User talk:Bjh21

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Welcome to my user talk page. Comments and questions about the Geograph Update Bot belong here.


Hello, and thank you for uploading your files to Wikimedia Commons. There seems to be some license information missing regarding this particular file, however. Could you please fix this? Thank you--Orgullomoore 20:35, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Re : Image:British Battlecruiser HMS Hood sinking.jpg etc[edit]

Hello. Yes, I know, and it's the same problem with the ones that User:Darkone uploaded for example.
Of course, the original pictures were taken by a German soldier and later (during/after the war ?) seized by the U.S. Government/Navy which placed them in the PD. There are other examples to be found in the site of the Historical Center, like Image:British_Battlecruiser_HMS_Hood_circa1932b.jpg, and that weren't taken by U.S. Navy crews but are present in the N.H.C. collection, and because of that, in PD.
So in these cases, which template use ? I've looked but didn't find anyone that could match : there is a lack in this case. The best, I think, would be to create a new template specific for the N.H.C. (or more general ?), something like Template:PD-LOC. In this case, I prefer let an U.S. (or U.K.) contributor create that template.
Note that I could also use Template:PD-retouched-user-w for these photos I've uploaded because I've cleaned them previously, but the problem would remain with the pictures of the Bismarck uploaded by Darkone, for example.
Regards. Sting 16:07, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

In fact, I've created that template : Template:PD-USGov-Military-Navy-NHC and put a post in Commons talk:Licensing, waiting for the reactions. Sting 18:25, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:Omar Mukhtar 11.jpg[edit]

Please check Image talk:Omar Mukhtar 11.jpg --Tarawneh 02:01, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Sedona, Arizona[edit]

Hi! With regard to the Sedona category... Please keep in mind that it makes little sense to categorize images that already appear in articles by the same name. Four of the images you tagged had already been added to the article. Later today, I'll go back and add the other images you found (great images they are, too!) to the article as well. By using galleries in the article, we can keep the images far more organized and useful.

Categories are great for navigation and for tagging images that haven't been otherwise sorted, but let's keep them clear of images that have already been linked and added to various articles. As per Commons guidelines, articles are preferable to categories for managing images. Cheers, Rklawton 18:47, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:Alexandrina Maria da Costa.JPG[edit]

Hi. The author of this image is unknown (nobody knows the photographer who did it). But this photo is in the Public Domain and is used by everyone, even for commercial use. Manuel Anastácio 15:56, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

I've explained why this image is in public domain (I don't think it is - it is really in Public Domain). If you want delete it - delete it. It's the same to me!... Manuel Anastácio 21:49, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

File:Melsonby - - 75064.jpg[edit]

Thanks for spotting the problem with the naming of this file. I'd renamed on the basis of what Geograph image was being linked to, inevitably there are the odd mistakes. Regards. Adambro (talk) 17:57, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Geograph images[edit]

Re this edit - removing a Geograph tag because it was an higher res version. Your edit was perfectly correct but, removing the tag may have resulted in the bot uploading File:Battle of the Standard - - 101344.jpg totally unnecessarily. There are a number of other cases where I have uploaded an high res version and claimed it to be from Geograph. There are other cases where I have replaced a Geograph image with the high res version and not changed the description. And I have this list of an hundred images requiring high res versions.

To avoid confusing the bot, may I suggest: please leave these high res versions with the spurious geograph tag in place - or check with GeographBot to see how the description should be changed. When the Geograph bot has finished playing, I will let you have a list of my Geograph uploads and you can go round and change all the descriptions. — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 18:33, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

I'm not generally trying to track down {{geograph}} templates on non-Geograph images at the moment – I only found those ones because they both happened to point to the same image on Geograph. Nonetheless, you plan seems quite sensible. I sometimes wonder if there should be a {{duplicates geograph}} template to document that an image, while not from Geograph itself, would {{duplicate}} one from there. --bjh21 (talk) 19:17, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

You can have the list now if you want. My uplog program now offers selection of Geograph images. The massive "Geog by ano" section (images uploaded by others, mainly the bot) contains 300 low res images needing to be replaced. — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 23:03, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

In fact it was not your edit which caused the GeographBot to do the un-needed upload. it was just a coincidence that the two events happened close together. The bot uses the sha1 hash total of the actual image file. It did not find the exact Geograph file so it did the upload. Conversely in these 39 cases it discovered images which have been double-posted to geograph and did not repeat the mistake here!

Pending the {{duplicates geograph}} tag, I think we should use the Geograph tag on higher res versions or do what I have done here: put the image into the Geograph category without using the tag.

Keep your eye on my anomalies report, currently under development. You may find it useful. (It is painfully slow to load if it has not been used for some time. But keep trying!) — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 11:02, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Geograph images as PNGs[edit]

Is it really true that when a Geograph-image-as-PNG has been replaced and properly orphaned, we must mark it as superseded instead of simply zapping it? Seems pointless to me. — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 11:02, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

It seems a bit pointless to me too, but I couldn't find any better way to do it. Commons:Deletion policy is quite clear that {{duplicate}} can only be applied to files of the same format. --bjh21 (talk) 17:32, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Map of Punjab 1909[edit]

Hello. I was drawn to your image - File:Punjab 1909.jpg, by today's story about Amritsar, ... David Cameron's visit. It's such a lovely map, especially for me as I have some experience in that part of the world. However, I think that it's a real shame that the detail is difficult to see. Perhaps it would be difficult to put onto a scanner; I imagine you've probably used a camera. I wondered, with cameras becoming more and more powerful these days, would it be possible to retake this picture so that more detail could be seen? I tried increasing the contrast, and such like, but the pixel depth was against me. With very best wishes. Francis Hannaway (talk) 08:31, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm afraid I no longer have any idea where I got that scan from. I'm fairly certain that I didn't scan (or photograph) it myself. If I had, I would have used a higher resolution and I expect I'd remember having borrowed the Imperial Gazetteer of India from the library. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. --bjh21 (talk) 20:05, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Ah, well - such is life! Thanks for your kind reply! Best wishesFrancis Hannaway (talk) 22:25, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Brad bowden photo[edit]

