User talk:Erin Silversmith

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My RfA[edit]

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Hello[edit]

- thank you for providing images to the wikimedia commons. Please keep in mind that images uploaded to the commons should be useful to all users of wikimedia projects - this is possible only if the images can be found by other people. To allow others to find the images you uploaded here, the images should be in some place that can be found by navigating the category structure. This means that you should either place the images on topic pages (galleries), or put the images directly into a category, or do both. Which of those possibilities is preferred is however a matter of debate, see here.

The important point is that the images should be placed in the general structure somewhere. There is a large number of completely unsorted images on the commons right now, see Commons:Really unused. If you would like to help to place some of those images where they can be found, please do! Thank you. -- Duesentrieb 19:14, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Please tag images and add a source[edit]

Hi Erin, Image:Erin & David.jpg has no license tag nor is the source stated on the description page. Could you please add it and also add a source for the rest of the images you've uploaded. Furthermore add the images to one or more gallery pages and/or appropriate Categories, so they can be found by others. Thanks. --Baikonur 11:39, 10 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Hibiscus[edit]

Hello Erin! Sorry, I will have to revert most of your edits. It is OK, to have an article Hibiscus, but in my opinion it is not OK to change all separate pages on individual Hibiscus species into redirect pages. Please, keep in mind that in some wikipedias there are links to species pages - see for example en:Chinese hibiscus: The intention of this link is to make available additional images of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, certainly it is not reasonable to forward a reader into a big mess of a dozen of Hibiscus species.
Moreover your edit creates problems with interwiki links as the links in Hibiscus you collected from different Hibiscus pages are pointing to articles on different species. Hibiscus trionum (de:Stundenblume) is very different from Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (en:Chinese hibiscus) and it did not make sense, if a bot created interwiki links between these both articles. Your edit easily might induce such unreasonable interwiki links. Cheers --Franz Xaver 16:28, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hi! I am very happy that we have come to a common understanding so quickly. Concerning your poppy example, it might help to create some disambiguation pages also in Commons. Probably, "Poppy" is not the big problem, but there are other examples. For example, a disambiguation page Cedar could contain the information that the name is applied both to species of Cedrus (Pinaceae) and to some species of Thuya (Cupressaceae). Greetings from Vienna --Franz Xaver 20:28, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Hello again! Generally, for articles the scientific names should be used. As far as I remember, at start of Commons, there was some agreement concerning this point. Though I do not know where to find this matter. Of course, not everyone is familiar with scientific names. However, if Commons should also be accessible for Japanese, Russians, Spaniards, or German speaking Austrians like me, this seems to be the only possible solution, as scientific names are the same everywhere on world. Myself I am a trained botanist and have some knowledge of English, but it would be hard for me to find plants by their English names. So article names should be the "latin" ones, and names in all other languages should be redirect (or disambiguation) pages. (The only problematic point is, that in categories only the article names are shown, but no alternative names. Maybe some later versions of mediawiki software will help. I could imagine that some software function is feasible where you can select in your skin the language in which you want to be shown the names of articles.)
Camellia is OK now. I would prefer to have peonies in an article named Paeonia: Paeonia is the only genus of Paeoniaceae, so both means the same. But the name "Paeonia" is known be more people. The marmots and groundhogs IMO should be in an article named Marmota. Additional informations in article names given in brackets are counter-intuitive. Maybe you even will find such pages with the search tool. However if you click "go" instead of "search", chances are not high that you guess the right name.
It is already late now. Probably, I will fix this tomorrow. Buenas noches --Franz Xaver 21:44, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Mind Benders[edit]

Hello! I've noticed your interest in creating logos, barnstars, or your past artistic ability! Thus, I just wanted to let you know that the pre-round, an artistic competition, is now open at Wikipedia:Mind Benders (Shortcut: WP:MIND)! The competition is open to everyone and is seeking a logo/trophy, similar to Barnstars, to be placed on every winner's page. We urge you to help us out and submit an entry! Afterwards, the normal rounds, each consisting of ten or more fun, logical, brain-stimulating questions will open. Why don't you give it a try when it opens! Look forward to seeing your contribution. Thanks, 68.157.38.229 21:45, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

You're welcome Erin :) Out of curiosity, I've checked your :en user page and noticed poetry on it. In case you're interested in poetry and short stories, I'm on the verge to launch the beta version of Limbes. It's a creative writing project, on pre-beta version since late November. For the moment being, it's mainly in French but we already have a Catégorie:English texts. My goal is summarized here in English : Rationale. The beta version will have separate French and English sites and will be called Wikipen. And you can spread the info:) Beta version will be available in a few days at http://www.wikipen.org villy 16:34, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Licences[edit]

elements cross-posted

Anything with at least one licence that is either GFDL, CC-BY, or CC-BY-SA is fine. Dual-licensing (or triple- or quadruple- or...) doesn't affect this.
HTH.
James F. (talk) 01:37, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Admin[edit]

You're now an admin here on Commons. Congratulations! villy 29 June 2005 09:55 (UTC)

Congratulations!
James F. (talk) 29 June 2005 12:27 (UTC)
  • The same, congratulations! ;) --PedroPVZ 29 June 2005 13:13 (UTC)

Image:Giant Cypress tree in Tours, France.jpg[edit]

To let you know, your photo Image:Giant Cypress tree in Tours, France.jpg is a cedar (Cedrus libani), not a cypress! - MPF 11:50, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

Image:FurciferPardalisFemale.JPG[edit]

Hello,

I reverted FurciferPardalisFemale.JPG for 2 reasons:

  1. due to the fact that this image is subject to a vote as Featured pictures, so it is better not to modify the file during vote,
  2. the picture is also on the way for "a picture of the day"
  3. your modification is too strong and overexpose parts of the background and some parts of the animal itself :

500px

maybe you monitor is too dark? try this test from wikipedia en:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Shadowtest.jpg

if you see less than three grey circles, your display doesn't show shadow detail properly.

Tatoute 21:35, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi Erin, I re-loaded the picture in the sharpest version (from the original). My chamaleons pictures seem to please but to make some trouble because of the colors. Though, the colors are the real ones as close as you can see them naturally. The female is in the shade and that is why orange is so bright, because in the full sunlight it would turn brown. If you lighten the picture, so it would not be the truth for a naturalist point of view. Thanks B.navez 04:17, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

OK. — Erin (talk) 01:18, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Brookie again[edit]

Hi Erin - thanks for the note on Wiki - I love your pics here well done - here is a link to the ones that I have loaded on to Commons - Category:Pictures by RN Marshman. Brookie 07:51, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

"Daisy"[edit]

Hi Erin! Your photos Image:Group of Bellis perennis top.jpg and Image:Group of Bellis perennis.jpg definitely are not Bellis perennis: The stems are leafy and the leaves are deeply divided. There are many species, which in English are called "daisy". And Bellis perennis is only one of these. At the moment I do not know, what species this is. However, it will be easier to determine, if you give some more information, where these photos come from: Are they from a garden or from the wild? In what region of the world did you take the photos? Thanks --Franz Xaver 01:13, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Whoops! Thanks for fixing that. — Erin (talk) 04:19, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Category:Prunoideae[edit]

Hi again! It is not necessary to create Category:Prunoideae. Actually Prunoideae is a synonym of Amygdaloideae which already is existing. --Franz Xaver 01:18, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

It needs to remain as a redirect; otherwise someone will recreate it. — Erin (talk) 04:20, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
OK, I changed it a bit, as redirects between categories do not work properly. --Franz Xaver 09:26, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Question about picture[edit]

Hello Erin,

could you please tell me, where in the pyrenees the picture "Pyrenees summit in summer.jpg" is taken?

Greetings Kaktus

Hi, That picture was taken on top of the Pyrenees, just on the French side of the border, after we drove accross from Lourdes. --— Erin (talk) 08:59, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Image:Tigers playing in water.jpg[edit]

Hello Erin, have you considered fixing the license on this image? cheers, pfctdayelise (translate?) 13:35, 13 June 2006 (UTC) If you took it, I mean. I presume you did, I can't see any other source mentioned. pfctdayelise (translate?) 13:35, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

There is a licence template on the page, but someone fiddled with it, and made it look as though it was unlicensed. I've fixed it now. The image is used (for any purpose) with permission, and any subsequent user can instantly have the same permission just by sending an e-mail. — Erin (talk) 09:08, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Image deletion warning Image:Cute tiger cub.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests. If you feel that this image should not be deleted, please go there to voice your opinion on its entry.
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Conscious 14:17, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Template:Notify[edit]

The reason for my ongoing revert [2] is simple: notification makes an image unfree. Such images will be deleted like non-commercial only images after the usual time frame of about 7 days. No admin of Wikimedia Commons is ever required uploading an unfree image to Wikipedia previous to a deletion and I personally even refuse to upload a nonfree image somewhere else because we create and collect free content nothing else regardless how important an image might could be. Arnomane 21:19, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Hm, is there even a project that allowes images that require notification? -- Duesentrieb(?!) 22:48, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Commons-l subscription[edit]

Hello Erin Silversmith,

as per Commons talk:Administrators, I am asking all admins to subscribe to commons-l, a mailing list for Wikimedia Commons policy and project discussion. Since many admins are only on Commons infrequently, this is a good way to alert people about important happenings. The mailing list is nominally multilingual, but predominantly English.

If you are already subscribed to commons-l, I apologize for bothering you, and you are free to ignore this message. If you don't want to use your regular e-mail account, feel free to leave me a message, and I can send you a GMail invite. Traffic on the mailing list is relatively low, and we do not expect admins to read all messages to the list, but it would be nice if you could check on it at least every few weeks. Thanks for your time,--Eloquence 22:50, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Hey, hey, Hey ![edit]

Salut, attends un peu ! Je vais rapidement mettre au point un systeme de nom de fichiers pour tes seal.svg (exemple : 中-seal.svg), ton travail SVG est le bienvenue, alors il faut l´intégrer au chinese stroke order project, avec des noms clairs sont necessaires. Ceci car notre but est d´utiliser ces fichiers comme base de donnée graphique :], des noms de fichiers simple Merci de ton aide, les .gif sont laid, tandis que les SVG sont beaucoup mieux ^0^y
Summary : I think your svg work on seal script need best names, more like the chinese stroke order project. Because our aim is to use these files such as a graphic database :], clear name is need.
A+ Yug (talk) 14:39, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I thought it was clear enough. What do you suggest? — Erin (talk) 14:50, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
I made this : User:Yug#Little_Projects.
We have two variants : the format , and the historical style.
For the moment, we name file such as : [chinese word]-format.png , I will continue to work on this table this evening or tomorow. Yug (talk) 15:59, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
I don't think that it is necessary to have a system that gives the info for both format and style because stroke order in not important for all styles. In fact, it is only really necessary for kaishu. We don't even know the ancient order for Seal Script. Only one image is necessary for Seal Script, then. I think that all we need to do in order to bring my images' naming conventions in line with yours is to add a hyphen. That is to say, 中-seal.svg instead of 中_seal.svg. What do you think? — Erin (talk) 16:08, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
I have developed a naming convention proposal at User:Erin Silversmith/Chinese. — Erin (talk) 10:42, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Hello and all my apologizes for the page Protocols, the revert was a mistake of manipulation >0<".
I also "improve" the template of the team, because I prefer with few words.
I think now that old styles, as you said, don´t need pic for stroke order (bw , red and order.gif)
Yug (talk) 13:55, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Hello again, the table of User:Erin Silversmith/Chinese is really clear and good.
On my computer, I planned an svg project and I hope use scripts to make automaticaly good -bw ; red ; and stroke-by-stroke svg animations. But that´s a bit hard and long... This svg project will be tested this summer for the 214 radicals, but I think it will truly work fine only next year.
That´s why I think an svg conversion of -bw and -red is no convenient to launch, except if we are 3 or 4 working on it. In the other hand, I think svg conversion of old style .gif (bad quality pics) is really need. Yug (talk) 14:08, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
In the past, we were also writing informations such as {{Info-sealscript|TRAD|SIMP|PINYIN|MEANING|CODE}}. But we stopped to do this, because :
  1. that´s really slow,
  2. that´s not convenient to use compare...
  3. some databases on the web, such as the unihandatabase.txt (from www.unicode.org) providing all this informations for a present days word such as 中(see here)
That´s why we stopped to use template such {{Info-sealscript|TRAD|SIMP|PINYIN|MEANING|CODE}}.
Last thing : prefères-tu que nous parlions français ou anglais ? Yug (talk) 14:32, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Following this page made by Micheletb
說文解字_字.gif = little seal, from 220 BC
六書通_字.gif = big seal, from long time ago to 220 BC.

