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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Trinity nuclear test, 1945[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, Image:Trinity explosion2.jpeg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. MER-C 09:31, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
Cheers. And well done yourself on finding that bigger version and getting it up there. It did amazingly well. --jjron (talk) 09:09, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Historic images[edit]

Thanks for uploading some interesting historic images! If you haven't already, I suggest you check out Wikimedia Commons. For free licensed images (such as old public domain/US government images, etc) you can upload them directly there. Why? They will then be availible not only here on the English language Wikipedia, but also for Wikipedias in other languages, other Wikimedia projects, etc-- and putting them into any article here on the English language Wikipedia is still just as easy; do exactly the same as if it was uploaded here. Commons also has categories and galleries, allowing useful images to be found in multiple ways. Check it out, and let me know if I can be of help. Cheers, -- Infrogmation (talk) 06:22, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

  • I agree! It saves a lot of effort having to reload them! Philly jawn (talk) 16:43, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, guys. I'm now uploading all new PD images to Commons -- Pete Tillman (talk) 20:26, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Trinity and Brixner[edit]

I just called up his daughter and asked her for information. I did that for about a dozen people so far. Its a lot easier than combing though archives to get a day and place of birth. Once you have the info its easier to confirm with a Google search, no one has refused to talk yet. I can't even get my own family members to cooperate on family history, so its nice when others do it. Have you ever cold called someone? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 17:27, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

TUSC token 64587bbede7c9e72dad9a261e031f445[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Planchas de Plata (etc)[edit]

Thanks for your additions to the mining articles. I have never been to Planchas de Plata myself. A friend and I made a half-hearted stab at it years ago, but we could not find our way over the dirt roads from Nogales. It would be fun to see it. Plazak (talk) 21:10, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Pete,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture Image:Trinity explosion2.jpeg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on November 26, 2008. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2008-11-26. howcheng {chat} 06:16, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Great image uploading[edit]

For Good Works on Uploading Images
Presented by SilkTork

Thanks for putting the new image in George Harrison. I had a look at what else you have done, and see that you have been responsible for tracking down and uploading some fine images. I would second the comment above that many of the images you upload would be useful at Commons, and that it would be helpful to upload new images there, and to seriously consider moving some of your existing 'pedia images over there. Though on Commons the images must be free use - usable by everyone, so more care needs to be exercised on what is allowable. Anyway - keep up the good work!

I've given you a Wiki award which you may display on your user page! SilkTork *YES! 14:22, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Cheers, Pete Tillman (talk) 14:30, 23 December 2008 (UTC)


Hi, I've given you rollback. Remember only to use it for blatant vandalism, and revert manually when the edit is in good faith. You can test it out here. I also suggest you warn vandals with vandal warning templates. If you have any questions, please ask. Cheers, bibliomaniac15 02:20, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Art images[edit]

Wow, kudos to you for all the images added! I confess that I haven't really figured out WikiCommons - it's not as user-friendly as Wikipedia proper. I know low-rez images of art can be used as non-free fair use images, but haven't quite figured out the rules, so I stick to photos I've taken of public art or art in museums that allow photography. Michael Kabotie's passing is just shocking, since he was so active beforehand. Now that I think about it, there's a John Hoover sculpture that I have access too. Have a good evening! -Uyvsdi (talk) 07:31, 18 November 2009 (UTC)Uyvsdi

Regarding the Annie Antone image, as long as the image is low-rez (i.e. no one could replicate her design based on a photograph), I believe it would be regarded as your photograph of a 3-D art form. I'd suggest uploading the file at Wikimedia Commons. The photograph would be "entirely your own work." For permission you could put it into public domain by typing in: "{ { pd-self } }" (without the spaces). For anything before 1923, I enter "{ { pd-old } }" (also without the spaces) for the permission. Hope this helps! The Heard would be a good spot to photo more artists. Cheers, Uyvsdi (talk) 17:32, 18 November 2009 (UTC)Uyvsdi
Thanks for the tips. Too bad I'm such a rotten photographer. Usually, if I don't forget the camera entirely, the batteries have gone dead.
Lo-res, eh? Well, I could use the phone-cam! Too bad I have absolutely no clue as to how to export fotos from the phone....
Hmm. Actually, this computer has a webcam, which actually is (sort of) easy to use. I could try that for in-house art fotos. Hmm2 --Pete Tillman (talk) 18:01, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

