User talk:RaphaelQS

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Real Club de la Puerta de Hierro[edit]

Hello again Raphael,

This time I'm going to work on a stub on the Spanish Wikipedia, to then translate it into the English one, and it would help if you could vectroize this coat of arms: or here:

Your usual friend, --CreiterAdam45z (talk) 14:17, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

A Graphic Designer's Barnstar for you![edit]

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For endlessly carrying out all the vectorizing petitions of users with no favour in exchange whatosever. You are amazing! --CreiterAdam45z (talk) 19:58, 29 March 2017 (UTC)


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For providing an image of the coat of arms of the University of Manchester for the article on the university, where it was greatly needed. Thank you! User:Urselius (talk) 15:09, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

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Comillas Pontificial University[edit]

Hello again,

Continuing with my "improving Spanish universities project", it would be very kind if you could vectorise the Comillas Pontifical University coat of arms as shown in the .en wiki article.

Many thanks, --CreiterAdam45z (talk) 20:14, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Hello,  Done --RaphaelQS (talk) 06:13, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

University of Salamanca[edit]

Hi Raphael!

I'm going to be working on the article University of Salamanca, and would appreciate if you could vectorise the existing coat of arms into .svg as per usual.

Thank you! --CreiterAdam45z (talk) 11:33, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Hey  Done --RaphaelQS (talk) 23:18, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Great as usual! --CreiterAdam45z (talk) 20:14, 10 March 2017 (UTC)


Sorry to bother you again but any chance of a vector of the University of East Anglia shield? What software are you using out of interest? Many thanks for your sterling work! Adalta1884 (talk) 08:38, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello, I'm using Inkscape a free and open-source software. I just uploaded the full coat of arms of the University of East Anglia. I will vectorize the shield later. --RaphaelQS (talk) 09:02, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Seaford College[edit]

Was wondering if it also might be possible to vectorise the Seaford College logo. If not then not to worry :) Kind regards, Adalta1884 (talk) 03:43, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

 Done --RaphaelQS (talk) 04:21, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Ardingly College[edit]

Thanks for your work on the Ardingly College shield and coat of arms, they look great! Just a small detail, would it be possible to add, what look to me like 3 mounds of earth, below the cross, in keeping with the original? If it's too late to make that addition then not to worry. Your work is highly appreciated. Kind regards Adalta1884 (talk) 03:40, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

 Done --RaphaelQS (talk) 04:20, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for this. Just a minor additional detail is that originally the cross extended to the boundary of the red box containing the feather. Would it be possible to extend the top part of the cross to here? Many Thanks for your excellent contributions! Adalta1884 (talk) 12:39, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
 Done let me know if you need anything else. --RaphaelQS (talk) 19:12, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Ardingly College correction[edit]

Hi, It has come to my attention that you have uploaded a very accurate svg version of the Ardingly College coat of arms. Nevertheless, the crest is still missing the heraldic knight. Could you, by any chance help me by seeing if we can do anything about it?

Here is the official crest: Coat of arms of Ardingly College on college window.jpg

Warmest regards. --WSussexTim (talk) 19:34, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello,  Done. --RaphaelQS (talk) 20:39, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks a million! looking great! --WSussexTim (talk) 06:25, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Real Sociedad de Tenis de La Magdalena[edit]

Good afternoon,

It would be of huge help if you could transform this club seal Escudo de la Real Sociedad de Tenis de La Magdalena (Santander).png into inkscape vector svg. If you can, I would be very grateful. I shall be using it in my newly written article Real Sociedad de Tenis de La Magdalena. Thank you --Cantabrucu (talk) 15:17, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Hello,  Done --RaphaelQS (talk) 15:40, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks ever so much! --Cantabrucu (talk) 17:02, 28 July 2016 (UTC)


about the incorrect revert on my part. I read the diff incorrectly. Regards, JoeSperrazza (talk) 15:01, 17 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi RaphaelQS! I saw that you were the initial uploader of the INSA logo (on page Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon). The logo changed in 2014 [1], but I can't upload it because my account is unconfirmed. If you have a few minute, would you mind doing it? Thanks. Deelight (talk) 11:52, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