Most of your -seal.svg are in fact bigseal (older, more kinds), please take a look on User:Erin_Silversmith/Chinese#Proposal I improved it a little bit. naming like this seem good, are you agree ? Yug (talk) 22:10, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Je veux continuer à mettre des infos style {{Info-sealscript|TRAD|SIMP|PINYIN|MEANING|CODE}}. Je trouve que c'est très rapide, facile à faire et utile. Erin
Ok pour ça, si tu le fais, c´est ok. Je trouve que c´est long mais c´est toujours mieux, c´est vrai. Yug
File:中-redseal.svg
A test : red format on seal style. I think it´s really ugly, not occurate, so we can´t do this for other characters.
Je crois qu'il faut relancer les -bw et les -red sous format SVG. Surtout les -red, car il n'y en a pas tellement, et je trouve que c'est hyper facile. Et ça marche bien: Image:中-red.png / Image:中-red.svg. Je les ferai toutes moi-même. Mais il faut que toutes les nouvelles -red soient en SVG à partir de maintenant. Entretemps, je ferai toutes les images GIF laides. — Erin (talk) 02:18, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
Pour ça je suis contre. Marc0 travaille bien en png, et a déjà fait 1200 imges.png. On a préparé le redémarrage du projet depuis avril, et Marc0 va bientôt revenir. Il faut qu´il continue a remplir la liste des .png.
Pour la conversion en SVG, ne t´inquiètes pas, elle est prévue pour... l´été 2007, en utilisant des scripts. Je pense que les bw.png et -red.png, doivent continuer calmement, en png, pour compléter les listes.
Tu peux faire des -red.svg, et des -bw.svg à coté de nos .png, mais nous devons continuer en .png.
Ensuite, pour les anciens styles, je suis totalement pour passer la conversion en svg et je pourrais y aider un peu.
Au bilan :
  • pour l´ordre des traits (bw, red), je suis pour continuer en png pour avoir une .png database (Users : Marco, Ignis, Yug, Muke). Ceci pour donner l´ordre des traits aux .svg prévus pour 2007
  • pour les anciens styles, on uplaod (from scientific.org), on vectorise desuite. (Users: Micheletb, Erin, Yug)
--Yug (talk) 15:55, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
OK. Mais il faut comprendre que, si on va convertir les -red.png et surtout les -bw.png en SVG, il faudra que vous fassiez des images plus grandes. J'ai essayé de convertir des -bw.png, et j'ai vu que les images sont trop petites pour que le logiciel (Inkscape) puisse avoir toutes les données vectorielles nécessaires pour générer une SVG parfaite.
Puis... il ne faut pas parler de « l'été 2007 ». Je suppose que tu veux dire que ce sera l'été en France, mais nous en Australie, on sera en hiver ! — Erin (talk) 02:36, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Ok, je parlais de juillet-aout 2007 et ne pensais pas trop à l´Australie ...
Pour ton système de nom de fichiers, je pense que le tableau de Chinese:Naming Proposal est maintenant valide/très bien, donc c´est officiel : on s´organise autour de ceci !
Ensuite, mainteant que nous nous sommes accordés, je pense qu´il faut séparer un peu les organisations/projets.
  1. Wikic 中-order.gif, M4RC0 中-bw.png et moi 中-red.pngtravaillons sur les Kaishu en Stroke order, en png/gif
  2. Micheletb , toi 中-clerical.svg中-seal.svg中-bigseal.svg (et un peu moi) travaillez sur la vectorisation SVG des anciens styles. Il faudrait enseigner Inkscape a Micheletb.
Les 2 équipes pouvant s´aider, mais ce n´est pas tout a fait le meme travail. --Yug (talk) 15:22, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Chinese naming convention[edit]

I don't feel the name is important, as long as the convention is coherent. The Chineese names have been used in the french wikitionary, through a model, see [3], and the result is categorized, see [4]. Since they are used through a model, changing the naming convention will only impact on the model, not on the ~40 characters with historical information. Yust keep me informed.

The names correspond to the titles given in http://www.internationalscientific.org, which enables me to copy and paste the name when I download the pictures (I have the author's permission for that, by the way). Micheletb 13:34, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

N'ajoute plus d'images GIF, s'il te plaît ! Je suis en train d'essayer de les effacer toutes ! Tu crées du boulot pour moi ! — Erin (talk) 10:28, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
O.o ... Tu nous rejoins dans le projet, ou tu veux juste supprimer les .gif ? Yug (talk) 00:13, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Pour le moment, je ne fais que remplacer les GIF. Quand je l'aurai fini, je passerai au Stroke Order. OK ? — Erin (talk) 00:29, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
I d'ont't agree, my "personnal quest" is on Chineese etymology, for which I introduce some text on the french wictionnary (see there for an index of my work in this field). I have asked for (and obtained) permission to use pictures from http://www.internationalscientific.org/ to explain graphical evolutions (see list of etymological files). I don't care a [%*µ] (hush, Pumba, there's a lady around) if the .gif are replaced by .svg files, as long as the articles are correctly drawn. I can understand that it may be additionnal conversion work if someone feels an urge (for some mystic reason beyond my understanding) to convert .gif to .svg, but when I need to upload some files from internationalscientific, the upload will always be in .gif format, and that's that. I cannot fortell which files will be choosen in my next uploads, see? Unless there is a magical trick that can change a .gif on my disk to a .svg on commons during the upload. Micheletb 18:50, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Ok, au moins c´est clair, mais c´est pas grave. C´est déjà une bonne aide que d´uploader ces gif. Yug (talk) 20:48, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
That's a very unhelpful attitude, Micheltb. — Erin (talk) 00:48, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
I'd love to help, but it helps to be franck, too. My problem is: when I see the need of a graphical explanation for the origin of such or chuch character, the source I can use starts by internationalscientific .gif format. There may be dozens of graphical forms, amongst which I pick my choice. What am I supposed to do? Of course, you can technically upload pictures from this source (nonwithstanding the lack of licence, which can be fixed), but then which characters will you upload, and given the choice, which variant? Right now, I'm going through Wieger's etymological book, pages after pages, after office work and family care, and it may be years before I'm through and I can say which characters need historical data, and which version is the most revealing. Between now and this far-away future, the Category:Seal script, Category:Bronze script and Category:Bone and Shell script will be messy. Now, once again, I'd love to help but it's not just a matter of attitude. (1) How can I upload .svg files starting with .gif sources? I had no objection to changing the naming convention, the file format / extension is something entirely different. (2) Is there something essentially wrong or out limits, in what I'm doing, that would justify my giving extra work to correct it? Micheletb 19:25, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Chineese etymology[edit]

  1. See User:Erin_Silversmith/Chinese#Trace_outline_method. I find that if I do no tweaking (and tweaking the image is not usually necessary), the method takes less than a minute per character, with a small amount of practice. If that is too much effort, then just make a list of the characters you want at User:Erin_Silversmith/to_do.
  2. Not totally wrong, just not optimal. We should use the highest-quality material possible. To understand which format is superior, look at this:

badgood

Erin (talk) 03:41, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

This is the same line of "reasoning" that will lead you to replace a photograph of a butterfly by a scientific drawing: "the real thing laks legibility". You are replacing pictures of archaeological interests by drawings which are their modern interpretation. If you want to create drawings, fine, go ahead, but the pictures have documentary values by themeselves: they are history, not present-day equivalents.
  • Just because you have your ideas on what is "best material" does not mean these ideas are absolute, or even shared, and certainly does not allow you to destroy what does not meet your aesthetical criteria, just because you missed the point of the historical value of what you are destroying.
  • Your irruption on my work caused a mess, to which I do not feel like cooperating. The historical data on the french dictionnary is now unstable, since there is no way for my model to choose between a .gif and a .svg file. I cannot download my pictures and check the result, or compare to other entries: no one now knows where is the "correct" drawing...
  • Furthurmore, your suggestion of downloading yourself more data from internationalscientific would be illegal: I asked for and obtained a personnal authorisation to do this downloading, and the drawings I downloaded are consequently given a GNU licence as soon as I download them with the copyright owner's consent. You can download them on your PC and work on the graphics, but your downloading it on commons would be a copyvio, unless I pretend I've done it. So please don't.
I suggest that you let both .gif and .svg accessible to the users, and that you revert your destructions. Micheletb 04:54, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Fine. You have no interest in co-operating. I'll separate the GIF and SVG versions into different categories. — Erin (talk) 07:08, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

White "hole" in Image:中-bigseal.svg[edit]

始皇帝 (篆文).svg
亟-seal.svg
中-seal.svg
一-seal.svg
龍-seal.svg
彳-seal.svg
中-clerical.svg
人-seal.svg
中-bigseal.svg
丄-bigseal.svg
上-seal.svg
一-bigseal.svg
龍-bigseal.svg
一-bronze.svg
一-oracle.svg
人2-bigseal.svg
人-bigseal.svg
亟-bigseal.svg
以-bigseal.svg
刀-seal.svg
到-bigseal.svg
刀-bigseal.svg
彳-bigseal.svg
馬-seal.svg
馬-bigseal.svg
馬-bronze.svg
馬-oracle.svg
雨-bigseal.svg
道-seal.svg

In Image:中-bigseal.svg, the "hole" in the middle is white, and not transparent (see example on the right). I assume other images like this could have the same problem. —da Pete (ばか) 14:59, 9 July 2006 (UTC)

It´s fine, I fixed it changing the white area by a true black circle. --Yug (talk) 16:53, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
Let's test it (see right).

OK, I can see which ones have problems now. I'll go and fix them straight away. — Erin (talk) 01:56, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Hy there everybody.. If you just need a reference for seal graphics, the 汉仪粗篆繁 font seems perfect for this use. Micheletb 18:57, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
I would recommend 中國龍金石篆. As far as I see the font remains correct references to all ancient/obsolete allographs. -- G.S.K.Lee 09:25, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

-clerical.svg => -scrib.svg[edit]

Resalut, on pourrait remplacer « -clerical.svg » par « -scrib.svg », simplement plus court et plus clair. En français on dit plutôt « Style calligraphique des scribes » que des clercs.
J´ai déjà copié Image:中-clerical.svg = Image:中-scrib.svg ^. Je pense que ce serais mieux. T´es ok ? Yug (talk) 21:51, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Looking at w:East_Asian_calligraphy, I seen that english speak mainly about « clerical script ». Then I found « The Clerical Script (often simply termed lìshū; and sometimes called Official, Draft or Scribal Script) ». Je suis plutot en faveur de « -scrib.svg ».
A+ Yug (talk) 00:09, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Ce n'est pas « scrib », mais « scribe », en anglais et en français. Il vaut mieux écrire le mot entier. Puis, j'ai choisi « clerical » parce que l'article sur Wikipedia s'appelle comme ça : w:Clerical script. — Erin (talk) 00:31, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
En fait, sur Google je ne trouve que 58 pages avec "scribal script" et 18 100 avec "clerical script". Je vais conserver la terminologie actuelle, même si c'est différent en français. — Erin (talk) 01:48, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
Ok, ca roule, on abandonne "scrib" ; on garde clerical. Je crois que tout est ok maintenant.Yug (talk) 20:42, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
The French saying goes: "qu'importe le flacon, pourvu qu'on ait l'ivresse". I doubt the naming has any real relevance. Micheletb 19:28, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Scripts at Commons:Deletion requests[edit]

So what am I supposed to do? I posted my objections, of course, but then the pictures never were in this category in the first place, and there are very strong reasons why they should stay accessible in a .gif format. If the category itself bothers you, the easy way out is to put back the pictures where they came from. What do you suggest? Micheletb 09:06, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

The category is not up for deletion (though I will delete it if it is emptied). The images are up for deletion.
There is no reason to keep the low-quality images. They should be deleted, that is what I suggest! I've made an official deletion request. If there is consensus to keep, they will be kept; if there is consensus to delete, they will be deleted. It's quite simple!
If they are kept, they should remain in their separate category. — Erin (talk) 09:39, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
If the only reason is "low quality", then please consider the guideline that says "Redundant or low quality files get only deleted on a case by case basis" and ends by "If you're in doubt do not delete such a file". This is a "mass deletion" request, which should be out of question. Micheletb 10:28, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
This is case by case. I have put a deletion notice on each image, and there is an adequate forum to discuss the merits of each image at Commons:Deletion requests. However, all of the images have exactly the same problem, and people are likely to vote yes to all or no to all. Are you attempting a legalistic manoeuvre to make it inconvenient to request deletion of the GIFs? — Erin (talk) 11:11, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
I am atempting to preserve my work, and the possibility to continue it. What is the point in supressing these files, anyway? Is it for lack of space? this is ridiculous. Micheletb 11:18, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
I must apologise, I was under the (wrong) impression this morning (french time) that some of the files had already been deleteted. Mea culpa, then.

I still don't have any solution for my problem: the files being downloaded in a .gif format, this format should be preserved for bakward compatibility, otherwise there is no simple way to set a link to the file (which format?). Once again, this is not simply a version issue (bad versus improved, actually, who cares?), the problem is the file format. Do you have a suggestion? You may want to create an improved .gif version, for instance? Micheletb 19:39, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

A better GIF version would be a half-hearted measure. GIFs are inherently limited in their lack of scalability. That's why Commons prefers SVG for symbolic and diagrammatic images. JPEG is used for photographic images, and PNG for images that combine elements of the two. GIFs are only used for animation.
Look, I have an idea. Let's make fr:wikt:Modèle:etymologie-chinoise link to the GIF version, which allows you to continue using it exactly as before. We can have a separate template, fr:wikt:Modèle:etymologie-chinoise-SVG for those characters for which vector graphics are available. — Erin (talk) 02:22, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
I have already linked back the model to .gif files (but the other modifications have been left unchanged), because I had to check the results of my latest updates. There is no problem for a twin model, of course, the vectorisation of .gif images will simply have to be synchronized "by character" instead of "by script" (but this is anecdotic). Is there a "local wizard answering page" like the one at fr:Wikipédia:Guilde des Guide that can tell if it's possible to conditionnaly load pictures, ako ( #IFEXIST | X.svg |X.svg | Y.gif ) ? Micheletb 04:51, 14 July 2006 (UTC)
Asked & found the #IFEXIST . I tried to make a Template:Bronzescript that would switch to .svg or backup to .gif. It works (see my page), but only here on Commons, the #IFEXIST doesen't work on intermedia links. Apparently, there is no simple solution. Micheletb 14:48, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Ahah, that's excellent. What a shame that it does not work across projects, though. :( — Erin (talk) 23:34, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

OK, I've added the conditional syntax to {{Hanzigallery}}. I'll delete {{Bronzescript}} since it is just a test. — Erin (talk) 00:05, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Image:A TransGender-Symbol Plain3.svg[edit]

Hi Erin, thanks a lot for uploading a patched version of Image:A TransGender-Symbol Plain3.svg (2006-07-15 03:39:53). Now another MediaWiki SVG to PNG rendering-problem has become visible. Compared to Inkscape and Firefox the circle-thickness is not even/symmetrical. Apart from that, even if I only change the color of your version and upload it, the transparency-bug returns. I'm totally new to SVG/Inkscape, and don't understand what makes the difference. Perhaps you'd like to take a look some time. -- ParaDox 06:09, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Are you sure that this a bug, and not just me failing to put the transparent circle exactly in the middle? I did it manually. — Erin (talk) 06:16, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
"Circle-thickness" is now even/symmetrical (got transparency to work). I wasn't sure of anything (for long) up till now regarding SVG, but your "I did it manually" hint put me on the right path and out of my total beginners confusion. If you can, I would very much appreciate you deleting all versions prior to the current one, and perhaps also updating bugzilla:6665. Thanks very much for all of your very friendly help :-) -- ParaDox 11:03, 15 July 2006 (UTC)
OK, I've deleted the old versions. I don't know anything about Bugzilla. — Erin (talk) 23:40, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
Thnx for deleting the old versions :-)  bugzilla:6665 seems resolved too. -- ParaDox 23:49, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Biang[edit]

Hello! I created this picture a few month ago : [5].

