User talk:Jonathunder

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Croissant image[edit]

Thanks for contributing a new image to the croissant page. I agree that it is technically superior to the old image. Unfortunately, as its name "crescent roll" suggests, it is not a picture of an actual croissant, which is flaky and laminated, but of a US-style crescent roll, which isn't the same thing. So I have reverted to the old image. --Macrakis (talk) 03:59, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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Article Feedback Tool update[edit]

Hey Jonathunder. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 21:50, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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Formalising the status of WP:FALKLANDSUNITS[edit]

The page WP:FALKLANDSUNITS has not yet been formally adopted as an offical guideline. I have created a proposal to regularise the position. Please feel free to comment Wikipedia talk:WikiProject South America/Falkland Islands work group/Units#Proposal for acceptance as a formal guideline. If the proposal is accepted, then the page will indeed be part of Wikipedia policy, otherwise it will be tagged a "failed proposal". Either way the uncertainty that has dogged this page for the last three years will be resolved. This message is being sent to every editor of good standing who has contributed here or here. Martinvl (talk) 03:54, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Sigh. I know you mean well, Martin, but I think almost everyone involved is getting really sick of that topic. Jonathunder (talk) 03:57, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
I know, but Kahastok has been deceiving everybody for the last three years that this is a genuine guideline. I don't know whether or not this was intentional, but at least this way we will get closure, we will not get a "No consensus" answer. Martinvl (talk)

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A tear of pride rolls down my cheek when I see the people I nominated for adminship over half a decade ago keeping up the good work. Cheers! bd2412 T 21:28, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

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Theresa Obermeyer[edit]

Your deletion of Theresa Obermeyer has been criticized by me and others at Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2013 September 20. It was not a correct application of G4, since the article had never been deleted anyway, and there were no BLP concerns warranting a deletion (certainly not of all revisions, if there were revisions you specifically thought were problematic, you were free to delete those of course). Please undo this deletion. Fram (talk) 11:41, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

The deletion was clearly inappropriate, if for no other reason that it removed the article from view during a DRV -- clearly a reversal of normal practice. Hullaballoo Wolfowitz (talk) 12:14, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
Just thirding this. G4 is clearly an incorrect criteria. You shouldn't be speedy deleting things unless it meets a criteria or there is such a rush and so obviously the right thing to do that IAR needs to be invoked. The discussion at the DRV makes it clear nothing here is obvious enough for IAR. Hobit (talk) 17:28, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Consider yourself trouted [1]. Your deletion was wrong on all levels and failed to reflect the state of the discussion at the time of your action. Spartaz Humbug! 22:20, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

9/27/13 I seem to be getting nowhere with my requests to delete the redirection of my name/s "Theresa Obermeyer" and "Theresa Nangle Obermeyer" that are still redirected to:”United States Senate Election in Alaska 1996." This has been posted like this for about two weeks. Of course, anyone who checks "U.S. Senate Race 1996" can get the election results which is as it should be. As I have written previously, I am not an expert on Wikipedia. I am one person. I cannot believe that so many comments have been written about me. I truly do not want nor do I deserve so much attention. I am not a politician nor am I a public figure. I have not run for public office for almost a decade. It is inappropriate that my name is only ”United States Senate Election in Alaska 1996.” This campaign was 17 years ago. Ted Stevens left the U.S. Senate in 2008 and died in 2010. I would appreciate the deletion of my name completely. I sincerely do not understand why my name was posted on Wikipedia at all. The current redirection to "United States Senate Election in Alaska 1996" harms me professionally. It is as though that is the only thing I have ever done in my life. Please delete my name from Wikipedia completely. Below is my short vita. 161 Words THERESA NANGLE OBERMEYER, Ph.D., has held Alaska Type A Teaching Certificate since 1979 and Alaska Real Estate Broker’s License since 1979. She received her Ph.D. from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 1975 and her Master of Education 1970 from the same institution. She majored in Political Science and minored in History, English, and Education at Maryville University from which she graduated 1967, St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Villa Duchesne High School, 1963. Dr. Obermeyer held public office on Anchorage School Board 1990-94 and prior to that taught at McLaughlin High School 1984-90. She was her Party's Nominee to U.S. Senate 1996. She has been a college administrator at four colleges in three states including Lindenwood University, Loyola University Maryland, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, and University of Alaska. She taught Introduction to Sociology at Chapman University Fort Richardson/Elmendorf part-time 1981-1993. She was a Fulbright Fellow twice to India 1974 and to Jordan 1977. She is married with four adult children. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:55, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

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Protection of Falkland Islands[edit]


Falkland Islands is still protected. As protecting admin, would you agree that the discussion has finished and that protection is no longer necessary?

Thanks, Kahastok talk 17:34, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

I agree, yes, but please ask another admin to do the needful. I would rather avoid further administrative action on that page myself, as I was involved in the discussion. Jonathunder (talk) 01:15, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

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Falkland Islands award[edit]

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Hi Jonathunder. I am sharing this with the top ten contributors of the Falkland Islands article. Congratulations.--MarshalN20 | Talk 03:55, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

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Deletion of "Meaning of the Advent Candles" under page Advent wreath[edit]

Jonathunder, I do not understand why my addition to the Advent wreath page was deleted. Could you please explain what I need to do differently? Sincerely, Nathangilley (talk) 22:13, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

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Permission to use NRL photo[edit]

Dear Jonathunder, I am a retired NRL scientist and am writing a memoir about my professional life. I would like to use your photo of NRL that you posted on Wikipedia. Please advise what URL I should use for attribution. Thanks, James Repace. Repace1 (talk) 15:43, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

I have redacted your email address so you are less likely to get spam, but I will reply to it directly. Jonathunder (talk) 17:23, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

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Advent Wreath Picture Permission[edit]


English: Advent wreath with one rose candle and three purple candles, all lit


Own work





(Reusing this file)

See below.

