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Commons rename[edit]

I am requesting a rename on Commons. My current Commons name is "Morn the Gorn". Morn (talk) 11:11, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Usurp on Wiktionary[edit]

I'm requesting a usurp on en-Wiktionary, so I can add it to this unified account (currently en, de, meta). Morn (talk) 15:33, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Usurp on zh and ru Wikipedias[edit]

I'd like to SUL usurp the user "Morn" accounts on both zh-wiki and ru-wiki. Both existing accounts have made zero edits. Morn (talk) 15:52, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Infobox monastery[edit]

Thanks for the fix. Are you up to enabling pushpin maps too, similar to {{infobox church}}? I've added Wikiprojects to the talk page of the Certosa di San Giacomo article. Feel free to add, amend or correct as necessary. Mjroots (talk) 18:43, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

It's working now. Weirdly enough, the push pin map code I've lifted from Template:Infobox building (it seemed easier to understand) only works correctly with decimal latitudes and longitudes. Don't know what the problem is with degree lat. But it's a start. --Morn (talk) 19:32, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
I noticed the lat/long problem on preview, so switched to decimal. I've swapped the map to the Kent one. Mjroots (talk) 19:38, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
....aaand back to degrees. :-) Now it works miraculously. Perhaps the old, wrong map (where I had mistyped "long" as "lon") was cached by the server? --Morn (talk) 19:54, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
I've expanded the Tonbridge Priory article. Maybe you'd cast an eye over it. Mjroots (talk) 20:10, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
I've been following your rapid progress via my watchlist. The economic material is interesting but perhaps a bit distracting in the general history section, as it doesn't connect very much with the political and religious history. I'd suggest creating a separate economic section. Here's a draft where the content is split into smaller sections: User:Morn/Drafts. --Morn (talk) 23:29, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in replying. If you think the article can be improved by the split, then be bold and do it. My main concern is that material should always be verifiable by references, even it that meand additional uses of an existing reference. Mjroots (talk) 09:04, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Hey there[edit]

I create a lot of vector maps. I am curious, the map you did for Capri...how do you get the terrain in there? I am using Adobe Illustrator. Any tips are much appreciated. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cjcaesar (talkcontribs) 06:13, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

I used the Python script on the page to create a shaded PNG relief image from NASA data and clipped that to the island outline in Inkscape. (Obviously, because it's such a tiny island, it's pretty easy to get the terrain alignment right, esp. if you use Google terrain view as a reference.) Actually, the script creates two PNGs: a shaded relief and an elevation map. Hope this helps! --Morn (talk) 11:26, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
So, the shade is not scalable? As it's a "placed" piece of artwork? That's my issue, I'd like to have something scalable. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cjcaesar (talkcontribs) 02:36, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you mean by "not scalable". Of course you can move around and resize the shading PNG in Inkscape and in fact you have to do this to get it aligned properly to the coast outline. You can manipulate it like any other SVG element. Or am I missing something here? --Morn (talk) 07:08, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
P.S. You could trace the bitmap in Inkscape, but there's little reason to. I think if you inspect the SVGs you will find all shaded relief maps on Wikipedia use a blurred bitmap for the shading layer. That's just how it's done. --Morn (talk) 11:50, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
I was under the impression that a bitmap, being a raster image, would not scale like a vector image. That is to say, if I had a map and exported it out to a size larger than the size of the bitmap graphic which I am using to represent terrain, would it not lose some integrity? Pixelate? --Cjcaesar (talk) 07:18, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
PNGs in SVG files will not get pixelated but get interpolated, so they look blurry, but that isn't really a problem for terrain. After all, the elevation data has a limited resolution (say, one point every 30 m or so), so there's no fine detail in the data to begin with, especially for a small-area map like Capri. And the PNG layer in the Capri map you see is already upscaled by the SVG renderer from its actual resolution. The Python script gave me a bitmap at a resolution of 96x52 pixels for the Capri area, then I used cubic interpolation in Gimp to get a 1200x650 bitmap and finally the SVG renderer will do the rest of the necessary scaling (presumably using faster but inferior linear interpolation).
Of course you could do it like Google terrain view and first interpolate your elevation data (e.g. with kriging or spline interpolation methods) to create a fake high-resolution terrain. But that is more a question of data processing, not of vector vs bitmap. I.e., if you want your terrain to look very sharp, you somehow have to create a very dense elevation grid across your map area first. Whatever your data grid is determines how blurry the resulting terrain will look, but the scaling of the SVG itself will not make much of a difference. No matter how you embed the terrain layer, the scaling method in the SVG will not make the terrain look sharper when you scale it up. So there is some benefit in creating a larger bitmap for the SVG only because external scalers (such as Gimp) are better at faking high resolution from a low-resolution bitmap than simple linear interpolation. --Morn (talk) 12:33, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I seem to have developed a decent system for rendering the bitmaps based on what you've said. My question now is alignment...do you find it easier to align pieces of a map at a time (the overlays, that is, broken into parts)? I have a feeling it would be easier to do it that way than trying to get one large terrain overlay to align correctly at all the various points. Mostly because the image and the vector are oriented differently (a) and of different resolutions (b). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cjcaesar (talkcontribs) 03:52, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
You can easily scale and rotate the bitmap in Inkscape until it fits the vector map. But if you think splitting the image into parts works better for you, I suppose that's also an option. Although I don't think I've seen the latter used in any WP SVG map so far. --Morn (talk) 07:34, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Munsell image[edit]

