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Thank-you for letting me know about the error on the diagram. I'll fix it now! Don't hesitate to let me know if you see any other issues with any diagrams I've worked on, or alternatively post on the Graphics Lab if I'm unresponsive. Cheers! NikNaks talk - gallery - wikipedia 19:00, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks right back to you. Richardw (talk) 19:08, 21 December 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I checked on [rzjets] before to load the file and write the descriptions.Chesipiero (talk) 19:15, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Deletion helpEdit

Hi Richard! If you need help with deletions, please let me know how I may be of assistance to you. We can always use more help with the never-ending housekeeping around here. There's links to various parts of the deletion process on my user page, if that's not helpful enough, please ping me, and I'll be happy to help. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 15:51, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the offer. Should it be necessary, I might take you up on it ;) Richard 16:07, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Template:Potd/2016-11-22 (nl)Edit

Hi Richard,

Could you check if this translation is correct:Template:Potd/2016-11-22 (nl), I changed the image, too much of the same. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 18:51, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Hello Rodrigo! It would have been understandable, but it wasn't entirely correct. I tweeked it and added a few links. Thanks for bringing the updated image to my attention, and for changing it in the first place – the last few weeks, there was too little variation. Richard 19:48, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you Richard, I really appreciated.
And yes, same authors, same themes :/...
-- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 04:27, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Insults must be deletedEdit

Hi. I will make a request for you. Revision texts of publicly insulted changes to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk are hidden in the Dutch Wikipedia. I would like to delete them and put "Ataturk1930s.jpg" in the portrait section of the information box. I can not make any changes in the Dutch Wikipedia. I connect to the Wikis via VPN because Wikipedia is banned in my country.

The changes that need to be deleted from the revision text record are: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10] (The second of the same change, must be deleted), [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [16], [17], [18], [19], [20], [21], [22], [23]. Thank you so much. - Ullierlich (talk) 14:10, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello Ullierlich. I have looked at each and every revision you listed, but although some (most?) are good examples of bad taste, none of them meet the criteria for hiding them in the page history. In the Dutch Wikipedia, revisions are only applicable for hiding in case of cyberbullying, privacy issues and copyright infringement. As for the suggested image swap: I see no good reason to do so. All in all, I cannot help you. Sorry about that. Richard 14:55, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

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Hej FogueraC! I do not understand why file:Afrikaans-Dutch language world.svg should be removed from the category:Linguistic maps of the Afrikaans language but kept in the category:Linguistic maps of the Dutch language. The same map gives info on both languages, so it would seem logical to include it in both categories. Can you enlighten me? Richard 10:32, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

It's a terminological conflict. "Dutch" may refer to the (let's say) "proper Dutch" or to the "bigger Dutch" that is the union of proper Dutch and Afrikaans. As the map gives info on both proper Dutch and Afrikaans, it should be in the bigger Dutch category. In Commons, the Afrikaans category is in the Dutch category. So this means that the Dutch category is the bigger Dutch category.
I don't know if there is any criteria for the categorization of languages in Commons. As I have seen, it seems to agree with the family language section in the infotable of the English Wikipedia. At least, it is the criteria that I use. You can see that in the Afrikaans infotable it is categorized as Dutch. If you want to change it, I imagine that it should be changed there first. --Foguera (talk) 20:04, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Usually, one would categorize items in the deepest branch of the category tree that fits. For instance, 'Eiffeltower' would be in 'Paris' which in turn would be in 'France'. Putting 'Eiffeltower' in 'France' as well would be superfluous. In this case, it becomes a bit harder since 'Afrikaans' would be a deeper branch than 'Dutch'. However, the map deals with both 'Afrikaans' and 'Dutch' so putting it only in the category 'Afrikaans' would make it incomplete. Still, not putting it in the category 'Afrikaans' does not feel right, either. As you said: 'Dutch' is an ambiguous term. On the map, it is used for what you call 'proper Dutch'. It does not include 'Afrikaans'. Since the map makes a distinction between Dutch and Afrikaans, in my opinion, it would be better to keep the map in both categories. Richard 09:35, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
For now, I have re-added the category. Richard 08:59, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Template:Potd/2017-10-16 (nl)Edit

Hello, you created this template for a POTD, unfortunately the picture didn't correspond with the right mosque. This is fixed now and the text description you created is not accurate anymore, could you please have a look at it and improve it accordingly. Best, Poco2 18:24, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Same applies to Template:Potd/2017-07-17 (nl), Poco2 18:35, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
¡Hola Poco²! Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I don't think those templates will be used very often anymore, but I have corrected the text so that the correct mosque is mentioned. Richard 20:18, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

Revision history of "Template:Potd/2018-12-06 (en)"Edit

Hi, please take take when editing POTD text. You introduced an error on my 30 November image, changing variegated to variagation. Makes me look ignorant/careless! Thanks, Charles (talk) 21:03, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Okay, I made an error. Sorry about that. Truth be told, you could have been a bit more careful as well (not only in the template, but here as well (missing "=", double "take", no "care")). I don't think anyone would have called you "ignorant", though. Richard 22:46, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
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