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Hi Takeaway,

I've used Chrome at times over the years but at this time I don't want to use it.

We don't know each other as editors. We have had little or no interactions that I'm aware of outside your posts on my talk page.

I truly appreciate good advice, and I'm certain I could learn from you as you clearly know a lot. I'm aware that I have many deficiencies and want to improve. But in all good heart, I wish that you would stay off my talk page. There's something about the way you show up there that brings me down for the rest of the day or longer. That is the reason for my request. Kalbbes (talk) 23:17, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

@Kalbbes: I shall in future, when I encounter more categories that you have created but don't make sense, not ask you why you created them. - Takeaway (talk) 07:42, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

"Bandaraban" images by FerdousEdit

Thank you for sorting those better... I was basically just slotting them somewhere 'in the right general direction' as an improvement on something like 'places' or 'food'. Reventtalk 04:17, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

You're welcome, User:Revent! - Takeaway (talk) 07:50, 18 August 2016 (UTC)


hi, you have nominated many of images I've uploaded for deletion because as you have said that they are kind of "Art" of unidentified significance. I'm a new user here so I don't understand what that sentence means, can you please tell me what kind of ART images I'm allowed to upload? thank you so much for understanding. --Super ninja2 (talk) 22:31, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi too Super ninja2. Please read COM:NOTUSED which states in the section Examples: "Artwork without obvious educational use, including non-educational artwork uploaded to showcase the artist's skills". If the artwork had been made by a well-known artist, it would be a different matter because then the artwork could be used to, for example, illustrate an article about that artist. - Takeaway (talk) 23:19, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
thank you so much ^_^ I appreciate it--Super ninja2 (talk) 00:22, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

hi Takeaway.

What you mean "well-known artist" could explain this?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Paweł Marcinek (talk • contribs) 08:16, 22 December 2016 (UTC)
@Paweł Marcinek:. For this, please read - Takeaway (talk) 12:00, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Salad ingredientsEdit

Hi. As you like food items, I want to tell you that maybe you have not seen the category I opened on "salad ingredients". I am sure you know of many items to put in there. On the other hand, in your photo album you refer to "both bridges on the Bosphorus". Since lately there are three of them maybe you might like to use "two of the three bridges" at the legend. Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 13:56, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

photos on Lomami National Park pageEdit

Hi, I noticed you nominated to delete the pictures I uploaded, because i made a mistake. I changed the license category. Could you remove your request please? I don't know how to do it. Thank you. Best, Cintia Garai Cintia Garai (talk) 12:50, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

@Cintia Garai:. Hi too Cintia, the problem with the license is not solved by changing the license in Wikimedia from CC-BY-4.0 to CC-BY-2.0. The problem lies with another part of the license of the original Flickr uploads (see this image for instance), which prohibits the commercial use of the images. This last bit is incompatible with available licences on Wikimedia Commons. As long as this isn't solved in Flickr, the deletion request must stay. Kind regards, - Takeaway (talk) 21:42, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
PS If you want to contest the deletion request, please do so on the nomination page itself as outlined in the instructions in the notifications of the deletion requests on your talk page. - Takeaway (talk) 22:13, 26 October 2016 (UTC)


Hi Takeaway, you categorized the Eisbein to austrian pork dishes. But its only a german meal. In Austria there are the Category:Schweinsstelze as the most similar dish. --ragrds from Austria --K@rl (talk) 18:04, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

@Karl Gruber: There were a whole bunch of photos of food in Austria in the "Eisbein" category. Should they be in there or have they been moved to another category in the meantime? - Takeaway (talk) 22:41, 29 October 2016 (UTC)
This is correkt, if the photo is from Austria so it should be moved. But thanks of the review, I will correct there. --regards K@rl (talk) 07:40, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Pointing leftEdit