If you feel that it is better than Image:Biáng (regular script).svg, you can vectorise it.

OK, but the bitmap is a bit too small to create a good vector version. — Erin (talk) 10:43, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
Is this version better ? -> [6]
--Wikic 18:43, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
See Image talk:Biáng-order.gif Yug (talk) 15:52, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Copyrights, etc[edit]

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for taking care of that image deletion (APL development.jpg). I had originally tagged it with copyvio but no one got around to deleting for the longest time. I have another copyright question though, I see that your dual license includes the cc-nc-by-sa license. Is there a reason why, individually, all cc-nc licenses are not allowed on the Commons, such as cc-nc, cc-nc-by, etc?

Also, your edit count link on the userpage seems to be broken. Cheers! lensovet 01:38, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

No licence that prohibits commercial use is allowed on the Commons; it's not free enough for us. I can only licence my images with it because I also release them under the GFDL. — Erin (talk) 01:44, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
Interesting. Would a dual license such as cc-nc-by-sa-2.5 and cc-by-sa-2.5 be acceptable then? lensovet 02:56, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
As for counters, you might want to take a look at w:Wikipedia:WikiProject edit counters. lensovet 03:18, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
Yes, as long as there is one valid licence in there, you can add as many unfree licences as you like. You could dual licence it under the GFDL and the you-can-use-this-file-for-any-purpose-as-long-as-you-are-left-handed-or-your-surname-begins-with-a-P-but-not-both licence. — Erin (talk) 07:09, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Image Deletion Question[edit]

(And please forgive me if this belongs somewhere else - I'm a bit new to Wikimedia Commons, so I don't know my way around :) )

I saw that you deleted the image File:Center Harbor Town Seal.gif. Can you tell me what the copyright violation is on that? I've uploaded about six others and want to know if I should delete them or if there's a way to keep them on here or if I need to move them to wikipedia. Other town seals are there, like the Detroit Town Seal, but I'm guessing their rules are different for images. Thanks! -- SatyrTN 01:09, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

As far as I know, there is no particular reason to think that such images are in the public domain or freely licensed. Wikipedia can host such images under the fair-use doctrine, but Commons is stricter. If I have missed some policy that says that such images are OK, then I will immediately undelete them. — Erin (talk) 01:55, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
You're probably right - as I said, I'm new to all of this :) The Detroit Seal image page says "it is believed [...the image...] qualifies as fair use", which, as I understand it, isn't allowed on Commons? I'll begin transferring the images. Thanks! -- SatyrTN 03:22, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
Hi, Erin - I've completed moving the Town Seals that I'd uploaded here over to Wikipedia. When you get a chance, would you mind deleting all the images in Category:Town_Seals_for_cities_and_towns_in_New_Hampshire - and the category, too, I guess. Thanks! -- SatyrTN 04:44, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
OK, done. — Erin (talk) 04:57, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Template:Deletion_requests#Atomium[edit]

Hi, instead of opposing on png vs. svg issues, on which we'll have to agree to disagree I think, do you, as a long time contributor, know of any previous conclusive debate about this, so that this could be closed and moved off the deletion request page? I searched but couldn't find it. NielsF 01:11, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

OK. But those superseded bitmaps are unnecessary clutter that needs to go. — Erin (talk) 02:13, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Deletion question[edit]

I've reopened the listing. — Erin (talk) 03:11, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Image:DSC00002001 wtc.jpg[edit]

Because you modified the informations of my image? And later them copied for an image duplicate that you loaded?

João Felipe C.S 19:56, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

What? I renamed a badly-named image.
More to the point, did you take the picture? — Erin (talk) 23:22, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
What? You it placed the same descriptions that I had placed! João Felipe C.S 02:09, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
The license is correct! It sees symbol GFDL in the end of the page! http://adiemus.org/mailman/listinfo
So you are basing your argument on the picture of a Gnu at the bottom of that page; is that right? — Erin (talk) 02:56, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Yes! João Felipe C.S 03:15, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Because you do not write its answers in my user talk? If not, I will not know when you it answered my questions! João Felipe C.S 03:17, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Haven't you heard of watchlists? — Erin (talk) 06:56, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Matthew Fenton[edit]

I warn you to take care when commenting on discussions involving this user, and beware of his previous conduct (on en.wiki). He has repeatedly shown himself to be very immature (even at the age of 15) in debate, branding numerous users (including respected members of the community) vandals, and accusing them of acting in bad faith. James is not the sort of person to block someone without good reason being, as he is, a fairly high profile member of the community. Thanks, ed g2stalk 01:07, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

I am not familiar with Matthew's past conduct on other projects and in any case do not believe he should be prejudged by it. Similarly, I am wary of allowing a "high-profile" member of the community behave in a way I would not tolerate another member behaving. Admins should be kept to a higher standard of behaviour, not a lower. — Erin (talk) 02:56, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
So you think it was acceptable for him to twice call me a vandal? ed g2stalk 15:39, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Also I don't know what point you were trying to make with this comment [7] but it certainly is becoming of an admin who, as you say, should hold themselves to a higher standard. ed g2stalk 15:44, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

![edit]

Hello. FYI: HU. ^_^ -Magna 03:23, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Image:Galla.svg[edit]

I saw your comment in Commons:Deletion requests saying that "Gallae" is a more correct name. What reasons do you have to assert that? The original file (the horrible tiny PNG file you also listed for deletion) was called Galla2.png instead of Gallae2.png, which makes me think the correct name is "galla" and not "gallae" - not for that symbol at least. --Fibonacci 02:38, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

I went by w:Modern_Gallae.
Which states that galla is a female term, and therefore correct for the female symbol I drew.
I gave an opportunity for people to give an opinion at Commons:Deletion requests, and nobody responded.
In less than 24 hours if I recall correctly. I usually recheck my nominations after three days or so.
Someone had to make a decision.
And you decided to speedy it.
I feel that you may perhaps be influenced by the fact that your image was first called Galla.
And my image was first called Galla because Laura Seabrook's image was first called Galla. Miss Seabrook herself calls it "galla" and not "gallae".
Try to avoid possessiveness!
I always try to.
By the way, your SVG code is very accurate and concise.
Why, thank you!
Erin (talk) 02:59, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
--Fibonacci 03:41, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick work[edit]

Thanks for removing State Coat of Arms of the USSR (1958-1991 version).svg as a broken image so quickly. --Hapo 12:58, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Image:Islam.png[edit]

Hi. Several days ago, you deleted Image:Islam.png. In the deletion log [8], you wrote "Superseded. Wrong file name." Do you know the name of the new version of this image? It is used in a userbox on en (see [9] for links) and I would like to replace its uses with the new image. Thank you. --BigDT 17:09, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Ah, I must have missed those links. The new image is Image:Allah-green.svg. — Erin (talk) 23:25, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Copyright note[edit]

From delete requests:

Image is a duplicate of Image:Oleifera Antanimieva.jpg (which I also uploaded, sorry!). --Waitak 04:32, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Is the copyright note in the top left corner OK with us? — Erin (talk) 11:03, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Was wondering about that. My thoughts were:

  • The images actually are copyright by Mark E. Olson, so fair enough
  • There are no copyright issues for including the image here
  • The copyright allows derivative images, so if somebody really cares, they can Photoshop out the copyright (but would be required to attribute the image anyway because of the copyright)

There are several more with the same issue. See my contribs. --Waitak (talk) 02:12, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

New template for Inkscape[edit]

Hi, I saw that you worked on the template 'Created with Inkscape'. I made a new one called Bitmap from Inkscape inspired by it. I used it with some of my works created with Inkscape, but which were exported in a bitmap (png, jpg) format for some reason (linked bitmap image inside, and so on).

I don't know if you'll find it useful, and if you could talk about it in the Category:Created with Inkscape article...

Wagner51 13:26, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Can you explain what the point of these bitmaps is? — Erin (talk) 12:42, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Merci[edit]

Thanks for your SVG work :]

Salut Erin, Je regarde parfois la liste de tes contributions ^, tu travail beaucoup pour Nettoyer commons, aux « deletions tasks », et à la vetorisation. Les 2 premiers me semblent les plus difficils, c'est dans les deletions tasks qu'il y a le plus de disputes/conflits, etc, et c'est pour cela que j'évite cette tache/task. Donc merci pour ton courage a nettoyer commons, n'hésite pas a faire des pauses de temps en temps. (On ne dit jamais assez aux admit qu'ils peuvent se reposer !)
Ensuite, vu qu'il n'y a pas assez de place sur ta page user pour ajouter cette Étoile.SVG je te l'offre ici. Merci pour ton travail de vectorisation que je trouve évidemment utile. :]
Yug (talk) 00:59, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Merci ! Tu fais quoi avec cette histoire de -sbs etc? — Erin (talk) 06:45, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
D'abord, merci pour les corrections d'anglais sur Category:Chinese stroke order ! :]
Ensuite, les *-order.gif sont trop difficils, les contributeurs ne peuvent pas faire les -order.gif , elles sont tellement difficiles que cela fait peur aux nouveaux contributeurs. Micheletb ne parvenait pas a les faire, ses -order.gif sont peu utilisables, et finalement cela fait 15 jours qu'il ne contribut plus. Alors on a besoin d'un sub-project plus facile, donc plus rapide et plus encourageant pour les nouveaux. Ainsi
*-order.gif est pour apprendre la calligraphie, lentement par Wikic
*-sbs.gif est pour aprendre l'ordre, par les nouveaux contributeurs gif.
J'ai un peu peur que cela divise le projet, mais j'espère aussi que cela servira de 1ère expérience, les meilleurs venant ensuite aider Wikic sur les -order.gif. Ton avis ?
Ensuite je prepare une surprise "historic" que je te montre demain. A+ Yug (talk) 13:43, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Hmm, je ne suis pas sûre. Est-ce que les -sbs ont une utilité spéciale, ou est-ce que c'est juste que c'est plus facile à réaliser ?
Si ce n'est que le fait d'être plus facile à réaliser, je crois qu'on pourrait tout simplement uploader les images trait-par-trait sous le nom de *-order.gif. Puis, à un moment donné, quelqu'un fera une meilleure version (qui montrera la direction des traits aussi) et il pourra la remplacer en l'uploadant sous le même nom. — Erin (talk) 12:40, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
Hello Erin, there « Category:SVG ethimological hanzi (test) » is the surprise. I done this by merging your personal Pending task ^ and the new appearance of the Stroke order home page. This is a peaceful desktop for users with SVG skills whom will want to contribute by uploading SVG old chinese glyphs. I just made a test, the page name is really ugly and the texts are to improve but the idea is there. Chinese is growing, SVG is growing, I think this project can get several SVG contributors and should be great.
A+ ^0^ Yug (talk) 01:27, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
OK, merci. Je l'ai déplacé et modifié un peu. — Erin (talk) 12:40, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
^__^y Yug (talk) 12:52, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Felicitations encore: vos dessins sont tres beaux. 128.158.145.51 18:23, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

correct convert to svg[edit]

hi, i made the image Image:Equilibrium infinitesimal area.svg in inkscape; however the conversion by wikipedia was _wrong_. You corrected it, what did you do to improve it, and remove the wrong conversion? MADe 19:38, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Well, first of all, let's establish whether the image is really correct. Do we have the arrows going in the right direction? — Erin (talk) 01:31, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, at second sight...; when the square has no mass, dτ and dσ should be zero, and the square should be in equilibrium. Suppose the "σ" arrow on top of the square goes down, the "σ+dσ"-arrow should go up. In this way, there's a vertical equilibrium. This is not the same with the shear force τ, to have a rotational equilibrium the two arrows d&tau and τ+dτ must go in the same direction. Further discussion on the discussionpage please, this allows other users to correct. When i'm done having internet troubles, and if you agree, i'll upload all correct files MADe 19:40, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
OK, you completely lost me there! — Erin (talk) 01:04, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
I updated the version, can you tell me how you improved it, so the PNG imageconversion was correct? MADe 21:49, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
Ah, sorry for the delay in explaining that. Well, there were two problems, and I only figured this out as I was editing. Firstly, the MediaWiki software seemed to have a problem with certain sorts of text in SVGs. I was finding that it produced big black areas wherever I failed to "unflow" the text (Shift+Alt+W). It also seemed to help to click on "Convert to text". I have no idea why; it just seemed to help. I also found that if I had the text tool on, and I clicked anywhere on the screen without typing anything, then an invisible text area was created that was almost impossible to delete, and showed up as a big black block in the MediaWiki PNG conversion. A nightmare! Apparently though, at least some of these problems were caused by interactions with another bug: that is to say, MediaWiki's inability to represent SVG arrows. When User:NielsF kindly converted the SVG arrows into image paths (I imagine that he had to draw the arrows by hand), the diagram suddenly started displaying normally.
Since then, I have created diagrams incorporating text (e.g. Image:Schematic diagram of the human eye.svg) without any trouble. Avoiding SVG arrows seems to be the main thing. I haven't yet tried uploading different versions of SVGs with text in order to bring out the errors, but I may do so in the future, and then I'll write some sort of guide to vector graphics on Commons. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 02:29, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Automotive Barnstar?[edit]

Dear Erin,

As indisputably one of the most talented artists on WP, and a designer of acclaimed barnstars, you might interested in the fact that the WikiProject Automobiles is currently planning on adopting a Project-specifing Barnstar and seeking for an appropriate design. It would be most wonderful if you found it amusing to devote some of your previous time to develop a design you would like to propose for such a Barnstar.

