User talk:NE2

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to: navigation, search
Welcome to the Commons, NE2!
Afrikaans | Alemannisch | العربية | Asturianu | Azərbaycanca | Беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎ | Български | বাংলা | Català | Čeština | Dansk | Deutsch | Deutsch (Sie-Form)‎ | Zazaki | Ελληνικά | English | Esperanto | Español | Euskara | Estremeñu | فارسی | Suomi | Français | Frysk | Galego | עברית | हिन्दी | Hrvatski | Magyar | Հայերեն | Interlingua | Bahasa Indonesia | Italiano | 日本語 | ქართული | 한국어 | Latina | Lietuvių | Македонски | മലയാളം | मराठी | Bahasa Melayu | Plattdüütsch | नेपाली | Nederlands | Norsk bokmål | Occitan | Polski | Português | Português do Brasil | Română | Русский | Scots | Slovenčina | Slovenščina | Shqip | Српски / srpski | Svenska | Kiswahili | தமிழ் | ไทย | Türkçe | Українська | Vèneto | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | 中文(简体)‎ | 中文(繁體)‎ | 中文(台灣)‎ | +/−
Crystal Clear app korganizer.png First steps tutorial

Our first steps help file and our FAQ will help you a lot after registration. They explain how to customize the interface (for example the language), how to upload files and our basic licensing policy. You don't need technical skills in order to contribute here. Be bold contributing here and assume good faith for the intentions of others. This is a wiki - it is really easy.

Icon apps query.svg Getting help

More information is available at the Community Portal. You may ask questions at the Help desk, Village Pump or on IRC channel #wikimedia-commons. You can also contact an administrator on their talk page. If you have a specific copyright question, ask at Commons talk:Licensing.

Transmission icon.png Goodies, tips and tricks
  • Put Babel boxes on your user page so others know what languages you can speak and indicate your Graphics abilities.
  • All your uploads are stored in your personal Gallery
  • Please sign your name on Talk pages by typing ~~~~
  • Use the CommonSense tool to find good categories for your files (then other people can find them too!)
  • To link to an image page, write this: [[:Image:Foo.jpg]], it makes this: Image:Foo.jpg
  • If you're copying files from another project, be sure to use the CommonsHelper
Nuvola filesystems trashcan full.png Made a mistake?
  • Did you want to rename or move a file? Simply upload the file again and mark the old one like this: {{bad name|Correct name}}
  • For more information read the full Deletion guidelines
(P.S. Would you like to provide feedback on this message?)

Yann 09:20, 23 January 2007 (UTC)


Colors On old "Class I Railroad" maps[edit]

re: File:Chicago and Alton Railroad system map (1918).svg

For those of us that are colorblind... The route map has the main line through Illinois, and the branch heading through Indiana. There is a tiny section in central Illinois that I believe is PURPLE - and also several "lines" that appear like rivers. I cannot tell if they are, in fact, rivers - or PURPLE "trackage rights" railways.

This happens MANY times. Those that are not colorblind don't understand the difficulty. Having dots, dashes, broken lines, and combinations of these, will help - even if they are also colored.

Thank you. Please email me: tapwestport@aol.com (I tried to log in normally to get your email, but it failed. Thanks. -TA


Please use specific categories[edit]

Hello and thank you for your hard work uploading old maps of the Long Island Rail Road! Could I please ask that you tag images with more specific categories than Category:Maps? Since it is such a broad category, it tends to fill up very quickly if people don't use its more specific subcategories. Only recently, the category spanned several pages, making it difficult to overview its subcategories and contents, and we just got done sorting out most of the mess.

Only knowing that something is a map isn't very usually useful for locating images of a certain kind. In a way, this is as imprecise as placing all photos in a single category or placing all Wikipedia articles in a category called "articles." Using specific categories, however, helps people locate what they are looking for.