 Done --RaphaelQS (talk) 12:07, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Deelight (talk) 12:37, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

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Hi there[edit]

I was wondering whether you could do me a favor and add "and age" to these protected pages: 4Chan, Apple, Gamefreak, KFC, Nintendo, PlayStation Home, Taco bell, WikiWikiWeb, Yahoo! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FB90:1807:3A59:0:56:646C:FE01 (talk) 03:46, 20 February 2016 (UTC)


I'm sorry but is there a reason that you replaced the colored Columbia GS logo for a colorless one? I don't really see the need for this. The actual one is colored (as can be seen on the Columbia University campus). IcarusLivesX (talk) 03:43, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Cheadle Hulme School logo and image change[edit]

Hi - you have recently changed the logo image for the Cheadle Hulme School page and have also removed an image of the front of the School which existed on that page.

Firstly, the logo you have replaced is the incorrect School logo. No version of the logo should ever exist without the words "Cheadle Hulme School" underneath the crest; those words are part of the logo, as per the School's brand guidelines - Cheadle Hulme School Brand Manual.

Please could you re-instate the former logo which was already on the page?

Please could you also explain the reason for removing the image of the front of the School? This image is a good representation of what the School looks like and therefore provides those who don't know the School with an impression of it. That photo was uploaded by an editor as per the page's Talk Page.Timhudsonchs (talk) 08:00, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

1) It is the coat of arms, not the logo. The logo, as you just say, is the coat of arms with "Cheadle Hulme School" underneath. We use the coat of arms in the "image" field of the infobox, as you can see in other articles: Eton College, Westminster School etc.
2) I don't have a strong opinion about having a picture of the school in the infobox. Most of the other articles about schools don't have it so I remove it for consistency. If you think it is an improvement for this article, you can put it back. --RaphaelQS (talk) 08:25, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Hi - I understand your perspective on what you are calling the coat of arms but this does not exist anywhere in the School with the words Cheadle Hulme School underneath - as per that Branding document. I work in the Communications department at the School and so it is up to me to make sure that everything is used consistently across all our media, which is why we need to make sure that the correct image is used. Please could you replace the original image as you have used an incorrect one. Regarding the image of the front of the School, I am happy to put it back but as I am representing the School, I don't want to appear to be raising a Conflict of Interest issueTimhudsonchs (talk) 08:32, 14 June 2016 (UTC).
I also understand your perspective, but the logo of the school is composed of a coat of arms with the text "Cheadle Hulme School" underneath. You don't need to officially call it a coat of arms it is de facto a coat of arms because it is a unique heraldic design. I don't think it is a good idea to break consensus about the infobox and putting a logo in the "image" field. --RaphaelQS (talk) 08:57, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
I don't think I'm making myself clear. The School's crest, in its complete form, includes the words Cheadle Hulme School underneath, as per the School's Brand Guidelines. The image you have uploaded is therefore an altered image ie. it has been cropped but shouldn't be. This can be counted as a copyright violation. I can request for this to be a file up for discussion but without going to those lengths wonder if you could please re-upload the un-cropped version then that would be the correct and accurate image to use. Thanks. Timhudsonchs (talk) 15:19, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
You are perfectly right. It was a mistake, I can't just use the logo of the school for extracting the coat of arms, it is a derivative work that doesn't fall under fair use and therefore a copyright violation. I will delete this image and try to trace the coat of arms myself. Thank you for raising the issue and helping improve the article. --RaphaelQS (talk) 16:10, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Update: The problematic file is now deleted. I just draw my own rendition of the coat of arms of the school for the infobox. If you have any comments or suggestions please let me know. --RaphaelQS (talk) 17:36, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Hi again - I see your replacement now but I'm afraid that I will have to note this as unencyclopaedic. What you have uploaded is an artist's impression of the School's crest and, as such, does not offer factual or historical accuracy to the page. Users could view this and think that it is the School's actual crest which, in fact, it isn't. Again, I will have to note this as a file for discussion/deletion due to it's unencyclopaedic nature unless you are able to re-upload the correct file again. Thanks.Timhudsonchs (talk) 07:59, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Hello again, it is the consensus on the project that we use our own renditions of the coats of arms. For example, for the article about Eton College in Berkshire, the coat of arms is not the official rendition, see: Etoncollegearms.svg and the official rendition. You can also see the coats of arms in the infoboxes of the articles about the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. It is still encyclopedic because coats of arms are by nature subject to the interpretation of the artist. --RaphaelQS (talk) 08:33, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
If this is the case then it would be better if the 'coat of arms' was more complete. You have omitted the two 'feathered wings' from either side of it.Timhudsonchs (talk) 08:41, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
UPDATE: Please could you refer me to the discussion you refer to regarding the consensus about coats of arms on school pages? I have looked on the Projects page but can't see this mentioned. Timhudsonchs (talk) 08:57, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Done. Again if you have any comments or suggestions please let me know. --RaphaelQS (talk) 08:58, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Hi - I still think that this is not an accurate representation of the School's crest. The others you point out to me are much more accurate. This one does not look enough like the School's crest. Why is it not possible to simply stick to putting the original file back up, as previous? Where is the discussion regarding this?Timhudsonchs (talk) 09:02, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
We can't put the official rendition of the coat of arms in the infobox because that requires to extract it from the logo and thus making a derivative work of copyrighted material. For the coat of arms in the infobox of article about school, I don't think there is a formal discussion about the use of artist renditions. This is a consensus de facto because this is how we have done things in the project for more than ten years. Please remember that all consensus are subject to change if it is for the better. Nothing is written in stone. If you think it is better for the project to stop accepting our own renditions of the coats of arms you can still open a discussion in the project talk page. You can also open a discussion in the article talk page if you think it is better for this specific article not to follow the consensus about coat of arms in the infobox. I think your argument about accurate representation of the official coat of arms can be heard even if I think that the coat of arms I have traced is pretty accurate. We can open this debate to more feedbacks if you wish. --RaphaelQS (talk) 09:31, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Marlborough College arms[edit]

