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Welcome to the 2022 WikiCup!Edit

Happy New Year and Happy New WikiCup! The 2022 competition has just begun and all article creators, expanders, improvers and reviewers are welcome to take part. Even if you are a novice editor you should be able to advance to at least the second round, improving your editing skills as you go. If you have already signed up, your submissions page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and the judges will set up your submissions page. Any questions on the rules or on anything else should be directed to one of the judges, or posted to the WikiCup talk page. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will move on to round 2. The judges for the WikiCup this year are: Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). Good luck! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:36, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

How do I contact Adam Cuerden? 84.92.124.100 (talk) 09:15, 25 June 2022 (UTC)

Welcome to the 2022 WikiCup!Edit

Happy New Year and Happy New WikiCup! The 2022 competition has just begun and all article creators, expanders, improvers and reviewers are welcome to take part. Even if you are a novice editor you should be able to advance to at least the second round, improving your editing skills as you go. If you have already signed up, your submissions page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and the judges will set up your submissions page. Any questions on the rules or on anything else should be directed to one of the judges, or posted to the WikiCup talk page. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will move on to round 2. The judges for the WikiCup this year are: Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). Good luck! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:01, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Congrats...Edit

... on Frances Benjamin Johnston POTD. Very interesting subject. – Sca (talk) 12:59, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

@Sca: Thanks! She is one of my favourites; a fascinating woman not talked about nearly enough. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 15:18, 15 January 2022 (UTC)


Adam: Alva looks like a tough customer all right. – Sca (talk) 13:24, 17 January 2022 (UTC) ;-) →


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Sorry, just need to jump this between tablet and laptop

Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 11:37, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2022Edit

Glad to see you in the WikiCup 2022, and hopefully back a bit more on en.wiki. Looking forward to see what you can produce! (P.S. It may be time to archive this talk page a bit.) — Bilorv (talk) 16:06, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Seeing tripleEdit

Howdy. I think your Arbcom request got triplicated. GoodDay (talk) 16:49, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Media Viewer issuesEdit

I think the best way to address this would be to open an RFC at Village pump, proposing that Media Viewer be disabled on the English Wikipedia until the issues are fixed, and list it at WP:CENT - I mention this here because I'm not sure whether such a suggestion at ARBCOM is appropriate given Primefac's statement.

If you want a set of eyes to read over the proposal before opening an RFC for it, I would be happy to help, and I'm sure there are more than a few watchers here who would be willing to do the same. BilledMammal (talk) 17:02, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

I'll give Arbcom a chance to step in, but, if they don't, I'd appreciate that. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 17:07, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
Okay. There we are. Well, let's use the Arbcom statement to start.


Media Viewer is fundamentally broken in how it handles credit where multiple people are involved in an image, and that seems both legally and morally dicey, and problematic to our educational mission. Specifically, in cases where a Creator: template[1] is used for one or more of the creators of a media file, it fails, instead stating that the image file is by the first listed creator who has a Creator template alone, stripping out all other creators.

Even in cases where there's more than one Creator: template, this breaks. Consider https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkinson_Call#/media/File:Wilkinson_Call_-_Brady-Handy.jpg where Handy is cut out of the credit line, despite appearing on the image page as a co-creator. For ease of understanding:

Situation MediaWiki displays credit correctly?
Image is credited to one person alone. Yes
Image is credited to multiple people, but none of them has a Creator: template. Yes
Multiple creators, of which one has a Creator: template No: Displays only the one with a Creator: template
Multiple creators, all or multiple of which have a Creator: template No: Displays only the first one with a Creator: template, ignoring all others.

In short, Media Viewer causes major attribution errors in images, which is incredibly problematic for an Encyclopedia. It's also likely a major problem for Creative Commons images: Including only some of the creators we're legally required to credit is opening us up to quite a bit of legal risk.

I would like to believe that this will be fixed. However, the issue was reported in 2014, and it has been stated that this will not be fixed until such time as structured data... something something. Honestly, it's not very clear how structured data is meant to fix this, when even simply having more than one Creator involved in a template, and solutions are being rejected for not looking pretty enough.

If and when the software is fixed, it can easily be reimplemented.


@BilledMammal: How's that look? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 17:18, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

The RFC itself needs to be a "brief and neutral statement", rather than presenting the argument for one side. I would suggest something like this is likely to be compliant:

Should we temporarily disable Media Viewer while it fails to correctly credit the creators of a image under certain circumstances, as detailed below?

Situation MediaWiki displays credit correctly?
Image is credited to one person alone. Yes
Image is credited to multiple people, but none of them has a Creator: template. Yes
Multiple creators, of which one has a Creator: template No: Displays only the one with a Creator: template
Multiple creators, all or multiple of which have a Creator: template No: Displays only the first one with a Creator: template, ignoring all others.

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And the rest, presenting your arguments about why you believe this is needed, could be included in your own !vote. By the way, I'm going to be busy for the next few hours, so if you respond in that time my response is likely to be delayed - it would also be helpful to wait for others to provide their input, both on the proposal and the broader topic, particularly since I can only help on the former, having no knowledge about the latter. On that topic, it might even be worth having a discussion on Wikipedia:Village pump (technical) prior to having a formal RFC, both as it might be able to resolve the issue without needing to disable Media Viewer, and because it will help you understand the objections that will be raised. BilledMammal (talk) 17:37, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
@BilledMammal: Well, starting to see movement on this, so probably going to shelve this solution for now. I've waited eight years. A bit longer won't hurt. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 18:38, 16 January 2022 (UTC)
Hopefully it is resolved soon BilledMammal (talk) 22:22, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Creator: templates are a common way of assigning credit to images on Commons. For instance, commons:Creator:Alfons_Mucha might be used so that instead of typing in that the artist is "Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939)" you'd instead just put in {{Creator:Alfons_Mucha}}, which automatically provides years of birth and death and other useful information in a handy table, and links to the relevant Wikidata, Wikipedia pages, and other such things.

TFPEdit

January songs
 

Thank you for restoring images such as today's featured one! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:27, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

WikiCup & the Good Article Nomination Backlog DriveEdit

Hi there, you're receiving this note because you're currently signed up for the 2022 WikiCup and don't yet have any points in the competition. As you may know, scoring any points in the first round is traditionally sufficient to advance to the second, and a fast way to get 5 points is to complete a good article review. Given that the January 2022 Good Article Nomination Backlog Drive is active for another 10 days, you might be interested in pitching in. Complete one review, and you'll be on to the next round in WikiCup; complete two or three, and you'll also be eligible to win some barnstars. As always, quality reviews with attention to detail are expected. Cheers, --Usernameunique (talk) 19:43, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Avril de Sainte-Croix - Restored, cropped.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 09:15, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Rose O'Neill - When We All Believe (Santa Claus and children illustration from the 1903 December 2 issue of Puck).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 22:23, 25 January 2022 (UTC)

Do you know how to remove particularly obstructive watermarksEdit

Hi Adam, the header is basically the question. The specific image is this; out-of-copyright as far as I can tell, and being used in an article. The other coloration of the same image has the watermark much more visible and thumbnail size, but as you can see, in fullsize view the watermark really is everywhere. Do you know if it's possible to clean some of it up where it overlaps image detail, even if quick and dirty? Kingsif (talk) 02:47, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

  • @Kingsif: you can remove them with a careful clone stamp or healing brush, but I often find the best plan is to go to image search (Google and Bing, the results vary) and see if I can find an unwarranted version. You've already proved it's out of copyright with the first. There are other tricks: if you can find the watermark on a white background, you might be able to do some image math to edit it out. I'd suggest the Graphics lab. The image math option is probably the best, but a bit outside of my talents. I can have a look in a pinch, but would like to know your exact plans for it, as I wouldn't like to spend ages restoring the ship only to have it cropped. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 14:14, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Georges Rochegrosse - Poster for Gabriel Fauré's Pénélope (1913).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 10:10, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIII, January 2022Edit

