User talk:Wesha

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Hi there - welcome to WikiFur, and thanks for adding XianJaguar! Let me know on my user talk page if you need any help. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 03:25, 14 Aug 2005 (UTC)


If you have the hard proof of Caitians being involved in the furry fandom in the form of a website link and the images somewhere that can be seen, then please provide them here. --Markus 14:06, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Hmm. Somehow I thought my word is enough for everybody in the furry community; obviously I'm wrong. I indeed have a few photos of a Caitian girl showing up near the end of FC 2002 (or was it 2003?), but I'm out of town right now and thus do not have access to my photo CDs. If you don't trsut me and still need the proof, email me privately; I'm not planning to release these photos for general public viewing. --Wesha.
It's more a matter of something publically known and visible. Much like how most of the infamous Sibe article was written and debated using pages that chronicled his activities, pages that are even linked in the article itself. --Markus 14:31, 15 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I'm stating that I saw a Trekkie canadian girl wearing furry makeup at the closing of FC2002 or 2003. I talked to her. I have her photos in the outfit. I strongly believe she represented a Caitian, as well as can be done through the means of tail and makeup. If my word is not enough for you, I can present the photos next weekend, though I find it quite insulting. --Wesha.

Psst! Wiki markup for HTML links is only one set of square brackets, not two. :-) --Dmuth 19:52, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)


I notice you've been undoing my work towards documenting and linking the regional furry groups in Australia. Please stop doing this. You can find a generic article about a city anywhere on the web, but articles about its local furry scene are rare or nonexistent, and much more useful to the readers of Wikifur. If it helps, think of Australian regions as being named after their capital cities rather than their states (as seems to be the US custom). They're more similar to the Florida Furs or SoCalFurs articles. --Sebkha 01:23, 9 Sep 2005 (UTC)

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Image:Rusfurrence 2001.jpg, Image:Rusfurrence2006.jpg

Hello Wesha,

This is in regards to Image:Rusfurrence 2001.jpg and Image:Rusfurrence2006.jpg. They have not been tagged with a copyright status. This can be a complicated area, so I can try to help if you need any. The Wikipedia Image use policy may give some background, but it isn't policy here.

To deal with this image, there are a few choices:

  • If you are the copyright holder, release it under a free license, for example:
  • If you are asserting that this image is usable under fair use, add an appropriate fair use tag. A very basic summary is that fair use is used for commentary, criticism and review on the image when no free image could be used instead. Some fair use tags are:
    • Logos: {{logo}}
    • Covers: {{Cover}}
    • Comic panels: {{Comic-panel}}
  • If the image is already under a free license, provide information on the license, and tag the image if you can.
  • If you would like the image to be deleted, ask any administrator

To see a list of current copyright tags available on WikiFur, see Category:Image copyright tags If the copyright status is not resolved, the image may be deleted.

Unless you have a question for me specifically, I'd prefer responses on the page for the image. --Rat 21:46, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Category for Uncle Kage

You added Category:Uncle Kage to three images. This is essentially creating a category about a person and I'm not sure if it's a precedent we want to start here on WikiFur (and I noticed you didn't actually create the category, nor add any regular articles to it, e.g. Uncle Kage). I wouldn't mind seeing what the other admins have to say about it but I am curious as to your purpose and whether you intend to do the same for other notable people. --mwalimu 16:31, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

