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Postcards by AspiotisEdit

I have moved this page to User:Actia Nicopolis/Postcards by Aspiotis because it does not conform to the requirements of a Commons Gallery. The page, as it is, would probably be useful at WP:EN or WP:GR. Or, you could transform it into Commons gallery format, see, for example, Lighthouses in Maine. Once that is done, simply copy it to the same place I moved it from.

If you have questions, you may ask them at the Village Pump in any of 42 languages or on my talk page. I will also watch for questions here on your talk page for at least a week. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:50, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

I have deleted Καρτ ποστάλ Ασπιώτη. We do not keep two different galleries that are identical except for language. If you with to create a bi-lingual gallery, you may, but the title must be in one language or the other and a redirect for the title in the other language. The reason for this is simple -- having two versions of the same gallery makes it much less likely that both will be maintained -- you may plan to do this, but where will you be 10, 20, 50 years from now?

I note also that you recreated Καρτ ποστάλ Ασπιώτη after one of our colleagues deleted it for good reason. That was a serious violation of our rules and if you do it again you may be blocked from editing here. You may appeal deletions at COM:Undeletion requests, but you may not recreate content yourself. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:00, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

ping: Jim

Dear Jim,

Thank you for directing me to create a gallery for Aspiotis' postcards. Your advise is much appreciated and useful. I will reform the page and upload it when ready.

It was not me that recreated Καρτ ποστάλ Ασπιώτη. I was advised to move w:el:Κατάλογος καρτ ποστάλ Ασπιώτη to the Commons Gallery, and I did so by creating Καρτ ποστάλ Ασπιώτη. This page was speedily deleted for good reason. The user who advised me to move my article w:el:Κατάλογος καρτ ποστάλ Ασπιώτη into Commons as a gallery, created the page Καρτ ποστάλ Ασπιώτη again. So, please, do not blame me for recreating this page in Commons. I hope you will realize the whole story if you look carefully into it.

In anyway, your advice has helped me understand how a gallery should be formed in Commons. Thanks again and wish you a very happy new year!

Actia Nicopolis (talk) 09:20, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Dear Jim,

Do you think that this version User:Actia Nicopolis/Postcards by Aspiotis would stand in Commons? Thanks for your time. Actia Nicopolis (talk) 10:17, 17 January 2016 (UTC) (Nikos)

Yes, with the modification I made I think it is fine, thank you for your effort. The reason for the change to default gallery size is simple. For 80% of all users, it doesn't matter, but for the others, having the default size means that the images will show up on their screens at the size they have specified in their preferences. This is important for user of small screens -- it will allow them to see whole images, rather than having to scroll. More important, it is important to vision impaired people who use very large screens and who want to see only one gallery image on each screen, so they specify their default size as the whole screen. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 22:17, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Prevesa postmarks on Ottoman revenuesEdit

You uploaded some amazing pictures of Ottoman revenues, really nice.

Prevesa postmarked Ottoman revenue (Sul. 4513)

The Ottoman Empire 10 paras brown and yellow, proportional fee fiscal stamp was intended for usage in the Constantinople administrative area according the handbook by Suleymaniye. The issues in same design and same year but in blue and black were for use in provinces (10pa no. 4544). Prevesa is clearly not in the Constantinople administrative area. This makes me doubtful about the postmark. Any sources backing that its genuine? Suleymaniye could have the usage area of two designs mixed up too, which seems unlikely to me.Arno-nl (talk) 17:07, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Although intended for usage in the Constantinople administrative area, i found another revenue (Sul. 4513) which was used in Alexandria, the cancel looks genuine to me. This rules out sole use in the intended area.
Alexandria postmarked Ottoman revenue (Sul. 4513)
Arno-nl (talk) 10:18, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much Arno, I make the necessary alterations. Any more information would be appreciated. Nikos. Actia Nicopolis (talk) 10:52, 20 November 2016 (UTC)


Nicos, is this 1890-1891, 3 piaster revenue stamp watermarked or not? Unwatermarked: (№ 594), watermarked: (№ 600), each value 5 euro. Arno-nl (talk) 18:05, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

No watermark.
So 594
Actia Nicopolis (talk) 07:17, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Welcome, Dear Filemover!Edit


Hi Actia Nicopolis, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

  • Use the CommonsDelinker link in the {{Rename}} template to order a bot to replace all ocurrences of the old title with the new one. Or, if there was no rename-request, please use the Move & Replace-tab.
  • Please do not tag redirects as {{Speedy}}. Other projects, including those using InstantCommons, might be using the file even though they don't show up in the global usage. Deleting the redirects would break their file references.
  • Please know and follow the file rename guidelines.

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Hi, harmonizing file names is a good job, but please don't do it without asking authors in the examples of slovakian towns and villages. Yes, it's true that the slovakian is the official language in Slovakia, but not the only one. So (not only in bilingual cases) if the author of the photograph titled the photo in hungarian, please do not harmonize it to slovak name, because it's not authors mistake, but the title what he/she wanted to give it. If you want to harmonize something from Slovakia, here is something what would be great (for better traceability): (of course I mean files in subcategories). Thanks a lot! Taz (talk) 14:15, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

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