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File:Bank of Ireland, Donegal, June 2012.JPGEdit

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Benoît Prieur (d) 10:36, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

London Gatwick AirportEdit

Hi, The template "London Gatwick Airport year" used in the Categories "Category:XXXX at London Gatwick Airport" currently puts its categories in "Category:Transport in London in XXXX" or "Category:XXXX in London". Is it possible this could be removed from the template as the airport is not actually 'in' London, it is in West Sussex where the template also adds its categories? This would be in line with how the other airports that serve London are treated in Commons. I ask you to make this change as I believe you are responsible for creating this template, if not can you tell me where to ask to implement this change? Example of categories affected: Category:2015 in London Category:Transport in London in 2014. Oxyman (talk) 11:12, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the modification, best Oxyman (talk) 17:23, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Airline Info on CategoriesEdit

Hello. I liked the idea of you adding the details of each aircraft registration, so I have added this to other aircraft which have not been done, Only change is that the months are included for each year the aircraft moves to a new operator. Do you think we should add anything else? I added a note for a special colour scheme note for G-EZUI if that's a good idea? --MKY661 (talk) 00:38, 18 February 2016 (UTC):

Looks good to me. Sufficient level of detail. Glad to see someone else working on thisArdfern (talk) 10:38, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Category:Jetline_International_aircraft_at_Domodedovo_International_AirportEdit 21:21, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Apollo Aviation Group / GECASEdit

Dear Ardfern, I'm writing regarding your correction of pages Category:B-5080 (aircraft), UR-PSN (aircraft) & TC-SUB (aircraft). I have noted that you added into "Template:Cat see also" 2 categories of aircrafts - N614LS (aircraft) & N310CQ (aircraft). As far as we can see from aircraft story it had this registration numbers during the period of storage in Apollo Aviation Group and GECAS agencies. These periods lasted couple of months only. And I really doubt that the photos of these aircrafts with these registration numbers exist and will appear at Wiki Commons. Was it make sense to add it into "Template:Cat see also"? --Vasyatka1 (talk) 13:19, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

  • To leave them out would render the information inaccurate and therefore useless and leave gaps in the timeline. In many cases there are indeed photos of aircraft while in ownership of lessors or in storage.Ardfern (talk) 14:33, 6 July 2016 (UTC)


Conifer (talk) 06:39, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Delete vs. renameEdit

Concerning your recent edits akin to this, two things:

  1. The category names you created are certainly better, being more clear and matching other such names of categories about other types of vehicles (I didn’t do that back when I worked in these categories to avoid too changing both scope and name of each category — but now it’s certainly later enough to do so.)
  2. However, why not renaming/moving these misnamed categories instead of deleting them? It would minimize file editing (one edit on each filepage, instead of two) and keep the history of each category.

(Also: this page needs archiving. Badly.) -- Tuválkin 10:42, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Cessna or otherEdit

Hello Ardfern. This edit suggests no Cessna is shown in the picture. If not, can you tell me what we do see there? Regards, Apdency (talk) 09:26, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Fixed. It would have been more constructive to have rectified the mistake rather than simply exercising sarcasm. Ardfern (talk) 09:39, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
    • Thanks for fixing. But my question was genuine; as a layman, I really didn't know. No sarcasm was intended therefore. Apdency (talk) 09:58, 30 September 2016 (UTC)


Rodhullandemu (talk) 16:57, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Flickreview train filesEdit

Under your name (PK-LMN) a load of train files are being wrongly loaded into Category:Aviation files (check needed). Please cease immediately and revert all the files. Ardfern (talk) 18:38, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Brendan FraserEdit


Thank you for your work on Is it possible that we use a more flattering image such as this?

Or How could we go about doing that.

Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonnah Hill (talk • contribs) 23:02, 28 December 2016 (UTC)


Themightyquill (talk) 19:16, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

    • This cannot be considered in isolation from the two other categories within Category:National Museum of Ireland. It is clearly a branch of that institution which should remain to be clear and allow files of each to be clearly delineated. Propose no change. Ardfern (talk) 21:13, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Igreja de Santo António, Lisbon, May 2017 (01).JPGEdit

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Yours sincerely, Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:32, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Sorted, licence added. Ardfern (talk) 13:10, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

New aircraft operatorsEdit

Hello Ardfern, I have seen your edits to aircraft categories, where you maintain the operator of a specific aircraft. Thanks a lot for your work! From time to time I am taking aircraft images and today I found that Category:D-ABGO (aircraft) has a new livery: Eurowings, operated by Air Berlin (not visible on the aircraft but told by the stewardess during the flight CGN-ZRH). Are you interested in further reports? Raymond 18:20, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Hi Raymond, thanks for the report, which I confirmed, and have updated Category:D-ABGO (aircraft) accordingly. Many thanks, all info gratefully received. Ardfern (talk) 18:31, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi Ardfern, here some more news:
Raymond 16:32, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks Raymond, all confirmed and updated. Ardfern (talk) 17:10, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

EasyJet Airbus CategoriesEdit

It is not laid out in any procedure to create separate categories for current & former aircraft operated by an airline. The whole "Category: Airbus aircraft of EasyJet" and "Category:Former Airbus aircraft of EasyJet" is a complete mess, it is better to note that an aircraft was transferred to another airline (and when) than it is to create such categories. Plus, doing so makes adding another registration category a total nightmare, please stop and remove the category. Information is redundant, as it can be conveyed through ː "CategoryːAircraft registrations (several operators)" and by noting, example "Airbus A319-111
cn/serial number: 4837
*EasyJet 2011-2012 as G-EZGR
*EasyJet Switzerland 2012 to date as HB-JYB"

--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 15:58, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

  • On the contrary it is not a mess, for the first time it is possible to clearly see the aircraft currently operated by EasyJet and the aircraft formerly operated by EasyJet, rather than a big mass of registrations for an EasyJet aircraft type where it is impossible to see what is operated and what is no longer current. The information certainly is not redundant and actually improves the user and researchers experience in my view. Ardfern (talk) 16:11, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
It is not standard. Why not just include the information in the category itself? It is not proper; you chose to make that change out of the blue instead of inquiring among other editors.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 17:06, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Commons Conference projectEdit

Hello Ardfern,

I'm writing you as one of the most active Commons users right now. Since a while now, the idea of a dedicated Commons conference has been floating around, but since the last Wikimania concrete steps have been taken to actually make it happen next year. If you're interested in participation or maybe willing to help organize the first ever Commons Conference, I invite you to check out the project page and leave your comments; or just show your support for the idea, by signing up.


--MB-one (talk) 19:09, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

New Lufthansa AirbusEdit

Hi Ardfern, it looks like I have taken a picture of a brandnew Lufthansa plane today: Category:D-AIXE (aircraft). Raymond 15:47, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

:Thanks Raymond, further info added Ardfern (talk) 11:45, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Aircraft variant categoriesEdit

Hi, Ardfern. Categories like Category:Airbus A319-115 do not take a {{catcat}} template. If you want them to be only for categories, they need names that indicate that, like maybe "Airbus A319-115 by registration" (which would use {{catcat}} and not {{metacat}}). Thanks, and feel free to ask if you have any questions about this. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:50, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Got it, thanks. Ardfern (talk) 21:55, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
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