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Crystal Clear app xclock.png JGHowes is busy in real life and may not respond swiftly to queries. If you have an urgent matter, please email me.


Dupes[edit]

Your delete request is done. Whenever you have one, tag it and let me know because the dupes category has thousands of images in it and the dupes tool starts at the beginning of the alphabet, so the zebras will likely be in there awhile. RlevseTalk 09:59, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the help[edit]

I'm sorry about this unfortunate mistake. Thanks for fixing it. Please accept my apologies and assume good faith in your edit summaries in the future if you will. Thanks, Poeticbent talk 18:08, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Image:Norfolk and Western 611.jpg[edit]

I this a composite image? The quality of light between the locomotive and the background look too different to me to have been taken at the same time. The whole train and the two rails in the track all look flat and faded like it was taken from an older image while the foliage around it is crisp and shows a much higher dynamic range of colors. Looking very closely at the image, it almost looks like a black line around the locomotive's smokebox reinforcing my thought that the result looks like a composite image. Slambo (talk) 17:28, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Slambo, you have a good eye. It's one photo, but I did retouch it to lighten the shadows of the loco and train. If it doesn't look too good, I can upload the un-retouched version so you can compare them. Let me know what you think. JGHowes talk - 20:02, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

no need to take to RFD[edit]

reupload it, then use {{badname|NEW NAME}} ViperSnake151 (talk) 22:05, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Maps[edit]

I'm a bit stumped here. I did not render anything in dark brown, only in black, white and some shades of grey. Could it be something on your end perhaps? Pacific Coast Highway {springahead} 22:53, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Valued Image Promotion[edit]

Crested Saguaro cactus.jpg
Your nomination has been reviewed and promoted
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Plant fasciation.
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RfA Thanks[edit]

Thank you for supporting me in my RfA which just closed as successful. I really appreciate the trust that the Commons community has placed in me and look forward to expanding my contributions to Commons. Thanks again. --Captain-tucker (talk) 13:49, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, JGHowes!

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:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

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 15:45, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

File:Waldorf Astoria foyer.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Waldorf Astoria foyer.jpg. What a great photo! I have used it for The Pennsylvania Society, an article I just expanded and nominated for GA. Are those your folks by the Christmas tree?--Blargh29 (talk) 03:24, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

What a nice message to get when I logged on today! Yep, those are my folks by the tree. It took awhile to get the photo early on Christmas morning, when the lobby wasn't filled with people as it usually is. I used ambient light only (no flash) and slow shutter speed (steadying the camera on a railing), to get the desired result. JGHowes talk - 15:21, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

RFA nom[edit]

I have nom'd you for Commonos adminship. Request you go to Commons:Administrators/Requests#Requests_for_adminship and accept your nom. RlevseTalk 23:29, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Many thanks! I've accepted your gracious nom and will do my best to be worthy of your confidence (and, hopefully, the community's). JGHowes talk - 00:00, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Let me be the first. Crat Kanonkas closed as successful. Congrats! RlevseTalk 01:41, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator![edit]

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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades...

JGHowes, congratulations! You now have administrator rights on Commons. Please take a moment to read the Commons:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Commons:Administrators' noticeboard an it subpages), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care. Have a look at the list of Gadgets (on the bottom there are the ones specifically for admins – however, for example the UserMessages are very helpful too).

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Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 01:42, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I will do my best to assist the Commons community with these additional responsibilities. JGHowes talk - 02:18, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Congratulations and good luck! –Juliancolton | Talk 15:19, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
This seems to be premature as there was an irregularity in the counts. -- User:Docu at 18:05, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
What??? JGHowes talk - 20:36, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
The count was 9-3, what are you talking about? I saw your post on Kanonkas' page claiming some people can't vote or shouldn't be counted but that's hogwash. RlevseTalk 21:39, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Just to clarify, did either of invite these two to vote on the RfA? -- User:Docu at 23:57, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Certainly not. I would not stoop to such chicanery. Genuine community support is of utmost importance to me. JGHowes talk - 01:04, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
And Rlevse? -- User:Docu at 11:54, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

