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Picture of the day

Congráts.. for your picture of the day.. Seri Indians are one of my future wiki projects, from sonora with respect. --Sergiozaragoza (talk) 21:49, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Doré Bible

For the record, my scanner's acting funny, so no Doré just yet, until I can replace it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 05:44, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

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Doré

Just got the new scanner today, and for Christmas I got a Victorian edition of Doré's Inferno as well (also a modern print of his Rime of the Ancient Mariner, though that one would be very hard to scan).

I'm actually quite ill today - half the family I visited for Christmas had a very bad cold, and I seem to have caught it - but the scan I did looks good, and I have no doubt that I can do the whole thing. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:38, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


Ooh, I'd love to see Don Quixote. We used to have a scan from that as an FP, but it was starting to get too low-res. If you get me some raw files (PNG, 600 dpi?) I'll gladly do restoration work on them.

Doré again

I'm scanning and preparing Doré, but Durova suggests that keeping the nomination level somewhat low will help to prevent people burning out, and rejecting him simply because it's him. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:08, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

File:Crocodylus acutus feeding.jpg

Hi, I've placed your wonderful photograph at a couple of locations at English Wikipedia. It would probably do very well at featured picture candidates there. Would you like to go for it? It's your work so you get first dibs, but if you prefer I'd be glad to write it up as a conomination and field the questions; all you'd need to do is add your signature. Best regards, Durova (talk) 18:06, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

FP thoughts

I given some thoughts to the problems at FP I'd appreciate your opinion before I take to the wider community, please look at User:Gnangarra/Sandbox/FP thoughts and make any suggestions Gnangarra 00:15, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

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Best regards.--Mywood (talk) 15:24, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

ur welcome

I like your photos. --Lošmi (talk) 17:08, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

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best regards.--Mywood (talk) 10:24, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

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Best regards. --Mywood (talk) 12:29, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

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Best regards. --Mywood (talk) 12:30, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

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--Karel (talk) 19:51, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Crocodylus acutus

Hello there. I have come across your excellent image of the American crocodile and have nominated it for featured picture status on the English Wikipedia. I am asking if you would to conominate this as the creator, or whether you'd have any preferences about moving forward with this. I leave it to you as the creator to decide. :) Thanks, and best wishes. PeterSymonds (talk) 01:01, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Important proposal

I wrote a proposal for equalizing the different picture formats on FPC Please have a look. Best regards --Richard Bartz (talk) 20:31, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

New proposal for the FP candidates voting process

Hello! I've written a proposal to bring more impartiality in the voting process of FP candidates. Could you please give your comment on that here? Regards -- Tiago Fioreze (talk) 20:49, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Flue

Hope you're not too close to Mexico City. Stay healthy. :-).Lycaon (talk) 22:44, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Portrait Tips

Hi Tomas, I will get an opportunity to shoot some pictures of an important delegate on a visit to Tanzania. The event will take place at night and I would appreciate a few tips you could provide regarding taking portraits and action shots of the event. Is flash usage necessary? With around 150mm what aperture is ideal? and such. Regards --Muhammad (talk) 17:50, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for those tips. I will try some practice shots tonight and hopefully I'll do fine. --Muhammad (talk) 07:02, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Miscellaneous moved from user page

I use one of your mummy photos here: http://www.flashfictiononline.com/f20090403-mummys-curse-sheila-crosby.html

Thanks, Jake


Hola, Tomás

Am working on a group of restorations about North America and the Caribbean. Would you be interested in joining? Or if you'd like to restore specifically Mexican material, have found high resolution scans of works published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo. Please email if interested. Durova (talk) 23:14, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for explaining Posada's art. It's a challenge to find good Mexican source files from the Library of Congress collection. Which seems odd: you're the country next door. Will keep my eyes open, and if you know how to get high resolution historic files of other Mexican topics please do let me know! (10MB or larger in uncompressed format, please). I live close enough to the border...feels right to be neighborly. Best regards, Durova (talk) 02:13, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

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Hello, Tomascastelazo!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

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2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
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This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 03:42, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

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Profile size and activity criterion for Commons:Meet our photographers

Dear member of Commons:Meet our photographers,

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International Photoworkshop

Hello, motivated by the six Fotoworkshops of the German Wikipedia an international Photoworkshop in the Swedish Nyköping will be launched during the Easter Weekend 2010. Nyköping was chosen since Skavsta Airport is a Ryanair Base and very close to Stockholm. Further information can be found on Commons:Photoworkshop_Nyköping_2010. --Prolineserver (talk) 06:22, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Photographers Blackbelt

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THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S BLACKBELT
I hereby award at you this Photographers Blackbelt for your outstanding and excellent pictures.
--The High Fin Sperm Whale 04:48, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Complaint on improper behaviour

Please check this -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 18:29, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

