User talk:Rsberzerker

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I'm an occasional editor who works mostly in the art sections, although I sometimes stop by deletion requests.

My favorite art types are realistic landscapes, such as those found in the Hudson River School, but I also like pictures of people having fun. As the saying goes, "Take your fun where and when you can, because the ride gets rocky way too often."

I do spend a lot of trying to help categorize images properly. Hot-cat and cat-a-lot are probably my most commonly used gadgets.

File source is not properly indicated: File:Bierstadt, Albert - Sea and Sky.jpg[edit]

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shizhao (talk) 12:37, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

As it happens so often on the web, the original page was removed. Therefore, I can only link to the site where it was posted when I grabbed a copy. It's still in the public domain though. --Rsberzerker (talk) 14:39, 22 July 2012 (UTC)


Commons:Graphics village pump/October 2012[edit]

Sorry I didn't see your question there until now, but it was more of a policy question than a technical image question, and so might have been asked on the general "Commons:Village pump". People do overwrite small blurry/yellow artwork image versions sometimes with better and larger scans, and I very occasionally do something like slightly unyellowing File:Lenoir, Charles-Amable - Elegant Lady.jpg. However, this is actually somewhat of a grey area under current Commons policies. I would advise you to overwrite only if your scan is bigger and obviously much better, or if it's derived from the currently-uploaded image version and edited with a light hand (not radically recast). If the original uploader objects, then it's generally best to back off and re-upload under a different name, because the letter of current Commons policies favors him more than you... AnonMoos (talk) 15:46, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for response. I'll ask in the Village Pump before I do anything. I've already done some alterations already, I'm just looking for the correct way to upload them. --Rsberzerker (talk) 16:03, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

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 Rsberzerker,

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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