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A barnstar for you...Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I, odder, hereby award you, Homo lupus, The Tireless Contributor Barnstar in recognition of your hard work in completing descriptions of various national flags at the Commons. odder 22:11, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Soviet Republic flagsEdit

Why did you change a description to russian? I think Wikimedia Commons' language is english. --Pianist (talk) 15:13, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

If you're talking about the page Soviet Republic flags, I changed it because if you go to an average country page you will find it in its native language, such as España. If you're talking about a file on the page, it was probably an accident. Homo lupus (talk) 20:05, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure about the rule (please show me it)... Also, there are some mistakes in translation. --Pianist (talk) 11:32, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
What rule? There is some consesus on certain naming conventions but there really are no rules. Commons:Языковая политика. Homo lupus (talk) 16:57, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
If you give me some time I could add other languages, the only problem is that if more than one line of text is added to each description it looks cluttered. Homo lupus (talk) 17:30, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Here is what it would look like if more captions were added. Look at this:

Флаг Российской СФСР
Прапор Російської СФСР
Сьцяг Расейскай СФСР
რუსეთის სფსრ-ს დროშა
Rusiya SFSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Украинской ССР
Прапор Української РСР
Сьцяг Украінскай ССР
უკრაინის სსრ-ის დროშა
Ukrayna SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Белорусской ССР
Прапор Білоруської РСР
Сьцяг Беларускай ССР
ბელორუსიის სსრ-ის დროშა
Belorusiya SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Узбекской ССР
Прапор Узбецької РСР
Сьцяг Узбэцкай ССР
უზბეკეთის სსრ-ის დროშა
Özbəkistan SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Казахской ССР
Прапор Казахської РСР
Сьцяг Казаскай ССР
ყაზახეთის სსრ-ის დროშა
Qazaxıstan SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Грузинской ССР
Прапор Грузинської РСР
Сьцяг Грузінскай ССР
საქართველოს სსრ-ის დროშა
Gürcüstan SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Азербайджанской ССР
Прапор Азербайджанської РСР
Сьцяг Азэрбайджанскай ССР
აზერბაიჯანის სსრ-ის დროშა
Azərbaycan SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Литовской ССР
Прапор Литовської РСР
Сьцяг Летувіскай ССР
ლიტვის სსრ-ის დროშა
Litva SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Молдавской ССР
Прапор Молдавської РСР
Сьцяг Малдаўскай ССР
მოლდავეთის სსრ-ის დროშა
Moldova SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Латвийской ССР
Прапор Латвійської РСР
Сьцяг Латвійскай ССР
ლატვიის სსრ-ის დროშა
Latviya SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Киргизской ССР
Прапор Киргизької РСР
Сьцяг Кіргіскай ССР
ყირგიზეთის სსრ-ის დროშა
Qırğızıstan SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Таджикской ССР
Прапор Таджицької РСР
Сьцяг Таджыцкай ССР
ტაჯიკეთის სსრ-ის დროშა
Tacikistan SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Армянской ССР
Прапор Вірменської РСР
Сьцяг Армянскай ССР
სომხეთის სსრ-ის დროშა
Ermənistan SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Туркменской ССР
Прапор Туркменської РСР
Сьцяг Туркмэнскай ССР
თურქმენეთის სსრ-ის დროშა
Türkmənistan SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Эстонской ССР
Прапор Естонської РСР
Сьцяг Эстонскай ССР
ესტონეთის სსრ-ის დროშა
Estoniya SSR-nın bayrağı
Флаг Карело-Финской ССР
Прапор Карело-Фінської РСР
Сьцяг Карэла-Фінскай ССР
კარელო-ფინეთის სსრ-ის დროშა
Karel-Fin SSR-nın bayrağı
(1940-1956 гг.)
Флаг Закавказской СФСР
Прапор Закавказької РФСР
Сьцяг Закаўкаскай СФСР
ამიერკავკასიის სფსრ-ს დროშა
Zaqafqaziya SFSR-nın bayrağı
(1922-1936 гг.)