I noticed that you reverted my removal of the "Pointing left" category from File:2010 0517 Soi Ngam Duphli 04.JPG, but without an edit summary. Why? No one is pointing left in the image; there is only someone pointing right, and the "Pointing right" category is already used on the image. Any clarification you might provide would be greatly appreciated. Neelix (talk) 01:18, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Please look at the photo carefully, and read the file description. PS I did leave an edit summary: "read".- Takeaway (talk) 01:29, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Images can be found widely on the Internet?Edit

Could you show me the links where you found my files on internet? Prettyboy361 (talk) 12:13, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

@Prettyboy361: I found many instances of each of your uploads on the Internet through Google Image Search. Is there any way that you can prove that the images are yours? Please read COM:OTRS for more information. - Takeaway (talk) 12:24, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

File:Beer Leo.jpgEdit

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Hmmm.... COM:PACKAGING again... 🤐 - Takeaway (talk) 09:58, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Fenugriek-spice.jpgEdit

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Yours sincerely, JuTa 22:14, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Oleg Stukalov artworksEdit

Hi Takeaway, the author of the artworks that have been requested for deletion is my father Stukalov Oleg Konstantinovich. He is not familiar with Internet but he asked me to create his page on Wikipedia and gave me the images and books for scan. How can he give a permission for the images? Thank you in advance for your answer. Best regards,


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Aliole (talk • contribs) 18:29, 21 January 2017 (UTC)
@Aliole:, please follow the appropriate procedure mentioned in COM:OTRS. Thank you. - Takeaway (talk) 18:38, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Category:MiracoliEdit (talk) 10:25, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Removal of posts on Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems pageEdit

Hello takeaway You have selectively removed a number posts without any explanation. I assume that is because you are an admin and we have posted things on the wrong page. Please explain what process I need to follow to a) sort out the edit war and b) get a response from user Srittau? Thank you, Charles (talk) 18:43, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

I am not an admin. I only undid your edit, which I could only assume was a mistake, because you had, with your edit, removed many of the recent threads by posting old threads that had been already taken care of, over them. And I did provide an edit summary. - Takeaway (talk) 19:47, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Need youEdit

Hi Takeaway,

I'm Nadia, I'm a advertising producer, and I'd like to ask you something, but privately please... Could you please send me an email at my personal address :

Thanks & Warm regards*


@Nadia J:. Sorry, but I prefer keeping my interactions on Wikimedia/Wikipedia public. I have a huge dislike of private dealings when it concerns Wikimedia/Wikipedia. I might reconsider and make an exception if you can at least give me some info on what you want to talk to me about. If it has to do with adding promotional content to Wikimedia, there are ways of doing that while still in accord with Wikimedia rules and regulations. You can ask for more info @ Commons:Village pump. - Takeaway (talk) 11:06, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Category:All media needing categories as of 2016Edit

There are >200 files to be transferred to Category:Unidentified subjects in Iran. It's impossible to do it using Cat-a-lot. Do you know a way? Thanks--Frze > talk 09:23, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi Frze. I have no idea either. Maybe someone over on Commons:Village pump might know? Good luck! - Takeaway (talk) 14:04, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletes, 2Edit

