User talk:MichaelMaggs

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Wikidata weekly summary #165[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #166[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #167[edit]

Rename[edit]

Dear Michael,

Could you tell me what would be the best way to rename some files? Under tips is mentioned ː {{rename|the_new_name|numeric_reason_for_renaming}} How does it work? Kind regards Erik onlysilenceOnlysilence (talk) 21:18, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Dear Erik, renaming (sometimes called 'moving') is something that only certain users such as administrators can do. There is a special tag that you can apply to files which acts as a request for an administrator to do the renaming for you. But rather than doing that it would probably be easier for you simply to ask me here, and if there is no objection I'd be happy to do it. Could you let me know which files you'd like renamed and why? All the best, --MichaelMaggs (talk) 21:39, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Michael, I would like to add the name in the files, as many people don't know who is the author of the work. Ex "A gap of silence" : Erik Pevernagie.jpg; "A paper boat made my dream"ː Erik Pevernagie.jpg Thank you for help. Erik onlysilenceOnlysilence (talk) 22:47, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi Erik, I don't think that would be possible, I'm afraid. Although renaming requests by the original uploader are normally allowed, simply adding a name to the title of large numbers of files would most likely be seen by many editors as too self-promotional. There's also the problem that title changes cannot easily be done in bulk (at least by the vast majority of editors), and the task would take a volunteer a lot of time. Your name as author is of course immediately visible to anyone who looks on the Commons page, and that's the standard way that authors are attributed on this site. So I'm sorry I can't help in this case. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 07:51, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, Michael. Have a good day. Onlysilence (talk) 13:11, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Michael, There is something strange with File:Sorry unsufficient funds goodbye.jpg About block and unblock. Could you have a look? Thank youOnlysilence (talk) 15:19, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

@Onlysilence: Hi Erik, sorry that I've only just noticed your question. I've had a look at the file File:Sorry unsufficient funds goodbye.jpg and at your talk page, but I can't see the problem you've noted. Could you explain in a little more detail please? Where exactly do I need to look? MichaelMaggs (talk) 07:21, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #168[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #169[edit]

Wikidata weekly summary #170[edit]

Lightning talk from WMCON15[edit]

Hello Michael, may I hold a lightning talk at the Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2015 on the topic you spoke about at the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin this year? It was inspiring and I think it has to be retold. Do you have something jotted down about it, which I can take as a preparation? --Лорд Бъмбъри (talk) 10:09, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Absolutely fine. I'm afraid I don't have any written notes, though. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 20:25, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #171[edit]

File:Sorry unsufficient funds goodbye.jpg[edit]

Thank you Michael, The problem with this file has been solved in the meantime. Best regards. Onlysilence (talk) 18:36, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #172[edit]

Help with UK copyright and image licencing[edit]

As someone who knows more about UK image licencing and copyright can you give me any help with answering the queries in the image review for Bristol's FAC at [1]?Rodw (talk) 08:56, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

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