User talk:Uspn

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So, what say you?

New Photo Matching Service[edit]

Hi there,

I'm contacting you because you listed yourself at Wikipedia:Wikipedians/Photographers. You might be interested in a new wikiproject page that lists photographers and articles that need photos by location. The page is located at Wikipedia:Photo Matching Service or WP:PMS GabrielF 00:17, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Use of the minor edit tag[edit]

I wanted to let you know that you are overusing the minor edit tag. It should only be used for minor changes such as spelling and grammar which do not alter meaning or content. Your edits were fine. I just wanted to let you know the tag has a very restricted scope. Novangelis (talk) 16:18, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Chichén Itzá[edit]

I can see the value of showing the unrestored side, but now I'm curious, what do you mean by with more height/visibility? --Dschwen 22:32, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Istanbul Sea Buses Logo.JPG[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Istanbul Sea Buses Logo.JPG. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of "file" pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk) 04:24, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Included image in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%B0DO , so that it is no longer an orphan.uspn (talk) 15:14, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Aerial photo for Atatürk Olympic Stadium[edit]

Atatürk_Olympic_Stadium I added a comment for the article, I agree and think you should re-add your photo Edw400 (talk) 19:17, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Photos[edit]

Just dropped by to say you take some good photos. Thanks for improving Wikipedia with them :) Arsenikk (talk) 21:53, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! It's nice to be of some use. #8D) uspn (talk) 18:27, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hello. This is a personal message to you so you can delete this after you read it. You removed my section on akh tamar island. That was my first attemp to write that part thats why it was not looking good that time. I checked your photo blog. Since you went to the Eastern part of the Turkey maybe it will be very interesting to you learn much more about the history of eastern Anatolia. First you can check the Norwegian state archive since I think you are from Norway. http://www.arkivverket.no/webfelles/armenia/bodil.html she was a norwegian missionary and she was there when Armenian genocide took place. There are many good photos and her stories.

Secondly I see that you took a picture of the church of apostoles at Kars. That church converted to a mosque. But the story of that church is not finished here. When the Turkish government converted the church to a mosque the whole interior of the church was destroyed. All of the reliefs and incredible paintings. Several years ago when a tourist convoy from Armenia visited Turkey they wanted to pray inside the church but the authorities did not allow them and told them that this is a Turkish mosque you are not allowed here. Apart from that church you called the statue which is a little bit away from the church as an ugly sculpture. Do you know the intention of that sculpture ? That statue built by Mehmet Aksoy. He is a Turkish sculptor. The statue is not finished yet. The main theme of this sculpture is to apologize Armenians because of the genocide took place around 1915. There are two humans in the statue. One of them is looking down with guilt and the other one is reaching out his hand to him and forgiving him. This statue is so big that it can be seen from the Armenian side also. But guesss what ? The Turkish government decided to demolish that statue with no reason. The demolision decision was made last month. The statue will be demolished like the Taliban demolished Buda status. Mehmet Aksoy is one of the brave artists in Turkey who is not afraid of the government. http://asbarez.com/92769/kars-municipality-votes-to-demolish-friendship-statue/

Ali55te (talk) 23:11, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Cushion plant[edit]

Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
Thanks for replacing my blurry old image from a garden with a nicer one from the plant's natural habitat. Thanks also for all the image improvements you've been making. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:25, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
My pleasure. #8D) uspn (talk) 16:42, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Romanesque architecture and San Gimignano[edit]

  • When choosing images that are going into a gallery within an article, I spend hours sifting through pics, in order to find groups of pictures that look well together. The considerations are colour, lighting, sky, scale, angle etc etc. The chosen picture of San Gimignano sat well in the gallery in which it was placed. Your replacement image did not.
  • I have reverted your changes to spelling in the San Gimignano article. Please don't change consistently English spelling to US spelling. In English verbs that end with a single consonant, the consonant is doubled before "ed" and "ing".
I retained the corrections that you made
  • I also retained the lead pic, but you need to be aware that although the foreground in that picture is sharp, it is not the true subject of the picture. If one wishes to illustrate the town itself, then it is preferable to have the buildings in better focus than the foreground. It's a good shot, of a town within a landscape, but the subject is essentially "Landscape with Hill Town", rather than "San Gimignano".
  • With regards to the deletion of the quote, as a major art contributor, I am going to keep on saying this:
The Wikipedia Manual of Style is not set in cement.
In every category of object, there are some which require superlatives, or descriptions which, in lesser cases, would be considered overstated or, in Wikipedia terms, PEACOCK.
For example: When describing the planet Jupiter, it is reasonable to use the superlative "largest". It would be inadequate to describe it as "a large planet in our solar system", since it is beyond doubt the largest.
Among painters, it is quite unnecessary to say "Ghirlandaio was a famous painter of the 15th century". It is sufficient to say that he was a painter. On the other hand, it is necessary to say that "Leonardo da Vinci is the most famous painter of the 15th century. His fame became a phenomena within his own lifetime and has lasted unabated until the 21st century." The fame of Leonardo outstrips that of every other artist that has ever existed, even Michelangelo.
Other subjects which fit into the "superlative category" for different reasons include: the Taj Mahal, La Sagrada Familia, Marilyn Monroe, Mahatma Ghandi, Hitler, the Mona Lisa, Michelangelo's David, Cleopatra, William Shakespeare, "Harry Potter".
One of the ways of effectively describing a "unique" subject in Wikipedia terms is to use an apt quotation. Hence that quotation which tries to sum up in a single word the effect of that amazing town as one drives towards it.

Amandajm (talk) 00:20, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments. I think that the photo you chose is just fine as the lead pic in that article. It gives a good impression of the way the town looks as you approach it.
Thanks also for your comments about other hill towns. I must say I am very envious of your walk! Was it a pilgrimage?
As for "unforgettable"..... well it sounds as if your whole experience must have been "unforgettable"..... and perhaps some of the towns were more "unforgettable" in other ways.
I found San Gimignano wonderfully welcoming in 1981 and 1992. By the time I took my youngest son there in 2003 it had become much more tourist oriented and the people were beginning to take on the more cynical attitude found at other tourist venues. 1992 was, however, totally unforgettable! See: San Gimignano Red
Re the gallery pics, I actually spend a lot of time cropping, straightening and sometimes adjusting the tone of the sky to make galleries that look good as a group.
I continually come up against the problem of knowing exactly what building I want to illustrate and not being able to find a picture, or else having only a picture that is out of focus or has the dreaded white truck in front of the doorway.
Amandajm (talk) 00:04, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Willemstad[edit]

I have reverted your edits because first of all, I did not messed up the climate data. The previous one is from a low quality source while the one that I added is from a better source since it is data from the national meteorological service for this region. Furthermore all of the language links are provided by Wikidata so it is not necessary to put in all those language links.Ssbbplayer (talk) 20:26, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Ok, I don't know what happened, but the climate table that was on the page when I visited it earlier today just did not render properly on my screen, so I went back and reverted to a version that looked all right. It seems okay now, though, so if you say that these data are better, you are probably right. I'm sorry about the confusion and extra work I gave you. The language links were there before, and not originally added by me. uspn (talk) 20:35, 6 May 2013 (UTC)