The Curator Barnstar[edit]

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Thanks for locating all these historical images and writing fair use rationale for them as well! Uyvsdi (talk) 22:01, 8 February 2010 (UTC)Uyvsdi

Gadsden hotel[edit]

Hi Mr. Tillman, This is Robin Brekhus, The manager of the Gadsden for 22 years and I'm in a social networking class and checked out the Hotel on Wikipedia,(I didn't even know we were on there!), and I can't thank you enough for adding the photos and links to the Gadsden! It is wonderful. Once again, THANKS! If you're ever back in Douglas, stop in and I'll buy you a drink! Robin Brekhus

Thanks for the star[edit]

And all the great contributions I see you have made. :) Unomi (talk) 05:56, 24 March 2010 (UTC)


The Thank You Barnstar
Thanks for being the first person to award The Geology Barnstar. It's the first barnstar I've made, and I was nervous about it. Gyrobo (talk) 01:25, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

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Tillmann's it[edit]

As u r the only one of the Wikiprojekt Geology with a mineral name (Tillmannsite (Ag3Hg)(V,As)O4), I thought u might want to create the article :D cheers --Chris.urs-o (talk) 04:10, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! New one to me... Cheers, Pete Tillman (talk) 15:28, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Been following your work on the more contentious Wikipedia pages concerning climate change. Hope to run into you as I get more active! Amazed how you manage to seem to keep your cool in some of those discussions...

Shadowy Sorcerer (talk) 07:52, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! We once had a kitten much like this one.

As for CC, you do need a cool head -- and thick skin -- to get involved. And I wasn't so good at keeping my cool early on. If you do get involved, sit on any "hot" reply or post overnight! Good luck, Pete Tillman (talk) 20:35, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

It was missing any way to verify the license, but (I think) Calliopejen took care of it. Kelly hi! 04:19, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Hello, lists of mines[edit]

I'm trying to get people who are willing to help me out with a pet project I've begun but realised that it will be extremely hard for me to even make a small dent in. First of all, I got your name from the list of active members on the wikiproject for mining articles. Please disregard this, if you're not interested.

So, here's what I'm trying to do and what you could do to help me. I noticed that there were very few articles that list mines. I've tried (to the best of my abilities) to create a sub-page that lists all of the probable articles for lists of mines that I could think of, you can review this here.

Basically, I need help. Suggestions on different lists to add, I need lists created, if the lede I've been using should be changed, I'd like community consensus on the standard layout (I've been going with listing articles like List of gold mines by country and List of mines in the United States by output. If someone would like to make templates for these articles.

Please, don't feel obligated. I came to you, and others like you because of your implied interest in mining articles. List articles are not exactly in everyone's taste. If you are completely uninterested, but think you might know someone who might be, please let them know about it. I could use all the help I can get.

Oh, and if you happen to create any new articles on mines, please add them to any of my recently created lists. Sorry for this being so wordy, have a good day and happy editing! Ncboy2010 (talk) 22:29, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Art of the American Southwest[edit]

Hey Pete, have you checked out this article? This seems to fall within your field of expertise, so perhaps you might look it over? Best, -Uyvsdi (talk) 20:55, 12 April 2012 (UTC)Uyvsdi

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science journalism rewrite[edit]

Hi Pete,

Thanks for offering to help with the rewrite of this section.

I don't have an email address for you, so this is the only way I could see to communicate.

I've set up a working template for the "science journalism" rewrite. You can see it here.

Once it's all done, we can move it over to the main entry page.


DLC (talk) 22:28, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen[edit]

I see in the talk you have weighed in on a discussion of the same source before and would be interested in your thoughts on the current debate.--JournalScholar (talk) 23:18, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Sublette, Colorado[edit]

Thanks for your interest in the Sublette, Colorado article. Since the place is listed in GNIS, I added data from GNIS to the article. See U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sublette, Colorado GNIS is usually the best way to confirm data on a community or other geographic feature in the United States. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 14:43, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for checking! --Pete Tillman (talk) 15:35, 31 July 2012 (UTC)


Thanks Pete for your support.