As we talked about before(, for speedy, please provide the URL to the page you think contains one larger, or older - or for some other reason is why you think this is a copyright violation. If you're putting it up after having found the exact one, what is to say google search will yield same one to someone else, and why repeat the search? If you have no URL, or if you're not sure, please use deletion nomination instead. Thanks. Ellin Beltz (talk) 20:40, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi again Ellin Beltz. C&P-ing a url of a google image search result is kind of a hassle on a mobile phone (I often clear out categories during train commutes) but sure, I'll go back to providing url's in clear-cut copyright violation cases. The problem with many of these copyvio uploads here on Commons is that it doesn't really depend on just one easy to find original file somewhere on the internet but more on a certain image indeed circulating widely without it being possible to discover where it originated from. All I can link to is the simple google image search result (which is a huge url) showing that it is indeed a very common image that has been uploaded to Commons as "own work". You seem to be the only one demanding that though. All other admins so far seem to be okay with just the sentence that it appears widely on the internet. - Takeaway (talk) 08:43, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
I'm sorry pasting a url is hard for you on your mobile. It's never stopped me - although my phone is an old S3. This page shows how to use the "share" feature (hidden under the three dots at upper corner of your browser) to easily paste the addresses. It works like that for twitter and pasting to chat also. If that's not your platform or browswer, perhaps Google how to do it on your particular smartphone?
What each admin does and how we follow the speedy rules is to our own conscience and how much heat we're willing to take for a mistaken decision. I would prefer none and am careful. I do not believe I am the only admin who needs proof which shows (a) as you suggest that larger and older images are widely spread and/or (b) as I request the exact URL from which it was taken in order to speedy, (c) or some other obvious truth about why the image is a copyright violation (metadata, watermarks, what is said on source page, external links no permission, etc.). What I don't accept is "I found this on the internet" with no link and no evidence. I personally do not delete based on "oh ya I found it on the internet somewhere" without a link whether naked or buried - which sends the admin to duplicate your effort. "What other admins do" is on them in the same way that "Other Stuff Exists" is not a criteria for image deletion.
For me, speedy is that we have to be totally sure its swiped - otherwise it's a deletion nomination to give everyone time. A week or two extra in most cases is not the end of the world - and the cases which are obvious (i.e. Getty, AP, metadata marked, 10,000 google hits larger and older) are easy to take out. Point (a) above is obvious - but the images have to be Larger and/or Older than the upload in question... 10,000 hits on thumbnails does not show that our larger image was taken from their smaller image. In the absence of the image being widely distributed, and only one or a few copies showing results in the point of (b) above is to direct us to the actual image that you think causes the copyright violation. I have seen several to many cases where people have pointed fingers and claimed COM:COPYVIO!! and it turned out the webpage took the photo from Commons and then used it themselves. This is only one reason why I am careful. As before, I cannot speak for the actions of other admins - I only know that you were told this before and - as above - you agreed to do it. Please do google up how to paste a link on your mobile - the problem will solve itself. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 14:23, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

A questionEdit

Does this image have any copyrights? because it's just simple lines on it. Thanks--Super ninja2 (talk) 20:03, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi there Super ninja2. I only deal with simple copyright violations where other people's work is uploaded to Commons as if it were either "own work" or when they lack permission from the copyright holder. If a couple of lines put over a reproduction of the Mona Lisa can be regarded as a completely new artwork, and therefor uploading it to Commons without permission of the artist would constitute a copyright violation, is debatable. I tend to think it does but others here might not be so inclined. Best to put your question to a larger group of people over at the COM:Village Pump. - Takeaway (talk) 21:05, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Apologies and thanks.Edit

Because I am a newbie, I did not understand how to correctly upload the images. I assure you it will not happen again.

Thanks for the notices and my sincere apologies.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by ErickWikiLoco (talk • contribs) 17:14, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Cuisine in SöldenEdit

Hi Takeaway, at first many thx of your photos about foods in various regions. I sw that you has mede some photos als from foods in tyrol. But I think its not a good idea, to catigorize directle in a category of this village like Sölden, because many of these foods are typical for the austrian kitchen. So I would find, that it would be better to categorize in biger regions like Tyrol or Austria. If it's more to specify, this should be make a people of this region. - This should be only a tip and not a critic. --Regards from Lower Austria, where we eat also the most of these , like File:2015 0723 Apfelstrudel Gaislachalm Sölden.jpg :-) --K@rl (talk) 14:14, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

PS you see that File:2015 0723 Germknödel Buttersoße Gaislachalm Sölden.jpg is also a typical food from Czechia and not only from Tyrol or Austrie. It's a differnece, where you found it. I can make a photo from Cevapcici or Spaghetti bolognese in Vienna, but this is not a food from there. --K@rl (talk) 14:18, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
The foods are categorized in the category "Food in Sölden" as well as in the category of the food stuff in which it belongs, such as the category "Germknödel" which is in one of the subcategories of "Cuisine of Austria". Note also that the Sölden category is called "Food in..." and therefore denotes what was eaten in Sölden. It is not called "Cuisine of Sölden" which implies local cuisine. - Takeaway (talk) 14:22, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
Okay, so I have never seen this aspect, but this could be also alright. --K@rl (talk) 16:10, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

