User talk:User A1

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Image vote[edit]

Regarding this, see this. You voted from an IP but signed with your user name. --ALLSTAR echo 08:43, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Math conversion[edit]

That is an incredible job you did on the formulas that were uploaded by Logger9. Thank you also for marking them for speedy deletion! /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 06:59, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm confused. Why do these images need to be deleted? What criteria for speedy deletion do they meet? I think this should at the very least by turned into a mass deletion discussion where all the images are discussed at once. I don't see how any speedy criteria is applicable. Just because Wikipedia can use math code in articles, doesn't mean that someone may find an image of these formula's useful I can think of numerous useful purposes for these images that could fall within the project scope. A 3rd party that wants to reuse the formula in a non-xhtml format that doesn't support the math codes. Someone who wants to make a collage image. Just because these images have been supersede in a Wikipedia article doesn't mean we should delete them. Am I missing something, or is there a valid reason to SPEEDY delete the images?-Andrew c (talk) 16:02, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
The wiki software is generating .png files when rendering pages with math code, like en:Spinodal decomposition. If someone wants this formula, they can just copy it to their harddisk. On commons, the image files are just in the way, clogging categories. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 16:20, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

User A1, please replace all occurrences by TeX (e.g. in en:Kinetic theory of solids). Otherwise they will not get deleted. --Leyo 08:27, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

You as an admin could start deleting all the spinxxxx-files first. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 13:21, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
I have retyped (at least on my computer) all of the equations in that article I will find the other articles and replace over the coming days. If further discussion could be migrated to my wiki account that would be good en:User_talk:User_A1 User A1 (talk) 14:04, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

To muddy the waters somewhat I have actually tagged that article as a copyright violation. It is a direct rip from Mott's (as in en:Mott-Bethe formula) book.User A1 (talk) 14:30, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Information: The Template:Use TeX has been created to be used in such cases in future. The images with this template are put the Category:Images which should use TeX. --Leyo 13:10, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

File:Flame cleaning-test.svg[edit]

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File:Plate tectonics map.png[edit]

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Thank you for providing images to Wikimedia Commons. Please keep in mind that images and other files on Commons must be under a free license and should be useful to the Wikimedia projects. To allow others to use your files, some additional information must be given on the description page. Most importantly:

  • Describe what it is about in a short sentence. (What does the image show?)
  • State the author and the date of creation. If you made it yourself, say so explicitly. If it is from another Wikimedia user, link to the person's local user page. Best to use CommonsHelper.
  • If you did not create the file yourself, state the source you got it from.
  • Add a copyright tag - images without an appropriate license tag will be deleted.
  • Add the image to one or more gallery pages and/or appropriate categories, so it can be found by others. To find out where an image belongs, you can use CommonsSense.

If you copied the file from another wiki, please copy all information given there and say who uploaded it to that wiki. Use CommonsHelper.

It is recommended to use Template:Information to put that information on the description page. Have a look at Template talk:Information for details of the use of this template.

You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file.

Please add as much information as possible. If there is not sufficient information, the file may have to be deleted. For more information, follow the Commons:First steps guide. If you need help or have questions, please ask at the Help desk.

Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it, ask its master (Filnik) or go to the Commons:Help desk. --Filnik 05:19, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, User A1!

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:

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File:Vector-sighted-bug.png[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Vector-sighted-bug.png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Teofilo (talk) 13:58, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Elmer-fem-session.png[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Elmer-fem-session.png. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

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JuTa 19:42, 21 August 2013 (UTC)