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Mating bees

As a courtesy, could you please retract your comment made here? It has only served to inflame the other editor and does not serve much purpose. You have already said that you would move on. How can we take that sincerely if you intend to continue baiting? Thanks, Blurpeace 14:47, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Arizona photos

Hi Tomas - I see you're in Arizona at the moment. Wondering if you could try to get some pics of trees in the area, particularly conifers (pines, cypresses, junipers, etc). Portraits of trees, and close-ups of foliage and cones. Don't worry if you can't identify them, there's a good chance I can. If you want suggestions of sites good for certain species, I can help out. Thanks! - MPF (talk) 14:59, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! Actually, pics of conifers from Mexico would be even more valuable, there's hardly any from there on Commons, several species not represented on Commons at all ;-) Mostly, you'll need to go fairly high in the mountains to find them. What area of Mexico? - MPF (talk) 15:11, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

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--Teofilo (talk) 15:23, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

How are you?

Hi Tomas, have not seen you around lately. I hope you are OK, and just traveling and taking pictures as usual. I'd like to share with you a thought. I thought about the difference between a friend and a lackey, and I believe I know now that the greatest difference is that a friend will always tell his friend the truth even, if he is sure his friend would rather not hear some of those truths. A lackey on the other hand will tell anything that pleases his master, no matter, if in the end his master will get hurt by this. Hope to see you around soon. Best.--Mbz1 (talk) 12:57, 21 September 2010 (UTC)


  • I agree with you about unblocking Mbz1. I have remained silent, and have not gotten involved in the noticeboard discussions, because she asked me not to. Malcolm Schosha (talk) 22:50, 9 October 2010 (UTC)


  • So is that really mbz1 in that photo? Lol. She has nice legs.  :) (oops! is that a sexist remark?) Stellarkid (talk) 04:24, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
    • Shhhh... don´t tell anyone!!! Lol!!! --Tomascastelazo (talk) 04:27, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Example of photo montage for propaganda purposes.jpg/Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Example of photo montage for propaganda purposes.jpg

I have in the past blocked Pieter Kuiper for similar abuse of featured pictures to stir up disputes and make a point. I hope that won't be necessary again. Adambro (talk) 12:07, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

This is first rate censorship. In my opinion you have absolutely no idea what the magnitude of your actions represent. The image illustrates a legitimate method of expression, it is a valid, legal, ethical method and deliting such material is equal to deleting any legitimate image or file in Wikipedia, no matter how distasteful it may appear to you. I hope that you can raise above personal opinions and approach this instrument from an encyclopedic level. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 21:04, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Censored thought.jpg/File:Example of photo collage against censorship.jpg

For your recent uploads, please provide details of the source and licence of each of the other images you have included in the images you have created. Thanks. Adambro (talk) 19:20, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

It is clearly stated in the uploads... I am the author of every image, therefore the source, the collage is mine and the individual pictures are mine. All taken in public places and some of them even featured!!! The images are within fair use for editorial purposes in my country. Does everyone who uploads gets this treatment? --Tomascastelazo (talk) 19:27, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

I'm grateful for the clarification. Adambro (talk) 19:31, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

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-mattbuck (Talk) 22:36, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Cool down

This edit [1] included a personal attack, which I have removed. The words "judging from.." or ".. that is my opinion" do not make it any less personal, or any less of an attack. If you make further personal attacks, you will be blocked. --99of9 (talk) 01:41, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Is he calling me a Dick a personal attack? --Tomascastelazo (talk) 01:44, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

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Adambro (talk) 12:35, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

To all who may give a sh&t!

Please voice your opinion about what I consider an act of censorship... at [[2]].

Hurry before it is too late!!! Either way you think!

--Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:12, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

I would like to apologize for my tone that I need to work on. I don't question whether the image should be kept, though I do want to keep arguments in their appropriate pages, if you don't mind :). ZooFari 05:08, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks ZooFari, apology accepted and I extend mine to you. I couldn´t ask for anything more of what you propose, to keep the issues in their respective places and to evaluate them on merit, not on gut reactions. I appreciate the gesture. I am laying low and just letting things be, whichever way it goes. I like the ideal of Wikipedia, and focusing on that, it´s worth the occasional scrapes. Just hope people see the light. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 05:18, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
I would be grateful if you wouldn't suggest my removal of abusive comments constituted vandalism. The user concerned (User:Gregorovius) left a similar comment on a number of other pages and I have reverted each edit before blocking the user. Adambro (talk) 20:41, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

If that is the case, I am ok with it... I am not that unreasonable. And thank you. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 20:55, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

African statuette

Please come see and support the alt if you like it. --IdLoveOne (talk) 19:17, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Crab nom

I worked on it so please see if you like what I was able to do, thanks. --IdLoveOne (talk) 19:29, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

FP nom

Tomas, thanks again for nominating my image. It was a pleasant surprise when I saw it among other noms :) --Lošmi (talk) 00:25, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

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Thank you!

