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Wikimedia BarnstarsEdit

Hello. [Why?]. Thanks--Pierpao.lo (listening) 09:42, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Your categorys in G0y movement symbolsEdit

Здравствуйте! Извините, что пишу по-русски, но я не хочу коверкать английский. Вы добавляете флаг г0ев в категорию ЛГБТ-символики. Обязан вам сообщить о том, что г0и принципиально не причисляют себя к ЛГБТ-движению и держатся особняком о их культуры. Подробности смотрите здесь. --Павло Гетманцев (talk) 04:55, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

For youEdit

Enjoy it.






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LGBT vs. genderEdit

Hi, Cathy. I have undone changes you made to put LGBT categories into "by gender" categories. LGBT includes some gender aspects, but much of it is sexual orientation, not gender. Gender is whether a person is male, female, intersex, etc. The L, G, and B parts of LGBT are sexual orientation, which is who a person is attracted to, not what gender they are. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:18, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Please stopEdit

Please stop removing Category:Writers from the Netherlands with people in the categories Male writers from the NL and Female writers etc. There are >500 names and >450 photographs in the Category Writers from the Netherlands, and most of them have NOT been categorized as Male or Female. While I think the distinction is useful, I think it mainly useful as an EXTRA category, not as a separate one. Do you have any arguments for your action? Vysotsky (talk) 21:20, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your answer on my talkpage. If you talk about Commons:Overcategorization, do you mean to say that you will also empty categories like Category:Writers from France by name and Category:Writers from Russia by name? If not, would you please change Category:Writers from the Netherlands into Category:Writers from the Netherlands by name instead of removing the categories? If you do intend to go on, do you understand that you make it very difficult finding writers from the Netherlands via categories in the situation you are creating? And if you go on, will you consider softening your actions by actively helping to recategorize the remaining 950 categories and files under Writers from the NL into Male / Female? If not, your actions don't exactly improve the categorization. Vysotsky (talk) 21:38, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for fulfilling my request to move the category to Category:Writers from the Netherlands by name. Vysotsky (talk) 07:22, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

hi can you put video of man on topEdit

Thqu هاجر الورد (talk) 00:04, 10 September 2016 (UTC)


As has been discussed extensively on the archives of en:Talk:Triple Goddess (Neopaganism), Wiccans did not originate the concept of the triple goddess, and they aren't the only ones who revere a triple goddess, and the triple goddess was not part of core (Gardnerian) Wicca. The tendency to assimilate everything Triple Goddess to be part of Wicca can be annoying... AnonMoos (talk) 00:39, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Categorizing intersex people by gender or statusEdit

Please don't edit war on this, particularly without explaining your decisions. Listing intersex people under "gender" misgenders many of the subjects. The pages en:Intersex and en:List of intersex people are clear about this. Trankuility (talk) 18:48, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Can you correct?Edit

I see your name in this crono and I have decided to contact you because the correct name of this page is Aída Yéspica (see her page on for example), not Aída Yespica: can you correct the title of that page and delete the uncorrect title after the correction? Many thanks for your attention.-- 19:15, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Many thanks for your edit with the correct name, but there is a problem: in various wiki there is "In other projects Wikimedia Commons" (see in the left column) with the uncorrect name. I have corrected the name in the English Wikipedia and also in other Wikipedia, but in the left column "In other projects Wikimedia Commons" the name remained uncorrect. Can you help me? I can not understand what should I do. Many thanks for your attention.-- 13:19, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
I just got a idea: maybe the way to solve the above problem was simply this edit in the section "Commons category" at the center of the "Statements" column (note that your edit was only for the section "Other sites" at the end of the page). What do you think about it? I presume that in this way the problem now is resolved. Many thanks for your attention. Sorry for my not good english language.-- 13:32, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Category:Ancient Roman sculptures in Musée Saint-RaymondEdit

Hi ! Why do you remove this category ? Léna (talk) 17:31, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Oh you're right, thanks :) Léna (talk) 21:00, 3 November 2016 (UTC)


Hi there. Question: I thought about adding Category:Men with beards to File:Yalovalı Müslüman Genc.png but then it seemed to me like a picture taken from the internet, am I right? --E4024 (talk) 09:03, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

E4024 My photograph, this is a error. A big error because the photo is mine. Subanallah bring it back bring it back bring it back. --II. Niveles (talk) 15:22, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi Cathy, Hi NeelixEdit

Hi Cathy.
I seen you've edited a number of my edits here. I've engaged with AnonMoos on his (I presume he's a he) talk page: User talk:AnonMoos#User talk:
I solicit your wisdom on the issues I've raised there.

