User talk:Jacklee

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If messages are left for me on my talk page, unless otherwise requested I will generally reply here.

Becoming admin[edit]

Dear Jacklee,

HAve you ever thought about becoming admin at Wikimedia Commons? You seem to have a good understanding of copyright law. If you want I can nominate you. I a pretty sure that you will pass an RFA without any problems. Okay, sometimes you are a bit inactive but surely your knowledge of the law outweights that objection. Natuur12 (talk) 13:04, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, but not at the moment. I don't think I have time to carry out administrators' duties. — Cheers, JackLee talk 15:27, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Your file name changes[edit]

Dear Jacklee, I just notices that you changed the filename of one of my files. Probably you don't know, that all my file names follow a system. Now, for this image, the system is broken. And there is no need to have the file name changes just because you prefer another name. I kindly ask, that you refrain from continuing with such changes on my photos unless you have a consent with me. Regards, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 17:46, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Also, the camera time is not really correct because of travelling between time zones. I can vouch for the correctness of the date but not of the time. It is not usefull to add the time to the date field. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 17:49, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Would it be possible for you to name your files with more descriptive names? According to "Commons:File renaming", it is acceptable to rename files "[t]o change from a meaningless or ambiguous name to a name that describes what the image displays". For example, "File:Singapore Prohibition-signs-06.jpg" is ambiguous, whereas "File:No fishing and no trespassing signs, Singapore - 20150220.jpg" describes what the image displays. As for the time, thanks for pointing that out. I used the {{According to EXIF data}} template as it indicates to the reader that the time is according to the EXIF, which may not be the actual time. But since you say the time is inaccurate I won't add it in. — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:53, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
I named around 11.000 images with the system Location - country - shortdescription - numeral. It is not a good idea to break this system. Especially, as "Singapore Prohibition signs" is good enough as a descriptive name. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 17:57, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
I didn't know you had a naming system, but I have to say that "Singapore Prohibition signs" is not descriptive enough. — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:14, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
The name is not against the rules. For me it is also important, that I have the same types of images standing in a row. Look at Category:Images_of_road_signs_by_User:Cccefalon and you will see. Also there are still a lot more images of signs in my upload queue, and I really would appreciate, when you accept, that I am not happy with this renaming. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 18:18, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps we can ask for comments from other editors on this issue at the Village pump? — Cheers, JackLee talk 20:33, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
I cannot understand why you make such an important thing about changing my names. They are not wrong and they come always with a suitable file description and a good categorization. But now it starts to be WikiStress for me. Why not just being happy, that I add so many Quality Images of your country? --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 20:56, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Kinský Palace[edit]

Hi,

there is no reason to align categories with English Wikipedia. Why not to alight it with Czech or Arabic Wikipedia? Commons has its own system of categorising which should be followed. There are 2-3 palaces of the Kinský family in Prague, so by moving files from Category:Palác Kinských (Staroměstské náměstí) to Category:Kinský Palace (Prague) you mix them up. Can you provide the list of moved files or move them to category:Kinský Palace (Prague, Old Town Square) please?--Juandev (talk) 07:32, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

There were two categories covering the same topic, "Palác Kinských (Staroměstské náměstí)" and "Kinský Palace (Prague)", so I combined them into "Kinský Palace (Prague)" since that is the name used at the English Wikipedia and renamed the subcategories to align them with the parent category. I used the English Wikipedia name because "Commons:Naming categories" says "Proper names of individual people, places, buildings, organizations etc. [...] should in general use the name most frequently used in English-language literature. [...] Inevitably due to the language policy rule, the English Wikipedia will be the reference for any encyclopedic issue, there is little choice but to use matching English Wikipedia articles as the basis for Commons category names." However, if there is more than one palace with the same name, then that is a suitable reason for not following the English Wikipedia name exactly ("the Wikipedia article name would not appropriately identify the subject of the category"). Are we likely to have photographs of the other "Kinský Palaces"? — Cheers, JackLee talk 09:38, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for not only defending Commons from images without proper licensing, but helping unsophisticated users like me whose images can be brought into compliance with Commons copyright policies to do so. You are the best of both sorts of Wikipedian (deletionist and inclusionist). Keep up the great work! GrammarFascist (talk) 18:01, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

How to flag / tag images with suspect copyright status?[edit]

Hello again Jacklee. In examining a draft at English Wikipedia as part of helping answer a question at the Teahouse, I came across the image File:10291parksvilleJohnBarton-Diller.jpg, which seems to be a still from a television program and thus not likely to be the uploader's own work as stated. (Some of their other uploads are also questionable; one appears to be a professionally-taken headshot, and another is dated before the person in the photo was born.) I wanted to tag or flag the images for review, but I realized I don't know how! Could you walk me through it — or, if you're busy, do one as an example for me to follow? Thanks in advance, GrammarFascist (talk) 20:34, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) IMO the easiest way is to go to your Preferences and activate the two QuickDelete gadgets under “Maintenance tools”. (I‘m not sure which one does what.) This will add a “Report copyright violation” menu item (with others) under “Tools” in the sidebar of any file-description page, which will run a script that handles the tagging and notifications for you. For examples of templated images see Copyright violations; the Talk pages of the users who uploaded those images should contain corresponding notices.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 02:39, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for butting in, Odysseus1479! I will go follow up on this. (You forgot to ping me, so I didn't see your response until just now.) —GrammarFascist (talk) 15:48, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Categorizing images of Black people who are not African[edit]

Hello again Jacklee. Thank you for correcting the categorization of File:'Giant Head of Ben' by Nahem Shoa - photo by Yaffa Phillips.jpg from Category:Black Africans to Category:Portrait paintings of Africans; I'm still learning my way around how categorization works at Commons, and learning by example is useful.

However, there is a problem here, introduced by Pmau when they had previously changed the category from Category:Black people to Category:Black Africans — the man depicted in the portrait is a Black Britisher, not an African. This is a significant difference, as the portraitist is notable largely for painting British people of colour, who specifically identify as British and not African (or any other nationality). I can't figure out what the correct category would be, but I do know it isn't Portrait paintings of Africans. Thanks in advance for your further assistance. —GrammarFascist (talk) 15:48, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

In that case, there currently isn't a single category that is applicable. I've categorized the photograph into "Category:Black British people" and "Category:Portrait paintings of men of the United Kingdom". (Note, though, the following category tree: "People of Black African descent" > "People of Black African descent in Europe" > "People of Black African descent in the United Kingdom" > "Black British people". Thus, perhaps "Portrait paintings of Africans" is wide enough to cover this photograph?) — Cheers, JackLee talk 07:31, 15 October 2015 (UTC)