User talk:Giano

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Hello Giano, when you uploaded File:G'sPB8.jpg, you did not add a copyright tag to it. Could you please add {{PD-self}} or another suitable copyright tag to it? --B (talk) 15:44, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

@B: A {{Cc-by-sa-3.0}} tag has been added. Please let His Excellency know if there are any further problems. --RexxS (talk) 20:30, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Avetik Chalabyan article up for deletion[edit]

Hi Giano! About 2 years ago I wrote a biography of a living person article [Chalabyan]. The article has been recently marked as up for deletion. Any advice on why this might be happening, how to address it or what to improve would really be appreciated. Obviously, your vote as an experienced editor on Wiki would really go a long way to make sure it's not deleted.

Thanks in advance for your attention to the matter.

Alice Ananian (talk) 14:17, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

As a long serving editor, my advice is stick to writing about the dead. They never sue and seldom complain. Giano (talk) 20:48, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Mail call[edit]

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Bishonen | talk 21:31, 8 October 2018 (UTC).

Than you my sweet. My thoughts exactly. I have replied. Giano (talk) 12:53, 9 October 2018 (UTC)


Sorry. --Floquenbeam (talk) 20:35, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

File:Brympton DEvercy.PNG listed for discussion[edit]


A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Brympton DEvercy.PNG, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. 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. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:31, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Clearer and larger, from Geograph
Use this one instead. --RexxS (talk) 20:23, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Oliver Rothschild[edit]

Re your note here: I agree, and have listed the article at AfD. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Oliver Rothschild Bishonen | talk 22:08, 19 November 2018 (UTC).

Thank you that’s very kind. Probably posted in the wrong page, but one can’t see anything on this silly little screen and stupid keyboard. Can’t wait to. E. Ack home with my nice big old proper computer. Giano (talk) 19:40, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
I know what you mean. I've long since given up trying to do anything Wikipedia-related on fussy little touchscreens. Bishonen | talk 19:51, 20 November 2018 (UTC).

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Giano. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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Thank you, but I have no wish to participate at all. I doubt I will have even heard of most of them. Giano (talk) 19:41, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
Maybe I will vote as I see the ghastly Fred Baudelaire wants to rise from the tomb. There can’t be that many of us left who remember his last spell on the Arbcom. As if that wasn’t bad enough I seem to remember once seeing a photo of him with a beard. I don’t trust people with beards and always wonder why they grew it. Giano (talk) 19:56, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
I think his candidacy went down in flames already. Edit war, wheel war and desysop. It was the usual thing that seems to happen to some candidate every year. Jehochman Talk 22:29, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
Good! Giano (talk) 18:23, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Mail call[edit]

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Bishonen | talk 20:44, 21 November 2018 (UTC).

Thank you; that is most helpful and informative. Personally, I would have bid 2 No Trumps, but then I always live dangerously. Giano (talk) 22:28, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Austral season's greetings[edit]

Christmas pavlova.jpg Austral season's greetings
Tuck into this! We've made about three of these in the last few days for various festivities. Supermarkets are stuffed with cheap berries. Season's greetings! Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 22:34, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, and seasons greetings to you too. Giano (talk) 21:19, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

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Six years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:33, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Thank you Gerda; that’s very kind. Giano (talk) 21:20, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

Commons problems[edit]

I seem to recall you were not a fan of Commons, and after this I wholeheartedly endorse your view. Is there a campaign to do something about it, or can I just moan here? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:34, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I would recommend uploading the file to English Wikipedia, and adding {{keep local}}. I can't guarantee you won't get any objections, but at least we have the opportunity to store images that meet fair use criteria here. --RexxS (talk) 17:21, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
No, there is no campaign; just make sure that you always use the keep local template and bite hard anyone who comes near it. Giano (talk) 16:51, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
@Ritchie333: If you want to make really sure Commons can't touch it, upload it here with {{gfdl-self|migration=not-eligible}} as the licence and make double sure before you upload not to include any template beginning "CC" or "PD". That particular combination of licences is valid on en-wiki but not on Commons, so SFan's disruptbot can't move it to Commons even if he wants to. (It has the unfortunate side effect of obliging all reusers to include this entire very long document with it, which is fine for other websites who can just put in a hyperlink but renders it worthless for printing, so don't use this on anything you can imagine any print media wanting to reuse in future.) ‑ Iridescent 18:25, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
IMO {{keep local}} is much more simple. But making sure before uploading that a file has a) all necessary information without the need to make assumptions and b) no derivative work issues is also good. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:48, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
The {{keeplocal}} template doesn't work; it politely asks people not to move the file to Commons, but the Commons people regularly ignore it and move the file anyway. ‑ Iridescent 15:03, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
See, I was thinking it wasn't the file being on Commons that is the problem, bzt rather that it being deleted from here is. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 16:29, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Unless he's changed the bot, then once it's on Commons SFan will FFD it from here regardless; the deleting admin is supposed to check the page to see if there's a keeplocal tag, but in practice they generally don't. As Giano can testify, we have a loooong history of files being copied to Commons, deleted here as duplicates of files that exist on Commons, and then deleted or overwritten on Commons. ‑ Iridescent 17:25, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

I did chuckle at this patronising lecture towards Schwede66. I don't think he'd have passed an RfA with almost 100% support if he didn't know how to sign his posts. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:23, 4 March 2019 (UTC)