User talk:Wil Davis

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Welcome![edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Wil Davis, welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for registering an account with Wikipedia. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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License tagging for Image:Braunton Station 03.jpg[edit]

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Ilfracombe Branch Line[edit]

Hi Wil.

Thanks for adding the photo of Braunton to the Ilfracombe Branch Line article. You have already discovered how 'interesting' it is to arrange images in WP articles, so you'll appreciate that someone will need to re-arrange what you've added (but that is the nature of WP, so don't worry about it!)

The real reason for dropping you a note is that I have a problem with the copyright date on your photo, which clearly shows no track. Now track-lifting didn't take place until 1975 (check the article and references) so your 1972 date doesn't make sense, although I could believe late 1975. Could you double-check the date, please?

While we're on the subject of copyright, you MUST provide the appropriate usage information for your photo (as described in the automated message above) or it WILL be deleted (automatically) within 7 days. This is not a threat, this is how WP works. Feel free to drop me a question on my talk page if you like, and I'll see if I can help.

Cheers --EdJogg 09:49, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi again. The following is the reply I posted on my talk page, in case you haven't yet got the hang of using the watchlist to see that I'd replied (took me a few days to realise how useful it is!!). Cheers EdJogg 00:44, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi Wil. Yes, it would be worth scanning your photos and adding some, at least, to the article. We need to be careful that the article is not overwhelmed by pictures though, as there are already quite a few there. (I find it really surprising that I'm saying that – when I started the article I thought I'd be hard-pressed to find ANY!) The point is that there isn't a great deal of text there (yet), and WP doesn't like picture-heavy articles. There are a lot of Ilfracombe pictures at present, but they will move to the Ilfracombe Station article, when I get around to writing it. Unfortunately, I don't think there's really enough encyclopedic information about Wrafton or Braunton stations for either to have its own article, so any pictures must be proportional to the available text.
May I suggest you investigate storing your photos in the WikiCommons area. Images uploaded to Wikipedia are expected to be used in articles, and any orphaned ones may be removed. However, images in the Commons area are available for anyone to copy into WP, and there are no restrictions on whether the pictures are used or not. Hence that may be the best place for your collection. Sorry for being vague, but I've only uploaded a single image so far, despite having started editing last June!
Another consideration is that there may well be other articles that can use your photos, and they're much more likely to be found if in appropriate categories in 'Commons'.
Hope that makes sense - my brain went to sleep ages ago. :o)
Cheers -- EdJogg 00:44, 10 February 2007 (UTC)


Got your email, thanks, just hadn't got round to replying, sorry. The layout for Ilfracombe Branch Line is fine now, that is apart from the lack of text about Braunton Station! And I note you've started using 'commons' - I took three rolls of film at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, and not one pic has been added to traction engine yet!!! Must get round to it!

I think you've got the hang of the image alignment now, but the best thing to do is note any articles that have an interesting/nice layout and copy the techniques. The following may be of interest:

  • Bideford – uses a 'gallery' box (as does Ilfracombe Station in the branch line article. D'Oh!!)
  • Wadebridge – very nice layout - has a continuous line of photos on the right-hand side, under the info box, with all the text on the left. I think it works really well (much better than the gallery approach)
  • List of UK railfan jargon – an alternative technique, where there is no requirement to align photos with specific headings. The photos at the start of this article are in a table, which is defined before any of the text. Very easy to insert new photos (they are in A-Z order of subject matter referred to).

EdJogg 12:05, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Howdy Wil[edit]

The use of the {{helpme}} tag is supposed to be a tag to place on your own user talk page, and then someone monitoring the placement of the tags will come help you. It shouldn't be put on someone elses user page. Speaking of which, it's generally taboo to edit someone else's userpage; it's much more acceptable to leave them a message on their usertalk page. I made the same mistake earlier this month hehe :)

As to your question, I believe you go to the Image: page and hit the "edit" button, where you will be able to update the copyright date. GofG ||| Contribs 17:30, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Hehe it's fine :) I'm just glad to see a new contributer who's actually bold. When I started editing I didn't really do anything. I was too afraid :). GofG ||| Contribs 18:34, 9 February 2007 (UTC)