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



thanks for the note regarding metacat. I will add the sort parameter. I see what it is for. Hmains (talk) 04:31, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

  • thanks for fixing the two I missed; working too late, too tired. Hmains (talk) 17:59, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

How to delete file?Edit

I created a non-free image File:The Myth of the Negro Past.jpg on Commons. How do I delete it? I want to create the same file, but on Wikipedia. Thanks. Mitchumch (talk) 10:46, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

@Mitchumch: On the file page, you should see a "Nominate for deletion" link under tools on the left side of the page. Click that and follow whatever prompts come up. --Auntof6 (talk) 14:49, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

How to delete a categoryEdit

In the course of my work, I sometimes create categories that are wrong in some way (such as wrong spelling) and a little while later want to delete them. How to do? Hmains (talk) 18:06, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

@Hmains: There are templates for this that you put at the top of the category. The main one is {{Speedydelete}}. The syntax and options for that are documented at Commons:Criteria for speedy deletion. There are also some other templates that can be used for specific reasons. The ones I find most useful are:
  • {{bad name}} -- takes a parameter giving the existing page with the correct name
  • {{category renamed}} -- takes a parameter giving the existing cat with the new name
  • {{empty page}}
Some of those are not just for categories, and one is a redirect. Hope that helps. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:29, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I will check things out. Hmains (talk) 02:56, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Geçmiş olsun!Edit

"Tavuk suyu çorba", sometimes heals better than a doc and nurse together. :-)

Heeey, did you have a health problem? Very sorry to hear that. I hope you are perfectly well by now. The title is the Turkish saying equivalent to "get well soon". Best wishes. --E4024 (talk) 00:09, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

@E4024: Yes, I developed appendicitis, which was caught early, and had an appendectomy. They did the surgery as an outpatient procedure, laparascopically, so I was never even actually admitted to the hospital. Everything happened very fast and was successful. I'm mostly OK now, just a little irritation at the places where the three incisions were made. Thanks for asking. :) --Auntof6 (talk) 00:30, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Good to hear you're alright. I had one operation in my life, also with laparotomy, but with the gall bladder; consequence of loving to eat... --E4024 (talk) 00:36, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Category:Tamil-language filmsEdit

The reason I made that edit was, the category is getting overpopulated and all the files listed in it should belong in sub-categories. If adding {{container cat}} is not the way, what is? Adding {{cat diffuse}}? Please ping me since I am not as active in Commons as English Wiki. --Kailash29792 (talk) 05:26, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

@Kailash29792: First, I don't see that they all need to be in subcategories, because we don't need to create categories for films that have only one file. However, if you want to encourage diffusing the category, there are a couple of ways to do that. You could use either {{cat diffuse}}, as you suggest, or you could use {{categorise}}. I think it's OK to have a lot of files in the category, though, especially if there aren't multiple files for one film. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:39, 3 April 2019 (UTC)


Why have you done such re-categorization?! That subcat is supposed to discriminate photos from other files with the same subject (ie paintings). --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 19:00, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Categories with names like "Photographs of <foo>" are generally reserved for subcategories that group photos by some characteristic. Examples of such characteristics are black and white photos, portrait photos, and close-up photos, but there can be others. Photographs in general, especially color photographs, are the overwhelming majority of the images on Commons, so that's a de facto default and they don't need a separate category, except to group them as mentioned above. If an individual photo isn't in a more specific category based on what's in the image, it can go in the main category, which in this case is Category:Topless standing women. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:29, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Another common type of Photographs cat is for subjects that are usually (or very often) depicted in non-photographic images: flags, insignia, &c. But for subjects that are most often photographed, it’s the other media that are normally split off: Foo in art, Drawings of Bar, and so on.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 21:50, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
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