User talk:SMcCandlish

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Edits to "User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands"[edit]

Hi! Just a minor comment about your recent edits to "User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands". I wonder if it is necessary to suggest to editors that they sign every {{move cat}} request within the template as this will add a lot of additional bloat to the page, particularly if editors' signatures are complex. Isn't it sufficient if editors just sign once at the bottom of a list of requests? — Cheers, JackLee talk 16:50, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

I suppose that is so, but only if someone really does sign every single one in a multi-category nomination. I was operating on the assumption that it would be more, not less, tidy to include the sig with the reason parameter. I think that is still the case unless one is doing a multiple nomination, in which case it would be more tidy to include it only in the last one. In all cases, it's more tidy to include it inside the template instead of outside of it. Not a big deal to me either way. Regardless, the third parameter should begin "|3=" or things are likely to break from time to time, especially when people do sign in the "reason" parameter, because many, many useres have "style=..." in their sigs, and any unescaped occurrence of "=" in a template parameter that is not explicitly names causes template breakage. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 16:58, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
I guess it's not a biggie for me either. I suspect, though, that if you put in the instructions that editors should put their signatures inside the template, then a lot of them are going to sign all the templates. — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:06, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Tweaked the wording to suggest not doing that for multi-noms. I guess the bot owner will make the final decision. :-) — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 17:08, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Cool, thanks. — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:18, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Paumier[edit]

Hi! I added some author info to File:Jeu de paume racquets and battoirs, 1772.jpg based on a book which inventories the plates (Schwab and Wren, OUP, 1984). According to Schwab and Wren, this plate appears in volume VIII. The volume numbering is confusing. Also, I'm curious: did you scan this from a volume yourself? Also, Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers#Planches gives the original date of publication for this volume as 1771. Perhaps the volume you used was produced a year later? Is it from a library? If you scanned it yourself, we should make that clear. If not, and its from the web, would you be able to figure out the url, where you found it? BTW, I believe the high contrast (B/W) images on Commons are originally from Gallica [1] (although this is not documented), and were probably made quite some time ago. --Robert.Allen (talk) 09:48, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

I think it may have been published differently at different times in different languages, using the same plates (thus the volume numbering issues). I'll defer to your judgement on those matters. While I do have and scan such things sometimes (see my semi-recent cat-themed uploads), this one I just found somewhere. I think it may have been an eBay auction for that page from the book. It is the best one I have. The ones I scan myself are much, much better! Anyway, I do not know who originally posted them online. There's some kind of reverse image search site that analyzes image content and tries to find similar images online, but I can't remember what it's called. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 05:53, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

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 marked as "reviewed". This has no effect on your editing, it is simply intended to make it easier for users that are monitoring Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones like yours. In addition, the Flickr upload feature and an increased number of batch-uploads in UploadWizard, uploading of freely licensed MP3 files and an increased limit for page renames per minute are now available to you. Thank you. INeverCry 20:49, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 08:11, 5 March 2013 (UTC)


File:Chinese Taipei Olympic Flag (bordered).svg[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedDidn't see it in time to comment. Was kept anyway; the file exists for a reason, like the other bordered versions of mostly-white flag icons.
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Metrónomo (talk) 18:06, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Template:Publicity still[edit]

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The Big Bad Wolfowitz (talk) 20:55, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

File:Viverrids mosaic.jpg[edit]

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Ellin Beltz (talk) 13:59, 14 June 2018 (UTC)


Welcome, Dear Filemover![edit]

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Hi SMcCandlish, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

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@Green Giant: Thank you. I'll carefully re-review the regs (and pay more attention to language matters!). — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 20:17, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2017 is open![edit]

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File:Jim Rempe practice ball.jpg[edit]

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ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:22, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Important message for file movers[edit]

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A community discussion has been closed where the consensus was to grant all file movers the suppressredirect user right. This will allow file movers to not leave behind a redirect when moving files and instead automatically have the original file name deleted. Policy never requires you to suppress the redirect, suppression of redirects is entirely optional.

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Copyright status: File:McCandlish, red, 1255x1255 square.png[edit]

Copyright status: File:McCandlish, red, 1255x1255 square.png

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--Killarnee (T12) 13:11, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

@Killarnee: It would help you explained how to fix whatever the issue is. The auto message you have left doesn't make this clear. Commons has many user license templates, mine is correctly categorized, subst'd as required, quite clear in its terms, and links to a permalink of the full text of the actual license, which is even more clear and explicit; and the image page makes it clear this is my own work. The template you've left wrongly implies that only CC-By-SA or public-domain uploads are permitted, and that's not actually correct. There's no incompatibility between my license and Commons; it is much less restrictive than many licenses under which works are uploaded here (it restricts nothing at all but misrepresenting the design under a false name or claim of organizational or individual ownership).

If this is just some formatting nit-pick, like having to wrap some template like {{Self}} around mine, then please spell this out. This is the first foray I have made into uploading anything that isn't PD or under a license we already have a stock template for, and Commons documentation about user licenses is very thin, as far as I can determine.
SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 17:20, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

You can of course use the license you want, but it must be a machine readable license. If the file does not have a machine-readable license, it is displayed in various error categories. You can also give a file multiple licenses, one machine-readable and one of your own. In addition, the problem was that the license was not in the "Licensing" section but in the summary. If you solve these two problems, everything will be fine. Regards, --Killarnee (T12) 18:09, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
@Killarnee: Thanks for getting back to me. Machine readable in what senses? Is there some documentation on this? I'm a competent template editor, so if there's a means of adjusting it with various code, I'm sure I can handle it. I can move the license to the other section of course, but I put it into the place that the upload form said to put it, namely "Permission", which appears to be part of "Summary". The "Licensing" section via that form only has options to insert pre-defined templates. So, if it's going to result in categorization as mis-licensing, the upload form needs to be changed to do the right thing. Where's the proper place to report this problem? I do not interact much with Commons on the community/administration side. (I know every nook and cranny of en.Wikipedia, but this sister project's internal layout is largely a cipher to me). — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 18:16, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
The permission section is there to insert a "proof" for the permission to publish the picture if you have not made the picture yourself. How it works with the license tags is shown here. I do not know the details about the creation of a license, it is best to ask in the village pump. --Killarnee (T12) 18:29, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
Alright, I'll try over there. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 18:31, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:McCandlish, red, photorealistic, 1264x1264 square.png[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:McCandlish, red, photorealistic, 1264x1264 square.png. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

If you created this file yourself, then you must provide a valid copyright tag. For example, you can tag it with {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multi-license GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or you can tag it with {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. (See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of license tags that you can use.)

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--Killarnee (T12) 13:12, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

File:McCandlish, red, 1255x1255 square.png[edit]

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