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/FPCBot (talk) 23:16, 6 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi, I have a question about copyrighted images. I am writing an entry about the magazine I work for, because of his historical relevance for Spanish journalism. It´s my own iniciative, but I have asked permission to my chief editor for using copyrighted material, which has been granted to me. How can I use this materials in my entry without violating any rule or being banned?

Thanks in advance --Uriondo (talk) 13:53, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi. If you were given permission to use the work, please confirm this via OTRS. Thanks, –Juliancolton | Talk 18:00, 9 October 2009 (UTC)


Because the autor of the photo sent the e-mail, this is unfair, delete 3 times my pictures want to know that this violation was! You have broken the picture after deleting it. I demand the return of the picture because it is vandalism. I know the photographer and he told me the damn e-mail to the Brazil Commons. I am completely tired of this story, go out without explanation.--Pedu0303 (talk) 23:28, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

You need to confirm the permission through OTRS. –Juliancolton | Talk 01:28, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Some issues

You seem to be a pretty active admin here, so I will ask you to help me out with a few things. I have nominated some images for deletion but they are lying around for quite a while with no action. That seems normal here while the en wiki seems more active in this aspect.

Anything you can do to get these off my watchlist would be great.

I also noticed that you have approved some of the Media rename requests and mine is sitting there for about three weeks. Perhaps you can expedite that, or do you need to to answer any questions. Ww2censor (talk) 15:30, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Sure; I'll take care of those shortly! –Juliancolton | Talk 20:28, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Brilliant. Thanks so much. Ww2censor (talk) 02:42, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Aircraft by registration (cfd)

Hi Julian, thanks for your help with the deletion of the subcategories. -- User:Docu at 01:01, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

No problem - glad to help. :) –Juliancolton | Talk 01:04, 11 October 2009 (UTC)


Hey Julian. Is there any gadgets or tools for reverting, like Twinkle on Wikipedia? The undo button is rather slow for me. ZooFari 03:14, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

As you are a trusted user, I have granted you rollback. NW (Talk) 03:24, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, much better now. ZooFari 03:27, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for taking care of that NW. –Juliancolton | Talk 03:29, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Twinkle is also available here, though it doesn't contain as many features as en.wikipedia's Twinkle. --The Evil IP address (talk) 08:35, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Script suggestion

Hello Julian, I've seen that you've written a script to easily move files. It looks kinda good, though I'd like to make a suggestion. Currently, the summary always is "Performing semi-automated file move request". Sometimes the rename template contains a reason for the move, for example: {{rename|Foo.jpg|Misspelling}} or {{rename|Bar.jpg|eexplanation why the name is wrong}}. I don't know if that's possible, but it would be great if the script could check for the second parameter and if something is given, to change the summary to "Performing semi-automated file move request: Reason goes here". The reason for the move is than more understandable for the people. Also, maybe you want to link the script at the end of the summary like with Twinkle ("using AJAX script") or something like this. --The Evil IP address (talk) 08:45, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the note. I think that's a very good suggestion, actually, but unfortunately I'm not sure how to implement it. The script is mainly written by en:User:Splarka, and I worked with him to make the necessary changes so it would work on Commons. I'll ask him next time I speak to him. Regards, –Juliancolton | Talk 14:11, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Stamp deletion

Excuse me bothering you but you might advise me on this deletion issue in particular. I recently noticed that Kameraad Pjotr, who had deleted File:Stamp Italy 1917airmailC1.png which was undeleted following this undeletion request, also deleted File:Flugpost 1918-1.jpg on the basis of {{PD-old}} being invalid. As this was an image that had been around since 2006 though I did not upload it, I would need to go look at it to see what other copyright claim can be made if {{PD-old}} does not apply.

Please review the last template statement on Commons:Stamps/Public domain templates where this template is stated to be good. Was he correct that the {{PD-old}} copyright template is invalid for this stamp and do you know, or can you see, what other stamps did he delete based on this claim? It may be possible to rescue them all.

