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Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/08/Category:2012 Summer Olympics athletes by countryEdit

Hi, I eventually closed this CFD. However, the sub-categories in Category:Olympic athletes by country should be checked one by one - I leave to you the pleasure to do so ;) Consider that I still have to move Category:Olympic athletes by year, to maintain a coherence. --Ruthven (msg) 12:59, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Ruthven - you've been a great help here! Much appreciated. - Themightyquill (talk) 10:02, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Old category discussionsEdit

Hello there! I noticed that we are the only ones that dedicate some time old discussions about categories renaming. I was wondering if we can reduce a little the backlog together, because I think that having coherent categories helps the work of users with images. As you are more experienced with the matter, you can point me where there are several moves to do (like in the athletics case), and I can write easily the commands for the Steisplitterbot. For instance, I have ready the commands for Commons:Categories for discussion/2016/11/Category:Books from Russia by year, but I cannot perform the closure myself, as it's a CoI (even if there is consent). I got surprised to see that there are so many stale cases still open! Cheers, Ruthven (msg) 11:37, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Ruthven. There are are few others working on the backlock, but your use of the commands would be a tremendous help. I'll tag you on a few discussions where you might be of help, and I'll take a look at Books of Russia by year. There are some old discussions that I'm kind of alright with leaving open because they represent broader unresolved discussions for commons categorization. See Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/05/Category:Geography of Kurdistan, Commons:Categories for discussion/2011/10/Category:Cathedrals in Portugal, Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/12/Category:Jim Turilli, Category:Female writers from the United States, Category:Ginkgo biloba by country, Commons:Categories for discussion/2013/12/Category:Irish Americans among others. I'm not sure if we have a wide enough consensus to make the proposed moves at Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/12/Category:Towers by height & Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/09/Category:High-rises but when the time comes your help would surely be useful. Thanks again. - Themightyquill (talk) 13:24, 29 January 2017 (UTC)


Hi. This file (File:King Prawn Salad (with Potatoes and Green Beans).JPG) that you just edited; I gather "king prawns" should be something like "jumbo" (big) prawns (ref. king crab) or not? They don't even look like "prince" prawns. If you have the bottons, why not rename the file? Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 09:03, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Now that you mention it, I've never heard the term "king prawn" before, but it's mentioned on the English wikipedia article, so I guess it must be common someplaces. If it's not actually wrong I shouldn't rename it. - Themightyquill (talk) 09:08, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

RE:Plaques templatesEdit

Hi. I'am afraid but i can't do anything about it. --Albertomos (talk) 13:50, 16 February 2017 (UTC) dateEdit

Did you notice the proposal discussed at Commons:Village pump/Proposals? --Achim (talk) 20:53, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

I noticed that you wrote a response in the discussion mentioned, that seemed to me like you support the proposal. However, you did not vote in the voting subsection above the discussion. Was your statement meant to be a vote in support of the proposal, or just a comment? Elisfkc (talk) 16:04, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

@Elisfkc: I support the proposal, but it's a half measure. What we really need is a stated principle of categorization that we can rely on to avoid this kind of thing in the future. - Themightyquill (talk) 21:12, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

By the bookEdit

Here you wanted to delete some categories you «appreciate» because they were empty and The Rules say that empty cats must be deleted. However, between the time when you started the deletion process and the time when you closed the discussion those cats become non empty, and therefore this deletion was done against the rules. I expect someone of your inclination to have things done by the book to waste everybody’s time now to go and scrutinize your actions: Coaxing admins into deleting non-empty categories (emptied only after you removed categorization from the newly added file), and closing a CfD discussion as a non-admin. Meanwhile I’ll be working to create and categorize Commons’ content — I was told this is appreciated. -- Tuválkin 13:34, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

You yourself agreed in the CFD that the categories could be deleted, and one image does not justify the existence of 6 categories. I certainly don't need to be an admin to close a CfD discussion, and the suggestion has never been raised in the hundreds of CFDs I've closed in the past. If you disagree with my actions, you surely know where you can report it. - Themightyquill (talk) 13:48, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Of course I know where to report it, and of course I will not report you: I’m here to create and categorize content, not to fight petty battles. And you know that non-admins closing is only okay for trivial things, when there’s no real discussion — which was never the case at hand: The case here was you wanting to delete categories because they were empty: The moment they were not empty anymore you should have closed the CfD discussion, indeed, but as moot and back off, not to go ahead and uncategrozize the new image and a bunch of subcats as you did. I have no illusions that there’s a sizeable portion of admins thinking the same way as you do, but I’m still right and you’re still wrong no matter how you cook it. -- Tuválkin 14:00, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree for now. For the record, I've closed all kinds of CFDs with substantial discussions, and no one has ever complained about my non-admin status before. - Themightyquill (talk) 14:03, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Both categories?Edit

I belive someone who add a photo in Category:Talavera pottery of Puebla can add the second category: Talavera de Puebla‎. I believe we need spanish and english categories to help people searching in both language.