I'm glad you were right :) --Lošmi (talk) 02:54, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Long overdue, but better late than never

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I award you this Creativity Barnstar for a funny and very creative images you made during my block. It was worth it to get blocked just to be presented with this File:Example of photo montage for propaganda purposes.jpg Smile--Mbz1 (talk) 04:29, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome

I'm kind of Star Wars fan, so it was the first impression :) --Lošmi (talk) 16:31, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Darth Vader

Hello
Please receive this as a respectfully tribute to your original picture
Thank you for it.
In France, he's known under the name of Dark Vador, I really don't know why, maybe the "th" of Darth, difficult for french speakers...--Jebulon (talk) 15:45, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

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Miguel Bugallo 21:47, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Re:¿No tienes nada mejor que hacer?

Me sorprende tu tono
¿Nada mejor que hacer? ¿Como después de titular "¿No tienes nada mejor que hacer?" me dices "estimado Miguel"?. ¿Cinismo?
¿Sabes lo que es una obra derivada? ¿Has hecho tú la imagen de Bush, además de la foto derivada sobre esa imagen? Si es así, hazlo constar en los datos de la imagen.
¿Puedes fundamentar que la foto de Bush está en el dominio libre? Lee las políticas presentes en Commons:Obra derivada. No es solamente una leve observación, he sido durante años burócrata de Commons, no creo que estos dos últimos años la cosa haya cambiado tanto. La gente vota sin saber de los temas. Lee, opina después de leer e indica, después de leer, si es que yo no tengo nada mejor que hacer o si lo que ocurre es que yo me preocupo por el proyecto Wikimedia.
En todo caso, debes indicar la licencia de la foto de Bush y su autor. Esa foto no está en el dominio libre si no lo demuestras, es deber tuyo, no mío.

Ahora bien, yo estoy muy harto de Commons y de sus luchas. Indico. No lucho. Que quereis seguir con un copyvio. Adelante. En todo caso podría responder que sí tengo algo mejor que hacer, pasar de los usuarios de Commons que ante una denuncia de Copyvío votan sin leer las políticas mencionadas.

Te he de aclarar que la he marcado para votación por deferencia hacia ti, pues la podría haber marcado para borrado rápido por copyvio (sé de lo que hablo). Te solicito que añadas al origen de la imagen, los datos necesarios de la imagen de Bush: el autor y los derechos de uso de la imagen de Bush, de la cual tu imagen es una obra derivada y por lo tanto, según lo dicho en Commons:Obra derivada, tiene las mismas restricciones de uso que tu imagen.

Puede haber la votación que desees, pero tu imagen es un copyvio si no demuestras lo contrario. Creo que me he confundido al no haber solicitado un borrado rápido por copyvio.

Sabes ya que tengo mucho conocimiento de causa. Puedes interpretar que actúo por animadversión personal. La única animadversión personal que yo observo es el título del comentario que has dejado en mi página: ¡Cómo te pasas! Lo mío, lo que he hecho, lo habría hecho cualquiera que conozca las políticas. Repito: Lee Commons:Obra derivada. Opina después de leer
Tras el título de tu comentario, no me despido--Miguel Bugallo 01:06, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Otra aclaración

Me ha quedado por decir, por si no lo sabes, que casi todos los países, o todos, firmaron el Convenio de Berna. Según ese convenio, si una foto no presenta constancia de su copyright, tiene todos los derechos reservados. Tu foto, tal y como está ahora mismo, es un copyvio. Insisto: es un copyvio.--Miguel Bugallo 01:12, 19 January 2011 (UTC)


Respuesta a tu último comentario y un ejemplo

Voy a coger tu foto mañana mismo (es un decir, este no es el ejemplo) y voy a hacer una obra derivada de tu foto. Mi obra derivada va a consistir en recoger la imagen de Bush (pues tu foto es de 4,368 × 2,912 pixels y permite hacer maravillas) y borrar todo lo demás. Respetaré las licencias, es decir, te voy a nombrar como autor de la imagen de Bush y no voy a nombrar a nadie más, pues tú no nombras a nadie más. La voy a publicar y voy a cobrar. Si alguien protestase, diría que tú (o Commons) eres el responsable: la foto está ahí.

En Commons no solamente ofrecemos imágenes para las wikipedias, las ofrecemos, simplemente las ofrecemos, y permitimos obras derivadas a todo el mundo y para cualquier supuesto siempre que se respeten las licencias. Tú dirás. ¿Estás dispuesto a asumir que algo así pueda ocurrir?

El ejemplo: Una foto mía de hace tiempo que ha sido borrada (semejante a esta otra File:CGAC, Santiago de Compostela Cropped.jpg, que no ha sido borrada, pero podría o debería serlo por el mismo motivo pues es casi igual, menos mal que está presente -no lo sabía- para poder ejemplificar ahora). Fíjate en la discusión y en los motivos del borrado: Commons:Deletion requests/File:CGAC, Santiago de Compostela.jpg.