In the case of LIRR maps, the categories that seem most applicable are Category:Old railroad maps of the United States and Category:Old maps of New York. You might even create Category:Old railroad maps of New York, which could be a subcategory to those two categories as well as of Category:Railroad maps of New York. You might even be more specific than that, since you're uploading several images related to the same railroad and create Category:Old maps of the Long Island Rail Road, probably with Old railroad maps of New York (as previously described) as an intermediary category.

LX (talk, contribs) 08:54, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Image:Grand_Central_subway_1918.jpg[edit]

català | čeština | dansk | Deutsch | Ελληνικά | English | Esperanto | español | français | galego | עברית | italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | lietuvių | Nederlands | norsk bokmål | polski | português | русский | slovenčina | 中文(简体)‎ | 中文(繁體)‎ | +/− Hello, and thank your for sharing your files with Commons. There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. Could you please resolve these problems, which are described on the page linked in above? Thank you. --Orgullomoore 02:33, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Image:1900 UR&E map.jpg[edit]

You changed this from "PD-because|it was published first in the U.S. in 1900." to template:PD-US. However, PD-US states that it may not be in the public domain in some countries, while it's my understanding that anything published first in the U.S. before 1923 is in the public domain everywhere. Isn't the first template thus preferable, because it doesn't introduce uncertainty? --NE2 19:53, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

In my opinion the Journal from which the image was scanned has authors and therefore there is a certain uncertainty because there might be countries were the image is still copyrighted as I understand the template. Another case would be if the journal / the image has no specific author (the author is anonymous) and therefor after over 100 years the images could be tagged as {{PD-old}}. --ALE! ¿…? 10:05, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Image:Handicap reverse blue background.svg[edit]

Hi, you marked Image:Handicap reverse blue background.svg for deletion, but the request is incomplete, and is NOT considered for deletion at the moment. Can you fix the request so it can be processed? thanks and kind regards, Deadstar 08:52, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

"General fixes"[edit]

Please do not make edits like this one. They serve no purpose and cause server load. Thank you. --NE2 12:28, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Putting a very large image on ones userpage wastes a greater amount of server load. Thanks. -- Cat chi? 12:39, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Make that two very large images:
[[Image:FNS front.jpg|1280px]]
[[Image:FNS back.jpg|1272px]]
  — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 16:26, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Handicapped Accessible sign.svg[edit]

Since none of the licenses have been approved by anyone, what kind of license can it get so it can stay on? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 209.183.51.14 (talk • contribs) at 20:39, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

I just standardized and improved the licensing on that image - what do you think?   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 02:30, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Since you're refusing to acknowledge the facts[edit]

...I'm trying to get some other people to convince you. Cheers. lensovet 17:09, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Toll road shields[edit]

I will mark them as speedy, since I uploaded them and would like them to be deleted. I will upload them to en.wikipedia once they are deleted. (O - RLY?) 20:05, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Second Avenue Subway maps[edit]

I was wondering if you could create SVG maps for NYC's Second Avenue Subway lines, so an infobox could be added to the article. I found this official map of the new line at the MTA's website, so this could give you an idea of how to map out the new Q and T routes. I was going to create the files myself based on another NYCS SVG map, but it seemed to involved for me to get the lines accurate, so I was hoping you could take care of it. –Dream out loud 22:03, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

I'll add it to my todo list. --NE2 09:59, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks to you both!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 18:11, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

SVG map problem[edit]

I created a map for the former JFK Express subway route based off of your A service map and uploaded it as Image:NYCS map JFK.svg. The first time I uploaded it after creating it in Illustrator, and it wouldn't even display a thumbnail. I went back and did it over again in Inkscape, but now I uploaded it and there is a problem with the text. Out of the three text boxes on the page, two of them don't show, and the other one displays as a solid black box. I was hoping you could figure out what the problem is. Thanks. –Dream out loud 04:23, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

I fixed the problem, and I was able to successfully add an infobox to the JFK Express article. You may want to tweak the map a bit just to make sure its up to par with the other ones you've created. I don't have much experience with uploading SVG files, but I think I figured it out pretty much. –Dream out loud 18:42, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