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And also:

Yours sincerely, --Jonatan Svensson Glad (talk) 14:56, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

I've gathered from earlier COM:PACKAGING deletions, that Marlboro packaging wasn't copyright protected. I might be wrong. - Takeaway (talk) 16:40, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

File:Yuli Wildlife Sanctuary+ fu tang chen+005.jpgEdit

In this edit, I see you add Category:Yu Shan National Park to File:Yuli Wildlife Sanctuary+ fu tang chen+005.jpg. It looks like, it was not shot in Yushan National Park. You see this file title is written "Yuli Wildlife Sanctuary". In my opinion, I think the uploader wants to express "Yuli Major Wildlife Habitat". But what I want to know do you know that this file should be classified to "Yushan National Park"?--Kai3952 (talk) 04:44, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

@Kai3952: It would seem that I accidentally moved that file to Category:Yushan National Park while moving a whole bunch of other files out of Category:Protected areas of Taiwan which had been over-categorised or incorrectly categorised. I don't often make mistakes categorising media but with nearly 300,000 edits, a few are bound to have occurred. Please be so kind to place it into the correct category. If you run into any problems while doing so, feel free to contact me again. - Takeaway (talk) 09:14, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Re: Please put into correct categoryEdit

I received the message you left on my talk page. Yes, I know what you say, but I thought you would do. I'll do it now and puts this file into the category of "Yuli Major Wildlife Habitat." But, before that I would like to ask you to read the official announcement at "the website of the Council of Agriculture." As you can see, it is written "同區域並公告為「玉里野生動物保護區」." This means that Yuli Major Wildlife Habitat and Yuli Wildlife Refuge are both in the same place. Of particular note is that the objects they protect are different.--Kai3952 (talk) 13:30, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

@Kai3952: And I thought you would put it into the correct category, seeing how you seem to know way more about these things, read Chinese, and also because I asked you so in my reply to your query here above. In any case, thngs worked out nicely eventually. - Takeaway (talk) 14:17, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
Then let's talk about what you do mean. When you say: "seeing how you seem to know way more about these things", what are you saying?--Kai3952 (talk) 14:34, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
@Kai3952: Please don't read things into something as innocent as my observation that you indeed seem to know much more about how to categorise media pertaining to nature in Taiwan. - Takeaway (talk) 14:58, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
You want to tell me that my Chinese is better than English?--Kai3952 (talk) 15:20, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
I said nothing of the sort but you seem to read things that just aren't there so who knows? - Takeaway (talk) 15:27, 20 September 2017 (UTC)
I see you say "read Chinese". Anyway, I have done what you said.--Kai3952 (talk) 05:43, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
Yay! - Takeaway (talk) 08:50, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

Removing from category "Bundeswehr"Edit

Hi, just noted you moved my pic(s) of "Wald der Erinnerung" from the Bundeswehr category. As this is a place of remembrance for Bundeswehr soldiers, think it should stay in this category as well?

(Allright, as a newbie I might be wrong, but this seems not to make much sense?)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 16:01, 21 September 2017 (UTC) Category:Wald der Erinnerung, which is the correct category for the files you are talking about and to which I had moved them, is a subcategory of Category:Ehrenmale der Bundeswehr, which again is a subcategory of Category:History of the Bundeswehr, which in turn is a subcategory of Category:Bundeswehr. Files in Wikimedia Commons should only be placed in the most specific category or categories, and not in their "parent" categories. For more info on the categorisation system of Wikimedia Commons, please read COM:CAT and COM:OVERCAT. - Takeaway (talk) 16:23, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you ....street food cat. For your tireless contributions in wikimedia.. Great job!!...Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your tireless contributions in wikimedia.. Great job!!

