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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!


Please re-read Commons:Picture_of_the_Year#Who_can_vote_in_the_final.3F if you wish for your vote to be counted. At the moment it is invalid. thanks, pfctdayelise (说什么?) 07:40, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

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Coats of arms of Catholic dioceses of the U.S.[edit]

Thanks for taking this on. I did Austin a while ago, then ran out of steam... Dallas is on Wikipedia (en:File:Diocese of Dallas Coat of Arms.svg), and could be moved to Commons. AnonMoos (talk) 21:02, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Just moved Dallas; thanks for the tip. I just started teaching myself how to use Inkscape, so my skills are a bit limited. Nonetheless, I hope to make some significant progress in this project. Alekjds 21:24, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Hope you don't mind my overwriting File:Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.svg, but there were little white notches in the red area... AnonMoos (talk) 15:31, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

No, not in the slightest. In fact, if you notice anything else like that in the future I would be very grateful for your help in correcting it. I am still a bit sloppy with the software. Thanks. Alekjds 15:33, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Did a similar fix for the unwanted white dots in File:Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg, but it would be quite a bit of work for me to attempt to do anything about the fact that the lines separating the cross from the blue background are quite a bit thicker than the other cross lines. To avoid the unwanted white problem, you need to up the "miterlimit" for the lines enclosing the cross bottony (but I have no idea how that can be done within Inkscape) -- I changed it from 4 to 15, which seemed to be enough... AnonMoos (talk) 15:50, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I have no idea how to do that in Inkscape either, so time to do some more reading, I guess. Alekjds 16:03, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
I don't actually use Inkscape to edit SVG files (only to test and convert SVG files), so no matter how rudimentary your Inkscape skills, you soon surpassed me... SFriendly.gif -- AnonMoos (talk) 16:17, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Boy, your energy and perseverance are astonishing! I've been trying to add the coat of arms images to the corresponding Italian Wikipedia diocese pages, and am falling behind you in even doing that. Believe me, however much you may feel yourself to be a beginner in Inkscape, there are a lot of SVG coat of arms images on Commons that look worse than yours. When you do Austin, feel free to make use of my image, but preferably don't overwrite it -- its name includes "shield", and so is suitable to an image that includes the shield only... AnonMoos (talk) 07:41, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

All that energy is a direct result of being unemployed for the summer, so I'm glad it's all going to a good cause. I may take a bit of a breather now that I've finished all the archdioceses, but I'll see how I feel about doing a few suffragan dioceses tomorrow. (I will be sure not to overwrite the Dallas image.) Thanks for the encouragement. Alekjds 07:47, 17 June 2011 (UTC)


Actually, it's User:Magog the Ogre who wants your updated version of File:Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas.svg and the version originally-uploaded to en.wikipedia to be separate files, while I was requesting that if you do Austin, it be under a separate file name. P.S. Grouping the files into a category has made it noticeable that File:Diocese_of_Kansas_City_St_Joseph.svg and File:Diocese_of_Raleigh.svg are lacking "Roman Catholic" at the beginning of their names... AnonMoos (talk) 09:51, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

All duly noted. (Doesn't really matter to me if the Dallas image is separate; it might be better that way, really.) Alekjds 17:28, 30 June 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I was wondering if you could edit your file for the coat of arms of the ARchdiocese of NY

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.svg

. The background is supposed to be white, not gray, there are discrepancies in the mitre, and there should not be striations in the windmill arms. I uploaded a file that shows what it should look like. If you don't want to edit your file, could you change the settings so I can override it with a correct image? Thanks. User:ArchNYArchives

It took me a while to notice this message, since it was inserted strangely into the middle of the page, but I have replied to it on your own Talk Page. — AJDS talk 07:01, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

File:Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity badge.svg[edit]

Interesting symbol -- have you seen File:0000 Holy Trinity .JPG / File:Petropolis Holy Trinity circles symbol stained-glass window.jpg ? I once wanted to do a somewhat similar "language-neutral" version of the Shield of the Trinity diagram, but could never really find appropriate freely-licensed pre-drawn vector symbols that would work that well together... AnonMoos (talk) 07:34, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Shield of the Trinity diagram - language-neutral concept.svg
Interesting stained glass there—a very similar concept to the S.O.L.T. badge for sure. I would be curious to see how a language-neutral Trinity shield would look. I assume you would be using images instead of words in the joints, but how would you signify the est/non est in the arms? Alekjds 07:39, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
Here's what I have so far, newly-converted to SVG: File:Shield of the Trinity diagram - language-neutral concept.svg . I was thinking of putting a hand emerging from a cloud in the top left circle, a descending dove in the top right circle, and an Agnus Dei in the bottom circle, but I could never really find available suitable depictions that individually look good, and are also stylistically compatible with each other... AnonMoos (talk) 09:20, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

