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Spheroidal weathering not lava bombs. Thanks for your oppiniion. I'm not an specialist on this subject so I accept you are right. The problem is that I don't know how to change the title of the resource. Do you know how to do it? Thanks, and sorry for my mistake. Carlets (talk) 12:55, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Adding categories to my images[edit]

Hi GeoWriter, thanks for all that work on improving and adding categories to my uploaded images. I tend to only come here to upload images that I'm already planning to use or to search for ones to use, mostly I forget about the older ones that I've uploaded. Mikenorton (talk) 09:23, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, GeoWriter!

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:


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]]

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").

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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:56, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 19:28, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks and personality rights tag[edit]

Geowriter, Thanks for adding categories to several of my images, I really appreciate the help. I also appreciate your correct addittion of a personailty rights tag to several photos. I am in the process of uploading new versions with faces that are sufficiently blurred so that the person is unrecognizeable. Although the images were taken in a public place, better safe than sorry! I am going to remove the tags as the new versions are uploaded and the old versions get deleted. Thanks again! Michael C. Rygel 01:45, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Columnar basalt[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you added category "Columnar basalts" to photos of Mount Wellington in Tasmania. The rock here however is not basalt, even though it has columnar jointing. The rock is dolerite, or diabase in American English. perhaps you can make a new category for columnar dolerite. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 10:58, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing out that Mt Wellington columnar rocks are dolerite. I have created a new category "Columnar dolerites" and I've moved the Mt. Wellington photos to that category. I hope I haven't missed any. When I originally copied the Mt Wellington photos to the "Columnar basalts" category, I had also added a description to that category attempting to widen the scope to include dolerite. Now I think a separate category is preferable. I have also created categories for "Columnar andesites" and "Columnar rhyolites"", and I've put all the columnar igneous rocks into a new higher-level category "Columnar igneous rocks". GeoWriter (talk) 15:52, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

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Thanks for contributing all these great geologic photos! Best for 2014, Pete Tillman (talk) 09:11, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I enjoy finding the photos. GeoWriter (talk) 11:40, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

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Clarkcj12 (talk) 23:36, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for categorizing my photos from Mineral Museum in Ustka :)

Yarl 23:06, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, and thanks to you for uploading the photos. GeoWriter (talk) 00:21, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

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Dear GeoWriter, I'm glad when I read you're a geologist. Could you help me to arrange the Category:Tanúhegyek (witness mountains? /hu:Tanúhegy - „The witness mountains his identical altitude marks the former surface near, onto which the basalt lava ran, the tuff was dispersed concerned.” (source: Sorry for my "GoogleTranslate-english"... I hope you understand. Fauvirt (talk) 11:13, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. Thanks for uploading these photos to Wikimedia Commons. I'm always glad to see photos of volcanic areas. For Category:Tanúhegyek I added Category:Volcanism of Hungary. For the photos of Csobanc and Halap, I added Category:Pliocene volcanism. Unfortunately, I cannot understand the Google translation of your geological comments. Perhaps, in future, if I find better information about these landforms, then it may be a possibility for me to add more categories. I hope this helps you. GeoWriter (talk) 17:04, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Face-smile.svg I found this: Walking in Hungary (GoogleBooks) - p. 169. and this drawing of the formation, it helps (a little)? Fauvirt (talk) 21:29, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

MUck volcanic dykes[edit]

Thanks. It is hard to know where some of this material should go. Ciao.Botteville (talk) 10:52, 6 August 2015 (UTC)


Hi, as an active colleague on upload projects, I thought I'd drop you a personal heads-up for my request for adminship, today being the last day for views. RFA's tend to only have a small proportion of the community taking part, so it can be difficult to judge if this is representative. :-) -- (talk) 13:17, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi GeoWriter, I'm new at this, so apologies if I'm leaving this message in the wrong place... should I be responding by editing your message on my talk page?

Thanks for noticing the komatiites. I agree that additional details would be nice. The samples have been sitting in drawers for years with nothing but sample numbers (sometimes) and mystery attached, so detective work is required. For the moment I have a reasonable idea of who I should be buying the beer for, but not much else. — Preceding unsigned comment added by KarlaPanchuk (talk • contribs) 21:58, 06 February 2016 (UTC)

Lava bombs[edit]

Hello. Why have you done this? Those are boulders surrounded by ashes, generally described in the documentation about Ponta de São Lourenço as piroclasts or volcanic bombs. I don't see any reason to believe the formations were caused by spheroidal weathering.-- Darwin Ahoy! 01:02, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

I searched the web, using Google, with search words including "Ponta de São Lourenço", "bomba vulcânica" and "volcanic bomb" and the search gave me no results. I welcome any more detailed information that you may be able to give about this. Can you give any links to the documentation about volcanic bombs in ash at Ponta Sao Lourenço, please? GeoWriter (talk) 15:51, 10 November 2016 (UTC)