 
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February with Women in RedEdit

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TFPEdit

Re Alice Locke Park, how about a new category called Today's Tough Customer (TTC)? – Sca (talk) 13:39, 2 February 2022 (UTC)

Heh. Well, y'know, have to be tough to do what she did. People who go against the grain like her - pacifists in World War I, vegetarians in early 1900s America, suffragists.... they have to be tough. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.5% of all FPs 15:20, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
Agreed. – Sca (talk) 13:30, 3 February 2022 (UTC)


An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Georges Rochegrosse - Poster for the prèmiere of Claude Debussy and Maurice Maeterlinck's Pelléas et Mélisande.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 03:54, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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InquiryEdit

Adam, I saw your template on this page and it mentions acquiring copyright and granting license. Shouldn't the restored version (i.e. the file page of your upload) have a Creative Commons license, and NOT have the LOC public domain license? The way it is now, it seems to me that you are releasing your restoration work under the LOC's public domain license; and hence waving your right to any copyright. Bammesk (talk) 19:09, 6 February 2022 (UTC)

@Bammesk: That's why my Creator template includes a release. I try to not to overclaim, and I'm not sure how this kind of UK copyright works in non-UK countries, so I'm just trying to protect Wikipedia. From me! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.6% of all FPs 19:13, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
I see. I don't know the details of how it works, but that's Ok. All the best and cheers. Bammesk (talk) 19:28, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
Aye. Just want to try and claim moral rights, without being a dick about reuse, y'know? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.6% of all FPs 20:55, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Rosalind Goodrich Bates (1931).jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 20:42, 10 February 2022 (UTC)

Do you take requests?Edit

Because if so, could you restore File:Watertown Square, -1, Watertown, N.Y LCCN2007661131.tif? You have a lot of talent in doing this stuff, and this image could use some restoring. If not: 😥 Lallint⟫⟫⟫Talk 01:18, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

@Lallint: I do take requests, but I'm afraid that scan is too small to do much with. File:Watertown, N.Y. LOC 75694867.tif maybe? Although it'll need to wait until after February: I promised myself to only do African-American content this month. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.6% of all FPs 03:22, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

Cosima WagnerEdit

February songs
 
frozen

Thank you for support to make her article more accessible. (Please follow discussion format, indicating support by using the word.) This specific biography was a subject during the arb case, did you know? When an infobox was added to the article on Christmas Day 2012, I didn't notice, and would not even have known that it was a "hot" topic (and I never understood why). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:26, 12 February 2022 (UTC)

Valentine's Day edition, with spring flowers and plenty of music --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:27, 14 February 2022 (UTC)

Thank you for restoring today's picture, - I smiled ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:19, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

stand and sing --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:06, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

HelpEdit

Hello Adam,

Would you be able to help me to remove the glare from the eyeglass in

. I may spoil the picture if I try it in photoshop. If possible, please do help. DreamSparrow Chat 10:17, 12 February 2022 (UTC)

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:The Black Patti, Mme. M. Sissieretta Jones, The Greatest Singer of her Race.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 03:08, 15 February 2022 (UTC)
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Portrait of Pearl Bailey as Butterfly in St. Louis Woman.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 01:00, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

Remember ships?Edit

I thought this was a cool pic. – Sca (talk) 19:41, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

@Sca: That is a gorgeous picture. If you can find an article for it... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.6% of all FPs 22:45, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

Alas, there ain't one for this specific 'laker' vessel. There is Lake freighter, but most of the pics there are of modern ships. I could imagine someone adding an illustrated historical section, but that wouldn't be me. There's this guy, who's a Brit, and who features the pic on his user page, but I don't know anything else about him. – Sca (talk) 13:21, 17 February 2022 (UTC)
PS: Makes a nice desktop background (cropped a bit & straightened). – Sca (talk) 13:26, 17 February 2022 (UTC)
@Sca: I think I'll write an article about this ship. GreatLakesShips (talk) 15:17, 17 February 2022 (UTC)
GLShips: Xcllnt. Have at it & keep us posted. – Sca (talk) 13:31, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
@Sca: Will do. GreatLakesShips (talk) 13:33, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
That was quick!Sca (talk) 13:36, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
The ping appeared just as I logged in. GreatLakesShips (talk) 13:46, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
BTW, this user grew up about 150 mi. (240 km) from Lake Superior. – Sca (talk) 13:56, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
Well, that worked out! Right! I'll get to work on it as soon as February's over. (I promised myself to only work on African-Americans this month) Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.6% of all FPs 19:49, 17 February 2022 (UTC)
Seems like that image could go into Soo Locks—compare the building to this. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 20:20, 17 February 2022 (UTC)
Yup, I saw that one, too. Guess I'll go ahead & stick it in the gallery – unless, Adam, you want to crop and/or straighten it first. BTW, the lock in question is called the Poe Lock. – Sca (talk) 13:26, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
@Adam Cuerden:, @Sca: I know it's been a few months since this was posted, but I have now published the article, albeit a partially completed version of it. GreatLakesShips 🤘 (talk - contribs) 00:07, 2 October 2022 (UTC)
Where is it? -- Sca (talk) 12:49, 2 October 2022 (UTC)
@Sca: SS Sir William Siemens. GreatLakesShips 🤘 (talk - contribs) 13:35, 2 October 2022 (UTC)
Looks adequate as an article, though I'd like to see the evocative Soo Locks pic. bigger. -- Sca (talk) 14:30, 2 October 2022 (UTC)
@GreatLakesShips and Sca: Working on it. Sorry, I've been kind of ill this year. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.2% of all FPs 07:21, 5 October 2022 (UTC)
Sorry -- hope you're feeling better soon, Adam. Sca (talk) 12:20, 5 October 2022 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:SOTD defaultEdit

 Template:SOTD default has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the entry on the Templates for discussion page. Gonnym (talk) 11:05, 17 February 2022 (UTC)

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Mademoiselle Priola de l'Opéra Comique, rôle de Javotte dans "Le Roi l'a dit" de Delibes.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 21:41, 17 February 2022 (UTC)


An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Walter Francis White by Clara Sipprell.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 12:13, 20 February 2022 (UTC)
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Edmonia Lewis by Henry Rocher.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 20:07, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

Hi! Just a heads up I replied to your questions at Talk:National Medal of Honor Museum. Please let me know if you need more info! Thanks for your time. Mary Gaulke (talk) 18:39, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

Hi again! Sorry to pester, but wanted to check on this one last time. If you're not interested in reviewing this anymore, no worries – I just want to add a note on the article talk page so future reviewers don't worry about stepping on your toes if they decide to take a look. Thanks! Mary Gaulke (talk) 00:57, 1 March 2022 (UTC)

HelpEdit

Hi, Adam, you're doing an excellent job restoring old pictures. Could you restore those picture: this, this, this, and this? Thank You! TheFreeWorld, 11:50, 23 February 2022 (UTC)

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Edward Mitchell Bannister by Gustine L. Hurd.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 03:51, 26 February 2022 (UTC)

March editathonsEdit

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIV, February 2022Edit

 
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Teresa Arkel photoEdit

There is a high quality photo of WIR Teresa Arkel that may be a good candidate for improvement. TJMSmith (talk) 02:29, 1 March 2022 (UTC)

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Henry Highland Garnet by James U. Stead.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 06:13, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

WikiCup 2022 March newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the WikiCup. Last year anyone who scored more than zero points moved on to Round 2, but this was not the case this year, and a score of 13 or more was required to proceed. The top scorers in Round 1 were:

  •   Epicgenius, a finalist last year, who led the field with 1906 points, gained from 32 GAs and 19 DYKs, all on the topic of New York buildings.
  •   AryKun, new to the contest, was second with 1588 points, having achieved 2 FAs, 11 GAs and various other submissions, mostly on the subject of birds.
  •   Bloom6132, a WikiCup veteran, was in third place with 682 points, garnered from 51 In the news items and several DYKs.
  •   GhostRiver was close behind with 679 points, gained from achieving 12 GAs, mostly on ice hockey players, and 35 GARs.
  •   Kavyansh.Singh was in fifth place with 551 points, with an FA, a FL, and many reviews.
  •   SounderBruce was next with 454 points, gained from an FA and various other submissions, mostly on United States highways.
  •   Ktin, another WikiCup veteran, was in seventh place with 412 points, mostly gained from In the news items.