David Adam Kess (talk) 2nd of october. 2017 (UTC)

Nawab dynastyEdit

Hi Takeaway,

I am trying to make the pic Nawab and cheetahs more good.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by MUHAMMAD SIKANDAR SHAH (talk • contribs)
Great. - Takeaway (talk) 15:57, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Need HelpEdit

Thanks for undoing this user's edits. This user is blocked on Urwiki for one day, because he was using multiple accounts. (this user on urwiki).Can you please complain this user? BukhariSaeed (talk) 06:35, 10 October 2017 (UTC)


Turkish Noodles called: Kadaif and they are not Qatayef that is a dessert that served after Ramadan. פארוק (토론) 2017년 12월 1일 (금) 22:08 (KST)

Sorry but I am the Turkish cuisine person here. They are not noodles (at all) and called "kadayıf". FYI. Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 13:26, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for answering! - Takeaway (talk) 13:28, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
As I also come from a huge majority moslem country, there is no such concept as "after Ramadan", which would mean "11 months of the year". --E4024 (talk) 13:30, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Not at all. --E4024 (talk) 13:30, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit


Андрюша Романов (talk) 14:20, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Food for thoughtEdit

A plate with crab substitute

Hi. I was almost going to write "food for the kitten" as title but desisted. My sense of humour does not appeal to all. I like these things and eat a lot, with soya sauce and drops of lemon juice, together! :) I don't know which cat (I mean category :) is the correct one to add... Thanks in advance and take care. --E4024 (talk) 12:12, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Ha! :)
Firstly, is the crab substitute vegetarian or is it the usual fake crab made from fish (see If so, you might want to add Category:Surimi to the file. - Takeaway (talk) 12:21, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
Fish, fish! And a tentacle or something to handle. (I think not plastic, real. :) --E4024 (talk) 12:26, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

RFC: Art and the Education of Intelligent Machines (& PEOPLE)Edit

Hello as you initiated many of my thoughts on this by marking my paintings for removal, would you comment on my RFC regarding the policy you used? Gretchenandrew (talk) 17:59, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

@ Gretchenandrew: Sorry. Making/changing policy is not my thing. - Takeaway (talk) 18:19, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Be carefulEdit

