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User talk:Minerv

Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Minerv!
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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 17:45, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Copyright tag removalEdit

I assume this edit was a mistake, with which you removed the copyright tag from the image I found in Category:Media without a license: needs history check today. Please be more careful when editing such image details because it could well have been deleted for lack of a licence except that I reviewed the history and found the problem. Ww2censor (talk) 19:05, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm sorry... Minerv (talk) 09:36, 30 December 2013 (UTC)


Thank you for your category edits to the Indomitable Salmon and the Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery! Very helpful! Ellin Beltz (talk) 18:13, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Fish counting stationsEdit

Any basis for designating this as a fish counting station? - Jmabel ! talk 16:52, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Jmabel, maybe just a view for salmons on this picture, but I found Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Salmon Counts, on the web. Qu'en penses tu ? Minerv (talk) 12:38, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
That's ok. Here with picture: This sockeye salmon will be counted as it climbs the fish ladder at the the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as the Ballard Locks, in Seattle., Classic smiley.svg Minerv (talk) 12:51, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Category:Illustrations of duck breedsEdit

Hi Minerv - just noticed you'd moved a whole lot of categories from Category:Ducks in art to Category:Illustrations of duck breeds; this isn't correct, as the categories concerned are of species (natural biological taxa), not breeds (minor domesticated variants). Could you change them back, or to something more appropriate, please? Thanks! - MPF (talk) 23:49, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi MPF, thanks to have seen my mistake. So that's corrected, Minerv (talk) 13:49, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Merci! - MPF (talk) 19:15, 17 February 2014 (UTC)


I'm trying to figure out how File:Khanaeng.jpg doesn't fit into Category:Sprouts. When I go to the disambiguation page w:Sprout, I see a link to w:Shoot. There I read that ...perennial plant shoots are the new growth that grows from the ground in herbaceous plants or the new stem and/or flower growth that grows on woody plants. The way that khanaeng is grown, is to cut off the fully grown white cabbage from it's root, and then wait for new, multiple small, shoots to grow out of the root, simulating what happens with certain plants in Spring, as mentioned in the sentence that I just quoted above. Is khanaeng then not a shoot/sprout? - Takeaway (talk) 11:28, 29 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I'm not sure there is a place called a "topiary" in the same sense that orange trees form an orangery. The Royal Horticultural Society state: "Topiary is the art of training plants (typically evergreen shrubs and trees) into intricate or stylized shapes and forms. The term may also be used more loosely to describe a number of garden features that rely on the close clipping and shaping of plants". link. Even accepting the looser definition does not imply such a place and I think that your usage may confuse native English speakers, despite the redirect from "Topiary". Can I ask where you found this definition? Cheers. Rodhullandemu (talk) 19:28, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Rodhullandemu, found on the Collins dictionary online, regards, Minerv (talk) 19:45, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

1 (plural) -aries:
....a. topiary work
....b. a topiary garden
2. the art of topiary

Hmmm. I haven't come across this usage before and not sure it's in common use. Never mind. Rodhullandemu (talk) 20:05, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Thymus praecox subsp. britannicusThymus pseudolanuginosus ?Edit

Dear Minerv,

I have seen that you have reverted my edit "Thymus praecox subsp. britannicus" to "Thymus pseudolanuginosus".

According to the World Checklist[1], Thymus pseudolanuginosus Ronniger (Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 8: 168, 1926) is an obsolete synonym, of the accepted name is Thymus praecox subsp. britannicus (Ronniger) Holub (Preslia 45: 359, 1973).

Best regards, --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 22:06, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

I Réginald alias Meneerke bloem, ref. GRIN: Thymus pseudolanuginosus Ronniger is a ornamental thyme only cultivated, and Thymus praecox subsp. britannicus (Ronniger) Holub is native from Ireland, United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Spain, and also cultivated. I don't found another reference for the synonym, but I'm looking for it anyway. Amicalement, Minerv (talk) 22:30, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
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