User talk:Laurelrusswurm

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Laurelrusswurm!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 06:14, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Union Station[edit]

Hi. I left you a reply on my talk page. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:09, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

== Commons:Requests_for_comment/MP4_Video ==

Hi, for your vote, I see you left quite a long comment, verging on being a small essay. Perhaps it would be good to move this to be its own comment, or collapse it using the {{Cot}} template (or asking others to add it)? -- (talk) 15:40, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestion, Fæ. I didn't realize a comment could be collapsed, and it never occurred to me to post my comment somewhere else. Although I am a longtime Wikimedia user I'm only an occasional WM editor, and my comment did not fall into the "Other proposals" category, so it would have seemed presumptuous to post it as a stand-alone. O don't think I would have chosen the option to collapse my comment because of my experience with collapsed comments in microblogging, as I am well aware many people skip over them and I worked really hard on this. While it may look like a small essay to you, there are other long individual comments on the page; mine may appear longer because I made use of formatting in aid of readability. As it is, I worked on it over a period of days, and spent the better part of one slashing it to the bone. Because I was mindful that it was a comment, I did not include every argument I have, instead paring it down to the arguments I feel are most compelling. I prefer to keep it as it is and where it is, both because I want it to register in the opposed count, and because moving it now disrupt the links I've posted where I've cited the number of my opposition comment. I do appreciate your information, and will consider them for next time.Laurelrusswurm (talk) 23:05, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
No worries, your call. -- (talk) 23:11, 22 January 2014 (UTC)


Could you give me a reason on why you are nominating so many art files for deletion with the rationale This is not in the Public Domain in Canada (which has a copyright term that goes for 50 years after the death of the author) The Canadian Group of Seven artist A. Y. Jackson lived from 1882–1972, which means his work will not be Public Domain until 2022? Thanks. DLindsley Need something? 19:43, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

I don't know about anyone else, but Wikimedia Commons is the first place I look to determine PD status. Art files that are not in the Public Domain should not be marked PD on Wikimedia Commons (or anywhere else). The Wikipedia "Group of Seven" page said A.Y.Jackson died in 1972, which would mean his work would not be Public Domain until 2022. In fact, further research showed he actually died in 1974, which would only put his work the Public Domain in 2024. (I have since edited the Group of Seven Page to reflect that. [1] )

I was not aware A.Y.Jackson's war work (WWI) had been created under Crown Copyright, so I was mistaken in marking those files for deletion (and went back and noted this on the deletion requests). However, there were other posted images that were dated both before and after the Great War that are certainly fully copyrighted at present. Laurelrusswurm (talk) 21:36, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2015 is open![edit]

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