Regardless of whether you find this interesting for you personally, perhaps you might think of some other talented graphic designers who might be interested, and either relay this message to them or suggest me to contact them?

Best regards,

Bravada, 03:00, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Hmmm, I don't know. I don't really like cars! — Erin (talk) 04:58, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
I am very sorry to hear that :( I apologize for pestering you then... Bravada 23:34, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:Prokudin-Gorskii-30.jpg[edit]

Thanks for your time. I uploaded it under another name because I'm not all that adept at replacing images! --Zantastik 07:51, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

No problem! — Erin (talk) 04:58, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

deletion request image "horusauge"[edit]

hi erin and good morning from germany...the deletion request for my image "horusauge" is OK. if U think there's a better version, why not... as long as it remains under GNU licence. by the way: the eye is my own tattoo :-) regards + nice day (or good night?) Hendrike 04:53, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

OK, thanks a lot! — Erin (talk) 04:57, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Quick-delete.js[edit]

Hello,

Can I suggest you install this. It will speed up nominating images for deletion and also automatically notify the uploader.

cheers, pfctdayelise (translate?) 12:04, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

OK, thanks, that's very useful. — Erin (talk) 04:18, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:Dvorak keyboard2.png[edit]

I'm not sure whether Image:KB United States Dvorak.svg supersedes Image:Dvorak keyboard2.png. Do the images have to look the same? —StuartBrady 03:45, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

No, they don't have to be the same, but sometimes people complain if they are not. — Erin (talk) 04:18, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:Python-Foot.png[edit]

Erin S, I took the liberty of undeleting this image. This is from a painting by Agnolo di Cosimo called Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, painted in the 16th century. Thuresson 15:19, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Ah I see. No problem. It can be kept. — Erin (talk) 00:35, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Merger images[edit]

Thanks very much for compiling the series of SVGs with a uniform naming scheme matching that of the original GIFs.

Could you please redo Image:Merge-arrow.svg and Image:Mergefrom.svg to match Image:Merge-arrows.svg? I've created 275px raster mockups of what they should look like:

Merge-arrow mockup.png Mergefrom mockup.png

I downloaded Inkscape (in the hope of learning how to edit vector graphics myself), but the program freezes whenever I try to open a file.

Thanks again! —Lifeisunfair 18:55, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

OK, I'll look into that.
Inkscape really shouldn't freeze. It normally works perfectly well. — Erin (talk) 01:01, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for your work on the graphics. Your conversions are very impressive.
I don't know what the problem is with Inkscape. My computer is a low-power laptop model from early 2004 (so it doesn't have a particularly fast processor), but I'm able to run Photoshop without difficulty. I intend to reinstall Windows in the near future, so perhaps that will help. —Lifeisunfair 01:29, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:Closeup of redhead Daisy with freckles.jpg[edit]

Hi, Erin. I noticed you closed this image debate with the tagline, "Kept. You can't withdraw free licences." Are we certain the photographer uploaded this under a free license, to either Flickr or Commons?

I believe the decision to close this was performed hastily. Would you mind reoopening? Cary "Bastique" Bass parler voir 19:35, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

OK, no problem. Reopened. — Erin (talk) 00:35, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

No, no...[edit]

You cannot have did it. You was envolved on discussion, you cannot do something just you "think"... Be more careful with other people's work. I was very sad with you made. I wait that you it does not repeat this kind of error no time in all your life. From this skill you only move away the people who want to work to improve this wonderful project. Go well. FML IconSP.jpg hi 21:09, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

I am acting to improve this project by superseding images and deleting unnecessary ones. I understand that you are attached to your file because you created it, but you released it under a free licence, and that means that anyone can use and improve it. You don't own it any more. I listed the file in the proper manner, waited a good week, and only deleted it when I saw that you were the only person arguing that the GIF was superior. — Erin (talk) 23:21, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
Improve it, not to get worse!!! And not DELETE!!!!!!!! You are completly crazy. Don't delete it again. And DON'T rename my pictures like you did it in Image:Closeup of part of flag of Brazil.jpg. It is under free licence, but I'M the original author, and you must respect it. Go away of my way. FML IconSP.jpg hi 02:53, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
You don't seem to understand. Commons is not your personal upload space. When you upload things here, you release all rights to them. You have no rights as the author to anything at all except attribution of credit. You cannot tell me not to correct image names. I (and anyone else) can do anything I like with any image uploaded by you (or anyone else) within the bounds of policy.
If you don't want your images renamed, then give them descriptive names in line with policy. If you don't want your diagrams vectorised, then don't upload them as bitmaps (especially not GIFs).
Please note that if you reupload something that I in line with policy have deleted, then you are in violation of policy and I will speedily delete. — Erin (talk) 03:10, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Please, so show me where is "the policy"? The name I choose when I upload and it isn't very important, the description is more important. Spend time translating the description, not deleting and sending again. Please, don't unrespect my works again. FML IconSP.jpg hi 03:15, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
I have reopened the deletion request and restored the original image. I disagree with FML about the image, however I think it's better to have someone else handle the deletion and closing of the procedure, especially when you are the nominator, because doing this all alone isn't right in my opinion. NielsF 03:50, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
You might not think it right, but there is nothing in the policy that says I cannot do it. The image was listed in the correct manner, and the consensus is to delete. Only one person wants the GIF. It doesn't matter who clicks the delete button, as long as it is clicked. — Erin (talk) 03:56, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Of course it does matter, especially when you're the one requesting deletion. I'm not saying this shouldn't be deleted but when you request deletion and push the deletion button that's just not right in my pov. Maybe on en: that's allright but on nl: where I learnt the trick it's not done. For further cases we now have a Noticeboard where you might ask for attention. As I said before I disagree with you on the raster vs. vector issue and therefore I've jumped in because I think that you've used admin powers where it would've been better in my view not to use them. NielsF 04:09, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
It doesn't matter whether it is all right on en or nl. All that matters is policy here. Show me the policy, and I shall abide by it. — Erin (talk) 04:20, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank you NielsF for understand my point of view. In PT.WP it is forbidden to act on account proper, without at least the participation of three administrators. If the Erin wants to be based on the politics, has two international politics: to use common-sense and to act with ethics and respect. FML IconSP.jpg hi 04:46, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

I repeat: it doesn't matter what is done on EN, on NL, or on PT. All that matters is Commons policy. — Erin (talk) 04:50, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Quoth Erik Möller (citing revised Commons policy): "'Obsolete' images should indeed no longer be deleted except where they're orphaned and there's clearly no opposition." (diff)Lifeisunfair 05:52, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
Hang on, since when are Eloquences's pronouncements policy? If everyone but the uploader agrees to delete an image on a deletion debate, it should be deleted, or what is the point of having the debate? We may as well just ask the uploader and not make a pretence of consulting the community. Also, your are quoting something irrelevant. We are talking about whether the admin who opened the debate can close it, not about whether uploaders have veto power over deletion. — Erin (talk) 06:02, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
1. I'm not implying that Erik can dictate policy. If you read the comment in-context, you'll see that it's a clarification of existing policy.
2. Indeed, uploaders possess no special "veto power." There are numerous valid reasons to delete an image, and no one (including the uploader) can unilaterally override them. The point is that an image's availability in a different format is no longer considered a valid deletion criterion on its own unless there's no opposition. Provided that "obsolete" images are properly tagged, there's no harm in keeping them (especially if someone wishes to use them).
3. I'm not faulting you for closing the debate. I'm noting that the existence of opposition rendered the deletion of the GIF (not the closure by the nominator) improper.
4. Incidentally, the fact that an image has been "orphaned" also is not valid justification to delete it (especially if the nominator orphaned it). The Commons is a media repository, not merely a storage service for other Wikimedia projects. —Lifeisunfair 06:27, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
1) Thanks for the "clarification", but I'd rather have actual policy.
2) That contradicts what you said before.
3) That's just your opinion. I go by the deletion debate when I delete; I don't accept vetoes.
4) Irrelevant.
Erin (talk) 06:34, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
1. I was referring to Erik's comment (not to mine). Duesentrieb indicated that this was a matter of policy (diff 1 / diff 2), and Erik's subsequent response served as confirmation (not a unilateral "pronouncement").
2. I never claimed that an uploader has any special authority. The opponent in this instance happened to be the uploader, but it could have been someone else. Furthermore, no one (uploader or not) can override a valid, consensus-backed decision to delete an image. The point is that the non-unanimous decision to delete an image solely because it's been "superseded" by a copy in a different format is invalid.
3. This isn't "just [my] opinion." A highly reputable source told me that this has been made policy.
4. I prefaced the statement in question by noting that it was incidental. I was addressing comments that you made elsewhere (not anything written above). —Lifeisunfair 07:07, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:Coptic-Cross.svg[edit]

Unfortunately, this is not a valid replacement for Image:Coptic-Cross.png, because you made the tips of the nails rounded, instead of having a 90-degree angle. Who ever heard of a nail with a rounded point? AnonMoos 18:03, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Well, you have only to improve it; you don't have to complain to me.
Ah, I see that you had the original PostScript all along! — Erin (talk) 22:52, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
The "complaining" comes in with your slightly high-handed behavior in trying to get images deleted when you don't understand them well enough to generate a correct SVG version in the first place. And I'm a little tired of people coming up with bogus SVG supposed "conversions" of my images (this is not the first time this has happened in the last two weeks). Please don't change the default display size of the SVG again -- 576x576 is a "natural" default display size for Coptic-Cross.svg, 256x256 isn't. AnonMoos 00:25, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Come back when you are not angry. — Erin (talk) 00:30, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
If you stop messing around with what you don't seem to understand very well, then I wouldn't be faced with the rather unpleasant necessity of having to deal with you. Meanwhile, there seem to be plenty of other people right on this very page who aren't too impressed with your SVG conversion skills... AnonMoos 02:00, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Sorry if I allowed the tone of my remarks to express excessive annoyance, but you set the stage for confrontation by very aggressively promoting your alleged "improvements" (many of which are actually disimprovements). Judging by many of the other discussions on this page, I'm far from being alone in my oponions on this matter. I also didn't appreciate the way you made extra work for me when your posting of an incorrect vector conversion meant that I had to rush to supplant it with a correct vector conversion (regardless of whether I felt in the mood for messing with SVG files at the time), nor the way you steamrollered the deletion of Image:Islam.png a few weeks ago out of pure abstract theoretical metaphysical ideological reasons (rather than any practical concerns). AnonMoos 16:58, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

P.S. Why do you have a JPEG which doesn't seem to want to load at the top of this page? I've never yet seen the thumbnail of that image once (but it does seem to pointlessly slow things down a little). AnonMoos 02:02, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

That JPEG was a gift, and it would be ungrateful of me to remove it. Please stop making personal attacks and respect that I'm trying to improve the project. I'm more than happy to discuss issues with you when you have calmed down. Yes, people are impressed with my work as you can see by the barn star I received for my SVG work. — Erin (talk) 02:22, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
I actually did see the JPEG for the first time shortly after I wrote the above -- but it was my seventh or eighth visit to this page before I finally saw it... AnonMoos 16:58, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm sorry[edit]

I'm sorry for yesterday. Pardons me for I to have said that the drawing that you made is bad/ugly. I praise its initiative, congratulations for the vetorization work, also for the internationalization. I was only really sad in seeing a drawing that I lost a good time making being extinguished because he had "another version" of it. I do not know if you understand my point, but for me the details are yes very important, therefore I was who I lost a night all drawing. Although this, I'm sorry if I was a little rude yesterday, I really was sad. A strong hug and happinesses to you! Bye, FML IconSP.jpg hi 22:04, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm glad you have calmed down! I totally understand your possessiveness about your work, and apologise for hurting your feelings. I just want you to understand that I am just trying to improve and tidy Commons.
I didn't propose your image for deletion because it was crap, or because I didn't like it, or didn't like you, or didn't appreciate your time and effort. I thought it was a good image. But I continued your work and improved it.
Don't think of it as deletion! Your work lives on. It is reborn. It continues to exist in my vector version, which looks very much like your first version and gives you full credit! — Erin (talk) 22:36, 19 August 2006 (UTC)
You mention important details. Which details? — Erin (talk) 23:47, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Deletion behaviour[edit]

Hi Erin,

As NielsF said in his original comment to me, "I'm still trying to grasp the nuances of Commons' unwritten rules, because there are many it seems, so I'm asking you." As you can see from my response on his talk page, I didn't find anything wrong with your behaviour so I didn't see any need to take it up with you. Whether or not he should have, is something you should take up with him, if you care to.

Some of Commons' rules and guidelines are indeed not explicit. For example we have no written-down blocking policy, as someone recently pointed out to me. Yet I would not expect an admin to block someone they were having a dispute with, and think this was OK, just because we don't have a policy on it.I'm not comparing your behaviour to this, just pointing out written policy is not the only guide we should take or the last word, as to our behaviour as admins on Commons.

I find it a little amusing that you talk about the huge backlog on COM:DEL etc when you yourself introduce many non-essential deletion requests. Yes, Commons is in dire shape because of the user-to-admin ratio. But it pretty much always has been, and as far as I can see, always will be, at least until automated image delinking is introduced.

