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Scanmap (talk) 22:03, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Bank of British North America

Hi! I see your recent undo-ing of my edits (BBNA building 1845 and BBNA building 1875), and I'm not disputing your edits, just have some thoughts on the subject:

My thinking was that there was other Banks of BNA (e.g. in St. John's, NL), and wanted to differentiate. Your argument of other-BBNAs with the same completion year is valid, but probably not widely known. It's made more valid because there seems to be very few BBNA banks that were built before merging with BMO. Perhaps I could suggest renaming them as "BBNA building (Toronto)" for the current building, and "BBNA building (Toronto, 1845-whence it was destroyed)" for the first incarnation? Also, I noted there was another pic of a BBNA at King/Dufferin in Toronto, so should the two buildings in question be "BBNA building (Yonge/Wellington)", or some other derivative? It appears it was BBNA #1, so perhaps it deserves precedence for the name "BBNA building" and you're completely correct in your categorization?

In a round-about way, I'm simply saying I have not seen any consistency when it comes to naming bank branches or former bank buildings, and would greatly appreciate any input you may have on this subject (previous discussions, agreed-upon standards, etc.). Thanks for your help! Fungus Guy (talk) 05:22, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Fungus Guy. Sorry for the delay in responding. As always, your actions were more thoughtful than mine. I am not aware of any guideline, discussion or convention for bank branches. I am always leery of additional disambiguation for the sake of consistency, but sometimes I suppose it makes sense. Are we sure that the existing building in Toronto is actually normally called the BBNA Building? --Skeezix1000 (talk) 20:03, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement

Picture of the Year 2013 Results

 
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Your two cents

Hi there. I wonder if you have an opinion on this discussion. I noticed that some of your uploads, eg. [1], fall into the same copyright status as my picture of Elvis. Thanks! Magnolia677 (talk) 19:02, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Barzoï74 (talk) 09:26, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Category:Roundhouse_Park

Geo Swan (talk) 15:01, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

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Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 21:36, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Canadian Crown Copyright

I was wondering if you could look over a draft essay that I've prepared [2]. I've seen a variety of discussions and DRs where a certain unfamiliarity with Canadian Crown Copyright and Crown Prerogative have proven problematic. I hope that this will provide a quick and easy overview for readers to digest within 15 minutes or less. As an experienced Canadian admin, I was hoping to hear your thoughts when you have a moment. Kindest regards, trackratte (talk) 16:28, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

ArchiveBot

Hi, I noticed you have set up User:MiszaBot to archive your talk page. Unfortunately, the bot has stopped working, and given how its operator is inactive, it is unclear when/if this will fixed. For the time being, I have volunteered to operate a MiszaBot clone (running the exact same code). With that said, your input would be appreciated at Commons:Bots/Requests/ArchiveBot 1. Regards, FASTILY 07:36, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

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Masem (talk) 05:43, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Creator template help please

Hi Skeezix, the commons.wikimedia—Creator:George_A._Grant] template has 1929 birth and 1954 death dates. Actually, those are when he began with the NPS and retired from it. The NPS Grant webpage has "(1929-1954)" in title, looking like b+d dates. Links: en:George A. Grant & Category: George A. Grant. Could you please fix this low priority detail someday? Thanks—Look2See1 (talk) 05:13, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Of course. And I haven't forgotten your other request. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 12:52, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Messy Categories

Thanks for cleaning up some of the categories in Toronto. I just looked at many of them and gave up. Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:59, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. It's a lot of work keeping up with him. I have great respect for him, and his dedication cannot be questioned, but there are just a couple of things I wish he'd work on (I say that well aware that there are things we all need to work on). --Skeezix1000 (talk) 12:54, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Having said all that, Secondarywaltz, this is unbelievable.--Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:42, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

fyi

I started Commons:Categories for discussion/2014/06/Category:Construction in Toronto, Queen's Quay, east of Yonge. In that discussion I wrote: "I think it is 100 percent clear that whoever thought Category:Roadworks on Queens Quay, Toronto should replace Category:Construction in Toronto, Queen's Quay, east of Yonge had gone off half-cocked." I don't know who authorized User:SteinsplitterBot -- but the edit summary uses the assertions of "consistency with the parent cats" very similar to assertions you use.

The comments in the section above? It is a discussion of my efforts, isn't it? I too respect your dedication, and your efforts. I too wish there were "a couple of things you would work on".