These contestants, like all the others who qualified for Round 2, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews of a large number of good articles as the contest ran concurrently with a GAN backlog drive. Well done all! To qualify for Round 3, contestants will need to finish Round 2 among the top thirty-two participants.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Anything that should have been claimed for in Round 1 is no longer eligible for points. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed.

Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:06, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Featured picture questionEdit

Hi there! As you seem to be the de facto FP expert, I thought I would come to you for some advice. I have been thinking about potentially nominating my first FP for a few days now, but I didn't want to go in blind and I wanted to see if you'd be willing to offer your opinion first. The picture in mind is the one that accompanies John C. Young (college president), and is seen here: File:John C. Young by John Sartain (cropped).jpg (or the uncropped version, File:John C. Young by John Sartain.jpg). I am aware that these image both technically fail the first bullet point of criterion No. 2 (min. 1500 px), but I feel like they could potentially qualify for the "historical" exception, since this is the only quality and size I've managed to find on the internet. My question is - would this have a shot at FP or are there issues that would prevent its promotion? Thank you! PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 05:17, 7 March 2022 (UTC)

@PCN02WPS: You can sometimes get away with a little smaller than 1500, but this is a bit too small for that, as there's obviously a lot more detail lost. The best way forwards for things like this is generally annoying. I'm pretty sure these will be from a book or magazine, if we can figure out which one, we can try to find it. Of course, whether the library owning it is amenable to scans is also a thing. The second option might be to try to get a Wikimedian in Residence at PAFA, or visit them as researcher. It might work? It's also possible to pay for things. Back before the world fell apart, I did that with a lot of engravings. Only if you're passionate enpugh, though,as the cost adds up. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.6% of all FPs 13:17, 7 March 2022 (UTC)
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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Kenje Ogata 1943.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 03:39, 18 March 2022 (UTC)

FPs for the BugleEdit

Hi Adam, thanks for adding those FPs to the upcoming edition. However, the Bugle operates on a one month backlog for featured content, so the March edition covers February promotions. I've moved the FPs you added to the April edition, at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/News/April 2022/Articles given they were March promotions. Regards, Nick-D (talk) 04:48, 19 March 2022 (UTC)

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April Editathons from Women in RedEdit

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A kitten for you!Edit

I came across your name on the talk page of the WikiCup, and decided to visit your user page. A real pleasure to see so many great pictures of people that are sometimes underrepresented here. Hope this kitten will give you some pleasure in return.

Femke (talk) 20:21, 23 March 2022 (UTC)

Dred ScottEdit

Hi Adam, I saw this thread on Dred Scott's infobox image. There are now more recent images in his article [1] and this set: [2] [3] [4]. I support if you think any of them are worthy FPs and nominate any. Cheers. Bammesk (talk) 17:25, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

A questionEdit

Hi again, I restored this image. The image is listed here among the most important photos. Here is the source link: [5]. His head and torso area has a neutral tone but there is yellow/pink-ish fading elsewhere. I can restore (or reduce) the color fading but I am not sure if I should. Should I? Bammesk (talk) 14:50, 27 March 2022 (UTC) . . . . . I did another upload with reduced discoloration and fading, per the image at this source. Bammesk (talk) 17:24, 27 March 2022 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVII, March 2022Edit

 
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Awesome work and a modest suggestionEdit

Hey Adam! I looked through your userpage, and your restorations are amazing! I saw you have a giant backlog of images you want to restore, but I thought that you might be interested in these images (and maybe be even restoring them, who knows?):

These are copies made by El Lissitzky from the Cold Synagogue, Mogilev. The original mural master is almost unknown, but Marc Chagall claimed to be his descendant.

Anyway, thanks for the great images, it was a pleasure to browse through! Artem.G (talk) 10:45, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Renomination?Edit

Hi Adam, you might be interested in renominating this image. There are several versions (or prints) of the photo, including some listed at this link. You are well equipped to evaluate historic images. If you nominate any version of it, I will support. Cheers. Bammesk (talk) 01:42, 1 April 2022 (UTC)

Ships vid.Edit

As a onetime nautical nut, you might be interested in this 1938 film of Hamburg harbor. Among others, it shows the hugely ill-fated Wilhelm Gustloff fairly close-up. A tad fuzzy, tho. – Sca (talk) 15:04, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Thanks, Sca! Honestly, I'd love to do more ship images,but there's been some issues. The Russian ones are out during the war, and every time I've stalked MILHIST of late I haven't found great images of things people are working on. I am back ally always willing to help out, especially with FAs and FA pushes. Not sure I can fully keep up when we hit a bunch of good ones in a row, but I can try. got a few Navy people recently, if it helps. Particularly happy with Benjamin Franklin Tilley given how poorly he was illustrated before. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.7% of all FPs 15:51, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
Just thought you might be personally interested in the 84-year-old footage of shipping activity -- when things were still done mainly by hand. Pretty busy place. -- Sca (talk) 17:01, 10 April 2022 (UTC)
Oh, aye. There's a reason maritime museums are my favourites. It's walking through eras of history I wish I could experience. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.7% of all FPs 18:39, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Oh, hey... File:USS Johnston (DD-557) underway on 27 October 1943 (NH 63495).jpg looks very promising... Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.7% of all FPs 16:04, 10 April 2022 (UTC)

Long Tack SamEdit

OK with me - wouldn't even have noticed... --Janke | Talk 14:09, 11 April 2022 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:OriginalEdit

 Template:Original has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the entry on the Templates for discussion page. Izno (talk) 02:33, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

MediaViewer and attributionEdit

Hi there! I noticed your post on the Signpost talk page about your concerns regarding MediaViewer and attribution. I would be interested in potentially covering this in the next issue. Could you explain a bit more about what it is? Thanks! 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 21:26, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

Okay. As you may know, on Commons, templates get used to attribute works for common creators. For example, Commons:Creator:Mathew Brady can be transcluded to attribute it to Mathew Brady. The trouble is that:
  1. Only the first Creator template gets used by Media Viewer to assign credit. So, let's say that the work is a Brady/Handy work, and therefore includes both Commons:Creator:Mathew Brady and Commons:Creator:Levin Corbin Handy. Only the first will be shown.
  2. Secondly, it strips all additional text outside of the Creator template. So, for example, if a person does a restoration, and doesn't have a Creator: template for themselves, they won't be credited ever. This also means that if the restorationist does have a Creator: template, he can steal credit from the photographer/artist.
This situation has been like this for the last 8 years, since Media Viewer went in, and was reported just after MediaViewer was created. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.7% of all FPs 00:24, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
@EpicPupper: User_talk:Adam_Cuerden#Media_Viewer_issues has a bunch of background, and I can provide more sources as needed. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.7% of all FPs 18:55, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
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in case of interestEdit

 
April songs

I admire the stady flow of highestquality images! - Ukraine day today: Maks Levin DYK, expanding Kyiv Symphony Orchestra (have tickets), and creating Anthony Robin Schneider, the bass who could be heard opening the singing in Beethoven's Ninth twice on 10 March 2022, live in Frankfurt, Germany, and recorded in Auckland, New Zealand, singing "Freiheit!" (freedom) instead of "Freude" (joy), in a tradition started after the Fall of the Wall. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:21, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

