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I'm doing a report on Dr. Angela Meyer!!!

Image Upload

Hold off on uploading images until I have a chance to give you some instructions.

That image might be usable (expired copyright), but you did not provide a valid source (the Google images link is unacceptable) or copyright status. All material is protected by U.S. copyright law. I'll need to show you how to find usable images.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 18:52, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Okay what do I do? Do I need to delete the photo?

You cant delete images once they're uploaded. Only the admins have the ability. I deleted it for you.
You were close to figuring it out, but use the (Upload image) link on the left menu. You had uploaded that file to the English-only site.
Here's a similar image (if not the same) with an expired copyright.

The link above should be included as the "Source" when you upload, and the following text inserted as "Copyright Status".

"This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, Canada, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years."

Then put the name of the file on your page after the "image:" tag - (image:example.jpg)

--Ashcraft - (talk) 23:47, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

NOAA Image

would this work as a .gov picture?

--KRiStA 00:53, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes indeed - good find!
Copy the text for the picture into the "Summary" field during upload and for Copyright Status - "This image is public domain because it was first published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration".

--Ashcraft - (talk) 00:56, 21 October 2008 (UTC)


I found a picture of a preserved Vampire squid. It was on flickr though. So if I asked permission to use it...would it be okay or can I not use flickr? The link was --KRiStA 20:27, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

If they give you permission - yes.
Some photos on Flickr are usable. You have to use the advanced search page and choose "Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content". Then you'd provide the link to the specific CC license for that photo in your Copyright Status field when uploading. The link that says - Some rights reserved directs to the CC license.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 21:11, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Can I use this?

Can I use this? It says it's under the creative commons license but I'm not sure if i can use this one because it says I have to put the copyright owners name with the photo or something. I just want to make sure.--KRiStA 03:52, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes - All Creative Commons License documents require attribution. That requirement is satisfied by including that information (source, etc.) during upload.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 13:08, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

My internet is down

My internet is down. I'm at the library but I can't save the picture. Can I come in, in the morning and put it on my page then?--KRiStA 22:15, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Sure. I usually get there at 7.--Ashcraft - (talk) 22:17, 26 October 2008 (UTC)


[edit] Creation Apologetics research topic Mr. Ashcraft...would it be okay to do my 2nd creation Apologetics research paper on neptune. I thought it be a good one because there is a lot of information on it...and it seems that evolutionists are making an excuse that Neptune was a "mistake" and it's not supposed to be there. Neptune shows a lot of proof for a young earth too. So, would it be okay for me to do Neptune?--KRiStA 18:28, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

There's already a fairly detailed paper written about neptune.
There are many astronomy topics - maybe another planet - but most of them in our solar system have already been done. --Ashcraft - (talk) 19:17, 1 November 2008 (UTC)


Mr. Ashcraft, We don't have school on tuesday, so is it okay if the biology section is due wednesday. I know you like it the day before, but everyone is freaking out because they can't finish it on time. (Especially the people that are in both creation apologetics and biology) So would it be okay if it was due wednesday. PLEASE! =c --KRiStA 22:45, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes - the only time I'd expect it the day before is if you are missing school for some reason - but if there is no school that day - it would be due the following day. Spread the word...--Ashcraft - (talk) 22:49, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Photo use

sidewinder photo can i use this photo? It's from NPS.--KRiStA 00:09, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

license question for photo if I found a photo under this license can i place it on my page?--KRiStA 00:22, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes to both.

The NPS photo is public domain. For copyright status state:

"This image is public domain because it was first published by the U.S. National Park Service.

For the CC photo state:

Creative Commons License Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

--Ashcraft - (talk) 06:18, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Page edits

Mr. Ashcraft. Someone added a bunch of stuff to my catastrophic plate tectonics page and they changed all of my headings...and it has the NSCS banner on it asking them not to change it. What do I do? The persons username is Cpcjr--KRiStA 03:22, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I reverted the edits and notified the author. He must not have noticed...--Ashcraft - (talk) 03:37, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Creation Apologetics

Our C.A. project supposed to be two pages right? --KRiStA 01:16, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes - thats correct.. --Ashcraft - (talk) 03:52, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Image size

Anything below 500KB is perfectly OK.

The site warns you about the size of the file you are uploading if it exceeds 150KB, but dont worry about that. We want big version of images uploaded. Most images that I upload are bigger than 150KB.

If its more than 1MB, then open it in Paint or some other image editor and reduce the size.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 03:51, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Cushion Star

Mr. Ashcraft, is it okay if I do my next project on the cusion star? --KRiStA 04:40, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

The Cushion Star appears to be an extremely common name that refers to species from multiple starfish genera. That will almost certainly cause you trouble - I would recommend against it. Pteraster may be the most common genus referred to a Cushion stars, but almost every site I check seems to list a different species name.

