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As a Commons admin, I am also familiar with copyrights and fair use issues, although I am not an intellectual property attorney.
My other favorite thing to do is dig through image archives such as the Library of Congress and upload suitable images. If you are so inclined, please have a look at the lists of my image uploads on Commons and on Wikipedia.
Committed identity: 9b864e9fa0da07cf913db493b5479ebc6f285841b04cfb6d40f1c52c3eab1a2ff74fd08fd67a2b42bba7bb8e8c958b258a4dc9c29b49f8472e7e67109ee4a401 is a SHA-512commitment to this user's real-life identity.
A juvenile European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), photographed in the south of Cres, Croatia. This species of cormorant, first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1761, lives along the rocky coasts of western and southern Europe, southwest Asia, and north Africa. These birds eat a wide variety of fish, diving to depths of 45 m (148 ft) to find their prey.
I, FireFox hereby award you this Minor Barnstar for all your brilliant minor edits! 17:21, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
For excellent work on VfD! Take care, Molotov(talk) 22:54, 19 October 2005 (UTC)
I award this Working Man's Barnstar to Howcheng for his tireless efforts on the Afd pages. Thanks for making sure every article gets a fair shake. D-Rock 05:51, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
I hereby award you the WikiMedal for Janitorial Services for cleaning out CAT:CSD, which was in a truly wretched state. Cheers. enochlau (talk) 00:19, 4 February 2006 (UTC)
For the rare occurrence creating a nice little article out of an "R with possibilies" I started (Navy-Marine Memorial), even including a picture, I hereby award you this Barnstar. — Eoghanacht April 1, 2006
The Editor's Barnstar: For removing 6000+ unencyclopedically unworthy pages from Wikipedia and helping to keep the encyclopedia in a healthy state - As a new admin, I can certainly attest to the unappetizing nature of this hard work (clearing CSD). Regards, Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 03:58, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
I hereby award howcheng the Working Man's Barnstar for tirelessly working at WP:POTD. --NauticaShades 14:29, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
I know this is pretty late, but I just saw the new FP page and it looks fantastic! Here's something for your effort. Raven4x4x 06:23, 25 November 2006 (UTC)
I hereby award you this technical barnstar award for your incredibly amazing image deletion and tagging tool. No longer should anyone complain that IFDs are too hard. Thank you. MECU≈talk 15:01, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
I hereby award howcheng the Working Man's Barnstar for tirelessly working at WP:POTD - you deserve another! --Fir0002 09:00, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
For your contributions to the Commons and integration to the project, as well as your warm demeanor in both places, the community thanks you. Yours, Smee 16:20, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
A long overdue recognition of all the work you put into DYK. I especially like, how you've strived (or is that striven?) to make the section more interesting by finding alternatives to the boring suggestions. Carabinieri 21:24, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
I, Anonymous Dissident, present Howcheng with this barnstar in recognition of both his diligence on Wikipedia and the amount of time he puts into the project (especially DYK) —ÅñôñÿMôúsDîššíd3nt 02:15, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
I, Smee, hereby award you with The 25 DYK Medal, in recognition of your over 25 contributions to the Did you know? section, as featured on the Main Page. Great job, you're on your way to 100! Thank you for your contributions to the project. Yours, Smee 04:42, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
For all your hard work and flack that you receive in keeping the DYK's running AgneCheese/Wine 03:50, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
It seems like you have plenty of barnstars, so in appreciation for all of your work on DYK I present you with this dress sword. Feel free to wear it at any black tie event or other ceremonial affair. SU Linguist 16:33, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
I hereby award you this purple star for withstanding personal attacks and speculative accusations levied at you on IFD. You are also commended for keeping your cool -- most of the time. :-)
– Quadell(talk) (random) 19:05, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
I hereby award you the The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar for your work on defending the correct use of the fair use policy Bleh999 00:52, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Dude, your image-tagging tool rocks my world. Hard. Thanks! – Quadell(talk) (random) 15:12, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
I hereby dub thee an official "Upholder of the Wiki" for thy dedicated work on WP:IFD, closing cases and reducing the backlog. Hear hear! – Quadell(talk) (random) 14:36, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Your Imperial Majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial Triple Crown Jewels in recognition of your contributions to Wikipedia. May you wear them well. DurovaCharge! 20:14, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
With the power bestowed upon me, I hereby award you, Howcheng, this humble barnstar for your tireless work at POTD. Keep it up Fcb981(talk:contribs) 22:01, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
For consistently lightening the mood of Wikipedia, culminating in a good few roffles this morning after reading your comment on the Main Page talk, on the subject of that day's POTD, I award you the barnstar of Good Humour. Conga rats. —Vanderdecken∴ ∫ξφ 11:08, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
I did the DYK update a few hours ago and wanted to thank you for checking all the articles - it was my first time to do DYK and that made things much easier (and hopefully I did everything correctly). Ruhrfisch><>°° 15:39, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
For all your great work. The historical posters for National Park areas are much appreciated additions.MONGO 00:37, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
WilliamH (talk) has smiled at you! Smiles promote WikiLove and hopefully this one has made your day better. Spread the WikiLove by smiling at someone else, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. Cheers, and happy editing! WilliamH (talk) 17:21, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Seems like someone forgot to award you this, I'm sure you should have received it long ago. Well done Howcheng! Your contributions at DYK are always appreciated. Gatoclass (talk) 23:03, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
This Barnstar recongnizes Howcheng's tireless contributions, from Main Page management to prolific article writing to seeking out great images by others to original photography. ragesoss (talk) 03:39, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
User:Howcheng has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian, and therefore, I've officially declared today as Howcheng's day! For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian, enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Howcheng! Peace, Rlevse 00:13, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
I was truly humbled by the overwhelming community support for the recent proposal to place featured sounds on the main page. The proposal closed on Tuesday with 57 people in support and only 2 in opposition. Thanks again for such a strong showing of support, and I hope to see you at featured sounds in the future. Sven ManguardWha?, Adam Cuerden(talk), (X! · talk) 00:58, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
I don't really give out these things but I thought I should make an exception in this case! Please accept this barnstar as a small token of appreciation for all of the hard, thankless work that you do to keep the main page updating day after day. POTD and OTD simply wouldn't work half as well as they do at the moment without you. I don't think many people realise the amount of work that you do keeping all of the myriad of templates accurate and up to date. Thanks again and keep up the hard work. Woody (talk) 17:01, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
For all the POTD captions and notifications. JJ Harrison (talk) 07:31, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
Hello Howcheng! I hope you accept this cookie as an amicable greeting from a fellow Wikipedian, SwisterTwistertalk 21:58, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
I kind of messed up by carelessly moving an article and you quickly fixed it. On behalf of Wikipedia, I award you this barnstar for your hard work and knowledge about Wikipedia. Metsfreak2121 (talk) 18:30, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
You are awarded this mighty Great American Wiknic Barnstar for your valorous efforts in helping to organize the 2012 Great American Wiknic in the great city of Los Angeles. -—Pharos (talk) 21:10, 2 July 2012 (UTC)
You are awarded this mighty Great American Wiknic Barnstar for your valorous efforts in helping to organize the 2013 Great American Wiknic in the great city of Los Angeles. -—Pharos (talk) 22:59, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your prompt response! [[User:Amandajm|]] (talk) 04:20, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 14:09, 9 January 2014 (UTC)