User talk:Altairisfar

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Mississippian stuff[edit]

Thanks for adding all of the new Moundville and other Mississippian culture stuff and for helping to organize it. All of the pottery stuff from all of the different sites, especially the recent additions by doncram, you and myself, had made it a little unwieldy, lol. I used a bunch of your pics on an article I created and have been expanding over the last few weeks at enwiki en:Mississippian culture pottery, if you're interested in checking it out. I'm am still missing one pic from the Moundville pottery that I could really use if you have one. In the Hemphill style section, there are 5 themes of this style and I can't find a representation of the 3rd in the available pics. The raptor theme is currently being filled by a human effigy pot in the 5 pics in the gallery. You wouldn't have one would you? An example is shown here [1] as figure 6. toward the bottom of the page, and here [2] on page 170. Heironymous Rowe (talk) 20:02, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for all of your hard work!!! I've always been interested in Mississippian culture and have learned a lot from your Wikipedia contributions. I revisited Moundville to see the renovated museum and was pleasantly surprised to find so many newly (and professionally) displayed artifacts. However, only about 2/3 of my photographs came out due to glass and maladjusted (IMHO) lighting (although I'm not a very proficient photographer, either). I had to shoot the stone wood-duck bowl over 15 times to get the two images that I uploaded here. I'm fairly certain that the specific raptor bottle you mention was on display. I just scanned through my photos and didn't see it, but I'll take my time later this evening and make sure. It may have been displayed too high on the wall to get anything other than glare from the lighting. I'll let you know. Altairisfartalk 20:56, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
Okay, I found one photo with raptor-themed vessels, I've uploaded it at File:Moundville Archaeological Park 66.JPG. Exhibits #1 (on the upper shelf next to the painted Nodena bottle) and #4 (foreground) are both labeled as having "supernatural raptor" themes. As photographed, they aren't good representations, but I've checked all of my originals at full resolution and didn't find any other examples. Either I didn't photograph the one that is in figure 6 or I saw it at another time or somewhere else. Let me know if I can help in any other way. Oh btw, the Mississippian culture pottery article was very interesting, I enjoyed reading it! Altairisfartalk 21:46, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I've had that lighting problem plenty of times myself, with the glass and all, drives me crazy lol. And I had noticed in your pics that the site museum had been revamped ALOT since the last time I was there, will have to try to schedule a trip through the area and stop by again sometime. Thanks for the pic, I think there was another one of it before and I thought it might be a raptor theme, but it is so abstracted a design it is hard to tell. I'll use it for now but keep looking for a simpler version of the design, I think it would get the idea across to the general public a little better. I appreciate the effort, thanks! Heironymous Rowe (talk) 00:59, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
I was looking through your pics again and found a pot with a pretty good simple clear version of the raptor theme on one of the pots. I cropped and uploaded a derivative version(I think it prolly sent you a notice). Thanks again for the help and the pics, and for catching the typo on the enwiki artle. Heironymous Rowe (talk) 11:49, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
Cool, that one is so much better. The other one really sucked. The next time that I head toward Tuscaloosa I'll see if I can get some additional photos. I was reading the pdf that you linked above this morning and noticed that the raptor bottle was listed, at that time, as being in the collections of the Alabama Museum of Natural History. Since its in Tuscaloosa it seems a trip by there is also in order. Altairisfartalk 12:13, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
Rite on, little jealous, lol. I travel alot for work, but havent been thru Alabama in a few years, looks likes theres lots of new exhibits to see. Good luck and looking forward to seeing more stuff. Depends where u are in Alabama, but the en:Etowah Indian Mounds arent too far across the border in northwestern Georgia, there museum is ok and the mounds are pretty cool there too. Heironymous Rowe (talk) 00:47, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
I live on the coast, but grew up in central Alabama. So I visit "my people" there fairly often. There are so many sites that I want to see. I was able to go to the Bottle Creek site a few years ago through a boat excursion with a group from the University of South Alabama. Talk about a mystical site, overgrown with trees and in the middle of a huge swamp. Archaeologists have only scratched the surface there. Etowah is on my list. I really want to make it to St. Louis in the near future to visit Cahokia. Altairisfartalk 12:40, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Cool, have never been to Battle Creek, would would like to make it there and some of the Florida sites around Jacksonville, etc. and Ocmulgee in Georgia. Cahokia is cool, went there 6 or 7 yrs ago, no matter how big the Monks Mound looks in pics, it doesnt prepare you for how BIG it is lol. en:Angel Mounds in Evansville, In has a really nice museum too. Heironymous Rowe (talk) 17:23, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Mobile photo requests[edit]

Do you do photo requests in the Mobile area?

If so, do you mind if I give some requests?

