User talk:The Nature Box

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, The Nature Box!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 01:56, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Your videos[edit]

Hello, please use also the video related categories/subcategories for your uploads. So it will be much easier to find an interesting video here in the ocean of pictures. Thanks and best wishes, --Pristurus (talk) 21:23, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

OK I will do that. Thank you Pristurus for all your contributions and great work! The Nature Box (talk) 22:41, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
You are welcome, we need more videos here and in wikipedia. So please go on in producing clips... Greetings from rainy Germany, --Pristurus (talk) 23:37, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Wasp flying around the leaves of a tree.webm[edit]

Hi, as far as I can see Polistes flavus is an American species. For me it looks more like a Polistes olivaceus (yellow legs and antennae) but I am not a specialist in Asiatic hymnoptera... Greetings, --Pristurus (talk) 21:05, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Pristurusǃ Oh yes, thank you very much for pointing that out. Apologies for my mistake -- Polistes flavus does indeed seem to be an American species, and the website below confirms that Polistes olivaceus is found in India. I have changed the video page now so it shows the correct name. Thanks againǃ (and thank you for all your efforts for WikiMediaǃ) The Nature Box (talk) 23:11, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/7506009

Bringing Commons materials to YouTube[edit]

Hi, your YouTube channel seems to imply that you upload materials from Commons to YouTube. Is this correct? If so, where is the code? I am interested in doing this for the files uploaded to Commons by the Open Access Media Importer Bot. Thanks, -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 04:08, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi Daniel, Thank you for your message. Yes, that is correct; almost all of the material on my YouTube channel comes from Commons. I am not sure what you mean by code? I manually uploaded the files to YouTube rather than using any sort of code. I'm sorry if I have misunderstood you here. Could you please explain what you mean about the code? Thanks The Nature Box (talk) 06:30, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
I had just assumed that you'd have automated that. Pinging User:McZusatz who I think uses a YouTube2Commons tool (though I can't find that now). -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 12:42, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, I use help:youtube2mediawiki to transfer files. I never did it in the reverse direction but my assumption is that this is the easier problem to solve. --McZusatz (talk) 19:35, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Oh I see. No I didn't use any tool. No doubt there are some technical wizards who could do it though ː) The Nature Box (talk) 22:47, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Your YouTube channel, request on my talk page[edit]

Hi, please have a look to my talk page. Maybe there are some problems with the type of license you used on YouTube. Greetings, --Pristurus (talk) 09:27, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

Thank you for uploading your beautiful videos of wildlife! I have used some of them to illustrate English Wikipedia articles. Best, -- Phoebe (talk) 06:46, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi Phoebe. Oh that's greatǃ I am glad they are proving of some use. Thank you very much. --The Nature Box (talk) 08:12, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

File:Bellis perennis (English daisy).webm[edit]

Hi, maybe Bellis perennis is a misidentification. Please have a look at Talk:Main_Page#Media_of_the_Day_.3F_Bellis_perennis_in_Tokyo. Greetings, --Pristurus (talk) 20:41, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Pristurus Thank you for your message :) Oh yes! Unfortunately that is my mistake and I misidentified it. I believe I have found the correct species now -- Annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus). This flower is native to North America but is now widespread in Japan also. I will take more care in the future, especially when the file is Media of the Day. All the best~

The Nature Box (talk) 21:27, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

No problem, we all are human beings, we all make mistakes... Regards, --Pristurus (talk) 21:53, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

CC on YT[edit]

Hi, if you upload CC video from Commons, why you use YT standard license instead of CC? --109.81.209.251 08:34, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi there, thanks for your message. Yes, I did wonder myself if this was OK. I have carefully thought about it and the reasons are as followsː
1) YouTube only allows a standard license or an attribution license, which is "Attribution 3.0 Unported." Attribution 3.0 Unported might be suitable for some Commons files, but certainly not all -- most have a different license.
2) I have carefully checked the Creative Commons license (for example, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en). It saysː “You are free to Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format” and “Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially”. Please note the part saying that “commercial use” is OK.
With BY-SA attribution licenses, it says “ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original." But in my case, I do not “remix, transform, or build upon the material” – it is exactly the original material, and therefore uploading on YT's standard license is OK, I believe.
More details about reusing content outside Wikimedia can be found hereː https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia
Sorry for the long answer. If I have misunderstood something with regards to the licenses, please let me knowǃ The Nature Box (talk) 08:47, 24 July 2015 (UTC)