When I looked at your first attempt the image was not coloured. I have no problem with the coloured version. Dabbler (talk) 11:05, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello. Perfect! --RaphaelQS (talk) 11:08, 15 June 2016 (UTC)



Personally I agree with you, and I think the logos should be added back to the articles, but the consensus on the template page is that they should be gone. Do you have any good reasons why they should stay?

Marquis de Faux (talk) 19:20, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

SVG of Against Malaria Foundation.png[edit]

Thanks so much for uploading an SVG version of that image. However, I notice you didn't indicate the replacement image in either the di template nor the notification. While it was easy to figure out what had happened in this case, that's not always true. I would like to request that, in the future you indicate the replacement image when a file is replaced.

Second, I notice that your fair use rationale does not actually indicate a URL source of the new file. It just vaguely references the organization. I find that this sort of thing can make things difficult for reviewers and such in the future. Could you please indicate the file source you used (even if it wasn't originally an SVG)? If you created it yourself, please indicate what file you used as a base.

I'm not any sort of admin or anything, but I do spend a lot of time with images on Wikimedia. And I think both of these make things easier and take only a little bit of extra time. (Especially if you use Twinkle) — trlkly 03:46, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for saying that to me, I try to do my best. I just put URL of the PDF from which the vector logo was extracted in the Non-free media data box. --RaphaelQS (talk) 13:54, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

File sources[edit]

RaphaelQS, you need to start adding a url to the files you upload or I will mark them for deletion for no source. I noticed it with the University of Richmond seal, and I noticed you didn't do it for another one. When I look through your uploads, I see it is a common thing of yours to not include them. I would hate for all of the files you uploaded to be deleted simply because you didn't add a source. Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 02:26, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Please also learn the difference between a non-free image and a public domain image. This file is clearly in the public domain. Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 02:33, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
Hello, most of the time the source is simply the organization (college, university...). --RaphaelQS (talk) 02:44, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
I realize that, but an exact link to the source (usually a brand guide) helps verify it... Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 02:46, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
Oh, I see, thanks! --RaphaelQS (talk) 02:47, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

