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Karnaugh map image[edit]

i just curious on file,8,9,10,11,12,13,14_don%27t_care.svg#file in wikipedia the image show F = +ABCD' but when i click the image in my browser, chrome, the image show F = A+BCD', which is the desired function. please help to resolve this problem, thx. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:45, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Good point. It appears to be a rendering problem with Wikipedia. When you look directly at the SVG file (your second link) that is your browser rendering the SVG directly. I'm not sure where to post this technical problem. Cburnett (talk) 22:32, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
It appears such a problem falls onto that of librsvg that does the SVG -> PNG rendering (so it is nothing that MediaWiki developers will care about). It may be remedied by specifically setting the color of the "+" to black. Cburnett (talk) 01:31, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Chess icons[edit]

Hi, are the chess icons used in chess diagram templates from a chess font? Or are they your creations (or modifications from a base font)?

I'd like to obtain the font if possible - the icons are nice of course (in style family of the Linotype LGamePi font, simplified of course, and used in various interpretations in many of the Batsford books, etc.).

Thanks so much for any help! (p.s. If there is no font have you considered putting one together? Thx.) Ok, Ihardlythinkso (talk) 03:51, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

I drew them in Inkscape, but you're welcome to do as you please.  :) Cburnett (talk) 23:26, 24 October 2011 (UTC)Í
Thx for the reply. Cheers, Ihardlythinkso (talk) 07:26, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Lenna - they are at it again[edit]

Any inputs you might have at File_talk:Lenna.png#Improper deletion and reduction would be welcome. PAR (talk) 19:45, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

I would but it's pretty much discussions like this one that ended my desire to really participate on WP. Arguing with people like SchuminWeb is like arguing with a rock, and I'd rather spend my time on more productive means. Thank you for thinking of me though.  :) Cburnett (talk) 20:38, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
I understand completely. The guy who deleted the Lenna image and replaced it with a reduced copy is an administrator, and refuses to listen to any rational discussion. Only an administrator can undelete. I cannot upload a good image on top of it, I don't know why. Do you have any advice? Maybe post an RFC on some Wikiproject, but what is a good one? Computer science, Computer vision maybe. Do you know of an administrator that would listen to reason? Any advice would be appreciated. PAR (talk) 04:25, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Cburnett,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk)23:21, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

chess icons[edit]

Your black king chess icon (at least) was vastly disimproved. I've asked the user to please revert; he replied he "couldn't see the difference". FYI. Ihardlythinkso (talk) 18:23, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Antonsusi appears to have now fixed it. Cburnett (talk) 18:48, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes. I don't know what he was thinking! Ok, Ihardlythinkso (talk) 20:20, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

I use one of your photos[edit]

Hi Cburnett!

I have use a photo of Gazella cuvieri from wikimedia in my free software educational proyect "Animalandia" (

You can see directy in the follow links and click over "Siguiente" ("Next"):

If you wish, you can send me some letters or/and a photo for your "contributor card" in Animalandia:

This is my "contributor card", for example:

In the future, I use more of your photos, I sure!

Thank you for the licence and, of course, for your splendid photos!! Regards! Fernando Lisón — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:12, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Camera timeline templates missing[edit]

I see you have been an active editor of camera templates. Please comment at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Photography#Camera_timeline_templates_missing.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 03:09, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank You for the Wikipedia Pictures[edit]

Hello, I am a retired college professor and am writing a book to help students struggling with mathematics for Corwin Publications. In the book, is a story about helping an injured zebra and students will do some math problems based on this story.I would like to use an image I found on Wikipedia at I am writing to request permission to use the image in my book. Is the image allowed to be used for that purpose if credit is given to the author Cburnett and Wikipedia? Dolores Burton — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dtburton (talkcontribs) 18:02, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Hello, My name is Duane Hurst and I recently made a free (non-commercial) English web site to share information with people. I added links to your Wikipedia/Wikimedia freeware pictures ( and I also gave credit to you on my web pages for your work. Thank you for sharing with the public. My website is:

I add pictures such as yours to one of the following major sections of my site: 1. World section - contains information and over 10,000 images of every world country and territory. Link at:

2. USA section - contains information and images of every USA state and territory. Link at:

3. English section - "Mel and Wes" lessons in conversation format. Stories are located in various USA states and world countries such as China, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. Each lesson has many slang terms and idioms, which I link to my Slang Dictionary. This eventually will have over 5,000 terms. Currently, it has about 3,000 slang and idioms. I regularly add new lessons and slang terms. Link at: Slang Dictionary link at:

Prior to retirement, I taught English at several private and public universities in the United States.

