User talk:BT14

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, BT14!

-- 15:48, 11 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi BT14, congratulations with you first BSicon! However, I would like to note a couple of points.

The first thing I would strongly recommend you: do not use Inkscape, Corel Draw or any other program dedicated to editing complex SVGs! Even if properly employed to create true svgs, these applications introduce a lot of excessive code that only eats space (and increases server load). BSicons by their nature are very simple images, and all parts of them can be easily described using XML syntax. To edit and create such files, it is enough to use the most simple text editors, such as Notepad, Notepad++, KWrite, Wordpad etc. You can try opening File:BSicon exvCONTg.svg in such an editor, and you'll see quite a simple code that can be modified without much knowledge of XML. The result can be previewed, for example, in Google Chrome or in Internet Explorer 10. Most BSicons can be kept under 1KB in size. Also, they must be exactly 500×500px in dimension.

Please do not forget to add categories when uploading files. All BSicons are currently located in some subcategory of Category:Icons for railway descriptions; otherwise one would be able to find them only by chance. I've stumbled upon quite relevant icons in most unexpected places, like Category:Green discs, Category:BHF-Bank-Hochhaus or Category:Geography of North Yorkshire. Always such a surprise...

Oh, and one more thing. It was agreed (at Talk:BSicon) that BSicons are most appropriately licensed with {{PD-shape}}.

Don't let these comments discourage you! YLSS (talk) 22:56, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Not at all, I was sure there would be some housekeeping. Interesting you mentioned using raw code for the creation of SVG files. I was using OpenOffice and I haven't been too happy with the UI on it so I'd be happy to try using different methods to get the files created. Hopefully I'll find one that's easier. BT14 (talk) 03:30, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:BSicon evCONTf.svg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:BSicon evCONTf.svg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

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Yours sincerely, JuTa 18:57, 26 April 2014 (UTC)