(It's going to be about images of nude women and have references to s-e-x, so you might want to put on your protective gear.    :-)

Thank you. 02:58, 9 January 2017 (UTC)

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German Tourist signsEdit

  Hello, Cathy, we have not only the brown Tourist signs in Germany. The green and the very old yello signs are official Tourist signs too. Look here: the newer brown sign from 1992 and the older green sign form 1971 in one picture. Thank you. Mediatus (talk) 17:36, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Cool....planning to visit Deutschland!!!.... Oh, shucks....couldn't find the flag on my keyboard😡😡😡😬😕 BulbAtop (talk) 06:32, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Hey I offer my skills as tourist guide. -- User: Perhelion 11:34, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Broken crossed circle.svgEdit

I think "Category:Nazi symbols" shouldn be reserved for actual official symbols, not things which semi-vaguely resemble them. AnonMoos (talk) 05:09, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Mödling 1934.JPGEdit

Hi Cathy, it's better to write english or german? - You added a category to this photo. But if you look exactly, you can see, that this is an ironique sign not the true - because blue and white are changed - also the german txt is contrary to the original - So the building should devasted etc, ;-) --K@rl (talk) 21:48, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

File:Hat of the Princess Beatrice of York.jpgEdit

It's not a "Symbol of marriage"; it's a hat which was worn to Kate & William's wedding by somebody who did not directly participate in the ceremony... AnonMoos (talk) 04:37, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Star anchors vs. BarnstarsEdit

Although this edit of yours takes things back to what I had originally, I suspect User:Pierpao knew what he was talking about when he changed it. Are you sure they were wrong? - Jmabel ! talk 23:44, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Not all barnstars are star anchors. And not all star anchors are on Barns. Moreover, star anchors were originally made to anchor, hold, walls together and only after used as ornaments.--Pierpao.lo (listening) 11:28, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
I think the best choice is to use the {{see also cat}} like I did.--Pierpao.lo (listening) 11:34, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Category:Photographs of LGBT pride flagsEdit

Can you explain please your removal of this category from images? Thanks. Beyond My Ken (talk) 21:58, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Category:Portland Pride 2017Edit

Hello! I know you do a lot of categorizing, especially of LGBT-related images. I just updated some images from Portland, Oregon's pride parade, as part of the ongoing Wiki Loves Pride campaign, if you have any interest in helping to categorize these photographs. No worries if you are uninterested. Happy editing! -Another Believer (talk) 03:49, 22 June 2017 (UTC)


How does this not belong in Category:Wikimedia barnstars? As the description states, he is holding this because it had just been presented to him as a Wikimedia barnstar. - Jmabel ! talk 05:30, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

LGBT / GayEdit

What's your theory for removing Category:Allen Ginsberg from Category:LGBT writers from the United States leaving it in Category:Gay writers from the United States, while at the same time removing Category:William S. Burroughs from Category:Gay writers from the United States and leaving it in Category:LGBT writers from the United States? What makes Ginsberg "Gay" and not "LGBT" and at the same time Burroughs "LGBT" and not "Gay"? I'm restoring both until you explain. Beyond My Ken (talk) 15:26, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

Lisbon tramsEdit

What happened here? (And in 10 other such categories?) I thought it could be one mistake, but ten…? -- Tuválkin 21:39, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

File:Chinglish security sign.jpgEdit

Hi Cathy,

there is a more specific category: File:Chinglish security sign.jpg

Regards, Transifex (talk) 18:03, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your categorisation efforts - I really should have done it myself - I apologise. Emphrase (talk) 20:00, 25 August 2017 (UTC)


Thanks--I must have misread this category. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:15, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Teign submergedEdit

Hi Cathy,

I just saw your post regarding permissions. I could not figure out how to submit under "fair use" or public use (these didn't seem to be options). The image is freely available to anyone on such sources as map apps/software; however, under the circumstances interposed, the image should fall under "fair use" since the image itself is not the subject being presented, but is instead used to show a contrast to an already published image and is used as a counterpoint seeking confirmation.

I don't actually want to begin a discussion, but I wanted to point out that the options for "fair use" are not obvious or easy to find. By the way, I believe I did include the attribution, so I don't understand the problem anyway.



— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jdevola (talk • contribs) 13:57, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Red cats...Edit

Hello Cathy.