Food categoriesEdit

Hi. Another question on food: I opened a cat on Squid dishes yesterday. I'm a staunch supporter of "dishes" categories, because things (cats) like "squid-based food" sound to my ears like a canned squid paste or something, other squid based food items, and then also the dishes, elaborated plates. Am I right? In that case we should push all "national" squid dishes like French, Thai etc under my new cat. If that is not the case then we should delete this new cat (snif...) and also put the newly created "stuffed squid" cat directly under the Category:Squid-based food. I leave it to your appreciated taste and experience on this area. --E4024 (talk) 07:46, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

@E4024: I guess there is some pattern under Category:Seafood for that. Normally, I'd suggested moving Category:Squid-based food to Category:Squid as food or Category:Squid (food), but I guess some of these foods/dishes are only using squid ink, so maybe you're not eating the squid itself? I'm not sure. - Themightyquill (talk)
Weird, it seems there is already a Category:Squid as food. That certainly seems redundant, no? - Themightyquill (talk) 08:17, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Maybe we should kill squid-based (or this one that you just said) and then put "dishes" just below the one that survives. --E4024 (talk) 08:27, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
I guess User:Takeaway could also add something to this talk. --E4024 (talk) 08:29, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Fw. SpicesEdit

Hi. They are redundant categories. Can you merge them? --Allforrous (talk) 17:35, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

@Allforrous: I think they are very similar, but not redundant. Category:Capsicum is a genus, Category:Capsicum species is a subcategory for different species in that genus, Category:Chili peppers is a category for some of the fruit from that genus (in the same way, we have both Category:Malus, Category:Malus domestica and CategorY:Apples). And Category:Paprika is a different spice than Category:Chilli powder. The definition of spices varies, but I'd say that only the later two, and possibly Category:Chilli flakes should be in Category:Spices. Not everything that imparts flavour is a spice, by my definition. - Themightyquill (talk) 08:27, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

"Other" categories like those at CfDEdit

There are a bunch more categories of this type. Do you think I should CfD them all, or can they wait until these are resolved, and possibly use them as precedent? --Auntof6 (talk) 03:50, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Good question. My initial thought was the latter. You might get grief for it though. Maybe wait for these to be resolved, then make a single discussion and tag all the categories with the same cfd template? - Themightyquill (talk) 07:26, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
That sounds good. I suppose there could be reasons that aren't explained in the categories. Thanks for your input. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:42, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6: I just stumbled upon Category:Brennisteinsþúfur in other countries - be sure to include it. =) - Themightyquill (talk) 22:13, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll look for categories that have the word "other" somewhere other than at the start of the name. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:51, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Cup and rings, etcEdit

Responded to your Cup and rings, etc.

I probably need to understand why you deleted the category 'Kings Road' for photos also linked to 'Auld Clay Road'. The Kings Road runs all the way from Kilwinning to Portencross however a section has rather unusually been named the 'Auld Clay Road' so for a stretch it is both. Does some rule come in to play here? RSLlGriffith (talk) 10:51, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

@Rosser1954: Yes, as per COM:OVERCAT, images should always be in the most specific category. I added Category:Auld Clay Road to the Kings Road category before moving the files to only the Auld Clay Road section. Just as images of the Empire State Building go in Category:Empire State Building but not in Category:New York, images of the Ault Clay Road should be in the category for that section. That is, unless I've misunderstood and the Auld Clay Road exists outside the Kings Road. It's a section of the latter, right, not just that they intersect for a while? - Themightyquill (talk) 10:57, 16 March 2017 (UTC)
How do 'Search engines' respond to category titles? If someone is searching for the 'Kings Road' would 'Auld Clay Road' locate it? Is the search engine also searching the description on the page? RSLlGriffith (talk) 09:52, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Rosser1954 Yes, I believe search engines would also look at both image descriptoins and category descriptions. Moreover, if someone searches for "Auld Clay Road" and finds Category:Auld Clay Road, that would be a sub-category of Category:Kings Road, North Ayrshire, so they would easily find King's Road. The reverse is also true. - Themightyquill (talk) 12:55, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Closed it!Edit

Commons:Categories for discussion/2017/03/Category:Spices in Turkey But no idea what to do with the tags and templates. Help! --E4024 (talk) 12:18, 20 March 2017 (UTC)


Jmabel ! talk 15:23, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Streetcars in SeattleEdit

I see you moved Category:Streetcars in Seattle (historic) to Category:History of streetcars in Seattle. I realize the old name wasn't great, but I'm not sure about the new one either. It's not so much "history of" as the old pre-WWII system as against more recent streetcar systems. - Jmabel ! talk 14:08, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

@Jmabel: You're right. Please see my alternative proposal at Commons:Categories for discussion/2013/11/Category:Heritage streetcars in Seattle. - Themightyquill (talk) 14:33, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Category:Writers from the United Kingdom by nameEdit

Thanks for this change. When you remove/replace a metacat template that uses the topic cat parameter, please remember to manually add that category. I added it back in this case. Personally, I'd rather people didn't use that parameter because it makes it harder to manage categories if thery need to be changed.