This is one with even more languages:

Флаг Российской СФСР
Прапор Російської СФСР
Сьцяг Расейскай СФСР
რუსეთის სფსრ-ს დროშა
Русија СФСР-нын бајрағы
Rusijos TFSR vėliava
Стягул РСФС Русэ
Krievijas PFSR karogs
Vene NFSV lipp
Venäjän SFNT:n lippu
Flaga Rosyjskiej FSRR
Flagge der Russischen SFSR
Flag of the Russian SFSR
דגל הרפובליקה הסובייטית הסוציאל-פדרטיבית של רוסיה
Russiske SFSRs flagga
Ryska SFSRs flagga

Homo lupus (talk) 19:37, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

So what do you think? Six or seven languages would seem acceptable. One of them could be English. Homo lupus (talk) 20:52, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Do not arbitrarily remove valid file description comments because they don't conform to some preconceived arbitrary grand plan personal to yourself aloneEdit

Seems like you're up to all your old tricks and nonsense on File:British Union of Fascists flag.ant.svg. Too bad you never seem to be able to learn anything from past mistakes... AnonMoos (talk) 00:31, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

I removed it because it is incorrect. There is no citation for this symbol being banned in Austria and Germany. Homo lupus (talk) 17:16, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Furthermore, it seems you have some sort of personal vendetta against me because to my knowledge I have not deleted any language descriptions for a long time. You on the other hand, just did with the above file. You readded what I believe to be incorrect information without proof for it being correct, changed the Finnish description to Sundanese, suggesting you didn't actually look closely at my edit and removed the French, Irish and Welsh descriptions. Homo lupus (talk) 17:33, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
You owe me an apology for making broad accusations when I was correcting what appeared to be a mistake, the mistake being the statement that this a banned symbol in Austria and Germany. If someone could prove that it is banned, then I admit to a mistake of my own, however, I greatly resent you accusing me of acting in bad faith. Homo lupus (talk) 17:48, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

File moverEdit

The functionality of the template {{Rename}} has recently changed. You might need to clear your cache to see the changes. If successful you should then be able to use the new "Quick adding" link in the template to instruct CommonsDelinker to replace the old name with the new name in all wikis. Please use that every time you rename a file. If further questions arise, feel free to write on my talk page --DieBuche (talk) 10:00, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

State flagsEdit

I came across the edits that you and Fry1989 were making to some of the state flag categories. I find myself in agreement with your edits. I am not sure why Fry1989 took the position that (s)he did, but maybe he has a point that is not easily conveyed in short edit summaries. I have left a note on his talk page, and perhaps the three of us can resolve this issue over there. Cheers - --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:31, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Flag sortingEdit

I've noticed several category edits you have done, and while I have no problem with them(actually they're very helpful), I have to ask that when you come across a flag that is sorted with a number on it, for example [category cat name|3], that you not remove the numbers. The reason I ask this is because of a recent cat work you did for the many flags of the United States President. I had them organized within the Flags of the US President category by their usage date, and when you removed the sorting numbers I added, that moved them all over the place within the category. Thank you. Fry1989 (talk) 00:24, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Arabic text you added on File:Revolution flag of Egypt 1919.svgEdit

I'm not sure that my revision is absolutely correct, but your original Arabic text there was definitely incorrect... AnonMoos (talk) 22:20, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Good for you. You must be very proud of yourself. Don't bother telling me next time because I don't care. Homo lupus (talk) 22:33, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Canada as former colonyEdit

Hello. I just wanted to drop you a line to make clear that I do not disagree with you that provinces and territories were former colonies. It's a COM:OVERCAT issue. Canada as a whole is already in that category. It is overcategorization to put the provinces and the country in the same category. While I appreciate that some provinces, like P.E.I. for example, were colonies in their own right before they joined Confederation, it is messy to start including them in the former colonies category as well: in addition to the problematic COM:OVERCAT issues, it is misleading to only include some provinces because all of Canada at one point was a British Colony. Moreover, you also have complications because the colonial entities aren't necessarily the same entity as exist today: the most blatant example is today's Quebec, which is not the same thing as the 1763–1791 Quebec colony - two separate things that share a name. Anyway, I thought I should take the time to explain my reasoning, as I rudely neglected to use edit summaries last time. Hope that helps. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 21:44, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