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Sir Charles Chaplin[edit]

Hi Raphael. Is there a good reason you moved Chaplin's "Sir" from "honorific_prefix" into his name? Strictly speaking a "Sir" is a style to which knights are entitled, like the more lowly "Mr" for ordinary folk. Regards, Martin of Sheffield (talk) 12:26, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Hello. This is simply style, "honorific_prefix" is for things like "The Right Honourable", and "Sir" is part of the "name" field. For example: Ninian Stephen --RaphaelQS (talk) 12:35, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
Hi, as a practical issue I can see the point. Not sure I fully agree, but it's not worth an argument. Thanks for the response. Martin of Sheffield (talk) 12:54, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Non-free vs. Public domain images[edit]

RaphaelQS, please learn the difference between a WP:Non-free image and a WP:Public domain image. The example would be the University of Pittsburgh wordmark that you recently uploaded. Something simple as text is in the Public Domain and therefore not a Non-free image with a copyright. I know you also probably hated when I tagged the file with 'no source', but until you can get thru to your head that every. single. upload. needs a source, I will continue to tag the files. Resulting in not doing so and continuing to upload without a source could get you blocked. Also, please optimize your files by removing unnecessaru coding. This saves space and therefore doesn't make the images too big (KBs or MBs, etc.). Thanks, Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 04:23, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

"I know you also probably hated when I tagged the file" don't worry about that, I don't mind at all. I always forget about putting the source, when you flag a file this reminds me to do it so it's cool. --RaphaelQS (talk) 06:11, 15 February 2017 (UTC)


Hi. Regarding your revert of my removal of the uncited date of birth given for Patty Jenkins in that article, per WP:USERG, websites w/ user-generated info like IMDb are not considered reliable under WP:USERG.

Also, such information must be accompanied by inline citations of reliable sources, per WP:V, WP:CS, et al. Having accumulated nearly 9,000 edits since 2013, I assume you're aware of this by now. In any event, please do not add material to articles without citations. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 13:31, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't know that IMDb was user-generated. --RaphaelQS (talk) 13:41, 5 June 2017 (UTC)
No worries. However, I should point out that the new source you added to the article supports only the 1971 birth year, and not the birth month nor birth date. When you add a source, please make sure it supports all the information you add or re-add to an article. Thanks again. Nightscream (talk) 16:05, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Please help add Coat of Arms on the regional page of University of Salford[edit]索爾福德大學

Thanks:) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Upinel (talkcontribs) 03:25, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Updating Council on Foreign Relations's Board of Directors[edit]

Hello RaphaelQS,

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has recently made changes to its Board of Directors[1].

Would you be available/willing to update our Wikipedia page for us? I work at CFR and noticed you recently made edits to our page (thank you). I'm happy to make the edits myself, but I'd like to follow proper protocol by going through a third-party Wikipedian.

Thank you!

Dkingsmill (talk) 13:49, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Request for Comment (RFC) notification[edit]

Hello, RaphaelQS. An RFC has been opened that may be of interest to you. It can be found by the article's name in this list and the actual discussion can be found on Template talk:Infobox university, in case you wish to participate. Thank you for your contributions. Eden5 (talk) 03:18, 18 August 2017 (UTC)


First off, thanks for replacing that logo with an SVG. I do have a source question, though. Did you find a vector version of the logo, or did you just manually recreate the original JPG logo as an SVG? I do not see a vector logo on the URL you list as the source.

It is a a good SVG that matches the JPG, so I think it's a good image. But knowing the exact source for files used under Fair Use is considered quite important on Wikipedia. So I'm just checking.

I will be happy to edit the source based on what you tell me here, if you do not want to bother with it. But I'd like to know.

Thanks again! — trlkly 20:11, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello the seal was extracted from this PDF: --RaphaelQS (talk) 20:23, 19 August 2017 (UTC)