Way back I concluded that we weren't going to get anything but a picture of Climate Science with bias in all the details on every page, here at WP. I concluded that WP:NOR, essential as it is for most encyclopedic issues, works unfairly against material at the "fringe" as the truth in Climate Science has now become, thanks to the 1990s politicization of the science. Now I also realize that the equally important WP:N discriminates unfairly against those of the "old guard" in climate science who, having learned proper scientific method, saw the corruption the IPCC brought, and spoke out because their consciences directed them to. For what happens to such as Jaworowski? Their energy which had previously been directed to advances at the forefront of their field in which they were top, is sidetracked and no longer available for quite so much orthodox work. Then their outspoken pieces earn them adverse reputation where previously they had been lauded. Apostasy is the most unforgiveable of all crimes, so they have to spend even more energy in defending themselves from attacks and misrepresentations springing up on all sides. And if that is not enough, in Climate Science they are suddenly grossly outnumbered by the incoming wave of New Climateers, who have all been accepted on the condition of subscribing to AGW or CAGW.

Thus, I have to conclude that for Climate Science, WP:N cannot, simply cannot work as it should. But things are even worse. The existence of this unfairness not being recognized generally, means that a vicious circle is reinforced. Certain "old school" experts with integrity like Jaworowski fail the "notability" sham test. So they pass into oblivion here, or thorough condemnation where, especially if they are dead, they cannot defend themselves. People read Wikipedia and although it's not meant to be the last word in scientific accuracy, people take it on that way anyway. What Connolley et al did years ago has influenced the way other editors here look at climate science, even when those editors believe they are being neutral and fair.

WP:NOR and WP:N were developed with the best of intentions. But the path to Hell is paved with such. I'm just using Athene's shield - mere Awareness - to look at this Medusa. IMHO. Lucy Skywalker (talk) 23:27, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Tim Ball bio[edit]

Hi Pete

Thanks for your nice note on the talk page of my sandbox bio of Tim Ball. I've only just seen it. I cannot cope with the newspeak required here in the Climate Science area, it drains my useful energy, and my recent experiences have firmly driven me back to developing Climate Wiki where I and other climate skeptics can be the gatekeepers. If you would like to help, email me there. I've uploaded Tim Ball's bio there, but I still need to install templates to make it fully functional - help would be welcome! Lucy Skywalker (talk) 10:11, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Sorry for the slow reply -- I'm moving, and just got an internet hookup at the new place (El Guique, very rural NM}. I've started some notes and such for Tim Ball at User:Tillman/Tim Ball and that Talk page -- feel free to add or modify. I'll stop in at your new place later. Also see Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Lucy Skywalker/Timothy Ball. Ugh.
Sorry (but not surprised) that you've had such an unpleasant experience here. Cheers, Pete Tillman (talk) 18:10, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

History of the atmosphere[edit]

Hi, I've suggested to User talk:Kaitlynob that they contact you regarding their earlier History of the atmosphere article submission which is now in your user space. Cheers, Vsmith (talk) 00:57, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! --Pete Tillman (talk) 05:53, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

James M. Hyde[edit]

Thanks for looking at the above article. What improvements do you think should be made? (talk) 22:23, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Bigger thumbs in gallery (save in active)[edit]