I have two problems with your frequent assertion, that reorganization is required to make things "consistent with parent categories".

First, if, for the sake of argument, the commons had a consistent category system, and you were an insider privy to that system, I think it would still be a mistake for you to reorganize images and categories, even if every other insider privy to that system would back you up, and even if the WMF had explicitly endorse the work of you insiders. Why? Because, given that the commons lacks a visible, open, transparent schema. How exactly are well-meaning good faith volunteers supposed to learn what insiders consider the one-true-category-system?

In other discussions you have expressed impatience over my requests for discussion over what you regard as "routine maintenance". If there was an overall schema which good-faith volunteers could consult, I would have a lot less impatience with assertions that actions were merely "routine maintenance". But there is no schema. And, on a project where there is no schema, discussion is necessary so that those who aren't insiders can learn what you insiders think is the proper system.

Second, my experience of how well categorized our images are, my experience is that the commons doesn't have one consistent parent category system, with a few islands of inconsistency and / or undercategorized images. Rather, my experience is that we have some islands of consistency, and that, unfortunately, those islands of consistency are not really consistent with one another.

You and I have several philosophical disagreements over how images should be organized. It is my impression that your patience with my concerns over weaknesses in categorization systems is, um, limited. So I am not going to voice those concerns here, without some indication you are ready to consider them. Geo Swan (talk) 02:06, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

This is unbelievable. Is this a joke? --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:34, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
This is really frustrating. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:32, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
I have frequently tried to help George, but eventually had to submit to his intransigence. Because of this attitude, I informed him that he has problems I can't help him with. I was then subjected to rambling rants like this. So sad. Secondarywaltz (talk) 15:06, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
I usually enjoy working with him. But when it comes to categories, I've never seen another editor like him. He is just so sloppy about his category creation, he has odd ideas about category consistency, and he has no comprehension how much work he generates for other editors. All of this we could deal with, except his first reaction is almost always to complain (long, lengthy CfDs usually) and accuse (someone hijacked my category!). Never a short, friendly note to sort anything out. He is exhausting. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:54, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Japanese culture & diasporas in the U.S.

Skeezix1000, thanks for looking into the relationship between Category:Japanese diaspora in the United States and Category:Japanese culture in the United States. In terms of hierarchy, however, "diaspora" should go below "culture" because the latter has a larger scope. A Japanese diaspora requires the presence of or involvement by a Japanese person (or a person of Japanese descent) and always carries a flavor of Japanese culture. Japanese culture, on the other hand, doesn't necessarily involve a Japanese diaspora. For instance, an American citizen of non-Japanese descent can take a Japanese pottery class at any community college in big cities, enjoy watching anime on Cartoon Network or on his laptop, purchase a translated manga at Barnes & Noble, or view Japanese artworks at a museum, without ever setting a foot in a J-town or meeting a Japanese person. In California, there is a so-called "Japanese" restaurant in almost every shopping plaza and a lot of "regular" supermarkets, such as Vons (Safeway) and Ralphs sell packaged "sushi" (or what resembles sushi), but many of these restaurants/supermarkets are operated by people of non-Japanese descent, serve/sell what Americans perceive as Japanese dishes and have mostly non-Japanese clientele. I'm not saying whether they are good or bad. I just want to point out the fact that all of these things ALWAYS carry a flavor of Japanese culture, but often don't involve a Japanese diaspora. Therefore, could you reverse the hierarchy between these two categories? Thanks. --Nandaro (talk) 16:37, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your note. Sorry for the delay in responding. Let me look at this again. Cheers, --Skeezix1000 (talk) 21:21, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I've added (English and Japanese) descriptions here to show the scope of the "culture" category. Depiction/caricature of Japanese culture (or the Japanese people) in American art and entertainment would also fall under culture but not under diaspora. --Nandaro (talk) 00:41, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for my late response (I've been under the weather). You are correct. An exhibit of Japanese art at a museum, for example, could be completely unrelated to the Japanese diaspora. Some of the content in the culture category might better belong in the diaspora category, but that's another issue. Cheers, --Skeezix1000 (talk) 18:47, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
No problem. Yes, I do agree some of the subcategories under culture could/should be moved to the diaspora category (and perhaps I will move some). Thanks and take care. --Nandaro (talk) 21:25, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Category:Warsaw_Metro_stations