DC[edit]

R say you go to DC meeting. He hopes he can go too. JoJoTalk 17:25, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Yes, JoJo, I'll definitely be at the DC meetup on Jan. 9, unless we get another blizzard like yesterday's! I hope you'll be there, too, as I plan to visit Thailand in October and would like to hear all about it. JGHowes talk - 20:36, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
I not going. R and I can answer questions though. JoJoTalk 21:26, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

please rename these[edit]

I know you will assess these honestly and consider their merits. Thank you! Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:39, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

  • File:WAGGGS-WOSMWestHemMap-World.svg all such regional Scout maps are being renamed as there are multiple Scouting WikiProjects (French, German, Polish...) and this will help with consistency for use

‎*File:WOSM-WAGGGSAfricaMap-World.svg‎ all such regional Scout maps are being renamed as there are multiple Scouting WikiProjects (French, German, Polish...) and this will help with consistency for use

Congrats on the adminship! Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:04, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Admin inactivity[edit]

Hello JGHowes, you might be interested in this discussion: Commons_talk:Administrators/De-adminship#Activity -- A9 (talk) 18:39, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

De-adminship warning[edit]

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Dear JGHowes. I am writing to you to inform you that you are in danger of losing your adminship on Commons because of inactivity.

If you want to keep your adminship, you need both to sign at Commons:Administrators/Inactivity section within 30 days of today's date, and also to make at least five further admin actions in the following six months. Anyone who does not do so will automatically lose administrator rights.

You can read the de-admin policy at Commons:Administrators/De-adminship.

Thank you abf «Cabale!» 15:30, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

✓ Done JGHowes talk - 15:32, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
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De-adminship warning[edit]

Dear JGHowes. I am writing to you to inform you that you are in danger of losing your adminship on Commons because of inactivity.

If you want to keep your adminship, you need both to sign at Commons:Administrators/Inactivity section/Aug-Sep 2011 within 30 days of today's date, and also to make at least five further admin actions in the following six months. Anyone who does not do so will automatically lose administrator rights.

You can read the de-admin policy at Commons:Administrators/De-adminship.

Thank you a×pdeHello! 16:52, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Pictogram reply.svg Since this notice, admin actions have been performed. Please update the Sept. 3 pending de-adminship list accordingly. Thanks, JGHowes talk - 13:24, 21 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your effort :) a×pdeHello! 07:31, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

File:AIAA_plaque.png[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:AIAA_plaque.png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 11:19, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

RE:Attribution licensing[edit]

The permission section on the image page reads "© by James G. Howes, September, 2006". Kindly update the same to CC-BY-SA (I take it thats what you meant). AroundTheGlobe (talk) 14:25, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

No, {{attribution}} is a different free license that CC-BY-SA, but it is equally acceptable at Commons because it allows for all free use, including re-use without limit, commercial use, derivative works, etc., the same as CC-BY-SA. By the way, even when an image is freely licensed, the original photographer remains the "copyright holder" and can require attribution, as I do for the hundreds of images I've taken and uploaded to Commons over the years. JGHowes talk - 14:34, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

De-adminship warning[edit]

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Dear JGHowes. I am writing to you to inform you that you are in danger of losing your adminship on Commons because of your inactivity in the past six months.

If you want to keep your adminship, you need both to sign at the current inactivity run page within 30 days of today's date, and also to make at least five further admin actions in the following six months. Anyone who does not do so will automatically lose administrator rights.

You can read the de-admin policy at Commons:Administrators/De-adminship.