That comes from your opinion that only legal problems (copyvios) and not quality problems are essential reasons for deletion on Commons. That opinion is mistaken. — Erin (talk) 22:47, 20 August 2006 (UTC
Existing in a format other than SVG is not a "quality problem." If a raster image was good enough to use in the first place, the creation of a vector version doesn't suddenly mean that raster version if of poor quality. I'll also remind you that while SVGs have advantages over raster formats, they also have disadvantages. —David Levy 01:00, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
No, that doesn't make sense! It is quite normal to tolerate a low-quality image whilst awaiting a better one. Quality is a relative concept. The creation of a (good) vector image does suddenly mean that the raster version is of (relatively) poor quality. SVGs do not have disadvantages over raster images for the images in question. For example, tell me what advantage Image:6n-graf-clique.png has over Image:6n-graf-clique.svg. — Erin (talk) 02:36, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
If an image is "junk," it should be deleted (regardless of whether it's been superseded by another image). If, for some reason, a low-quality image is kept until an acceptable alternative is uploaded, the former certainly should be deleted at that point. I don't object to that. I do, however, object to your assertion that a raster image of good quality automatically becomes low-quality when an SVG version is introduced. If it's good enough that it otherwise wouldn't be nominated for deletion, it's good enough to keep (provided that someone wants to). As I've stated all along, taken in its own, the fact that an image has been "superseded" is not valid justification to override someone's desire to keep it. This is my opinion, but it's also a matter of policy (according to Erik Möller and other users). You aren't seriously suggesting that Image:Sistema lacrimal.gif is low-quality "junk," are you?
It is junk, in a certain sense. I have already explained how quality is a relative concept. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 04:41, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Quality is relative, but an image doesn't suddenly become "junk." In this case, the GIF is of excellent quality. So is your SVG, but that's not a valid reason to delete a high-quality, freely-licensed GIF that someone wants to use. —David Levy 04:58, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I never claimed that all SVGs have disadvantages. Assuming that the SVG is comparable in appearance, a PNG-24 file containing alpha-transparency (such as the example that you cited), typically contains no significant objective advantage (though there might be differences that someone subjectively prefers). A PNG-8 or GIF file, however, can render at a smaller size and with transparency for most users (unlike equivalent SVGs, which needlessly render as bloated PNG-24 files that display without transparency for 85% of users). —David Levy 03:50, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
This is the closest thing you have had to a good point. It is indeed a pity that the wiki software automatically serves up PNG-24 currently. It would be better if one could specify in the wiki syntax and-or user preferences whether one wanted it to serve up PNG-24, PNG-8, GIF, JPEG or actual SVG. It would be good if modern browsers by default could get the SVG code, with IE receiving antiguated bitmaps. Unfortunately, our developers work at a snail's pace.
However, transparency is not an issue for the vast majority of diagrams, which are simply displayed on a white background anyway. The 85% see virtually no difference, and it is only 85% now. With every day that goes by, more people adopt superior browsers, and eventually Microsoft will be forced to add support. Already, the SVG could just be served up to Firefox users with no PNG conversion at all. We must look forwards, not back. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 04:41, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
At least we can agree on the above. —David Levy 04:58, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

I see on your talk page a couple of disputes with users, again about PNG deletion after SVG conversion. It looks like you need a slightly more persuasive, and less strident, method of convincing users that deleting their hard work is for the greater good.

I shouldn't have to convince them that it is for the greater good. I should only have to convince the community that it is for the greater good. I always assume that possessiveness is likely to make an uploader oppose deletion no matter what. What we need is a policy that says that one person clinging on to their file against all logic is not enough for an image to be kept. Rational arguments for the usefulness of the image must be put forward. — Erin (talk) 22:47, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, you seriously need to work on convincing the community then, because if NielsF, me, FML, Fred Chess and others are part of that community, you could not say it is 'convinced'. pfctdayelise (translate?) 00:41, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
False! All but one person who commented on the eye image argued for conditional or unconditional deletion. Only FML voted to keep. One — single — person. I can be said to have taken it to the community and obtained a mandate to delete. — Erin (talk) 02:36, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
You've yet to explain how the deletion of freely-licensed images that people want to use is "for the greater good," nor have you explained how someone's desire to use an image other than the one that you prefer goes "against all logic." Barring the existence of quality or copyright concerns, the fact that someone wishes to use an image is a rational argument for its usefulness. The onus is on you to prove that keeping these images (tagged with links to the new ones, thereby benefiting people who search for the old ones) harms the project(s) in some way. —David Levy 01:00, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

To FML you said, I understand that you are attached to your file because you created it, but you released it under a free licence, and that means that anyone can use and improve it. You don't own it any more. Of course this last statement is not true.

That's a silly nitpicking legal point. When something is released under a free licence, to almost all intents and purposes, the creator no longer owns the material. In the sense of the words as they are usually understood in English, the creator no longer owns the material. The creator has absolutely no special power over the material beyond the ability to release it under additionally licences. — Erin (talk) 22:47, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
That's really untrue and it's not a nitpicking legal point at all! You are painting all free licenses as if they are almost equivalent to PD-self. There are many more rights beyond attribution and sharealike, that the author still retains. pfctdayelise (translate?) 00:41, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Really not true. When someone edits a Wikipedia article or uploads a file, they have to let go. They have to accept that it's not "theirs" any more. — Erin (talk) 02:36, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

You also said to FML, I didn't propose your image for deletion because it was crap, or because I didn't like it, or didn't like you, or didn't appreciate your time and effort. I thought it was a good image. But I continued your work and improved it. Maybe a statement like this would have been appreciated in the first place. Please think about how this issue can be approached with a view to not alienating long-term and valuable contributors. Deleting stuff is important, but community relations are important, too.

I shouldn't have to say that every time. It goes without saying that if I have created a derivative work based on a person's work, then I found that work to be good enough to improve upon. It's only logical. I am not the problem. Possessive people are the problem. — Erin (talk) 22:47, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, I've made this point before, but guess what? Posessive users aren't going anywhere. You're really not winning the war for hearts and minds on this. I don't see the conduct of any other administrator's behaviour brought up twice on COM:VP within the last few weeks. "It's all the users' fault" -- it may be so, but they're the ones we have to deal with, all 40-odd thousand of them. Your current approach is not constructive in helping people work together to build the Commons. It's turning people against you and in doing as so as a Commons admin, you're also turning people away from the Commons. I doubt the community will tolerate this indefinitely. pfctdayelise (translate?) 00:41, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
No. The assumption there is that people are only ever driven away from Commons because they are not allowed to be possessive, or their junk is deleted. What about the people driven away because they see other people being allowed to be possessive, and because they see junk not being deleted? Most real-life people I know think Wikipedia is a joke because of our lack of concern for quality control. Perhaps 9 out of ten people who look at what we do turn away without ever contributing because we are so disorganised and laughably amateurish. I myself am close to being driven away by this silliness, and unpleasant individuals have even tried to suggest I go. That is what is unacceptable. I am not the one driving people away. — Erin (talk) 02:36, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Like all advice, you are free to ignore this, too. regards, pfctdayelise (translate?) 15:11, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Regards. — Erin (talk) 22:47, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
If you were offended in any way by my asking someone else about your behaviour I hereby apologise. As we seem to disagree on some very basic points of policy and goals for Commons I wanted someone else's input to know for sure whether my initial concern was justified and/or whether I should take action. I chose not to after pfctdayelise's advice. Just a little explanation from my part. NielsF 00:43, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I appreciate your apology greatly, and I in turn apologise if I was at all too strident or have offended you in any way. However, I still want to get you to understand how wrong and insulting it is for you to think you had the right to even consider "taking action" against me (i.e. punishing or coercing me) for breaking policy rules that only existed in your head. The fact that I was the last to know is hurtful. I really want you to understand that. — Erin (talk) 00:54, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
With taking action I meant taking it up with you on your talk page as I'm doing right now. As I tried to explain, I wasn't sure whether my concern was even worth taking it up with you, so I tried to avoid doing that by asking someone else for a second opinion, in order not to bother you with useless concerns. Of course afterwards the dispute about the "stupid eye picture" ensued so it might seem that I tried to smear you behind your back, but that was never my intent. As I'm not clairvoyant I could've never predicted that would happen.
Regarding the "breaking policy rules that exist only in my head", I'm not very sure what you mean but I think that's more about my actions with the "stupid eye picture"? Anyway policy doesn't cover everything here and although your actions were correct according to what little policy there is, I tried to throw oil on the waves and appease the protest by FML. I just tried to do what's right for the project and use some common sense. You're of course also completely right in disagreeing with that. NielsF 01:26, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I wouldn't describe talking to me about as "taking action". "Taking action" usually means something a bit more extreme, e.g. Israel is "taking action" against Hezbollah in S. Lebanon! Sorry if I assumed you intended something more punitive. Perhaps it is a misunderstanding caused by my way of speaking and your way of speaking. In any case, I understand that you acted in good faith and for the good of the project. I just want you to understand how hurtful it was to find that discussion by accident on someone else's talk page. You should have come to me first.
The policy that existed only in your head is the policy that "the admin who closes a deletion debate must not be the person who opened it". That policy really did not exist. It sort-of exists now, because I myself added it to the instructions at the top of Commons:Deletion requests diff. I have absolutely no problem adhering to policy once it exists, but I want you to understand that it is wholly unfair to expect me to stick to policy before it exists. And saying that my conduct (in violation of non-existent policy) is "not right" is hurtful and unfair.
You threw oil on the fire with your comments. FML was complaining about abuse of power etc, and I could have calmed him down by pointing out that I was acting according to policy, but the fact that you (an admin) came along and gave credence to his false claim inflamed the whole situation. I suddenly had to fight on two fronts. Then Lifeinunfair decided to wade in too, and attack me another front (with his mantra that only copyvios ever need to be deleted). An almighty mess was created, when what was required was solidarity with me: a good admin who improves images, does good janitorial work and abides by policy. — Erin (talk) 01:44, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I never claimed that "only copyvios ever need to be deleted." I explicitly cited "quality or copyright concerns" as valid reasons for deletion. The problem is your belief that a raster image automatically becomes low-quality when a vector version is made available (irrespective of the latter's accuracy).
I'm sorry that you view constructive criticism as an "attack." Indeed, you do good work, but that doesn't entitle you to demand unconditional "solidarity" (as you've done of NielsF) when people disagree with your actions. —David Levy 01:57, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Your untruths are not appreciated here. Every time there is discussion about deleting a file for any reason other than copyright issues, you argue for it to be kept because you believe no harm is done by keeping junk. All it takes is a single person whose ego requires an image to be kept, and you automatically side with them. You are an inclusionist (junk collector). You cannot deny it.
Your untruths are not appreciated. I have never voted to keep an image that I believed was low-quality, and I have voted to delete "superseded" images because of their low quality. Just last month, I voted to delete a "superseded" image that you nominated for deletion!
I usually ignore deletion debates pertaining to "superseded" images unless I believe that they offer specific advantages (such as higher quality or immunity from bugs). The only other reason why I would weigh in is to defend the position of someone else who wishes to keep the image (as I've done in this instance). I've stated repeatedly that it sometimes is okay to delete a "superseded" image when there is no opposition, and I do not express opposition for the sake of opposition. You're entitled to disagree with my reasoning, but please stop ascribing false motives. —David Levy 03:50, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
The solidarity was not "unconditional", "when people disagree with [my] actions". NielsF agreed with me that the image should be deleted, and his remarks about closing debates were irrelevant since they had no basis in policy at that point (which even you admitted). I asked for solidarity on the basis of the fact that I was right, and that he agreed with me, and that FML needed to see multiple admins agreeing that it wasn't his image any more. (Not unconditional) solidarity with the admin under attack was required.
NielsF may have agreed to some extent with the debate's outcome (the ends), but not the manner in which it was reached (the means). Again, I'm sorry that you view criticism as an "attack." I understand that your feelings were hurt, but you need to have thicker skin if you want to be an admin. Right or wrong, administrators' actions can, will, and must be scrutinized, and we often need to err on the side of caution (id est, the side of the user without the special buttons). Serious doubts have been cast on the wisdom of your actions, and the decision by other sysops to intervene need only reflect the will of the community or a segment thereof, not their personal viewpoints. —David Levy 03:50, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Your sniping was not constructive. You merely saw an opportunity to push your junk-collecting agenda. An admin was on the ground, getting a kicking for following policy, and you thought you'd get some kicks in while you had the opportunity. Your behaviour is disgusting. — Erin (talk) 02:08, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm expressing my honest understanding of policy and opinions of how the community can best be served. You obviously disagree with me (as is your right), but that doesn't mean that my comments are not constructive (or that they're tantamount to "sniping" and "kicking").
I haven't once resorted to name-calling, and I fail to see how the above personal attacks are "constructive." For someone so concerned with the disrespect that you perceive from seemingly everyone who disagrees with you, you've demonstrated a disappointing lack of respect for others. —David Levy 03:50, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I call it sniping and kicking because it is. The day you make criticism as constructive as NielsF's, I will recognise it as such. Respect? I never used the word. I pointed out how I had been treated unjustly. I am treating you justly. But I have no obligation to feel respect towards you when you are giving me every reason to abhor you with your terrible behaviour. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 04:17, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
What "terrible" behavior is that, Erin? Expressing disagreement with you?
The various lies and distortions that I have exposed right here. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 04:41, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Such as what? My claim that I haven't advocated keeping low-quality "junk"? —David Levy 04:58, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Please explain how name-calling and attribution of false comments are "constructive," "just" forms of behavior. —David Levy 04:28, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Why? My point is that they are not constructive. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 04:41, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Then why have you called me a "junk collector" and falsely claimed that "every time there is discussion about deleting a file for any reason other than copyright issues, [I] argue for it to be kept because [I] believe no harm is done by keeping junk"? —David Levy 04:58, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
(reaction after edit conflict, so not in reply to Lifeisunfair or following statement of Erin) I'm sorry if I hurt you with my taking action statement, I sincerely meant something along the lines of "talking to Erin", "pointing her at an issue I have with.." etc. I understand that it's hurtful to see yourself being talked about, I didn't intend to hurt you at all, but as said before wasn't sure whether it'd be even needed to talk to you, so didn't want to bother you if not needed. Maybe in retrospect that isn't the right way, ok, my apologies. Please take into account that English isn't my native language.
About the policy that existed only in my head: you are right, but I tried to say that was my POV not policy, if I didn't I'm sorry. I was a bit heated at the moment and reacted with a bit less forethought than usual. I didn't want to imply your behaviour isn't "right", but that I strongly disagreed with it. I assumed that since it was a commonly held viewpoint in nl.wp ánd I found it very "commonsensical" I was right. You were however not wrong. Did I state that explicitly? I can't remember having that intent, if i did just forget it.
My action might have not been completely have had the effect I wished indeed, but as has been mentioned above by pfctdayelise I'm not the only one who thinks that this sort of deletion requests should be handled with care. I'm not saying that you "had it coming" with your deletion, but at least from my POV, when sticking your head out you'll get some criticism. In this particular deletion request I agreed with you that the SVG was more helpful in the end, but the SVG version (which you have adapted now, good work) at the moment of deletion was very different from the PNG. I absolutely don't dispute the fact that you do good work and improve a lot of images, I just find your views to be completely different from mine sometimes and your actions come across as very strongheaded sometimes, which might also be a question of language, you being a native English speaker, whilst most people here aren't. NielsF 02:32, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. What views are completely differnent? I haven't noticed any other disagreements between us. The main views I hold on Commons are:
  • that files should be improved (in collaboration with other users, where applicable) as much as possible, and kept under a single name (just as we do with Wikipedia articles) unless there is some reason to fork;
  • that junk should not be allowed to accumulate (copyvios, duplicates, broken files, jokes, and superseded orphans should be deleted)
  • that quality criteria increase over time (e.g. we might accept Image:Bruin.jpg if we have nothing better, but now that we have images like Image:Menschliches_Auge.jpg, it should be deleted.)
  • that when people contribute material, they need to accept that it is not "theirs" any more.
I don't see any sensible person could disagree with any of that! — Erin (talk) 02:46, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
And therein lies part of the problem; you don't understand how any sensible person could disagree with you. —David Levy 03:50, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
You know that that is a very snide and dishonest comment. You are committing the sin of equivocation (abusing the ambiguity of language). I say that I don't understand how anyone can disagree with me [on a specific point that I have argued in detail], and you parrot it back as a statement that I don't understand how anyone can disagree with me [on any given issue, because of arrogance]. You know this, yet you cannot resist any opportunity to stick the verbal knife in. — Erin (talk) 04:05, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Erin, please attempt to assume good faith. I honestly was referring strictly to this issue, and it's because of the unintentional ambiguity of my wording that you misunderstood. For that, I apologize.
I will, however, note that it's rather hypocritical of you to complain about someone distorting your words (even if this had been true). —David Levy 04:21, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I was wondering when you'd bring that one up. Every user acting in bad faith eventually posts a link to the thoughtcrime policy that is WP:AGF. I remind you that acting in good faith is more important that assuming good faith in others. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 04:27, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Please explain how I've acted in bad faith. Thank you. —David Levy 04:32, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Sigh. The explanation is just a few lines up. You used equivocation in an argument. If I assume intelligence, then that is an example of bad faith in argumentation. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 04:44, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I explained that you misinterpreted my remark, and I sincerely apologized for the ambiguity that led to this misunderstanding. —David Levy 04:58, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

