User talk:Slaunger

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Nice feedback[edit]

Thank you for your "Thank you" notes on the two KZ aircraft. It's nice to get some positive feedback, which is not so common in "Commons". Vielen Dank! --Uli Elch (talk) 14:39, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Uli Elch. That is the least I could do! So I take some photos of some aircraft, and I know almost nothing about them, but create some categories for them, knowing that they may not be cateogorized as precisely as I may have wanted, as I do not want to categorize them wrongly. And then a helpful soul (you) comes by knowing that one of them is a Twin-piston-engine propeller aircraft (tractor configuration). I had no idea about that, but I appreciate to know that, and I learn something the process as well. That is why I appreciate Commons. I learn all the way. I am a bit sorry, that you feel you are not so often thanked! Keep up your good work! -- Slaunger (talk) 16:47, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Hallo again, thank you for your friendly message and your encouragement. You are quite right - WP is about teamwork. I am only a mediocre photographer, but know a lot about aviation, having been interested in the subject since I was a boy. Then I was lucky enough to turn it into my profession. - When I take pictures of the beautiful round churches on Bornholm, I would not dare either to put them into a very specialized category - other people know more about that subject! - Right now I am in our "sommarstuga" in Halland (förresten med mycket snälla Danskar I grannstugan). Tack igen - --Uli Elch (talk) 18:43, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Haha, you found one of my aircraft cats again! Have fun in Halland (once Danish territory, you knew that?). -- Slaunger (talk) 19:57, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I know very well about "once Danish territory". Slaget ved Axtorna happened 4 km from here. On that occasion the Danes won. But apparently the WP-method of reverting seems to be very old, since nowadays the Danes come only here as peaceful tourists. --Uli Elch (talk) 20:18, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Hahaha. Good point with the WP analogy. Glad to hear the Danes there are peacefull. I think we have "gotten over" the loss of Halland by now. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:24, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

Kongensbro gravel pit 2014-09-17.jpg
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Congratulations! (from a mediocre photographer) --Uli Elch (talk) 05:59, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Uli Elch! (from a mediocre categorizer) -- Slaunger (talk) 09:23, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Haha - great - now we are both well categorized, too! --Uli Elch (talk) 14:39, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Wow ! Excellent. I think I should try something with panos...--Jebulon (talk) 22:14, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
@Jebulon:: Thanks! Yes it is fun. You can start out using Hugin and see what you think of it. A commercial and very similar alternative is PTgui. -- Slaunger (talk) 21:09, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
User:Jebulon, if you want any help with Hugin, give me a shout. DXR also uses it. While I have recently begun taking picutures with Diliff's pano head (with mixed results, due to my own inexperience) I've had plenty success just hand-held. -- Colin (talk) 07:32, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks Colin !--Jebulon (talk) 13:33, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Proposal to select QIC candidates more[edit]

Ok, in the future I will remember your comments. Nice photo :-) --Jacek Halicki (talk) 20:59, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

En mulig fototur i Aarhus[edit]

Aarhus Brandstation har virkelig brug for nye billeder og Samsøgades Skole mangler billeder indenfra. Det kunne være en god mulighed for en fototur sammen. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 08:09, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Ja, det er en god idé. Jeg synes også Den gamle By kunne være interessant. Der er ganske vidst mange billeder derfra, men det må kunne gøres bedre;-). Det får dog desværre vente endnu lidt på sig pga travlhed for mt vedkommende. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:10, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for that smile...[edit]

Hola Slaunger, how are things? Hope all well... Thanks for that smile... I changed the text because of your comment a few weeks ago... I had in the back of my mind that I had to make sure my page did not feel as having a commercial angle. But let me ask you something... How you noticed so quickly??? I did not mention you... Best, --Arturo de Frias Marques (talk)

Bonsoir Arturo de Frias Marques
Sorry for the French greetings, but I am in Lille these daysSmile. Soy muy bien, gracias! I am glad you appreciated the smile. The reason why I noticed so fast is because I have edited your talk page, and then I have setup my preferences such that every page I edit is automatically added to my Watchlist. So when I saw you changing your user page on my Watchlist, I got curious to see what changes you had made, remembering our old commercialization discussion. And then I was glad to see that. 1. You now had a few FPs, and 2. You tweaked the formulation to emphasize that the referenced web pages were not intended as commercial advertising pages:)
-- Slaunger (talk) 20:16, 15 October 2014 (UTC)


one of the best pictures I have ever seen. Sehr schön! (Orientalist in der de:WP)


Thanks Slaunger, you were right, I thought the more categories the better... a steep learning curve indeed...

[[Category:Arturo de Frias Marques]] No problem. You are not the first having misunderstood this initially, and I am sure you will not be the last either Smile. -- Slaunger (talk) 20:31, 27 October 2014 (UTC)