I presumed the PD-old template was proper but strictly speaking this stamp File:Flugpost 1918-1.jpg is not Austrian. It was issued in March 1918 by the Austro-Hungarian Empire and not by the state of Austria that was established in December 1918. Either way, I would like to get hold of the image and the details because if it is not free, I may be able to upload it to the en wiki under a fair-use claim. Can you help one way or the other? Thanks (I am watching, so no need to leave a talkback.). Ww2censor (talk) 19:12, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Hey, no problem, I'm happy to help where I can. :) However, in this case, I'm not entirely certain; for stuff related to PD-old, you would probably be better off asking someone like Infrogmation (talk · contribs). Sorry I can't be of more assistance. Regards, –Juliancolton | Talk 20:33, 11 October 2009 (UTC)


Hey. I've been admiring your work here for a while, and I was wondering if you'd like to run for adminship. If so, I'd be happy to nominate you. Any thoughts? –Juliancolton | Talk 21:40, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

I had considered it in the past, but bearing in mind I do little other than OTRS work here, I did not think I would get far. But I would be happy to accept if you think I have a reasonable chance. Stifle (talk) 08:56, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, I've written up a nomination at Commons:Administrators/Requests/Stifle, so feel free to accept if you're ready. –Juliancolton | Talk 15:34, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you; I've done that. Stifle (talk) 10:11, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Michael Minsky

Why you took Michael Minsky's photograph away? We had a lot of work to make all these articles and used the photograph of the Ukrainian article. So, what is wrong? 07:30, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Could you please provide a link to the file in question? Thanks, –Juliancolton | Talk 14:40, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

thumb|165px|Михайло Мінський виступає у м. Торонто. (фото з 1954 р.) This photograph we used for all the Michael Minsky articles. 17:22, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Copyright question concerning the Little Mermaid statue

I note that you deleted the image of the Little Mermaid statue: Commons:Deletion requests/File:The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen.jpg. There is another image on the English-language Wikipedia -- w:File:Littlemermaid207.jpg -- which warns that it should not be moved to Commons. My question is whether that image can be used in the article on w:The Little Mermaid (statue) even if it can't be used in Commons or on other Wikimedia projects. Thanks for any information you can provide. Jim Lane (talk) 14:15, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Well, there are a couple issues here. The image at the English Wikipedia is very different than the one I've deleted at Commons, and does sometimes have different standards for files and copyrights. I'd suggest bringing that to w:WP:IFD to see what others have to say. Regards, –Juliancolton | Talk 14:43, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Need some action with this file

File:Petra Schäfer.jpg—Can you do something about this file? I need to remove it from this category but if it needs to be deleted, then there's no point in trimming it. Thanks, ZooFari 22:56, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

✓ DoneJuliancolton | Talk 21:43, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Forgotten deletions?

Hi, you have deleted an iPhone screenshot, but not the related files File:Lips' iPhone.jpg, File:Iphoneimage.jpg. There are also some similar pics with the GUI like this one.--NSX-Racer (talk) 10:44, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

My mistake, got it. Thanks! –Juliancolton | Talk 14:42, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
No problem, but you seem to miss File:Iphone2g3g3gson.jpg, that I also linked above, and some similar ones,--NSX-Racer (talk) 08:18, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, that one wasn't listed at DR at all, so I think it needs its own discussion before it can be deleted. –Juliancolton | Talk 13:50, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

FP Promotion

FEMA - 5399 - Photograph by Andrea Booher taken on 09-28-2001 in New York.jpg
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/FPCBot (talk) 08:01, 29 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi, Julian. You closed Commons:Deletion requests/File:LogoHTNG.png as deleted but the file has not yet been deleted. FYI. =) Powers (talk) 00:32, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Oops! Got it, thanks :) –Juliancolton | Talk 01:23, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Edit War

There is not an edit war, he is deleting a picture that I own and uploaded appropriately and will not give me an explanation other than he thinks I 'stole it' and will not tell me how to go about proving ownership. I offered to do what is needed and he refuses to tell me what to do. Since he is the deletor of the photo, that is his responsibility or the photo needs to be reinstated. --Jongoblue (talk) 21:27, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

If you plan on responding on my page you may go ahead and delete this.

Re: Thanks

No problem :) I hope that you're not angry that I've forged your signature ;) --Leafnode 13:42, 3 November 2009 (UTC)


How different does the image have to be before copyright is not infringed? You can see a number of different one on google image [1] Is every image that claims to be a ROCF under copyright? Was it the creator of the image who wrote in to complain about infringement or a psychologist following their ethical guidelines to keep all information pertaining to psychological tests from being available to the general public?