There is a compromise between keeping a 'clean' database and not upsetting existing users. It's a genuine and legitimate unsolved philosophical point about the purpose and practice of Commons. There is no hint of a policy mandate anywhere that suggests that duplicates must be deleted at all costs (or even at any cost, ie any opposition), and many people do not hold this view. Your ridiculing ("any sensible person") and refusing the acknowledge the legitimacy of other viewpoints ("junk collectors") is not helpful.

If you want policy to reflect your viewpoint, to give you that mandate, go ahead and write the policy and get it accepted. I don't think it will be, but you're entitled to try. Pushing this barrow uphill by yourself, OTOH, doesn't look like so much fun for you or for anyone else. pfctdayelise (translate?) 06:47, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Glum's opinion[edit]

You have a boyfriend :(... what a pitty... just kiding.. Well, I think the *.gif image is better because of the complitness of the informations, not only a, b and cs, and also because of the softness of the lines and colors.. Glum 02:00, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the fast reply!
Really? Which lines and colours in particular? Most of the colours are copied from the GIF using an eyedropper, except for the iris, which is now derived from a photograph of a real eye (and is therefore much more accurate), and the lines should be virtually identical too. — Erin (talk) 02:11, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I am not a technical (is that the correct way to say?), but I tryed to use you version at a bigger size, and the pixels exploded, the same did not happened with the *.gif
Also, I'd rather the ilustration inspite of the realistic, I would use any one of them to ilustrate a work, but if I could chose, I'd use the ilustrated Glum 02:24, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
What?? That is impossible. The pixels will explode (appear ugly and jagged) with a GIF, PNG or JPEG. But that is impossible with a Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG)! You are looking at the wrong image! — Erin (talk) 02:38, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Regarding the iris, I understand what you are saying. I have now replaced the vectorised photograph of an iris with a design similar to FML's original. — Erin (talk) 03:17, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Ok, haw I said, I am not a tencical, and don't understand it. Please, put the links here to me to compare, maybe i am seing the wrong picture. And I do not understand the differences betwing all this *.gif *.jpg *.svg *.png, I have always used gif in my sixties, and i have not folowed up the new kinds of graphics... please, show me the link to the version in portuguese. tks Glum 03:30, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Ok.. i have understud it, know i have read your message again. there are the links... But now i have another question that i would like to expose. Why not upload it to commons as the centrilized repository of all versions (en, pt, sp, dt, etc...) Glum 03:33, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
You are free to move it to Commons if you like. It seemed to me to be logical to keep the international one on Commons, and localised ones on local Wikipedias. Are there any other criticisms that you have of the SVG version? Any more suggestions for improvement? — Erin (talk) 03:59, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes, you have done a good work there, but I think you can improve some aspects. Any way, I am not sure what can be improved, the FMLs version has some details that your version does not have, the lines, the carefully representation of brights, etc.. maybe we can think about leaving a trail about the versions of the files. What do you think about that? Not only because of this file, but any other file tha is modified. We can keep the history of its development. maybe the last 3 versions.. i do not know.. I have worked with knowledge management before, and i have them discovered that keeping history of the modifications are very important. Maybe we can think about that. Glum 23:34, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:Tear system.svg[edit]

I don't know if you're willing to accept any advice from me at the moment, but the transparency should not extend to the eye itself. —David Levy 05:35, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

New version[edit]

It is better that the previous version, congratulations! I got freedom to modify the color of the deep one of eye for white-pink instead of pink-white. But, sincerely, still they are different images. I know that you are giving continuity, and as already I said, I like your attitude. Still I will keep the original version in the PT.WP unless somebody of the project argues to change. Still important to me keep the original version, because are different images, and it's a history. In GFDL, the history is very important.

And, please, can you delete it: Image:Ficheiro.png? This image is on "upload screen" in Portuguese and it confuses the newcommers.

Bye bye! Good job on Commons! FML IconSP.jpg hi 12:09, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Image:Tear system.svg[edit]

Hi there, Erin. Thanks for your concern. I may not have beeen as clear as I wished to be. I strongly believe Commons should house localised versions alongside language-neutral ones; some projects, such as the Spanish Wikipedia, have disabled their local file upload in order to host all their media at the Commons. If we cannot be assured that localised media will be kept by default, as it were, and not forcibly replaced with language-neutral ones, problems are very likely to ensue. By the way, your Spanish is well above the rating you give yourself. Taragüí @ 13:56, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

On rereading the comments at the deletion vote, I am not sure I fully understand the current status of the localised SVGs. Have they been uploaded to the Commons? If so, I'll gladly change my vote. Best, Taragüí @ 13:58, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

image you deleted a while back[edit]

Hi there. A while back you deleted Image:Ritalin-SR-20mg-full.png citing it was a duplicate. I would really appreciate knowing what it was a duplicate of so I can replace it in the wikinews article: Wikinews:Australian government to consider dropping US FTA amendment. Thank you. Bawolff 04:53, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Ah, just change it to .jpgErin (talk) (FAQ) 02:16, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

AnonMoos's diagrams[edit]

You did it yet again another time around once more -- Image:Celtic-knot-basic.svg is NOT a correct vector conversion of Image:Celtic-knot-basic.svg!!!!! (Notice the internal crossings?) Before you start waging your militant jihad against all PNGs (by putting a "SupersededSVG" tag on the PNG, and removing all categories from the PNG page), then one would think that you would bother to get the basic details right -- but apparently such elementary precautions are beneath an exalted high-and-mighty person like yourself... Now I'll have to rush in and clean up after your incorrect vector conversion again -- whether I feel like taking on that work right now or not. AnonMoos 19:02, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

I don't know what the source of your aggression is. I'm just creating images here. Your image was an orphan anyway, so if I have made some horrible error in the conversion, it is not as if hundreds of pages have been adversely affected. It's not as if I have even put your PNG up for deletion either. I'm not forcing you to do anything. If you don't feel my vector work is up to scratch, then helping me improve it is your choice. You don't have to. You would save me a lot of time and yourself a lot of high blood pressure if you simply uploaded your vector images as vector images instead of exporting them as PNG. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 01:27, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
I have a certain emotional proprietary interest in not seeing claimed superseding versions of them be horribly incorrectly rendered. You make it very easy for others to feel hostility towards your actions when you put a very assertive "SupersededSVG" tag on someone else's raster image (instead of a more modest "Vector Version Available"), and remove all categories from the raster -- thereby loudly proclaiming your version to be THE definitive vector replacement. If your vector version then turns out NOT to be a good vector replacement for the original, your actions can be very easily perceived to involve a certain combination of arrogance and incompetence which is not too endearing.
On "Coptic-cross.png", the vectorization error could be considered a little subtle (though if you magnified the PNG version to a large size to examine it in detail -- which would certainly be my first step if I were attempting to vectorize someone else's raster image -- then it would become fairly obvious). But on "Celtic-knot-basic.png", the vectorization error was really quite blatant.
With the cross, I was quite aware that the ends were triangular in the raster image; I just didn't know that the shape was significant, because I didn't realise they were supposed to be nails. In any case, I never consider anything I upload to be the one definite version, but just one more draft in a series of drafts. I expected any error to be pointed out or corrected, and and that's what rapidly happened. This is the wiki attitude that we all accept on Wikipedia. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 11:07, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
That's nice -- but unfortunately, the templates you use don't seem to express your intentions very clearly (like using a left-turn signal when you're about to make a right turn). "SupersededSVG" expresses a certain assertive positive affirmation, whereby you're rather clearly stating that "This version (though it may be yet be further improved in future) is good enough RIGHT NOW to be a fully valid replacement for the raster image, so that AT THIS MOMENT it would be no loss if the original raster were to be deleted)". Can you understand why it is that people are not too pleased if this implicit assertive positive affirmation in fact happens not to be correct??
No, I can't. Because all they have to do is change {{SupersededSVG}} to {{Vector version available}} if they see a flaw in the SVG. It's a wiki. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 03:04, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Furthermore, there's a certain sensitivity in vectorizing other people's cultural-religious symbols without understanding them well enough to know what a correct or incorrect visual representation of them is. How would you feel if people clumsily mishandled the symbols of your own religion / culture / philosophy / political world-view?
I would just correct them, without making a fuss. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 03:04, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Again, all this would not have been a big problem if you had just put a "Vector version available" template on the PNG (instead of "SupersededSVG"), and had refrained from deleting the PNG's categories.... AnonMoos 02:57, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Again, I did so because it seemed at the time that it had been fully superseded. Anyone who disagreed had only to revert. It's a wiki. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 03:04, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
That's nice -- when you put a "SupersededSVG" tag, then it should be a declaration that in your mature and considered judgement, the original raster is fully superseded. You can't escape personal responsibility for your positive emphatic assertive "SupersededSVG" declarations by taking refuge in a "Like, it's a Wiki, man! Groovy, let it all hang out, baby!" attitude. Furthermore, the fact that it's a Wiki doesn't mean that you can't exert some effort and care to get it more-or-less right the first time around.... AnonMoos 15:26, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
With the knot, I did have it right at first, but I later made a slip that screwed it up and by that stage I had stopped visually checking the image because I was distracted by deleting junk code inserted by Inkscape and CorelDRAW. A simple mistake. I browse through my gallery from time to time (to admire it, hahaha), so I would have noticed the mistake within a short time anyway, if someone else didn't first. I have made many mistakes on Wikipedia, but I have corrected many hundreds. It's the balance that counts. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 11:07, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
However, I'm happy that you didn't rush to try to get "Celtic-knot-basic.png" immediately deleted (another thing which created antagonism in the case of "Coptic-cross.png", since I ended up doing the vectorization work AND getting my image deleted). AnonMoos 10:21, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
I don't think you can complain that I created antagonism by putting Image:Coptic-cross.png up for deletion. I did carefully wait until you had approved the SVG (by uploading a version yourself) before requesting the deletion of the then unnecessary raster. I have also now edited {{Idw}} to make it more diplomatic. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 11:07, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
Whatever -- my mindset was that I was rushing to make a correct SVG because I couldn't stand what I regarded as your shoddy SVG (even though I didn't really feel in the mood for messing with SVG files on that particular day), and my actions were in no manner intended to endorse the view that PNGs should always be automatically deleted when SVGs are uploaded -- something which is a completely separate and rather controversial issue here on Commons. AnonMoos 02:15, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
I didn't imply that you had endorsed deletion. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 03:04, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Here is another one for you to complain about: Image:Celtic-knot-basic-linear.svg.
I'll probably look at it tomorrow -- don't really feel like dealing with it right at then moment. But Image:Ichthys.svg was good work -- I actually liked that one... AnonMoos 10:21, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
It could be a striking visual image of its own, but it's not really an adequate vector conversion of Image:Celtic-knot-basic-linear.png -- the margins are uneven, and most importantly, it's slightly horizontally compressed. Notice how the spaces along the horizontal centerline are slight diamonds in Image:Celtic-knot-basic-linear.svg , but are exact squares in Image:Celtic-knot-basic-linear.png ? I don't feel any urgent desire to overwrite your image (the way I did with the previous knot SVG), but it's not really "the" conversion of the PNG. AnonMoos 02:05, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
I didn't try very hard with that image, because by that point I was assuming you were so annoyed you would complain about it no matter what. Like last time, when you went so far as to criticise a butterfly picture that wasn't even inserted by me! — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 03:04, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
Your image doesn't look bad in itself, and aesthetically some might actually prefer your SVG to my original PNG, but it's not an exact replacement for the PNG, so I've uploaded Image:Celtic-knot-basic-linear_exact.svg to serve that purpose. AnonMoos 15:26, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
You know, instead of getting hysterical about "your" images, you could just work together with me to create great vector images. For example, you seem to have access to software that allows you to convert flawlessly from PS to SVG, whereas I have to either redraw the image or export it using CorelDRAW, which seems to be buggy. Alternatively you can just post a rant on my talk page every time I create an SVG. It depends on whether you are here to create a great collection of images, or just to satisfy your emotions. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 01:48, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
I was a little slow to get with the SVG thing, both because of the fact that Bug 4388 remained unfixed for a long time, and because my usual process of converting PostScript to SVG is a little laborious. I convert the PS to PDF with Ghostscript, then disassemble the PDF with the XPDF "pstopdf" tool -- this produces a normalized PostScript with all circular arcs resolved to absolute "curveto" commands, everything scaled to a common matrix, etc. It's then relatively easy to automatically convert the normalized PostScript drawing commands to SVG paths using a simple text-manipulation script. This process demands a little manual touch-up to assemble these paths into a complete overall SVG file, but it produces correct vector conversions without unnecessarily bloated SVG code (which I notice in the saved output of many SVG editors). The disadvantage is that if I don't know how to do a technique in SVG, then I can't convert PS which uses that technique -- for example, I haven't been able to get clipping to work in SVG. AnonMoos 10:21, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
Is it possible for me to use your method on Windows XP? — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 11:07, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
Probably, but it's my own idiosyncratic way of doing things, and wouldn't suit everybody. You need to download a version of GhostScript (for this particular purpose, I still use GS7.04, which is antiquated, but I know it doesn't have any relevant bugs), and a version of xpdf which includes the pdftops tool. I edit things in PostScript, usually, because I'm a real lousy "freehand" artist, and using raw PostScript code gives me programmability and exact control over placement (as opposed to trying to place things manually in a vector graphics editor, trying not to overshoot with the mouse and trying to guess whether things are really aligned, or whether they just look aligned, all of which I pretty much hate). If you convert from PS to PDF with GhostScript, then back to PS with pdftops, you have a "normalized" PostScript output, which can somewhat easily be manipulated by text-conversion tools. I have some Gawk scripts for the purpose, which are fairly crude, but mostly get the job done (though some final touchup is required to assemble everything together into a working SVG file). These are all command-line programs (GhostScript is a visual program when displaying PS files, but a command-line program when converting PS files to PDF with the relevant batch file). AnonMoos 01:56, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
OK, I'll look into that. However, I think I have worked out how to make CorelDRAW perform a good conversion. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 03:04, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Image:Dados rodillo.jpg[edit]