Sounds fantastic! And I hope Kyiv soon returns to its vibrant self. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.7% of all FPs 23:50, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
more sounds: Dove sono (Where are those happy moments ...?) - concert with Kyiv orchestra and Aleksey Semenenko (quite a story!) tonight --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:48, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVIII, April 2022Edit

 
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Maria LaurinEdit

Sorry to keep bothering you, Adam, but I am about to write a short biography of the Swedish opera singer Maria Laurin, married name Maria Gelhaar, and see there is a reasonable portrait here but I can't download it. Can you help? If you are not too busy, I wonder if you could improve the images on Paula Lizell and Liva Järnefelt. If not, I'll clip off the offensive borders myself.--Ipigott (talk) 09:47, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

I've now downloaded. As with the other, I will probably clip of the margins and handwritten summary -- unless you think any worth serious improvement.--Ipigott (talk) 05:50, 4 May 2022 (UTC)
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May songs
 

Thank you for great images about great women finally getting articles in English! I have the quirky DYK today, which is rare, and I don't quite know why music for peace was deemed quirky. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:52, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

Glad to see this one has been promoted. Congratulations!--Ipigott (talk) 05:46, 4 May 2022 (UTC)
today performances in Ukraine - for Ukraine - for peace, at the bottom an imaginary set of eight DYK - and more May pics--Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:06, 10 May 2022 (UTC)
today more pics, and should this woman have an article? - or only her sons? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:17, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
@Gerda Arendt: Passes WP:GNG. So yes, I'd say. Might be being a little slower on image restoration because nothing is passing over at WP:FPC right now, and don't want to get too far ahead. So I'm just kinda half-restoring stuff to get it article-ready Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 14:56, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
thank you - today Melody (not by me), and more pics --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:55, 19 May 2022 (UTC)
I love today's FP, of Lucy Arbell! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:56, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
... and today's DYK pic --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:40, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
... which I could increase in size with the next soprano ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:20, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
I like my talk today (actually mostly from 29 May - I took the title pic), enjoy the music, two related videos worth watching! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:15, 31 May 2022 (UTC)
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DYK Södermanland Runic Inscription 113Edit

Greetings @ Adam Cuerden

This is to let you know your DYK nomination for Södermanland Runic Inscription 113 has been positively reviewed .

Thanks and cheers

Bookku, 'Encyclopedias = expanding information & knowledge' (talk) 06:05, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

Thank you! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 20:16, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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Lucy ArbellEdit

Good to see another opera signer on today's main page. Well done!--Ipigott (talk) 07:54, 21 May 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Södermanland Runic Inscription 113Edit

On 23 May 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Södermanland Runic Inscription 113, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Södermanland Runic Inscription 113 (pictured) was found in 1856 when a burial mound was dug up as part of new cultivation? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Södermanland Runic Inscription 113. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Södermanland Runic Inscription 113), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

  Hook update
Your hook reached 11,148 views (929.0 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of May 2022 – nice work!

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Dorothy Houston Jacobson (November 13, 1907 – July 13, 1985) was an American political scientist and educator, and a co-founder and chair of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party. Born in Herman, Minnesota, she served as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1964 to 1969, during the Johnson administration, and was the first woman to serve in a sub-cabinet position in the USDA. This 1967 photograph depicts Jacobson seated at her desk at the USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Photograph credit: United States Department of Agriculture; restored by Adam Cuerden

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ThanksEdit

Thank you for all your good work. Jehochman Talk 03:28, 25 May 2022 (UTC)

CattinessEdit

I agree with the thread just above that you are an outstanding and highly productive photo editor, especially with regards to improving and restoring historic photos. Because you are so highly invested in this area of the encyclopedia, I do not think that it is wise for you to close contentious debates about what should or should not appear on the main page. Especially when you have chosen to harshly criticize the rationales of people who disagree with you. This is non-neutral and I encourage you to let uninvolved editors close such contentious debates in the future. Cullen328 (talk) 04:16, 25 May 2022 (UTC)

@Cullen328: Understood. I just wanted to back out of my previously held position as quickly as possible after realising I was wrong. Feel free to change the close to "Adam agrees he was an idiot" if it's simpler. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 05:10, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
I would certainly never add anything like that to the close. I respect you and your abundant talents much more than that. I am not trying to make you feel bad, but rather I am encouraging you to be more careful in areas where you are emotionally invested. That is all. Cullen328 (talk) 05:25, 25 May 2022 (UTC)

More thanksEdit

I was impressed by the reasonableness and maturity of your comments in the discussion of the Nadar photograph. I don't blame you for noting that that was lacking in the stridency of some other participants. Your argument that particularly resonated with me was, "this is the first public documentation I've ever seen ... of what physically-intersex genitalia look like. ... I guess I want people to see it as normal, and it feels like part of that is, y'know, seeing it." Perhaps you are right that this is trumped by the offence caused to some intersex people who have suffered from medical examinations, although it is impossible to judge how many other intersex people may rather share your earlier sentiment. Anyway, thanks for the hard work and committment. Jmchutchinson (talk) 05:51, 25 May 2022 (UTC)

@Jmchutchinson: Well, in the end, potential harm kind of has to be counted more than potential good, you know? Better to pull the image when you didn't strictly have to than to run it and cause harm. I said when I started working PotD... Uh, yesterday... that I was going to try not to censor more than necessary, but, you know, there's a duty of care. No-one's going to be harmed by (to give an example I still can't believe was pulled from the queue) a seagull ejecting guano. Once there was evidence that this one could cause harm, that sets a high bar for the potential good.
Like, it's maybe in a better position than the lynching image that's also in the featured picture queue, but then "images of that type are not known to have been used in racist vandalism on Wikipedia" is not a bar I would have thought we needed to set, is it? Plus, you have to consider what it might be used for when it leaves Wikipedia, and... well. No documentation of where or who means it's not useful for historians, but that won't stop shithead racists who just want to use it to intimidate.
There's a lot of educational images that can be abused. In the simplest terms, restoring and creating a featured picture of someone I admire creates the risk that someone will download it from Wikipedia's Main Page and start printing dartboards with that image on them. There's a level of risk we have to accept. But once we've gone above a certain level of risk we need to stop. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.8% of all FPs 06:39, 25 May 2022 (UTC)
I don't want to argue with any of that. But much kudos to you for being willing to change your decision in response to arguments: not everybody manages to do that so gracefully, or indeed at all. Jmchutchinson (talk) 07:32, 25 May 2022 (UTC)

June 2022 Good Article Nominations backlog driveEdit

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The Bugle: Issue CXCIII, May 2022Edit

 
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The surrender of Japan, announced by the Japanese emperor Hirohito on August 15, 1945, brought the hostilities of World War II in Asia to a close. In this photograph, taken by a soldier of the United States Army Signal Corps, Mamoru Shigemitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs, signs the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the Japanese government aboard USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, formally ending the war. U.S. Army general Richard K. Sutherland watches on the left of the photograph, and Shigemitsu is assisted by Toshikazu Kase, an official of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, on the right.

Photograph credit: Stephen E. Korpanty; restored by Adam Cuerden

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Lunch atop a Skyscraper is a black-and-white photograph taken on September 20, 1932, of eleven ironworkers sitting on a steel beam 850 feet (260 m) above the ground on the sixty-ninth floor of the RCA Building (30 Rockefeller Plaza), then nearing completion, at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New York City. It was arranged as a publicity stunt, part of a campaign promoting the skyscraper. The photograph was first published in October 1932, during the construction of Rockefeller Center.

