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Archive This is an archive of past discussions. Do not edit the contents of this page. If you wish to start a new discussion or revive an old one, please do so on the current talk page.

AWB

May I kindly ask you to edit a bit slower, maybe not more than 2-3 edits per minute, or otherwise ask for a bot account for your edits? Thank you so much, regards, Patrícia msg 17:16, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Sorry - en:WP:AWB states vaguely "a few edits per minute", and I was trying to keep it at about 5-6, but I'll slow down a bit. – Tivedshambo (talk) 17:20, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
I know we have pretty vague policies on this, so it's more of "so it won't flood RC" which was happening at some point. No harm done though, thanks :) Patrícia msg 17:53, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Six Nations

Two appropriately-licensed images found and uploaded from Flickr: Image:Italy vs Wales Six Nations rugby.jpg, Image:Wales rugby team.jpg per request. Man vyi 06:44, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Well found - many thanks. See the Welsh language Wicipedia tomorrow. – Tivedshambo (talk) 08:58, 16 March 2008 (UTC)


Image:BSicon_eHBHF.svg

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Axpde (talk) 17:56, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Railway structures

Hi Tivedshambo - you are invited to give comment here, and after that discussion, participate in creating a category scheme for "rail transport" cats. Ingolfson (talk) 12:38, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

I'll look at this when I get chance. – Tivedshambo (talk) 14:33, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Rollback

Is here - no idea how fussy folk are with the new toys & whether it must be there or not. I'd happily grant it but the post there should not be declined. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 14:00, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

I saw that, but chose to use the direct approach as per Commons:Rollback#By personal request/at administrator discretion. – Tivedshambo (talk) 14:35, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
Fair enough. --Herby talk thyme 14:56, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Hope you don't mind - I've granted your account rollbacker permission, Tivedshambo. Best regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 21:36, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Many thanks. – Tivedshambo (talk) 05:31, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

file names

Hi Tivedshambo,
beyond the current controversy with Erik, I would recommend to you to choose filenames that name the depicted item first, at least before your name. Otherwise there is at least some potential for becoming cryptic or misleading (for example with portrait photos). But that's just a recommendation. --Túrelio (talk) 08:03, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

This has been my standard for some time now [1]. I've considered renaming the earlier photos for consistency, but this seems like a large waste of resources for little gain. Thanks for your help, hopefully this will see the end of the matter. – Tivedshambo (talk) 08:11, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Eritrean railway licensing - reply

In reply to [2]. Yes, I give permission to apply CC-BY-SA-3.0 to my version of the image. I'm actually not sure what happens in this case - do we both get a mention in the image credits? Best wishes, Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 00:12, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Categories for discussion/2010/08/Category:Months by country

please read my answer and consider if you understood what the request is about. Thanks, --Martin H. (talk) 22:25, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Old debate?

Hello, would you say a word in this debate, please? Category talk:Train stations in Switzerland Thank you.-- Gürbetaler (talk) 19:06, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, Optimist on the run!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 14:51, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

File:Tivedshambo 2006-09-11 Horn Dance, Blithfield Reservoir.jpg

Hi mate, you might want to look at User_talk:Martin_H.#Use_of_one_of_your_images. -mattbuck (Talk) 12:23, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification - I've left a reply to the IP on Martin's page.  An optimist on the run! 13:04, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank You for the Wikipedia Picture

Hello, My name is Duane Hurst and I recently made a free (non-commercial) English web site to share information with people. I added links to your Wikipedia/Wikimedia freeware picture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eritrean_Railway_-_Tivedshambo_2008-11-04-edit1.jpg). I also gave credit to you on my web pages for your work. Thank you for sharing with the public. My website is:

http://www.freeenglishsite.com/

I add pictures such as yours to one of the following major sections of my site: 1. World section - contains information and over 10,000 images of every world country and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/index.htm

2. USA section - contains information and images of every USA state and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/usa/index.htm

3. English section - "Mel and Wes" lessons in conversation format. Stories are located in various USA states and world countries such as China, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. Each lesson has many slang terms and idioms, which I link to my Slang Dictionary. This eventually will have over 5,000 terms. Currently, it has about 3,000 slang and idioms. I regularly add new lessons and slang terms. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/lessons/index.htm Slang Dictionary link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/slang/Eslang_a.htm

Prior to retirement, I taught English at several private and public universities in the United States.

Please share this free site with your friends. I hope all will enjoy the pictures and find the English information useful. Sincerely,  Duane Hurst in Utah, USA

Email address: <redacted> --75.162.209.2 07:10, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome!  An optimist on the run! 11:20, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks...

