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Emergency vehicle lightingEdit

Hi Zaccarias,

Thank you for reverting my edit at File:Asali gnangarra 160915-136.jpg.

Reviewing categories about special transports e.g. category:Oversized loads, I wanted to categorize the gear used to warn drivers for road hazards. Not sure where to place them, I found the article nl:Zwaailicht in my native language. This Dutch word (literally: 'swinging light') is used for all types of signalling lights that are placed on vehicle roofs and outlines as warning signs. However, the article is coupled to en:Emergency vehicle lighting, which has a different focus but somewhat thoughtlessly I took the emergency lights to be equivalent to the zwaailichten. Waking up this morning I realized my mistake but I had not yet found time to correct it. Thank you for doing so.

As far as I can see, there are no categories specifically for this type of gear although there are various related categories:

There are probably some more but these would do as parent categories I suppose. Another issue is the naming of a new category. My choice would be create Category:Vehicle hazard lights within Category:Road hazard lights but then I am no native English speaker. Googling I found that the term hazard lights includes the use of all four turning lights as warning signs, which may give rise to a corresponding subcategory.

Your advice would be welcome on both the category structure and the naming issue but feel free to refer me to pages like the Village pump if you prefer so. — bertux (=user:B222) 10:07, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

Community discussionsEdit

When something is marked for community discussion, eg. {{delete}} discussion, then please do not remove that and make it a COPYVIO. Community discussions will manage it appropriately and for a 2008 upload it is better that we have that discussion.  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:28, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Ok. --Zaccarias (talk) 16:29, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

File:Visteon Corporate Campus.JPGEdit

The description of this file is:

"English: Visteon corporate campus at Grace Lake Corporate Center, Van Buren Township, Michigan"

Why did you add it to unknown locations in Michigan category? Rmhermen (talk) 03:25, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

@Rmhermen: I clean up littered general categories such as Category:Companies, Category:Industries, Category:Factories and so forth. Usually these are littered with hundreds of files listed directly in the category. When I move files I take care of the subject and categorize them: it this case it was "automotive industry" and "Michigan". Because I didn't want to check the precise location in detail I used the maintenance category Category:Unidentified locations in Michigan to make sure that someone eventually will do that. Sometimes I search for the exact location for myself sometimes I leave that up to other users who might be more familiar. This is my understanding of a normal workflow. --Zaccarias (talk) 16:24, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

File:Cooolbox.jpgEdit

Hi, Zaccarias. I'm author of this file. --Dfotev 09:16, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

@Dfotev: I've converted the "missing permission"-tag of the file to a regular deletion request (these are the rules) and linked your comment there. (Otherwise your image would have been deleted without further discussion. This is takes place 7 days after the files have been tagged.) Please place your further comments on the page of the deletion request: Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Cooolbox.jpg Eventually an administrator will handle this task.

If you are related to that firm it would be best to give official permission via Commons:OTRS. You can find the link and some instructions for that procedure in the box on your talkpage. Thank you. --Zaccarias (talk) 16:59, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Structured Data on Commons IRC Office Hour, Tuesday 26 JuneEdit

Greetings,

There will be an IRC office hour for Structured Data on Tuesday, 26 June from 18:00-19:00 UTC in #wikimedia-office. You can find more details, as well as date and time conversion, at the IRC Office Hours page on Meta.

Thanks, I look forward to seeing you there if you can make it. -- Keegan (talk) 20:54, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

What properties does Commons need?Edit

Greetings,

Structured Commons will need properties to make statements about files. The development team is working on making the software ready to support properties; the question is, what properties does Commons need?

You can find more information and examples to help find properties in a workshop on Commons. Please participate and help fill in the list, and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:53, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Structured Data on Commons Newsletter - Summer 2018Edit

Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons! You can update your subscription to the newsletter and contribute to the next issue. Do inform others who you think will want to be involved in the project!

Community updates
  • Our dedicated IRC channel: wikimedia-commons-sd webchat
  • Since our last newsletter, the Structured Data team has moved into designing and building prototypes for various features. The use of multilingual captions in the UploadWizard and on the file page has been researched, designed, discussed, and built out for use. Behind the scenes, back-end work on search is taking place and designs are being drawn up for the front-end. There will soon be specifications published for the use of the first Wikidata property on Commons, "Depicts," and a prototype is to be released to go along with that.
Things to do / input and feedback requests
Discussions held
Wikimania 2018
Partners and allies
Research

Two research projects about Wikimedia Commons are currently ongoing, or in the process of being finished:

  1. Research:Curation workflows on Wikimedia Commons—a project that seeks to understand the current workflows of Commons contributors who curate media (categorize it, delete it, link to it from other projects, etc.).
  2. Research:Technical needs of external re-users of Commons media—soliciting feedback from individuals and organizations that re-use Commons content outside of Wikimedia projects, in order to understand their current painpoints and unmet needs.
Development
  • Prototypes will be available for Depicts soon.
Stay up to date!

-- Keegan (WMF) (talk)

Message sent by MediaWiki message delivery - 21:07, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Structured Data Newsletter - Research link fixEdit

Greetings,

The newsletter omitted two interwiki prefixes, breaking the links on non-meta wikis as you might see above. Here are the correct links:

  1. m:Research:Curation workflows on Wikimedia Commons—a project that seeks to understand the current workflows of Commons contributors who curate media (categorize it, delete it, link to it from other projects, etc.).
  2. m:Research:Technical needs of external re-users of Commons media—soliciting feedback from individuals and organizations that re-use Commons content outside of Wikimedia projects, in order to understand their current painpoints and unmet needs.

My apologies, I hope you find the corrected links helpful.

- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:21, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

MessEdit

Someone has deviated away from how the IWM titles its categorizes for its images, We have "British Women's Land Army in World War I" whereas IWM call it The Women's Land Army in Britain, 1915-1918. What to do? There are other worse examples than this. We shouldn't deviate away from IWM's take on this. Do you not agree?Broichmore (talk) 10:59, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

WhyEdit

I created a cat for "Agriculture in Britain during the First World War" the same cat as used by the IWM. You deleted ALL that work I did, because "you think" they fall under "British Women's Land Army in World War I". Well that's just not the case, indeed its the other way round. Deviating away from IWM cats just creates confusion. Please revert your edits. The IWM's take, might not be perfect but it is at least workable. Considering that the IWM is the prime source and authority in the matter we shouldn't mess with it. Thank you. Broichmore (talk) 08:31, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

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