File:Banner Al Andalus.pngEdit

That flag does not have a chevron (though in heraldic terms, it might be considered to have a field divided per chevron, which is actually completely different...). -- AnonMoos (talk) 11:14, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Evidently others disagree File:Flag type chevron.svg. It's identical in pattern to many other flags in that category so I added in accordance with that. There appears to be only one file in that category meeting the heraldic definition: File:Flag of South Kasai.svg. Homo lupus (talk) 14:47, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
Well it's really not correct terminology in heraldry, and I doubt whether it's correct terminology in vexillology, either (certainly not according to page 27 of The World Encylopedia of Flags by Alfred Znamierowski, ISBN 0-7548-0167-5, where "triangle" and "chevron" are very carefully distinguished). AnonMoos (talk) 15:06, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

wrong use of Category:Criminals of GermanyEdit

Hi Homo lupus,
it has come to my attention that you have added Category:Criminals of Germany to the cats of people of the German resistance, who had been injustly condemned by Nazi courts. It is quite absurd to label these people as criminals, as the judgements of the so-called Volksgerichtshof, who was responsible for the sentencing and execution of most if not all of these people, were a posteriori nullified per law of Germany, see de:Aufhebung von NS-Unrechtsurteilen (in german). I have therefore reverted your related edits (reverts of reverts by IP --Túrelio (talk) 21:36, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

If convictions have been overturned, I accept your reverts and I will not oppose. Homo lupus (talk) 22:34, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Happy editing. --Túrelio (talk) 07:19, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Hello, and thank you for finding a category for those Confederate flag designs. Best, MarmadukePercy (talk) 00:04, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Second Mexican EmpireEdit

You could have created the gallery page yourself and simply copy and paste the gallery I created in the other page. But it was simply better to erase the work of someone else, right? Even more when this person had all the trouble of looking around for those pictures and creating the gallery. Thanks for being so reasonable. Keep going like this. --Lecen (talk) 12:28, 9 April 2011 (UTC)


The translations you added are not useful unless they were to also contain words corresponding to "self-made", "proposed", etc. AnonMoos (talk) 20:19, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Homo lupus!

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

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Problem with text in File:2010 07 15060 5446 Amis Folk Center Taiwan.JPGEdit

I've got problems with text arrangment in this file, see File talk:2010 07 15060 5446 Amis Folk Center Taiwan.JPG
Maybe you can help -Lord Koxinga (talk) 18:49, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Category:Alopex lagopusEdit

Look at what you did to Category:Alopex lagopus: 13 localisation categories !!
That is not rational.
Think of the meaning of Category:Mammals of Russia containing Category:Alopex lagopus. It does not contain fauna endemic to Russia but fauna present in Russia.
So you transformed 'endemism categories' into 'presence categories'.
Will you put Category:Mammals of France on the thousand of mammal species present in France ?
Won't you forget some ? How many categories will you put on Category:Mus musculus which is present every where?
No, localisation categories should be restricted to pure endemism.
Regards Liné1 (talk) 07:18, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Translating the interface in your language, we need your helpEdit

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File:Caucasus-ethnic ru.svgEdit

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Ordinem (talk) 09:08, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

New York mislabeled as Virginia on Cherokee Map of US.Edit

Hello, I happened to notice that the state of "New York" (ᏄᏯᎩ) is labeled "Virginia" (ᏩᏥᏂ) on the map of the United States. I wasn't able to change the map myself, so I wanted to mention it in case there is someone that can correct it. Here is a link to the map: —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:28, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Fixed. Homo lupus (talk) 13:36, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

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Ghurid dynastyEdit

Hi, I've just noticed to File:DinastíaGúrida1149-1212-fa.svg. This is a wrong map of en:Ghurid dynasty. As the article describes, they conquered Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India, At their zenith. However, they never control western territories including Iran and Iraq. So, please correct the map. Thank you.--Sa.vakilian (talk) 14:17, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

I did not create the map; User:Rowanwindwhistler did. I just translated it. Homo lupus (talk) 14:51, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
I told him/her. However, please correct it if it is possible for you.--Sa.vakilian (talk) 10:11, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

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