User talk:Quadell

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GA recruitment: Teaching about image licenses[edit]

Hey there, old mentor. I see that sadly, the GA recruitment is not as active as it used to be but I came here to give you some constructive feedback. While I was part of the program, I think it would have been nice if you mentioned the basics of image licensing. I did make a blunder in one of my reviews later regarding a Fair use image. Since a good portion of new recruits would be like me and know nothing about licensing, don't you think giving them a crash course in it would be a good idea in the future? All I did was read the GACR and not understand most of the part related to images. While reviewing, I checked what I thought were legit-looking licenses.

Don't worry about me, after that incident, I thoroughly read WP:NFC and observed sample articles. Now I even uploaded a few images from Flickr and a non-free game screenshot. Warm regards, Ugog Nizdast (talk) 15:27, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

I think that's very solid advice. Image licensing (along with correct fair use rationales) is such a tricky, complex, and exception-filled area of Wikipedia policy that it's no wonder so many users have trouble with it. The GA criteria do require that "images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content", so I suppose it's necessary for GA reviewers to know whether a copyright tag is correct or if a rationale is valid. This is a tricky balance. On the one hand, we don't want to put such a burden on GA reviewers that no one wants to do the work. On the other hand, we don't want to promote articles to GA status that clearly do not pass criterion 6a. Thanks for bringing this up.
By the way, I have a great deal of experience with both copyright law and Wikipedia image policy, so if questions come up that you're unsure how to handle, feel free to contact me. Wikipedia:Media copyright questions can sometimes be an excellent resource as well. All the best, Quadell (talk) 17:27, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

Hi, Can you please spent some time reviewing Allahabad. It's a long pending, in list. Thanks, wishes.--25 CENTS VICTORIOUS  16:58, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

That article deserves a careful and thorough review, and I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to get to it any time soon. Best of luck, Quadell (talk) 17:04, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Never mind. Thanks. Wishes. --25 CENTS VICTORIOUS  17:54, 13 August 2014 (UTC)


Hey Quadell. You have previously reviewed Lucknow article for GA status(link? and i am very happy to tell you that after many PRs and a major copyedit, the article is now ready for re-assessment. So i request you to review the article as i have worked very hard on it and would do anything to make it a high quality article. Thanking You. Wikiboy2364 (talk) 15:31, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your many improvements to the Lucknow article! I'm afraid I don't have time right now to perform the thorough review that an article of this size would require. I hope a careful and experienced reviewer will get to it soon though. All the best, Quadell (talk) 15:38, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
If not you, then can you suggest me a reviewer from the community so that i can take it up to him? It's just that i will be out in some some days for a few months so i will not be able to provide solutions to the shortcomings which the article may have during the review and the nominations seem to have been pending since May. Wikiboy2364 (talk) 16:35, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid I haven't done any reviews in over six months, so I'm not even sure who is active right now. Quadell (talk) 11:14, 27 August 2014 (UTC)