User talk:Tom Meijer

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Welcome to the Commons, Tom Meijer!
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Hi PaleoMal,

it seems that you are uploading each image twice, for example i see no difference between Zirfaea crispata-Nl.jpg and Zirfaea crispata-Nl2.jpg, so why?

kind regards,

Teun Spaans 22:24, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Zirfaea crispata-Nl.jpg is the original image for which I received permission from the author to upload the file to Commons. This should be the same as on the website where the original image is hosted. In the second image Zirfaea crispata-Nl2.jpg have deleted the URL that was included in the image before uploading to that website.
In my opinion the URL is not necessary for the information the image provides and therefore I deleted this part. The URL is included in the images additional text information.
Best wishes,
--Tom Meijer 22:46, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. Indeed I overlooked the url. Teun Spaans 04:54, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Hoi, alsjeblieft niet een afbeelding met een nieuwe naam maken bij het verwijderen van de tekst op de afbeelding, maar die afbeelding gewoon over de bestaande uploaden. Dat scheelt heel veel werk. Dank en groet, Siebrand 14:45, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Zal ik in het vervolg doen Siebrand.
Groet, --Tom Meijer 20:00, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Galba truncatula image corrected[edit]

Dear Tom, thank you for your note. I have corrected the image --Snek01 17:22, 6 June 2007 (UTC)


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Hello, and thank your for sharing your files with Commons. There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. Please remember that all uploads require source, author and license information. Could you please resolve these problems, which are described on the page linked in above? Thank you. --Siebrand 13:18, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Dag Siebrand, Ik had het plaatje ge-upload en vergeten een licentie te kiezen. Ik heb het proberen te overschrijven met het zelfde plaatje maar dan wel met licentie. Lukte niet. Ik heb uiteindelijk een bestand met andere naam met licentie ge-upload.
Boorkern.jpg kan weg. --Tom Meijer 13:51, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Tom Meijer!

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:


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]]

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"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

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.

BotMultichillT 06:13, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Categories added. --Snek01 (talk) 09:28, 7 March 2009 (UTC)


Hello Tom, Commons:WikiProject Gastropoda has started. Feel free to join and/or request for images. --Snek01 (talk) 22:04, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Faune de France[edit]

Hello Tom, FÉDÉRATION FRANÇAISE DES SOCIÉTÉS DE SCIENCES NATURELLES have released the "Faune de France" under CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0. (non-commercial license) only. Luckily the work by Louis Germain (1878-1942) will be public domain/free quite soon, in 2013. However the File:Hippeutis complanatus - Germain - Faune de France 1930 Fig 490-491.jpg will be deleted from Commons. --Snek01 (talk) 19:52, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Quite strange. When I downloaded Germain, the website told that this was already the case! --Tom Meijer (talk) 21:39, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
I have asked them, if they could relicense it, but they will keep non-commercial license. (Individuals can very probably receive authorization for certain image for certain purpose, but not for the whole work.) Those altogether 5 images from "Faune de France" are being or already were deleted from Commons. --Snek01 (talk) 23:55, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Bourguignat 1890 Lake Tanganyika - Plate 9.tif[edit]

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

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