Hi, I'm going through all images tagged with Template:Incomplete license and found this photo. Could you please add who the photographer is / source? Regards, Thuresson 18:07, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Argh! They shouldn't have deleted it from es without making sure the Commons version had all the correct info! You'll need to contact an admin on es in order to gain access to the history of the deleted file. All I can tell you is that the image definitely is under the GFDL. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 01:52, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright warning[edit]

Stop hand.svg You have uploaded images with false copyright declarations. Please do not do this, or you will be blocked. Thanks.

This message was generated by an automated bot that warns of copyright infringement. --Holnash 23:41, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Pardon? Could you be more specific please? — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 23:45, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
Seems to be a prank, I have received the same messages from this "bot". The user has been blocked by me for 24 hours, please let me know if you notice any further strange occurings. sincerely Gryffindor 00:18, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
Aha, do you think it is a ploy to get en:User:Shanel in trouble? — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 00:19, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
Yes this is really strange, isn't it? Did you just leave a message with her? I'll drop a line as well. Either a prank, or someone has a grudge. Either way, quite clever, I actually did believe for a second that it was a bot until User:Bravada approached me. Thanks for your help, let's keep an eye on this. Gryffindor 00:23, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Copyvios by User:Hux[edit]

As I see you are an active admin right now: Could you please have a look at User_talk:Fred_Chess#Copyvios_by_User:Hux? I think I stumbled upon a very problematic, chronic copyright violater. --Melanom 23:52, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

You should perhaps make an official request at COM:DEL. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 23:59, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
Ah, I see that you have. Good. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 00:02, 3 September 2006 (UTC)
Seems like that didn't help much. Only one user commented, albeit with a rather irrational defense of this very dubious practice of User:Hux. --Melanom 02:19, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Please help, the user is still uploading masses of images that are clearly copyvios! --Melanom 11:07, 4 September 2006 (UTC) PS: He has basically admitted here that his uploads are copyright violations (although I believe his reasoning is based on lied anyways). --Melanom 11:21, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your help. See the deletion request page for more copyvios by the same user. --Melanom 13:51, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Image:Tanit-Symbol.png[edit]

I would actually support the termination of Image:Tanit-Symbol.png with extreme prejudice -- I tossed it off as a 3-minute quickie in Photoshop, and every time I look at it I'm reminded of certain flaws in it which might be hardly noticeable to other people, but which have always kind of bugged me... AnonMoos 01:43, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

OK, I've put it up for deletion accordingly. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 03:06, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Another sacrificial lamb[edit]

Image:Azure-Cross-Or-Heraldry-small.png was made at one particular (rather small) resolution for the sole purpose of being useful in the specific article en:Cross, but it ended up being uploaded to Commons and used more widely, and the SVG is more flexible for these uses... AnonMoos 02:47, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure why you are telling me. Do you mean that it is now unnecessary and can be deleted? Nominate it for deletion then. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 23:34, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
Whatever -- you're the one who is enthusiastically for deleting all PNG's as soon as an SVG is uploaded, while I'm apathetic in some cases, and strongly opposed in many other cases. I was just informing you about one of the ones I was apathetic about... AnonMoos 18:03, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Image:Menschliches Auge.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

Image:Menschliches Auge.jpg[edit]

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If you created this image, please note that the fact that it has 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 it, such as a copyright issue. If the file is up for deletion because it has been superseded by a superior derivative of your work, consider the notion that although the file may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new file.
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Template:Erin Silversmith Licence[edit]

In the above license which you seem to use for many of you're imgaes you've used the license "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike". But doesn't all Commons images need to allow for Commercial use? /Lokal_Profil 12:03, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, and they do. It's under the GFDL! See Commons:Licensing#Multi-licensingErin (talk) (FAQ) 13:29, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
Aha, sorry missed that. But if GFDL allows commercial use then what good is the NC part of the CC license? why not use "Attribution-ShareAlike"? /Lokal_Profil 17:16, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Admin news[edit]

Hello,

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cheers, pfctdayelise (translate?) 05:33, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

You cannot use your sys admin autority arbitrarily[edit]

User:Just1pin has made a provocation by using controvertial terminology. There is no place such as "Occupied Palesine". There is a country called Israel and there is a territory called The West Bank, or possibly "The Palestinian Territories" (a new term used since 1994). The picture brought on his gallery are taken from various places in Israel and the West Bank. Therefore, even the term "Palestinian Territories" is not acceptable here. Kindly accept my change which complies with the NPOV and mutual respect policies. If you treat my legitimate changes as vandalism, I will complain about it. Drork 02:30, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

The use of the term "Israel" is considered offensive by some, perhaps including Just1pin. But that does not give him the right to change mentions of "Israel" to "Occupied Palestine" on your user page. I am neutral and impartial here. If either of you change such things on each other's user pages without a specific mandate from the community, then I will treat it as vandalism/harassment. You have done it twice now. I will tolerate it once more and then block you. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 04:05, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

The term Israel is the official recognized name of the state where Tel Aviv is located. If it offends you or anyone else, you will have to deal with it outside the Wikipedia community. Wikipedia is based upon NPOV and respect to peoples and cultures. By protecting a provocator you just add fuel to the fire. Wikipedia's userpages are not blogs, and they are subject to the basic NPOV and mutual respect rules. I have nothing against User:Just1pin as long as he honors Wikipedia's rules and environment. He has been kindly noted that his terminology is not accepted and ignored it. As a sys-admin, you should make it clear to him that his behavior is outrageous, and instead you are attacking me. My changes to his userpage were minor, specific and legitimate. I didn't ask him to change his political views about the ME conflict, merely respect other people's standing. I am sorry, but this is really bothering me and I will not give up on this issue. I am afraid you use you sys-admin privileges in an improper manner. Drork 04:53, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia user pages are not subject to NPOV. en:WP:NPOV states: "All Wikipedia articles must be written from a neutral point of view, representing views fairly and without bias. This includes all content, e.g. illustrations, reader-facing templates, categories and portals." Note how this excludes user pages and all talk pages.
The term Israel is recognised as the name of the state where Tel Aviv is located by some states amd not others. See the following map:
Foreign relations with Israel around the world:
   diplomatic relations
   special relations
   diplomatic relations suspended
   no relations established and the state does not recognize Israel
   no relations established
You have no right to decide which of those countries Just1pin must agree with. But I digress: I am indulging you greatly by discussing the facts of the international situation with you, because the international situation is irrelevant. Even if you can prove that Just1pin is completely wrong, you have no right to edit his page. Even if he stated that the world is flat, you have no right to edit his page.
I have now protected his page so that I will not be forced to block you. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 05:54, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
I'm afraid you are reading the rules selectively. Here are the rules of what can and cannot be said on a userpage: en:WP:User page#What can I not have on my user page?. Here are the lines that you should read carefully:
"Examples of unrelated content include: (...)
  • Personal statements that could be considered polemical, such as opinions on matters unrelated to Wikipedia.
  • Opinion pieces not related to Wikipedia or other non-encyclopedic material."
I'm afraid User:Just1pin has violated this rule, and he didn't do it accidently. Moreover, he decided to ignore any friendly request to change his userpage and the names he gave to his photos into something more acceptable. This is an outrageous behavior. I would like to end this argument fairly and calmly, so I let you change this problematic terminology yourself, or turn to "Just1pin" and urge him as a sys-admin to follow the above rule (it is actually sad that this rule should be spelled out, rather than taken for granted). If you choose to ignore my request, I will ask to deprive you of your sys-admin privileges. Drork 06:05, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
He has written no opinion pieces. He simply said what his photos were of, and you disagree with his description. I might also point out that you are referring to Wikipedia policy and this is Commons. Here on Commons (at COM:DEL) there have been attempts at to have his pics renamed or deleted, and the consensus was no. The community has spoken and you must listen. You may put forward your opinions at COM:PUMP, but trolling and user-page vandalism will not be tolerated. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 06:10, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
This argument leads nowhere because you insist on bending the rules to comply with you political views. Your behavior as a sys-admin is despicable. I checked the "pump" and there is no census whatsoever. Moreover, a census at the "pump" cannot overule the guidelines of Wikimedia. The rules on the English Wikipedia are simply an English version of Wikimedia's guidelines. If you prefer, you may read them in French or in Arabic. They still apply universally. Drork 06:16, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
That is not true in the slightest. Each Wikimedia project (commons.wikimedia.org, en.wikipedia.org, fr.wiktionary.org, de.wikipedia.org, etc) is largely autonomous and has completely different policy on a variety of issues. For example, en.wikipedia.org accepts fair use and commons.wikimedia.org does not. In the absence of any policy page on Commons, we go by whatever the consensus is here. If you look through the COM:DEL archives, you will see the failed deletion requests for Just1pin's photos. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 06:21, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

User:Just1pin[edit]

While I don't like being bullied at Commons by users of other projects, I also took a look at this user's page. If he were an active user, I'd start a discussion with him. Since this user hasn't logged in since April of 2005, I believe it's safe to approve Drork's userpage modifications.

FYI: We are allowed to take actions like this without creating a policy. While it may be precedential I don't believe the user will object, and seriously doubt anyone else will. Cary "Bastique" Bass parler voir 15:42, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

I think he will object next time he logs in. Also, I strongly object to this censorship. There are hundreds of user pages containing many userboxes that make strong statements of opinion and belief, many of which I find offensive (have a look at the many political and religious userboxes), but we don't censor them. We will not censor Just1pin's user page either just because of the extreme degree of ideological control demanded by certain bullies. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 01:51, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
When he logs in and objects, we'll deal with it then. Until that time, we have to deal with the people who contribute, not the people who flew in by night one day and were gone the next. I'm opposed to censorship as well, and I wanted to make it clear that this was not a policy, and it really shouldn't be considered a precedent, and wouldn't be applied to active users. Cary "Bastique" Bass parler voir 17:02, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Rockstar Barbie Image[edit]

Why did you delete it? - Bagel7 05:25, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

As you can see from the log, I deleted it as a copyvio. See Commons:Deletion_requests/Archive/2006/08#Image:Rockstar_Barbie.jpg. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 06:26, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Need help : Unicode.org improvement[edit]

Salut Erin, j'aurais besoin de ton aide. J'ai construis une proposition pour améliorer l'unicode, la page unicode listant les "CJK Strokes" peux etre améliorer selon les propositions de User:Yug/Proposal. J'aurais besoin de ton aide pour améliorer ce texte anglais, afin de vraiment pouvoir soumettre [en:submit] ceci à unicode.org . Ceci est programmer en HTML car la page sera hébergée [en:hosted] sur un site non-wiki.
Merci de ton aide si tu peux. --Yug (talk) 21:44, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Merci beaucoup pour ton aide ! Je vais continuer ceci et leur envoyer un e-mail bientôt. Merci encore Erin. ;] Yug (talk) 16:53, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Image:Tanit-Symbol-alternate.svg[edit]

Tried to add Image:Tanit-Symbol-alternate.svg to your SVG gallery, but the page seems to be protected for some reason... AnonMoos 21:15, 13 September 2006 (UTC)

Image:Menschliches Auge.jpg[edit]

Hi Erin,

Can you forward any emails regarding this to permissions <at> wikimedia <dot> org? It would be useful to have a record of this stored somewhere. Thanks, Alphax (talk) 14:59, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Image:Tigers playing in water.jpg[edit]

Hi Erin, just wanted to check with you, this is a {{notify}} license, right? cheers, pfctdayelise (translate?) 11:56, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Wait, I already asked you about this further up the page... but it doesn't seem fixed? pfctdayelise (说什么?) 01:58, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
I think the image is under a freer licence than the GFDL, but others disagree and have marked it as a copyvio, so I have speedied it and reuploaded on the English Wikipedia under fair use. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 11:46, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
OK, thanks...

