User talk:Slaunger

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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.

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Zuzana Smatanova[edit]

Hi Slaunger... did you mean something like this one? :-) --Bojars (talk) 16:42, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, yes. That photo is much better when it comes to the expression of the artists! The composition is good too! Concerning the technical quality I cannot evaluate it because I am on travel and only has access to a tablet not suitable for a proper review. One thing I notice though is a distracting foreground element in the left hand side and in the right hand side some parts of the saxophone player is missing, maybe due to a partial obstruction very close to the photographer? Best wishes, --Slaunger (talk) 06:34, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Voting Eligibility[edit]

Hi Slaunger,

thanks for the hint regarding my voting rights - i was not aware that i'm not eligible yet. I'll submit some more images quite soon to Wiki Loves Monuments. Anyhow i think you deserver your image being presented in excellent images. Congrats! --Aswirthm (talk) 10:56, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Higher Res[edit]

Hi there, I do have higher res images for the polar bear as you suggest, but how can I replace it without losing all the support mentions so far? I am fairly new to this Commons featured image process and I don't want to do something wrong... Thanks in advance! --Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)

Hi Arturo de Frias Marques. Pleased to meet you and your nice polar bearClin. I have lived in North West Greenland for some months some years ago, but I have never managed to see an icebear alive in its natural environment, although I have seen some 'hanging around'.
It is great that you have a larger resolution image. The policy for overwriting files is stated in Commons:Overwriting existing files. Here it is mentioned that it is OK to overwrite an existing file if it is a 'minor improvement', and in the section where this term is explained, it is explicitly mentioned that uploading a higher resolution image over an existing file is uncontroversial.
So, if the currently uploaded file is 'just' a downsampled version of a higher resolution file (and no other alterations have been made) it should be uncontroversial to update the file by using the link ('Upload new version') at the bottom of the file page. And then as a courtesy I would inform the reviewers, (and you may want to list them all with links to their user names, such that they will get notified explicitly), by adding an {{Info}} line on the nomination page, and the votes will stay. Now, in the unlikely event, that someone complains (there are a few reviewers who sometimes go nitpicking on the individual pixel quality, which will evidently fall with a higher resolution image, although the accumulated information in the entire image will rise), there is always the possibility to revert to your original version. Hope this helps and continued good luck with your nominatation. --Slaunger (talk) 19:08, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Slaunger, I read your comment, and found the Upload New Version link... sadly I am not at home now and cannot upload a bigger file for the moment. For when I can, what kind of res would you have in mind? If I remember correctly, it was 1920px and 300dpi... Tks!

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Monument of Our Lady of the Snows (Francisco López Burgos) at Pico Veleta - Sierra Nevada - 2014-08-07 corrected.jpg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted

Congratulations! Monument of Our Lady of the Snows (Francisco López Burgos) at Pico Veleta - Sierra Nevada - 2014-08-07 corrected.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.

...I've already seen this somewhere...--Jebulon (talk) 07:48, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

...Jebulon You have seen it the same place as I have (I promise you, it has not moved). As a matter of fact you have seen it at least three times: in 2009, in 2010 and if I remember right I saw Mr Jebulon wandering about at lower altitudes on August 7, 2014, eventually catching up with me (Mr. Jebulon, I presume?!?). I have not seen any uploads yet though to prove that my remembrance is correct, but if you manage to provide exhibits, it will be apparent from the EXIF data (unless manipulated) that I was first (this year) Smile. --Slaunger (talk) 19:15, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
If I have taken pictures of this place in 2009, 2010, and 2014, then I may say it is a SET :))) !--Jebulon (talk) 20:36, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Hahaha, yes you are finally understanding what a set is. Three different years constitute a perfect set! --Slaunger (talk) 20:40, 19 August 2014 (UTC)