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Hello, welcome to my user page![edit]

Can you spot me on this WikiCon image?

IMHO Wikimedia Commons is a wonderful project: free and easy access to valuable media for everyone! Therefore I try to help a little bit, whenever I can spare some time.

Titbits, or Trivia[edit]

Here are the usual titbits, or trivia, regarding my existence on Commons and elsewhere in the Wiki world:

Wikimedia logo family complete-2013.svg This user has created a global account and the main one is on Wikipedia (de).
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;–) Or, depending on your point of view:
This user has a page on the German Wikipedia.
This user supports the Creative Commons.
Wikipedia laurier wp.png This user believes in assuming good faith and civility.
Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Commons for
12 years, 8 months and 8 days
# This user has made about 27327 edits on Commons
NewTux.svg This user contributes using Linux.
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Personal Galleries[edit]

I try to support Wikimedia Commons by adding three kinds of media (actually, with images only):

  • I upload some of my own photographs, most of them showing historical buildings, nice places or beautiful landscapes.
  • Because I love beautiful old books, maps etc., I try to support the Wikimedia projects with reasonable scans of historical images which are free to use.
  • Now and then I transfer images with free licenses from other Wiki projects or from the web to Wikimedia Commons.

You can find any files I have contributed to Wikimedia Commons via the list of my uploads, and (almost) all of my photographs via three specific categories in different order:

But because these lists lack systematic order and useful image captions, here is my personal list of my personal images, sorted into different gallery pages (just click on the images):

Towns & Places: Own Photographs
Towns & Places:
Own Photographs

Towns & Places: Historical Views & Graphics
Towns & Places:
Historical Views & Graphics

Works of Art
Works of Art

Own Drawings
Own Drawings

Paper Marbling
Paper Marbling

Books and Writers
Books and Writers

Scripts, Type & Typography
Scripts, Type & Typography

Misc. Photographs
Misc. Photographs (nature etc.)

Improved Images
Some Images Improved by me

Transferred Images
Some Images Transferred by me

Just in case you prefer plain text, here is a list of all gallery pages:

Category & Gallery Work[edit]

I have spent quite some time creating or re-organizing categories, because I regard a good category hierarchy (or ontology) as the most useful tool for sorting, searching, and retriving files on Commons. For example, I once made a big spring cleaning of the very crowded Category:Albrecht Dürer, sorting most files into the appropriate sub-categories, and I did similar things for categories like Category:Andrea Mantegna, Category:Grundtliche Darstellung, Der Fünff Seüllen, Category:Mantegna Tarocchi, Category:Frontispieces, and others. But to list all these categories here would be useless. I just want to ask you to help with the proper categorization of all files on Commons, too. Thank you!

Templates Edited & Translated[edit]

I have also spent some time creating or improving templates, e.g. {{CountryAdjective}}, {{NationAndOccupation}}, {{RelativeLocation/de}} etc., especially some Creator templates. Templates for the description of groups of files, e.g. for all pages from some book, can be very useful (see e.g. {{Leuthner Grundtliche Darstellung 1677}}).

Notes & Utilities[edit]

Interesting Pages & Categories[edit]

Just a little memorandum for myself …

My Personal Templates[edit]

Other templates created by me[edit]


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