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Question about file movingEdit


I have been using Criterion 4 to harmonize file name in such a way that the user can see what they mean, rather than using many small categories to make distinctions. e.g. File:Tomb of a Lady Talpur (Tombs of Talpur Mirs, Hyderabad).jpg rather than making a small category for a few images to help the user what the different images are. One uploader of some files objects to this. I will not rename his files therefore, and no one else has objected in the two thousand or so files I have renamed. I know the uploader's wishes should be respected, but is there some compromise? Or am I doing file renaming the wrong way? Thanks, Krok6kola (talk) 20:25, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

For example, to me File:PK Hyderabad asv2020-02 img10 Talpur Tombs.jpg is not descriptive of the fact that it is the grave of the most important person person: "Grave of Mir Mohammad Khan Talpur". Is there a way to compromise? Krok6kola (talk) 20:33, 29 September 2020 (UTC)
@Krok6kola: If the file name is somewhat clear enough to know what is depicted without opening the file, it shouldn't be moved. Some users have a certain format of how they name their files and they should be honored. --Minoraxtalk 04:13, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
Would File:Grave of Mir Mohammad Khan Talpur in elaborate enclosure5 (PK Hyderabad asv2020-02 img10 Talpur Tombs) or some other compromise do? I am also trying to name files so files of the same subject will be next to each other in categories that are relatively small to avoid having many categories with one or a few files, for the benefit of the user.
Or for files of different elements of the tomb complex in the file example given above, should a separate category be made for the files of the "Grave of Mir Mohammad Khan Talpur" (that file), and separate cats for other elements of the tomb complex, such as for the graves of others, for the grave notable for its different style, for the different structure of "ladies' tomb" buildings, for the renovated examples vs. examples not renovated etc. is the way to go? Or should no attempt be made to help the user be aware of what the different files in the tomb complex portray?
Editors for files of important building in India clearly name their files without this worry.
Actually, this photographer is the only one who has objected, so maybe I can avoid renaming his, now that I am aware of his format. Or should I not be renaming files who description cannot be determined without opening or don't have a relevant description when opened? Krok6kola (talk) 14:55, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
@Krok6kola: Criterion 4 should be used at a bare minimum unless it's the only file within a bunch that isn't named systematically. --Minoraxtalk 12:36, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
What do you mean by "systematically"? Krok6kola (talk) 14:54, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
@Krok6kola: Something like
File:Iphone 7 (1).png
File:Iphone 7 (2).png
File:Iphone 7 (3).png
File:Iphone 7 (4).png
File:Iphone seven.png can be moved to File:Iphone 7 (5).png
and they're all uploader by the same person/or come from the same source, such as flickr (just my POV of this) and taken within a short timeframe. Just bare in mind that Criterion 4 shouldn't be used as often and if the file name is clear enough of what it's depicting, it shouldn't be moved. --Minoraxtalk 15:16, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Please assist meEdit

Hello Minorax Have a look at the file File:Aparna Dixit.png. And delete it. Thanks and kind regards. C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 15:14, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

@C1K98V: Done, thanks. --Minoraxtalk 15:16, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
@Minorax: I'm sorry if I did wrong by reverting your edit and not waiting for the next seven days. My intent was just to help to clear copyvio. Thanks. C1K98V (💬 ✒️ 📂) 15:19, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Please give me some information.Edit

I have read the articles about files being eligible to upload well. I have also understood that the copyright was verified with the files I am uploading and I have made sure that there is nothing against the terms and rules of commons. I understood that you previously deleted my uploads because the subject was not notable and I had created a gallery for it. However, I have not created a gallery and the new files I have uploaded have been made sure that they follow all the rules. You have been nominating my files for deletion reasoning that they must be deleted because they have previously been deleted.

Please respond to this request before you take any further action against me or my uploads. Thank You.

Regards --Lucas256 (talk) 05:07, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

@Lucas256: Like I've said, notability needs to be established or shown for the subject to have their own gallery/category. --Minoraxtalk 05:24, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

@Minorax: I do agree that notability needs to be established to have their own gallery but as I have read, notability need not be established to have their own category. Moreover, why are the files being deleted? According to what you are saying, only the gallery/category page must be deleted. --Lucas256 (talk) 05:29, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

@Lucas256: There is a deletion request and you've edited it. Also please read Commons:Galleries#When_to_create_a_gallery again, it specifically states that "Our goal is not to simply have a gallery on every notable or noteworthy subject". --Minoraxtalk 05:35, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

@Minorax: I read it once again and they have only given the difference between a gallery and a category. Not about the flaws in my category and why it must be deleted. Moreover, they said that notability is required only for galleries and not categories. Moreover, you did not answer my old question. Why should the files be deleted if the problem is only with the gallery or category?

@Lucas256: File:Pratham S Hegde.jpg is an obvious screenshot and File:Pratham Sudhir Hegde.jpg is a selfie of the subject. You do not have the permission to upload these files as they are not your own work. Do also read Commons:Project scope/Pages, galleries and categories. Thanks. --Minoraxtalk 05:47, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletionEdit

Some contents have been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether they should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at their entry.

If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with them, such as a copyright issue.

Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


Yours sincerely, 13:52, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

Wiki pageEdit

How do I create my wiki page?

Commons:Project scope/asEdit

Hi! Even though Commons:Project scope/as might have contained no translation at this time, as far as I recall, it had some translation previously, before the introduction of the Translate extension. Are you sure it’s not worth kept? It may be useful if someone starts retranslating the page with the extension. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 00:17, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

From the logs, it seems like the page has some translated text before it was overwritten by the bot. I’ll restore the page when I have access to a computer. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience. Minoraxtalk 21:27, 23 October 2020 (UTC)