Tras este comentario, desaparezco de Commons. No me interesa discutir. Seguiré subiendo mis fotos, proponiendolas si me parece, pero no votaré ni colaboraré más. He realizado más de 60.000 ediciones, bastantes más, con varios usuarios que nunca se cruzaron, en los diferentes proyectos en que he participado, y no acepto la desconsideración a la que usuarios como tú me someten, no acepto tampoco que me rayen el coche, que me desatornillen las ruedas..., por eso dejé de ser burócrata.

Encantado con que te parezca que tu imagen no focaliza bastante la foto de Bush aunque te acabo de demostrar lo contrario.

No me interesa discutir, no me interesa hablar de esta cuestión. ¿Quieres tener razón? Pues te digo que tienes razón. ¿Es suficiente?--Miguel Bugallo 02:41, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

He leído hoy el correo que me has enviado. He decidido no responder porque deseo que, si hay algo que decir, se diga aquí, publicamente, no por correo. Por mi parte, has de saber, que el tema está zanjado, que no me siento mejor que tú, que estoy a tu disposición, para echarte una mano si lo precisas y siempre que sea capaz. Un cordial saludo--Miguel Bugallo 19:06, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

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Sincretismo ?

Hi Tomascatelazo.
Maybe you could be interested by this from your country, found in a shop in Paris.
Seems to be dedicated to Our Father,...the Sun.
I dedicate this picture to you.
Friendly, --Jebulon (talk) 00:29, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

FPC rules

Hi,

Just to let you know that I reverted your changes on the FPC rules section. A ratio of 10 supports over 9 opposes is by no mean enough to promote the rule. - Benh (talk) 15:43, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

You've been reverted four times on this. I have blocked COM:FPC to allow the involved parties to think a bit about the situation, and avoid the confusion of a twice daily rule change. --Dschwen (talk) 13:20, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

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Great picture. Thank you for bringing it to Commons. It reminds me of some of his cousins I have run into in various places. Scary beasts.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 10:33, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Vertebra

Thomas you are right. I'll do it again. I was annoyed at the time, I'll have to wait before responding. But I had only seen the object, I have not cared enough photography. --Archaeodontosaurus 05:54, 29 April 2011 (UTC)


Crocodile in VA

It's my turn to help. For the scope it must appear with a link. The Latin name should be in italics followed by the vernacular name in English if available. Finally, it is better to reduce the scope to "head" in order to promote other image of the subject. Scope changed. But we must also geolocation! Regards --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 06:00, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

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You've made it!

Hi Tomas, Congratulations on your File:Placid death.JPG making to the final round! Well done! Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:40, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

E-mail

Hi Tomas
I've received your kind message.
I'll answer asap.
Cheers.--Jebulon (talk) 14:24, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

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David's shadow

Hi Tomas.
Sorry for the delay: I've not yet answered to your previous mail...
Your comment about my shadow of Michelangelo's David gave me an idea, and I've tried something.
Could you please have a look ?
Thanks.--Jebulon (talk) 23:50, 18 June 2011 (UTC) ps: BtW, I like your dancers very much, and I'm sorry for the lack of feedback...

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Ecemaml talk to me/habla conmigo 14:17, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Stop the FUD

Everytime someone tries to discuss the copyright status of a file uploaded by you, your answer is a flood of personal attacks. You talk about conspiracy. You talk about censorship (does it even apply here, a free media repository?). You rescue sections of the "Administrator's noticeboard" opened by you years ago, sections that ended in nothing.

Please stop your FUD campaigns. It's boring. It's nasty. It don't even help you. Thank you in advance. --Dodo (talk) 12:40, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Dodo,

  1. YOU were the one that brought a selective conversation from the past to the current discussion, you opened the door to that. So don´t complain about getting some of your own medicine.
  2. YOU were the one that established the tone years ago.
  3. Censorship is just that, censorship. I don´t know why you have a problem with that. Just read the good, old plain dictionary definition. No need to modyfy or adapt the meaning to fit sensibilities. It applies here, in China, in Spain, in Canada....
  4. In light of our past exchanges, I do not trust either your motives or your judgement.
  5. I upload what I consider valuable images that cost me time and money, and release them into the public domain. I do this in good faith and with enthusiasm, and respecting the intellectual rights of others, in the same manner that I expect mine to be respected, so I do not take lightly attempts to censor them. As an author, I know the law, its spirit and its limits.
  6. Perhaps, as some have suggested in your own talk page, you should fine tune your approach. Maybe you should approach the authors before making DRs.
  7. Dealing with me is easy, you talk easy to me, I respond easy, you talk hard to me, I respond hard.

Regards, --Tomascastelazo (talk) 13:29, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

PS And what is FUD???