I am happy to create another one that is more different if that would help.Jmh649 (talk) 04:50, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

See Commons:Deletion requests/File:Rey-osterreith example.jpg; to my understanding, as long as it's a COM:DW, it may potentially violate copyright. –Juliancolton | Talk 05:05, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I have discussed this issue with Mike Godwin Wikipedia's lawyer and he states "Mike: i frankly don't think any of the patient drawings is creative enough to qualify as copyrighted. i also think that way about the original figure Sent at 22:56 on Wednesday" Some ROCF could be just a square with a circle inside of it. Just because someone might call it an ROCF one cannot claim copyright over it. Thus would it be possible to undelete this image?--Jmh649 (talk) 17:30, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Weird rational on deletion request

You've recently closed this deletion request, even though there was only one vote, under the rational "In use at multiple projects". Can this really be a reason to close a request?? It seems very strange. It means anybody can create an incorrect or POV-pushing image then put it in multiple articles, and they'll be sure it will never be deleted. I hope you can reconsider your decision and perhaps relist the request so that we can gather more feedback. WikiLaurent (talk) 10:35, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

It's not up to Commons to decide what other projects use as part of their content, except in extreme cases, such as those that infringe upon copyright. (Note that Commons is explicitly not trying to be neutral, so generally POV-pushing images are not inherently problematic.) That there was only one vote isn't an issue, as the main Commons:Deletion requests page explains: "The debates are not votes, and the closing admin will apply copyright law and Commons policy to the best of his or her ability in determining whether the file should be deleted or kept. Any expressed consensus will be taken into account so far as possible, but consensus can never trump copyright law nor can it override Commons Policy." Hope this helps. –Juliancolton | Talk 14:44, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying, it's true that it's not Wikipedia here and that different policies apply. I'm fine with your decision then (and sorry for calling your rational "weird" ;-) WikiLaurent (talk) 09:53, 6 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi! You reviewed this image. When the bot checks images it also uploads larger version if one is availabel. Now you reviewed it we have to do that manually. Just to let you know. --MGA73 (talk) 21:59, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Oops, I forgot to check the resolution on that one. Sorry and thanks for the fix! –Juliancolton | Talk 22:35, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Forgotten SVG

Thank you for closing Commons:Deletion requests/File:45-45-90 triangle.jpg as delete. But the SVG version still exists. Could you delete that one too? /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 07:43, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Got it. Cheers. –Juliancolton | Talk 14:43, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Your filerenames

May I ask you why you are just renameing the files without checking anything? Is this the way renames will be done from now on? --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 07:56, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

What do you mean? I check every file before renaming it... –Juliancolton | Talk 14:42, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

So you left my objections against the moves on the file page to conserve them for future generations. I think that's a great idea. Even better is the idea not to delink files with factually wrong file names. So people will keep using them. Excellent. --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 09:56, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Cwbm may I suggest you leave a link so Juliancolton (and others) can see which file you are talking about? Most admins make a lot of edits so it can be hard to find out what file you mean. If a mistake was made it should be fixed but we can't fix it unless we know where to look. Also please don't bite :-) --MGA73 (talk) 10:20, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Examples: File:NschBtl 131, 2. Kp.png, File:Kowloon-Walled-City-1898.jpg. --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 10:29, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

First one. You might want to look at this discussion Commons:Village_pump/Archive/2009Oct#Suggested_rename_of_some_COA. I might have forgotten to inform you of this discussion. Sorry if I did. But it seems that Juliancolton forgot to remove your notice after the rename.
Second one. The rename is ok. It was not from 1915 but 1898.
As for the delinking. Yes I agree that Juliancolton should order CommonsDelinker to fix usage. Maybe Juliancolton simply forgot to do it? --MGA73 (talk) 13:23, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Cwbm: there's no need to be sarcastic; it doesn't help anything. That said, I'm using a semi-automated script to preform the moves, so if the proposed target makes sense and there's no reason to believe it's inaccurate, I'll go ahead and complete the move. If you object to a proposed rename, please remove the tag on the file and start a discussion on the talk page. As for the delinking, I was informed that a redirect to a file will properly render the image, so there's no need to delink everything. –Juliancolton | Talk 14:03, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Since you have checked all the files you renamed you already know that I removed the rename tags, but this removal has been reverted. So I will reference you (an admin) in the future when I try to resolve a dispute by an editwar. --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 14:26, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
I check all the files, but I don't examine its page history and the talk pages of all users who edited it. File renames are uncontroversial except in rare circumstances. Also, if you want me to review my moves, please provide links; I've renamed thousands of images over the past few months, and I can't find which ones you're referring to. Thanks, –Juliancolton | Talk 14:31, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
@Juliancolton If you look at the rename template you can see "Before you move the file, please add {{universal replace|Rename|New name.jpg|[[Commons:File renaming|File renamed]] : Misspelled.}} to User:CommonsDelinker/commands (Quick adding) and save afterwards." Why add this if rename is not needed? --MGA73 (talk) 14:32, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, I was always under the impression that it was more of a cosmetic issue than anything... is there a guideline on this I can review? –Juliancolton | Talk 14:45, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

