User talk:Voxphoto

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Welcome

Thank you for writing about the Mamiya. Please stick around and write more! -- Hoary 09:14, 26 October 2007 (EDT)

adding to google group chat

Forgot to reply, yes i'd like to be added to the google group you linked to in my talk page. --Morinaka 07:23, 24 March 2011 (PDT)

List of "good" wiki pages

I started a page to list "model" Camera-wiki articles, and I'd like anyone who stumbles across a really nice, complete, well-illustrated article to add it to that page. We may be able to use this a source for rotating "recommended" articles on our Main Page. Thanks! --Vox 11:32, 24 March 2011 (PDT)

Lenses?

Are we adding lens pages as well, particularly for rare items? -- Rvolpe 17:48, 15 April 2011 (PDT)

Some lens pages exist already, but I don't see a lot of reason to write up the bulk of typical lenses. I'd want to prioritize the more unusual & historically significant ones: Voigtländer Zoomar, Zeiss "Olympic" Sonnar 180mm, Vivitar solid Catadioptric lenses, Canon "dream" f/0.95 …you get the picture. --Vox 18:13, 15 April 2011 (PDT)

Thank You

Hey man, thanks for re-directing me to here. I'll get on transfering all the Voiglander info I put up over at that other place. -Ryan

byline

image_by=

I forget which exactly atm but I knowing a few peoples real name but it is not listed on flickr, so should we use the real name? I also recall a few people with multiple flickr account usernames... with diff byline on cw, but I know it same person. shhh even I have multiple flickr user account name...Tkmedia 21:48, 23 July 2011 (PDT)

Yeah, there are a few situations which don't fit into our system very neatly. Not too many I hope. Some of what is credited to Category:Image by Voxphoto is actually hosted in the Camerawiki account; so you see I added an additional link to the Category:Image by Voxphoto page. However, the two account IDs means the "images added to the Camera-wiki.org photo pool" hotlink is incomplete; it only includes one account. I'm not sure how to fix that.
A couple of times, I have Flickrmailed people asking how they would like their credit to appear—particularly if it seems like they will have a lot of photos appearing in the wiki. Usually I assume that if they leave their real name off Flickr, they prefer it that way. But really, I'd just say "pick something sensible and be consistent." I always check this category list to make sure their credit hasn't appeared in some other form already. I try to catch examples where the person has been credited under different names and change image_by= credits to the one already used on the majority of pages. If you come across cases like this, feel free to edit the page where the "wrong" name appears so the image-by link works correctly. --Vox 06:59, 24 July 2011 (PDT)

Checking Flickr Links

Going back to 4,650 for a re-check.

How are you dealing with auto account creation spam?

We are getting hammered by it at WikiIndex.org. Best, MarkDilley

Steve installed some kind of Captcha add-on for account creation; but we still get a dozen bogus accounts created a week. A couple of the admins leave greetings on the talk pages of new accounts and if there's no contribs or answer after a few days we block the account. Since accounts can't be truly deleted in MediaWiki, Steve comes along later and merges the dead accounts into one single account, "Spammer." --Vox 16:07, 15 November 2011 (PST)

Leica R4-R7

You have added the R4 image, thank you. How about adding the R5, R6, & R7 images and redirecting these pages? - DesmondW 09:06, 8 January 2012 (PST)

Vox, before acting on this, please see my new comment at the foot of User talk:DesmondW, and any discussion that it brings. -- Hoarier 16:14, 8 January 2012 (PST)

Typically the author of an article will select images which best illustrate what they want to highlight by searching our Flickr pool—for example, here's a search for the R5. Our help page on adding images gives more information on how to include an image within an article, although I apologize that we need to do some ugly workarounds to cope with Flickr's idiosyncrasies.
On the question of whether to combine models into one article (and add redirects), or describe each separately, that is a matter of personal judgement. If most features are similar, it's simplest to write one article. But splitting into separate pages isn't wrong, if there is a lot to say about each individual model. Either way, it's important to go back to the master page of the manufacturer, and make sure all the listed models are wiki-linked to the relevant page. --Vox 18:39, 8 January 2012 (PST)
I agree. I start expansion of Bronica 6x6 FP MF articles on one page (which original was made because lack of content on separate models). But I started adding content to the page. sentence by sentence just got scrambled and confused for me to write so many models on one page. So I broke them out to independent model pages again. --Tkmedia 00:37, 15 January 2012 (PST)

Punctuation

Vox please don't add unnecessary punctuation to articles. Punctuation is to be used sparingly, to clarify, and not just scattered. Thank you DesmondW 01:30, 28 January 2012 (PST)

Punctuation by grouping phrases into logical units often improves readability.
Punctuation, by grouping phrases into logical units, often improves readability.
Brief sentences require little punctuation.
On the broader question of having others revise your work, I began a comment here. Note that it happens to all of us. --Vox 08:46, 28 January 2012 (PST)
Punctuation should only be added if it's grammatical, not on a whim (and the example you have just given is excellent). Brief sentences introduce the punctuation of full stops, making longer texts disjointed and hard to read. Certainly in the introduction short sentences are desirable, but in the body of an article with necessarily longer text then longer sentences, with appropriate punctuation, are easier to read.
No one style applies to all writing. Best wishes - DesmondW 05:41, 29 January 2012 (PST)

FIAMMA

Hi Vox, just created this new page: Fiamma, I wish you could kindly revise the text, I feel uncomfortable with the form I gave it. Many thanks--Kavavide 08:02, 1 March 2012 (PST)

Ampersand

Why don't you like the ampersand? It is often useful & can add variety in place of repetitive "and" --DesmondW 10:36, 16 March 2012 (PDT)

See Wikipedia's style guide which is consistent with most usage guides. The abbreviation isn't needed in regular prose, although it's correct in some company names like Burke & James. --Vox 10:58, 16 March 2012 (PDT)

Hello

Has this site gone to sleep? I sent a message to Hoarier which fell on deaf ears--DesmondW (talk) 12:10, 1 February 2013 (PST)

removed image

Hello, I added a photo in the 'Zenit' page, but now the image was removed do you know why? thank you very much

^^ Please check the edit history of the page for an idea as to why they were removed :) Kong Zi (talk) 02:00, 17 January 2014 (PST)

I responded here: User talk:Masfoto‎  :) --Dustin McAmera (talk) 03:29, 17 January 2014 (PST)