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Archives[edit]

hello —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 203.132.78.74 (talk) 02:25, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Gringer!
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:

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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").

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 (talk) 05:53, 30 December 2008 (UTC)


Tree of Life[edit]

Hi Gringer. I enjoyed zooming in on your tree of life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tree_of_life_with_genome_size.svg I already knew that we're closely related to the chimps, but it's new to me that we're just as closely related to the rat and that even rice is a fairly close relative. Maggy160 (talk) 15:20, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For puting the Che signature into a SVG format. Now I am trying to figure out how to replace all the jpg formats, for yours. Maybe it would easier if you uploaded it as your own file and used my full description? I'm not concerned with being given credit for the image. Redthoreau (talk) 16:03, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

You can't replace a JPG file with an SVG, they're entirely different formats. I presume the requester at the graphics lab will deal with replacing the instances of the image. No doubt there's a bot available to do a blanket replacement if desired. Gringer (talk) 08:40, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Trig functions[edit]

You might want to take a look at File talk:Trigonometric functions.svg concerning modifications you have made to this file. SpinningSpark 07:23, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. It looks like I've got a bit of work to do.... Gringer (talk) 04:10, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
I have left another comment on the page. I really don't think this is acceptable. SpinningSpark 19:16, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments. I don't agree with your point of view in this particular case, but don't care enough about the image to proceed further in a litigious argument. Gringer (talk) 05:03, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Coat of arms of Burma 1948-1974.jpg[edit]

You did a great job on the new one, care to try your hand?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 17:50, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

There is a potential copyright problem with the state seals of Burma. Please join the discussion at "Commons talk:Licensing#State seals of Burma". Thanks. — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:50, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Tiny fix on File:2010-2011_Arab_world_protests.svg[edit]

Hello Gringer, great work on the map of Arab (& wider) protests. There is a tiny discrepancy that makes the map look awkward, at the northern (disputed) border of Western Sahara. It looks like the border you drew was horizontal, but because you're not using a flat map projection, it needs to be slanted, with its left end moved more to the north. In other words, the right end of the border looks fine, but its left end looks too low, meeting the Atlantic Ocean somewhere south of El Aaiún, whereas it should be north of El Aaiún and closer to Tarfaya. I could try fixing the map myself but you probably have it open in an application so it'll be an easy change.

Just an observation, thank you for the map. — Miranche (talk) 21:40, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Done. Gringer (talk) 03:53, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

RE: image[edit]

Indeed the image title is Arab world protests, but it is as of now being used to map out on the newly name-changed "MENA protests" article, for short, and should reflect that. Unless you want to change the file name. --Haha169 (talk) 21:39, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

I already made a new file, linked to from that image page, File:2010-2011_Middle_East_and_North_Africa_protests.svg. Gringer (talk) 21:41, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
Not sure what the use is of having two almost-duplicate images, but sure. --Haha169 (talk) 21:51, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
That odd green-circle-island object next to Madagascar. Just curious, what is that? --Haha169 (talk) 22:13, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
That's Comoros -- a member of the Arab League... probably shouldn't be in this map though because it's not in MENA. Fixed. Gringer (talk) 22:20, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

File:Tux-shaded.svg[edit]

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PL Przemek DYSKUSJA 06:08, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Ring of Fire Map[edit]

Hi Gringer, Thank you for your Ring of fire map, by respect I want to use it in my non-fiction research book name: "Heaven Triangle" Please Contact me at SH_M_Z@YAHOO.COM if you need to. I appereciate. Shahrokh mohammadzadeh 2011-08-13

Hi Shahrokh,
You're very welcome to use the map. It's 'licenced' as PD, so you can do anything you want with it. Just bear in mind that while I made the base map as a derivative of one of my other maps, there have been a couple of other people who have annotated the map to actually be useful. Gringer (talk) 22:06, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

File:Karplus.svg[edit]

Hi Gringer. Are you willing to create an alternative version with a uncertainty range (as shown in de.wikipedia)? --Leyo 12:43, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

What's wrong with using the German version? The only non-English in the diagram is 'Diederwinkel' (Dihedral angle), which is an addition of information beyond what I created (and could be easily be shifted to the image description without loss of usefulness). Gringer (talk) 03:14, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
The version I was referring to was replaced four days ago. --Leyo 08:46, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

TUSC token dccc3080d3b3f5fa9b1fb93f5bde54b9[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Gaza strip[edit]

