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Category:Radio_telecommunication_stations[edit]

unused category should be deleted Cqdx (talk) 17:15, 30 January 2012 (UTC)


to be deleted --Cqdx (talk) 08:06, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Telecommunication_antennas[edit]

every antenna is for telecommunications Cqdx (talk) 15:38, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Indeed, you're right, most antennas are for “telecommunication” but we need some labels for the specific groups of radio (included TV) equipment, the antennas and the supporting constructions such a masts and towers so that it would be easy for everyone to place or to find a media.

When I was busy with replacing of media in the Categories:Radio and Aerials, I came up with the idea of splitting up the crowded category in two large groups: a. Radio and Television Broadcasting (one-way communication: from one point to everyone who's listening) and b. Telecommunication (one of two way communications between specific participants: GSM, CB-band, etc.) Of course there are more applications needing antennas, eg. radar, detection, navigation, remote controling of toys and missiles, etc. For the moment the separation of the “telecommunication antennas” could perhaps bring some air in the overcrowded categories Radio, Antennas and there subcat's. Some of the subcategeries of the “Antennas by function” could be placed in the new categorie “Telecommunication antennas” such as: Airplane, Ship, Amateur, CB, Militaiy. (Terestial television should be placed in the Broadcasting cat. in my opinion) Others items as the GPS, radar timesignals etc. should get a own categorie at a later stage in order to get a nice clear and short menu. Please note my little explanation on the page “Category:Radio” and some subsequent pages. I didn't replace all the possible media in case others might object against this line of thinking. --Elgewen (talk) 19:56, 26 January 2012 (UTC) --Elgewen (talk) 20:28, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I cannot follow this logic, antennas are constructed for a certain frequency, not matter whether 1:many or 1:1 communications, or whether the recipient will reply. --Cqdx (talk) 21:32, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
In my opinion every antenna is not for telecommunication. For instance radar antennas and antennas used in radiotelescopes are part of sensor systems, where the purpose of the antenna is not to send information over a distance put to actively or passively to receive signals reflected from the environment. --Slaunger (talk) 07:42, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
Partly right about radioastronomy, which uses antennas to receive and not to transmit (like the antenna of every broadcast receiver). But mostly all antennas outside this Category:Telecommunication antennas, are telecommunication antennas in the sense that there are manmade information-rich signals. But the antenna does not care about how the signal looks like. So it does not make any sense to keep the category. --Cqdx (talk) 18:31, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
Oké, but please note that there is a variety of "telecommuncation antennas": the antenna of a satellite groundstation is a little different from the antenna of your car-key. --Elgewen (talk) 22:32, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
Sure, but we are discussing here that "telecommunication antenna" is a nearly tautological category. --Cqdx (talk) 11:09, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Oh yes, and there is also the homophone “Telecommunication” in a broad sence (so that is includes all communications at a distance farther then the ear and eye reaches), and the same word for various smaller departments such as Optical telecommunications (smoke signals ;=)) , and the Radio telecommunications we are talking about. A complicated world. It is remarkeble that a tourist can see a object in the landscape and give it several names: a mast, tower, a antenna, a tranmitter, a televisiontower etc. Oké, never mind, a good definition on the category pages is all we need, I hope. So lets not bother about the functions of the antennas and have them in their own “category: Antennas” together with a other antennas. The constructions build for keeping the antennas in a high position in a separate one by location (country looks fine). Oké agreement, also for the other items you mentioned at the entry “communication towers.” Looks a practical solution. --Elgewen (talk) 00:10, 7 February 2012 (UTC)


I will therefore mark the category for deletion. --Cqdx (talk) 07:01, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Communications_towers[edit]

The subcategories Category:Television towers, Category:Radio towers and Category:Transmitter masts (/by country) are confusing. Most towers are used for all kinds of antenna, like broadcasting radio, TV, utility etc., which means the photo has to be classified in all 3 categories for that country. The categories should be combined, or at least more clearly defined. --~ Cqdx (talk) 20:51, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

It looks to me that this should be a subcategory of the

1. "Radio masts and towers".
Followed by the Subcategories:
1.1 Broadcasting masts and towers, (
1.1.1 Broadcasting antennas (close-ups of aerials)
1.2 Telecommunications* masts and towers (* or Communications or Telecom)
1.2.1 Telecommunications antennas (close-ups of aerials)

