User talk:John Robert McPherson

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, John Robert McPherson!

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Source of derivative work is not properly indicated: File:Palm Beach Qld Surf Life Saving Club - Dan Stewart OAM and old boys - Photo Palm Beach Qld SLSC.jpg[edit]

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Secondarywaltz (talk) 03:07, 22 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Palm Beach Qld Surf Life Saving Club - Dan Stewart OAM and old boys - Photo Lloyd Kenny IMG 2541.jpg[edit]

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Secondarywaltz (talk) 03:07, 22 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category names[edit]

Hi John - please use scientific names of birds in category names, in keeping with established Commons naming policy. Thanks! - MPF (talk) 23:10, 18 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi John - just got your email "I don't think it is useful to drop the common name of a bird from a category. Most people would not know what a Melopsittacus undulatus was if it bit them, but the average punter scanning a page full of Greek and Latin will easily pick 'budgerigar'. Are we posting material for taxonomists or the general public?" - we are of course posting for people all over the world, that means readers in (potentially) 6,000 languages, many of whom do not speak a word of English. However, the scientific names of animals and plants are universal, and are used by people whatever their native language. There is also the problem that what one person calls 'Budgerigar' may not be the same as what another person calls 'Budgerigar', whereas scientific names are standardised. The result, as mentioned above, is that there is a long-standing Commons policy (right from the very early days of Commons, at least 15 years ago), that only the scientific names of animals and plants should be used in category names, with the exception of domesticated variants (pets, livestock, crops). Hope this helps! - MPF (talk) 11:44, 23 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 01:14, 10 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 15:23, 20 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 20:04, 3 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Watermarks[edit]

The images you are uploading containing watermarks. This is unwanted on Commons. Please read Commons:Watermarks and upload you further images without water marks and override the ones already uploaded with watermarks. --GPSLeo (talk) 11:37, 17 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Autopatrolled rights given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically marked as "reviewed". This has no effect on your editing, it is simply intended to make it easier for users that are monitoring Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones like yours. In addition, the Flickr upload feature and an increased number of batch-uploads in UploadWizard, uploading of freely licensed MP3 files and an increased limit for page renames per minute are now available to you. Thank you. - FitIndia Talk Mail 16:08, 10 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please do not add your userpage to regular categories[edit]

I saw that you added your userpage to some categories. But userpages should not be categorized in the regular content categories, they are only for the content here not for any personal pages. If you want to add some information about yourself you can use userboxes and user categories. --GPSLeo (talk) 12:51, 31 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: your mail[edit]

Hi, you didn't deleted those categories, you just decategorized them. There are still +80 images in. I will now empty and delete them. Next time please 1) empty redundant categories and 2) use {{Speedy}} to request deletion. Thx. --JuTa 10:33, 25 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Kevin Rudd campaign poster Dunallen St Greenslopes P1030848.jpg[edit]

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Túrelio (talk) 11:11, 20 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Category:Boiga irregularis (Brown tree snake) of Geebung, Queensland[edit]

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Palosirkka (talk) 08:50, 24 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]