User talk:Badzil

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--DM18WM (talk) 07:06, 18 June 2017 (UTC)Blanking talk pages is not a very friendly way to exist in the community - regardless of your attitude to it

As for the duplicate - I might have got confused with the one that was a self reference - fair enough

Good catch of that lot there were some massive files that were clear duplicates and it was good to get them out - cheers JarrahTree (talk) 14:08, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Hey JarrahTree. Thanks for acting on all the duplicates that I marked. Really appreciated. No problem regarding the one that you rejected, I also made one mistake marking a picture as a duplicate of itself.
I clear my talk page from time to time when the messages here are old. I don't see this as being unfriendly. Badzil (talk) 14:12, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Fair enough - a matter of opinion - leaving something hanging around gives a clue where you're at - it helps to add a sense of who one is dealing with - sometimes on wp en - it is a sign of things better not discussed here - cheers and good catch (as I said) JarrahTree (talk) 14:15, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
gawd there must be a million more where they all came from JarrahTree (talk) 14:18, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Yep, looks like the same (or similar) NASA Flickr feeds being imported massively, all without categories. It's a PITA to track these down. Badzil (talk) 14:19, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
aw shucks dont let me start what I think about category missing in commons... I wont live long enough... JarrahTree (talk) 14:24, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
wow - very impressed by your hard work - I think I now understand your empty page policy - keep up the good work! JarrahTree (talk) 14:46, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Deleted photo files from "Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid"[edit]

Badzil - Following up on our discussion late last month. I'm requesting that you undelete all of the files that you deleted, and restore the subject article to the status that it was in before you deleted all of the photos.

The following list of photo files that you deleted are historical artifact property owned by my brother and myself, based on inheriting the photos and digitized files from our father, G. Samuel Mattingly, upon his death in November 2014.

Cernan Gemini IX 1.jpg Aldrin Gemini XII 1.jpg Aldrin Gemini XII 2.jpg Aldrin Gemini XII 3.jpg Aldrin Gemini XII 4.jpg

My use of "historical artifact" terminology is no exaggeration. Smithsonian published a video presentation on 19 March 2015. At 8:30 into the 40-minute video, the presenter, Dr. Michael Neufeld, discusses the accomplishments of my father, Sam Mattingly, and his company, Environmental Research Associates. I hope you will take a few minutes to review part or all of this video.

Bottom line: My father, brother, and I never established ownership of these photos and digital files based on our assumption that these photos are/were physical and intellectual property of my father and his company. My father was still alive when we chose to make our photos available in the public domain and uploaded our photos to Wikimedia in early 2012 and used them to support the subject article.

I hope this information provides sufficient rationale for you to undelete each of the photos that you deleted.

Please acknowledge.--DM18WM (talk) 07:06, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

@DM18WM: Hi. I do not have the power to delete or undelete pictures, only administrators can do this. I have filed an undeletion request on your behalf. Feel free to add more details there. Badzil (talk) 19:18, 18 June 2017 (UTC)


I'm not surprised you thought this might be a duplicate - it's a fairly subtle restoration, isolated to a few specific areas - but it is not one, nor can it simply replace the original, unedited version, since that's necessary to document the restoration.

It's probably easiest to see if you look at the lower left hand corner at full size, as the worst of the damage was in that area. Zoom in on the lower left hand corner and flip between [1] and [2] and it should become clear what's going on pretty quickly.


-Adam Cuerden (talk) 03:58, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

@Adam Cuerden: Thanks for pointing out the difference to me :) Badzil (talk) 09:34, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
No worries! Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:04, 25 June 2017 (UTC)


Hi, could you please explain what this picture is about? You apparently uploaded it. --Espoo (talk) 13:38, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Sure. I edited the description of the picture. Badzil (talk) 16:09, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Category:1983_royal_tour_of_Australia_by_Charles,_Prince_of_Wales_and_Diana,_Princess_of_Wales[edit] 21:19, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg Some contents have been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether they should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at their entry.

If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with them.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Yours sincerely, --Jonatan Svensson Glad (talk) 21:42, 12 March 2018 (UTC)