User talk:Phillip Medhurst

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Phillip Medhurst!

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Herby talk thyme 09:59, 14 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Apologies :) There were no images when I first deleted it & I was too hasty. Regards --Herby talk thyme 10:12, 14 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uploads information[edit]

Hi Phillip, I noticed that you have been uploading lots of engravings lately (which is great) but without adding basic data to the Information template, like date, source and original author (as in this file). It would be better if you could take the time to add similar informations, as they make it easier for other people to find your contributions and are also necessary to identify their real origins. Regards,--Underlying lk (talk) 15:33, 20 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. I don't have the information you suggest and it would take me too long to research it in-between uploading the several hundred prints I own. I thought it was better to concentrate on getting them into the public domain first. Clearly, the information I provided on the (very well-known) print you have taken as an example was enough for you to develop further. The information provided in the file names is all I have at the moment. Have mercy on me! :-) This is a take it or leave it situation! Let me know if would like me to stop my current activity and I will upload them elsewhere. Phillip Medhurst (talk) 07:51, 21 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Right. In the absence of any further guidance I am aborting my current project. The files which might have been uploaded may now be viewed at and 1,455 prints in all. I cannot emulate eg. The British Museum whose prints are being put online: they no doubt have a team of full-time paid researchers who are able to engage in the very time-consuming task of finding out the source, date and originator of each print. Oh well. Never mind. Phillip Medhurst (talk) 11:02, 21 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good. Files may now also be viewed at:-

"The Phillip Medhurst Bible Genesis":!199&authkey=!ALVJPShK2q1KTzc&ithint=folder%2c.jpg

"The Phillip Medhurst Collection Apocalypse":!423&authkey=!AAwlU87KSkp5wO8&ithint=folder%2c.jpg

"The Phillip Medhurst Collection Apocrypha":!178&authkey=!AA0zpZ8rq8l7WgU&ithint=folder%2c.jpg

"The Phillip Medhurst Collection Jan Luyken's Gospel":!406&authkey=!AMWONqcqSJ8vxzg&ithint=folder%2c.jpg

Phillip Medhurst (talk) 17:13, 21 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi again. From the above, I gather that you've decided that adding date, source and author of your uploads would be too time-consuming, and if forced to choose you'd rather upload those files somewhere else than provide basic information about them. Adding that kind of data is mandatory, unless I'm mistaken (see Commons:Essential information) so continuing on the current path of adding {{Own}} to every file is not much of an alternative. Having to write the same source/author over and over is an annoyance, but there are tools available to make the task less tedious without compromising the accuracy of the data. One of them is Commons:Commonist, perhaps you should try it. Cheers, --Underlying lk (talk) 12:25, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Underlying lk (talk) 13:12, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There is no way of entering some information when uploading from a mobile device. Please acquaint yourself with the Wikmedia app. The source of files may, however, be indicated in their name: eg. THE PHILLIP MEDHURST COLLECTION. 14:05, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bringing Wikimedia into Disrepute[edit]

Dear "Underlying 1k"

Your failure to give an apology for the insulting remark on your Talk page and your vandalisation of my contributions is noted. What a disgrace. Those of us who have always lived in a free society find this kind of behaviour very shocking on the rare occasions we encounter it. It is difficult for us to know how to deal with this, another nail in the coffin of Wikimedia commons as we have known it. We will vote with our feet. No more licences will be granted to your organisation.

As regards my "laziness" I suggest you view those of my files where very detailed and extensive information has been given when this has been available. There is no excuse for high-handedness when it is coupled with ignorance. Some of us have been working very hard to enrich our global culture. My contributions speak for themselves. Do yours?

Yours sincerely, Phillip Medhurst (my real name) Phillip Medhurst (talk) 17:55, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Termination 25.04.14[edit]

Phillip Medhurst (talk) 17:38, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#Phillip Medhurst. Reasons: failure to abide by policy, poor behaviour.

--Underlying lk (talk) 19:00, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


From: Revd. Philip De Vere

Don't worry Phil. I have rescued your Apocalypse files and uploaded them to Pinterest. I think they'll be safer there. --Philip De Vere (talk) 19:35, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, Phillip Medhurst, interested? Lotje (talk) 10:38, 19 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Jonund (talk) 13:05, 4 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re the file Teachings of Jesus 5 of 40. parable of the mustard seed. Jan Luyken etching. Bowyer Bible.gif[edit]

Phillip, I had cause to use the image you kindly uploaded some 14 years ago, and have updated the page for it at File:Teachings of Jesus 5 of 40. parable of the mustard seed. Jan Luyken etching. Bowyer Bible.gif to the {{Artwork}} template to take advantage of the mulitlingual autolinkining features it offers. I have tried to respect the information you originally included in the standard Information section, but wanted to bring the change to your attention in case I have inadvertently mucked something up. I would be glad to make any alterations or even revert the change if that is your preference. Yours sincerely, papageno (talk) 01:27, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]