User talk:Ropers

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Flags[edit]

HI - you have been uploading some national flags. However, graphics of those flags are already on the commons, see category:National flags and National insignia. Uploading different sized or formats of the same image is IHMO not a good idea, because it makes maintainance much more complicated, and scaling can be done by the software.

In some cases (especially with flags), the automatically scaled versions are a little blury, which has been argued to be a good reason to allow smaller flags. We had a lengthy argument about this before, see COM:DEL#Flag_images_by_user:Marc_Mongenet (maybe you want to coordinate with user:Marc Mongenet). If you feel you need the small versions of the images, please start a diskussion about this on the Commons:Village pump.

regards -- Duesentrieb 00:46, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)

The flags are needed for the current inception of http://www.wikipedia.org/ (as mentioned in their description).
It is NOT a good idea to use the flags for any other purpose because changing the flags would change the Wikipedia home page. The flags thus are intentional duplicates. See: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Www.wikipedia.org_portal#Redesign_with_flags
Ropers 03:55, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)
hm, ok, sorry for the fuss then. However, it meight be better in this case to keep the images locally there, don't you think? Alternatively, it would have been good to give the flags names like "wikipedia frontpage flag..." or something. Oh well. Never mind... -- Duesentrieb 11:37, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Oh, and something else: completely unused images are something we try to avoid on the commons - images should be on some page (on the commons!) or at least be in a category here. So it would be good if you would collect them on a page like "Wikipedia frontpage flags" or some such, and place that page in the category:wikimedia (and maybe also in category:national flags). That page could also explain some more. -- Duesentrieb 11:40, 9 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Catalonia flag tiny.png[edit]

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File:Spain_flag_tiny.png[edit]

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File tagging Image:Norway flag tiny.png[edit]

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Copyright status: Image:Netherlands flag tiny.png[edit]

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User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 04:56, 17 October 2009 (UTC)


File:Esperanto_flag_tiny.png[edit]

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AVRS (talk) 17:13, 16 December 2009 (UTC)