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Measured seeds[edit]

Dear sir, I created the gallery measured seeds and last year there was a push to have images in both a Gallery and identical Category. I feel this ruins the classification system I enabled in the Gallery. You have done a great job with your images and as they each have their own Category, I removed Category:Measured seeds and left the images in the species category and the gallery measured seeds, Hoping you agree and understand the edits I have done, thanks WayneRay (talk) 03:25, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Category:Britton & Brown, Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada[edit]

is the proper name as well as the Gallery by the same name, I moved your category from Botanical Illustrations (which I mostly developed) to the Category above WayneRay (talk) 03:31, 3 May 2009 (UTC)


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FunkMonk (talk) 10:31, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Great SVG knot diagrams![edit]

Dear Ninjatacoshell, thanks for your vectorization of knot diagrams, they look fantastic! -- Christian.Mercat (talk) 14:13, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Please don't over-categorize[edit]

Hi Ninjatacoshell, please don't over-categorize your images. For instance in File:NodARc-V (Me,C18-1).svg

For further information please read Commons:Categories and particularly paragraph Over-categorization. Thanks in advance for correcting the categories of your uploads! -- Ies (talk) 15:23, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Nice graphs![edit]

Hi Ninjatacoshell, just wanted to say that I like your graphs on U.S. government debt very much! MartinD (talk) 20:07, 5 October 2010 (UTC)


The factual accuracy of the chemical structure File:Medicarpin.svg is disputed[edit]

Dispute notification The chemical structure File:Medicarpin.svg you uploaded has been tagged as disputed and is now listed in Category:Disputed chemical diagrams. Files in this category are deleted after one month if there is no upload of a corrected version and if there is no objection from the uploader or other users. Please discuss on the file talk page if you feel that the dispute is inappropriate. If you agree with the dispute, you can either upload a corrected version or simply allow the file to be deleted.

In all cases, please do not take the dispute personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you! --Ed (Edgar181) 13:18, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks!


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Miguel Sierra (talk) 16:10, 3 March 2011 (UTC)



can you contact me via my talk e-mail Ringpicker (talk) 07:52, 17 March 2012 (UTC) as I want to ask about using this image

rgds Tony young

Source information for maps[edit]

Hi there. I recently noticed that several of the range/distribution maps of various species (e.g. ticks) are not provided with valid sources of where the information for the map is derived from. This seems to be a rampant issue across many Wikipedia images. Too many maps of species distributions seem to be original research and have no sources presented. Could you help with resolving this issue since you have uploaded or edited several of these maps? I am particularly interested in finding the source material for the range of tick species since these articles are highly important for people researching into tick-borne infectious diseases at this time of year. Thanks for any help with this. 10:36, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Hey there, Unfortunately I made those tick maps several years ago and I no longer remember where I got the information for the ranges. It is a lamentable oversight that I did not include my source information. I am now much more careful about that. I don't think this is where I got my information but you can take a look at the range map over at (here, follow the hyperlink) for the genus Dermacentor which has approximately the same information as some of my maps. Sorry I couldn't be more help. Ninjatacoshell (talk) 01:43, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar

I love your image of the white oak leaf ( and was hoping to use it in a book of my poems that is coming out next summer. I realize it's in the Creative Commons; however, it has the "Share Alike" license, I need to obtain written permission since the publisher would likely not issue the entire book with that license. Please let me know -- & thanks for the great pics! -Nate

Nshoks (talk) 20:49, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

xls/xlsx request[edit]

Hi. Do you still have the xls/xlsx file you used to create this chart? I want to update it to include 2010-2012 values. I tried to make it with MS Office but fail to divide it by colours like you did, and I didn't want to do it with paint =P. If you can, please upload it or somewhere and reply here. Thanks--Neo139 (talk) 00:14, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi Neo139, I've regenerated his charts. I think the trick is that you need to make a "Democrat" column and a "Republican" column and use =SUMIF() to populate the columns, then each year that the president switches parties, you need an extra row that is slightly higher (eg: a row for year 2000 and a year for 2000.01) just to make the colored regions abut each other. Interestingly, even though your comment is over a year old, they still only have data through 2012 on Everything beyond that is listed as "estimated".
-SColombo (talk) 21:04, 5 March 2014 (UTC)


I noticed that you tagged File:Polygaleae distribution.svg as a duplicate of File:Polygalaceae distribution.svg. You are correct that they are the same file, so one should be deleted. However, File:Polygaleae distribution.svg is the file that should be retained because the source map only described Polygaleae. Therefore I moved the duplicate tag to File:Polygalaceae distribution.svg, since that is the file that should be deleted. Ninjatacoshell (talk) 22:00, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

OK. I understand. Thank you. --►Cekli829 04:56, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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Update to Debt charts[edit]

