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Please link images[edit]

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Hello Tdadamemd!

Thank you for providing images to Wikimedia Commons. Please keep in mind that images uploaded to Commons should be useful to all users of Wikimedia projects. This is possible only if the images can be found by other people.

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The important point is that the images should be placed in the general structure somewhere. There are a large number of completely unsorted images on Commons right now. If you would like to help to place some of those images where they can be found, please do!

Thank you. BotMultichill (talk) 13:05, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Wonderful job![edit]

GDBarnstar1.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
For the excellent quality and explanatory value of Image:Sine and Cosine fundamental relationship to Circle (and Helix).gif, you are hereby awarded the Graphic Designer's barnstar. May your brushes never dry up!

Keep up the good work! I however have an objection to make: "through" should be spelled in full, since I feel using "thru" lowers the image quality a bit. Just a minor nuisance, but I am quite the perfectionist. Habbit (talk) 15:29, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I appreciate the kudos. As for any imperfections, I myself would rather err toward the accessibly colloquial instead of the rigidly esoteric. But anyone is certainly free to make changes if they'd like. I am hopeful that more Wikipedia math articles will evolve toward communicating concepts in terms that are understandable to common people. Math, after all, is like a foreign language. If we are unable to translate it into plain words then that can mean that we are lacking in our own understanding.--Tdadamemd (talk) 22:27, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Steve_"Pinto"_Lindsey_(Tom_Hulce_inset).jpg[edit]

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Martin H. (talk) 00:14, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

I was in the process of updating the metadata, as can be seen in my last edit:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Steve_%22Pinto%22_Lindsey_(Tom_Hulce_inset).jpg&diff=50640417&oldid=50639863

I am not aware of any way to upload a new base photo while changing the metadata at the same time.
I will redo the upload, but will need a few minutes to complete the change.--Tdadamemd (talk) 00:45, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
You also not added a source for the Tom Hulce photo. Aditionally, without a source this edit is original research at its best, and not only this, illustrating the OR with an image tops it all. You should provide a source for this. Aditionally to a textual source it might be good to provide a source that comparing exactly this two images fits the purpose and is not just your personal POV, but maybe Wikipedia will not need such a reference because with images Wikipedia is maybe accepting such pov opinions. --Martin H. (talk) 01:51, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Steve_"Pinto"_Lindsey_(Tom_Hulce_inset).jpg[edit]

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Martin H. (talk) 01:43, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

The inset photo is a small crop from a frame from the movie Animal House. I expect that this meets the criteria for Fair Use. I've updated the file metadata. I find it odd that you've been so quick to post these delete warnings, not once but twice, when you could have seen that I was in the process of completing the change. I understand that Wikipedia needs to police itself in order to maintain quality. There are reasonable and smart ways to implement that, as there are harsh and counterproductive ways as well.--Tdadamemd (talk) 06:09, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, but on Wikimedia Commons fair use is strictily excluded. Only free content here. --Martin H. (talk) 16:56, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
I was not aware of that. Thank you for the new information. I've made corrections to the Wikipedia article, moving deleted info to the Talk page for the time being.--Tdadamemd (talk) 10:26, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

"Neptune Units"[edit]

"Astronomical Units" are widely used in astronomy, but considering that the Gas Giants are the bodies that dominate the harmonic motion effects of the Solar System, a strong argument can be made to change this standard to the Sun-Neptune scaling depicted in File:Solar System scaled to a football field.png. Setting this scale to 100 makes for meaningful "Neptune Units" (which contracts to "NeptUnits"). As shown in the diagram, planetary distances (semi-major axis) can be closely approximated by this convenient whole number sequence:

0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 17, 30, 63 and 100

Pluto and the outer known dwarf planets extend the sequence with the following average distances: 130, 143, 152 and 225. More dwarf planets in the Solar System are expected to be found at further distances, and using this Neptune-based scaling can be seen to be more convenient and more meaningful than the current standard of "astronomical units".--Tdadamemd (talk) 11:26, 9 May 2012 (UTC)


For those who may be interested, here is the latest version of an image that scales the Sun-Neptune distance of the Solar System to the 100 yard goal-to-goal length of a football field...--Tdadamemd (talk) 09:11, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Scaled-down Solar System: These nine objects are spread across a radius that spans the two yellow lines down the length of the football field.