User talk:Toter Alter Mann

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Toter Alter Mann!
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Australian Harriers[edit]

Hi There Toter, If you can let me know your email address I will post you some more images, I can assure you they are what I've uploaded them as. Swamp Harrier is frequently lacking a white-rump and I can assure you that the bird in the image is a Spotted Harrier, this is an adult (juveniles are light-brown) Unfortunately I'm not sure that either species can easily be sexed apart from size difference, if you know better I would love to find out. cheers, Aviceda (talk) 09:33, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Uploading images from flickr[edit]

Hello!

A hint for uploading flickr images: you can use this tool, so uploading images from flickr is much easier and faster! Have fun with the tool! --High Contrast (talk) 18:30, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Thank you :) --Toter Alter Mann (talk) 18:32, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

File:ANZAC Day.jpg[edit]

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Category:Aepfel und Birnen, 1894[edit]

I have made you a category at Category:Aepfel und Birnen, 1894 for your pictures of this book. This will help to keep them together. Thanks for uploading these! − Inductiveload (talk) 19:20, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you very much! :D Toter Alter Mann (talk) 19:21, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
No problem :-) Remember, you can create categories yourself, just like any other page - just add the category tag to an image and follow the red link to place that category in another, higher, category. And then you can categorize a whole load of images at once. For example in Cat:Aepfel und Birnen, 1894, all these images are already under Cat:Rudolf Goethe, Cat:Drawings of fruit and Cat:1894 books, so these don't need to be added to the image pages. This allows all the images to be treated together! In future all images can be added to Cat:Published in Berlin (?perhaps?) with just one edit, by adding that category to Cat:Aepfel und Birnen, 1894! Inductiveload (talk) 19:30, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Forestryimages uploads[edit]

Hi Toter Alter Mann - in case you want to upload more of these, there is a template you can use for these: {{Forestryimages|xxxxxxx}}, where xxxxxxx is the image number e.g. {{Forestryimages|1349013}}; place this in the upload form at "|Source:". The correct license to use is {{cc-by-3.0-us}}. Also when adding images, it is best first to edit out or crop off the UGA watermark at the bottom right of the image to agree with Common's policy on watermarks. Hope this helps! - MPF (talk) 00:10, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Oh thank you, I didn't know about that.--Toter Alter Mann (talk) 07:20, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Circus hudsonius[edit]

Hi Toter Alter Mann; I wonder if you might be kind enough to cite a source or sources for your Circus hudsonius edits? Thank you, Walter Siegmund (talk) 16:10, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Hello Walter; Circus cyaneus (Hen Harrier) has recently been split into two taxa, granting Circus cyaneus hudsonius of North America species status. See for example Robert E. Simmons (2000): Harriers of the World or the recent edition of Ferguson-Lee's and Christie's Raptors of the World (2009). Regards, Toter Alter Mann (talk) 16:14, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Hi Toter Alter Mann; Thank you. I notice that you've edited the Kornweihe article.[1] That article does not yet mention the new taxonomy nor does an article exist yet for the new taxon on dewiki. Since the purpose of categories on Commons to allow users to find media, it may be helpful to wait for a new taxon to be adopted by at least one major project before adding it to Commons, rather than the other way about.[2] Thank you, Walter Siegmund (talk) 19:52, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. I will go ahead and write one one the German Wikipedia, I am currently working on this genus there.--Toter Alter Mann (talk) 19:57, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

File:AlStewart.jpg[edit]

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TUSC token 60de696b76344fc70862e4fc2904791b[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Draft sexual content policy[edit]

here you indicated your oppososition of the draft commons Sexual Content policy, however you did not provide a reason so your opposition may not be counted. To make sure it is please update your oppose vote with a reason as to why you oppose this draft policy. Thanks! Barts1a (talk) 22:30, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

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Could you please explain...[edit]

Could you please explain why you are nominating images for deletion but failing to follow the obligation laid out in our deletion policies that you advise the uploaders of your nominations?

Step number 3 of the instructions instantiated when yyou placed the deletion template on File:A bounty leaflect prepared by the USA for use in Afghanistan (front) -c.jpg explicitly said: Notify the item's uploader or the creator of the page by placing the following code on the user's talk page: {{subst:idw|File:A bounty leaflect prepared by the USA for use in Afghanistan (front) -c.jpg|File:A bounty leaflect prepared by the USA for use in Afghanistan (front) -c.jpg}} ~~~~.

