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Permission to Change Picture[edit]

Do I have The Permission to Change a Picture if Not How Do i Get Permission to do so

Don't do that! Secondarywaltz (talk) 16:22, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Request for announcing Wiki Loves Food photo contest[edit]

Hi, Wiki Loves Food photo contest is LIVE now. Requesting to add an announcement regarding this in main page under the photo contests section. Thanks. --Ravi (talk) 09:53, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Following is the announcement text:

[[File:Wlf logo 2015.png|100px|right]] <div style="margin-left: 0.3em; padding-right: 0.6em; line-height: 1.5; color: #000; font-size: 1.6em"> '''[[Commons:Wiki Loves Food|Wiki Loves Food]]''', a photo contest of taking photos of Indian Cuisine, takes place in May - June 2015.</div>

No, please, I recall this being discussed before – "Wiki Loves Food" in its current state is a contest that only a very small portion of our users (with cameras) can participate in, and as such simply shouldn't be announced on our global main page (maybe in a geo-specific sitenotice or on Indian-language main pages instead).    FDMS  4    11:59, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Media of the Day ? Bellis perennis in Tokyo[edit]

Is that plant bellis perennis? A Google image search does not agree. Bellis perennis is characterized by single flower stalks arising from the ground-level crown with no branching. Richard Avery (talk) 06:17, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

I agree with Richard. This is not Bellis perennis. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:50, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Hi! Thank you for pointing this out. Unfortunately that is my mistake and I misidentified it. I believe I have found the correct species now -- Annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus). I have requested the file be renamed. This flower is native to North America but is now widespread in Japan also. I will take more care in the future. All the best~ The Nature Box (talk) 21:30, 17 June 2015 (UTC)


Picture of the day. Is Towards not torwards, I think--Pierpao.lo (listening) 20:08, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done --rimshottalk 21:10, 17 June 2015 (UTC)


The page features an image of "Prince Bishop's Castle in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia". In German, its name is "Fürstbischöfliches Schloss" - would it not be more appropriate to refer to it as "Prince Bishop's Palace in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia", since a castle has fortifications and a palace serves for representative purposes mainly? ViennaUK (talk) 08:19, 26 August 2015 (UTC)


Chemistry is a major project in Wikipedia. Wiki Commons might consider featuring a chemistry-related picture as the "image of the day". I have never seen one. Not trying to blow chemistry's own horn but to disclose to the readership that images are diverse. --Smokefoot (talk) 15:17, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Non-photographic images of all kinds get short shrift. Anyway, the images of the day are usually drawn from what has attained "featured picture" status... AnonMoos (talk) 11:26, 31 August 2015 (UTC)