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On linking

As a more or less reply to your post on Narf's talk page: if you want to link to a file (image or sound), or a category, without displaying it, type an ":" before the link: [[:Image:Maedhros_sketch.jpeg|the image ''Maedhros sketch'' by the wonderful Ivanneth]]. Also, you can sign your posts with ~~~~.

And an actual reply to your proposal of giving Ivanneth an article... that's going to be tricky, unless you can think of a way to disambiguate it. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:33, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

I hope editing is the way to answer, sorry I'm n00b to wiki ;)
I don't know what do you mean about the links - I see no images enabled, just text with links to image/site and this is what I wanted to add. I didn't mean to hide more information under smaller text as in your example, nor risked to link some different file, so I used only external links. But I finally got what way you add signatures, thank you :)
I see, the name has got more meanings, then we need "Ivanneth the artist" and "Ivanneth the month". Anyway this is one more reason why I'll leave creating that site to more wiki advanced folks :)
BTW, I saw you added copyright notice to my images, thank you. I believe most of artworks here are copyrighted the same way (and it doesn't mean they can't be used according to the fair use law).--Sirielle 19:08, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
Our copyright system is a wreck at the moment, but you've got to start somewhere. As for Ivanneth, I would propose only "Ivanneth (artist)", with a youmay template on Ivanneth.
On the link: here's the link without the colon:
the image Maedhros sketch by the wonderful Ivanneth
Here it is with the colon:
the image Maedhros sketch by the wonderful Ivanneth
And to do a so-called "pipelink" (thus, "[[Article|bla bla]]"), use the |. It's in uppercase \, usually somewhere near Backspace. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 19:30, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
OK, this is way to display a thumbnail, good to know, too (as I said I didn't want to add image there, only link). I'll check the template, I can contact her for more images if you want, too. (Why this sarcasm "wonderful Ivanneth"?)
Copyrights - do it similar way as Elfwood does - "copyrighted" statement being default setting - you are using it basing on fair use for educational purposes, but others are warned this is not a public domain. Mind - I am no lawyer, this is how I understand it.--Sirielle 20:10, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
Why have you marked her bio page as a "stub"? I don't expect there is more to add, unless she'll be willing to do it herself. Other way this is all we know I'm not going to track down her publications in fandom if that was the case.--Sirielle 10:27, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Renaming files

In short, here's the how-to:

  • upload the image anew, with the correct filename (it would be "Ivanneth - Whoever sketch")
  • tag the other one for deletion, with {{delete}}.-- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 08:40, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Strange if admin can't rename file name in the system or a used word, it brings a lot of stupid work. One more reason to not upload images which origins you don't know; fair use doesn't work then, either. No "sketch" in name, these drawings are finished pieces. I'll mark images for deletion.--Sirielle 10:24, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


I'm sorry, I doubled a wiki page for Aulendur - now we've got also Aulëndur. Can you fix it please? Redirect 'Aulëndur' to 'Aulendur' maybe? --Sirielle

I've deleted the latter. I didn't verify the spelling, but the ë is only an auslaut in Quenya, so I figured it was wrong. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 21:34, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
That's right, 'ë' isn't in the original. Thank you! --Sirielle

Problem with uploading newer image version

I tried to upload a bigger version of the Fangorn picture, where Gwindor is visible:
but got such error:
Error creating thumbnail:
Warning: passthru() has been disabled for security reasons in /home/tolkieng/public_html/w/includes/GlobalFunctions.php on line 2024.
It looks like whever I touch this site I spoil things ;) Sorry! Sirielle 19:23, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

I've reverted the reupload, for a couple of reasons. One, the image was big enough as it was, and two, now the image is at least showing again. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:05, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Hard to notice Gwidor on that one, but if script is revolting then be it.Sirielle 20:49, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
It sounds like I just need to modify the configuration with the new host, I'll do some testing and report back once it is fixed. Thanks for finding the bug. --Hyarion 01:13, 8 September 2009 (UTC)


Each tiem I try to do soemthing I get Internal error: The upload directory (public) is not writable by the webserver.