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Rd232 (talk) 14:29, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Category:Images by User:Christian FerrerEdit

It is a user category, mine, it groups photographs taken by me therefore it has his place inside Category:Photographs by Wikimedia Commons users, maybe the name is not the best however it is a user category and I chose the name I want. Please stop doing that, I'm not going to play this game a long time therefore it is the first and last warning. Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:20, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Category:Old maps of county towns in EnglandEdit

I was surprised by this diff.

My intention with the {{CatCat}} template was that if a map image comes in of a county town which does not already have a category listed here, then a new category should be created for that town and the image put in it. The number of county towns is limited. Almost all already now have categories; so the number of further categories that will be needed (if any) is likely to be very limited.

In my view there should be no images left in this category itself. My understanding was that the template {{CatCat}} signals this. I'm therefore not clear why you removed it. Jheald (talk) 16:11, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

@Jheald: I removed it because the category is not named in a way that prohibits individual files. Cases like this are usually handled in one of the following ways:
  • Instead if {{catcat}}, use {{categorise}}.
  • Rename the category to something like "Old maps of England by county town" or "Old maps of county towns in England by name". Either of those would use {{metacat}} but with different parameters.
By the way, I requested deletion of the two categories that are empty. It's not the practice to keep empty categories, even when they're part if a set like this. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:46, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
I am prepping an upload of 5000 maps and plans of England at all scales - see Work in progress page, and project development page. I would appreciate it if target categories were not deleted. Jheald (talk) 17:14, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Then maybe you could either put one or two files in the empty categories so that they're not empty, or put a note on the categories saying when you expect them to be populated. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:18, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Changed cat keys under Trams by settingEdit

Before these edits of yours, these four subcats were neatly listed under the same heading (🛤) at Category:Trams by setting:

This was done to keep these four subcats, which share a common topic, together for better use; the creation of an intermediate category, something like Category:Trams by setting concerning the type of track, was deemed needlessly cumbersome.

Now, after your change of the sorting keys, these four are scattered all over the place, interspersed among not specifically related subcats — helping nobody’s dissimination or browsing needs, accomplishing nothing but irrelevant alphasorting.

-- Tuválkin 00:50, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

I don't think we should be using images as sort keys. I don't see a problem with a subcat for these, but another option is another sort key such as an asterisk. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:37, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your prompt reply. Two points:
  • This "🛤" is as much as a character as this "*". If it is rendering in your browser as an image (as it is in mine, too) and you find it annoying (like I do), then fix your browser (as I’m trying to fix mine — I’ll let you know how it went). The difference is that "🛤" means "track" in its semantics (and not just in its glyph, like "#" or "⨳"), while an asterisk means a lot of stuff but none of it is "track". That’s why I chose it.
  • There is an advantage in an intermediate category, though, as it can be categorized as a sibling of similar cats for other types of rail vehicles.
-- Tuválkin 03:54, 16 November 2017 (UTC)


Künefe for you.

Hi. Time to smile a bit. Thanks for finding out the File:Physical Anthropologists with 17 and a half Foot Long Beard.jpg and using it as example for false beards. If I had seen it before by chance probably I would not notice the title and ask myself why this pic was not in some sausage cat. :) Take care, all the best. --E4024 (talk) 11:08, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

@E4024: You think that one's false? I thought it was real -- think Robert Ripley saving the evidence for one of his Believe It or Not stories -- but maybe you're right. --Auntof6 (talk) 12:38, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
No idea. When I was writing this it passed through my mind, "is false the correct word"? Of course I'm not a native speaker of English. In Turkish I can say "takma sakal", "yapay sakal" (artificial) or "sahte sakal" (false) etc but cannot translate them. Take "takma" as something (beard) real but does not belong to the person who wears it. Remember the Oscar Wilde Christmas story where she sold her hair and he had bought her a... "toka" in Turkish! (I'm getting old and losing my lousy English. :) "Really". --E4024 (talk) 12:51, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
I mean O. Henry. You see?! :) --E4024 (talk) 12:53, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Tu passas-te? ;-)Edit

Now this is unexpected. I’d revert it if it had been done by pretty much anyone else, but was this an oversight on your part? Or it’s something I’m failing to grasp? -- Tuválkin 05:59, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

@Tuvalkin: It was already in Category:Cities in Portugal by name. In fact, there were about 50 or so named cities under Category:Cities in Portugal: I moved them all to Category:Cities in Portugal by name, which probably just had the effect of removing them from the parent category if they were already in both. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:16, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Ah, there! So that’s what I was overlooking — thank you! -- Tuválkin 07:27, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
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