Why did you remove red categories (Category:Male musicians from New Zealand, Category:Female musicians from Colombia, Category:Guitarists from Gibraltar, etc...)? Don't you think it would be better to create them than to delete them?

When someone will visit (me, perhaps) these red categories, not yet existing, s.he should find already subcategories waiting in there, but now s.he will be forced to add those you have deleted and it's double working... That's not very cooperative.

I've added these red cats because I'm sorting female and male musicians by instrument and it's a very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very long work (many instruments). Please, do something (forget guitarists and bassist for exemple: I didn't start pianists, harpists, etc...), thx.

Have a nice weekend.   LW² \m/ (Lie ² me...) 03:58, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks a lot; hope you guessed it was not against you personnaly....   LW² \m/ (Lie ² me...) 04:07, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi again  
Do you, sometimes, give some answer, just to let know the other user you agree (or not) what we talk about? I'd like to know what's your line, to be sure if we meet again we will interact positively.
Your mother language is not English, like mine (I'm French and, as your personnal page says you can't speak, read and write it) I guess you can understand what I write as I expect you to understand as I write it in English... But without a response from you I'll never know...
  LW² \m/ (Lie ² me...) 02:26, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

LGBT people from Ancient RomeEdit

Hello Cathy, not exactly a good idea to categorize it "by country". This is a categorization useful for modern countries, not for historical purposes. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 15:30, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

Cathy, I made a remark. Could you please give a sign you've taken note? -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 17:10, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. So why you think that categorizing Ancient Rome "by country" is a good idea, since this is a category for modern (last 3/4 centuries) countries? -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 18:03, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

File:Ladies cabul1848b.jpgEdit

Baklava and revani: Some desserts for you. Please share with other Wikipedians.

Hi there. What made you think this picture depicted a harem? Best. --E4024 (talk) 13:34, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

I has been used to illustrate en-wiki article en:Harem. Cathy Richards (talk) 13:35, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Hi again. Sorry, I brought your words here to keep the chat in one place. (I will add a note to my TP that I'm one of the many who prefer to continue a talk where it has begun.) Let me go directly: I have been expelled from where you mention and seeing many things I do I feel like "If I had still been there I wouldn't have time to eat or sleep". If you have a more reliable source than the one you mention, let me replace the cat. With all the due respect to Wikipedians (I'm one of them like yourself), IMHO where you saw it may confuse people looking for knowledge. Please excuse me for being so transparent. I only wanted to tell you why I made an edit. Keep well and thanks for all your contributions. --E4024 (talk) 13:48, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Your contributionsEdit

Hi again. First of all I would like you to know that I appreciate your contributions, especially on some issues of women that I have been following in Commons. Having said that, of course just like the issue in the above talk, I sometimes differ. This morning I kind of reverted you at Category:Hijabs in Tajikistan, because I pay a lot of attention to correct categorization. Now please look at the first image in that cat: File:Manija Dawlat.png. She (or it, to be more precise) is both in Category:Women wearing hijabs and Category:Hijabs in Tajikistan. Would it not be better if she were simply in one of the cats (Category:Women wearing hijabs in Tajikistan) that I proposed a couple of days ago? I'm referring to the CfD about "Hijabs by country" at Commons:Categories for discussion/2018/01/Category:Hijabs by country. I would like to see you participating at that discussion (well, if we can consider "discussion" something that nobody other than the initiator has shown interest at :) and of course freely as you believe. I'm not in search of support for my preferences, I'm in search of the best which I believe is reached at by "discussion". (Not votes, numbers, etc but "opinions".) Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 08:32, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Anglicanism is categorized as both Protestant and Catholic (NOT Roman Catholic) in liturgy and structure and has both Catholic and Evangelical movements. Classifying it as only "Protestant" is incorrect and misleading.Edit

Anglicanism is categorized as both Protestant and Catholic (NOT Roman Catholic) in liturgy and structure and has both Catholic and Evangelical movements. Classifying it as only "Protestant" is incorrect and misleading.

I am an Anglican, and know what I am talking about. Anglicans either identify themselves as either Catholic, Protestant, both, or also as an independent Western Church.

Please see sources: from

Artoxx (talk) 17:06, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Plus-minus signEdit

Look at Plus-minus sign a bit before effecting any related changes to categorization. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:07, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

User conduct report for edit warring. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:04, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
Withdrawn due to stepping back. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:18, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

SVG Anti logosEdit

How Revision of Flag_of_Giustizia_e_Liberta.svg is an “Anti logo”? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 08:26, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

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