By the way, image at least doesn't actually use the Borromean rings, but a different structure in which each ring is directly linked to each of the other two rings... AnonMoos (talk) 07:46, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Well, I have no idea how to model anything like that in Inkscape. I went with what was closest. Alekjds 07:53, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
Non-Borromean linkings are included as part of File:Lord Warden Cinque Ports (Lord Boyce).svg and File:Suchy-coat of arms.svg, but I'm not sure that they're exactly the same as what's in the GIF image... AnonMoos (talk) 09:39, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
Fixed.... AnonMoos (talk) 21:00, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Escudos de armas eclesiásticos[edit]

Hola Alekjds

Escribo en español, pues el antiguo diseño de tu pagina decía que lo hablas. Desde hace días detecte tus escudos eclesiásticos de la Iglesia Católica en los Estados Unidos, pues también hago escudos en SVG y me interesa la heráldica. Junto con un wikicolega hemos hecho casi todos los escudos eclesiásticos de Colombia. Quiero indicar algunos detalles que vi en tus escudos que deben ser corregidos, por ejemplo manejas hasta cuatro tonos de azul, dos tonos de rojo, aconsejo que uses un solo tono de cada color, supongo que trabajas con los tonos que usa el WikiProject Heraldry and vexillology, pues en la wiki en español usamos otros tonos, y en la wiki en francés también usan otros tonos. Sobre los tonos de azul, recomiendo que no uses el tono oscuro ni el tono claro. Quiero saber ¿porque en tus escudos usas la mitra de lado? pues en las paginas oficiales de las diócesis, veo los escudos con las mitras de frente y simétricas. saludos SajoR (talk) 19:50, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Hola SajoR. Ante todo, por favor, disculpe mi español. Ha sido un largo tiempo desde que lo estudié. Aprecio sus comentarios y quiero tratar cada uno de ellos en orden. En cuanto a los colores, no sabía que tenía que usar los colores normales. Ahora que sé esto, voy a tratar de mantener una paleta normal de colores, y fijar las imágenes que ya he subido. En cuanto a la mitra, el estilo artístico de la mitra me parece ser sobre todo una opción de estética. Por otra parte, no pude encontrar una imagen libre de Wikimedia Commons para el uso, y me falta la habilidad para crear uno yo mismo. Gracias de nuevo por sus comentarios, que fueron muy constructivos para mí. Alekjds 21:14, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
Hola Alekjds. Tu español esta muy bueno. Cuando dices que no has encontrado una imagen libre para usar, ¿te refieres a una mitra de frente y simétrica?, acá puedes encontrar varios estilos de mitras y acá tengo dos estilos que use en mis escudos: [1] [2], las puedes modificar a tu gusto. En mi pagina de usuario también tengo la galería de mi trabajo en SVG, puedes tomar lo que necesites. Saludos SajoR (talk) 20:51, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Sí, me refería a una mitra de frente y simétrica. Los enlaces que compartieron deben ser útiles, y quizás voy a diseñarme una imagen aceptable desde cero. Gracias por sus consejos. Alekjds 21:19, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

"Standard colors": white/grey[edit]

Unfortunately, people who see grey instead of expected white in heraldic computer images are very likely to wonder why they're "dirty". It's nice if you want to show silver, but the fact is that no area of simple constant flat color on a computer screen can look silvery (shiny, metallic, reflective) on its own -- it takes much more elaborate graphic techniques to give a true metallic appearance. In the past, there have been lengthy and acrimonious disputes about replacing white with various shades of grey in the flag of Italy, the flag and national emblems of Poland etc., and in the end File:Flag of Italy.svg and File:Flag of Poland.svg still use pure white. It would probably be best to avoid the whole heraldic-"argent"-shown-as-grey-attempting-to-be-silver-but-failing thing... AnonMoos (talk) 00:52, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

I personally agree with you, but since the English Heraldry WP lacks a standard color pallet, I just bit the bullet and went with the Spanish conventions. I am the sort of person who likes a rule book. Alekjds 01:03, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

file retweakings[edit]

The way to prevent the necessity for this is to take the most-recently-uploaded version of a file as the basis for your further edits... AnonMoos (talk) 03:10, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

I've made a point of doing that this time. Alekjds 03:13, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

File:Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston–Houston.svg[edit]

Some might prefer the old version, because in the current version they're on a rigid rectangular grid (which isn't really the meaning of "semy"...) -- AnonMoos (talk) 03:45, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

