User talk:Funcrunch

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Funcrunch!


I don't understand why you're taking off photos from DxE's site? Jackson5Dr (talk) 18:18, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

You are claiming photos that I took myself as your own, editing them and adding titles that violate Wikipedia's Biography of Living Persons policy. I have reported your edits to the BLP noticeboard; see the Direct Action Everywhere talk page. Funcrunch (talk) 18:40, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

I've renamed "Wayne_Hsiung_Cult_Leader.jpg" to "Wayne_Hsiung.jpg". As the photographer, would you be willing to license File:Wayne_Hsiung.jpg, which now has an appropriate filename, under a Creative Commons license so that Commons may use it? Please note that agreeing to such a license would permit people like Jackson5Dr to make derivatives of that image, so the license does have disadvantages. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 19:12, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes - All of the photos I've taken that are on the DxE web site (from which the photo in question was downloaded) were intended to be shared freely, with attribution. But from what I understand the CC license still does not permit making derivatives that are clearly defamatory? Funcrunch (talk) 19:16, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Also - Even though I have no objection to this photo (without the defamatory text) being on Commons, I would rather upload it myself in a higher resolution. Funcrunch (talk) 19:34, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Moral rights, such as the right of integrity, are not licensed under this Public License, nor are publicity, privacy, and/or other similar personality rights; however, to the extent possible, the Licensor waives and/or agrees not to assert any such rights held by the Licensor to the limited extent necessary to allow You to exercise the Licensed Rights, but not otherwise.

You retain the right to integrity of your work (i.e. people shouldn't corrupt the message you're trying to convey), but you also "to the extent possible", "waive and/or agree not to assert any such rights".

I also agree that it would be a good idea to delete the image so that you can reupload it. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 19:58, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

I'm letting you know that all three files have been deleted:
--Michaeldsuarez (talk) 11:56, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know! I'll consider uploading more of my photos to the Commons myself. Funcrunch (talk) 13:49, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia 15[edit]

Thank you for taking and sharing those photos from this past weekend's celebration! --Eekim (talk) 04:05, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

My pleasure! Funcrunch (talk) 04:35, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Funcrunch. Were you at the Friday WMF-15, or the Saturday WMF-15? I missed Saturday. Can you kindly tag your WMF-15 images with your new Pax category so I can see them? Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 05:57, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi Checkingfax - I was at the Saturday Jan 16 meetup. I just created a subcategory Category:Photos by Pax Ahimsa Gethen and put my WMF-15 pix in it. (There are others as well at Category:Wikipedia 15 in San Francisco.) I'll add the rest of my pix to that category after I 1) get some sleep and 2) find a good tool to add categories in bulk rather than one photo at a time. Funcrunch (talk) 07:01, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
Awesome, Funcrunch. When you wake up ... at the Commons there are some category gadgets. Cat-a-lot might be helpful. I have it enabled but have not used it yet. I use Hot-Cat which speeds things up, but is not a batch category adder. There are some other gadgets there. Be sure to save your edits if you tick off some gadgets. Pete has a lot of experience on the Commons. Cheers! {{u|Checkingfax}} {Talk} 07:27, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks - Cat-a-lot was somewhat useful, but didn't work on my full list of images, so I still had to do a lot of clicking. I noted some other users complained about that, so hopefully the author (or someone else) will add that functionality. Funcrunch (talk) 17:41, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
Well hello -- I was just coming with another, somewhat-related suggestion. In answer to the above...I am surprised that Cat-a-lot doesn't work on that list, but you're quite right...I'm not seeing its link on that list myself, either. There are other ways to "skin a cat" (ha ha), one of my favorite tools for automated tasks is Auto Wiki Browser -- it only runs on Windows, but it's a super useful program. I can show it to you at a WikiSalon some time if you'd like.
I also wanted to point out something you can add to make the attribution on photos more clear. Look at the top of the license box on this image for an example -- see how it says clearly, in large type, "Attribution: Pete Forsyth, Wiki Strategies"? You can do that on all your images. I trust you can figure out the syntax yourself; but if you want to apply that to a backlog of past uploads, that's another case where AWB can come in very handy. -Pete F (talk) 01:15, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Pete - I'm pretty allergic to Windows, but maybe I'll find another utility that works on the web or Mac.
Re attribution, from my experience as a pro photog many people ignore it, sadly, even if it's prominently stated. And those who do understand the importance of attribution will find and honor it without me having to make it (more) obvious. I've been planning a blog entry on that... Anyway, I just wanted to put all of my photos in one catalog, at Checkingfax's suggestion. Funcrunch (talk) 01:25, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
I can't fault you for your Windows allergy; but this is an unfortunate area where there really is no comparable tool for any other platform. The software is open source, but it also relies very heavily on Windows' .NET technology, so it can't easily be recompiled for other platforms. (Heh, funny how I seem to be talking like I'm a programmer...I'm really not, but I have explored this issue very carefully, because I also would very much like to see it on other platforms.)
I have seen plenty of faulty attribution, but I have definitely noticed a difference with this. Some people do want to do the right thing, and it can be worthwhile to make it easy for them to do so. If you'd like, I'd be happy to just run AWB on your behalf and change the license template on each of your photos -- now that they're all in a category, it's super easy with AWB. Or, if you really don't care, I'll drop it! -Pete F (talk) 01:31, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Let me read more up on it myself and think about it. I appreciate the offer of help. :-) Funcrunch (talk) 01:33, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Sounds good...and in that case, you'll want a link that actually works! w:en:Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser -Pete F (talk) 01:43, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Welcome, Dear Filemover![edit]

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Hi Funcrunch, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

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@INeverCry: Thanks for granting my request! Funcrunch (talk) 23:04, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Cake fail[edit]

Hi, Funcrunch!

Any chance you could upload the WikiBirthday cake-fail photos (before and after the improvised fix) soon? I wanted to share those and was counting on your camera. :)

Cheers, Ijon (talk) 01:19, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

@Ijon: I'm working on them now; should have them up by tomorrow :-) Funcrunch (talk) 01:58, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
@Funcrunch: Awesome, thanks! :) Ijon (talk) 02:29, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
@Ijon: Enjoy! Funcrunch (talk) 04:37, 17 January 2017 (UTC)