Good morning Tillman. You recently edited Sikhote-Alin meteorite to increase the size of the images in its gallery. Scanning the first page of your recent contributions it seems you do this quite often. I personally find it unhelpful and Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Images#How_to_place_an_image suggests one shouldn't, the better approach if one prefers larger thumbs being to set an appropriate default size in user preferences. So... just wondering what your rational is? -Arb. (talk) 13:02, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi, as you probably know, galleries sometimes become contentious for various reasons.
However, the image size issue is due to an (apparently) unfixable software bug, that prevents the <:gallery> template from scaling -- it's fixed at 100px, which I and others find too small for most uses in articles. The normal image-size default is 180-220px, so I usually set it around there.
There's an alternative gallery template that does scale: see Template:gallery & Template:Image gallery . In practice, though , these see little use.
Thanks for your interest, HTH. I'm happy if you want to try something else at the meteorite page. I'll try to remember to save a copy of this note, as this is a topic that comes up now & then. Best for 2013, Pete Tillman (talk) 16:21, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Sounds like there's history. Would you point me at the discussion and at the reference for the "unfixable bug". Thanks; a quick search fails to find either. -Arb. (talk) 20:51, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
OK, here's a couple of previous discussions:
What I can't find is the original technical discussion with someone else who'd looked into the software problem. But you can readily confirm the problem, by changing your preferences on a test gallery. Size will stay at 100 px -- <:gallery> doesn't scale. Best, Pete Tillman (talk) 05:51, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Interesting links. I too have ageing eyes which I deal with by running my browser (Chrome) at 150% zoom. Without your changes galleries are fine; four or more images easily fit across the screen. With your changes there's room for only two.
What I'm doing is a fairly standard accessibility approach for the visually impaired; your changes are breaking it. You do a lot of good work. This is not one of your better ideas. Please drop it. If it's really a big deal for you then focus your efforts on getting the "bug" fixed (have you reported it?); I'd support you on that. -Arb. (talk) 14:24, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I've reported the bug at least twice -- too bad I can't find that correspondence. It seemed hopeless to fix. I tried the alternate templates I mentioned above, but they have drawbacks too.
Please change the meteorite article to your taste -- though hopefully not back to 100px squinters! I don't think your Zoom browser idea will catch on -- unless the user also prefers Large Type books <G> And I don't really think it's realistic to ask others to format articles for that technique. Best for 2013, Pete Tillman (talk) 18:20, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Silver City, Nevada[edit]

Your recent reversion here restored edits which appeared to be unconstructive to me. It was probably an honest mistake on your part though, so I have reverted it in good faith. 069952497aComments and complaintsStuff I've done 20:17, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:Tillman/Tim Ball[edit]

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prospecting article[edit]

thanks, Tillman, for the suggestion to remove my submission about prospecting licences. It is now found under the "Economy of Ontario" wiki.

Cheers! (talk) 23:00, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Franklin Large Igneous Province[edit]

Thanks for the new image. I didn't think I would ever find one for this significant geological feature. There is also this but I'm not sure if it's a Coronation sill. I might get around to the Franklin Large Igneous Province article sometime for a rewrite/expansion. Volcanoguy 22:11, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome. I dropped a note of thanks to Mike Beauregard, the photographer and a Nunavut geologist, asking him to take a look at the article, as my knowledge of high-arctic geology is near-nil. Best, Pete Tillman (talk) 00:33, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
It would be nice to get an image of the Natkusiak flood basalts on Victoria Island. Volcanoguy 03:13, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Environment/Climate change task force article for review[edit]

Hi Tillman, I found your name on the list of participants at WikiProject Environment/Climate Change task force and was wondering if you had a few minutes to look at a draft I've prepared for an article that falls under the scope of this task force: The Climate Reality Project

I've rewritten this article on behalf of The Climate Reality Project and for that reason will avoid all direct edits to the article. I have instead placed my revised draft in my user space for editors to review.

I left a more detailed note on the Talk page that explains several issues with the current version I have aimed to address. I've also proposed merging in the two articles on the organizations that joined to form The Climate Reality Project.

I hope reaching out to you on your Talk page is OK. I've tried posting at several WikiProjects and with an editor who was previously involved in editing the page, but haven't had much success yet. If you know of someone who might be interested in reviewing this, or a WikiProject I might have overlooked, please let me know. Thanks, 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 22:47, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

What picture is appropriate for the "Afghan" article?[edit]

I noticed that on 19 November 2012‎ you added the current picture to the Afghan article. Please feel free to weigh in on the discussion at Afghan#What picture is appropriate?. --Bejnar (talk) 20:27, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

RE: Phantom Corsair[edit]

You're welcome, and thanks for the link. :)

VoVillia 10:31, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

External images[edit]

You can't make external images appear by just adding a link, and in any case it would in most cases by copyvio. Dougweller (talk) 11:19, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean: Template External Media is intended to link to external images, especially when there isn't a free image available -- and a link isn't a copyvio. Best, Pete Tillman (talk) 16:32, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
Actually "Copyright infringing material should also not be linked to." = see WP:COPYVIO and WP:ELNEVER. I've had to revert you until you can show that it is copyright free. There's probably a reason why we don't have an image on Commons. The other issue is that I don't know how we can add an image of a reconstruction that isn't pov. See for instance [1] and this image[2]. Sorry Pete. The skull would be ok if we could find one. Dougweller (talk) 06:33, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