It is ironic that in a discussion on a user who wrote offensive language about a people-group, you have made the same mistake here in the phrase "intolerant religious nutcases", who you group along with "racists, homophobes" as people who you feel are permitted on Commons only if they "behave nicely". The term "nutcase" is an insulting word for someone who you think is crazy or an offensive term for someone who is mentally ill. When you combine an offensive or highly derogatory term with a large diverse people-group, that's unacceptable. Intolerance is far from unique to those with a religion (many of the least tolerant people I have encountered are atheist fundamentalist, and there was one vegan....). Sometimes a conservative view on what is "right" or "best" for oneself or others translates towards intolerance of those who do not share that view, but not always. Commons is a global project, and should not be a hostile place for those who have a religion any more than for those who do not. The user we discussed at AN/U combined a derogatory term with a description of a religious group. And you did likewise, in your own way. We may disagree most most strongly with some people, but they are not very often mentally ill, and some of them, sadly, hold positions of great authority which they achieved through huge popular vote. This suggests some humility that while we may think we are right, many others think otherwise. -- Colin (talk) 19:31, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi Colin. I did not call all religious people either "intolerant" or "nutcases". I was talking specifically about those mentally ill fanatics who go completely overboard in their religious fervour. As such, I do not feel that I have insulted religious people in general. I have also included "... and such" in the short list which would include other intolerant people such as you mentioned here above. - Takeaway (talk) 19:39, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
The problem is when you combine them like this the implication is they go together. Just the same as "disgusting jew" is unacceptable even though there are disgusting people and there are Jewish people, and I dare say there are people who are both. You really need to realise that derogatory term + people group is a combination that should never appear in your writing. There are plenty people who think all religious people are stupid or crazy or dangerous, just as there are many people who think ill of Jews. The language you (and the other guy) used does not specify whether you are one of them or are being rather astoundingly coincidental in coming across someone who is both. I know the kind of people you are referring to, they really aren't generally mentally ill even if we think they are extremists, and they really do not represent the majority. Combining adjectives like this is stereotyping and lazy prejudice, even if accidental. I'm not saying you are as bad a person as the guy who just got blocked, but we can all be a bit ignorant and unthinking in our language at times, and fall into the same traps. -- Colin (talk) 21:49, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
I hear what you are saying Colin but in my opinion, you're overthinking what I wrote. If religious fanatics take offense to what I wrote there, it really is their problem. Some people just love taking offense and there is no stopping them unless one never says anything and that means they win by shear intimidation. Thanks for worrying about this but I really think all's fine. - Takeaway (talk) 22:57, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but that excuse is just like someone claiming that "disgusting Jews" or "stupid Irish" (to pick a common English prejudicial stereotype) can take offence for all you care. We all know the writer isn't referring to Jews who happen to be disgusting or the subset of Irish people who are a bit thick. Similarly "intolerant religious nutcases" can, in many people's views, refer to pretty much anyone with a religion. Just try removing the "neutral people group" part of your clause, and you give the same message without displaying any offensive prejudice in your language. If our blocked AN/U person had referred to a "disgusting person" there would not have been any issue. Similarly if you were complaining about the problems dealing with intolerant people or extremists, then that would have been fine too. But you slipped in a "people group" between some derogatory adjectives, and it makes it look like you don't actually think they are a "neutral people group" at all, just like the AN/U guy probably doesn't have neutral thoughts about Jews. I agree that some people love taking offence or seeing offence where there is none. I don't think that's the case here, and I'm not defending religious extremism. I think instead you are displaying some prejudice in your thoughts, which come across in your writing, or at the very least are unthinkingly repeating prejudicial language you've seen others use. And I don't blame you for making such a mistake, because such language is fairly common and usually unchallenged in our culture. Anyway, I'm not sure I'm going to convince you but hope you think a bit next time you refer to any people groups. -- Colin (talk) 08:48, 23 January 2018 (UTC)


Please note that Queensland is not in New Zealand - please note that I have reverted,_War_Memorial,_1938_teaching_building_and_1937_residence,_from_NW_corner_of_grounds_(EHP,_2015).jpg&diff=282033189&oldid=280633660

Unless you can prove to me that Queensland is in New Zealand. Thanks.

JarrahTree (talk) 10:05, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

A mistake on my part. Cheers! - Takeaway (talk) 13:25, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
NP JarrahTree (talk) 13:48, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Please get over grudgeEdit

Please get over your grudge against me. It lowers the tone of the Commons community. Your comment was removed accidentally in an edit conflict where you asked me to discuss something you had already redirected. Please don't do that again. Kalbbes (talk) 23:44, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Please stop creating incorrectly named and/or parallel categories. You do that so often. Please check, and in your case, re-check. If you find that voicing criticism is holding a grudge, you probably have lots of people holding grudges against you then. - Takeaway (talk) 23:46, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
You are the only one that has complaints about me. No other grudges than yours. Perhaps because when I first started, I asked you to leave me alone. Please get over it. Kalbbes (talk) 23:52, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
And please don't remove my comments from the category discussion page. Kalbbes (talk) 00:01, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
I reverted your edit conflict which removed MY comments. Feel free to add in your comments AFTER mine. - Takeaway (talk) 00:04, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
@Kalbbes Please stop creating incorrect named and/or parallel categories to existing categories. I often run into them, and so do other people. I possibly run into them more often because I do a lot of clean-ups of categories. If I find an incorrect and/or parallel category, I rectify that. I actually tried to give you some pointers when I first came into contact with you but you insisted that your method of taking file names and using them for category names, even incorrect or sloppily named files, was all perfect and that I shouldn't bother you because all was well what you did. Should I let incorrect or parallel categories exist in future just because you had created them and don't want to be reminded that they weren't correct? - Takeaway (talk) 00:12, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