Please take note of the following news article :

  • Gaza: A people under siege[1], Aljazeera.com, 2012

Cheer ! ;) Yug (talk) 15:18, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:North Africa (orthographic projection) 2.svg[edit]

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Notification about possible deletion[edit]

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And also:

Yours sincerely, darkweasel94 20:07, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

File:Coat of arms of Dutch East Indies.svg[edit]

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Lemmens, Tom (talk) 14:46, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Permission to use figure in a book.[edit]

Dear Gringer,

I am working with Prof. Steven LaValle to help obtain permissions for borrowing figures or pictures in his upcoming book Virtual Reality, to be published by Cambridge University Press. The book is online here:

http://vr.cs.uiuc.edu/

We are hoping to include the picture of yours (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Linear_visible_spectrum.svg) in this book (Chapter 4, Figure 4.5). Could we please have your permission for this? Thank you.

Sincerely,

Adam Warkoczewski —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 83.11.41.147 (talk) 09:50, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes, of course. If you read the license attached to the picture, you should be able to see that you already have permission for that; the picture is a public domain image: "use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law". Gringer (talk) 21:48, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Permission to use on t-shirt[edit]

Dear Gringer,

I want to make a Marines' t-shirt. Can I use this image on t-shirt? Thank you.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Globeanchor.svg —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 202.21.106.125 (talk) 10:35, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

The image is in the public domain, so go ahead and do whatever you want with it. Gringer (talk) 22:14, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Reverted map[edit]

Hello Gringer! I wanted to let you know that I reverted File:Guatemala (orthographic projection).svg to its original version, per the discussion at [2]. Although we don't know the actual boundary that Guatemala is claiming yet (they will be presenting their claim at the ICJ later this year), we definitely know that it isn't the George Price Highway. I'm not sure how this idea got started that the George Price Highway is the boundary, but there is absolutely no basis in any reliable source for this (and it doesn't even make sense since the George Price Highway didn't exist until relatively recently). It seems to have originated with this Commons map created in 2016. Unfortunately, there are now half a dozen maps on Commons that have copied this bogus boundary, and media sources in both Guatemala and Belize are now reusing these incorrect maps, potentially creating circular referencing. As you wrote back in 2018, "Dispute boundaries are very tricky, because there are political implications for getting them wrong". In this case we have gotten them wrong and are inadvertently creating political consequences in the real world. Anyway, I'm sure I don't need to convince you of the importance of this issue. I just wanted to make you aware of why I reverted your work, since I'm sure that's aggravating. Otherwise, I think all the work you do on Commons is really top notch, so thank you for all the time you put into it. Kaldari (talk) 20:27, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi, I'd prefer it if you could explain what it should be changed to, or edit the existing image, rather than reverting to a lower resolution version that has worse borders for a whole lot of other countries. Gringer (talk) 08:35, 13 March 2020 (UTC)
There are 2 likely possibilities for what Guatemala will officially claim:
Regardless, the case is being heard by the ICJ this year and there is very little chance that Guatemala will be awarded any actual land territory in Belize (according to the few legal scholars that have weighed in on the matter), so we'll most likely need a map without the claimed territory anyway. My suggestion would be to create a new projection map for Guatemala that just shows Guatemala and use that for now. Once we know what boundary Guatemala is actually claiming (which should happen by July I think), make another map with the claimed territory and switch to that. We just shouldn't be speculating in the meantime, as Wikipedia is widely viewed as an authoritative source (for better or worse). The truth is that no one actually knows what territory Guatemala claims as they have always been intentionally vague about it, either saying that they claim Belize outright (which would be legally far-fetched), or that they claim the territory south of the Sarstoon River (which is very vague since the Sarstoon only goes half-way into Belize). Kaldari (talk) 17:42, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Does that mean you don't even want Belize highlighted? Gringer (talk) 11:51, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
That's correct. Highlighting any particular part of Belize (or all of Belize) would be speculation on our part until Guatemala actually makes a specific claim (which should happen later this year). So far, all we have are vague statements made by Guatemalan politicians. Kaldari (talk) 04:42, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Okay, I've updated the Guatemala map to remove mention of Belize, and created an alternate map which has both Belize and Guatemala labeled and coloured in a similar fashion (for the dispute article). Gringer (talk) 06:30, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

File:CGS-12066A.svg[edit]

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DMacks (talk) 06:30, 9 June 2020 (UTC)