The photo that you flagged is a picture that my photographer friend took with my cellphone.. how do I prove that? Do I just write "Facebook profile photo"? Help me out here Bow27 (talk) 00:25, 14 July 2017 (UTC)


Hi Bjh21. I think you are completely eligible to become a filemover. If you are willing to become one, please condider requesting at Commons:Requests for rights#Filemover. Thank you 4nn1l2 (talk) 15:16, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

File:Newdigate House, Castle Gate, plaque.png[edit]

This file was being used by,_duc_de_Tallard, which you requested to be deleted. I can fix this for you on the English language wikipedia, but i cannot determine is there are any other articles on other wikipedias which also used this file. Can I ask you please not to delete images that are currently in use? thanks 17:28, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I expected that the admin who closed the deletion request would arrange for the new image to be properly substituted. I'll fix it up. --bjh21 (talk) 17:31, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
That was quick! thank you. 17:40, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
Right. I've undone CommonsDelinker's edits on cs, da, en, es, and ro. I've also left a request for it to replace the references to the old PNG with references to the new JPEG. --bjh21 (talk) 18:01, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

File:Bond Street Northbound Jubilee.jpg[edit]

Hi Bjh21! What do you think of this renaming:? Better? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:38, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

@Hedwig in Washington: Much better, yes. --bjh21 (talk) 09:04, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
@Hedwig in Washington: PS: thanks for taking my rather intemperate rant so well. --bjh21 (talk) 09:20, 6 September 2017 (UTC)


the category for britian and ireland. Can I help move them? Artix Kreiger (talk) 19:01, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

this is an important book. with no reference in wikipedia. zero. so i took a photograph of my book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century Book by Thomas Piketty.[edit]

maybe the license can be changed. i agree. this is funny. the editors have too much free time

File:Capital in the Twenty-First Century Book by Thomas Piketty.jpg
Capital in the Twenty-First Century Book by Thomas Piketty

— Preceding unsigned comment added by David Adam Kess (talk • contribs) 15:37, 4 November 2017‎ (UTC)

not to mention the file usage̟ - Capital in the Twenty-First Century Book by Thomas Piketty - editors with too much free time and no positive usage[edit]

File usage on other wikis The following other wikis use this file:
Usage on
Thomas Piketty Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert

Usage on El capital en el siglo XXI
Usage on
Le Capital au XXIe siècle
Discussion utilisateur:NaggoBot/CommonsDR
Usage on
O Capital no século XXI
Usage on
Капитал в XXI веке
Usage on 二十一世紀資本論 — Preceding unsigned comment added by David Adam Kess (talk • contribs) 15:38, 4 November 2017‎ (UTC)

A barnstar for you - Capital in the Twenty-First Century Book by Thomas Piketty[edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your tireless contributions of images - Capital in the Twenty-First Century Book by Thomas Piketty !!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by David Adam Kess (talk • contribs) 15:51, 4 November 2017‎ (UTC)

thanks for your postiive comment....i think when they delete the photo... i will take one more and then make edits to the user file like this[edit]

Template:Non-free use rationale album cover

have a great dayǃ — Preceding unsigned comment added by David Adam Kess (talk • contribs) 00:43, 6 November 2017‎ (UTC)

Geograph Update Bot[edit]

Hello there, I noticed this diff where Geograph Update Bot removed the HTTPS from the links. Would it be possible to fix that to prevent bot edit warring? Thank you. Jon Kolbert (talk) 20:38, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

@Jon Kolbert: That's not meant to happen. It looks like Geograph Update Bot loaded that page as part of a batch of 50 at 04:38:22, KolbertBot then edited the page at 04:40:47, and Geograph Update Bot finally saved its version of the page at 04:41:13. I had expected that in this circumstance, pywikibot would detect the edit conflict and raise an exception, but apparently that was too optimistic. I'll see if I can find a way to make pywikibot do what I want. Thanks for letting me know about the problem. --bjh21 (talk) 20:59, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Seems like there'll only a few isolated cases, not much of an issue then. Thanks for the quick response :) Jon Kolbert (talk) 21:03, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
@Jon Kolbert: I think I've fixed the problem. --bjh21 (talk) 16:33, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

The Tireless Contributor[edit]

Salep, typical winter drink of Turkey

Hi there. I saw the words at the title on your talk page. Why don't we altogether DR the most notorious UPFs and make a good clean up? It's not playing anybody's game, believe me. Let's just go into the new year with less spam in Commons. Give a helping hand. Thanks in advance. --E4024 (talk) 15:07, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

@E4024: I'm happy for someone else to do it, but I'm afraid dealing with useless pictures is really not what I want to be doing on Commons. There are far too many useful pictures that need my attention. Sorry. --bjh21 (talk) 16:04, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the open-hearted answer. Have some salep, it warms. --E4024 (talk) 16:09, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Firefox 17.0 Page Inspector - Selected element.png[edit]

Hi. I've replaced the Mohamed Morsi image, so I think the screenshot should now be fine. -Mardus /talk 12:36, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

If a nomination for deletion is withdrawn, then I assume, that it would still be an administrator, who must close the discussion and remove the deletion tag from the file it was attached to? -Mardus /talk 13:18, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
@Mardus: Yes. Also they might want to delete the old version of the file. --bjh21 (talk) 13:42, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
Mhm. Deletion of the old version is very likely to happen. -Mardus /talk 13:45, 11 January 2018 (UTC)