User talk:Dr John Wells

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Dr John Wells!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 14:33, 26 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nice pictures...[edit]

John,

Just a message to say how great the various archaeological kite pictures are. Really great! If you ever fancy taking some down in the South of England, do let me know! Hchc2009 (talk) 09:30, 6 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm late to the party, but I'd just like to echo Hchc2009's comments that the photos you uploaded are outstanding and invaluable to Wikimedia. Thank you. Nev1 (talk) 18:42, 27 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I do not know if I am supposed to write here!? But thank you for the kind comments. The editors removed my images from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Lothian_Archaeological_Trust#External_links, including the near infra-red one, not appreciating its significance. We now represent our field (KAP) in the ArchaeoLandscapes Europe Project. Dr John Wells (talk) 21:50, 27 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Writing here is just fine. Looking through the history of the article, the links removed were to the webpages of some members. There are still eight links at the bottom of the article (and some excellent photos along the right hand side). What I've done is added a link from that article to a new category on Wikimedia Commons where readers can see all the photographs related to West Lothian Archaeological Trust that have been uploaded here. Nev1 (talk) 17:58, 30 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, that is very much appreciated Dr John Wells (talk) 18:28, 30 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was thinking about trying to get this photo of yours recognised as a Featured Picture on Wikipedia, would you be ok with that? I've not been through the process before myself, but it recognises images which are particularly valuable to the encyclopaedia and are of high quality. The criteria against which pictures are measured can be found here, and I think the aerial photograph of Blackness Castle ticks all the boxes. It's not guaranteed that it will pass of course, but I think it would be worth a try. Nev1 (talk) 18:29, 6 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for this kind thought and your suggestion sounds wonderful. I really appreciate you input Dr John Wells (talk) 01:21, 7 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I thought I'd let you know that the photo of Blackness Castle is now a Featured Picture, and currently adorns one of the pages of The Signpost, Wikipedia's internal newsletter. Moreover, the photo is now used on Wikipedias in other language to illustrate the articles on Blackness Castle in French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, and Russian. The German article was actually created in June. I've not talked to the person who put it together, but I suspect it may be because the picture helped raise the profile of the article. Now in several different languages, your photo is being used to encourage readers to learn more about Blackness Castle. And I think it does a damn good job.
And it turns out the photo is a Featured Picture candidate on Commons as well. The criteria on Commons differ to those on Wikipedia, so we'll see how that goes. Nev1 (talk) 18:26, 2 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks again Dr John Wells (talk) 01:57, 23 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kite photography[edit]

Hello! Thank you for the spectacular images you donated! I have one request, could you please make a photograph of the equipment you used (Kite, camera, setup)? Thanks again! C(_) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:38, 18 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Hedwig, Thank you for the comment. I find wiki a nightmare to use. Just got this message by phone, cannot find it on my computer. I use so many configurations. I have provided links today. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr John Wells (talk • contribs) 18:17, 5 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you very much for the link! Wiki is a nightmare to get used to; once you do, it still is sometimes. ;-) If I can be of any help, please let me know. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:01, 10 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

September 2019: it's Wiki Loves Monuments time again![edit]

Hi

You're receiving this message because you've previously contributed to the annual Wiki Loves Monuments contest in the UK. We'd be delighted if you would do so again this year and help record our local built environment for future generations.

You can find more details at the Wiki Loves Monuments UK website. Or, if you have images taken in other countries, you can check the international options. This year's contest runs until 30 September 2019.

Many thanks for your help once more! MichaelMaggs (talk) 15:34, 3 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, Well, I posted some of my images only to have one removed. If I say I am the copyright holder I am and I have provided proof in the notification. Please do not include my images in any contest or highlight them in anyway. It only encourages others to copy and replace them. That is why I have not posted for a while.Dr John Wells (talk) 10:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

September 2019: it's Wiki Loves Monuments time again![edit]

Hi

You're receiving this message because you've previously contributed to the annual Wiki Loves Monuments contest in Ireland. We'd be delighted if you would enter again this year, and continue to build on the image archive of Ireland's built heritage.

You can find more details at the Wiki Loves Monuments Ireland website. If you have images taken in other countries, you can check the international options. Once again, this year's contest runs until 30 September 2019.

Thanks again for your help and enthusiasm! Smirkybec (talk) 19:27, 3 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, Well, I posted some of my images only to have one removed. If I say I am the copyright holder I am and I have provided proof in the notification. Please do not include my images in any contest or highlight them in anyway. It only encourages others to copy and replace them. That is why I have not posted for a while. Dr John Wells (talk) 10:47, 13 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pay attention to copyright
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(Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 04:35, 7 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is my image (https://web.archive.org/web/20160911002255/http://www.armadale.org.uk/linlithgow.htm). Facebook: ' You own the intellectual property rights (things such as copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share on Facebook and the other Facebook Company Products you use. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.' I am disappointed that my upload has not been reinstated despite my request. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr John Wells (talk • contribs) 10:34, 13 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dr John Wells (talk) 10:23, 13 September 2019 (UTC)Dr John Wells (talk) 10:36, 13 September 2019 (UTC)Dr John Wells (talk) 10:40, 13 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

September 2021: it's Wiki Loves Monuments time again![edit]

Hi

You're receiving this message because you've previously contributed to the annual Wiki Loves Monuments contest in Ireland. We'd be delighted if you would enter again this year, and continue to build on the image archive of Ireland's built heritage.

You can find more details at the Wiki Loves Monuments Ireland website. If you have images taken in other countries, you can check the international options. Once again, this year's contest runs until 30 September 2021.

Thanks again for your help and enthusiasm! Smirkybec (talk) 04:39, 11 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]