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Hi, Hmains. I just gave you AutoWikiBrowser access. Sorry for delay. Taivo (talk) 17:45, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Transport → TransportationEdit

Hi! What is the purpose of renaming "transport" categories to "transportation", for example this one? Has there been some discussion somewhere? Best regards, ––Apalsola tc 22:27, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

  • My changes involve the United States. 'transportation' is the term of use in the United States, never 'transport'. This can be seen with w:en:Category:Transportation in the United States and its subcats, articles and references. I understand we are supposed to honor country usage for items about that country. Thanks Hmains (talk) 22:45, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
Please notice that according to the policy, "local dialects and terminology should be supressed in favour of universality if possible", so we are not "supposed to honor country usage for items about that country". Also, according to Commons:Rename a category#Types of renames, only "trivial fixes" can be done without community input (discussion). ––Apalsola tc 08:58, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Just to notice, I created a move request on Category:Transportation infrastructure in the United States. ––Apalsola tc 14:52, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
I figure any category move should be suggested for discussion beforehand. Minimum, a few days in advance, in the Talk Page. Where files or subcats are as many as this one, do more. Turbulence is expensive. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:32, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Category:Weather stations in UzbekistanEdit

Sorry for my edition on that category, I was too fast. I reverted it.

Pierre cb (talk) 12:44, 11 May 2019 (UTC)


Hi! The building where aircraft are stored, is a hangar, not hanger. And what is the point in creating categories with only one "by country" sub-category anyway? ––Apalsola tc 12:54, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Thanks for noticing my spelling error, which is now corrected. The category structure is based on the parent category structure. Hmains (talk) 01:31, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Irish post officesEdit

Since 1984 Irish post office are no longer government buildings [1] but are run by An Post. Ww2censor (talk) 04:22, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

  • but the reference you put here states that An Post is government owned so what is the difference? Government direct or indirect is still government. Thanks Hmains (talk) 04:25, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Oceania is a regionEdit

Oceania is not a continent, but a region. Australia is a continent and a country. Please do some research before incorrectly removing continent categories from Australia and slapping them into Oceania. Bidgee (talk) 22:57, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Sorry, but in the entire category structure here, Oceania is a 'continent', one of the 7 continents, which I am sure you can see here in Commons, as well as in EN:Wikipedia. Your statement is inappropriate. Thanks anyway. Hmains (talk) 23:03, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
  • (talk page stalker) Hmains is right. There are multiple points of view about what makes a continent. Commons has chosen a view that recognizes seven: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America. This is not to say that other views are wrong, just that Commons needs one view for consistency. Viewing Oceania as a continent allows all the islands and countries in the area to belong to a continent, which is helpful in categorization. In school I learned that Australia is a continent so I also had to adjust to the way it's seen here, but it works well for Commons' purposes. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:25, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Oceania is just a geographical region, not a continent nor does it meet the definition of one! English Wikipedia correctly states Australia in the article and categories. Bidgee (talk) 23:28, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Regardless, Commons category structure treats Oceania as a continent and Australia, among others, as a country in that continent. Since categories in Commons are what is being considered here, I will make edits to reflect this Commons category structure. Every Commons editor should do the same. Thanks Hmains (talk) 17:03, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Your talk pageEdit

Hi, Hmains. You might not have realized, but it is not the usual practice to keep general notes on a talk page the way you do. It makes it a little harder for people looking to communicate with you. Do you think you could move your notes to your user page or to a user (not user talk) subpage? Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:32, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Oh. Well, yes I can do that. Thanks Hmains (talk) 20:33, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Autopatrol givenEdit

Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This has no effect on your editing, it is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones like yours. In addition, you can now share images from Flickr using the UploadWizard, batch-upload up to 500 files with UploadWizard instead of 50 and upload freely licensed audio files in the MP3 format. Thank you. --4nn1l2 (talk) 07:57, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Category:Carnegie libraries in Mississippi (state)Edit

Hello Hmains, please revisit your moves of "Category:Carnegie libraries in Mississippi (state)" to "Category:Opera houses in the United States by state". When built, these library buildings had nothing to do with 'opera houses'. I think your intention was to move them to "Category:Carnegie libraries in Mississippi". Thanks. Woodlot (talk) 22:28, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Well is the arts and library worlds, there are always surprises. Fixed. Thanks Hmains (talk) 02:53, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

CategoriesEdit and other similar edits are kind of backwards. If you want to add Category:Clubhouses in Washington (state) to Category:Longview Women's Clubhouse that would be reasonable, and I will now do that, but there is no point to adding it to each individual image of the clubhouse. - Jmabel ! talk 04:57, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I was just trying to add the images of the actual clubhouses to the clubhouse category, not the club itself if it had more images than just those of the clubhouse. Hmains (talk) 05:01, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
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