sometime. rootology (T) 01:41, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Oh okay, sounds good. Cirt (talk) 02:33, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Probably make sure it goes on the MediaWiki:Sitenotice I guess? Needs to be well advertised on Commons. Thanks for the work. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 11:42, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
I placed a request at the talk page for MediaWiki:Sitenotice. Cirt (talk) 11:45, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Image:Logo Avai.JPG[edit]

Whats the problem with "Image:Logo Avai.JPG" ?Eversonrachadel (talk) 12:27, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi, it's apparently a clear close up of just a logo, which we don't really host as they're non-free. See Template:Logo. rootology (T) 02:56, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Image:Kobe_Bryant_Profile.jpg[edit]

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howcheng {chat} 16:24, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Bummer, that was a flickr that floated by. I'll look at the DR. rootology (T) 02:56, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Need something to do?[edit]

Do you need something to do? -- carol (talk) 13:39, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

What do you mean? rootology (T) 13:50, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Exactly what I asked. -- carol (talk) 19:46, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Is something wrong? I don't think I'm getting it? rootology (T) 00:21, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
Nothing wrong here. Nothing to "get" either -- I am curious that a simple question can be perceived to be so complicated. If it is more complicated than either a "yes" or a "no" can answer (in your mind) then perhaps the answer is yes and you need something to do to more simply feel productive and to have an idea about somethng productive to do tomorrow in addition to the knowing of how to answer a simple question. -- carol (talk) 01:31, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Gans images[edit]

Responded on my talk page. Jayjg (talk) 01:52, 13 August 2008 (UTC)


Image:Volunteer Park Space Needle view.jpg[edit]

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Flickr help[edit]

Rootology, I'm trying to upload this carnation iamge [1] from Flickr but it's not letting me. It claims that I need to "The source must be a URL pointing to the image description at Flickr." [2] Seriously, I don't know what's happening and it's aggravating me. Could you fix what's wrong with the way I've done it? Thanks. hbdragon88 (talk) 17:08, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Heya! Try this; it's how I do it for flickr images (someone may have a more direct method, but I prefer to do it by hand for more control and I don't like botting it). Start at this URL, from the general Upload page: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Upload&uselang=fromflickr . From there, open the "flinfo tool" that is linked on the page. It's at http://wikipedia.ramselehof.de/flinfo.php . See the URL of your carnation flickr image? http://flickr.com/photos/aidanmorgan/2572772231/ ? You want that 2572772231 string. Paste that into the flinfo tool ID field, and hit the "Get flickr info" button. All that text is what I pop into the Summary field on that upload form. Next, I go back to the flickr image itself. Click on the All sizes button, which I linked here. I always download the "biggest" image, which is this one, and save it to my PC. That's what I upload, after. :) The Licensing looks good here too, so a flickr reviewer would then pass that, and you or someone else could fine-tine the categories and arrangements later. Let me know if that works--about to head out of the house in 30 minutes or so, but I'll be around tonight if you get stuck. You can try IRC too if my steps here don't work out; the #wikimedia-commons IRC crew is super helpful and nice. rootology (T) 17:49, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Mistaken deletion[edit]

Hi Rootology. You seem to have mistakenly deleted an image which I uploaded via FlickrLickr. Image:A_few_thousand_people_on_bikes.jpg was released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License by Stewart Butterfield (founder of Flickr). The FlickrLickr tool would not have allowed it to be uploaded unless it had been under the correct license. Considering Creative Commons licenses are non-revocable, it's irrelevant that Stewart has since deleted the image on Flickr, so there's no reason to delete it from Commons. Angela (talk) 19:41, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Good point--I restored it. Did you see that flickr not found cat I posted on the admin board? We may want to change or modify that, to avoid any confusion in the future. rootology (T) 20:04, 17 August 2008 (UTC)