NYC subway[edit]

hello NE2 and thank you for your message,

I think having both is a good solution. I feel that stations need to be categorised by location, because nobody knows what the lines are called from their companies except by their numbers or letters. Someone who searches for a station orientates himself according to the street and location. I have now created categories for the companies as well to address your concern, you can take a look at Category:86th Street (New York City Subway) and Category:IND Eighth Avenue Line stations for example. I hope this solution will be satisfactory. sincerely Gryffindor 04:30, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

HCRH[edit]

All those Columbia River Highway image uploads were a lot of work. Good job! Werewombat 23:23, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

No source/licence/permission tagging[edit]

When you tag, could you also notify the uploader of the situation? It would save some trouble with all involved. Thanks, O (висчвын) 18:51, 14 July 2008 (GMT)

I don't see any relevant sections on there. --NE2 (talk) 09:39, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Oregon US 30 shield[edit]

hello,

I was wondering where you got the font for "OREGON" for that shield. It is Square Series D and I am looking for the old square fonts. Please email me; thank you!

Jake

artistjake at gmail dot com

Commons_talk:Licensing#Mexico_or_UK.3F[edit]

Finaly answered your question here sorry for the delay.Geni (talk) 10:08, 1 March 2009 (UTC)


File:D&RGW_Castle_Gate_steam_train_approaching.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:D&RGW_Castle_Gate_steam_train_approaching.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


Afrikaans | العربية | Беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎ | Català | Čeština | Dansk | Deutsch | Deutsch (Sie-Form)‎ | Zazaki | Ελληνικά | English | Esperanto | Español | Eesti | فارسی | Suomi | Français | Galego | עברית | Magyar | Bahasa Indonesia | Íslenska | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Македонски | മലയാളം | Plattdüütsch | Nederlands | Norsk nynorsk | Norsk bokmål | Occitan | Polski | Português | Português do Brasil | Română | Русский | Slovenčina | Slovenščina | Српски / srpski | Svenska | Türkçe | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | 中文(简体)‎ | 中文(繁體)‎ | +/−

Yann (talk) 21:23, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

File:Lowell Bridge.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Lowell Bridge.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


Afrikaans | العربية | Беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎ | Català | Čeština | Dansk | Deutsch | Deutsch (Sie-Form)‎ | Zazaki | Ελληνικά | English | Esperanto | Español | Eesti | فارسی | Suomi | Français | Galego | עברית | Magyar | Bahasa Indonesia | Íslenska | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Македонски | മലയാളം | Plattdüütsch | Nederlands | Norsk nynorsk | Norsk bokmål | Occitan | Polski | Português | Português do Brasil | Română | Русский | Slovenčina | Slovenščina | Српски / srpski | Svenska | Türkçe | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | 中文(简体)‎ | 中文(繁體)‎ | +/−

Jsayre64 (talk) 05:02, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

File:Toll Florida 570.svg[edit]

You changed the "toll" background to yellow, noting "at least one yellow shield has been recently posted". Where? I've never seen a yellow toll road sign for the Polk Parkway or any other FL SR toll road (at least in Central Florida...haven't driven much in S FL). Is this an official change by FDOT (or the Turnpike Enterprise) that will be made to all signs? Source? If not, it should be left green as that's the style of almost all the signs (and all the one's I've ever seen). I can't find anything on the web regarding a change to yellow searching with Google (could just be the wrong search terms, but I tried a few combinations). It could just be an incompetent contractor (I've seen a few, like a directional sign to 27 using the FL SR sign...there isn't a FL SR27...instead of U.S. 27 which is about a mile from that sign). AHeneen (talk) 02:23, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

This has been the new standard for the past few years, in lieu of the MUTCD-standard separate TOLL banner being used above Turnpike shields. Here's a new yellow-toll 570 shield: http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=2017.msg295780#msg295780 --NE2 (talk) 09:31, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
OK, thanks. AHeneen (talk) 06:45, 7 May 2014 (UTC)