User talk:SamB

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, SamB!
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Information template[edit]

If you're going to add the "Information" template in a way which involves leaving several fields blank, so that automatically-generated error categories will be added to the page, then it's generally best not to add it at all... AnonMoos (talk) 05:04, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

@AnonMoos: Do you not know where you obtained these photos? And isn't the information just as missing whether or not the file is in the category? —SamB (talk) 15:51, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
In all probability, I obtained it from Usenet over ten years ago. The Usenet message's header information is probably still on my hard drive, but it could be a rather strenuous exercise to try to locate it, and it might not be considered too satisfactory for Commons' purposes if I did manage to locate it. However, sources don't actually matter too much for images which by their nature satisfy public domain criteria (if an old Parisian postcard has "JA"+number, then it's by someone who died in 1921, which is before 1923 for United States copyright law, and the author died more than 70 years ago for French copyright law). It's always nice to have a source, but in certain cases lack of source is not likely to lead to image deletion. If lack of source is questioned, it should be by adding an "Nsd" template, or by nominating for deletion, not by adding an information template with blank source field... 16:04, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
@AnonMoos: Yeah, I didn't actually intend to imply that it might need deleting. In fact, the category itself mentions that it can be a non-issue in such cases, but doesn't provide any advice on what to do about it. —SamB (talk) 16:22, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

PD License tag[edit]

Hi SamB- Could you let me know why you're removing the PD license tag from my currency uploads? Thanks-Godot13 (talk) 00:21, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

That would be because that category is for PD templates. But it looked like all of that stuff also had proper PD/license tags anyway, so you should be fine. —SamB (talk) 00:54, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
@Godot13: Oops, forgot to mention you. —SamB (talk) 00:55, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thanks.-Godot13 (talk) 04:55, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Massive restoration of deleted images by the URAA‎[edit]

Hi SamB, while I am not happy that Yann choose to close this by himself (as he had voiced a pronounced opinion), edit-warring about the closure is not a solution and might get you into trouble. The closure by him should probably be discussed at a different location, such as COM:AN or COM:VP. --Túrelio (talk) 20:57, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

I came to say the same. --Alan (talk) 21:02, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
@Túrelio, Alan: I reverted his revert of my changes because I did not think it was proper for him to remove my statements from the page (and wasn't even sure he meant to remove them). —SamB (talk) 21:15, 3 April 2014 (UTC)