Dosseman is not my proper name, which is Dick Osseman. However, when - after 15 years of Wikipedia use - I started to publish in Wikicommons I found that I needed an identity for that purpose. This is it.
My pictures, tens of thousands of them, concerning Turkey and to a lesser extent Syria (from right before the war), Jordan and Italy are at http://www.pbase.com/dosseman and related sites. I intend to add a decent number of pictures to commons (so far over 44.000, counting in December 2022), often to illustrate sights that I liked a lot, or maybe more often the ones that are overlooked by the general tourist. In general mainly historical and cultural ones. Always I claim copyright for large size pictures, so contact me in those cases through Pbase. Or write to firstname.lastname@example.org . And if you use a picture I took anywhere, please mention me, using my full name. Try not to make errors. And my name has nothing to do with Osman, but refers to a man with oxen.
I have been granted autopatrol rights on 25-3-2020. That indicates I do not have the ability to mark [other's] actions as patrolled; instead only their own [my own] actions are automatically marked as patrolled. This right is commonly granted to users who aren't necessarily involved in patrolling pages, edits or uploads, but create a high level of quality pages or uploads that do not require patrolling by other users. It seems to have advantages that I will be working out, and maybe use to good advantage. I mention it because I have on occassion been bothered by other users who thought they ought to correct my work. Please don't, but write to me instead if you feel I'm wrong. When publishing my pictures I increasingly re-organized pictures by others. Some categories are used as dumps for hundreds of pictures that in some cases deserve a more careful placement in sub-, or sub-sub-categories. When needed I create those categories. Though I often am surprised to see pictures I would be ashamed to show to others because of their lack of quality.
I was pleased to receive a message as shown below (can be checked in my talk page, 25-6-2020). And I do intend to keep it up.
|The Turkish Barnstar of National Merit|
|This is for your continuous efforts on uploading numerous beautiful Turkey-related images. You deserve recognition and appreciation. Keep it up. CeeGee 11:33, 25 June 2020 (UTC)|
And earlier this one:
|The Photographer's Barnstar|
|Hi Dosseman! Each and every one of your photographs is an invaluable contribution to Wikipedia. Thank you! पाटलिपुत्र (talk) 16:36, 6 February 2019 (UTC)|
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A week before my 73rd birthday I received:
|The Tireless Contributor Barnstar|
|Thank you very much for all of your marvellous contributions of photography in the Anatolian and the surrounding geographies, and another thank you for tirelessly uploading them into the WC every single day! Keep up the good work. Emre Dokur|