Had to retract promotion, geocode is missing. --MichaelBueker 12:15, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I wasn't aware geocoding was optional. Now promoting again—add the geocode when you have the chance! --MichaelBueker 12:59, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Requesting your kind attention ...
Hi there! Yesterday, I nominated an image for Quality Image, not by the normal nomination, but right into "Consensual review", for reasons explained there. In short: It's not quite 2 MP, but then again it was taken six years ago. I'd kindly like to ask your (and a few others') opinion, so it won't go unnoticed. I'm very sorry if I am annoying you by not following standard procedure in this special case. Thank you for your time! --MichaelBueker (talk) 18:59, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
I'm very happy that you were so kind that you have voted on my picture on Polish Wikipedia. Unfortunately, your vote will be most probably cancelled due to our rules. One must have at least 100 edits to have the right to vote and you have only 30. Nevertheless, thank you very much. :) --Von.grzanka (talk) 12:15, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
Hi! I have over 5,100 edits on Commons and over 400 in Russian Wiki --George Chernilevskytalk 12:18, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
Yes, you do, but you have only 30 editions on Polish Wikipedia and that's what counts. --Von.grzanka (talk) 13:26, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
If you wish to nominate your own, or any other, pictures to be featured in the Polish Wikipedia, the requirements are as follows:
The author is an active user of pl.wiki (I believe you can be considered an active user at the moment);
The image appears in at least one article;
The image should have a description in Polish (I can do that for you);
Anybody can nominate (that is: you can nominate your own pictures);
That is all. Wolf (talk) 16:54, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Three on one day. Are you really sure? It is possible, but it might be frowned upon. Besides, I could tell you how to make a nomination, I mean I could translate the template for you. Wolf (talk) 11:28, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your support of the image. Etincelles (talk) 15:36, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
Hello, I have three years of editing (mostly on the en.wikipedia) and have uploaded over 300 photos and placed all but three of them. Can you help me with some advice? I don't know how to CREATE a Category. I have noticed also that a lot of photos in the Category:Session musicians have yellow tags on them, and don't know how to help, or I would! Can you explain what needs to be done? Thanks. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 03:44, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
It is impossible to create an empty category. The program blocks it.
At first update a file description, add a category which does not exist.
Then it will be possible to create a category as in it already there is at least one file.
Thanks so much for responding! My focus on the Wikipedia regards the editing and procuring/placing photos for the biographies of musicians. I've been doing it for 3 years. Problem: I had NO experience previously with computers other than email, so I need someone to treat me as if I am a 12 year old, and just list what I must do. For example, How can I create a Category for bands from the 1960s- like Traffic, or Cream? I have photos like some of Steve Winwood, Jack Bruce, and other musicians but when I come to upload them here, they end up as "Category:Guitarists from the United Kingdom", or Bass guitarists from, etc. Or they are categorised by genre. "Rock musicians from the United Kingdom".
Question: If there's a [Category:The Yardbirds], and I uploaded photos years ago before the category existed. So how can I place this one: ([File:Jeff Beck 1.jpg])  to that Category, for example? Do you see my dilemma? By telling me how to move photos already uploaded into their proper categories, (or just as good, how to create a subcategory within it for them, I can make some order out of the chaos of just uploading everything and putting a very very general Category like "Music" for all 300+ photos I've uploaded --and worse, the hundreds more I find? I can do this work, if someone here will help by telling me how! Thanks, Leah --Leahtwosaints (talk) 22:42, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
Note- I began to as a question earlier about Mike Mills but realized it was a bad example, so I removed it. But the question is still here for how I can move a photo from one group to another that is more fitting.--Leahtwosaints (talk) 06:36, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
1. Open Image page.
2. At top click "edit" or [alt-shift-e].
3. In edit window at bottom You can add or replace or remove categories. For each category it is better to use a separate line.
Comment May I suggest to precise the scope a bit more (e.g. "Monument to flooded ships in Sevastopol" or "Monument to flooded ships (Sevastopol)"): it will help to understand it at first sight, evoking the Crimean War and the Siege of Sevastopol in one added word. --Myrabella (talk) 10:24, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
I do not know about any other Monument to Flooded ships, but update it --George Chernilevskytalk 13:15, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks; let's say the suggestion was made for the same reasons as in this previous review. I think it's important to show the town in the background, as the flooded ships were part of its defense in 1854. This QI does; it is precisely documented and geocoded => Support. --Myrabella (talk) 04:57, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
Merci Georges. Tu es un véritable ami. Cet après midi nous avions une réunion entre WIKIMEDIA-France et la Ville de TOULOUSE. Nous avons conclu un protocole d’accord entre les archives de la ville et surtout le muséum d’Histoire naturelle. Pour la premier fois des wikipédiens vont pouvoir faire des photographies des pièces qui ne sont pas exposées et les verser directement dans COMMONS. Nous avons choisi le thème de la préhistoire, car les collections à Toulouse sont très riches. Pendant la réunion chacun a dit pourquoi il collaborait avec WIKIPEDIA. Quand çà a été mon tour j’ai dis le bonheur que j’ai d’avoir pu échanger des idées avec des personnes que je n’aurais jamais pu rencontrer sans cela, des français bien sûr, un danois, un luxembourgeois, et surtout un ami en Ukraine qui me fais regretter de ne pas parler le Russe. Je qui est amusant c’est qu’en rentrant j’avais ton message. WIKIPEDIA est une belle aventure.
