User talk:Richard Avery

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Richard Avery!
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Reuse notification[edit]

Just seen: This image is reused at http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/851/460484/text/34/ (your authorship and GFDL named, local GFDL missing). --Martina Nolte (talk) 18:43, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Richard Avery!

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").

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) 10:54, 14 June 2010 (UTC)


Flower shapes[edit]

Hi Richard, I suggest to put theses drawings into Category:Flower diagrams. -- Ies (talk) 15:53, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:

  1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was registered before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC].
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Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.

To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.

Thanks,
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Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 06:26, 26 July 2013 (UTC) Well, thank you. Appreciated. Richard Avery (talk) 06:43, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Herzlichen Dank[edit]

hierfür. Gruß, --4028mdk09 (talk) 11:19, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

help - file:Baadsgaard-alfrida-ludovica-vi-forest-floor-with-summer-flowe.jpg[edit]

Good day, I accidentally broke the notes in this picture, when download the new version without watermark. And it is impossible to recover and see how it was - too. Do you can pull them back from history file, please.--Хомелка (talk) 18:40, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 1 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

Thanks,
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You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2012 Picture of the Year contest.

File tagging File:Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb.JPG[edit]

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Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

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Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Richard Avery,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

Thanks,
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Alcalá de Henares[edit]

Dear Richard, the city is Alcalá de Henares, libreros street or mayor street, near cervantes square. --ÁWá (talk) 01:02, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Box Genesis 1.PNG and Box Genesis2.PNG deletion[edit]

I want to delete these and other files, but I don't know how to. Please, instruct me on how to do it, then I'll do it myself... Thank you.Clausgroi (talk) 20:41, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

As I understand it only administrators can delete files and then only after the intended deletion has been notified beforehand to allow discussion (yes, democracy takes time!). As you have noticed I have nominated it for deletion and that's all that can be done for the time being until an admin gets around to checking any discussion and deleting it if he/she thinks that is the right thing to do. What you might like to do is visit the nomination page, there is a blue link in the nomination box, and leave any comments you want to make about why it should be deleted. You might like to have a look at this when you have time; Commons:Deletion policy. I hope that helps. best to you. Richard Avery (talk) 09:28, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Attribution for image[edit]

Dear Sir,

I would like to use your image of crane flies, available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATipula_maxima_mating.jpg, in an extension-outreach publication related to pests in community environments. This publication is purely for educational purposes and has no commercial interests whatsoever.

However, the suggested attribution format, "By Richard Avery (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons", is very different from the style I will be following for other pictures in my publication, which will most likely be much shorter and in the format: "Photo by Abc Defghijk", or "Photo by Abc Defghijk, Lmnopqr.org".

Therefore for the sake of consistency, kindly let me know whether I may cite the images in the above formats, and if so, what name/affiliation should I use.

Thank you! Sincerely, Shaku

Shaku Nair, Ph.D. Assistant in Extension, Community IPM University of Arizona - Maricopa Ag. Center 37860 W. Smith-Enke Road Maricopa, AZ 85138-3010 Cell: (520) 840-9429 Office: (520) 374-6299

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Deletion requests[edit]

Hi, Please read again the criteria for deletion. There is no reason to delete the pictures you nominated. Nothing personal, these are just pictures I copied from English Wikipedia. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:17, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

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Special:Diff/183373161[edit]

What was that? --Leyo 22:58, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

File:Bisen-photo.jpg is still not OK. Could you please fix it? --Leyo 08:06, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
What turpitude have I executed that perturbs you so. I have identified the subject when it was not previously indentified. If you have a problem with this please explain to me why it is so irksome to your or how it trangresses the rules. A "what was that" with no explanation cuts no ice with me. This is way down the river and part of history in my world, if you are unhappy with it then revert it. During my modest work on Wikipedia I have never known someone mail me to ask me to revert some error or misinterpretation. I understand that the procedure is anyone is entitled to change whatever as long as they validate it with an appropriate reason. Feel free, go ahead, make my day. Regards, Richard Avery (talk) 13:51, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

File:Crocosmia 'Mistral'.jpg[edit]

Thanks for the comment on the photo. I took a photo of the label on the plant straight after photographing the plant, but I guess the label was wrong (I'm not an expert on plants, so the label is all I can base my IDs on). I've moved it to File:Plant at Tatton Park Flower Show 2010.jpg until the actual ID is figured out. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:36, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Generosity Crowdfunding Campaign for User:The Photographer[edit]

Please excuse me spamming you, which concerns Generosity Crowdfunding Campaign. My contributions cover the architecture and culture of Brazil and Venezuela. I has basic photographic equipment: an old D300 camera and 35mm lens, and it is very expensive for me to acquire this equipment. I has recently taken several images using the technique where multiple frames are stitched together to create a high-resolution panorama. However, many times frustrated with the stitching errors that result from trying to take such photos without a proper panoramic head for his tripod. This special equipment permits the camera to be rotated around the entrance pupil of the lens, and eliminates such errors. Having a panoramic head would greatly increase the potential for The Photographer to create sharp high-resolution images for Commons. In addition, the purchase of a camera with a fisheye lens would enable 180 × 360° panoramas to be taken, which are a great way to explore a scene as though one is really there.

Please see the discussion about the Crowd-funding campaign on User talk:The Photographer#Generosity Crowdfunding Campaign and visit the Generosity Crowd-funding Campaign page to consider donating. Even a modest donation will make a difference if many people contribute. Thanks. --The Photographer 13:45, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Reminder: Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2016 is open![edit]

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You are receiving this message because you voted in R1 of the 2016 Picture of the Year contest.

Dear Richard Avery,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2016 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eleventh edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2016) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. In Round 1, there were 1475 candidate images. There are 58 finalists in Round 2, comprised of the top 30 overall as well as the top #1 and #2 from each sub-category.

In the final round, you may vote for just one or maximal three image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on 20 April 2017, 23:59:59 UTC.

Click here to vote »

Thanks,
--Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee 08:43, 16 April 2017 (UTC)