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If you ever need anything, poke around on my user page &/or leave me a message on my talk page!! Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 19:25, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! :D Mvolz (talk) 18:37, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Coloring booksEdit

Re: this edit: You did this same edit before, I reverted you with the summary comment, "rv, it's the cover of a coloring book, how could it more belong in Category:Coloring books?" You have in no way responded to my comment, you've simply repeated the edit. I'm not going to edit-war, but I still don't understand the rationale of your edit. Would you please explain what this is about? - Jmabel ! talk 14:56, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

@Jmabel:, Sorry about that! I didn't realise you had rv-ed it until I had already changed the categories again. I was systematically clearing out the Category:Coloring books of anything that wasn't a literal coloring book (if you look at the category now you can see it only contains actual coloring books.) so I chewed through a lot of pics. It's a bit of a weird case; normally f if or categories on commons, the "images relating to" part is implied for any given category. So I re-categorised a lot of things as covers of books (if they were) or coloring, although some things don't really fit into those. I'm not sure what the solution is... an "images related to coloring books" category seems not very discoverable, but "actual literal coloring book files" seems unintuitive too... thoughts? Mvolz (talk)
We could have a Category:Covers of coloring books as a subcat of Category:Coloring books. But certainly if I were using the category hierarchy looking for pictures of coloring books, I'd start at Category:Coloring books, and under your approach these wouldn't be discoverable starting there. I wouldn't ever think to look for a more specialized category first. - Jmabel ! talk 23:42, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
@Jmabel: ok, I have moved all the coloring books into Category:Printable coloring books and made it a subcategory of Category:Coloring books and put the cover image back in.Mvolz (talk) 15:27, 11 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, that seems much more reasonable. - Jmabel ! talk 00:00, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Empty descriptionsEdit

Hi Mvolz, all your uploads have empty descriptions and Language templates with no text displayed. Is there any way to avoid this in future? --Arnd (talk) 07:35, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

@Aschroet: Sorry! First time batch uploading ^-^. I'll be careful not to do that in the future. Mvolz (talk) 08:21, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
No problem at all. I will cleanup the uploaded files soon. Is there any preferable description i could give to all these files? --Arnd (talk) 08:51, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
@Aschroet: How do you clean them up? Is there a tool you can use? They all have good descriptions on the site I took them from but I wasn't sure how to bring those over except manually. "Bee mites" would be descriptive of all the photos, but they also generally have the species name in the title. Mvolz (talk) 12:00, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

File tagging File:Sennertia surinamensis on host BMOC-96-0510-228.jpgEdit

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Smooth O (talk) 13:28, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Done. Mvolz (talk) 13:37, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
@Smooth O: So unfortunately there are approximately another 1000 or so photos all from this same website and I apparently neglected to link to the copyright page on all of them. Nor did I put them all in their own category. Just an FYI in case you find any others. I'll look into trying to figure out how to batch edit these... Mvolz (talk) 13:41, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
Okay, so all the images are now in a category that has the copyright information at least. See: [1] Mvolz (talk) 15:02, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

File:9-Spadiseius spathiphyllae paratype female2 gnathosoma BF100.tif.jpgEdit

Can you be more spefcific about which web page this came from rather than link directly to the image?

This is so that any relevant academic paper this came from can be given appropriate credit. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:38, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: done, although these photos were batch uploaded rather badly (sorry) and so there are a bunch more that have this issue; see Category:Bee_Mite_ID:_Bee-Associated_Mite_Genera_of_the_World, where there is more information about crediting them. Mvolz (talk) 09:09, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Could you help me?Edit

I have seen your suggestion for the 'double breastfeedig' category, and which should actually be called 'tandem nursing'. If you are absolutely sure, would you be so kind to change the name? Thank you.:-) --Latemplanza (talk) 14:39, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

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