Photograph credit: unknown, possibly Charles Clyde Ebbets

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Elizabeth Glendower Evans (February 28, 1856 – December 12, 1937) was an American social reformer and suffragist. She pursued social reform, serving in a variety of positions, including as a delegate to the International Congress of Women at the Hague in 1915, the first national organizer of the Woman's Peace Party, and a national director of the American Civil Liberties Union. This photograph, from the library of The Washington Times, depicts Evans wearing a large feathered hat. The image was published in an issue of The Suffragist in 1914.

Photograph credit: The Washington Times; restored and cropped by Adam Cuerden

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Lucretia Mott (January 3, 1793 – November 11, 1880) was an American Quaker, abolitionist, women's rights activist, and social reformer. This autographed photograph of Mott was taken by the Philadelphia-based photographer Frederick Gutekunst around the 1870s, and is in the collection of the National Woman's Party. The image was twice published in issues of The Suffragist in 1920.

Photograph credit: Frederick Gutekunst; restored by Adam Cuerden

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Ah, thanks. I'll ask you if I can actually think of any questions. I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 20:49, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

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Hi Adam Cuerden,

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Ruddigore, originally called Ruddygore, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It is one of the Savoy Operas and the tenth of fourteen comic operas written together by Gilbert and Sullivan. It was first performed by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy Theatre in London on 22 January 1887.

The first night was not altogether a success, as critics and the audience felt that Ruddygore (as it was originally spelled) did not measure up to its predecessor, The Mikado. However, after it was revived by the D'Oyly Carte Opera company in 1920, the work was reassessed more positively. For example, in a 1937 review, The Manchester Guardian declared:

It is incomprehensible that Ruddigore should ever have been considered less attractive than the other comic operas in the Savoy series. The libretto gives us Gilbert at his wittiest, and in the music we hear Sullivan not only in his most tuneful vein but also as a master of more subtle rhythms than he commands elsewhere. Moreover, the parody is one that all can enjoy to the full, for here the satire is not pointed at a coterie, nor at this or that æsthetic movement, but at the absurdities of a melodramatic tradition which is nearly as old as the stage itself.

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question re possible rolesEdit

Hi there. I am the Lead Coordinator at WikiProject History. we could use some experienced editors there, who have some knowledge of editing and of history-related topics, to serve as coordinators there. would you be at all interested? please feel free to let me know. thanks!!! Please ping me if you reply. --Sm8900 (talk) 01:12, 1 June 2022 (UTC)

@Sm8900: I'd be interested, though I can be erratic in my periods of availabilty. One of the reasons I'm trying to get POTD so far ahead. Still, with all the work I do on images for historical subjects, it's hardly something I couldn't help with, and, while I don't do as much article editing as I used to (honestly, too busy with images), I can point to Södermanland Runic Inscription 113 as a recent creation that seems to have gone over pretty well. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 01:59, 1 June 2022 (UTC)
hi. yes, that is exactly what I was thinkig as well. we would be glad to have you. I am in touch with a few other people. once I hear back from them, I'll let you know what some of the next steps will be. I really appreciate your interest, and your positive reply. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 01:25, 2 June 2022 (UTC)
@Sm8900: Look forwards to it! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 05:39, 2 June 2022 (UTC)
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Haane Manahi.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 10:51, 1 June 2022 (UTC)

POTDEdit

Hi! Could we swap Template:POTD/2022-10-01 and Template:POTD/2022-11-14? Theres only one FP of Cyprus (not counting animals) and their National day is 1 Oct. --Andrei (talk) 22:33, 3 June 2022 (UTC)

Don't see why not. Just need to update all the links coming in. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 07:47, 4 June 2022 (UTC)

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Södermanland Runic Inscription 113 you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Speatle -- Speatle (talk) 15:22, 5 June 2022 (UTC)

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Hi Adam Cuerden,

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Della H. Raney (January 10, 1912 – October 23, 1987) was an American nurse. Raney was the first African American nurse to report for duty in World War II, and the first to be appointed chief nurse. In 1944, she became the first black nurse affiliated with the Army Air Corps promoted to captain, and was later promoted to major in 1946. Raney retired from the Army in 1978. This photograph of Raney seated behind her desk was taken in 1945; at the time, she headed the nursing staff at the station hospital at Camp Beale in California.

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Giacomo Puccini (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer known primarily for his operas. Regarded as the greatest and most successful proponent of Italian opera after Giuseppe Verdi, he was descended from a long line of composers, stemming from the late-Baroque era. Though his early work was firmly rooted in traditional late-19th-century Romantic Italian opera he later developed his work in the realistic verismo style, of which he became one of the leading exponents.

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Pauline Gracia Beery Mack (December 19, 1891 – October 22, 1974) was an American chemist, home economist, and college administrator. Her research in calcium, nutrition, radiation, and bone density began during the 1930s, and culminated in work for NASA when she was in her seventies. This photograph of Mack, from the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, was probably taken in the early 1940s.

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This is to let you know that File:Hazel MacKaye and dog by Harris & Ewing.jpg, a featured picture you nominated, has been selected as the English Wikipedia's picture of the day (POTD) for December 4, 2022. A preview of the POTD is displayed below and can be edited at Template:POTD/2022-12-04. If you have any concerns, please place a message at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day. Thank you! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 02:04, 7 June 2022 (UTC)

 

Hazel MacKaye (1880–1944) was an American theater professional and suffragist. She is best known for helping present a series of pageants in support of women's suffrage. The organizers of the Woman Suffrage Procession, planned for March 3, 1913 (just prior to President Woodrow Wilson's inauguration), in Washington, D.C., asked MacKaye to create a pageant for the event. Titled Allegory and produced by Glenna Smith Tinnin, it was presented on the steps of the Treasury Building as the culmination of the event. The pageant was praised as "one of the most impressively beautiful spectacles ever staged in this country" in The New York Times. This photograph of MacKaye holding a dog was taken in 1915 by the photographic studio Harris & Ewing.

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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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June musicEdit

June songs
 

Thank you for today's POTD! Ukrainian peace music is also "on", with the conductor! - Pentecost (on last Sunday and Monday in Germany) brought a harvest of great music in two church services (one with me singing in choir) and two concerts with my brother in the orchestra, - four pictures I took besides the symphonic one. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:54, 8 June 2022 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: Honestly, the Robert Bruce POTD was maybe a little indulgent - it was my birthday, and I chose one of my favourites for it. Before I started as coordinator, mind. Mind, I also grabbed a slot for next year, but that's probably more in order. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 08:59, 10 June 2022 (UTC)
extra congratulations then - June flowers are also for my birthday. I once told the TFA coordinator to not schedule a battle that day, and he scheduled a battle because it was some anniversary that very day. This year, all scheduled for the day is a DYK I nominated with a hook I hate, and they didn't take "your" (her) image. I complained yesterday about the opera singer shown today, so don't want to be the nag-nag woman of DYK every day, but I'm really cross with that nom. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:43, 10 June 2022 (UTC)
Today's POTD is wunderful! ... and my DYK is more meaningful than the sad case mentioned before --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:15, 11 June 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for improving articles in June! My song collection is especially rich, look, and the hall where I first heard DFD, Pierre Boulez and Murray Perahia. Do you find the baby deer in the meadow (last row)? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:18, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
today: a song about getting through the night, after plenty of music over the weekend --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:12, 27 June 2022 (UTC)

Opinion pieceEdit

I'm just dropping you a note to make sure that you saw the comments here and had a chance to consider them before the Signpost goes out. Thanks. Polycarpa aurata (talk) 21:27, 10 June 2022 (UTC)

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Potential problem with POTD for 1 September 2022?Edit

