Last modified on 27 May 2015, at 13:46

User talk:AgnosticPreachersKid

"If I could turn back time..."
Me on the 'pedia.


Some stroopwafels for you!Edit

Gaufre biscuit.jpg "back from the dead" = welcome back, we're having DC annual meeting today, i should mention you. email if you want to collaborate. Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 13:32, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Gracias! I'd like to attend, but I no longer live in D.C. We moved to the Shenandoah Valley. I hope the meeting goes well though. AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 17:16, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
while you were away, we created this w:National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington, D.C. & writing articles incorporating your photos. this year WMDC got a grant to take com:WLM on the road - Commons:Wikipedia Summer of Monuments. cheers. Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 13:35, 19 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi AgnosticPreachersKid, as you probably know language projects are now connected by Wikidata - take a look at 2006 establishments: interwikis aren't inside, but there are still language links of left. Here's where they actually are now. Most of interwikis were removed by bots in past 2 years, but some are not. Advantage of removing interwikis from Commons are: (1) Entries are smaller and there's better visibility inside, (2) when you change some category name on specific language project, all you have to do is to change it on Wikidata also so it will be automatically changed here on Commons. Otherwise, you have to make additional edits here. There's another issue: Commons favors interwikis (if inside) instead of Wikidata entries, so if some wiki-category name is changed - Commons will link you to former (deleted) category. I hope it explanation helps. Greetings. --Orijentolog (talk) 14:35, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Ok, thank you. I've been away the past few years and didn't know about these changes. AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 15:41, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Red link categoriesEdit

Please do not delete my categories before 12 hours. Thank you very much. --Allforrous 13:25, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

(This is a response to my post here.) Please do not rollback my edits like I'm a vandal when you add non-existent categories. Thank you very much. AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 13:27, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
I 66 395 editions. I'm not a vandal. You should read the history before deleting. --Allforrous 13:35, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
I have no idea what "66 395 editions" means and I never called you a vandal. AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 13:38, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
welcome to the increasing incivility. as you may know, categories are broken on commons, and much infighting occurs. much hope is placed in wikidata to organize the mess. Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 13:35, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Back in the day, I had organized Category:Washington, D.C. so that most, if not all, of the images were in appropriate subcategories. Now look at it.  :-( AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 13:39, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
while the adults are away, the kids play. symptom of broken upload process: hard to guess right category, so bad categories stick, and no team organized to clean up mess. and no bot to flag. kids create pet slices, while homework undone. User:Ser Amantio di Nicolao is active on english; we could use 100 like him here. Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 16:41, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Very true. He pops up on my watchlist all the time. AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 16:59, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Dupont Circle fountainEdit

i think this is an artifact of large tif files that used to be a checkerboard, but now are blank. once upon a time user Fae tried to render 200 of these files on a page and froze the server. eventually the VIP scaler will fix the rendering of larger files, but it is not a priority. i was uploading LOC images as a jpg and tif, but now just the one jpg. if someone wants the high res greater than 1 MB they can find it. some of the files are 100 MB. Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 12:08, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Ah, ok. AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 13:47, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
update here - [1] much talk, no progress in mediawiki thumbnail generator. Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 17:28, 20 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 18:38, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Courtesy notificationEdit

Just let you know nominated one of yours. [2] --Hafspajen 21:59, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 02:28, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Huh. Somebody posted an ALT suddenly for no reason... --Hafspajen 01:53, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletionEdit

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And also:

Yours sincerely, The Haz talk 09:59, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

good lordEdit

well, worse than the naif adolescents who know it all, (perpetual September), are the power mad admins, who rule from the seat of the pants, and will truck no dissension, and the blockhead arbcom (who just dosn't understand why people think they are anti-women). got blocked over at english for uploading "too many" fair use images of dead people. i hang around mainly for the GLAM smithsonian meetups, talking with NC library tomorrow, Walters this weekend, small museums next week. the GLAM-wiki folks are great, and we will overcome. Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 01:41, 5 February 2015 (UTC)


Check out this tread. It's about the user who had the bad taste of insulting you with that blasted cake. --Hafspajen 10:38, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Glad I'm not involved. He apologized for the homophobic edit and I'll just leave it at that. :-) AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 06:00, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Category:Washington ColiseumEdit

apparently, development has begun, and i still can't spell. [3] Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 02:08, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

I saw that. Glad that building is being reused. Did you want the files renamed? AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 13:02, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
well, they eventually get around to it, no rush. Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 20:14, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Just waiting for someone to move them. AgnosticPreachersKid (talk) 03:34, 12 May 2015 (UTC)


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