I'm sorry to hear this news about the passing of User:Coyau. My condolences to his wiki friends and colleagues.
Thank you, Guillaume, for suggesting a way that we can recognize and honor him by adding his images to articles. I'll pass that suggestion on to Wikimedians I know. Warm regards, Sydney Sydney Poore User:FloNight On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 12:22 PM, Guillaume Paumier <guillaume.paum...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear all, > > It is with great sadness that I must share the news of the passing of > User:Coyau, a pillar of the francophone Wikimedia community. > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Coyau > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Coyau > > He joined our community over a decade ago, and had become an active > editor on several French-language wikis (Wikipedia, Wikisource, > Wiktionary), as well as a prolific contributor to Commons and > Wikidata. He had made over 1.5 million edits across Wikimedia > projects. We learned of his death on Tuesday; he was 38. > > He was deeply committed, delightfully absurd, and absolutely genial. > You may have met him if you've ever had drinks with Wikimedians in > Paris. He also had a blog in French where he wrote about Wikimedia > projects and shared tutorials about topics like photo processing for > other Wikimedians to learn: > http://coyau.blogspot.com/ > > He was a genuine and soulful human being, whose sudden death has left > many of his wiki friends and colleagues heartbroken. His loss is felt > profoundly among the communities, where people have been expressing > their grief and condolences on his talk page: > https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discussion_utilisateur:Coyau#Bip_bip_bip... > > He had uploaded thousands of files on Commons, among which a photo of > a deflated yellow balloon in a tree (which has become emblematic of > him), and a stitched 360° panorama assembled from 219 photos of a > seemingly random Parisian street: > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Quai_de_la_Seine_(Paris),_baudruche.jpg > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paris,_Rue_Watt.jpg > > As an homage, you are invited to browse his photos on Wikimedia > Commons and add them to articles and pages in need of relevant > pictures: > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Files_by_User:Coyau > > -- > Guillaume Paumier > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>