No, it was you the one that spread the FUD in any discussion, deletion poll, etc you are involved. And you always seem to take it personally: "So don´t complain about getting some of your own medicine." Is that the proper tone here, or in any other Wikimedia project? I doubt it.
Censorship is what happens when you are not allowed to express yourself. Here we have a free content repository: if a given file is not free, according to the Commons' rules, its deletion simply *cannot* be considered censorship. This is not a (mass) media, so freedom of speech & censorship do not apply here. Unless you claim the right to upload files which do not follow the current guidelines, of course. Do you?
I don't care whether you trust me or not: you are not required to do so. You need however to trust the community and its rules. So please stop you personal attacks (that is what I have asked you politely) and start discussing constructively.
I don't care if your photos cost you time or money: those things have nothing to do with their copyright status! OTH please don't ask for respect if you are not willing to give it to the people who try to ensure the legality of the uploaded files.
You are wrong: I didn't started the DR, but I approached you about the issue. At the DR, I left an easy comment and a reasoned vote. Your answer? "With this type of mentality and inquisition-like behaviour" ... "A visit to your talk page or ecemaml clearly points out to what could be interpreted as either nasty, or incompetent behaviour, or both. Complaints about you abound. you, ecemaml and I had a nasty run in in the past, and I personally question your imparciality in this issue." Ahem.
Regards. --Dodo (talk) 14:11, 4 July 2011 (UTC) PS. Easy question, harsh response. Am I the problem here? Really?

Dodo, We could have a long academic discussion on several points, but lets start with Censorship: According to the link you provide above, Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body. So in this case the image is the "public communication", it is objectionable at some level (this is because it may be considered a copyvio or whatever), for it is proposed for deletion (this is the suppression part), and the proposer is an admin (this is the controlling body). So you see, anyway you want, right or wrong, ethical or not, legal or not, reasonable or not, we have all of the elements of censorship. You don´t like the term, but it is what it is. It may be that your interpretation of censorship pushes your buttons, as attempts of censorship push mine. So we are at best, under the effect of our interpretations. Regards. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 15:05, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

and one more thing... why would I want to spread female urination devices around??? --Tomascastelazo (talk) 15:08, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Oh, right. Uploading files here is a public communication, so deleting them is censorship. Sure. You know the rules. You accept them explicitly when you hit the upload button. There are established processes to ensure their fulfillment. Most of them involve public discussion of several related and unrelated people. Then an admin executes the resulting decision. And that is censorship. Huh? --Dodo (talk) 16:00, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
A photograph, in the large context of the discipline, is a form of speech. You may read a little bit about photography in the works of Pierre Bourdieu [[3]]in his work "La fotografía, un arte intermedio" or Susan Sontag [[4]] in "On Photography". That may expand a little your perception of what photography is. Inevitably, you will arrive to the conclusion that photography is a form os speech. And as a form of speech, a photograph is a form of communication, public and private, and as such, subject to acts of censorship. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 16:23, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Of course, "FUD" stands for Fear, uncertainty and doubt. Are you trying to make a joke or something? --Dodo (talk) 16:00, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Uff!!! I´m glad that´s it! I was trying to figure out how to distribute FUD hotdogs over the internet!!!!--Tomascastelazo (talk) 16:23, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm not discussing whether photography is a form of expression or not. I'm just trying to say that Commons is not a public agora that anyone can use to express her/himself: it's a media repository with a set of known rules. Do you want to call their fulfillment "censorship"? OK, then do it. But it's as absurd as complaining about a traffic ticket when you violate the speed limits.

In any case, I really do not want to keep discussing these things with you. I just came to this talk page to ask you to stop making personal attacks and spreading FUD (now you know what it is, right?) every time a file uploaded by you is put into question. That's all. Regards. --Dodo (talk) 16:55, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

You call absurd my pointing out a case of censorship, yet you do not contemplate as absurd the call for deletion based of alleged copyvio. Could the judgement to call for the deletion be absurd? The moment you identify or label a file as a copyvio, you also elevate it to speech or communication, for there can be no copyvio if the image does not communicate something. I find your arguments rather short in general, with narrow interpretations of key concepts. One characteristic of media is its graphic nature. Through graphics we can synthetize concepts and ideas, much more effectively than with descriptive words, hence the expression "a picture is worth a thousand words". So it is practically impossible to load media devoid of some content to communicate, something to express. Photographs always describe, hence communicate something. A picture of an insect communicates, at the basic level, a physical description of the insect, or it could also descrive a behaviour, or even the interest of the observer in its shape, colors, environment, or aesthetics!!! A picture is, after all, when taken by a human, a way to express the perception of the world, for her/himself to others, therefore as an act of self expression. If you render a photograph as a collection of pixels devoid of its communication or meaning, then, by extension, no copyvio can occur, for it would just be a series of unconnected pixels or dots that communicate nothing, and then we wouldn´t need a thing called Commons. And I will have the last word: zyzzyva. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 18:19, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

As I said before, I have no interest at all in discussing this kind of things with you. Would please stop your personal attacks and FUD campaigns against me? Please give me an answer. Regards. --Dodo (talk) 21:20, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

DR

OK, no problem at all. Just two questions:

  1. Which part of COM:DP would I infringe in not doing it so?
  2. How much time has been since I opened my last DR of a file uploaded by you?