I responded at my talk page. –jacobolus (t) 01:20, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

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House rabbit 'Language of Lagomorphs' external link[edit]

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Alcobaca fountain in your User page[edit]

Hi Morn, I replaced de file "Alcobaca fountain.jpg" for a hi-resolution version, in order to delete the low resolution version. If you do not agree, please undo my editing. Best regards, --JotaCartas (talk) 08:11, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

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Certosa di San Giacomo[edit]

Hello Morn. What are now the first 3 sentences of Certosa di San Giacomo were added by you when you created the article. They are identical to 3 sentences in the book Capri Sights (Mobi Sights), which does not appear to be public domain. Can you please take a look at this? Thank you. --Rosiestep (talk) 17:43, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

That "book" seems to be cribbed from the Capri-related Wikipedia articles without attribution, so it's hardly surprising some sentences are identical. They are stealing from us. --Morn (talk) 21:47, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Yup, that's what it looks like; what a bummer. And now there's a bunch of additional articles on Capri that a few of us have created this week, which may get the same treatment down the road. Btw, thanks for adding those coords. --Rosiestep (talk) 16:11, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Grand Hotel Quisisana[edit]

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Siegfried Sassoon[edit]

Just curious as to your reason for the latest change to the Siegfried Sassoon article, as you left no edit summary. Deb (talk) 17:53, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

My signature SVGs for Spender, Sasson, and Crisp have been deleted from Commons because under English law signatures are copyright-worthy apparently. See commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Stephen Spender signature.svg, etc. Therefore I have removed the signature parameters from those pages... --Morn (talk) 18:08, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
P.S. I wonder if we could host them as fair use files on Wikipedia instead if Commons does not accept them. --Morn (talk) 18:12, 24 July 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I see. It's a pity about that. Deb (talk) 20:58, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

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How longtime Wikipedians can learn how to add content[edit]

Hi! I was going through Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2011-03-07/Deletion_controversy when I saw your comment about "many editors have little to contribute because every book they have ever read and every film they have ever seen is already covered. So because they cannot add anything of value, they become managers / policemen who concentrate on deleting material they do not like, sometimes under the thinnest of pretenses."

I wonder if there is a way to teach these longtime editors brainstorming and research skills, so they can add something of value and show people how to do it. One can use Google Books and other research avenues to gather information needed to write the article or at least start a stub. WhisperToMe (talk) 09:19, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Brainstorming and research without excitement about the subject can be drudgery too, so I'm not sure that would solve anything. Instead of bitchy deletionist bureaucrats, we would then have bitchy Google Books researchers. :-)
The best advice to them would be to spend less time on WP and read an obscure book instead, or learn a language, or take up an unusual hobby. Then when they have found something they are truly excited about, they should write about it on Wikipedia or share photos or videos on Commons. What these people need in their lives IMO is a little intellectual excitement and curiosity. And for that you have to take some time off from Wikipedia and do something else entirely, then come back with the results. --Morn (talk) 22:00, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
That's also a good idea. I get ideas from reading newspaper articles on the internet, and in my areas of interest newspaper articles are good sources, so I often use the very articles I read as sources on Wikipedia. WhisperToMe (talk) 23:00, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Re: Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Brioni (fashion).[edit]

I'm sorry, but last time I checked the meaning of "vandalism" I found the following: "willful or malicious destruction or defacement of public or private property". That logo uploaded by me looked much better than the actual one. Not to mention, that this one looks horrible when you like Brioni on Facebook, but it's easier to accuse and criticize. That edit was a constructive one. (talk) 20:56, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

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I'm sorry, but last time I checked the meaning of "vandalism" I found the following: "willful or malicious destruction or defacement of public or private property". That logo uploaded by me looked much better than the actual one. Not to mention, that this one looks horrible when you like Brioni on Facebook, but it's easier to accuse and criticize. That edit was a constructive one. (talk) 20:56, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

We prefer SVG logos on Wikipedia, not PNGs. Degradation in article quality equals vandalism. --Morn (talk) 10:04, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

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