Therud (talk) 08:48, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Toronto copyright uploads

The article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_historic_places_in_Toronto is currently being populated by images uploaded here Special:ListFiles/BaoHen They are all described as "Copyright© 2014 HENRYCHAO PHOTOGRAPHY All rights reserved" but have been given an Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Although the uploader's name is not the same as the copyright holder the pictures are all very recent. I am not sure whether this is genuine or not, but a big mess is being created in the wikipedia article and I don't know whether to revert or repair. Since you know TO, I have turned to you for help. Secondarywaltz (talk) 15:11, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

First, from a Wikipedia perspective, the Henry Chao images should all be sized the same as the other images in those Canadian lists, and the copyright reference should be removed from the list itself. I can't think of it at the moment, but en.wp has a guideline that effectively prohibits that kind of photo credit in actual articles and lists. I will back you up on that.

Second, from a copyright perspective, when the uploader has a different name from the named copyright holder, we often ask the copyright holder to email COM:OTRS to confirm that the images were uploaded under that particular license with his consent (or he uploaded them himself, as the case may be). I can leave a message to that effect if you would like.--Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:38, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Also, just as an aside, some of his images are nice, but others are more evidently gross HDR-type images (like File:Fourth York Post Office.jpg). To the extent he was bold and replaced existing images on that list with his own, there is nothing wrong with reinserting the original image where you do not think his image is an improvement. It was okay for him to be bold, and it is okay for you to partially revert if you disagree with the choice - with final consensus to be decided on the talk page (in the event he takes issue with your revert). --Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:41, 24 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. It was the copyright that I was not sure how to deal with, since I thought they might be genuine, and if the items were all removed I would simply revert to previous images. Some of them are a little extreme for a small thumbnail, but I can deal with that. You will be able to give more help to a new editor here in Commons than I can, so please take care of that. Secondarywaltz (talk) 17:19, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Categories for discussion/2014/10/Category:Museums of Native American culture

You might want to weigh in at Commons:Categories for discussion/2014/10/Category:Museums of Native American culture (you made an edit relevant to these categories). - Jmabel ! talk 01:02, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Category:Cherry_Street_lift_bridge

Geo Swan (talk) 18:17, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Category:1965 in Newfoundland and Labrador

was created in 2010 by you and there are only 2 images in there which are in better categories. I am going to remove the duplicate images and delete the sub category as it seems useless at the moment. Let me know if this is OK WayneRay (talk) 18:37, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello. Thanks for your note. I'm not entirely sure I understand your comment (forgive me -- maybe I am slow this afternoon). There are currently two images in Category:1965 in Newfoundland and Labrador, both of which logically belong in that category. What "duplicate" images do you mean, and what category did you want to delete? Sorry for my confusion. Cheers, --Skeezix1000 (talk) 19:48, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi and thanks. I believe they are both my images from years ago and no one has added any more. I have up to 100 1965 or so images of NFLD. The Van photo is in the Morris Minor Mini Van Cat and also bot Stephenville and Ray's Trailer Park, Bayview Motel Cat. I personally would not search out 1965 in NFLD and asked if it should be deleted as it seems mildly redundant in my opinion, no offense. but if you think it should be kept I can redirect more images there and make an appropriate link on my other pages. WayneRay (talk) 17:26, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification. I am a bit unclear why you think Category:1965 in Newfoundland and Labrador is "mildly redundant". Redundant to what? What is that category duplicating? Images like this should typically be categorized in a "[year] in [province]" category, especially when they show transportation in the province at that time. Cheers, --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:46, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
No offense taken. :) --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:46, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

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Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:06, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