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Tight oil - I'll reverse my edit[edit]

Pete - History proves that projecting oil production years in the future is such a chancy exercise that it is almost guaranteed to be inaccurate. It should be taken for what it is: an educated best guess. That being the case, I doubt that postponing incorporation into Wikipedia of conclusions of a publicly available document will add much to the readers' knowledge. But you have a valid point, and I'll reverse my edit pending the final, so that we can include all the assumptions and caveats. I have no strong feelings one way or the other. Cheers. Plazak (talk) 19:05, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. We don't have deadlines, after all. Best, Pete Tillman (talk) 21:02, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Little Finland[edit]

The important guideline is WP:REDNOT. See also's as I stated in my edit should not be red. If you think that those features deserve articles, it would be acceptable to include red links in the running text for a notable article that has not yet been written. Vegaswikian (talk) 06:12, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Afvcke Nettvcakorakko!

-Uyvsdi (talk) 15:30, 25 December 2013 (UTC)Uyvsdi

Improper refractoring of my talk page comment[edit]

Pete, please undo your breakout because you've mucked up what I attempted to say. I will/want to modify what I was attempting to say to make it more clear I was replying directly to Peter's response to my para #1, but now that is totally lost in the shuffle. As a result of your edits, there is no way I can easily modify my remark to make my original meaning more clear, without major modification to what you said. So please self-revert yourself first, let me add wording to make my original meaning more and context more clear, and then restore/change whatever you wanted to say. Just to be clear.... I don't plan to alter any of my text; I only intend to add text to say that I am specifically replying to Peter's response to my first paragraph. You've altered the meaning by pushing my text so far out of the way that the implied context is lost. I want to put the text where I had it, and turn the implied context into explicit context. The original words will still be there, if anyone wants to use them in some manner.

Does that process work for you?

Thanks for your help unwinding the messed up ball of yarn NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 06:11, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Actually nevermind. Upon further looking at this, I now see that things went awry even before my comment, when
Well, OK I guess. The problem with these long, contentious Talk pages is, the "Wall of Text" effectively keeps new editors from participating, because there's no obvious entry point. Hence, I like to introduce subheads at logical break points, which also helps editing the thing. Maybe that wasn't a good choice of a place, though. --Pete Tillman (talk) 21:28, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Something completely different.[edit]

Those are some amazing photos! Smm201`0 (talk) 22:32, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Glad you like them. It's mostly what I do here -- the most fun, anyway. The contentious stuff is a lot like work.... Ok, it is work. Best for 2014, Pete Tillman (talk) 02:16, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Photograph on Schoepite-Curite-Uraninite[edit]

Many thanks for your nice photograph on Schoepite-Curite-Uraninite-214949. Sorry for not having answered earlier due to lack of time. Cheers, Shinkolobwe (talk) 16:21, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Deming, New Mexico [edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing, Deming, New Mexico , has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Joe (talk) 23:34, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Pulaski Skyway Photos[edit]

Thank you so very much for making all of those photos available on the Pulaski Skyway Talk page. They are quite impressive for both the Skyway and the Manhattan skyline. The one photo that you had uploaded and inserted on that Talk page is now included in the article.

I would appreciate if you could upload your other recommended photo, [3], and post it on that Talk page so I can insert in the Skyway article. Thanks. Wondering55 (talk) 15:01, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Done:,_New_Jersey.jpg Cheers, Pete Tillman (talk) 21:40, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much. I have added that beautiful picture to the Pulaski Skyway article. Wondering55 (talk) 23:51, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Hydraulic fracturing[edit]

Hi, Tillman. I tried to organize Hydraulic fracturing and related articles in more logical way to avoid overlappings and POVFORK. It mainly means that I tried to summarize the Environmental section of Hydraulic fracturing while more specific information was moved to Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing and Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing in the United States. I would like to ask you to take a look of the summarized section and make more summarizing, if necessary, or restored information which you think should be in this umbrella article. However, even more important to make a cleanup of Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing and Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing in the United States. They are loaded with information, but it needs extensive cleanup and copyediting (and checking sources to discover potential original research) to make them decent articles. There are still some overlappings between these two articles. I hope you could help with this. Beagel (talk) 18:47, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I'm swamped at the moment, but it's on my to-do list. Best, Pete Tillman (talk) 15:13, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Nicola Griffith draft[edit]

