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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Σ!

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I am now a confused and slightly proud owner of a TUSC account! 70.231.236.174 Σ (talk)

File:Rajput Ganpal Foundation.jpg[edit]

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mabdul 23:58, 25 November 2011 (UTC)[]

{{Copyvio}} tags[edit]

Hello. I see you've tagged File:Annie torres1.jpg and some others with {{copyvio}} but you've not added any explanation of why do you believe it is a copyright violation. Could you please start using reasons when tagging files with that template? Because that tag is to be used for obvious cases the admins need to verify the validity of the claim and on some cases, at least me without any source, have no other option than to decline speedy deletion and send it to a regular deletion request. Thanks. --Marco Aurelio (disputatio) 11:54, 7 December 2011 (UTC)[]

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Σ!
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:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

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2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 15:22, 6 January 2012 (UTC)[]

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? 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. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it please read the text above again and follow the links in it, if you still need help ask at the ? Commons:Help desk in any language you like to use. --Nikbot 06:20, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Recent files of you reverted it is not better images[edit]

100px version Of Photoshop Lightroom i reverted it now to 128px becuase 100px version is not better. Non transparent version of Adobe Flex logo i reverted it to transparent because there is no transparent of that version. you heard it? Thanks.--Rolandgi (talk) 10:37, 8 July 2012 (UTC)[]


Please do not edit war[edit]

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You currently appear to be participating in an edit war (at File:Adobe Flex.png). Users are expected to collaborate with others, and once it is known that there is a disagreement should discuss the issues on the relevant talk page rather than repeatedly undoing other users’ contributions. If necessary you can ask for more input at Commons:Dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to ask for temporary page protection. If you continue to edit war, you may be blocked from editing – even if you are right about the content issue.

Common Good (talk) 18:22, 9 July 2012 (UTC)[]

Why do you block users if you let them sock, and revert the reverts of the sock?[1] Σ (talk) 21:31, 9 July 2012 (UTC)[]

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

Dear Wikimedians,

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:

  1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was registered before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC].
  2. This user account must have more than 75 edits on any single Wikimedia project before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC]. Please check your account eligibility at the POTY 2012 Contest Eligibility tool.
  3. Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account through SUL).

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.

To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee


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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.

Dear Wikimedians,

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.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 1 will end on 7 February 2014. Click here to learn more and vote »

Thanks,
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File:Noam Chomsky - Prospects for Survival - 2017 - 3.jpg[edit]

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Secondarywaltz (talk) 05:02, 7 August 2018 (UTC)[]

File:Noam Chomsky - Prospects for Survival - 2017 - 1.jpg[edit]

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Secondarywaltz (talk) 05:02, 7 August 2018 (UTC)[]

File tagging File:Robert Pollin - Prospects for Survival - 2017 - 1.jpg[edit]

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File tagging File:Noam Chomsky - Prospects for Survival - 2017 - 4.jpg[edit]

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Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2018 is open![edit]

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Dear Σ,

You are receiving this message because we noticed that you voted in R1 of the 2018 Picture of the Year contest, but not yet in the second round. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2018) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked.

In the final (and current) round, you may vote for a maximum of three images. The image with the most votes will become the Picture of the Year 2018.

Round 2 will end 17 March 2019, 23:59:59.

Click here to vote now!

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee 18:05, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Find edits by user[edit]

Hi Σ

I was trying to find out why the M:Requests for comment/Slowking4 lists User:Camouflaged Mirage as the one who created this RFC on October 5 when it is obvious the page was created a few days earlier by another user, so I ran Find edits by use but got the following message:

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You shouldn't be seeing this page. Please report this to User:Σ on enwp...

Since I am not permitted to participate in enwiki I am reporting this here. I hope I am making sense. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 17:45, 8 October 2020 (UTC)[]

@Ottawahitech: I can take a look, but in the future you should email me directly using Special:EmailUser for questions like this if enwiki is not an option. Σ (talk) 11:00, 20 February 2021 (UTC)[]

Thanks for pinging me. Sorry, I have no access to email. Ottawahitech (talk) 19:20, 20 February 2021 (UTC)[]