I provided one link to review. So.. --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 14:34, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

No answer is also an answer. Would have been more honest to just tell me to fuck off. Cheers --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 18:44, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

What? Please review COM:MELLOW, thanks. –Juliancolton | Talk 18:59, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure

Hello any further comments on "I have discussed this issue with Mike Godwin Wikipedia's lawyer and he states "Mike: i frankly don't think any of the patient drawings is creative enough to qualify as copyrighted. i also think that way about the original figure Sent at 22:56 on Wednesday" Some ROCF could be just a square with a circle inside of it. Just because someone might call it an ROCF one cannot claim copyright over it. Thus would it be possible to undelete this image?"--Jmh649 (talk) 17:30, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Hmm. Well, it would probably be best to start a discussion at COM:UNDEL to see what others have to say on the matter. –Juliancolton | Talk 16:43, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Okay thanks for the reply will do.Jmh649 (talk) 17:34, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Image7fort.JPG

Hi, did you see that there's a second file nominated together with the one you deleted? I don't know if you intentionally keep it, or just missed it. Can you correct it? Thanks. –Tryphon 14:00, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

The script must have forgotten to delete it. :) ✓ Done and thanks. –Juliancolton | Talk 14:05, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Rename request

Please rename File:En-Christmas tree.ogg, if this is to be kept. The name implies it is a standard English pronunciation, but it is not, and bots have been adding it to Wiktionary entries as a result. All word pronunciation files on Wiktionary (both English and French) follow a standard naming structure. This should be renamed File:En-it-Christmas tree.ogg, to indicate that it is English spoken by an Italian. --EncycloPetey (talk) 00:24, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Judging by the discussion at the deletion request, I don't think that would be appropriate. The overall consensus is that is is pronounced correctly in English, albeit with an Italian accent. –Juliancolton | Talk 01:15, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
But it isn't correct for mainstream English, which is what the current name implies. The stress and tone are incorrect. I can pronounce words correctly while shouting them, giving them a rising tone as for a question, in a robotic voice, etc., but none of these would reflect the standard means of pronouncing the words. In any case, ALL English word sound files should have a country code for the speaker. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:58, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
Either way, "En-it" would be even less appropriate, as it's obviously not in two different languages. Perhaps you could start a discussion somewhere as to the file's validity, but deletion or renaming isn't necessary. –Juliancolton | Talk 04:35, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
The "it" is a country code, not a language code, and it follows the same construction as File:En-uk-abject.ogg and File:En-us-lobster.ogg. The first code idnetifies the language, but the second code identifies the nationality of the speaker, which is critical for sorting pronunciation files on the Wiktionary projects. --EncycloPetey (talk) 18:17, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Deletion requests


Can you state a valid reason why you have closed the following deletion requests?

Thank you! --High Contrast (talk) 11:04, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Most participating contributors agreed that the sources provided were sufficient to allay any possible concerns. As most were unanimous in terms of votes, I felt they were fairly straightforward and didn't require a specific closing rationale. Regards, –Juliancolton | Talk 14:41, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
I would not have expected you to like this. If you look closer into these discussions you can see that there are basically two contributors that share the same arguments concerning sources on Commons. According to COM:L a valid source must be stated and this is not the case right now. Unfortunately, this frequently stated "Witness report" contains no images. We do not know where they are from. An evidence for these images being in the public domain ist still not adduced. Accordingly I'd like to see a comment of you why these image were kept. Thank you. --High Contrast (talk) 20:06, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
Just because those two users happen to agree on the issue doesn't mean their votes should be discounted. Several of the discussions received input from multiple editors, all of whom unanimously agreed that the source provided was adequate. Consensus regarding the situation seemed thorough, so I saw no reason to doubt it and delete those files. I don't buy the argument that the nominations were made out of bad faith, but nonetheless, I can't find a compelling reason to delete them. –Juliancolton | Talk 22:41, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
So, you can state a compelling reason to keep them. --High Contrast (talk) 16:50, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
As I explained, the general consensus was that the source information provided was sufficient, which is indeed a valid reason to keep the files. –Juliancolton | Talk 17:16, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes, thank you. --High Contrast (talk) 17:43, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Your assistance please