Hi. Thanks for correcting the name of image from Ethopia (including Eritrea) location map to Ethiopia (including Eritrea) location map. I haven't noticed. Vaga-am (talk) 12:18, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

File:Princess Luisa Maria Theresa Stuart (1692-1712) by Jean-François de Troy.jpg

Dear Optimist on the run, I am afraid the title is inaccurate for two reasons:
[I]: L[o]uisa Maria Theresa Stuart, cfr. [3];
[II]: en:Jean François de Troyen:François de Troy.
Thank you.--Thorvaldsson (talk) 14:10, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, missed the difference. I thought you were just rephrasing the title. I'll make the move now.  An optimist on the run! 14:45, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done  An optimist on the run! 14:51, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Permission to use your photo

I am creating and printing a leaflet entitled 'Map of Heritage Railways in the North East and Yorkshire' to distribute to help raise awareness of Rare Disease Day on 28th Feb and would like to use your photo 'British Rail class 03 number 03079 shunting on DVLR to illustrate the Derwent Valley Light Railway. It will be a small thumbnail size photo without title (no space) - will this be ok? The map will be free but we ask for donations to the Myasthenia Gravis Association, and we hope to send copies to all the heritage railways and rail museums and information centres across the region. Linda McDonald MGA Regional Organiser (North & Yorkshire)

Hi - thanks for the request. I'm happy for you to use it in the manner you suggest. As it's going to be a small image without title, and it's for charity, I'll waive the requirement for attribution. I'll look out for it when I'm in the area!  An optimist on the run! 10:34, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Boot auf geneigter Ebene.jpg

"Boot auf geneigter Ebene" where ? In the United States, in Germany in China or in Australia ? The exactly localization od this picture is "Pochylnia Buczyniec" (in english Boatlift Buczyniec) on Elbląg Canal in Poland. 80.171.91.122 17:19, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, ✓ DoneAn optimist on the run! 17:25, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
It's OK thanks :) 80.171.91.122 17:52, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Photo rename

Hi Optimistic! Recently I asked yo to rename the File:Fallas -Mamita Yunai ed. popular cubana.jpg because I thougt that the dot after 'ed' was causing the problem that impeded to see the photo on the infobox, but the problem persisted; after that, I uploaded another image File:Aguirre - Juan de la Rosa.jpg, and I had the same problem. Now I saw that same problem in David Rosenmann-Taub (& in the Spanish & French versions of that article as well) with a photo that is not mines, File:David Rosenmann-Taub.png, but that have in common with the other two the dash (-), so I now think that the problem is the dash. That is why I am asking you now, if possible, to rename the file David Rosenmann-Taub.png to David RosenmannTaub.png and see if it works and the infobox shows the photo after been renamed. If that is the case, I would ask you to rename File:Fallas -Mamita Yunai ed popular cubana.jpg to File:Fallas libro Mamita Yunai ed popular cubana.jpg and File:Aguirre - Juan de la Rosa.jpg to File:Aguirre libro Juan de la Rosa.jpg (all my explanation may sound a little strange, but I am sure that is you go to file David Rosenmann-Taub you will understand the problem). Of course, if the dash is causing the problem, it would be nice if in the appropiate place you can put a recomendation for not to use it in the files names to avoid that problem in the future (and if it is not the dash, then I don't no what to do to solve it). Thank you and excuse me for taking your time.--Roferbia (talk) 12:23, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

I'm getting the same problem. I very much doubt that the dash in the file name is causing the problem, so another rename won't solve anything. I believe there are some residual server issues following the recent server migration. Leave it with me, and I'll see if I can do anything tonight.  An optimist on the run! 12:57, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
OK, thanks; but the funny thing is that if you use the file in the text (no in the infobox) with the normal sintaxis ([[File:Aguirre - Juan de la Rosa.jpg|thumb|the text you want), then it works fine.--Roferbia (talk) 14:35, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
You've probably got your default thumbnail size to be >403px (the width of the image). If it's set less than that, it won't reduce in size. I've tried uploading another version over the top of it, without success. This seems to be a bug with the Wiki software at present, and not with your images - see w:WP:VPT#Images not rendering. All I can suggest is be patient, and see if it resolves itself in a week or so. If not, I suggest raising the problem at the Village Pump, as it's beyond my technical expertise I'm afraid. But I'm certain it's not the file name that's causing the problem - most of my images have dashes in, and I've never had any problems.  An optimist on the run! 17:22, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Seems to be working now, at least on my browser.  An optimist on the run! 22:01, 24 January 2013 (UTC)