Please understand that our decisions are supposed to be made following an INFORMED discussion. Choosing to disclude those who are likely to disagree with you from a discussion very seriously undermines the goal of reaching decisions through INFORMED discussion. If you ever think about nominating another image for deletion, I urge you, in the strongest possible terms, to make sure you honor all your obligations. Geo Swan (talk) 10:04, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I can, and the explanation is very simple. I am not familiar with Commons' deletion policies and I find them highly confusing. It's not that I don't care about rules or the interests of other users, but a one and a half pages template filled with instructions in different fonts, font sizes and colors rather irritates than helps me. Even more so when I switch between German Wikipedia discussions and Commons pages, like I did when I set the deletion request. I'll keep in mind informing the uploader in the future, but a request without bold, caps and italics and a less urgent undertone would have served your purpose at well. Not all of us are frequent Commons users, and as much as we appreciate this institution, we do not instantly understand all of its rules and guidelines nor are we familiar with them. Not informing you was in no way a singn of disrespect for your efforts, it was a mere case of a lack of knowledge about the rules. I hope you don't take it personally, it was never ment that way. Best Regards, Toter Alter Mann (talk) 10:26, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
OK. Explanation accepted.
I contribute some controversial material, and this has attracted far more than my share of sockpuppets, wikistalkers, and POV-pushers. These individuals routinely disclude me when they nominate material I uploaded. In my first years of contributing I used to have challengers assume I was a woman, and address put-downs to me, based on this assumption about my gender. I haven't consciously chosen to use a different tone, but I no longer get put-downs based on the assumption I am a woman.
About making our procedures easier -- I am of two minds. Some things should be easier, because they require repetitive and time-consuming tasks that are error-prone for humans, and perfectly suited for computers. Other things however are more error prone when computers aids are used to make them simpler. There are robot aided editing tools, and some of them make certain kinds of edits far to easy to use, as evidenced by good-faith but careless users introduce lots of errors.
I think it would be possible to have the instantiation of deletion templates automatically inform the uploader or article creator that the image had been nominated for deletion. But it could be argued that this is really a task that should be done by a human being -- because sometimes the initiater simply created a redirect, and it was the second contributor who actually started the article, and in those instances the second contributor should get a heads-up.
Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 11:51, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Toter Alter Mann!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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File:Prodeinotherium jaws lateral view.JPG[edit]

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Langschwanz-Glanzstar[edit]

Gern geschehen :) Toter Alter Mann (talk) 10:04, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

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File:Anders_Behring_Breivik_in_black_suit_(self_portrait)_cropped.jpg[edit]

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User:Toter Alter Mann/License[edit]

I restored the older version of February 25 as this version was already in use by several images - impossible to add/change to a more restrictive license (from NC to NC-ND). It's only possible to change to a less restrictive license if already in use to license images. --Denniss (talk)

File:Dendrocitta vagabunda subspecies distribution.jpg[edit]

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File:Dendrocitta vagabunda subspecies distribution.png[edit]

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File:Lenzites warnieri upper surface.JPG[edit]

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File:Pithecophaga jefferyi portrait.jpg[edit]

Hallo TAM, nur zur Info: Das von dir von Flickr übertragene Foto File:Pithecophaga jefferyi portrait.jpg musste ich löschen, da nicht der Flickr-User Urheber ist, sondern ein deutscher Fotograf, der sich ans Support-Team gewendet hat. U.a. die EXIF-Daten haben dies belegt. Raymond 16:05, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

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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:

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Credit Pacific Rat Photo[edit]

Hi, my father and I are writing a book on the ethnography of Easter Island and we'd like to use the image of the Pacific Rat that is found here in Wikimedia Commons. We would like to credit it with a complete name rather than a user name. The author of the image is now written as "Cliff" but you appear as the source in the history of the file section. Can you help us with this at all? Thanks and bestest to you, Alexandra Edwards

Hello Alexandra, that sounds like a great enterprise :) I took the photo from flickr, where the author also only calls himself cliff. He however lists some books he has authored under the name Carl Clifford. I hope that helps.--Toter Alter Mann (talk) 15:00, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Sirex juvencus female.jpg[edit]

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Small correction request[edit]

Hi Toter Alter Mann - in File:Nucifraga columbiana distribution.de.svg, you have the position of Cerro Potosí slightly inaccurate, the map shows it on low ground just to the east of where it is. Cerro Potosí is the highest mountain (~3715 m) in NE Mexico, so the green mark should be placed directly on the dark brown spot slightly to the left (Nucifraga columbiana occurs close to the summit, in the endemic Pinus culminicola woods there). Danke! - MPF (talk) 23:15, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Oh, and there should also be a small spot mapped for the Black Hills (South Dakota; the brown spot just east of the main range of the species, at 44°N 104°W) - MPF (talk) 23:22, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the notice; I guess that's an effect of the different projections – I'll correct it as soon as I find the time.--Toter Alter Mann (talk) 08:06, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! I'd do it myself except I can't edit .svg files. - MPF (talk) 09:33, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

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.

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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.

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