  • Oreaster reticulatus
  • Pteraster tesselatus
  • Culcita novaeguineae
  • Patiriella parvivipara
  • Pentaceraster cumingi
  • Asterina gibbosa

Cushion star (Zo["o]l.) a pentagonal starfish belonging to Goniaster, Astrogonium, and other allied genera; -- so called from its form.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 05:40, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Razor clam

Could I do the razor clam then? Ensis ensis --KRiStA 18:54, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Done - this is also a common name for a diverse group, but I was able to peg it to a specific taxa - superfamily Solenoidea which contains two families known as razor clams and jackknife clams.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 19:38, 31 January 2009 (UTC)


Can i do the walking stick insect? I checked and I couldn't find any articles on it. Also, when is the project due?--KRiStA 03:13, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

I already set up the Razor clam (Superfamily: Solenoidea) --Ashcraft - (talk) 03:22, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

oh sorry I thought you meant someone had done it.... okay. Thanks Mr. Ashcraft!--KRiStA 04:04, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


Mr. Ashcraft...I am doing the jackknife clam and I was wondering if I was doing the species Ensis directus or Siliqua patula? They have completely different means of reproduction and obviously the taxonomy is different. Can you tell me which one am I doing? --KRiStA 23:33, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Your assigned taxa is shown on the NSCS page. Both of those species likely belong to the same Superfamily.
Razor clam (Superfamily: Solenoidea)
For the taxonomy box, you should list the two families and their genera.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 01:04, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

i only found one public domain image

i only found one public domain image of Purple Needlegrass but if i put a link to a page full of pictures on my page will that be ok? --KRiStA 23:17, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

The copyright images on the USDA site may be "freely used" for non commerical purposes, you simply must notify the holder.

Include the full text of the usage requirement - along with the link to that page for your "copyright status"

Copyright Status

Any use of copyrighted images requires notification of the copyright holder, though they may be freely used for any non-commercial purpose. Commercial use must be disclosed to and conditions of use negotiated with the copyright holder. Use by non-profit organizations in connection with fund-raising or product sales is considered commercial use. If you want to use this picture in any way, please contact Gary A. Monroe.

Please credit the artist, original publication if applicable, and the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database. The following format is suggested and will be appreciated:

Gary A. Monroe @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

--Ashcraft - (talk) 00:17, 24 April 2009 (UTC)


Hey Mr. Ashcraft! Is it ok if I do my Human A&P wiki on the disorder of dyslexia?

Sounds good.

p.s. Remember to sign messages...

--Ashcraft - (talk) 01:50, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Image Help

Mr. Ashcraft, I don't know how to place pictures on the right or place in the pictures that have the captions with them. Can you help me out? My page is the Dyslexia page. --KRiStA 02:38, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Help pages have been constructed for almost any conceivable need a user might have. The image help page contains that info. --Ashcraft - (talk) 12:39, 25 October 2009 (UTC)


Here's the help page.

I set it up and did your first reference. Note that a "ref name" tag is used if the reference is used more than once.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 01:51, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

multiples in referenceing

dear mr. Ashcraft I have the normal formatting down. I'm doing the </ref> name= <ref> tag; refs with no content must have a name part but i don't think i understand the directions for doing multiples because its not putting everything under the same number.--KRiStA 03:21, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

That's what it supposed to do... I finished the first reference using the name= tag. Look at it now (Limbic system).

--Ashcraft - (talk) 13:46, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

i'm stuck...again

I copied the exact thing you did and i double checked everything. Everythings in the right place it looks like but its still not registering. I am so confused. The directions don't make sense to me. I tried copying and pasteing everything that seemed right. I copied exactly what you put thats working on the page. I think i must be cursed or something. I can't get this to work. Limbic System--KRiStA 04:10, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Not exactly... One minor difference is significant.

The history can be very helpful in examining such cases. I failed to mention that yesterday..

Here's the change I just made to fix yours.

Here's my changes before.

You dont use the backslash when first naming the ref - only on subsequent uses of the name.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 14:54, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Ames Lab this is for the U.S. Dept. of Energy, but it also says something about Iowa State or something...can you check to see if this is ok? Terbium picture --KRiStA 17:48, 29 November 2010 (PST)

The "Ames Lab" is a U.S. Department of Energy facility that is operated at Iowa State. Their work falls into the Public Domain.

I have deleted the original "sample" image that was on your page - it should have been replaced with that image, but had not been uploaded at the Pool. Use the following filename for the picture and it should render on your page without having to modify the code.

Sample of Terbium.jpg

--Ashcraft - (talk) 17:59, 29 November 2010 (PST)

Change image

Mr. Ashcraft, I don't see the link anymore for making the picture (Terbium) a better resolution. Is that only for admin?--KRiStA 18:53, 2 December 2010 (PST)

The link is only visible from the image description page on the Pool. Look for a link beneath the image for its "description page", and you'll find the link for "upload newer version" there.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 20:39, 2 December 2010 (PST)


Hi Mr. Ashcraft. Can you set up my Dichlorodifluoromethane page when you get a chance? ^_^ thank you! --KRiStA 17:38, 20 January 2011 (PST)



--Ashcraft - (talk) 21:55, 20 January 2011 (PST)