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Image Question[edit]

Oh Bald one, I have a quick question. I am interested in pulling more photos from the Mondadori Portfolio on GettyImages, but I have no idea how to get rid of the watermark and get the highest quality image like you have been able to do with the ones you have gotten - like these here. Can you give any pointers? By the way, brilliant work on the 1962 Tour! Disc Wheel (T + C) 01:17, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

@Disc Wheel: Ha, first time I've been called that! Um.. I think those were uploaded by Materialscientist. I believe we use a similar approach (maybe different programs) by patching them up, not by magic in other words. If you let me know which ones you want, I'll see if the watermark can be removed. The higher quality ones I have just taken from other websites. Did you see the IP convo above? Don't think he's going away so I'd come to a compromise. Oh yea, I've created a ton of old cycling teams and they can all be linked using {{ct}}, see the ones not using a code here Category:Cycling team data. The 1962 Tour took longer than I'd envisaged, but I got there in the end. Glad to see you back on here BTW. BaldBoris 15:35, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Ahh, I just picked a random year from the Giro, but I could've sworn I saw you uploaded some from the Getty Images. Regardless, I was just wanting to upload various ones from here that aren't on the wiki commons yet - so I don't want to have you do any for me. I'll toy around with the links and whatnot on there and see if I can figure a way to get quality image from it. I just saw the posts from it - but it definitely seems like a user that may have been on Wikipedia at one time because he/she seems well versed in all this terminology; however, his addition is merely replacing what I have in the third intro paragraph. It's good seeing someone else holding up the cycling mantle in my absence, but unfortunately my contributions will be scarce as I have lost a lot of the drive to put in work on the site with real life obligations becoming more pertinent. Anywho, I'll likely be editing through the end of July if you need anything or want to team up and destroy some articles (in a good way). Disc Wheel (T + C) 23:56, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
I'm able to get the watermark and stuff off by messing around with the embed feature, but I don't get too high quality of an image. I uploaded one here Disc Wheel (T + C) 00:15, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
@Disc Wheel: Sorry for the lateness buddy. The embed feature only gives a tiny photo without the watermark. A lot of them have the watermark placed in front of detailed areas of the photo making it impossible to remove without it looking like a bodge. I'm not sure if I'll be able to edit much this month, but I'm sure we'll work on something great in the future. BaldBoris 12:47, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Not a big deal good sir! I understand, the IRL situations take precedent and soon they will for me! Also I started going through one Giro page to add the new cycling team data to the sections and I noticed that there were some teams with different names with the cycling data on their page (i.e. 1984 Giro Cilo was called Cilo–Aufina while the data one was Cilo–Aufina–Crans–Montana in the data). Is there anyway I can add multiple names for the team in the 1984 season? Disc Wheel (T + C) 12:54, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
I've sorted it out, see this diff. I have already added a number of alt names going of Memoire du cyclisme (Cilo 1984 example), usually for the Giro or Tour. If [template problem] is next to the name add a lower case a, b, or maybe c after the year ({{ct|Clio|1984b}}). I made a list for all the old team templates, but at the moment it's incomplete. I've create articles for all the GT winners teams (checkout the GC winners lists) and also every post-WW2 team that has competed in the Tour. I'm not sure how many are to missing for the Giro, but I've made a fair few. There's a lot more Italian teams (92) than French (57) though. BaldBoris 14:15, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
Ahh, you're the man! I will be making adjustments as I go through! Disc Wheel (T + C) 12:15, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

1962 Tour de France[edit]

Hello:

The copy edit that you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article 1962 Tour de France has been completed.

I made a change to this sentence in the "Pre-Race Favourites Section":

"Van Looy made his Tour debut in 1962; he had avoided riding the Tour because he thought he did not have the full support of Belgium team, but with Flandria had control over rider selection." - "with Flandria had control" made no sense.

I changed it to read:

"He had avoided riding the Tour because he thought he did not have the full support of the Belgium team, but with Flandria he had control over rider selection." - just wanted to point this out to be sure my interpretation of what you meant to say is correct. If it is, or once you do clarify it, the "clarification needed" tag should be removed.

I also added a "by whom" tag here (in the same section) - "His closest rivals were thought to be[by whom?] Rik Van Looy (Flandria–Faema–Clément) and Raymond Poulidor (Mercier–BP–Hutchinson)." This will need to be clarified, I think.

Good luck with your GA request.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 20:14, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

@Twofingered Typist: Thanks very much for that. Excellent work! I've removed [by whom?] as my FA 2012 Tour de France used the same with no issue. BaldBoris 12:47, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
You're most welcome. I'm a bit surprised you weren't called out on this in the 2012 article. Of course if there is a "whom" and it can be cited, it wouldn't hurt to add it. Cheers. Twofingered Typist (talk) 14:03, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

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