King Street, Toronto

Hello again! I noticed that you changed King Street, Toronto from an ordinary category a couple of years ago, disambiguating the East and West halves. But I see that Queen Street, Toronto, for example, has its E & W as subcats instead—which I’m inclined to think better, considering that they join more or less seamlessly at Yonge: parts of a whole, logically sharing most of the same parent cats (if not all), rather than distinct entities. I thought I should touch base with you before changing anything, but for consistency’s sake I think only one of these two patterns should be adopted, whichever it is.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 23:26, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Odysseus1479. Thanks for the note. You're right - they should be consistent. The city does, interestingly, treat them as separate entities. The reason I didn't do a DAB for Queen Street was because I hadn't emptied out the parent cat yet - I didn't think it appropriate to do so until I'd sorted all the content, as I had for King. I went the DAB route, rather than subcats, because less maintenance is required (although maintenance is hardly eliminated for the DAB): when categorizing images, hotcat will require you to pick from one of the DAB items rather than categorizing in the DAB cat. As a result, there is far less sorting to be done. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:35, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks; if the city considers them discrete, that’s probably reason enough for us to follow suit. I’ll empty it, then—assuming I can determine on which side each of the contents belong—but I won’t be tackling the other Toronto E/W pairs anytime soon! I just came across it while cleaning out some NEDCs, <whine>mostly filled by upload-bots blindly converting keywords to cats</whine> … but that reminds me that there’s also a King Street dab-cat: rather than linking to King Street, Toronto there (as it does now), I think it might be better to have the E & W ‘real’ cats instead (on the same line?), to save people from having to disambiguate a second time. What do you think?
Another oddity I came across recently was a dab-cat that transcluded a dab-page linking to the targets rather than presenting its list ‘on the spot’. Any idea why that was done?—was it a standard or recommended practice at one time? Or just because it serves to a disambiguate in mainspace as well? (The page is linked from nowhere else, and links only to cats.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 02:29, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

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Hello, Skeezix. There is a proposal for a style guideline for image descriptions at the Village Pump. Previously, you have expressed an opinion about such formatting. Please feel free to join in the discussion! — hike395 (talk) 18:12, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Ao619772 casson 1020.jpg

Bonjour, Je crois que j'avais eu une autorisation par courriel pour utiliser cette image. Malheureusement, je ne la retrouve plus. Et je n'entreprendrai pas de démarches pour des justifications ou des autorisations, toutes ces histoires de droit d'auteur étant beaucoup trop complexes pour moi. Je soulignerai seulement à mon grand regret que les anglophones n'ont pas cette difficulté puisqu'ils bénéficient de cette brillante règle du "Fair Use" alors que sur nos sites francophones, on ne peut rien mettre. Dommage et anormal selon moi. Sur ce, bien à vous.--Guerinf (talk) 15:44, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Merci pour votre note. Dommage que vous ne trouvez pas le courriel. Je suis sympathique à vos problèmes avec "fair use" sur les site francophones. Malheureusement, nous n'avons pas "fair use" ici sur Commons non plus. Si vous pensez qu'il ya une chance de trouver le courriel, je peux demander que toute décision soi retardée pour quelques semaines. (Désolé pour mon mauvais français) --Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:54, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Merci pour votre réponse. Malheureusement, je n'ai vraiment plus ce courriel. Et bravo, votre français est très bon! Cordialement.--Guerinf (talk) 17:23, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

COM:VP#Formatting of image or media descriptions

Regarding your questions about "own work by USERNAME", see the section entitled "Your recent edits on several of my images" at User talk:Nyttend/archive. Nyttend (talk) 00:50, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

File renames

Thanks for your support. Admittedly, it's slightly more complicated than the one file you looked at. Check the history of File:Gottermayer-tomb-Kerepesi.jpg. I thought he was asking for a rationale (even though I would have thought it obvious from the name change) so I added one when requesting a move a second time. While I think a requested name change was reasonable, I can understand that someone might feel different. What I can't understand is a) describing my proposed name changes "without reason," b) describing my proposed new names as "terrible" c) essentially ordering me to do something on commons, d) threatening to "treat me as a vandal" despite my obvious good intentions if I don't follow the order, and worst of all, e) getting immediately angry at both me and Wieralee for failing to recognize his authority. None of these actions demonstrate COM:AGF, a healthy approach to a difference of opinion or to administrative powers. That's as civilly as I can describe his comments from my point of view.