Hi! I've just stumbled on the news that File:Le Voyage dans la lune (black and white, 1902).webm is scheduled for POTD on 1 September 2022. Just wanted to call your attention to a possible problem with the file itself: the first title card (about the first four seconds of the video) is not a 1902 original, but an informational title card added for a 2008 DVD release. This card is presumably copyright Flicker Alley, the studio that brought out this DVD. I know this isn't one of your uploads, and that other means of flagging the problem are available—but given the oncoming POTD feature, I thought I'd better let a knowledgeable coordinator know ASAP, so that you can act however you think fit.--Lemuellio (talk) 23:41, 13 June 2022 (UTC)

@Lemuellio: Having checked, it shouldn't be a problem: It's literally just the title, year, and identifier on a black background, which is well below the threshold of copyrightability. While I feel it's a flaw that should be cut, it's not a copyright issue. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 17:27, 15 June 2022 (UTC)
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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Hi Adam Cuerden,

This is to let you know that File:Mrs. Constance B. Motley, first woman Senator, 21st Senatorial District, N.Y., raising hand in V sign.jpg, a featured picture you nominated, has been selected as the English Wikipedia's picture of the day (POTD) for December 23, 2022. A preview of the POTD is displayed below and can be edited at Template:POTD/2022-12-23. If you have any concerns, please place a message at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day. Thank you! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 17:36, 15 June 2022 (UTC)

 

Constance Baker Motley (1921–2005) was an American jurist and politician who served as a judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. A key strategist of the civil rights movement, she was a New York state senator and the borough president of Manhattan in New York City before becoming a United States federal judge. She obtained a role with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund as a staff attorney in 1946 after receiving her law degree, and continued her work with the organization for more than twenty years. She was the first Black woman to argue at the Supreme Court and argued ten landmark civil rights cases, winning nine. She was a law clerk to Thurgood Marshall, aiding him in the case Brown v. Board of Education. Motley was also the first African-American woman appointed to the federal judiciary, serving as a judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. This photograph shows Motley celebrating her election as the first African-American woman to serve in the New York State Senate in 1964.

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Louise JanssenEdit

If you are still interested in opera singers, I've been working on Louise Janssen. There are quite a few images on Gallica, mostly copied to Commons. Perhaps you could improve one of them for the article. Take your pick--Ipigott (talk) 16:04, 17 June 2022 (UTC)

Quite interested. Just kind of distracted by all this POTD stuff I kind of got dumped with. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 17:05, 17 June 2022 (UTC)
Sorry to hear you're having problems with PIOD. I've substituted File:Louise Janssen en Eva.png as the lead image. Up to you whether you think it's worth enhancing.--Ipigott (talk) 11:15, 19 June 2022 (UTC) And how about the images on Fausta Labia? No obligation. Just thought I would let you know. After all, all my recent work on opera singers was thanks to you!--Ipigott (talk) 16:12, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
@Ipigott: Louise Janssen looks like I'm going to need to do a big research dive, but Fausta Labia (What a name!) has an obvious winner: The oval portrait is a variant of File:Fausta Labia, porträtt - SMV - H5 028.tif, which gets around the kinda awkward crop the oval has when surrounded by a thumbnail box. It doesn't look hard. Give me a few. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 00:38, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
A huge Well Done for all your tireless work on image restoration! Thankyou for making the images we use clearer, cleaner and just generally better! Your amazing! HenryTemplo (talk) 12:31, 19 June 2022 (UTC)

Another admirerEdit

I also admire the work that you do. I've learned to use photoshop in my supported workplace, and I understand how difficult it is to restore images to the extent that you do. I could only hope someday to be as good as you are. I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 20:27, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

@I dream of horses: Realise that I didn't get there instantly, indeed, some of my older works are a little embarassing now. If you want some advice on things to start off with, and tricks for dealing with issues, I could walk you through a bit. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 20:45, 23 June 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red in July 2022Edit

Women in Red July 2022, Vol 8, Issue 7, Nos 214, 217, 234, 235


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A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Photographer's Barnstar
Just saw this image and felt like you deserved my first barnstar. Thank you very much, your work is amazing! -Killarnee (CTU) 21:06, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
Hehe lol just saw that I was the one who gave you the image reviewer right on commons -Killarnee (CTU) 20:28, 29 June 2022 (UTC)
@Killarnee: Ha! Well, thank you so much! Image restoration is one of those hobbies that keep you pretty social, which is always nice. Have such a backlog to nominate on WP:FPC here, though. There's no official rule about how many things you can nominate, but I don't think people are going to fairly judge everything if I just drop ten images at once. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 00:14, 30 June 2022 (UTC)
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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The Bugle: Issue CXCIV, June 2022Edit

 
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Possible restoration project: Champion of the SeasEdit

I've just read your contribution to Signpost. May I suggest a possible restoration project for you? I am a contributor to the article Champion of the Seas, about a famous speed record-breaking extreme clipper ship, on which some of my ancestors emigrated from England to Australia. The article is illustrated by just one image, File:ChampionOfTheSeas ca1854 EastBoston Southworth Hawes MFABoston.png, which is interesting in itself because it is a photograph said to have been taken in 1854.

The image was obtained from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and is also available here (including for downloading). As the ship was built in the USA, used in the passenger trade between England and Australia, served as a troopship during the Indian Mutiny, and was eventually abandoned off Cape Horn, she is of interest to Wikipedia readers in a variety of locations. To date, at least one person has attempted a restoration of the image (it can be seen here, alongside the original image), but it is somewhat half hearted and low resolution. I acknowledge that a restoration would be challenging, but is the image suitable for an Adam Cuerden restoration? Bahnfrend (talk) 07:43, 4 July 2022 (UTC)

@Bahnfrend: I think the biggest issue is that the resolution is a little low, which puts a damper on a lot of the more careful restoration. If we can get the Museum of Fine Arts to release a larger copy, though, I think this would be an excellent project. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 15:52, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. The Museum does sell 'high resolution' versions of its artworks. Ordinarily, such versions are only for 'study and/or personal use', but the website says that this particular image is 'public domain'. I'll make enquiries and see what I can do. Bahnfrend (talk) 09:37, 6 July 2022 (UTC)
FYI: I have been in contact with the Museum, but am not (yet) in possession of a higher resolution version of the image. I will keep you posted. Bahnfrend (talk) 02:30, 2 September 2022 (UTC)
@Bahnfrend: Good luck! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 02:33, 2 September 2022 (UTC)

Ukrainian MelodyEdit

July songs
 

today: violin solo and you can listen - I enjoyed Les Troyens! Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:55, 5 July 2022 (UTC)

yesterday I attended a unique concert - the 18th Thomaskantor after Bach conducting - and with some good luck caught him happy afterwards! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:19, 9 July 2022 (UTC)

... and another 14 July: Voces8, pictured - I have a FAC open, in case of interest --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:01, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

today: birthday music for a friend, after hiking in the Swiss Alps and a funeral with flowers on a bench and a Rilke poem --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:44, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

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note re rolesEdit

hi! I hope all's well. ok, I would like to move ahead with possibly nominating you to be a Project Coordinator at WikiProject History. let's move ahead with this.

Could you please go to the talk page for WikiProject History, open a new section, there, and then please: a) introduce yourself, b) mention that I asked you to please volunteer as a possible Coordinator for WikiProject History, and then c) mention some basic details about your editing experience, past editing accomplishments, relevant awards or milestones if you wish, and of course d) the details on your editing as it relates to history topics, which I know is pretty substantial. You can also of course add or include anything else you feel that you'd like to mention in your messsage there.

I will then comment on your message, and will indicate my support. we will allow a time period of about two weeks to allow anyone to comment who wishes to do so. the purpose of this procedure is to maintain some degree of structure for this process, as well as transparency. I anticipate that your candidacy should be approved with no dissent. I am sure we will be glad to have your involvement here.

