User talk:Jayhawkfixer

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Hello, Jayhawkfixer, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  -- Dave C. 00:01, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC) (Talk)

Definition of Boat/Ship[edit]

I see you put in the United States Coast Guard article that they consider a boat as a vessel under 65 feet. Are you sure of that? I know the United States Navy considers a boat to be a vessel under 200 feet, except submarines, which are all called boats, regardless of size. It just seems interesting to me that 2 US military branches would have such a different definition of the same term. (you may reply here, or on my talk page). --Rogerd 18:19, Jun 12, 2005 (UTC)

Image Copyright status.[edit]

Hi there. I've noticed that you've been uploading pictures of several coast guard ships but that you haven't identified the source or copyright status of these images. To protect itself from possible copyright lawsuits, Wikipedia requires that all images be tagged with an appropriate copyright tag and that their source be identified. If you obtained these images from a Coast Guard website or source, they ARE useable and you need only put {{PD-USGov-DHS-CG}} on the image page and a link to the source. If these images turn out to be a copyright violation, they will unfortunately have to be deleted. I can help with that if that's the case. -Lommer | talk 18:22, 12 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Definition of Boat/Cutter[edit]

Well I can tell you for a fact that we, USCG, call our boats cutters that are over 65 feet and a small boat that is under 65 feet. We unfortunately do not have cutters over 500 feet. I think our longest cutter is 420 and it a Polar Class cutter.

Well, as a USCG member, that would make you more of an authority than me. Thanks! And thank you for your service to our country. --Rogerd 19:46, Jun 12, 2005 (UTC)

No worries, I appreciate the input and help, still learning the ins and outs of this cool entity. Hope I did the right thing in getting back to you.

Absolutely. Some people prefer carry out a conversation by posting on each other's pages, while others prefer keep it one place. This works for me.--Rogerd 21:51, Jun 12, 2005 (UTC)

Kinda curious, I was reading the help section and noticed that a vanity page is a no-no. Do you have any suggestions on how to do a user page?

There is an article that has guidelines for it, Wikipedia:User page. I think there is a lot more leeway (nautical term, eh?) for stuff that approachs vanity there than if you created an actual article about yourself like Jay H. Fixer (not a real page). I looked at the history for your user page User:Jayhawkfixer, and I don't see anything wrong with the previous (pre-blank) version. Many users have user pages, like me User:Rogerd, that have information about themselves that other wikipedians might find useful when communicating. --Rogerd 00:43, Jun 13, 2005 (UTC)

Ok that is very helpful. Yea I did put together a User Page but after reading the vanity aspect I took it down, but I will put it back on. Thanks

Image Copyright[edit]

New to the system and still learning, I appreciate the help and I will continue reading up on the help links and topics. Thanks

Link on your user page[edit]

FYI, I fixed the PO2 link on your user page. There actually is an article already on that. Cheers. -- Dave C. 05:58, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Image:USCGc.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded, Image:USCGc.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please look there to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. — pd_THOR | =/\= | 16:54, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Unspecified source for Image:221697.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:221697.jpg. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, then you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, then a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a restatement of that website's terms of use of its content, is usually sufficient information. However, if the copyright holder is different from the website's publisher, then their copyright should also be acknowledged.

As well as adding the source, please add a proper copyright licensing tag if the file doesn't have one already. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then the {{GFDL-self-no-disclaimers}} tag can be used to release it under the GFDL. If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Fair use, use a tag such as {{Non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair use. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the image is copyrighted under a non-free license (per Wikipedia:Fair use) then the image will be deleted 48 hours after 15:25, 2 April 2007 (UTC). If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Liftarn 15:25, 2 April 2007 (UTC)