I am sure that whatever these two images are missing is an oversight. Would you mind giving me the original URLs? Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 01:24, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

OK, they are marked CC-SA. Should I re-upload them? Geo Swan (talk) 03:53, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, as long as there is proper license info. I can give you the deleted content if it would make re-uploading them more efficient. –Juliancolton | Talk 04:24, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
done Geo Swan (talk) 05:27, 13 November 2009 (UTC)


How can I undelete this? Free license copyright of WORK [Ellis_Jones.jpg] has been sent to Do I have to upload it again? Thanks. [User talk:Zaikovskis]

If you've seen Commons:Deletion requests/File:Ellis Jones.jpg and believe the issues raised at that discussion have been resolved, your best bet would be to post at COM:UNDEL to see what others have to say. –Juliancolton | Talk 22:25, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Michael Minsky

Again you take the photograph of Michael Minsky away. WHY??? 18:46, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

See please the history of the French version. Thank you 16:24, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

? –Juliancolton | Talk 20:32, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Minsky_Mykhailo.jpg - and i just delete a reupload File:Michael Minsky 036.jpg. --Martin H. (talk) 16:54, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

The photograph is from a familiy photobook of 1954. So what is wrong? 08:28, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

See User_talk:Nicostam#Please stop re-uploading of the same file, you may ask Nicostam first why he suddenly changed his mind and why the image that first was "author=Unknown" is not from a family album. That appears incorrect. --Martin H. (talk) 09:41, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

And why you did not delite It is the same story, author unknown.... Do you know from all your familiy photographs from 1954 who made them? 11:17, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

The image is on the Ukrainian Wikipedia under fair use, fair use is not allowed on Commons. But thanks for that uk.wp image, it only shows that Nicostam's information was entirely wrong. --Martin H. (talk) 11:24, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Spam images

whoa at all these spam images. Isnt there some kind of mechanism to stop these spam images from being uploaded? Like captchas catch spam edits from spam bots. --Matt57 (talk) 03:37, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

See here. Juliancolton Alternative (talk) 03:54, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Bot flag temporarily granted

J: Please see: Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#Bot_flag_temporarily_granted_to_two_users ... when you are done just ping any 'crat to have it turned off. Many thanks for taking this task on, it's appreciated!

Everyone else: J may not respond to you right away since he's busy. Also while the flag is on his response to you wouldn't show up in recent changes which is suboptimal, please be patient. ++Lar: t/c 14:26, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Will do, thanks for the help! I expect I'll be done later this afternoon, and I'll post on the BN then. Juliancolton Alternative (talk) 14:30, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks again for pitching in, much appreciated. ++Lar: t/c 13:46, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Some uploads by Sara metal666

Hello Juliancolton. Can you please have a look at Commons:Deletion requests/Some uploads by Sara metal666? - Since I am the nom, I can't close it. Thank you, —Dferg (disputatio) 00:06, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Done. Cheers –Juliancolton | Talk 03:31, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! Cheers, —Dferg (disputatio) 11:38, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Deletion request

more than 20 photos of the 07:37, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

All these images violate the copyright law of Romania. 07:44, 4 December 2009 (UTC)


Here. You should be entitled as a courtesy to be informed when anyone is talking about you, just as if it were WP:ANI. Rodhullandemu (talk) 02:12, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Your FP nomination

Hi Julian, I tried to remove CA from your image. Of course in the process I reduced some sharpness too :( I also changed color just a bit. I do like the image. Here it is File:Dirt road in winter edit .jpg. If you like,please go ahead and try it, if you do not like please delete it. Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 14:15, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

I like it. :) Thanks! –Juliancolton | Talk 15:50, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
I changed format and supported my edit. Please do not forget to support it too. Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:07, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
I've uploaded a new version - not sure it is better but if not revert - it may be a little sharper (must have learned something on the course :)). Good image anyway! --Herby talk thyme 15:39, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
Pictogram voting support.svg Works for me