Hi Ninjatacoshell! Thanks for making the various Debt charts. They're really informative. Since we have more data now (since we're a few years down the line), I'd be interested in helping to update the charts. I found the updated data for Debt as % of GDP by President and put it on the talk page. However, I'd be happy to help out with actual regeneration of graphs if you could give me some pointers. How did you get the areas under the lines to be different colors? I use Libre Office instead of Excel, but I imagine the nomenclature is the same. If there is a way to convince the charts to render like that, please let me know (or let me know if you just used an image program to do the coloring). Thanks again,
-SColombo (talk) 18:29, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

I figured out a way to generate the same style of chart in Google Spreadsheet (made a Democrat column and a Republican column, then populated them using =SUMIF() and made some overlap rows to make the colors abut each other. Will attempt to upload the new data.
-SColombo (talk) 20:04, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
@SColombo: That looks great, SColombo! While you're at it, do you mind updating Total debt by President, Debt as % of GDP by House Majority Party, Total debt by House Majority Party, Debt as % of GDP by Senate Majority Party, and Total debt by Senate Majority Party? Obviously maintaining these hasn't been a priority for me, so if you could do it that would be great. If you do make the changes, then I can migrate the namespaces so that they all say "(1940 to present)" instead of "(1940 to 2009)". Ninjatacoshell (talk) 04:47, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks @Ninjatacoshell! I'm happy that you like them :) I started in on the Total debt by President chart tonight... turns out the new budget values have been released in the last week, so now the numbers for 2013 are finalized instead of estimated! I just finished making the Presidents chart on Google Spreadsheet and will upload the pic in a sec, but I'm not sure I'll have time to go through all of these. Maybe over the next couple of weeks I'll keep picking them off (and probably update the first chart to be through 2013 instead of 2012.
-SColombo (talk) 23:27, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

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Biodiversity Hotspots.svg with borders?[edit]

Hi Ninjatacoshell, I´m Ökologix from the german Wikipedia (an my english is very bad ;-( I found your map „Biodiversity Hotspots.svg". Because I can´t draw in svg-files, I would like to ask you: Can you make a version of this very good map with white state-borders? I think it would be a good additional information! Thanks and greetings from Wuppertal --Ökologix (talk) 04:43, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

@Ökologix: Hi Ökologix, I looked at the available blank .svg maps of the world with national borders and none of them have the same map projection as Biodiversity Hotspots.svg, so it would be a lot of work to add national borders to the existing file. To be honest, it's not a project that interests me. But if it matters to you, I encourage you to take the time to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape and do it yourself! Alternatively, you can ask someone at the Wikipedia map project to do it for you. Ninjatacoshell (talk) 15:42, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
What a pity ... but thank you very much for the fast and friendly answer! --Ökologix (talk) 17:27, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Manacus vitellinus map[edit]

Dear friend, All references I had seen do not include Ecuador in the distribution of this species. Please look at these:

Could you rework please? Congrats on this work, I have used all in my editions at Spanish Wikipedia. --Hector Bottai (talk) 22:15, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

@Hector Bottai: Hi, Hector. I've updated the map according to the links you provided. How does it look, now? Ninjatacoshell (talk) 19:32, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Great, many thanks! --Hector Bottai (talk) 14:08, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Manacus manacus map[edit]

Dear, This map is lacking a population west of Andes in coastal Ecuador, extreme northwest Peru and southwest Colombia. See:

Could you please rework it? Many thanks --Hector Bottai (talk) 16:02, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

@Hector Bottai: Hi, Hector. I've updated the map according to the links you provided. How does it look, now? Ninjatacoshell (talk) 19:32, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Looks perfect now. Many thanks!--Hector Bottai (talk) 14:05, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Data for margin of victory map[edit]

Where'd you get the data for

@ Alas, I don't recall. Ninjatacoshell (talk) 22:40, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

This is the only other source I can find: and it's just colors, not numbers.

Attribution to File:Medicago italica root nodules 2.JPG[edit]

Dear Ninjatacoshell, I have found your image through Wiki Commons and wanted to verify that it is yours and is it under CC BY-SA 3.0 copyright? What is the credit line you wish to receive with this image, if it is your image. User:NatScience1 (talk) 03:15, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

@NatScience1: Yes, I took that photograph and made it available under CC BY-SA 3.0. You can simply cite me as Ninjatacoshell. If you'd rather not use an online handle, let me know. Ninjatacoshell (talk) 19:54, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

@Ninjatacoshell So glad to hear you are indeed the photographer. I would like to talk to you about an alternate citation, you may email me. If you prefer a different form of communication please let me know. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:31, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

@NatScience1: I emailed you. Ninjatacoshell (talk) 19:13, 8 August 2018 (UTC)