FYI your draft has been moved to the article by a new editor, Sadads (talk) 15:38, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Sounds good, I just wanted to make sure that it wasn't someone being unusually and unexpectedly Bold, Sadads (talk) 16:41, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Drive-by tagging[edit]

Hi, regarding this edit, please see the documentation at Template:POV-section: "Drive-by tagging is strongly discouraged. The editor who adds the tag should discuss concerns on the talk page, pointing to specific issues that are actionable within the content policies." As already pointed out by another user on the talk page, your brief comment failed to do this. Looking forward to a more thorough explanation. Regards, HaeB (talk) 07:51, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Why did you remove the tag? I pointed out a specific NPOV problem, and made a specific suggestion to start fixing it. How is this "Drive-by tagging"? TIA,Pete Tillman (talk) 14:28, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Your explanation read: "I've tagged the 'Global warming' section as being almost completely one-sided. Needs a NPOV rewrite." That's not pointing to specific issues (why exactly should it be considered as non-NPOV?), and "a NPOV rewrite" is not an actionable suggestion.
Granted, there may be cases where an NPOV violation is obvious to (at least) any experienced editor, but this is clearly not one of them, as shown e.g. by the other user's reaction. What's more, as should be well known to you, this article is in a contentious subject area. Regards, HaeB (talk) 18:21, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Lennart Bengtsson[edit]

A copuple of citations that you may find useful:

--Guy Macon (talk) 07:56, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Please Contact Fred Hirschmann Concerning Photo Usage[edit]

Hi Pete,

I'm a professional photographer based in Alaska, but I've done considerable work in the Lower '48 including many locations on the Colorado Plateau. Please contact me at 907-seven four five- 6616 concerning a photo of mine that you've placed on Wikipedia.

Thanks, Fred Hirschmann Fred Hirschmann (talk) 04:08, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Why don't you email me at pdtillmanATgmailDOTcom regarding this. Thanks, Pete Tillman (talk) 05:24, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Pan-Pacific 1956.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Pan-Pacific 1956.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Calliopejen1 (talk) 17:34, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Pan-Pacific 1956.jpg, checking for copyright not renewed[edit]

Thanks for checking the records for this one.

I went to and found a notice that records prior to 1978 are only available in their physical card catalog. So, how did you search this 1956 copyright? TIA, Pete Tillman (talk) 00:38, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

The renewal should be made approximately 28 years after publication. 1956+28 = 1984, which is after 1978, so the online catalogue is the place where to search. For older pictures, you need to use the physical card catalogue or the printed annual books. The printed annual books have been scanned and are available here. When checking the printed books, remember to check several years as the renewal sometimes doesn't appear in the book for the 28th year but in the book for the 27th year (and possibly also the book for the 29th year – I'm not sure exactly how many years you need to check). For renewals around 1978, you may need to consult both the online catalogue and the printed books to cover all years. --Stefan2 (talk) 00:51, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! --Pete Tillman (talk) 13:27, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Judith Curry[edit]

Hi, I've compiled what I think is a reasonable summary of Curry's views at Talk:List_of_scientists_opposing_the_mainstream_scientific_assessment_of_global_warming##Judith_Curry_5. As the person who raised it in the first place I thought you might wish to contribute to the debate. --Merlinme (talk) 18:25, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:1946 Dodge Power Wagon.jpg[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:1946 Dodge Power Wagon.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 09:47, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Sar-i Sang[edit]

Could you please explain the copyright status of text content copied from Flicker pages. I've removed your recent addition to Sar-i Sang as it was basically a copy/paste of text from James St. John's lapis lazuli Flicker page. I don't know how Flicker views copyright stuff, but direct copy/paste seems problematic. Additionally, it seems Flicker pages would fail as WP:RS's. Has St. John written the mine stuff in some other published form? Vsmith (talk) 00:25, 1 September 2014 (UTC)