Vector images of Uyghur script[edit]

BTW, I wanted to ask for your advice about something. I want to upload images of the Uyghur Arabic alphabet for a Wikibook I am very slowly trying to write. Do letters work well as SVG? What would be the easiest way to convert them to SVG from a font? pfctdayelise (说什么?) 14:28, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
Letters are perfect candidates for being vector images rather than bitmaps. Of course, they are even more suited to being saved as text than as vectors, but that's not always possible. The easiest way for the tech-savvy is, no doubt, to write some fancy-shmancy script that vectorises the whole script for you in seconds (possibly after hours perfecting the script). I am a nerd, but not nerdy enough to know how to do that.
Instead, the way I would do it is to type the required text into Inkscape in the required font, then save as plain SVG. If MediaWiki contains a font that can display the required glyphs, then that's all you need to do. I doubt very much that our software currently has a Uyghur font, so you would have to convert text to paths (in Inkscape, Shift+Ctrl+C) before saving. That's it. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 05:26, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
Excellent, I reckon I can manage that. Thanks! pfctdayelise (说什么?) 02:27, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Bitmap VS SVG.png[edit]

Pour montrer la différence entre BITMAP et SVG.

J'ai fais ceci : tiens !
Yug (talk) 01:04, 18 September 2006 (UTC) [Je m'améliore a Inkscape] ^__^

More intuitive merger images[edit]

Hi Erin,

I'm bringing this to your attention since you are a contributor to Image:Mergefrom.svg.

There have been great debates over the use of various file formats for the merge templates. Rather than spend time delve into the matter, taking up time from more fruitful endeavours, I was hoping I might pass on an idea I had regarding the merger images.

I've always been a little annoyed by the fact that the merger template images aren't more explicit in whether they are merging from or to. Currently the page on which the template sits is represented by the left object (arrow or diamond) but this isn't obvious. Well, if the other object (representing the other page(s) — not the one the template is on) could be made fainter, this might be more intuitive. --Swift 07:18, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Admin news[edit]

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cheers, pfctdayelise (translate?) 05:33, 7 September 2006 (UTC) P.S.: Pardon if this is a repeat (bot debugging...)

wallpaper icon for deletion[edit]

Image:Wallpaper icon.png[edit]

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Okey-dokey. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 14:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:GFDL (English).ogg[edit]

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I removed this nomination (no separate page was ever made). pfctdayelise (说什么?) 02:55, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Okey-dokey. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 14:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Starfleet ranks and insignia svgification[edit]

I was wondering if you could assist? --Cat out 22:45, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm a bit too busy with other stuff at the moment. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 14:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:FIFA World Cup trophy (unedited).jpg[edit]

Hi, I was wondering why have you deleted this image. There seems to be another version: Image:FIFA World Cup trophy.png --Cat out 08:35, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

I have no idea. That was so long ago now. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 14:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Druze star.svg[edit]

Druze star.svg

Hi,

Thanks for your great SVGs! I've just read the comment you left on the Image talk:Druze star.svg page. You wrote "A Google search shows that the Druze star does not usually have each of the five colours divided into two shades. Should I modify this image?"

Well, the Druzes use both versions. If you have time, please make another version without the shades. It would be also useful if you upload another version without the lighting effect in the two-shades version.

However, if you don't have time for some reason, just leave me a message on my wikipedia user page (here:Orionist)

Best regards, Orionist 04:17, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

OK, I'll look into that. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 14:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Commons:Administrators/Requests and votes/Micheletb[edit]

Hello Erin, Yug just suggested that I should advertize my candidature, so... BTW, the motivation is to be able to delete myself the ACC files you wanted to delete ;o) Micheletb 04:56, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, it's probably a bit too late now.  :-( — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 14:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Conversion to svg[edit]

Hello Erin, Please advise me on how to convert .bmp and .gif files to .svg 151.200.58.83 14:03, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Just download Inkscape and play with it until you've worked it all out.  ;-) — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 14:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Stroke order project redirection[edit]

Salut Erin,

Déjà, quelques nouvelles : j'ai obtenue une bourse (scholarship) pour étudier le chinois un an à Taiwan, et je suis super content ! Je prépare tout ça doucement ;]

Ce SVG animé nécessite Opera pour fonctionner correctement.

Ensuite, je viens te signaler et m'excuser un peu. Le Stroke order project garde encore profondément ta trace, mais je vois souvent le besoin de simplifier, ou de refaire des textes, des normes, etc. Je tombe inévitablement sur ton travail, sur tes textes, et j'ai besoin de les modifier. Ton absence m'empêche d'en discuter avec toi, mais je prends aujourd'hui la décision (et la promesse) de faire « au mieux pour le projet, et la diffusion de telles images sous licences libre ». Je vais donc modifier franchement, en fonction des besoins.

Tu peux voir que j'ai modifier ta licence pour les anciens caractères chinois, afin d'avoir une licence pour le projet (voir {{ACClicense}}).

J'ai en projet de faire une licence similaire commune à l'ensemble du Stroke order project.

J'ai aussi pour projet de simplifier la rédaction des pages, et donc de supprimer certaines de tes clarifications, de tes normes, afin de rester clair pour les nouveaux arrivants (chinois, japonais).

Pour les Animation SVG et la production automatique de -red.svg et de -bw.svg, c'est toujours en projet : je prefère rester discret sur ce point, mais j'aurais davantage de temps et un nouvel ordinateur cet été pour m'y consacrer ^-^y

Yug (talk) 14:18, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi there, Yug! Do what you like with my contributions. I don't care! I'm busy with other stuff at the moment, and I've almost forgotten that Commons exists. However, at some point in the future I may come back and do some work. — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 14:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Good for you ! ^0^y Yug, 22 juillet 2007

Image:Radio Television Kosova RTK.jpg[edit]

Image:Radio Television Kosova RTK.jpg- Whay it was delete ??? I have putit under the wiki lincenc after I sendet a E-mail too image right holder. The agremend withc is saying thate I can iuse till I say from witch source is coming. Here are E-mai-s User:Hipi Zhdripi/Ne Udhetim 13, is in albanien.

I don't know what you're talking about. I haven't deleted a file since 18th September 2006! — Erin (talk) (FAQ) 14:05, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
This image was deleted by Erin in June of 2006 because it was a copyrighted image from http://www.travelkosova.com/. If you are the copyright holder, and you wish to release the image, you may send an email to permissions-commons (a) wikimedia.org. Thanks. Cary Bass demandez 12:46, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey Erin[edit]

Glad to know you're still alive. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cary Bass demandez 12:46, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

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Image:File deletion icon.svg[edit]

Image isn't commons compatible. Please release it under a commercially free license. If you have other similarly licensed images, please release them like this too. Thanks. -- Cat ちぃ? 09:38, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

As the image is dually-licensed (with GFDL) there is no problem. Cary Bass demandez 17:52, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
Sigh. — Erin (talk) 23:56, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Plugs[edit]

Dear Erin, I just saw Image:C_plug.jpg … Actually, I see no valid permission for this one and many of the other plug images. Maybe you can explain why they are PD? Regards, Code·is·poetry 12:16, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Domestic_AC_power_plugs_%26_sockets/original_content_and_follow_up
Erin (talk) 23:55, 12 October 2007 (UTC)


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De-sysop[edit]

Hi! You have been de-sysoped because of your inactivity. Links are here and here. If you want to get your rights back please start a new Request for Adminship. Thanks for your work and best regards,abf /talk to me/ 18:32, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Currently a furore is occuring on the en:wiki article Ming Dynasty over this map Image:Ming-China1.jpg, I've followed the upload history of this map and it is possible that it is the same map as Image:Mongol Empire after Genghis.jpg (a map that you deleted as "Copyvio. No source." my suspicion is that the map was uploaded a second time under a false name in order to get around the copyvio deletion. I know its a hard ask to ask you to recall a file from a year and a bit ago but since this possible false attribution is causing an edit war on en:wiki, any help in determining the bono fides of this map would be appreciated. Thanks. KTo288 18:22, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

These are not the same map. Erin Silversmith is no longer an admin and cannot see the deleted file. Bastique demandez 21:13, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Tibet during the Ming Dynasty[edit]

Over at Wikipedia, I've recently put the article Tibet during the Ming Dynasty up for Featured Article Status. However, there are some problems with image licensing.

Someone on the FA candidates page had this to say about an image you uploaded, Image:16th Century Tibet repousse.jpg:

needs a verifiable source per WP:IUP. Who is Conan Lang and how can we confirm he has rights to release as GFDL?

I was wondering if you could disclose who Conan Lang is and clear this issue up. Thank you.--PericlesofAthens 16:27, 30 April 2008 (UTC)


Ok, I found the image on a website:http://www.artsofasia.biz/tibet/repousse1.htm (All Pictures and Text - © Arts Of Asia 2003 - 2007) and I emailed them to ask if commons could use their image. I've managed to find the emails:

Hi, I am writing an article for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikipedia, the world's largest online encyclopedia, and I was wondering if I would be able to use the image of this piece: Gilt copper Repousse, 16th Century Tibet. I am writing an article on Repousse and chasing. We have a copyright policy whereby anyone can access and use information or images from the site.

Please let me know if this would be possible, and what your conditions would be.

Conan Lang to me:

Dear Erin Please by all means feel free to use the image, the best of luck Conan Lang --— Erin (talk) 00:36, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Possum eyesgine[edit]

Hi. Re Image:Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Possum on fence, with flash).jpg, could you put the original photo on Commons? It would be a wonderful illustration of eyeshine. See Category:Eyeshine. Thanks! --Una Smith 15:23, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

User:Erin Silversmith/Licence[edit]

Hello there, I am here regretfully to inform you that all images that are licensed under the User:Erin Silversmith/Licence have been tagged for speedy deletion because they do not allow unrestricted commercial use and commons policy requires that Images allow unrestricted commercial use, unless you chose to re-license your Images, then they will regretfully have be deleted according to commons policy. My Apologies and All the Best, --Mifter (talk) 20:35, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

This has been discussed a couple of times on this talk page and elsewhere on Commons. As long as an image has a free license, it's fine to keep on Commons, additional licenses don't change the free one. See Commons:Licensing#Multi-licensing. Could you revert the speedies, Mifter? --Para (talk) 23:29, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I had never seen that last sentence at Commons:Licensing#Multi-licensing, my most sincere apoligies for that :(, I frankly don't know how I had missed that sentence when I last read Commons:Licensing :(. Once again my most sincere apologies. All the Best, --Mifter (talk) 02:19, 11 August 2008 (UTC)


Image:GFDL (English).ogg[edit]

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Erin Silversmith!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 12:31, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

FPC[edit]

G'day, I saw your nominations, if you've got any questions about FPC, or would like some advice, I'm always happy to help. Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 23:18, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

A couple of Tadorna ferruginea: Alternative 1[edit]

Hello. Thank you for the Alternative 1 here. I supported it. May I please ask you to take a look at it and nominate it, if you have a time? Best regards --Michael Gäbler (talk) 10:59, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

Glad to see a former active contributor back and editing again. :-) I wasn't around when you were active before, but it's good to see you're back nonetheless. I can tell you used help out around Commons a lot. Killiondude (talk) 07:56, 17 November 2009 (UTC)


Copyright status: File:Butterfly_Morpho_Anaxibia_(M)_KL.jpg[edit]

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I've edited the info on the page and put my licence on it which is on all of my pictures. --Silversmith Hewwo 22:05, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

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Bell tower[edit]

Dear Miss Erin, re this nomination, I hope the photo you mentioned as overexposed just shows that the building is shining white itself (especialy with fine weather). As for the foreground buildings, the monastery was always surrounded by village, and thus it adds some common life context. (By the way, I just cannot imagine a place from where those buildings will be invisible... Maybe clumbing up the tree...) Anyway, I write this hoping you may change your attitude to the picture.--PereslavlFoto (talk) 00:26, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

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Erin, thank you for your promotion! Hannes Grobe (talk) 03:49, 15 December 2009 (UTC) (the photographer)

Your vote on my nomination[edit]

Hello, thank you for voting on my nomination. I uploaded a new (improved IMO) version over old file. I know it is a very bad practice to do it during FPC process and I am sorry about this. May I please ask you to review the image one more time and to change your vote, if you believe my changes were bad. Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 22:08, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

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Hi Erin,love your photography! I saw the image of Conrad Schumann jumping over the Berlin Wall, taken by Peter Liebling, was was wondering if you knew how to contact him to get permission to use the photo. Thanks!

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Photo usage[edit]

Hi, I'm working an an educational videogame with which I'm trying to build a bridge between animal awareness and Pokemon fans among others. It started out as something small but it's getting bigger and more professional. I saw one of your pictures: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Black_and_yellow_butterfly_KL.jpg

And I would like your permission to use it under that license with the following attribution: Erin Silversmith, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Erin_Silversmith

Also, because I want to make sure there's no misunderstanding, you are the original photographer correct? It sometimes happens that another person simply takes a picture from somebody else and uploads it to wikipedia with a license to distribute. That is why I'm asking.

There is more information on the game here, including a short video that tells a little bit about the background: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/238178285/animalalbum

I also have a demo version of the game available so you can see for yourself in what way the pictures are presented: http://dromedarydreams.com/index/demo/0-8

Please let me know if I have your permission, if the picture is yours and if you want a different attribution.

With kind regards, Sjors Jansen (all.animalalbum@gmail.com) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Garfunkel_Jansen

-- Yes that's totally fine. I took the photo myself at the Butterfly house in Kuala Lumpur about 10 years ago. --Silversmith Hewwo 01:18, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I'll do my best to turn it into a great game! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Garfunkel_Jansen