Thank you, OdderBot (talk) 11:04, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

HELP[edit]

PLZ help me about this [1] that is not shown. someone has moved original pic and then everything tended to disorder!Alborzagros (talk) 09:13, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank You for the Wikipedia Picture[edit]

Hello, My name is Duane Hurst and I recently made a free (non-commercial) English web site to share information with people. I added links to your Wikipedia/Wikimedia freeware picture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BDA_Bermuda.jpg). I also gave credit to you on my web pages for your work. Thank you for sharing with the public. My website is:

http://www.freeenglishsite.com/

I add pictures such as yours to one of the following major sections of my site: 1. World section - contains information and over 10,000 images of every world country and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/index.htm

2. USA section - contains information and images of every USA state and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/usa/index.htm

3. English section - "Mel and Wes" lessons in conversation format. Stories are located in various USA states and world countries such as China, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. Each lesson has many slang terms and idioms, which I link to my Slang Dictionary. This eventually will have over 5,000 terms. Currently, it has about 3,000 slang and idioms. I regularly add new lessons and slang terms. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/lessons/index.htm Slang Dictionary link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/slang/Eslang_a.htm

Prior to retirement, I taught English at several private and public universities in the United States.

Please share this free site with your friends. I hope all will enjoy the pictures and find the English information useful. Sincerely,  Duane Hurst in Utah, USA

Email address: duanerhurst@freeenglishsite.com --75.169.5.71 17:37, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

De-adminship warning[edit]

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Dear JGHowes, I am writing to inform you that you are in danger of losing your adminship on Commons because of inactivity.

If you want to keep your adminship, you need both to sign at Commons:Administrators/Inactivity section/Feb-Mar 2014 within 30 days of today's date, and also to make at least five further admin actions in the following six months. Anyone who does not do so will automatically lose administrator rights.

You can read the de-admin policy at Commons:Administrators/De-adminship.

Thank you, odder (talk) 20:37, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Symbol keep vote.svg Thanks for the heads-up JGHowes talk - 18:50, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Pocahontas Consolidated Stock Cert question[edit]

Hello- I noted the B&O stock certt, GREAT pic. I own a Pocahontas Consolidated Cert from 1907, cancelled in 1917. I wish to upload the image for an article, HOW do I mark the image to note that its in the Public Domain, much as your B&O cert us nowCoal town guy (talk) 15:57, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram reply.svg Glad to be of help, Coal town guy. As a certificate published in the U.S. in 1907, it's Public Domain same as File:B&O RR common stock.jpg, so all you need to put in the License section is {{PD-US}}, and the template will do the rest. JGHowes talk - 01:03, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Crested Saguaro Cactus Location[edit]

I believe the location specified for the image at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasciation#/media/File:Crested_Saguaro_cactus.jpg is incorrect. The location specified (32° 16′ 20″ N, 110° 7′ 0″ W) appears to be well east of Saguaro National Park East (Rincon Mountain District). I recognize the "crested" saguaro cactus you have shared in your image as being located outside the entrance to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (just outside the southern boundary of Saguaro National Park West). I can forward an image file if you'd like to see what it looked like as of last week (not a whole lot different as might be expected given the cactus' growth rate). I thought you might want to consider changing the information on the location of this cactus to {32.244112, -111.167622} for the benefit of individuals who may want to visit this cactus in the future.

Kind regards,

Robert M. Taylor

Symbol confirmed.svg Many thanks for catching that! JGHowes talk - 12:43, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Blocking[edit]

Aloha! Please inform the user you blocked on his/her talk page. I declined his/her unblock request today. Cheers! C(_) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:29, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Hedwig in Washington, Many thanks for your message. Indeed, the blockee was notified of the block and the reason for it on his talk page here.  JGHowes talk - 22:53, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Wooops. I didn't notice that in all the copyvio chaos and his talk page. m( --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:57, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
That's certainly understandable! The block was necessary to prevent the blockee's re-uploading of his previously deleted copyvios and obscuring or falsely stating the source to evade re-deletion, as evidenced by ‎File:Jagtar Singh Hawara.jpg JGHowes talk - 23:22, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
He's pretty creative. Nothing good will come from him, that's what my gut tells me. Well, let's decline and move on. ;-) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:40, 22 October 2016 (UTC)