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User talk:Profoss

File:Equatorial Guinea location map.svgEdit

What's up Profoss, just wanted to point you to the recently refurbished version of File:Equatorial Guinea location map.svg. I asked “map god” NordNordWest if it was possible to add some more borders. Here's the the talk dealing with this issue: File talk:Equatorial Guinea location map.svg (Du kannst doch deutsch, nicht?) He promptly reacted and painted some more borders. So if you like, you could take this new map as a template for your locator maps. But that ain't mandatory for sure. By the way: nice picture at your user page. (a little bit scary, too) How come that the norwegian army uses good old german MP5, while I had to carry this piece of crap in the german army? --TUBSMail-closed.svg 09:56, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Wie gehts? Ah! lovely! I thought the borders was a little bit odd, I've added "fix Eq. Guinea maps (upd borders)" to my todo list :). German was actually my worst subject in school, (gradewise) and how I past it is beyond me. How ever, I can vaguely make out heads and tails of that german discussion.
Haha, yeah, I should have changed that photo ages ago. Apparently they've started replacing the MP-5 with another piece of German engineering (MP-7). Oh I liked my MP-5, it was a lot better than lugging around this ancient heavy weighter ;) Profoss (talk) 01:20, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
I can feel you. The G3 was a heavy burden until I got my all-new lightweight toy-like plastic gun. But now enough of guns. You mustn't get the wrong the impression that I'm into arms.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 08:03, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Haha, no worries, I'm not really a gun nut myself. Anyways I've made uploaded the updated version of Category:SVG locator maps of Provinces in Equatorial Guinea (location map scheme). Profoss (talk) 23:02, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

While Bahamas still on top of my to do list (patiently waiting for NordNordWest checking his Bahamas locator map), I found some distraction doing African island states' locator maps. I.e.: locator maps for Cape Verde, Seychelles, Cormoros and Mauritius. I'll upload them within the next few days. Hope I didn't interfere with your plans. --TUBSMail-closed.svg 20:47, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Ah, wie gehts? No worries mate, that isn't a problem at all! the only thing I've got lined up is Djibuti. Just can't figure out which region this island belongs to. (yeah, I know, it is nitpicking really :). And I was wondering if you had any insides on how to make maps for subdivisions that aren't on the locator map (districts, municipalities etc). Profoss (talk) 21:15, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Tack. Jag mår bra. Framåt Rosenborg! That's basically all I know in one of the nordic languages. But that was Swedish, right?
The German Wikipedia states that this rock is a part of the capital district. Can't tell if this is true (don't forget: an Austrian may be the author ;-).
Well, subdivisions is really hard w/o good templates. It will take you forever and I doubt that Africa is the right continent to ease the upcoming pain, cause african sub-divisons are not well described on wikipedia and good online resources may be scarce. Sometimes Open Street Map contains also sub-division borders (export maps as pdf and open them in Illustrator or other vector graphics software --> pdfs are often the best vector based templates you can find), but I question if this holds true for African countries. If you don't talk about African subdivisions and you don't care which country to start with, check out [1], [2] and so forth. But remember my words: it takes you forever, it's hard to convince regional projects of new designs, you won't earn much appreciation and the smaller the admin areas the more frequently borders change and maps will depreciate. This warning was issued based on experiences I made with the locator maps for 12.000+ german municipalities and counties.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 22:03, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Va bra! Yeah, that sounds Swedish alright :) Hmm, interesting, It is true that frequent border alterations would make things difficult, that and the fact that some countries see increasing the subdivision as a way to increase employment. I tried some retraceing with the Burkina Faso provinces map, and it worked pretty well, but that was just one border, I dread the possibility of doing the same thing for hundreds of borders. Oh well, there is plenty of other maps to make, just have to finish off the African maps first (it is part of a dugnad on
Lovely, I've uploaded new maps based on that possibly unreliable (yet delightfully austrophobian) piece of information :). Profoss (talk) 02:46, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Never forget: All Austrians are evil based on what I know. Guess where these guys were from: The Terminator aka the Cheater, a familly full of anti-democrats controlling Germany and several other foreign countries and of course the evil in persona. Hahaha, hahaha. That was of course a a joke.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 07:20, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
I think this is the first time I'm not the one breaching Basil Fawltys first rule in communicating with Germans. :) I just noticed your maps for Mauritius and Cape Verde, good work, I just need get my act together and create articles for them on Profoss (talk) 02:19, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

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Category:SVG locator maps of districts in Lesotho (location map scheme)Edit

Hello! You made several maps of Lesotho. Unfortunately a piece of Mafeteng was missing in the original map. The location map is already updated. Are you going to update your files, too? Regards, NNW 17:08, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Category:SVG locator maps of provinces in Zambia (location map scheme)Edit

Hello! Me again. There is a new province Muchinga in the East of Zambia (see File:Zambia location map.svg), so your files need to be updated, too. Regards, NNW 11:49, 5 January 2014 (UTC)


Congratulations! Task was approved. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:20, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

EugeneZelenko: Lovely, thanks! :D Profoss (talk) 15:22, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

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Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (talk) 14:10, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

User:Nasjonalbiblioteket-bot and Category:UnknownEdit

Hi, could you please modify your bot not to fill up Category:Unknown anymore. I've emptied it now several times (expample). This is a parent category for some speedy deletion categories and not, as you might think, a directory for images of unknown authors. Thx. --JuTa 19:10, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

@Juta, oh, sorry I didn't realise, I'll make the necessary modifications before uploading anything else. Profoss (talk) 09:34, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Thx a lot. --JuTa 11:29, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Nasjonalbiblioteket-bot and RaumasEdit

Hi. Have you noticed there are two municipalities named Rauma, the other is in Norway and the other in Finland? I have moved your regent upploads from Category:Rauma to Category:Rauma, Norway.--Htm (talk) 08:10, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

@Htm, hi! I was completely unaware of the finnish town with the same name, I've added Rauma = Rauma, Norway to the exception list. Profoss (talk) 10:52, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Okay! Nice work with those interesting historic photos. --Htm (talk) 05:17, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
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