User talk:Jonathanmallard

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Image request[edit]

Symbol confirmed.svg Hi and thank you for your request at Images for Upload! The image has been uploaded. You can find it at File:M777 Light Towed Howitzer 1.jpg. Regards,

See also File:Apache Gun (M230 Chain Gun).jpg and File:M777 Light Towed Howitzer 2.jpg. Feel free to edit and expand the image page, adding to the description, changing categories, or what have you.-Andrew c [talk] 21:02, 20 March 2009 (UTC)


Hello, Jonathanmallard, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Our intro page provides helpful information for new users - please check it out! If you need help, visit Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on this page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Happy editing! Sophus Bie (talk) 07:14, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm glad you've decided to post your photos here! They look pretty well done!
So, to answer your questions, first of all, user pages work much like any other page, except you can do whatever you want to them. When you want to start your user page, just click here. The things I have on my user page are called userboxes and lists of various ones can be found here. There's userboxes for almost anything you can think of, and if there isn't, you can even make new ones yourself. Sophus Bie (talk) 08:20, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Second, yes, you can upload videos to Wikipedia, and I'm sure it would be welcome. If I remember correctly, the generally correct file type would be an .ogg. The instruction manual for uploading is here. However, you might have to wait a few days, because only autoconfirmed users can upload and that takes 4 days for everyone. After uploading, adding a video to a page is basically the same as adding an image. Sophus Bie (talk) 08:31, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Third, when you write a message you can sign it adding ~~~~ to the end. (Four tildes.) If you want to change your signature, just go to your preferences, and edit the signature field. (You'll want to check the box that says "raw signature"; that way you can use html and wiki-markup.)
Hope all this helps! Sophus Bie (talk) 08:38, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm glad it worked! Nice page. So, you're a pilot, an EMT, and you use Ubuntu? Cool! :D
Feel free to poke me if any other questions come up! Sophus Bie (talk) 09:15, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah okay! That makes sense! Sophus Bie (talk) 09:41, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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International MaxxPro.jpg[edit]

Symbol confirmed.svg Hi and thank you for your request at Images for Upload! The image has been uploaded. You can find it at File:International MaxxPro.jpg. Regards, — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:37, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

M777 Light Towed Howitzer 1.jpg[edit]

Hi, this picture is superb. I am thinking about nominating it to be a featured picture. Or perhaps you would like to do it? What is needed though is a decent caption for the photo. According to the criteria:

Has a good caption The picture is displayed with a descriptive, informative and complete caption. A complete caption:

  • Is succinct.
  • Properly identifies the main subject, including Latin and technical names where applicable.
  • Describes the context of the photograph, painting, or other media. Geotagging photographs of identifiable places is encouraged. This entails providing the coordinates of where the camera was when the photo was taken, either in the article and/or on the image description page, to an appropriate degree of precision no less than ~10 km².

Do you think you would be able to write such a caption? Cheers, — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:46, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

I've nominated the image. You can see it at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/M777. About your video, you can just upload it at Commons:Upload I think. Cheers, — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 20:20, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Hey Jonathan, a question came up on this nomination Martin submitted. One person thought your work is in the public domain since you are in the military, and he changed the license tag on your image to public domain. Some of us had a different idea, that this photo is one you took for yourself with your own camera, and the copyright belongs to you. It'd be great if you could clarify if you were acting as any sort of official photographer when you took the photo, or you were just taking some shots on your own accord when you had the time.
As you may know, public domain means you give up all rights to the photo. So it's important that we not say it's in the public domain, unless it's true! I changed it back to your original Creative Commons license this evening just to be on the safe side. That's the nice thing about the wiki - if you make a mistake, it's easy to fix. Usually.  :-) Fletcher (talk) 02:26, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

I am a Army Medic I was only fortunate enough to go and take some pics of these Howitzers. I shot it with my cannon digital elph.


M777 Light Towed Howitzer 1.jpg
An image created by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:M777 Light Towed Howitzer 1.jpg, 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! ~ ωαdεstεr16«talkstalk» 02:15, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Re: uploading pics to wikipedia[edit]

Hi! I just got the message you left me on my talk page. I've been away from the Wiki for a bit due to midterm exams, and have been negligent in keeping up with my messages. Anyhow, I'll gladly upload the picture, (another nice one by the way), I just need to know what license you want to put it under. Sorry I'm so late in replying! Sophus Bie (talk) 09:17, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Re: Mayor of Von Ormy TX[edit]

Nice photo! I would personally suggest adding it somewhere into the article for Von Ormy, Texas. The mayor in and of himself doesn't seem to fit the notability guidelines for an article of his own. Sophus Bie (talk) 04:42, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Jonathan,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:M777 Light Towed Howitzer 1.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 12, 2010. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2010-07-12. howcheng {chat} 03:37, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Jingle truck[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing, Jingle truck, has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. wia (talk) 01:56, 11 February 2015 (UTC)