Kuşburnu çayıEdit

Sawas dee! I guess File:Rose Tea in the Kanoya Rose Garden.JPG is not about rose hips (kuşburnu) but roses. --E4024 (talk) 12:36, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi again. Maybe best to ask the person who uploaded that file. They are still active on Commons. It does seem to me to be rosehip tea though, in a rose garden. - Takeaway (talk) 13:05, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
User:Sanjo? Let's hope they see this talk. Sanjosaan? :) --E4024 (talk) 14:29, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Pizzas with chickenEdit

There are many "pizza with chicken" images that wait to be included to the Category:Pizzas with chicken. I did part of the work. Please just keep in mind, in case you see others to include on the road. --E4024 (talk) 07:54, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

I did a search and added a few more. Cheers! - Takeaway (talk) 08:20, 7 February 2018 (UTC)


E4024 (talk) 15:55, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

I only discovered that all this was actually vegan food after about 10 minutes of eating. It tasted nearly the same as the real thing. Only the textures were a bit off.
@E4024: Where did you actually move the media to that was in there?
I put a "keep" to the deletion request. I also saw that you had moved the media from this category to Category:Vegetable patties. This is actually incorrect because some of the meat substitutes used for Category:Vegetarian meatballs might not be of vegetable origin at all but instead made from a fungus and egg white (for instance the meat substitute Quorn). In addition, a vegetarian meatball often emulates the flavour of a meatball. Vegetable patties don't. Could you please revert these edits? - Takeaway (talk) 16:54, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Don't panic! (Que no panda el cúnico. :) You found it, while I went to a food market to buy veggies, then home, watched TV and slept. I was planning to make a nice good old türlü this weekend but if I'm in the mood we can switch that to some balls without meat. I'm sorry I caused too much work. (See the Revision history of File:Vegetarian Meatballs.jpg. :) Do as you deem appropriate with the cat. All that ends good is good. I hope in the future I can add some pics in there. Cheers. --E4024 (talk) 07:25, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
No problem! These things happen. That's what the double-check system here is for. - Takeaway (talk) 17:20, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

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E4024 (talk) 08:45, 6 April 2018 (UTC)


@Takeaway: I noticed your edit, but must say, these are not spices from the Netherlands. These are spices from other countries depicted in the Netherlands.   Lotje (talk) 15:52, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

@Lotje: One can also interpret "Spices of <name of country>" as meaning "Spices used in the cuisine of <name of country>". It would have been great if there were different categories for "spices in <name of country>" and "spices of <name of country>" but there aren't and it would entail a huge re-categorisation of all the media. Many individual spices are categorised into their plant categories, which ideally would be categorised into subcategories of their lands of origin. - Takeaway (talk) 16:15, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
I see what you mean. Indeed, that would be a huge job to recategorize. Wouldn't know where to start. Lotje (talk) 16:18, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
@Lotje: If you can agree with the above, how do you think about adding some text into each "spices of <name of country>" category to state that the categories also contain images of "spices used in the cuisine of <name of country>"? - Takeaway (talk) 16:19, 6 December 2018 (UTC)


Heloo Takeaway could you take a look at the file (you edited it before). I do not quite understand what the uploader meant with the cc-by-sa addition, I put it in a template now. The result is self-explanatory. Thnks.   Lotje (talk) 07:08, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi again Lotje, apparently the uploader had uploaded more files with the same licensing issue back in 2005. Most seem to have been changed from {{cc-by-sa}} to {{cc-by-sa-old}} such as here. The changes have been arranged by user:Juta. As I'm not well versed in the whole licensing thing, perhaps you could ask them what would be the most appropriate action here. Cheers, - Takeaway (talk) 11:20, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
I dont understand, what is your question? The tenplate {{Cc-by-sa-old}} was created at that time not to have to delete very much very old images because its not clear which cc license excactly to uploader meant. That wasnt my decision, I before marked a lot of them as having no license. Another user changed {{Cc-by-sa}} before not to be a license template anymore. regards. --JuTa 12:38, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
@JuTa: if you take a look at the history of the file, you'll notice that I changed the red cc-by-sa link to the {{cc-by-sa}}. I wanted to know if that makes senses or if I should leave that red link, or removed it from the file. Lotje (talk) 13:46, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Thats OK in my eyes. --JuTa 13:49, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
That is what I'll do in the future: replace red links like this into templates.   Lotje (talk) 14:10, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Feedback for Commons Android appEdit


Thanks for uploading photos to Commons via the Commons Android app! :) We (the developers of the app) have recently submitted a Project Grant proposal for the app, detailing our plans for the app in 2019. As a user of the app, we would love to hear your thoughts on it, if you have the time.