I simply do the same thing we do in WikiCommons: I tag images according to what's pictured on them. You might want to create some special category structure for that purpose, like "Image Tags/Uncle Kage", etc., but that's the gist of it. No, I did not specifically create this category because he is a notable person -- again, the only purpose is tagging, so we can quickly find all the images with Uncle Kage present in them. According to that, there will be such tagging categories as "Fursuits", "Fox characters", etc. I'm not specifically looking to take the job of tagging every single image, but at least I can plant the seeds of change =^.^= -- Wesha 18:38, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
The idea certainly has merit, but I was and perhaps still am a little skeptical about using a category for that purpose. A little poking around led me to Category:Images, which shows something of the sort is already being done for some types of images, though not yet on the scale you're proposing. The closest thing to it so far is the Category:Convention photographs subctegories. There is also already a Category:Fursuit photographs. I can see where categories for persons and characters-by-species would be good additions. One thing I would suggest, however, is adding the word "photographs" to the category name, i.e. [[Category:Uncle Kage photographs]], so it's immediately evident that it's an image category and not a general category. It would probably be a good idea to go ahead and create any intermediate level categories needed to include it somewhere in the current Category:Images heirarchy. Does that sound reasonable? --mwalimu 21:20, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
The idea here on WikiFur is that each image is used on an article; I'm not sure that categorizing images in such detail would be particularly useful. -- Sine 21:24, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
Categorization of categories is shown by putting categories inside other categories, not by listing the entire structure in the category name. --Rat 02:24, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Those methods are not necessarily mutually exclusive. -- Wesha 02:26, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

ru.wikifur

Registered =^.^=

  1. can I has admeen rollez plz? :))
  2. interwiki works from ru to en but not the other way?
  3. how do we transfer images from here to commons? There are quite a few that we need to share. -- Wesha 13:24, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
I also have this question regarding file transfert on WikiFur Commons (how do we name this website, by the way?). Is that possible to keep image history while transferring? Also, what about page history, that we have to export then import (which requires sysop rights on Commons) to not to violate GFDL license? Diti (talk to the penguin) 14:14, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
  1. Yes, just be careful with them. No running with scissors!
  2. It does for now, yes. I will ask. In the worst case, we can fix it up fairly easily with pywikipediabot at a later date. es: and ru: have now been added on furry.wikia.com. I will be using User:ReaperBot to apply interwiki links.
  3. I recommend using pywikipediabot's imagetransfer.py using wikifur-family.py. It adds a digest of page history for GFDL compliance. I have enabled sysop access, though you may create a bot account if you prefer (let me know and I will add it to the bot group).
Right now, it is called the pool wiki, or the shared image wiki. There has also been a suggestion of calling it the furpile, though I am unsure whether that would work or not. --GreenReaper(talk) 14:42, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

article about ATSA and/or FEF?

I noticed you added Annual Talent Support Award to XianJaguar article. Wondering if info about that Award should be included in a WikiFur article about Furry Emergency Fund? --EarthFurst 22:20, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Pool not working?

See my change: Love_Can_Be_Different. Worked in RU but not here... -- Wesha 00:30, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

That is because the pool is not used by Wikia-hosted wikis. You must upload the image here as well. This limitation will only be removed once migration has been completed. --GreenReaper(talk) 03:15, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Also, stuff from Wikicommons does properly show on Pool, but not on RU? -- Wesha 15:25, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
Not really sure where you got that idea. It shouldn't show up anywhere, because we're not linked to Wikimedia Commons. --GreenReaper(talk) 05:17, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh I got it. Somebody helpfully uploaded Image:Red copyright.svg from commons to here... I was wondering because my Template:Message box designs from wiki* started working here magically... But! The main question was: why copyright image shows on http://pool.wikifur.com/wiki/Image:Simba_pic.jpg and not on http://ru.wikifur.com/wiki/%D0%98%D0%B7%D0%BE%D0%B1%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5:Simba_pic.jpg ? The image is in the pool, so it puzzles me... -- Wesha 15:43, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Well, it does show up for me. :-) Maybe you need to force a refresh/clear cache? --GreenReaper(talk) 15:51, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Again, you sure the red © shows in the message box on http://ru.wikifur.com/wiki/%D0%98%D0%B7%D0%BE%D0%B1%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5:Simba_pic.jpg ? Doesn't for me, and I tried it in IE and it turns out it tries to get http://ru.wikifur.com/w/images/thumb/1/1d/Red_copyright.svg/60px-Red_copyright.svg.png -- which is weird... -- Wesha 15:56, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I see what you mean. No, it is not visible, the template is pointing to a local URL (that's the thumbnail for the image). Looks like a MediaWiki bug. --GreenReaper(talk) 16:05, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
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