By the way, is it customary to make "by name" categories hidden? I hadn't noticed that before. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:01, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

@Auntof6: Oh, thanks for fixing my mistake! I should check the others, but I think they were all using {{Catcat}} already. And yes, it seems to be customary to make "by name" categories hidden. Perhaps because they are essentially flat categories? - Themightyquill (talk) 11:06, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!Edit

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Good luck  . -- Geagea (talk) 11:49, 2 April 2017 (UTC)


Congratulations on becoming an admin! I would have enthusiastically supported your nomination if I'd known about it. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:34, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations! Didn't notice the RfA, of course I had supported it. Good luck! --Achim (talk) 16:58, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
@Auntof6, Achim55: Thanks to you both. I know you have my back. =) - Themightyquill (talk) 07:40, 3 April 2017 (UTC)


A couple of shuttles

Hi there, new admin, some sweet food for you. Could you have a look at the cat Heads and around and help a little to organize things better in the offal/awful area? While we have a specific cat for pork, mutton dishes go together with dog heads and things like that. Of course if other people eat dog meat while I don't, I have no right to say them anything; but I would prefer my sheep head(s) to be categorized a little better... Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 13:10, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

@E4024: Thanks for letting me know, but I don't really see the problem. Surely sheep heads are also categorized by some kind other sheep meat related category, or could be. From a quick glance, there are more images of pork heads than there are of all other animals combined. If you want to sub-categorize by animal (and if there are sufficient images to justify it) you're welcome to do so, I guess. I don't think any of these have their own wikipedia article either. - Themightyquill (talk) 21:02, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
Congrats and welcome to a world of pain     Enjoy! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 15:01, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
@Hedwig in Washington: Haha! Thanks. - Themightyquill (talk) 15:26, 8 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi I would like to upload others files but I couldn't with Flickr2Commons. Could you help me ? The files are here. Regards. --Panam2014 (talk) 14:05, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

@Panam2014: Why couldn't you upload them with Flickr2Commons? By the way, images of clothing with art on them may be subject to copyright restrictions. - Themightyquill (talk) 15:59, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

I have a problem with the script and also, if I haven't the bug, I couldn't select all the files. --Panam2014 (talk) 17:01, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
@Panam2014: Sorry, I'm not sure I understand, and it wouldn't be great to upload more images when your previous images are still under discussion. - Themightyquill (talk) 07:12, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
Peut-etre vous pouvez mieux expliquer en Francais? - Themightyquill (talk) 07:15, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

category changeEdit

Hi Themightyquill, I happened to note this change of category. This person is however not a Commons user. He has submitted an image through the website Wikiportret. Can you revert your change or consider to use another category? There are several other photographers who act like this, I have a list of them in my favourites. Kind regards, Elly (talk) 15:16, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

The same for this one,, probably others as well. Elly (talk) 15:17, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
@Ellywa: Thanks for your message. I can't revert the change because the old category doesn't exist anymore and wasn't appropriate anyway if Jeroen van Lelieveld is not a "photographer on Wikimedia Commons." (Honestly, I'm not sure if I understand why there is a category for a photographer who isn't a commons user and who has only submitted one photograph. Can it just be deleted?) Anyway, these categories could be moved to Category:Photographs by photographer and/or Category:Wikiportrait uploads, which seems to already hold some. If you want, you could create Category:Photographs by Wikiportrait photographers? - Themightyquill (talk) 15:39, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
This photographer had only one image, it happened to be on my whatchlist. Others have many more. The title of the category you added is actually wrong and I, nor the OTRS team of wikiportret was notified. Could you please add a correct category as you suggest? Because your change lead to a wrong result. Kind regards, Elly (talk) 15:50, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
@Ellywa: I didn't add an incorrect category. I changed the name of the category it had been misplaced in by you. I've moved it to Category:Wikiportrait uploads, and I'm going to nominate the category for deletion. - Themightyquill (talk) 16:00, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
In the Dutch language this is called a "jijbak". The category was oké untill you renamed it.... Photographers on Commons is perfectly clear, a category of photographers whose work is available on Commons. Elly (talk) 17:38, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
In the English language, your comments are called "nonsense." What did you think Category:Photographs by photographer was for? By your logic, we should have a category called "Photographs on commons" on commons. Everything on commons is in commons, so we don't need to categorize it as such. Since January 2015, the category description has read "Photographs by users of Wikimedia Commons." You are wrong, and I have fixed your error, so there is no need for further discussion. Stop bothering me. - Themightyquill (talk) 06:31, 12 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi. Please read Category talk:Tandoor. I don't want to be a boring a... opening all cats to discussion. :) --E4024 (talk) 15:42, 11 April 2017 (UTC)


