User talk:Amada44

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If messages are left for me on my talk page, unless otherwise requested I will generally reply here.

returning ur message[edit]

Hi Amanda, you left a message on my wikipedia page ask me to add more info to my two photos. What sort of info were you looking for? ~ Turidoth

File deletion for licence[edit]

Hi Amanda,

It seems that the file File:Corse ColDeTeghime DetailCanon.jpg has been deleted for copyright questions. It's a picture from my own work. I can update the licence to the right one. What is better ? undeleting the file or uploading a new file ? Bye

Can u pls delete an image[edit]

Here is the link to the image [[1]].

Holiday greetings[edit]

Christmas Barnstar2.png Wishing you the happiest of holidays
and the best new year!
Vera (talk), December 2012

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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.

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Request for permission to use image[edit]

Dear Amada 44, I am a publisher from Namibia. I would like to ask for your permission to use your image of the Welwitschia seed in our Natural Science Grade 5 textbook. Please kindly contact me via email: malimap@nph.com.na to discuss further. Thank you. Patrycja

Question concerning file permission[edit]

Dear Amada44, I'd like to use the image "https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cueva_arana.svg" for a publication and I'm unsure about the permission status. Am I allowed to use this image? Or are there any restrictions? Thank you very much for your answer! Cuevas@quantentunnel.de

Contact sheets by Paolo Monti[edit]

Hi Amada44, I have spotted that in a previous discussion you suggested deleting the contact sheets (or film strips) by the photographer Mario Monti. I very much agree with your comment that those thousands of files are not useful because too small to be cropped, for the best pictures there is already an individual file and because they are "groups of photos" with obvious problems of description, categorization, etc. I was wondering whether there has been any discussion on the issue already. If not, I was thinking to initiate it. What do you think? Best, --Desyman (talk) 15:36, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

hey @Desyman:, best would be if you would talk to User:Marco_Chemello_(BEIC) or User:Federico_Leva_(BEIC) about this. I wouldn't mind them gone as I don't see much use for them. Cheers, Amada44  talk to me 17:05, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
@Desyman, Amada44: To be on Commons, files must have an educational or explaining purpose (potentially). Those images explain the developement of Paolo Monti's work, and were selected by experts to be digitized (the whole archive is much bigger). All images are of historical relevance, being Paolo Monti one of the most important Italian photographers of the past, and they were declared "of notable historical interest" by the Italian Ministry of Culture. [2] This is an objective fact, exceeding personal evaluations. --Marco Chemello (BEIC) (talk) 19:45, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
Hey @Marco Chemello (BEIC):, I personally do not see an intrinsic educational value in those strips, and as I have said in many other occasions, the fact that Monti was "a famous photographer" does not make every single shot he ever made, even the mistaken ones as you have argued elsewhere, worth keeping on Commons. This is especially true for derivative works of his photos such as those files containing multiple films, in which individual photos are too small to be actually useful. Plus the issues mentioned above about the impossibility to correctly categorize them. Unfortunately I am not persuaded by the arguments you have brought. I would very much prefer to open a discussion on the entire category to see what the rest of the community thinks.--Desyman (talk) 22:38, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
@Desyman, Marco Chemello (BEIC): To have (all) the images of a notable photographer on commons is no doubt a great thing, also for historical reasons. Commons mission is also slowly evolving from an educational images server to an archive. If the contact sheets are just duplicates of the existing photos then I don’t see much value keeping them as they are very small and just duplicates of the large images. Cheers,Amada44  talk to me 14:17, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
@Desyman, Amada44: Generally the photos on the film strips are not present also in a bigger format (or only few of them); they were digitized to explain how Paolo Monti worked. When we uploaded the already digitized archive on Commons, we discussed with the BEIC team if we had to upload only a selection of images (and what), but at the end we decided to make available the full archive (also artistic proofs and tests), for the reasons already explained. We think it will be useful also for scholars in the future. --Marco Chemello (BEIC) (talk) 17:20, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
In this case its a clear keep for me. Amada44  talk to me 20:30, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
It is precisely the "slowly evolving" mission of Commons (although I would disagree in calling it evolution) into a virtually unlimited and free repository for any media material with basically no criteria to discriminate what is useful from what is out of scope that deeply worries me. These strips as well as the several meaningless test photos are a clear example. Even the most trivial photo can be justified as "illustration of something". And this is exactly what the policy guidelines on the scope of the project and on cancellation warn us from. Not to mention the non-univocal nature of those strips and the impossibility to categorize them correctly, which still remains completely unaddressed.--Desyman (talk) 00:20, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

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