Please share this free site with your friends. I hope all will enjoy the pictures and find the English information useful. Sincerely,  Duane Hurst in Utah, USA

Email address: -- (talk) 01:48, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/pattern of inheritance of autosomal recessive genes[edit]

An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, File:Autorecessive.svg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! Armbrust The Homunculus 00:21, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

File:No image available.svg[edit]

Hi, could you create an Italian version of that image? The sentence is "Nessuna immagine disponibile". Thank you! --→ Airon 19:06, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Playing cards[edit]

Hi Cburnett. I am very bad with graphics and I need a set of (drawings of) cards. Even though your drawings are 6 years old now, could you create me two joker cards? Thanks! ~~Ebe123~~ → report 15:36, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Peak Performance[edit]

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The article Peak Performance has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No third-party sources, no indication of notability.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Huon (talk) 20:30, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Chess position on Magnus Carlson game[edit]

Regarding your position in the Carson - Ernst game shown in your game position diagram File:Chess rlt45.svg in the article for Magnus Carlsen, the article's image caption shows check after move 19. Qxe6, but per the position shown in your diagram, there is a pawn in the way at f7 (if I am doing this right). Either the position could be incorrect, check did not occur, a move missing in the image's caption, or I am very poor in my moves. I don't have the game's moves to check this. Thanks in advance. Deanlaw (talk) 20:43, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

This message was sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 18:26, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Cburnett,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Autorecessive.svg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on May 14, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-05-14. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:29, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

File:SLR cross section.svg[edit]

See [1]. The problem is that #5 could be the mirror in upper position. The focusing screen often is the lower surface of the condensing lens also.--Dringend (talk) 09:32, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

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) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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Chess icons[edit]


I stumbled upon chess icons you seem to have made at Currently I'm working on a (free) chess game and I would like to use (and derive from) your icons. However, one of the frameworks I use is licensed under an MIT-license (jQuery). I plan to license my game under an MIT-license as well but since jQuery is MIT-licensed, I'm required to license my game with an MIT-license. Your icons seem to be licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0, GFDL, BSD and GPL. To me this kind of seems incompatible (as my application will run in a browser and therefor will be distributed). Could you license the icons under an MIT-license as well, or give me permission to use them in my MIT-licensed game?

Cheers! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jurgenwesterhof (talkcontribs) 09:16, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Zoo[edit]

I would like to know if you are still an active participant in the WP:ZOO, If you are please confirm by way of responding on my talk page and or Wikipedia:WikiProject Zoo/Members. I am just trying to get an idea of how many people are still engaged in the project as to better work out how to manage and address things that are listed in the project. Kind Regards Dan Koehl (talk) 11:01, 2 December 2014 (UTC)


Now it is asking if one were to do it via a multipxer for Jd and Kd thru Ja and Ka and each gerated by using a multiplexer that is a 8 to 1 line multiplexer for each J and K controll. it says to write down the 8 input lines of each multiplxer, including alternatives. It says the least significant address lines is the ones and is connected to Qa and the most significant the fours, adress line is for each multiplexer is Qc. It states that Qb is connected to the twos adress lines in each case.

see computer wikipedia help desk for more info. please helpDoorknob747 (talk) 16:29, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

I don't know what you are asking. Please clarify. Cburnett (talk) 20:34, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Please go to the Wikipedia reference desk of computer topic, over there u will see two questions that I asked, this problem relates to those two questions. Doorknob747 (talk) 00:53, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Link please. Cburnett (talk) 02:03, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Use of your Jaguar image[edit]


I would like to use your beautiful jaguar picture on commercial products. Please email me on so we can discuss

Rewritten paragraph on Lee Harvey Oswald[edit]

"was the sniper who assassinated John F. Kennedy. According to five U.S. government investigations, Oswald assassinated Kennedy on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States." Please change it back to the original paragraph: "was, according to five U.S. government investigations, the sniper who assassinated John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963." —

Tell me why. Cburnett (talk) 14:30, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Because it acknowledges that that is the official version of events while at the same time the article points out the debate surrounding the events of that day.