Oursana (talk) 11:17, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

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Lino SalliniEdit

I only added the authority control number, any doubts --Szczebrzeszynski (talk) 05:01, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

@Szczebrzeszynski: But you didn't add the authority control number to the category - you added it to a discussion about the category. You don't want to delete or rename the category? - Themightyquill (talk) 08:00, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
I don't understand the problem. The authority control Q number is added to the Creator file. If something is still wrong, please help me. --Szczebrzeszynski (talk) 08:09, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
@Szczebrzeszynski: You didn't add the authority control number to the creator file or to the category, you created a "Categories for Discussion" (CFD) page and placed it there. See Commons:Categories for discussion. These CFD pages are created when someone wants to discuss a category, how it should be used, if it should be renamed or deleted. - Themightyquill (talk) 08:13, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Your VFC installation method is deprecatedEdit

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Hello Themightyquill, what do you think the concerns that were explained here[1]? 10:12, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Tarts and piesEdit

Tarte du Queyras aux cerises

Hi. I have a serious difficulty in separating "cherry pies" and "cherry tarts". The one I added here is in the Category:Cherry tarts; however, very similar images abound in the Category:Cherry pies. Any idea how to clear things? Thanks in advance. --E4024 (talk) 12:26, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

I think any definition to separate them would be pretty arbitrary with lots of exceptions. - Themightyquill (talk) 09:00, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

My mistakeEdit

Hi there. Can you delete Category:Female novelists fom Turkey which I opened by mistake? Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 12:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Warn a userEdit

Hi. I'm not asking "admins" to warn "users"; I'm asking "an admin" to warn "one user". You just warned me; therefore it reminds me the saying "you understood me, but misunderstood. :-) Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 07:41, 26 July 2017 (UTC)


File tagging File:Kakamega-rainforest-sunrise.jpgEdit

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Got it?Edit

Hello boss. I think at last I managed to close something at once, here: Commons:Categories for discussion/2017/08/Category:Local Food in Konya. Didn't I? :-) --E4024 (talk) 08:46, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Yep, E4024, I don't see any technical errors. And since the category creator as in agreement, I don't think there was any need to wait longer to close. - Themightyquill (talk) 08:53, 18 August 2017 (UTC)


Hi, your signature is missing here. :) --Nicola (talk) 09:22, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Be careful! He's an admin on a secret mission... :-) --E4024 (talk) 09:24, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Category:Rua das Janelas VerdesEdit

Hi. Good to see you back from vacations. The above is a cat you edited today. Some time ago I also edited it but was rudely (being accused of vandalism, nada menos) reverted. What do you think of having this as a subcat (indeed the only one) of Category:Green windows? Note: Janelas verdes may mean "green windows", but, so what? Cheers. --E4024 (talk) 13:37, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

@E4024: Generally, we don't sort things according to the literal translation of their names, but maybe I've missed something. I'm sure whoever accused you of vandalism simply misunderstood. Maybe you could start a discussion on the talk page? - Themightyquill (talk) 13:52, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
Good morning. I try to avoid discussing with people who treat me rudely, this is why I did not follow up the above issue. Look, indeed the question is being rude to colleagues what makes me come to an admin. This morning I sat before my computer thinking about how to handle Category:Beco do Carneiro (Lisbon) which is under Category:Rams! I was thinking how to remove this single-file and unrelated category from a category about animals, placed there only because in the title there is the name of the same animal, without receiving a "vandalism" accusation... Then I saw Commons:Deletion requests/File:Romanova Taty.jpg. Have I done anything to receive such a rude personal attack? A person who says whose wife is Russian is disturbed from the fact that I find Russian women beautiful as Bond girls! There is nothing there that any Russian woman would not find "nice" and certainly nobody else would take as insulting or disturbing... I think some admin must tell someone that we cannot be rude to other people who are trying to contribute here, with their particular way of being. Some make jokes about this or that and some other may be more serious; but accusing people of vandalism because they changed a cat or insulting them because they made a compliment... I cannot qualify this, it's simply incredible for me. --E4024 (talk) 07:56, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Your organsEdit

Hi. Not only your eyes but also your hands are failing, ye old man! You forgot to sign... Please don't block me for teasing an admin. Good week! :) --E4024 (talk) 08:39, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

File:Karel Langer - BechyněEdit

zajímá mě co vás vedlo k návrhu ke smazání - autor je mrtev 70 let a dílo je volné --Martin wolf (talk) 11:25, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Make your comments on the nomination page please. - Themightyquill (talk) 13:09, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

proč nepíšete česky? JÁ NEROZUMÍM --Martin wolf (talk) 07:25, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