I recognize that there might be some language issues here, but I have to say this has filled me with some serious anxiety about my future contributions to Commons. If I weren't an experienced user, I would surely have just backed down and probably never edited again. So, if it's just misunderstanding, it's a mighty dangerous kind of misunderstanding. Either way, I'm convinced a person behaving this way should not be wielding any kind of administrative authority here. I don't know the procedure for making a formal complaint, because in 9 years of steady wiki & commons editing I've never had a problem with an admin before, nor even a serious problem with another user. A quick glance at en:WP:RFDA looks like a rat's nest of reading and bureaucracy, and that's wikipedia not commons. If you could let me know where I should complain, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks. - Themightyquill (talk) 15:10, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Additionally, I'd like to know how to proceed with the remaining images of specific people's tombs in Category:Kerepesi Cemetery that are not identified as such by the filenames. I'd also like to know whether, if I were to apply for filemover rights in the future, if this episode will cause my application to be rejected. I certainly hope I haven't gotten User:Wieralee in any trouble, since s/he was helpful and courteous from the beginning. - Themightyquill (talk) 15:28, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

After I left the note on your page, I'd seen a similar note that Marcus had left on Wieralee's page and realized that the history was more complicated. But not in a way that changes my opinion or previous comment. Using the example you provided, you did initially provide a rationale (i.e. criterion 2), he refused the request as he believed no valid reason having been given, so you proposed a move again with a detailed explanation. He is entitled to disagree with your rationale, but he is not entitled to order you to do things or to threaten you. Wieralee is not in any trouble - he simply handled a move request that on its face seemed reasonable to him/her.

As for complaints, I would start at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems. However, I would wait before initiating a complaint that brings in a number of other users. You've left a note for Marcus questioning his response to you, as have I. Personally, I would give him some time to respond. Sometimes if one has spent a lot of time working on Commons, one can feel that one's efforts are unappreciated, and it sometimes means that occasionally we are not as civil as we should be. It happens to all of us. That's not an excuse, but it is perhaps a reason to see if he responds civilly with an explanation and/or apology. I have not been heavily involved in Commons lately, so have no idea if Marcus is encountering such issues regularly or this is a one-off. Obviously, if he fails to respond, or his response is equally belligerent, then it might worth asking other admins to comment on your concerns. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:19, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Still no response despite your reminder, but this continues: User_talk:Steinsplitter#File:O.C5.BCenna.2C_Poland_-_World_War_I_cemetery.jpg. It seems to me to be an unfortunately identical situation, only moreso since the original file name is apparently incorrect. I understand that you haven't been involved in Commons much lately, but I imagine if you, as an administrator, were to raise the issue with others it might have more meaning than if I do. - Themightyquill (talk) 21:15, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

No courtesy of a response. I am disappointed. I can't really speak to the issue on Steinsplitter's talk page, since Google translate only gets me so far, but it does seem to be along the same lines. I'll raise the issue tomorrow if he hasn't responded. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 21:49, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks again for your support with this, Skeezix, but I'm more than a little confused. Near unanimity in belief that his actions were inappropriate, but the discussion gets archived without resolution and nothing else happens? No apology. No warning. That's it? - Themightyquill (talk) 07:18, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Also, what to do about the remaining poorly named files in Category:Kerepesi Cemetery? And what to do about File:Ożenna, Poland - World War I cemetery.jpg, which still has an inaccurate file name? - Themightyquill (talk) 07:22, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

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Hi there. I was trying to update Category:2014 in water transport in Toronto to be in Category:2014 in transport in Toronto instead of Category:2014 in Toronto, but such an update can't be made because the latter is fixed in {{CanadaYear}}. Could you tweak the template to account for the existence of a category such as Category:(Year) in transport in Toronto? Thanks. Mindmatrix 14:42, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Mindmatrix. I'll open up the template so that anyone can edit it. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:55, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
A belated thanks. I've already added a few entries, and I'll deal with the transport-related changes at some other time. Mindmatrix 01:00, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for the heads up, @Odder:. What's the process I need to follow to retire? --Skeezix1000 (talk) 21:15, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
@ Well, ideally you woldn't retire at all, however I am very aware that there a million reasons for people to limit their activity with Wikimedia, most often just simply time constraints… If you want to resign as an administrator, you only need to sign in this section. I will forward the request to the stewards after a wait period of 24 hours (in case you change your mind), and add you to the autopatrolled user group (unless you require any other user rights, in which case please say so), and that's that. I'm really sorry to hear about this, I do hope it's only temporary. odder (talk) 21:21, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
I just haven't been very active for awhile (I had disheartening experiences here and on Wikipedia around the same time more than a year ago) and feel that I have lost touch both with the community and current approach to policies and guidelines. Not good to be an admin, yet to be so disconnected. I'm not asking that my account be deleted or anything, so I may yet get involved again. Thanks for the information. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 21:48, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
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ViperSnake151 (talk) 22:35, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

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