User talk:Eusebius

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I don't have time anymore to contribute as actively as I did in the past. I still read my talk page and upload a picture from time to time, though. Feel free to contact me here, but please don't expect me to take an active part in Commons discussions. --Eusebius (talk) 15:09, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Eusebius,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

the Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

Delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:59, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Bot de-flagging notification[edit]

Hi Eusebius, I'm writing to you because your bot EuseBot (talk · contributions · Number of edits: · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · SUL) is about to be de-flagged as a result of inactivity for a period longer than two years. If you'd like to keep that account flagged as a bot, please speak up at Commons:Bots/Requests/de-flag 2#Discussion; otherwise, I'll remove the bot flag from that account in a month from now (). Thanks for your understanding, odder (talk) 13:24, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Feel free to go on, the bot is inactive. Thanks for the notification. --Eusebius (talk) 13:37, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the update. Hope to see more of you around here! odder (talk) 13:55, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm regularly tempted to claim my sysop/OTRS/CU roles back, but I know it would take me so much time... I'll leave that for my retirement! :-) Glad to see that many people stay actively involved in the maintenance tasks. See you, --Eusebius (talk) 14:00, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Interwiki links[edit]

Hi Eusebius, I also thought you made mistake because users sometimes revert massive deletions seen in recent changes (assuming vandalism), but it's not the case here. As you probably know language projects are now connected by Wikidata - take a look at Ancient Greek sculptors: interwikis aren't inside, but there are still language links of left. Here's where they actually are now. Advantage of removing interwikis from Commons are: (1) Entries are smaller and there's better visibility inside, (2) when you change some category name on specific language project, all you have to do is to change it on Wikidata also so it will be automatically changed here on Commons. Otherwise, you have to make additional edits here. There's another issue: Commons favors interwikis (if inside) instead of Wikidata entries, so if some wiki-category name is changed - Commons will link you to former (deleted) category. I hope it explanation helps, I've done same thing on thousands of other Commons entries and no admin or user complained about it. You may also remove some interwiki by yourself, but please don't forget to connect it on Wikidata. Greetings. --Orijentolog (talk) 15:52, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

OK ok, thanks for the explanation and the good news. I briefly stumbled upon this Wikidata thing while looking for Commons interlanguage linking policies, but I didn't really read it or realize its implications. The whole thing makes sense of course, the redundancy of the interlanguage linking system had always been a pain in the neck, with the need of specialized bots for synchronization... Thanks for your work and sorry for the interruption. Regards, --Eusebius (talk) 16:07, 10 April 2014 (UTC)