I do not write Czech because I'm not Czech. Rozumim jen trohu cesky. Prominte. It is best to argue about the image here: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Karel Langer - Bechyně (1920).jpg. - Themightyquill (talk) 07:48, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Dle českého zákona č. 121/2000 Sb. je dílo toho autora již volné, zemřel 2.května 1957 a dle tohoto zákona je dílo volné dnem 3.května 2017, jsem čech a pro mě jsou relevantní české zákony. --Martin wolf (talk) 07:49, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

@Martin wolf: Autorský zákon (1) Majetková práva trvají, pokud není dále stanoveno jinak, po dobu autorova života a 70 let po jeho smrti. (...) (7) Doba trvání majetkových práv se počítá vždy od prvého dne roku následujícího po roce, v němž došlo k události rozhodné pro její počítání. - Themightyquill (talk) 08:31, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Bechyně odstraněna, ale to vám stálo za to pro tři měsíce???--Martin wolf (talk) 08:59, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

@Martin wolf: Co vás to stálo? - Themightyquill (talk) 09:01, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

mě to nestálo nic, ale vám to asi stálo za to pro tři měsíce se snažit upozornit na to že by obr. neměl být publikován, čechům to neadilo, neznám vaš st.příslušnot - končím s touto rozpravou--Martin wolf (talk) 09:37, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

Löschen macht SpaßEdit

Hallo Themightyquill, ich weiß, dass Löschen Spaß macht und die Löschbegeisterung einiger User sowohl in Wikipedia als auch bei den Commons groß ist. Deshalb nur zu: Georg Kau starb 1947 und es fehlen noch vier Monate bis 2018, sodass Du eigentlich gar nicht fragen musst, ob mein Foto einer seiner Kreuzwegstationen gelöscht werden soll oder nicht (siehe hier). Du bist Administrator und kannst kraft Deines Amtes das Bild sofort rauswerfen. So sind wohl Kollegialität und gegenseitige Wertschätzung hier zu verstehen. Gruß -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 12:21, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
PS: Ich fand übrigens einige Quellen, nach denen Kau bereits 1946 starb, unter anderem diese. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 12:47, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

@Spurzem: By nominating it for deletion, I can set it to undelete almost-automatically in 2018. If you can find evidence that he died in 2016, so much the better. If I was deleting it "for fun" as you suggest, then I could have simply deleted it as an admin, as you also noted. - Themightyquill (talk)
Wieso sollte Kau 2016 gestorben sein? Vermutlich ist es ein Schreibfehler. Nach meiner Kenntnis starb er 1946, wie ich bereits schrieb. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 13:11, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
Category:Georg Kau is in Category:1947 deaths and de:Georg Kau also says 1947. The Germany National Library also says 1947. If you have other sources, please provide them. I'm open minded. - Themightyquill (talk) 13:17, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
Please look here and here. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 18:45, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
Well, you can point that out on the nomination page, but your first link has a question mark next to the date, and I'd trust the German National Library over an auction site. - Themightyquill (talk) 18:47, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

French hornsEdit

Hi, I reverted some of your categorisations of French horns because I don't think they qualify as "diagrams". Please let me know if you think otherwise. Thanks, --Gnom (talk) 07:40, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

@Gnom: No, that was my mistake. Thanks for reverting! - Themightyquill (talk) 08:00, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Izmir - İzmirEdit

Hi. You must also revive Category:İzmir Province and all related subcats etc. I tried to move the cat from "Izmir" but have no force. (Need buttons. :) Ty. --E4024 (talk) 13:57, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

@E4024: There are a lot. Any help you can offer would be great. Make sure to reference the CfD in your edit summary. - Themightyquill (talk) 14:00, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
I'd love to, but I'm too busy opening new cats like Category:Buildings with flags of Turkey and Category:Buildings with flags in Istanbul. Sorry... --E4024 (talk) 14:22, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

I'm helping with this now. Once all the categories are moved, a bot should take care of the rest within 24 hours. Guanaco (talk) 17:46, 4 October 2017 (UTC)


Pings work only if a signature is saved in the same edit as a ping is added (or corrected), so I don't think the ping in this edit worked. One way to make it work is to replace your signature with four tildes in the same edit as you add or correct the ping. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:24, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Category:Photographs by JamieEdit

Hi I am bad with cats a lot but can you use it to add Category:female red hair and category:fringe (hair) for all of the files who represents Jamie ? --Panam2014 (talk) 12:28, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Need a second opinionEdit

You and I have discussed "by name" categories before. (See User talk:Auntof6/Archives/2016#"By name" categories vs flat list.) I've been having a contentious discussion with another user about this topic. Would you be willing to look at it and tell me if I'm off base? The discussion is at User talk:Cmuelle8#Categories by name. Thanks much. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:21, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Category:Age comparisons of fashion in artEdit

