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Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

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Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:

  1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was registered before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC].
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  3. Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account through SUL).

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. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.

To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.

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File:Durandwi.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Durandwi.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Stefan4 (talk) 13:46, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Village Halls in Wisconsin[edit]

Someone as nominated the deletion of Category:Village halls in Wisconsin as they feel its not necessary to distinguish between Village Halls and Town Halls. I hope you participate in the discussion: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Commons:Categories_for_discussion/2013/07/Category:Village_halls_in_Wisconsin&redirect=no --Mjrmtg (talk) 10:46, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

File:WisconsinRapidsSign.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:WisconsinRapidsSign.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States[edit]

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Dear Royalbroil,

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States. The images you uploaded will help illustrate Wikipedia articles on historic sites in the United States. We are delighted to share the winning images and our top 10 finalists with you.

Click here to read our press release and view the winning submissions »

We invite you to continue uploading images to Wikimedia Commons and we hope you will return for Wiki Loves Monuments again in September 2014. For more information about Wikimedia Commons, please visit our welcome page. For more information about Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, please click here. Once again, thank you for sharing your images and participating in our contest.

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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2013! Please help with this survey.

Dear Royalbroil,
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world! We would like to ask again a few minutes of your time.

Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 365,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from more than 50 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.

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Thank you for taking part in the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey!

Dear Royalbroil,

Thank you for taking part in the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey. Your answers will help us improve the organization of future photo contests!

In case you haven't filled in the questionnaire yet, you can still do so during the next 7 days.

And by the way: the winning pictures of this year's international contest have been announced. Enjoy!

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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.

Round 1 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

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Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 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 second round of 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 were 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.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

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You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

This Picture of the Year vote notification was delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:23, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Royalbroil,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

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Thank you![edit]

Thanks so much for nominating several videos made by my students for Media of the Day! Jgmikulay (talk) 17:10, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Actually I was placing the "Media of the Day" recognition template on some recent featured media. I noticed that a video from a basilica in Milwaukee - which inspired me to add the template; it also inspired me to nominate a different farming video from Wisconsin for May 2, 2014 (File:Forage harvester - forage wagon 640x480.ogv). Thank YOU for all of your work inspiring students to help with the Wikipedia / Wikimedia movement! Royalbroil 02:34, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Former church[edit]

Wanted to ask you, before adding the category. Do you think this is a former church? File:Burlington Wisconsin History Museum.jpg --Mjrmtg (talk) 10:55, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for asking! I researched it on the historical society's website and the former Holy Cross Lutheran Church was donated to the society in 1964 [1]. Royalbroil 02:58, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Your image has been reviewed and promoted

Congratulations! 16 Ryan Reed NASCAR Nationwide pan 2014 Gardner Denver 200 at Road America.jpg, which was produced or nominated by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status.

If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.

Invitation to take part in the categorization of QI[edit]

Dear Royalbroil! Your images were reviewed and have been promoted to Quality Image status. Congratulations! I invite you to take part in the categorization of recently promoted quality images. All new images with this status are automatically placed to the page Commons:Quality_images/Recently_promoted. They have to be manually tagged with relevant categories using the QI categorization tool (see link at the top of the page, the author of this tool is User:Dschwen). Very few users do this job now, so a large number of uncategorizated photos accumulates on this page time to time… --Bff (talk) 09:49, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Time for sports[edit]

Hello Royalbroil,
sadly, I saw your comment that you are abstaining because you have an image in the vote only now. My comment will therefore probably only help for the future, but you are of course allowed to vote even if you participated in the challenge - the only thing you are not allowed to do is vote for your own pictures (if those participating wouldn't vote, we'd lose a big part of our voters).
Best wishes, --Anna reg (talk) 22:09, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Commons links[edit]

Hello! It is problem because it make my work longer and I will not happy. This mean for me copy next datas from next sites what in comparision hundret is tiring. Basshuntersw (talk) 10:49, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Sometimes is see linked red category for person in photo or category for one photo. This is ok? I should inform about deleted? Basshuntersw (talk) 10:52, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
I mean two situations. First was about category for only one file and second about red link. When red links are ok, why poeples dosn't make it always? Basshuntersw (talk) 15:58, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't think that there is consensus about what to do with red links to categories. Royalbroil 02:04, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Category:MZKBydgoszcz[edit]

Hello! This category is double of Category:MZK Bydgoszcz‎ with wrong name. Integration is possiblle? Basshuntersw (talk) 20:06, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Certainly they can and need to be. The first thing to figure out is which is the correct name? Then all of the files need to be put into this category (there is an admin tool that I could use if there are dozens of files to be moved). Then Template:Category redirect is added to the empty category. Royalbroil 01:59, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
This one is long overdue! Thanks for your many uploads that greatly enhance the articles. May many more come. -- P 1 9 9   14:06, 8 September 2014 (UTC)