I hope that sounds good. you can feel free to reply with any questions, comments, or anything you wish to express. I appreciate your help. please ping me if you reply. thanks! Sm8900 (talk) 21:06, 5 July 2022 (UTC)

@Sm8900: I've just caught COVID, so give me a few days. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 7.9% of all FPs 13:58, 7 July 2022 (UTC)
ok, no problem at all. there is no rush on this at all. whenever you wish is totally fine, or alternately not at all, unless you wish to do so. I hope you feel better soon. thanks for your note!! Sm8900 (talk) 14:04, 7 July 2022 (UTC)
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Get well soonEdit

Hope it all passes swiftly and, most importantly, it doesn't leave long-lasting effects. Schwede66 00:17, 11 July 2022 (UTC)

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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
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The Bugle: Issue CXCVI, July 2022Edit

 
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Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Nine years!

Your work with the excellent pictures is just amazing! Happy that we could show some in the DYK section. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:54, 29 July 2022 (UTC)

Women in Red in August 2022Edit

Women in Red August 2022, Vol 8, Issue 8, Nos 214, 217, 236, 237, 238, 239


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Ada FlatmanEdit

Thanks for promoting Ada Flatman with today's featured picture.--Ipigott (talk) 09:13, 31 July 2022 (UTC)

Glad to do it! Now that I'm over COVID I think I'm going to dive back into some of the more difficult images I've been working on, and try to get through more of the Swedish Performing Arts images in my queue. Terrible nomination time again, though. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8% of all FPs 13:32, 31 July 2022 (UTC)
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Thank you for more! Avelina Carrera is now pictured on the Main page. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:41, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

new pics and thoughts on 13 August --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:52, 13 August 2022 (UTC)

the last week brought more outstanding concerts and bike tours, - how is your summer? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:09, 21 August 2022 (UTC)

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Possible restoration projectEdit

I saw a lot of your great restorations, it's always nice to see great stuff at POTD. Do you accept requests for restoration? I'm working on El Lissitzky rewrite, and, if you are interested, some of his early drawings can be restored - they exist only as scans from 1923 short-lived Jewish art magazine. Please let me know if you are interested. Artem.G (talk) 19:35, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

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Would it be possible to restore this?

 
Charles Curtis and Atalie Unkalunt

He was the 31st VOTUS and 1st Native American and she was a Cherokee singer/interior decorator who performed at his inauguration and redecorated his official residence in D.C. The background on the photo research to show it is in the PD is here, which might help in recovering the missing bits, as they are shown in the newspaper publishings of the photo. SusunW (talk) 15:36, 14 August 2022 (UTC)

@SusunW: Sorry, it's been a stressful month - would-have-been-future-father-in-law died, and a lot of other things. Kind of just erratically dealing with things as and when I can. 20:13, 30 August 2022 (UTC) Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 20:13, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
Totally understand stress. Please take care of you. There is no rush, but I thought it would be lovely if restored. SusunW (talk) 20:15, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
@SusunW: Oh, you know me. I'm half done. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 20:34, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
  SusunW (talk) 20:36, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
@SusunW: Have a rough restoration done. Will poke at it more after a little more research Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 20:52, 30 August 2022 (UTC)
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Copy editing looks good +Edit

Thanks for the CE. Yes, we decided to put the story in Serendipity rather than the Gallery. I don't think that means that we need a Gallery now. Folks who need a foto fix will be able to find it. There's no need to stuff The Signpost as full as possible, curation is just as important. But if you have something good for the Gallery, please go ahead.

One comment on the Archive article. Nobody will ever finf the story at the end. The solution is something like TFA on the main page. Cut each article after about 5 paragraphs, and link via (continued ...). I'll go ahead and do that unless you object. Smallbones(smalltalk) 18:02, 25 August 2022 (UTC)

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POTD on the 18th or 19th, possible changeEdit

Hello,

I had the idea to switch the POTD on the 18th to File:Windsor Castle Upper Ward Quadrangle Corrected 2- Nov 2006.jpg. This would be done due to Elizabeth II's funeral taking place on the day, and part off the service taking place at Windsor Castle. I know it's not tradition to repeat photos, but it was last used in 2007, and I feel like a exception could be made. It's not set in stone, but it seems highly likely to be the 18th or 19th. A similar idea has been proposed for the FA of the idea. Pinging the nominator for the 18th @MER-C. And the 19th would be yourself.

Thanks. Sea Cow (talk) 15:24, 9 September 2022 (UTC)

Also, Windsor Castle is a FA, so it passes quality standards greatly. Sea Cow (talk) 15:26, 9 September 2022 (UTC)
@Sea Cow: I'll have a look. I'd rather not repeat photos if available, but we may have something suitable. Downside is, since everything's done pretty far in advance, anything kicked will be delayed until December at the earliest. I'm also not sure if Windsor Castle is as strong of a connection as we could manage. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 03:41, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
My preference would be to try to do an Ignore All Rules rapid-promotion of File:Hrh Princess Elizabeth in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, April 1945 TR2832.jpg. But that's just me. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 03:46, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
I love the photo, I'd support you on this. Sea Cow (talk) 04:01, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
Also, on a further note, it was announced her funeral to be the 19th, which is your photo. Sea Cow (talk) 04:03, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
@Sea Cow: Okay Conversations are at Talk:Main Page and WP:FPC. Seems to be pretty well received so far. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 17:53, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
@Sea Cow: I think it's happening at this point, but I'll give it a couple days to make sure there's no objections. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 18:15, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
Glad we worked this out and found a great result. Sea Cow (talk) 18:23, 11 September 2022 (UTC)
Aye! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 18:27, 11 September 2022 (UTC)

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Featured picture scheduled for POTDEdit

Hi Adam Cuerden,

This is to let you know that File:Poster by Anna Soós Korànyi for the Seventh Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance.jpg, a featured picture you uploaded, has been selected as the English Wikipedia's picture of the day (POTD) for June 15, 2023. A preview of the POTD is displayed below and can be edited at Template:POTD/2023-06-15. This is scheduled for the 110th anniversary of the start of the conference If you have any concerns, please place a message at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day. Thank you! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 16:04, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

Poster for the Seventh Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, which met in Budapest, Hungary, June 15–21, 1913. As had been the case with all the preceding conferences, the location had been chosen to reflect the status of woman suffrage: a place where the prospects seemed favorable and liable to influence public sentiment by demonstrating that it was now a global movement. When it had been announced at the sixth congress (in Stockholm) that the next one would be held in the capital of Hungary, it was felt that the location seemed very remote, and there were concerns that Hungary did not have representative government. In fact, it proved to be one of the largest and most important conventions. Furthermore the delegates stopped en route for mass meetings and public banquets in Berlin, Dresden, Prague and Vienna, spreading its influence ever further afield.

Credit: Anna Soós Korànyi; restored by Adam Cuerden

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Nice message to self! - music to explore - the new Casals Forum for chamber music is just wonderful. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:08, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: There's a script for setting them up easily, but part of it is having the messages delivered to the nominator. I like to grab round-number dates when I can for things. I shall have a listen tomorrow! Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 04:52, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

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It looks like you forgot to sign Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/2022-09-30/In the media. ☆ Bri (talk) 04:50, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

October musicEdit

October songs
 

Nice to see another of your images as TFP! - Today we sang the choral concert of the year, Verdi's Requiem with an interesting band of marimba, piano, horn, bass, timpani and drum (pictured). Seeing a pic I took on the Main page also felt good. -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:04, 3 October 2022 (UTC)

... and again pictured (but not by me): Look at power work tensions (if you translate). --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:25, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

today's DYK: two facts from the two concert of this years Rheingau Musik Festival I liked best, both a cappella singing, and I took the pic of the happy man. If you follow the songs, you see a circus, where I performed singing, and in the end the whole tent joined for Dona nobis pacem. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:47, 19 October 2022 (UTC)

leaving the month with reformation and a cat treat --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:41, 31 October 2022 (UTC)