I liked Category:New and old fashion in art better. The new name will probably convey very little to those interested in fashion history. Churchh (talk) 21:06, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

@Churchh: How could it convey very little? It much more explicitly describes the contents. -- Themightyquill (talk) 10:21, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
A person who knows something about fashion history might not have any idea what "Age comparisons of fashion in art" means (it certainly does not use terminology standard to the field), while "New and old fashion in art" is simple and much clearer -- it echoes the 1790s captions "AH! QUELLE ANTIQUITÉ!!!" and "OH! QUELLE FOLLIE QUE LA NOUVEAUTÉ....." -- Churchh (talk) 12:52, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Category:Carriages (in fact categories of most horse-drawn vehicles)Edit

Eighteen months ago you put this and other categories up for discussion. It seems its never been resolved. I've some new thoughts. Should I add them to the CfD discussion or start something new? Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 11:55, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Eddaido Please add them to the existing CfD. You might try {{Ping}}ing the other people who have already comments, to make sure they see the discussion has been revived. - Themightyquill (talk) 17:15, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Ignoring copyright and lawsEdit

Hi, The laws are not implemented in these cases.
File one. In this case, the size and resolution are too large.
File two.
Please consider Thank you for your attention. YenWitch (talk) 11:43, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Category:Books about zoology by taxonEdit

Why {{catcat}} instead of {{metacat}}? --Auntof6 (talk) 02:34, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Just a mistake. Thanks for pointing it out. I'll fix it. - Themightyquill (talk) 22:02, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

FOP in Italy for recent buildingsEdit

Hello, I finally wrote something about the way the law on FOP is applied in Italy. The general idea is that only buildings registered and recognised by the Ministry are protected; everything else falls under the threshold of originality because even the heirs lose their rights. Can you please check what I've written? :) If it makes sense, I'll propose it to revise the way we deal with FOP in Italy and it will easy the job of many admins. Thanks! --Ruthven (msg) 08:59, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Disruptive editsEdit

So it IS you doing the disruptive edits. Please do not put any more inappropriate images in the unidentified aircraft categories. These catefories are for aircraft / gliders / helicopters that are NOT immediately identifiable by TYPE , NOT registration or some other attribute.

It is not I that is being disruptive by moving images that are inappropriate for the category!! STOP!!!!!--Petebutt (talk) 09:07, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

And stop adding unnecessary categories to Unidentified aircraft. By all means keep the categories in Piston engined aircraft and Jet-engined aircraft, but they are totally redundant in Unidentified aircraft (read the blurb at the head of the category!!!!!!!!!!)--Petebutt (talk) 09:11, 6 February 2018 (UTC).
If you do have images that are DIFFICULT to identify by type, then add away, otherwise desist.--Petebutt (talk) 09:13, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
@Petebutt:, the catgory description reads "This category contains unidentified, unclassified, unknown or mislabelled aircraft. We would value your expertise to identify these media and find their rightful places in the appropriate category structure." and "Look at the file name and description. Many files marked as unidentified are actually identified and just need appropriate categories." Category:Unidentified jet-powered aircraft is exactly the right place for these files. Category:Images of aircraft without type category will soon be deleted, so there will be no other option. I hope you can accept this so that I don't need to block you again. - Themightyquill (talk) 09:35, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

New "Unidentified" headerEdit

Good afternoon. Concerning your newly created "Unidentified" headers I'm afraid they may not be specific enough.

If someone reads "images should probably be placed in subcategories of Category:Jet-powered aircraft." he could possibly place files simply in any of the listed categories after having clicked on the link. Thus, they may disappear in "Jet airliners", "Twin-engined jet aircraft" or similar, before someone with extended knowledge has a chance to place them into the correct type cats etc.

I'd like to suggest to make a slight change: "images should probably be placed in type subcategories ...", adding a more specific target cat description. This would have to be applied across all the 4 sub-cats of "Unidentified". Regards --Uli Elch (talk) 14:40, 7 February 2018 (UTC)É

I hope my recent additions are satisfactory. Everyone should be placing images in the most specific category they are capable of. If something gets placed correctly in Category:Jet airliners, that's better than hanging out in Category:Aircraft. - Themightyquill (talk) 19:33, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your prompt action. I might even have preferred to have that in the big blue box, which is very prominent to readers. But anyhow, it is better than the previous version. --- It feels good to have met somebody with whom an exchange of thoughts is possible in a good atmosphere and with factual arguments; as you obviously know, this is not always the case. --Uli Elch (talk) 09:45, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Route 71Edit

Hello! I'd like to ask your help. I took a dozens of pictures along Route 71 (Hungary). I gave coords, I wrote, 71-es út in subscription, but user:Szajci removed those and let me messages (nincs rajta a 71-es út, ne tedd be ide) means cca. 'if the road is not on pics, it is not fit to there'. Here is an example.' I know differently, so I put back couple, but he just let the messages one after another nem vonom addig vissza, csak, ha a többiek is egyetértenek means cca. I will not return only if the others agree with you. Thanks for your effort. - - Globetrotter19 (talk) 17:56, 10 March 2018 (UTC)