Thanks. --Dodo (talk) 21:20, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Dodo

  1. I don´t know, but discussing possible solutions is a way to preempt discord.
  2. A while, but you were the one who took the deletion flag on this one, I only responded to the arguments.

I really much rather spend my time on constructive endeavors than to involve myself in conflict, however, some things are argued on principle. Censorship pushes my buttons, as well as flawed evaluation criteria that shoots down valuable material. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 21:44, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

I think that is precisely the problem: discussing about the compliance of a given file with the rules of Commons should never be a discord!
And yes, let's start again. Thanks. --Dodo (talk) 09:09, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

POTD and more

Hello Tomascastelazo, Congratulations for your Picture of the Day! I seize this opportunity to tell you that I appreciate your photographs related to death - or more exactly, it seems to me, to the way the living deal with death. I find them often very evocative and moving. The Mexican skulls, your Placid death picture, but also your images of corrida, in a certain manner. This is my personal tribute to the topic! Best regards, --Myrabella (talk) 15:47, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Myrabella, thanks for your comments! I appreciate them sincerely. I also took the time to browse through your gallery and you have some really nice work that I think you should consider nominating for FP. Your images are both relevant and have quality, but be warned: sometimes the evaluations are neither generous nor qualified, but such is the way of life! As to your picture of the calves heads, it is a fantastic shot. It is in a way a work of art and a powerful statement. Photographically speaking it has rythm, good exposure, composition, etc., etc., but that is really a minor point, the main one being what the image says, about us, about our ways, about sanitized death, about the mechanization and desensibilation of death... and much more. Really a great shot. Photography, above its technical and descritive elements, is also a language, and this image is inside that language. Congratulations! --Tomascastelazo (talk) 00:19, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you so much, Tomas, for your kind words. They do encourage me! And thank you also for the nomination you've made, a true surprise indeed! I am extremely shy towards FPC. I will nominate the image of calves heads after the end of this one - prefering not too much emotions at the same time! Be sure I will continue watching your production with great interest; I like your photographic eye and the sensibility carried through your images. --Myrabella (talk) 21:49, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Well, with it is easy to nominate your images, the hard part is choosing them! You do good work, worthy of FC. As you can see, this is quickly gaining acceptance. And thank you for commenting on my work, it is flattering. I do like photography, I like to share my work, and it feels good when someone likes it... go to www.photo.net/photos/tomascastelazo and you can see some of my regular work. It is a bit of everything... and you may like this one, it is one of my favorites! http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Chickens_in_market.jpg --Tomascastelazo (talk) 23:20, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

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Hi. I think that using this would be more effective that doing this. :( --Dodo (talk) 10:14, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

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79.237.177.28 09:41, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi

I find your recent behaviour more and more disruptive. How you would you explain this, for example? :( --Dodo (talk) 12:42, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Out of courtesy I will answer. For me, in a few words it is called freedom of expression. Freedom in expressing what I personally consider censorship practices that are out of line with regards to legitimate photographic work that is censored out in Commons based on wrongly applied criteria that affect the spirit of this effort. I ask you, what is more disruptive, to openly question and illustrate a behaviour that results in outright censorship or the act of unfair censorship based on wrong premises? As an open society, we must always be critical with ourselves. I upload files that have a legitimate use, illustrative, editorial, descriptive, etc., etc. And as an author, I do care for what in the photographic and journalistic practice is done with regards to protecting copyrights, but I cannot concern myself with the possibility of someone, somewhere making bad or illegal use of my images. If that were the case, imagine how many images now in Commons are candidates for that! Pictures of public figures advertising all types of products, promoting ideas, etc., etc. It would really be a mess!
Just as a volunteer adming takes it upon himself to nominate an image for deletion, I take it upon myself to question the validity or legitimacy of that admin´s desicion. We cannot afford not to question unilateral desicions. The fact that this particular image refers to wikipedians is secondary in this discussion. The main discussion is the issue of censorship. And this particular image is a parody of the practice of censorship. Humor is "something" that exists in human experience, even though it may not be funny to you. Now you may say that I am expressing a POV, but even then, human experience is about POV. If you were to use that criteria, then wipe out anything that has to be with a social cause, abortion, anti abortion, religion, nationalism, etc., etc., and what will we have left? A bunch of sterile images, pretty flowers, birds and insects. Photography is a language that describes the human experience, like it or not, for good or bad.
So you find my behaviour more and more disruptive. Well, that is what you say, it may be true for you, but all it is is your opinion, based on your personal backgroung and experience which I cannot qualify nor understand. One thing is for sure, from my perspective, is that you lack sensitivity on the issue of censorship. And just as you may find my behaviour on the issue and my oposition to censorship disruptive, so I find it on those who practice it based on false premises. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 14:46, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
Good-sounding words, but the main issue here is not freedom of expression, censorship and such, but the fact that copyright laws exist and the fact that as a community we have given ourselves some rules, some of which try to deal with copyright. Do you find copyright laws stupid? Go try to change them (and good luck). Do you find Commons' rules stupid? Propose new ones, and we'll debate and eventually approve them. Everything else is trying to make POINTs, and that's disruptive behaviour. It's not my opinion, but your actions.
Regards. And thanks for answering. --Dodo (talk) 09:16, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
Dodo, my actions are just my actions, and consistent with not only my beliefs, but with standard editorial photographic practices. Your interpretations of my actions is another thing. Some interpret them as common sense, you interpret them as disruptive. I will not play the game so as to satisfy your expectations. I will play the game according to the law and reasonable editorial practices that include respect of intellectual property. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 16:39, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
So actually you don't care about Commons' policies. Good to know it. --Dodo (talk) 08:36, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
No Dodo, be careful how you structure your statements. You are the one saying that I don´t case about Common´s policies, not I. If you relate with the situation from that perspective, then I am guilty before anything else. And that is precisely the problem, that many admins pass judgement apriori based solely on their opinions and interpretations without regard for reason or truth. And what is worse, they generate agreement among themselves and erect themselves onto unquestionable towers of truth. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 15:16, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello Tomascastelazo !!