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Image descriptionEdit

The description Here is wrong. Was it cut and pasted from the other one? In this image, the order of the people (from left to right) should be different. -- Ssilvers (talk) 20:33, 5 October 2022 (UTC)

@Ssilvers: I knew I was going to screw something up. Yes, it was. I'll fix it. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.2% of all FPs 21:35, 5 October 2022 (UTC)
For the first image, I think it would be clearer if you desginate who is in the top, middle and bottom rows. I noted this sort of info for the2nd image. -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:56, 5 October 2022 (UTC)

FP nomsEdit

Hi Adam, about this earlier comment of yours. The average success rate for FP nominations is ~1 out of 2. There are approximately 7340 FPs, and 15200 nominations, so it's ~50%. To get 30 FPs per month, we need 60 nominations per month. Here are the total noms and the noms passed from 2009 to now:

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Noms passed 626 450 287 330 446 530 802 243 83 75 377 280 273 208*
Total noms 1374 997 726 923 1059 1015 1290 434 210 224 581 494 554 334*
* Data for the year 2022 is from January to end of September

About participation, perhaps modifying the FP criteria a bit could help. For example clarifying, or defining, what "encyclopedic value" EV means, so that there is less misunderstanding and disagreement between participants (including nominators). Also, currently we do a simple vote count, with no regard for the oppose rationales. For example, FPC instructions say: "All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the image." Too many times the oppose rationale is practically "I don't like it" or the rationale has nothing to do with the FP criteria, and that frustrates nominators, especially newbies. It hurts editor retention.
By the way, Commons FPC noms have come down a bit recently as well, not that it matters. It's just an observation.

Year 2019 2020 2021 2022
Commons total noms 2365 2144 1913 1304*
* Data for the year 2022 is from January to end of September

Bammesk (talk) 01:23, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

@Bammesk:
I can't help but think that, when failure rates are higher, there's going to be a reduction in number of nominations, though. 2017-18 have very low number of promotions and much lower success rates (nearer 1 in 3)
I know I'm holding back on nominations because of participation numbers right now, and I get the feeling the promotion rate should rightly be higher, were there proper participation, as the nominations are going to generally be of quite high quality when you only have regulars nominating. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 01:43, 14 October 2022 (UTC)
I agree. For example this year so far, in 2022, most nominations are by regulars, and the pass rate is about 2 out of 3. On a sidenote, just for comparison, as of now there are a total of 16155 FPs and 37901 nominations on Commons, so the long term success rate is about 43% on Commons. The regular editors there have a much higher success rate of course, stats as of December 2021. Bammesk (talk) 02:22, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

October BugleEdit

Hi Adam, making a conscious effort to get the Bugle dispatch back to mid-month at the latest, would you have anything for this month's issue? Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 12:33, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

@Ian Rose: I'll try to get the FC ready. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 19:21, 15 October 2022 (UTC)
@Ian Rose: It's done. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 19:47, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

Music SheetsEdit

Hi! I was looking through some music sheets for Por una Cabeza as I want to learn how to play it on the piano and saw your name pop up. Do you also upload music sheets alongside your wiki contributions? — Ixtal ( T / C ) Non nobis solum. 19:34, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

Oh, I used to do that a lot. Take it you found the translated version I wrote the lyrics for? ...Don't show it to me, anything that old I'd probably rethink complately now. But, ach, aye. I mean, I do compose music, though not much of it's on here beyond . Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 19:49, 15 October 2022 (UTC)
The lyrics were not translated, no. Greatly enjoyed the audio you've embedded here :) I haven't written anything myself (at least for piano), although there's a number of musical phrases I came up with that I like using when improvising blues. — Ixtal ( T / C ) Non nobis solum. 00:47, 16 October 2022 (UTC)

linkingEdit

Hi Adam Commons FP guidlelines say 'an unedited version should be uploaded and cross linked for comparison'. You have (always I think) the orignal linked from the image page, but I think a link on the Commons FP nomination page info section (and Wikipedia?) would be helpful. Best wishes, Charles

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Detail in Alfred Waud by Timothy H. O'SullivanEdit

Adam, any idea what's alongside the artist's thigh facing the camera in Alfred Waud by Timothy H. O'Sullivan? It looks a bit like a holster for a cavalry revolver, but it's on his left side and he appears to be right handed. Possibly it's crossdraw. Just curious, maybe you noticed it during restoration? ☆ Bri (talk) 20:58, 27 October 2022 (UTC)

I presumed it was a holster, but am not sure; I'm really not a firearms expert. If not that, perhaps a scrollcase for holding illustrations?
Mind you, Waud had an... interesting sense of style Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.1% of all FPs 22:00, 27 October 2022 (UTC)
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Chetnik VoivodesEdit

Hi Adam, is there any chance that you could do your magic on this or this image? The two images are important for the history of this part of Europe and I would very much appreciate it. Best. — Sadko (words are wind) 00:05, 7 November 2022 (UTC)

@Sadko: I'm limited by the size of the images: ones that small are a bit hard to really do much with, and, while the first is very grainy, it's hard to do much with that. I'll see what I can find, though. If you'd be willing to check, say, relevant national libraries in your part of the world, you might have slightly more success - I'm hampered a bit by A. not knowing any Balkan languages and B. being pretty bad with Cyrillic (which isn't as bad in the Balkans as it is elsewhere, admittedly.)
Also, you (presumably) know more about possibly variances in names. So if I search Atanasije R. Sredojevic, but there's a variant way of writing his name or additions to the end used for parts of speech (for example, Sredojebic or Sredojevica), I might miss valid results. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.2% of all FPs 04:23, 7 November 2022 (UTC)
http://digitalna.nb.rs/Login.jsp?redirect=NBS/Fotodokumenta/Razglednice/Istorija/Balkanski_ratovi looks likely, if you're a bit better with Cyrillic Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.2% of all FPs 04:34, 7 November 2022 (UTC)
I see. At the moment, I'm unable to find the same images in a bigger resolution - and not for the lack of trying. Also, I can't open the link you've sent me, not sure what's the issue. Unfortunately, local libraries and institutions in the Balkans are not that big on digitalization, but things have been improving. maybe this image has a resolution big enough for you do the work? It's used on many articles and the quality is quite low. Cheers. — Sadko (words are wind) 13:09, 7 November 2022 (UTC)
Not sure how much detail is there to bring out, but there's some tricks I can try. This is one of those things where if the details are already lost, and it's pretty much the whole image, you have to ask how much you can do a nd still be able to say it's the photograph, not an artwork based on it. But I also realise that I know what tricks I have to use, you don't. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.2% of all FPs 13:33, 7 November 2022 (UTC)
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WikiCup awardsEdit

 
The featured picture prize, awarded to Adam Cuerden for scoring the most points for featured pictures in the 2022 WikiCup.

Congratulations! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 17:19, 10 November 2022 (UTC)

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) women working on a Churchill tank at a Royal Army Ordnance Corps depot, 10 October 1942. H24517 - Restoration.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 21:42, 15 November 2022 (UTC)
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Caroline Hill as Mirza in W. S. Gilbert's The Palace of Truth.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 00:10, 17 November 2022 (UTC)

November vacationEdit

November songs
 

I was away for vacation in the U.S., pictured, after we had an Ukrainian choir visiting, my first subject celebrated 60, and we heard Bach's ultimate statement about life and death. - Congrats to winning the Wikicup's pic prize, and that nice opera pic for POD yesterday! -- Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:55, 17 November 2022 (UTC)

Thanksgiving in the U.S. - Bach said it in music for peace --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:26, 24 November 2022 (UTC)

Opera and Advent choral music on my talk, with thanks for the great memorial in the Signpost --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:16, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Eugène Grasset - A La Place Clichy.jpg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 09:12, 19 November 2022 (UTC)

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