I think you were mistaken to merge Category:Downspouts into Category:Drain pipes. A "downspout" is vertical and usually is part of a rainwater system, especially one leading down from the gutters on a house. A "drain pipe" is typically (though not always) underground, heavier duty, and often carries sewage (or is at least built to a standard where it could). Looking at the history of Category:Downspouts, there was a pretty accurate description there before you merged it, and you appear not to have gone through CFD for this. - Jmabel ! talk 16:06, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

@Jmabel: Well, there was this discussion Commons:Categories for discussion/2014/08/Category:Drain pipes open since 2014. Most of the images in drain pipes are vertical pipes for rainwater leading down from gutters on buildings. If you want to go the other way, that's fine. I think they're redundant, but I don't care which term we use. The description that was on Downspouts is currently on drain pipes. It listed "downpipe, drain spout, roof drain pipe" as syonyms. - Themightyquill (talk) 18:52, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Ah. I never found that CFD, because I was watching "Downspouts" but not "Drain pipes". So we don't really have a particular category for sewer-type pipes, I guess, just a bunch of categories that dance around it in various ways (Category:Sewers, Category:Concrete pipes, etc.). - Jmabel ! talk 23:45, 12 March 2018 (UTC)


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Category:360° panoramasEdit

Is it really wise to give a category a name that cannot be typed on any keyboard? I usually try to avoid that, the only exceptions being proper names, where there may be no choice. Couldn't we call this Category:360-degree panoramas? - Jmabel ! talk 16:24, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder, Jmabel. I had the same thought, and was definitely planning to at least make a redirect from Category:360-degree panoramas, but forgot. If you'd rather make that the main category, I won't fight you on it. There are, however, many examples with ° in Category:Specific angles, not to mention Category:Measurements in degrees Celsius by value. I'm not sure it matters if there is a redirect. - Themightyquill (talk) 17:11, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
As long as there's a redirect I'm fine with it. - Jmabel ! talk 18:36, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

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Hari ParbatEdit

Alright, I didn't know that acronyms should be avoided in categories. That's Ok. I got second thoughts about my first idea (category:Hari Parbat, Shounter Valley), because I thought that a mountain usually lies between two or more valleys and that an emphasis on one valley might be inapropriate. But provided I identified the location of Hari Parbat correctly, then the mountain is much closer to Shounter valley than to anything else... So I moved the cat from "...AJK" to "...Shounter valley". Best regards --Rupert Pupkin (talk) 20:56, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

File:BudapestCarlLutzMemorial001.JPG in Category:Tamás PálEdit

Hi. Can I ask why you tagged File:BudapestCarlLutzMemorial001.JPG with Category:Tamás Pál? I don't understand the connection, and the page describing the statue on Köztérkép doesn't mention it either. Do you have a reference, or was it just a mistake? – b_jonas 00:34, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

@B jonas: It must have been a mistake. Thanks for correcting it! - Themightyquill (talk) 06:13, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Great SupportEdit

Hi Dear... Thanks a lot for your great and useful support for organizing my Uploaded Files' Category as I was already doing so also but you already helped me, as you noticed today there was a user that claiming that he is helping me but the way of doing so was so offensive (and as he is from Turkey and I am from Kurdistan of Iraq, later on, I understand why he's doing this), his remarks of the correction was so Demolition Criticism , such an attitude makes people give up their work in the Wikimedia Commons and also other WikiProject and it is exactly the opposite of yours as it helped me...Thanks again and have a nice Day --Sarbast.T.Hameed (talk) 19:57, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

Bazaars in ErbilEdit

Hi Dear.. it is me again.. sorry for replying late because I just noticed in my Talk History that you asked about the Bazaars in Erbil (Nishtiman & Qaysari) and actually they are not the same, they are very close to each other in location (one across the street) but not the same, both are in the same district near to Shar Park also and Erbil Citadel..Regards --Sarbast.T.Hameed (talk) 19:08, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Talk Page DeleteEdit

Hi Dear ... I do not know to ask who  here but I think it is better to ask for your advice on a situation of a user who is causing me with bad words and threatening me and also when I reply to his talk he delete it immediately and the same for any other replay on his page if he does not like it , so to whom I need to talk to about this..--Sarbast.T.Hameed (talk) 13:28, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
@Sarbast.T.Hameed: As far as I know, talk pages belong to the user, so anyone is free to delete whatever they like. It's probably best if you try to discontinue further interaction with the user in question. If the user writes abusively on your talk page, let me know. If the user alters your edits, please try to discuss the edits in question without getting personal. It would be great if you would both try to de-escalate the situation rather than threatening to make complaints. - Themightyquill (talk) 13:33, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the advice and I did discontinue further interaction with him believe me but I do not understand him he is causing me to something he is doing it already... and also he is the one who deletes the Comment without reading them or discusses it with me, after all, he did threatened me especially by saying (“warning you formally”) ǃ and way thanks and I will do with your advice and will alert you if he writes abusively on my talk page.--Sarbast.T.Hameed (talk) 13:50, 2 May 2018 (UTC)