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 00:27, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Hey, I recently moved but return there every other month or so. I'd be happy to help if I can. What do you have in mind? Plus, there are some things that I have already photographed that aren't uploaded here since they weren't related to my Wikipedia projects. Altairisfartalk 04:33, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Here are some ideas:

  • Mobile County Public School System headquarters: 1 Magnum Pass Mobile, Alabama 36618
  • Color version of Category:U.S. Post Office Building (Mobile, Alabama)
  • Citronelle High School - 19325 Rowe Street Citronelle, AL 36522
  • Satsuma High School - One Gator Circle Satsuma, AL 36572
  • Theodore High School - 6201 Swedetown Road Theodore, AL 36582
  • Vigor High School - 913 N. Wilson Ave. Prichard, AL 36610
  • Bryant High School - 14001 Hurricane Blvd Irvington, AL 36544
  • Blount High School - 5450 Lott Rd. Eight Mile, AL 36613
  • North Mobile County Middle - 1950 Salco Road, West Axis, AL 36505
  • Belsaw Mount Vernon School - 1650 Gertman Circle Mt. Vernon, AL 46560
  • Dauphin Island School - 1501 Bienville Blvd Dauphin Island, AL 36528
  • Saraland City Schools HQ - 943 Highway 43 S Saraland, AL 36571
  • Saraland ES - 229 McKeough Ave. Saraland, AL 36571
  • Saraland HS - 1115 Industrial Parkway Saraland, AL 3657
  • Adams MS - 401 Baldwin Street Saraland, AL 36571

Are you willing to do Baldwin County, AL too during your visits? If so I can add Baldwin requests Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 05:31, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do, but it may take many months before I can get the majority done. The Old U.S. Post Office Building was demolished not long after those B&W photos were taken. Would you possibly want one of the replacement (which is also now slated for demolition next year)? Altairisfartalk 14:17, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
Photos of the replacement would be great too!
I'll see if I can find photos of the old PO on Flickr
WhisperToMe (talk) 02:42, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Ships of Hawaii Superferry[edit]

Is there a special reason why you removed the category? Doing that you destroyed the system of "Ships by operator". By the way: The yard was put at the IMO number, as the name of ships very often change, the IMO number not. --Stunteltje (talk) 18:33, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I assume it was user Vantey who removed the category. --Stunteltje (talk) 18:40, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
It was Vantey. Altairisfartalk 20:53, 21 June 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for helping categorize my photos. And for leaving the Ebyabe category. I use it for housekeeping, and eliminate it once I've added categories and info and such. If you need any Florida travel reccys, drop me a line. I've been all over it, and can point you towards some fun stuff. :) --Ebyabe (talk) 15:00, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

You did great! Savannah is lovely, and I'll have to re-visit sometime so I can enjoy it more. Also went down the coast from there along US 17, and got neat stuff along the way. Midway was definitely a highlight. :) --Ebyabe (talk) 17:38, 25 August 2011 (UTC)


Last year I stopped in Flomaton since it was right across the border from Century. There's an NRHP property there, the Commercial Hotel-Hart Hotel. Even with the address and geo-coords, though, I couldn't confirm which building it was. There was no plaque I could find or nothing. Perhaps you might have more luck? I tried to take photos of all the likely subjects. If you figure out which it is, feel free to add appropriately. :) --Ebyabe (talk) 17:32, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

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Stupid bot, it was only a broken information template, but thanks. Altairisfartalk 14:22, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Bettie Hunter House[edit]

Your upload of File:Bettie Hunter House.JPG is a larger version of File:Bettie Hunter House (2372972826).jpg. Normally I have no problem tagging the smaller one and letting it get deleted, but the licenses are different (cc-by-sa 2.0 vs PD). I do not know if you have to fix anything anywhere, to make them match, or explain why they are the same image but different licenses? I am lost with that stuff. Thundersnow (talk) 22:29, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Never mind, found another image with your name next to your user name. Sorry to drag you into my confusion. Thundersnow (talk) 22:32, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
No problem, Flickr upload bot uploaded the other copy from my Flickr account after I had already donated the image to the project. Altairisfartalk 03:03, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

TUSC token 717ed1bc963ecfe9c5780779b0e888aa[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Discussion of image description formatting[edit]

Hello, Altair. There is a proposal for a style guideline for image descriptions at the Village Pump. Previously, you have expressed an opinion about such formatting. Please feel free to join in the discussion! — hike395 (talk) 18:13, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

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Afton Villa Gardens[edit]

Isn't Afton Villa Gardens supposed to have burnt down? I've just created a stub on Wikipedia but I don't understand why there's a house here.Zigzig20s (talk) 02:37, 22 August 2016 (UTC)


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