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Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar[edit]

I request to use your image of a monarch butterfly caterpillar on milkweed in a book I am writing. I will attribute the image to you with all the following information that accompanied your image on wikipedia: I will attribute both on the page in my book and in the references page at the end of the book. I have not yet published the book and at this time I do not have any copyright protection so I would prefer to not disclose the title of the book or the contents of the book until I get a copyright with the copyright office. I can say that it is of an educational nature and would be suitable for all readers of any age. There is no profanity or nudity or vulgarity or any off color remarks. The book would receive a G rating if it were a movie. It does contain new information that I do not want to disclose until I have the copyright in my hand. I will inform you of the Title and content as soon as I receive the copyright.m I do realize that the your image will not receive any copyright by me and that any and everyone will have use of your image as long as they inform you and as long as the attribute this image to you as per the GNU Free Documentation License.

     Your photo stated while permission was not necessary under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, you would like to be informed or have a permission request out of courtesy. I am requesting but also request the courtesy of not sharing the title of my book or the nature of its' content until I receive my copyright. Thank you. jrigney

Attribution: Photo (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) - Own work Photograph of a Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus en ) caterpillar feeding on a leaf of the Swamp Milkweeden (Asclepias incarnata en ). The photo was taken in a private garden in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 only as published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled GNU Free Documentation License. 1.2 only — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jrigney (talkcontribs) 04:45, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

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Question about using a GFDL image[edit]

Is it enough that the specific page using the picture be GFDL licensed or the whole website needs to be under GFDL?

14.194.111.120 (talk) 03:01, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Ivy Hedera Red Brick Wall Closeup 3008px.jpg[edit]

Hi Ram-Man,

I work for a creative agency in London called LIDA. One of our clients (John Lewis Finance) would like to license the above image.

Usage rights would need to cover:

  • 1 yr
  • JL website
  • Brochures/leaflets
  • POS
  • Email
  • Web banners

Could you please let me know if it would be possible to buy this license and advise a cost? Could you also advise the largest size the image is available at 300dpi?

Many thanks,

Hangoff — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hangoff (talkcontribs) 10:08, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Ram-Man.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

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File:Lotus Nelumbo nucifera Water Splash 2400px.jpg[edit]

Hi Ram-Man, I would love to use the image above in an article I'm currently writing on lotus. My editor wishes to get written permission from the original creator in order to publish. Let me know about the conditions and any additional information you wish to know. Thank you! Sincerely, K.zak K.zak (talk) 19:54, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

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13:36, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

"population was spread out with"[edit]

I've seen this text in virtually every article about every city, town, village, or CDP in the US, and as far as I can tell, it traces back to rambot. (Thanks for the hard work of seeding all that data!)

It makes sense most places, but there are a few places where it's odd. For example:

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 0.3% under the age of 18, 0.3% from 18 to 24, 1.5% from 25 to 44, 40.4% from 45 to 64, and 57.5% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 66 years.

That certainly doesn't actually seem very spread out! There are probably many other retirement-focused communities where this verbiage also doesn't make sense. There might even be some places where it's the opposite and there are few seniors: for example, the town of Churchill Falls, Newfoundland is a company town owned by the power generation station, and the only people who live there are employees and their immediate families. As soon as they retire, they move elsewhere, and so out of 650 people in town, the number of people over 65 is virtually zero. (That particular example doesn't apply here as it's not in the US and so your template isn't in the article, but there may be some places like that where the demographics skew very heavily towards workers, perhaps like Prudhoe Bay, AK, or Minot, ND or other big oil towns.)

I assume the bot doesn't have any code that actually detects whether the population age range is spread out before adding that text. If not, you might want to consider adding some code that tries to detect whether the population is indeed actually spread out before that verbiage gets added.

Here's IMHO better verbiage from Demographics of Chicago:

"Of the city population, 26.2% were under the age of 18, 11.2% were from 18 to 24, 33.4% are from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years.

Thanks for considering!

cluth (talk) 00:04, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Antioch, California Wikipedia page[edit]

Bret Kofford, a successful screenwriter and longtime daily newspaper columnist and university professor, is from Antioch, California. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.145.13.38 (talk) 01:28, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Permission[edit]

Hello,

This is a quick request for permission to use one of your image about a grasshopper eating to convey relevance to my research (nothing big, I'm an undergrad). Credit to you will be display as "Photo by Derek Ramsey." I need an answer by tomorrow at the latest, you can email to trianhto@gmail.com.

Best Regards, an Internet User

PS: this is the image link for reference https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grasshopper_Eating_Eggplant_Leaf_3008px.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:6000:170D:C013:451D:7CAE:94EC:E36F (talk) 04:14, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi. Unfortunately, it seems Ram-Man has stopped editing so he will not be able to answer your question. Zhangj1079 talk 14:16, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Please select the "email this user" option to contact me about non-Wikipedia related items. Thank you. -- RM 02:18, 22 December 2017 (UTC)