E4024 (talk) 15:07, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

A user having a temper-tantrumEdit

A certain user (Russian Rocky) really needs to take a chill pill. Accussed me of "playing a deletionist game" and imposing Engish Wiki on Commons even after I repetedly explained that I don't even agree with English category policies and aren't trying to bring them here. some quotes "Please, be more serious, I'm not playing your game, where you are a GM.", "Your obsession with category deletionism is not ok", "We don't play puzzles on Commons" all because I nominated jubilee medal recipient categories for discussion. (BTW, similar jubilee medals don't have recipient categories). Can't you please shower him with Wikilove to get him to calm down a bit, maybe send a cookie? Since you're an admin with actual power maybe he might actually listen but he clearly despises me right now.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 21:29, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Link to some of the crap he wrote here.--PlanespotterA320 (talk) 21:31, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

/* Category:Diaphragm arches */ require to close the discussionEdit

Could you have a look at Commons:Categories for discussion/2017/11/Category:Diaphragm arches, Please ? Cordialement--Pimprenel (talk) 18:21, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

diaphragm archesEdit

Thank you for your answer in the discussion about diaphragm arches. I have written a definition in the page of the category and I am working on the subject in my draft in the french wikipedia but it isn't quite ready yet. fr:Utilisatrice:Pimprenel/brouillon 2. I'm afraid someone else will have to work upon the article in the english wikipedia. I also have added a description in the Schwibbogen category. I think that the article in the german wikipedia should be checked too.Cordialement--Pimprenel (talk) 20:55, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the fomatting of the definition of diaphragm arches in commons,I have changed the first sentence to make it simpler to understand. Cordialement--Pimprenel (talk) 09:58, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

@Pimprenel: No worries. I'm fine with rewording it if my phrasing was unclear, but when you say it "bears a wall", to me that sounds like it's supporting a wall rather than itself forming a wall. Moreover, I'm not sure if it really forms a wall. The side of the arch is visible, but does that make it a wall? - Themightyquill (talk) 17:57, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi Themightyquill,

I didn't know that "it bears a wall" does not mean quite the same thing as "it supports a wall". If that's so, I will change that word because eventually I think that an arch included in a diaphragm wall cannot be a diaphragm arch, and I have removed several pictures from the files which did not seem to be real diaphragm arches for that reason. The section of wall above the arch must be visible from both sides.

My opinion about Schwibbögen is different now because I have tried to understand some pages of :(see in de:Schwibbogen (Architektur) K. Thieme, R. Sommer, S. Wolfe: Das grosse Buch der Stile. Band 5: „Die Romanik“. Reinhard Welz Vermittler Verlag e.K., Mannheim 2005 which are visible, with my basic understanding of german and the help of google translations. P175, it says that the somewhat oldish word Schwibbogen was taken a couple of decades ago for that thing that still had no name in german: our diaphragm arch . The author says that in  : Cerisy la Forêt-France-Calvados as in church La Trinité de Caen (and there they still can be seen , I have taken some pictures), the diaphragm arches were supporting ceilings which were afterwards replaced by vaults. And that author also speaks about the d.a. in churches'crossings and about the chancel arch (when it's diaphragm too) that we call " arc triomphal". So I have changed what I said about the meaning of Schwibbogen in the explanation of Diaphragm arches. I hope you will agree with that. Cordialement--Pimprenel (talk) 19:21, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

I forgot to say that when I tried to create a category for Diaphragm arches in Germany, it wouldn't work : as soon as I clicked upon the words in red they jumped into the category "Schwibbogen". It's certainly a problem of re-direction. Is it possible to fix that ?. Cordialement--Pimprenel (talk) 09:33, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

@Pimprenel: Thanks for the update. I've created Category:Diaphragm arches in Germany (which was redirected, as you suspected). Could you please add a suitable category description, ideally in both English and German, so that its purpose is clear? Thanks! - Themightyquill (talk) 13:27, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Hello again, Themightyquill, I have inserted a description in Category:Diaphragm arches in Germany in english (the same as the one in the general category) but I am unfortunately quite unable to write in german. Sorry. Cordialement--Pimprenel (talk) 13:14, 20 June 2018 (UTC)


Hallo Themightyquill, I'm very sorry, but yesterday I made some error about a link in the discussion "diadems" and "tiaras". I hope that it is correct now (what a confusion...). Greetings,--Marie Adelaide (talk) 10:03, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

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