By all means, use it as you wish. I happen to think it's not the best photograph of the subject--it never turned out like I intended--but I'm glad you have a use for it. Jonathunder (talk) 15:24, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

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Permission for use of image[edit]

Hi Jonathunder, I was wondering if I could edit your photo, File:4MeasuringSpoons.jpg, to outline the different spoons according to their respective articles. I saw the notice about posting on your talk page before changing the photo. Thanks! Newyorkadam (talk) 23:38, 2 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam

The photo is hosted on Commons where the description is a wiki. Like editing here, if you see a way to improve it, please go ahead. You don't need my permission to do that. Jonathunder (talk) 23:58, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks, will upload soon :) Newyorkadam (talk) 02:39, 3 January 2014 (UTC)Newyorkadam


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images of Minnesota
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A year ago, you were the 712th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:47, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Day Meetup on January 18[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to the upcoming Minnesota meetup in commemoration of Wikipedia Day.

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This invitation was sent to users who were interested in past events. If you don't want to receive future invitations, you can remove your name from the invite list.innotata 04:11, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

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Lake Vermilion State Park[edit]

Hello Jonathunder-- After some habitual confusion on the proper spelling of Vermilion, I converted your redirect to a stand-alone article on the park, now that the DNR has a page. It is a stub only and I may not do much more on it, at least for a while, so if you, McGhiever, or anyone else want to work on it, feel free. Best regards, Kablammo (talk) 13:34, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

It's a good start. Thanks. Jonathunder (talk) 16:28, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

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I translated, duck attack on the German Main page ;) - Thank you for your appreciation of the author! --Gerda Arendt (talk)

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Question, did you seriously tell me to "drop the stick" regarding a conversation that stopped 36 hours ago? I'd drop it, but I can't remember where I left it when I dropped it Tuesday.--Cube lurker (talk) 00:42, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

No, I have never addressed any comment to you and I don't think we've ever interacted. You can go back to enjoying your semiretirement. Jonathunder (talk) 00:56, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
If that part of [2] wasn't addressed to me, (I guess both parts were for Kevin), then I misunderstood. If so, my apologies and carry on.--Cube lurker (talk) 01:06, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

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Aerial Lift Bridge Photo Night[edit]

Hello, I'm making advertisements for my hotel. I am wondering if you are the owner of the photo "AerialLiftBridgeNight.JPEG". If so, do I have your direct written permission to use the photo in an advertisement? I can be reached at

Thank you Will — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:25, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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Re: Your warning[edit]

I am guilty of using incorrect tags, being new to Wiki editing, for that I apologize. I used the appropriate tag for the most recent upload.

But get your facts straight before issuing your warnings. In MN, all government data is public, unless specifically protected. The photo I am uploading is public domain per the Minnesota Government Data Practices act. Robdoar (talk) 15:42, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes, the photograph you uploaded is public but that is not at all the same thing as public domain. Wikipedia cannot borrow text or images simply because a state government agency puts them on a public website. Jonathunder (talk) 16:00, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Please cite the MN statute that states a public photo has any sort of protection that prevents Wikipedia from using it. Or is this an ambiguous Wiki policy? Robdoar (talk) 16:31, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

This 1995 advisory from the Minnesota Attorney General says in the first sentence: "State agency data constituting original works of authorship are protected by federal copyright law." The specific laws which lead to that conclusion are discussed there in great detail. Jonathunder (talk) 16:40, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

The legislature is not an agency, but I'm tired of going in circles. I won't post any further edits to any pages, and you can be content in ignorance. Robdoar (talk) 16:50, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

If you read the entire opinion and the statutes it cites, you'll find it covers all works produced "for hire" by employees of the State of Minnesota in the course of their official duties. I'm sorry you think I'm ignorant, but this is a subject I have studied in depth and I could help you understand if you are willing. Jonathunder (talk) 17:04, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

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RE Swiss Chard Image[edit]


I would like permission to use the Swiss Chard image on my website which is all about healthy living.

I can place your name next to the image but the link maybe bit of a problem.

Hope that will be ok!

Ray — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:41, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

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This shouldn't be a problem, but I need a page to link to - is there an onwiki signup page anywhere? Andrew Gray (talk) 23:10, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Up and running. Andrew Gray (talk) 23:29, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

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Renaming my section[edit]

Do not rename a section I created. I chose the title and you may not change it. Resoru (talk) 21:01, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

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New email[edit]


I sent You an email regarding using one of Your photo.

All the best Roland RolandTlvr (talk) 12:43, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

The use of one of your images[edit]

Hello Jonathunder,

My name is Holly Smithson and I am the editor of Bath Spa University's student magazine, milk.

We'd really like to use your photography of the sweetcorn in the box in our annual print edition alongside an article entitled ‘Can Organic Feed the World?’

This isn't for commercial use, but for a student magazine that is likely to be shown/given to potential employers in the publishing industry by contributing students.

We would credit the image to you, and include your web address, if you'd like?

I look forward to hearing from you. My email address is:

Many thanks,

Holly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:29, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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