User talk:Tomwsulcer

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Tomwsulcer!

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

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Yours sincerely, (tJosve05a (c) 22:14, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Sculpture photograph copyright issue[edit]

Images of people are fine if you don't show their face; if their face is shown, it is necessary to get their verbal permission.

Hi... I just used some of you wonderful Grounds for Sculpture photos on the Wikipedia page and have a copyright question perhaps you can answer:

Several months ago I uploaded many I took at GFS to Commons and then used them on the GFS Wiki page, as well as on a few other Wiki pages about some of the specific sculptures. A month or so later they were all tagged for deletion due to copyright violation. Despite my protest they were all deleted from Commons and teh pages. (I was only able to save my peacock photos by explaining that these were real birds.) As best I can understand it, they were claiming the law (in the USA at least) is that photos of sculptures are not the property of the photographer - but all rites belong to the sculptor. I was pointed at some legalistic Wiki pages backing this up, and did some other research, but I did not understand all the details and basically gave up.

So... do you have any idea what you did differently to have your pix avoid deletion (up to this point anyway)? I'd love to understand this so I could use my photos. Rp2006 (talk) 14:59, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Frankly I have no idea. I'm sorry your images were deleted. My personal sense is that the copyright rules are complex and fudge-y and open to all kinds of misinterpretation, and that there is not much fairness to it -- just scroll up on this page and you can see instances in which my images were deleted. And I think that if a Wikimedia volunteer comes across your images and is having a bad day, that they can put your images up for deletion, and they're usually deleted -- why, again, I can not say for sure. Some things I think are generally true -- photographs of landscapes, buildings, nature and such are generally safe. Photographs of artwork like paintings in museums are generally not safe and subject to deletion, unless they're earlier than 1920s in the US (and the rules get murky). Outdoor sculptures? I think it's a gray area, subject to interpretation. There is a rule about the freedom of panorama, which usually covers buildings and landscapes and such, but if a sculpture is in a public place, like a statue of a prominent historical figure, they're usually allowed. Not sure about sculptures in the Grounds for Sculpture. About people -- if it is one person, I ask them before I take their picture, do I have your permission to put your photo in Wikipedia? They say yes, snap, I upload the image, then tag it with the term {{Consent}} in the "Permission" parameter, and those images usually don't get deleted or tagged with a "personality rights" warning. Crowd images can be okay if most faces are barely recognizable, or photos of people from the rear. Another idea I have for you -- create a user page for yourself, and write something on it; that way, your handle doesn't light up in red (a sign to the deletionists that you're most likely a newbie.)--Tomwsulcer (talk) 16:51, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

File:Reasons Why Job Interview Candidates Are Rejected.png[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Reasons Why Job Interview Candidates Are Rejected.png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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McGeddon (talk) 21:32, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes, delete, all I did was make an improved version of the file, but I never checked the original file's sourcing.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 22:19, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
I did look around to see if it I could find the original research, but have only found random blogs repeating both versions of the graph with an authoritative "According to Alpha T Knowledge..." - when such an organisation doesn't seem to exist, it's just the commons username of the uploader. Sorry to see that your effort was wasted here! --McGeddon (talk) 18:13, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Everything we do in Wikipedia and Wikimedia is ultimately like building sandcastles -- we enjoy building them, marveling at their beauty, but sooner or later the tide will wash them away.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 18:22, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

File:Playing card deck sUUper Seven game created by Christopher Burtt.JPG[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Playing card deck sUUper Seven game created by Christopher Burtt.JPG has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Ellin Beltz (talk) 20:24, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Location of Young people texting on smartphones using thumbs[edit]

Young people texting on smartphones using thumbs.JPG

Hi,

Do you happen to remember where did you take this photo?

I want to use it in a Wikimania presentation, and it would be nice to say where did it happen.

Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 09:50, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

Looks like it happened in the fellowship room of a church.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 13:44, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! And do you happen to remember in which city or village? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 13:47, 5 August 2017 (UTC)