This is to congratulate you (friendly and with a lot of smiles, it is not an attack, only soft irony) but I'm fascinated with your argumentation work as comment of the Jordanian desert castle picture in FPC. Your words seems to be a long scholar catalogue named "How to Argue in ten lessons". That's extraordinary, all argumentation technics, recipes and tips (well identified by me, but in french, sorry) are used in a short demo, maybe you could write a book (I've read some about these technics, but you are the best !) My friend, are you a teacher, or a politician, or a sociologist, or an advertiser, a lawyer maybe ? Or a Jesuit Clin ? There is nothing more or new, and nothing more convincing, in your explanation than in your first review, but it is a very nice firework ! I regret my english is not good enough, and my vocabulary too poor, but I would be happy to have a philosophical dispute with you !! Friendly, --Jebulon (talk) 16:10, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Dear Jebulon, well, thank you for your words! Really! What can I say? But I do assure you that my comments are not an attack on you either! As far as my background, teacher for 20 years, social sciences and photography, sociologist and advisor in some political campains and issues, industry lobbying, etc. You read me right! lol! and educated by Jesuits... I am at your service. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 16:30, 9 September 2011 (UTC)


Lol ! "Commons" is wonderful, isn't it ? !--Jebulon (talk) 16:50, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Lol! "Sometimes"!!! --Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:03, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

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RE rillke questions? 13:03, 26 October 2011 (UTC)


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Note: I originally intended a block for one day but your block log showed previous blocks for non-acceptable behaviour thus I extended this new block. Wikipedia is not the place for revanche-fouls or offensive behaviour. --Denniss (talk) 07:21, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

So is this a fact or just your opinion? What don´t you look at the whole issue instead of just blocking me arbitrarily? You can roll your block and put it in a safe place...