I fixed that, but it isn't showing on the thumbnail for some reason. Click through and you'll see that it's fixed. A.J.S. 03:48, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Last-ditch thumbnail regeneration trick[edit]

Since you seem to be driven to the brink of despair by Pittsburgh, here's something which sometimes works when reloading and purging don't: ... -- AnonMoos (talk) 20:25, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

File:Charles Chaput Archbishop of Philadelphia COA.svg[edit]

Why not|200px or|200px ? 19:54, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

I wasn't sure if it was heraldrically correct to include it, since Chaput has not yet received his pallium as Archbishop of Philadelphia. ("The metropolitan is obliged to request the pallium, a symbol of the power that, in communion with the Church of Rome, he possesses over his ecclesiastical province. This holds even if he had the pallium in another metropolitan see.") — AJDS talk 01:45, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

File:Santo Spirito in Sassia.svg[edit]

It's connected somehow to en:Order of the Holy Ghost (see Category:Hospitallers_of_the_Holy_Spirit), though I don't understand the details, and I'm not sure whether it would be appropriate to add the category... AnonMoos (talk) 03:41, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

I think it's related enough to add the image to the category. The use of that particular cross in the coat of arms implies a significant connection. — AJDS talk 03:48, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

small discrepancy?[edit]

In File:Seal of Allegheny College.svg, the textual description says γνωσιν, but the image has γνωσειν... AnonMoos (talk) 15:17, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

galero and fiocchi[edit]

please don't use these ornaments

as the original file (File:CoA Ascanio Sforza (1455-1505).svg) has been considered copyright infractious and has caused me some annoyements. thanks Katepanomegas (talk) 15:44, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! (Alekjds) 15:53, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

File:Richard Malone Bishop of Buffalo.svg[edit]

Salutations Alekjds! I have been looking over and using some of your work for some of the ecclesiastic work I have been doing. I was looking over some of your pictures and I just noticed the the coat of arms of Richard Malone has 10 tassels, which is reserved for archbishops. Ng556 (talk) 02:59, 14 September 2012 (UTC)


Not sure you ever added a proper licensing tag to that file... AnonMoos (talk) 14:20, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Huh, I didn't. I'll do that now. — AJDS talk 14:26, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Coat of arms of Harry Entwistle[edit]

On 20th February 2013, Fr Harry Entwistle was appointed a Protonotary Apostolic supernumerary. Hence the external ornaments of his personal coat of arms has been altered and are now : a violet galero with twelve red fiocchi.

I cannot do the modification on your file File:Father Entwistle of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross.svg

Father Entwistle of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross.svg

because it is protected. Can you do the appropriate changes ?

See here for more details : [3]. -- 13:16, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Done! — AJDS talk 14:56, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much ! 19:05, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Yours sincerely, Stefan4 (talk) 19:46, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Diocese of Columbus Coat of Arms[edit]

Hello! I have uploaded a low res image of the columbus coat of arms - hoping you can work your magic to give our diocese the presence it deserves on wikipedia. thank you for your service to our Holy Church! God bless you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peege2019 (talk • contribs) 14:17, 13 January 2017‎ (UTC)

Hello @Peege2019:, I've done as you requested. I added it to the main English page for the Columbus diocese and the file may be found here. — AJDS talk 11:01, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your amazing and beautiful work! God bless you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peege2019 (talk • contribs) 14:31, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Diocese of Duluth Coat of Arms[edit]

I just received a new version of this file but I don't have software to create it into a .svg file.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth.jpg

Roberto221 (talk) 00:54, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you. Somehow during upload I neglected to add the requisite licenses. They have been duly licensed. — AJDS talk 07:33, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Diocese of Manchester Coat of Arms and other photos[edit]

I'm the graphic designer for the Diocese of Manchester and found my way here as it looks like you posted a coat of arms. The file posted isn't our official coat of arms. I'm not sure how to replace that image (I'm a newbie around here). I also have better photos that we can upload of our building, the current bishop, etc. Thanks in advance for your help. ~ Kathryn — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kcosta-rcbm (talk • contribs) 20:09, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello @Kcosta-rcbm: I have replied to this comment on your talk page. — AJDS talk 15:31, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Alvernia University[edit]

Please REMOVE your unofficial seals depicting Alvernia University, as they are infringing on the university's copyright. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:08, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

On the off chance that you are monitoring my talk page for a reply to your unsigned comment that I moved down to its own section (since you originally inserted it into a completely unrelated section), I have replied on your IP address talk page. Please reply here, and be sure to sign your comments. — AJDS talk 16:04, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

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