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Picture of Theo[edit]

Thanks for your message I started a thread here: [1] and I placed the image on Theo van Gogh. I left the message for you on the discussion in Commons, I don't think it should be deleted, just a file name change. Thanks..Modernist (talk) 13:20, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Burial place of Willem Cornelisz Schouten[edit]

After some searching, I have come to the conclusion that the burial in the Noorderkerk is unlikely. Bartelds didn't mention it in his [bio. The Noorderkerk and the city of Hoorn would make a big deal of it, so the absence of any mention outside wikipedia (and its copies) is suspicious. He also died before the ship even arrived at the Cape. This suggests that, if he wasn't buried at sea, he would have been buried in "Kaapstad". As this statement had been added already in 2006 to the Dutch wikipedia (by an anonymous one-time editor, unfortunately), I suspect that I copied it from that article in October 2007. That is a surprise, as I enjoy figuring these things out from archives and I normally try to verify it myself. Good catch, as wikipedia "facts" have the habit of becoming the "truth" over time. I've already adjusted the text. Afasmit (talk) 22:43, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, Afasmit, I will remove it on the Dutch wikipedia as well. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 22:51, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Vincent van Gogh[edit]

I will not re-revert if you re-delete "When Pablo Picasso was shown this photograph on January 6, 1958 he remarked: What a striking resemblance to the young Rimbaud, especially the keen and penetrating eyes." Anomalocaris (talk) 07:25, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 08:01, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
I included the Marc Edo Tralbaut quote initially, because I found it to be charming and interesting that Picasso would even make the connection between the two...Modernist (talk) 11:53, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
I know, but it is a writer's trick to add volume to a book. But it really means nothing. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 07:22, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

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Context mix-up[edit]

Bear with me. I figured out what happened. There are two totally different ways of interpreting this sentece: the way I perceived it was that the game was basically a driving contest and the players would get a couple dozen golf balls and try to get more balls than their opponent into a target. the way you interpreted it ( and the way it was meant to be interpreted) was that the game was more like golf in which the players tried to get the ball to the target in the least number of strokes.username 1 (talk) 15:08, 14 December 2009 (UTC)


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Zenú[edit]

Just to let you know I have cleaned up and copyedited the Zenú article per your request at WP:PNT. I think in some places the article, which was very interesting, may need more citations/references, but I haven't tagged it for that. Textorus (talk) 20:20, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 21:13, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Madame Vestris' image[edit]

In the article Lucia Elizabeth Vestris you have substituted a new image of the singer in women’s clothes fot the previous one en travesti. The caption still reads: “Engraving: Eliza Vestris in The Alcaid”. Since the part performed in that opera was the breeches role of Felix, there is an apparent inconsistency (probably you just forgot to correct the caption). I wish, however, to call your attention to the fact that an image en travesti might turn out to be more significant of Madame Vestris’ operatic career than an ordinary female one. Excuse my Italianate English. Cheers.--Jeanambr (talk) 12:33, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

You are quite right, I forgot to adjust the caption. My only consideration for changing the image is that the facial structure in the previous picture is very general, and I doubt whether it honoustly represents Lucia Vestris, since there is no source. The new picture is somewhat better, although we will not know whether it is a true representation of her untill we find a detailed portrait painting. I leave it up to you to change the caption or to revert the image. I will not interfere. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 13:50, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
There might also be the option to add the image in the text where The Alcaid is addressed. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 13:58, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. --Jeanambr (talk) 16:43, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Photo manipulation, and more[edit]

I'd have hoped that the University of Toronto would improve that article, but saw little sign of that. You then did the work to it that I should have done. Thank you!

It seems to be part of this, which has an alarmingly long list of articles being worked on by students at the University of Toronto. Feeling rather guilty about the way my hesitation in Photo manipulation had led to more work for you, I chose Ray-Ban more or less at random.

In a word, ugh.

Granted, there's probably not much to say about some sunglass brand, but presumably the students chose this for themselves.

Anyway, I wonder whether the bigger picture needs to be brought up on some discussion board. -- Hoary (talk) 02:18, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Chaplin image[edit]

Hello! Thank you for uploading a bigger image version of the Chaplin image here. I'm afraid I may have to revert it though - it is not exactly the same as the image from the source (ie, here), and that source gives a specific date and place of publication (which is important to prove it is definitely public domain). It also doesn't have markings over it! I think the resolution in the original version was of sufficient quality, so is it okay to revert back? --Lobo (talk) 16:27, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