Not only is your block unfair and unwarranted, but also borders on harrassment and vandalism. Your lack of arguments is the basis for this block. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 11:57, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Just one point: In Germany where I took the photo you nominated for deletion, it is impossible for such a device to be protected by copyright law. It is too common. There is another law which is called "Geschmacksmusterschutz" but it has to be registered and expires after 25 years a) I don't think Mercedes did register such an ugly device and b) on Commons, I never saw that we care for Geschmacksmusterschutz, because it is not a full copyright law.
And BTW, I nominated your image for deletion to discuss. It was previously tagged for speedydeletion without a discussion. Now, because you preferred to contribute "unproductive edits", you are unable to do so. Maybe someone is kind and transfers your arguments to the deletion discussion. Please do not attempt to respond to me because I am going to unwatch this page. Sincerely -- RE rillke questions? 14:37, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Well, Catrinas in public markets are just too common... Catrinas are a 100 year old figures, and every single one is an offshoot of the original ones, created by Guadalupe Posadas and ingrained in Mexican culture. The fact that some people are ignorant of this, does not make them "unique." They may be unique to the uneducated eye in Mexican culture. These figures enjoy the same status as the picture of your truck in that regard, but because they are original to you, then they wrongly enjoy a different type of attention. To a Mexican, the picture of your truck can be as alien as the picture of catrinas to you, yet a Mexican cannot nominate to deletion with the same degree of latitude. This block is an arrogant, unfair and and abuse of power act, and the administrator and his cronies are nothing but judges and executioners simultaneously, for what is behind it is nothing but your all too human opinion. The pictures I nominated for deletion follow exactly the same logic as yours and Colin´s... yet coming from you to me they are legitimate reasons, but coming from me to you is considered harrassment and a blocking offense. How fitting. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 15:56, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
The fact that utilitarian objects including vehicles are not protected by copyright is quite well-documented in our guidelines (such as Commons:Derivative works) with reference to statute and case law. Whether or not these figurines are protected by copyright or not does not seem to be equally well-documented here on Commons. Nominating multiple files for deletion when the copyright situation is clearly documented here is quite different from nominating a single file for which the copyright situation is not clearly documented. Genuine mistakes of this nature generally don't lead to blocks unless the nominations continue after the nominator has been informed of applicable guidelines.
More significant, then, is that nominating multiple files for deletion just to make a point about your personal objections to real or perceived copyright principles when you don't actually believe that they should be deleted is quite different from nominating a single file for deletion because you genuinely believe it may need to be deleted. Furthermore, it is clear that you have deliberately targeted files uploaded by users who nominated your files for deletion. Regardless of the merits of any of the deletion nominations, it would seem that their nominations were motivated by concern for Commons and the project's compliance with its own policies, whereas your nominations were nominated by personal animosity.
Based the arguments you made, I understand that you are upset and that you feel that you have been treated unfairly. I think it's good that you made them, because it gives an opportunity to further discuss and explain the reasons for the block. After all, temporary blocks are pretty meaningless if you don't understand why you've been blocked. I hope that you will use the duration of the block to reflect on some of the points I've made above. It may be difficult to accept, but I think you'll be better off for it in the end. LX (talk, contribs) 15:44, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Let me repeat this - the block was just for your unacceptable behaviour, for nothing else. I also do not see a copyright problem with the image, see my comment in the DR. If you promise to keep your rage under control and not to start this behaviour again, I may reduce your block to 3 days. Please keep the discussion here and do not continue this via mail. --Denniss (talk) 16:23, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
The Inquisition had a beautiful logic and modus operandi: It took anyone to accuse anyone of heresy. The suspect would be arrested, tortured. The only possible outcomes were confession and then death. If the suspect died before his confession, the rationale was flauless: If he was guilty, he would go to hell; if innocent, then he would be in God´s arms... I find it interesting how the discourse here is tailored to suit the logic of the executioners and ass kissers. The block is meaningless to me. I do not kiss up to anyone. My contributions are to the general public and they come from a spirit of contribution and even if I toot my own horn, are to a certain degree valuable. The fact that they collide with ignorance and bigotry is just an accident that eventually is left behind. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 17:01, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Please take the time to read and reflect on what I took the time to write. I did so because having you contribute to the project with courtesy and respect for your fellow contributors would be good for the project. But if you get more satisfaction out of spewing vitriol like the above in response, then I'd rather see the block be changed to indefinite. LX (talk, contribs) 17:39, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
I acknowledge that my rethoric is confrontational at times and that it may be hard for some people to accept it. Some may find it offensive. It is not intended as a personal attack but as rebuttal to acts or positions generic in nature. I stand firmly by my arguments and I apoligize to those who may be offended by my style. I apologize on the personal level to those who take offense, but I also ask that fairness be acknowledged and for all to reflect on the "epystemology" of their opinions and acts. Ignorance is not an excuse. I say this as the standard bearer of ignorance. No need to lift the block, I have things to do! --Tomascastelazo (talk) 14:14, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
I want to thank Jim Woodward for illustrating clearly the double discourse that takes place here. In his comment `here http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Administrators%27_noticeboard#Vindictive_deletions_to_make_a_point he uses a positive and then a negative, twice (this is btw, a standard style). This is what clearly goes on, on the one side, the good thing is said, and on the other he establishes the justification for punishment. The actions that led to this block, as NVO has stated, is nothing more than selective justice. My criteria for nominating for deletion and that led to this block is in essence the same one used to nominate mine, yet because I crossed the threshold I was blocked. Why not take a look at my argument, instead of speedely invalidate the argument? There may be a slight level of truth there, unless it is of course uncomfortable. Furthermore, while I am blocked, my future as a wikipedian in commons is being discussed, for the possible permanent ban has been put on the table. Beautiful. --Tomascastelazo (talk) 14:28, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you!

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Hola, llevo mucho sin logearme en "Commons", y creo que pasará mucho tiempo hasta que vuelva a hacerlo, pero he descubierto tus fotografías y tu espíritu, y deseo mostrarte mi apoyo por tu labor en Wikimedia.

Desde España, con admiración, Locutus Borg (talk) 14:02, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Nice croc POTD today!

Cheers, --Slaunger (talk) 10:29, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Church images

Hello Tomascastelazo, just stumbled about your latest uploads, because I'm a bit interested in crucifixes and religious art. Could you please add some more information to the descriptions, such as city, country, church name, artist of the item, year? Thanks a lot! --Elya (talk) 18:35, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

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Hello, congratulation. A comment, here.
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