Спасибо, Джордж. Ты настоящий друг. Во второй половине дня у нас была встреча Wikimedia-Франция и Тулузе. Мы заключили Меморандум о взаимопонимании между архивами в городе и особенно Музее естественной истории. Впервые в Википедии могут делать фотографии частей, которые не подвергаются и вылить прямо в Commons. Мы выбрали тему предысторию, как коллекции в Тулузе, являются весьма содержательными. В ходе встречи каждый имеет сказал, почему он сотрудничал с Wikipedia. Когда пришла моя очередь, я рассказал счастье, что я был обмен идеями с людьми, я никогда бы не встретил в противном случае, конечно, французский, датский одна, одна в Люксембурге, и в особенности Твой друг в Украине, который заставляет меня жалею, что не владеют русским языком. Мне смешно, что я возвращался ваше сообщение. Википедия большое приключение. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 17:24, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
By the way, maybe you can explain, why the muséum d’Histoire naturelle makes any protocole instead of simply selling the photos? Checking the practice of museums in Russia I see they are much more likely to sell rather than to give away for free. Thanks.--PereslavlFoto (talk) 11:58, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Читал Ваш ответ в тот самый момент, когда Вы его переносили на мою страницу. :)
Большое спасибо за помощь! Скампецкий (talk) 16:32, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Soviet and Russian submarines
Would you have an advice to give about the suggestion to divide this set into several parts? The nominator suggests that the "set can be divided to Soviet submarines and Russian submarines. [...] Second variant is to divide this set into SSN, SSBN and SSGN sets." I am sure you would know better than me! Best regards, --Myrabella (talk) 11:19, 19 February 2010 (UTC)
I am not assured, what is it is really actual and exact image of submarines. These are very approximate drawings, in my opinion. In the description of files it is specified too that drawings can be not exact.
Thanks George, I asked BezPRUzyn on your recommendation. --Myrabella (talk) 14:10, 19 February 2010 (UTC)
Hello George, Your advice has been very useful and the review is about to be achieved with experts' opinions, so thank you again. By the way, do you know User:Alexpl? His work could interest you. Best regards, --Myrabella (talk) 17:58, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
★Your nomination has been reviewed and promoted★
Congratulations! The image you nominated was reviewed and has now been promoted as a valued image. It is considered to be the most valued image on Commons within the scope: Kerch cruiser.
If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Valued images candidates.
SupportVI rules are rather strict for scopes about churches:"Not any church is worth a Valued Image scope. Cathedral scopes are OK, but for other churches there should be a good reason, like being a pilgrimage place, being really famous, being architecturally exceptional". I think it is the case here. Its pyramidal architecture is notable; the fact that its outer walls are covered with plates containing lists of regiments and number of the fallen soldiers killed during the siege is worthy too. So the scope is OK to me. The nominated image is well documented and geocoded, and it is the best of its category indeed. --Myrabella (talk) 11:57, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
Old tower top 2010 G1, наверху в круглом окошке на стекле хорошо виден цветной шум. Ещё на QI обычно просят геокод.--PereslavlFoto (talk) 18:49, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Геокод добавил, это опционально, но обязательного правила нет. На стекле натуральная пыль и грязь, очень естественно выглядит. Окна там вряд ли кто-нибудь сможет вымыть. --George Chernilevskytalk 18:57, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Потому и пишу сюда, что мне почудились там, именно почудились этакие цветные пятна, какие бывают при colour noise. А перспективу вы, наверное, выправляли программой?--PereslavlFoto (talk) 19:11, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Опционально? А на некоторых моих QI требовали его. Он, в общем, толкает в спину критиков :-).--PereslavlFoto (talk) 19:12, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Обязательно геокод нужен только для VI, однако и там есть длинный список исключений. Это фото не исправлял, снято на зуме примерно 3-х, перспектива сразу правильная --George Chernilevskytalk 19:51, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Bonjour from Paris ! First I would like to congratulate you for your "grand slam" with your german guns pictures (I voted for the promotion of one of the howitzer). I thank you for your very nice opinions on some of my pictures, especially for my first contribution to VI, the passiflora quadrangularis. But I need help for the problem with the "scope", I don't understand how to satisfy your request... Anyway, it is for me very interesting to discover the country of Ukraine through your nice photographs (Valley of Death of Balaclava..., "c'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre !" opinion of gen. Bosquet about the charge of the british "light brigade"), and to become a better photograph through your kind commentaries ! Many thanks ! ----Jebulon (talk) 00:51, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
C’est fait Georges, Avec plaisir, je suis à ta disposition. Amicalement --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 09:53, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
Bonjour de Paris. As you seems to be a specialist, may I ask you about your opinion of my fungus in QI candidates, please ? Is it really a Fomes fomentarius ? You may review the photo too, but of course, I think yours (fungi and photos!) are much better than mine ! Many thanks.--Jebulon (talk) 11:30, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
thanks for review. Not so blurred, I feel...--Jebulon (talk) 16:36, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
I hereby award George Chernilevsky the Commons Contributions Barnstar – for your tireless work both regarding uploads of your own images and reviews of other users' works. The community can be proud to have you as a member. --Iotatau (talk) 17:35, 14 March 2010 (UTC)