User talk:Jameslwoodward

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My formal name is James L. Woodward, but I prefer to be called "Jim"

Per comment here Commons:Deletion_requests/File:ArcSoft Image101.jpg[edit]

It is the photographer who owns the images taken in a medical institution not the institution itself. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 06:49, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

@Doc James: Jim may still be on vacation. The issue is that the EXIF data gives the copyright to ArcSoft, not to the photographer. I think a formal permission is needed in this case. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:07, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
No Yann; Arcsoft Exif issue was settled earlier as many trial versions prevent/set exif as they wish and copyright can't be claimed by the software company that way. Here Doc James may answering to Jim's one argument ("There is also the question of who owns images taken in a medical institution -- probably the institution."). But the other doubt still exists ("The issue here is that the uploader has made 93 edits on Commons of which 48 have been deleted. He has used at least one sockpuppet to file a DR on at least one image of his own very similar to this."). So the file may still kept deleted per COM:PRP. I can't see the deleted file; don't know the uploader. Jee 11:45, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes I am only saying that the taking of a picture in a hospital does not mean the hospital owns it. This user's contributions do have issues. I am not saying we should undelete this image. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:17, 8 August 2015 (UTC)


Hi James, could you please free my Bot? I do not want to make Bot-like edits via my user account. Botflag not needed yet. Just better for separation. --Arnd (talk) 16:09, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

I don't know why was open for so long. There is no oppose. Imho it should be re-opened and granted. Commons:Bots/Requests/ArndBot --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:12, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I did a mistake with some Bot-edits why James blocked it. --Arnd (talk) 16:19, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I don't remember the circumstances -- I have no objection if Steinsplitter or another Admin wants to unblock it. However, if it is not actually a bot, then it would be better if Arnd opened a new account with a name that did not include "bot". .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:57, 25 August 2015 (UTC)


Hello Jim, I stumbled into Pumps (shoes). Now, Pumps is a sort of portmanteau like i.e. football, which is short for Association football in England, American football in the USA and Australian rules football in Australia. On Commons I noticed that Pumps are used only for the type of shoes that in Britain are called Court shoes; actually the term pumps identify generally female slip-on shoes with or without heels (i.e. the ballet flat pumps or ballerina, as we Italians call them). What should we do? Or shall we consult a female admin? :-) -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 13:30, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

That's not what "portmanteau" means -- Portmanteau words are combinations -- "smog" for "smoke fog" and "motel" for "motor hotel" are the usual examples.
Like many words, "pump" means different things to different people. For me it means a slip on shoe, usually worn by women, although it can also mean a formal shoe worn with white tie by men -- I have worn black patent leather pumps in the distant past. The article at Court shoe describes my understanding of the word.
I think the category name is fine -- there are, after all, pumps for moving various liquids as well as "pumping iron" (working out with weights). What would you propose changing? (note the orange box above). .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:55, 25 August 2015 (UTC)