It is the same photograph. No doubt about that. So, if the source info applies to your photo it applies to this photo as well. Or the other way around, if it does not apply to this photo, it does not apply to your upload either.Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 17:47, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Well I'm not entirely sure, because on the file page I'm explicitly claiming that the image was published in Picture Show magazine (and this is very important, because the img is only PD if it was published before 1923)...that's why I feel more comfortable using that image, rather than one that clearly wasn't in a magazine. My eventual goal for the article is WP:FAC, where images are carefully scrutinised. That's why I kind of don't want to risk it...especially since the original was decent anyway. Does that makes sense? Sorry, I don't mean to be ungrateful or difficult. Perhaps you could upload your version as a different file? By the way, I reverted the image because you hadn't replied and I was in the process of updating the page, and then I came here and saw that you had since replied! I wasn't just reverting despite what you had said. --Lobo (talk) 19:33, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Does it make sense, you ask. The only thing I am trying to make clear is, that these two images are unquestionably the same, they have a common source. It can't be anything else than the picture the photographer took at the Witzel Studios in LA. So the information you refer to that proofs it is in the public domain is just as valid for my upload. The image can't be at the same time in and not in Public Domain. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 19:45, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I suppose you're right, there's no way anyone can say it's not PD. But if we're going to change it, the source link given needs to be the actual one where you got the picture (and then I will add the BFI info separately). I'm wondering if we can find one like yours that doesn't have markings on it though... --Lobo (talk) 20:26, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Don't worry, I will re-upload it as a different file. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 20:28, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

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Status and Advice[edit]

As reviewing administrator, I have taken care of it. We have a template for this, Template:OA-attribution , and it should have been used. I placed it with the right parameter. Our template system and ways of indicating copyright are somewhat baroque, and it took me a while to find the correct one myself. However, see my note on the article talk p: it is usually best to do some substantial rewriting to make it clear that the authors of the judgements of value expressed are the particular people , who are certainly authoritative on the matter, Hopkins and Washburn. DGG ( talk ) 23:03, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Biographies[edit]

Hi. There is a convention for the layout of biographies on the English-language wikipedia. Other wikipedias may have a different convention. See Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Biographies#Opening_paragraph. Deb (talk) 08:35, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the info, I didn't know that. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 11:15, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
Why should you have known? There are so many rules here that it is difficult to find them; I don't know most of them myself! Happy editing. Deb (talk) 11:35, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Shirley Bassey[edit]

You might have endeavored to move my concert photo of Shirley rather than throwing it away. I have moved it lower down. Love the new one, though.--Nyctc7 (talk) 23:52, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

You are right, but the section that represents the time period of the photo already contained an image. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 08:25, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/James Watson[edit]

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Howard Lang[edit]

I didn't know that fact myself until a couple of days ago. Once I found it on IMDB, I found this other site[2] which has pictures of him from many of his films. Although the most visible hortator in Ben-Hur, he didn't have a character name. A good one could have been Voce Magna. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 19:28, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

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Edit[edit]

Hi Jan, thanks for noticing [3]. Apparently two articles were merged on wikidata that should not have been merged. That is why I made this error when adding the images to all interwiki links. I will try to take the big mess apart. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 13:13, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I was just about to write you a message, but you noticed already. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 13:15, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Re: Pierre Salinger[edit]

The old talk is archived at Talk:Pierre Salinger/Archive 1. The link is at the bottom of the page. Viriditas (talk) 06:11, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

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Information icon Hello Jan, I feel that you made a mistake, In astronomy Sunspots are where Solar Flares originate, I only added a external reference that I feel is appropriate. I still think that this little contribution was ok and added to the page in a good way, the comments, about vandalism are rude, how can you moderate and pass fair judgment if your not bias to the subject? Do you know what a Solar Flare is without looking it up? I guess all you do is troll Wikipedia, I am a Astronomer, avid stargazer, I know a lot about space! Can you say that? This is not a game! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AdamDHorton (talkcontribs) 22:40, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello AdamDHorton, I did not use the word vandalize, but apparently you read this in my response. So I suspect this is not the first time you are here. Wikipedia is not the place to promote your own blog, there is nothing more to say. --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 23:32, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

RE Melina Mercouri[edit]

OK, thanks for the advice. Quis separabit? 16:20, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

'Van der...' capitalisation Reply[edit]

thank you Jan for your advice on capitalisation of Ed van der Elsken. Much appreciated. Vrolijk Kerstfeest!

Image added showing sun spot.[edit]

>>Thanks for adding your image to the gallery. I suppose it is not easy to make an image like that. On the other hand, does the world need to know that you made this image? Or in a different way, does the article improve, when everybody knows you made this image? --Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 18:57, 1 January 2015 (UTC)<<

Thank Jan Arkesteijn for your message, I am pretty new on the Wiki and I came to know about the Sunspot through this article only good work, Do world need to know about my pic/work not necessarily and it does not help me any way I don't take pic for my living. My only intention to put on Wiki was to put some clean Pic (Under Gallery which I don't see) taken with normal camera so that it will be more connecting with the viewer and give a message that it can be viewed easily need not have high end equipment as most the current pics are from NASA. But anyway Looks like that pic is not making sense on this post. So not planning to re-attempt to load it. I am glad people like you are so active and trying to keep the wiki content clean and accurate. Wish you all best and a very happy new year 2015. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shrichandray (talkcontribs) 12:17, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Johannes van den Bosch[edit]

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"Is" and "was"[edit]

When writing not only do you have to consider the proper tense, but the tense of the paragraph. --I am One of Many (talk) 18:09, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Jacob van Strij painting[edit]

You might be able to shed some light on the source of an image at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Jacob van Strij - Het jacht van de kamer Rotterdam begroet een Oostindiëvaarder.jpg. – Editør (talk) 18:21, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Picture of Bill Davis[edit]

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I will take care. The mistake was made by the source, who calls him William C. Davis. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 16:01, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Jim Clark photos issues[edit]

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