. I'm not by any means an expert at photography, so I'm probably not the person to revert a more experienced user's edits. :) Thanks for the help. –Juliancolton | Talk 19:50, 9 December 2009 (UTC)


Hello Julian, please restore File:José Ferreiro (Filho) em jovem.JPG this image for me (I'm otrs member) and the user sent the confirmation. Thanks @lestaty discuţie 01:39, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done. Cheers, –Juliancolton | Talk
Thanks and sorry for big image hehehe @lestaty discuţie 01:42, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
No problem, glad to help! :) –Juliancolton | Talk 01:43, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Me again :D, now I see the File:José Ferreiro (Filho) em jovem.JPG is duplicated of File:José Ferreiro (Filho).JPG (a mistake of the user) please delete File:José Ferreiro (Filho) em jovem.JPG for me :D and thanks a lot for your help. @lestaty discuţie 01:54, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Sure. –Juliancolton | Talk 01:55, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
/me hugs Julian (many thanks) Regards @lestaty discuţie 01:56, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

forgotten deletion

Hello Juliancolton, you have forgotten to delete a file? - see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Bibiane Thiffault.jpg - Best wishes Cholo Aleman (talk) 17:13, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Aye, got it. Thanks! –Juliancolton | Talk 18:09, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

RfA categories

Hey I noticed you adding those in my watchlist and I think that this is a quite nice idea; I always looked for something where I can find the old requests listed. Maybe you want to add them in that template that the bureaucrats use for closing. I'd have done ths myself, but I can't recall the name of it at the moment. --The Evil IP address (talk) 16:39, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks; I'll look for it. –Juliancolton | Talk 17:35, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

QI one

Hi - to me the house may well be ok but the sea looks tilted (:)) and that is the one time I'm sure I've got it wrong. It may be that it will make the house look weird tho. As to expose, just check if there is any clipping maybe. Let me know if I can help, cheers --Herby talk thyme 16:23, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Cyclone tracks

I think we should get started on re-categorising: Start with the Atlantic and Category:Atlantic hurricane tracks? I'm thinking if I dump a list of file names somewhere (my user space perhaps) we can do it in a systematic fashion. That will give time to figure out what to do on file naming front.--Nilfanion (talk) 12:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I think that would work. Is there any way we could get a bot involved? –Juliancolton | Talk 14:12, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Got a page set up at User:Nilfanion/TCtracks. I was going to get started but AWB wasn't working right for some reason...
Alright then, I'll get started by doing the most obvious ones (eg. the ones with "Atlantic" in the title). –Juliancolton | Talk 14:52, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
Most of the Atlantic is done. I guess I'll go through the list manually to see which ones I missed... –Juliancolton | Talk 20:35, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
Catscan is probably the ideal tool here. If you use this Query, you can reformat it and enter into AWB (if you filter it to File: only). Incidentally the AWB run for the Atlantic wasn't ideal, you added the Category:Atlantic hurricane tracks but didn't remove Category:Tropical cyclone tracks (even though the edit summary says replace.--Nilfanion (talk) 11:09, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Oh yeah damn forgot about that. Best thing then is to add all the new cats and then remove it from the template. I'm going to try and figure out why AWB isn't working for me (It won't runs ok but won't log me in).--Nilfanion (talk)
And done with Pacific typhoons as well. –Juliancolton | Talk 19:42, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
That leaves Category:North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone tracks and Category:Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone tracks (that's to match the by-season cats on Commons). Don't particularly want to split the SHem due to the labour required in IDing which basins are valid. Thanks for your help (AWB is winding me up atm).--Nilfanion (talk) 23:11, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good, thanks. I'll get to those ASAP. –Juliancolton | Talk 01:46, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

File:Dirt road in winter.JPG

Hey. Just wanted to say I'm sorry this wasn't featured; it's a great shot. I'm quite jealous of the climate you have, actually. I've never seen real snow before, let alone something so picturesque. Regards, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 10:41, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! Yeah, I thought it was nice, but FPC are a tough crowd. :) The snow is great for the first couple months of winter, but eventually it gets tedious. Anyway, do you think that image has a shot of QI at least? –Juliancolton | Talk 15:07, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I think so. I'd have supported it at FPC if I'd seen it, so it's definitely a QI in my view. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 01:34, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Added. Thanks again. –Juliancolton | Talk 03:41, 20 December 2009 (UTC)