Cheers, Misaochan (talk) 10:51, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi again; sorry about that. We had misread recent file changes that involved the app, and erroneously messaged a few people who had edited images uploaded via the app, but were not the uploader. Apologies for the spam. :) Misaochan (talk) 11:03, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
Misaochan Thanks for the update about it being a mistake. I was already wondering what was happening when I read the first bit. - Takeaway (talk) 12:55, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Pictures from MyanmarEdit

Thank you for re-categorizing my photos!

Would you kindly help to explain the following photos too?



Thank you for your cooperation! איתן טל -Etan J. Tal (talk) 21:56, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

@Etan J. Tal:, sorry, no idea what to do with those. - Takeaway (talk) 21:58, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Ask about the person in your picture.Edit

Hello Takeaway

I just have seen your good picture and I have seen the one of them pictures. It's a picture of music teacher who play the northern Thailand music instrument (Sueng). I would like to ask about where are him and did you have any him contact. I can not find any his information. I would like to meet him.

I mean this man on this picture.

[This man]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bigimono (talk • contribs) 03:18, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you so much.

Osugi Bigimono

12 March 2019

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Bigimono (talk • contribs) 03:16, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
Hi Bigimono. Sorry but I don't know where he lives. I was brought there by someone I knew. All I know is that the music teacher lived in San Kamphaeng District at the time I took this photo some 9 years ago. Good luck at finding this man but if you can't, I am sure that there are many more photogenic music teachers in the Chiang Mai region. - Takeaway (talk) 12:03, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

King Power GroupEdit

Hello.I see it more correct to remove "Category:King Power Rangnam" and "Category:Photographs by Trisorn Triboon]]" from files and keep "King Power Group by Trisorn Triboon" because it is more accurate ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 13:58, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, "Category:King Power Rangnam" is for the King Power shop in Bangkok, where these photos were made. "Category:Photographs by Trisorn Triboon" is a user category and should not be put into any of the main categories. - Takeaway (talk) 17:06, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

File:Saigon Dialium cochinchinense fruit.jpgEdit

Thank you for your correction. This photo seems wrongly used for Canarium album in many Wikipedia projects. Could you remove it perhaps? — TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 23:47, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

My Apingi kingdom (1912)Edit

@Takeaway: as I just created the Category:My Apingi kingdom (1912), I cam across Category:My Apingi kingdom - with life in the great Sahara, and sketches of the chase of the ostrich, hyena, &c. (1871) created you yourselves. Should the Category I created be renamed? Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 06:05, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

@Lotje: - It's kind of up to you. I have no strong preference for either name. Perhaps it would be a good idea to place both editions into their own Category:My Apingi kingdom (book) or something along those lines? - Takeaway (talk) 08:50, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
Seems like a good idea. Thnks. Lotje (talk) 11:14, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Category:Oon Ai Rak Klay Kwam Nao (Love and Warmth at Winter's End)Edit

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E4024 (talk) 16:44, 12 May 2019 (UTC)


Hi Takeaway. Why Villages in the Czech Republic for an image of Polish village with Polish name and Polish description? :-) --ŠJů (talk) 17:16, 23 May 2019 (UTC)


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Thyj (talk) 14:28, 13 July 2019 (UTC)


Hallo! Zou je misschien willen maken een mooie foto, zoals jij die altijd maakt, van een kom koninginnesoep ter illustratie van mijn artikeltje daarover, die ik aan het schrijven ben? Hortensja Bukietowa (talk) 20:46, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

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