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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, move up to 32 pages per minute instead of 8, and upload freely licensed audio files in the MP3 format. Thank you. odder (talk) 17:45, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

"Foreign" churches in ParisEdit

Merci Place Clichy! La religion est toujours compliqué avec moi. Mais est-ce que on peut changer le nom pour garder la catégorie? --Paris 16 (talk) 14:41, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Côte d'Ivoire at the 1981 North-South Summit in CancunEdit


Yes, it took me some time to find-out who every person in the photo was. Here is a link [1] confirming that Foreign Minister Simeon Aké attended and not President Félix Houphouet-Boigny (see second link here).[2] Cheers. Aquintero82, (talk), 13:17, 10 May 2017, (UTC)


I found this picture of Reagan with "acting" President Abdus Sattar [3]. He looks very much like the photo from the summit in 1981. Cheers. Aquintero82, (talk), 13:53, 12 May 2017, (UTC)

Orthodox / Eastern OrthodoxEdit

Are you sure this is what we want to do? And so sure that it doesn't need discussion? What about Oriental Orthodoxy, which is distinct from Eastern Orthodoxy, but also falls under the broader heading of Orthodoxy? - Jmabel ! talk 22:20, 1 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi. First you add Category:Barbary Corsairs to the cat Slavery in Algeria, then you begin to add the same former cat to the files within the latter cat... Any idea how to make categorization or just a small confusion? Best. --E4024 (talk) 08:49, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

@E4024: It's debatable, really. In the absence of a cat dedicated to the w:Barbary slave trade, I thought that some files in Slavery in Algeria, but probably not all, desserve presence in both categories. However, the concepts of Barbary Corsairs and Slavery in Algeria are connected enough imho to justify the category inclusion. I wouldn't go as far as to remove slavery-related files from Slavery in Algeria to put them only in Barbary Corsairs. This would be category diffusion, which is not our case. So I guess it's one of those exceptions where the general rules for category diffusion just do not work. Place Clichy 09:02, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
If it's debatable then I will revert you and you can open a debate in our Categories for Discussion forum. Bye. --E4024 (talk) 09:05, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
@E4024: Which part do you find appropriate to revert? The category inclusion or the file inclusion? Place Clichy 09:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)


Rodhullandemu (talk) 09:43, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Men of Austria and Men in AustriaEdit

Hi Place clichy, sorry, but wether my french not my english is very good, but it's a difference between People in Austria or People from Austria - the images have all the location in Austria, but it's not sure that the people is coming from Austria - it's only working here - and so the Category:Men of Austria by occupation is so not true. True would be Category:Men in Austria by occupation - or what's your sense about this matter? --regards from Austria --K@rl (talk) 16:34, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

@Karl Gruber: Hello! I know the difference, and I created People in Austria. However, People by country categories are most often organized in People of XXX (instead of People from XXX or People in XXX) precisely because it would be too complicated to know the nationality of everybody picture in a photograph. In short, it does not matter if they are Brazilian or not, you do not have to worry of calling them "of Brazil". The worldwide renowned café waiters of Vienna are definitely an Austrian landmark, and it is perfectly fine to call them "of Austria" without asking them their ancestry. Place Clichy 16:44, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
The Category:People from is only correct, if you have a especial people with name, like an actor or a painter or a politician - all the other is not true. A People from can work also in an other country - so it's not good, if we continous the nonsens. --regards K@rl (talk) 16:52, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
@Karl Gruber: "People from XXX" is what you say. "People of XXX" is a lot more generic. Adding "People of XXX" to people working in XXX, for instance, is not nonsense. Place Clichy 18:59, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
with People of XXX" to people working in XXX is correct, but not one waiter in the Catgeory:Waiters in Austria‎ must be of Austria, but it's possible, that theare from weach other country. --K@rl (talk) 19:55, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Same problem here. The images in the category were photos of people taken in Levico Terme, not people of Levico Terme. I've re-created Category:People in Levico Terme and moved the photos back here. I've also put Category:Cecilia Vettorazzi in Category:People of Levico Terme (she was born there) so it's not empty and we don't have to be deleted. Consistency is great but (1) first of all we need consistency between the name of a category and its content and (2) there are a lot of "People in" categories (Category:People in New York City). Both categories can exist. --Jaqen (talk) 19:44, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
@Jaqen: If you look closely, you will see that I personally created Category:People in New York City yesterday, and many other categories e.g. People by city of location, in an attempt to organise these People in... categories which I found in a very anarchic state. In the process, I have found several People in... categories in the main People by location category tree, which otherwise uses People of... or People from.... It is not always easy to draw a clear line between these categories. You are of course welcome to suggest any improvement to this work. Place Clichy 20:55, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 01:14, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Template:Subject by centuryEdit

I just tried using {{Subject by century}} here: Category:18th century gallery pages by year. I can't seem to make it work. Thoughts? Evrik (talk) 17:50, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

@Evrik: 2 things are needed:
  1. You need to remove the century number from the subject parameter: {{Subject by century| subject = gallery pages by year | image = | mothercat = Gallery pages by century | nobc = 1 }}
  2. You need a hyphen in the category name (all of them): Category:18th-century gallery pages by year. I believe that this can be quickly implemented on a large number of categories with a bot work request, as this renaming seems pretty uncontroversial.
I believe that with these corrections the template should probably work better. Place Clichy 21:20, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
It's late here. I'll look at this in the morning. Evrik (talk) 04:21, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

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