The categories "Transmitter masts", "communications towers" and other names should join the above mentioned classification. PS. Perhaps should we not only say "Masts and Towers" but also include the buildings as well:e.g. Radio Buildings, Masts and Towers etc.--Elgewen (talk) 23:35, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

I don't see a suitability for the suggested mixture of categories. Towers/masts are antenna mounts and antennas are antennas. Therefore, Category:Communications towers (a buildings category) is independent form Category:Antennas (an electrical engineering category). In addition, for the suggested separation of "broadcasting" vs. "telecommunications", please consider that broadcasting is telecommunications and broadcasting, on a certain frequency band, can very well use the same antenna type as other telecommunications on the same frequency band. --Cqdx (talk) 01:28, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
I'am sorry to see that my splitting up the the radio field search trees into some clear layers has failed. It looked so simple: a box for every group, and in each group boxes for those pictures of the same subject.
But oké, it's a difficult field, with a lot of problems concerning the definitions not only for the creation of categories, but also for the uploaders to give adequate information about there foto's. (The WP can give a lot of information.)
I'am sorry if I am boring, but if we don't wish to have one large category of say 'towers' then we must look for possibilities for dividing the 'tower-group' or the 'antenna-group' into a number of smaller groups with good definitions.
A summary of the idea in general:
1. transmission of sound and images/pictures, informations for human beings
1.1. broadcasting, a service to the public, e.g. by radio stations, by television stations
1.2. narrowcasting (radio telecommunication links, as an alternative to the use of cables )
2.all other transmission of signals which are nescessary for all kinds of functions,e.g. remote controls, beacons, radar etc.
Oké, perhaps is there someone who has a more practical idea about the subject.
--Elgewen (talk) 15:39, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Blatantly funny, given here as example for the need to remove overcomplexification, is Category:Tallinn TV Tower a subcategory of Category:Television towers, which is cross-subcagetorised into Category:Communications towers by country instead of Category:Television towers by country. And it carries also antennas for purposes other than TV. --Cqdx (talk) 10:41, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

The Category:Antenna towers and masts by country is able to accomodate all TV, radio broadcasting, narrowcasting, transmitting, receiving etc. and I feel it is located in a manner to avoid sources of confusion and redundancy. --Cqdx (talk) 13:19, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, I wrongly placed this text at the telecommunications antennas, it belongs here:
Absolutely true, a category by a "location" is for the antennas with a fixed position a good option:easy to handle. Dump the category by "function" (in many cases unknown of complicated) and the engineers can have their category by "type". --Elgewen (talk) 22:00, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

I therefore see a consensus to remove the 5 categories (Category:Communications towers by country, Category:Antennas by country, Category:Television towers, Category:Radio towers and Category:Transmitter masts and to replace them with the proposed new Category:Antenna towers and masts by country. --Cqdx (talk) 12:14, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes, oké that looks good: straight lines and clear definitions. A candidate for suche a definition is perhaps the Category:Transmitters. That category should only apply to the (indoor) apparatus/equiment, not the antennas, towers etc. A remark to that effect should be placed on such category-pages, I think. --Elgewen (talk) 00:28, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Indeed I agree that antennas per country and antenna towers/masts per country should be combined in the same category. In scenery photos (per country), nearly always both are visible together, and in some cases (medium wave radiating masts) it is even impossible to distinghuish between the mast and the antenna, since there the mast is (at least part of) the antenna. --Cqdx (talk) 08:14, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

I will proceed as per consensus. --Cqdx (talk) 09:20, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:FOP_restrictions[edit]

I'm not sure what the point of this category is supposed to be. At the very least it needs to be re-named; there is no such things as "FOP restrictions". Freedom of panorama is a positive exemption to copyright law which is either present or not present. CT Cooper · talk 21:38, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Rauenstein (talk · contribs) has de-populated the category and attempted to blank it, with no explanation for its creation being forthcoming, but I assume that means deletion is fine. I have however reverted the removal of the CfD template per its instructions. CT Cooper · talk 18:29, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, per apparent author request. Non-admin closure. CT Cooper · talk 12:34, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Roman_Catholic_churches_in_Hollywood[edit]

No apparent Roman Catholic churches in Hollywood except for Blessed Sacrement, which has its own category Closeapple (talk) 07:57, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete per my own nomination: Almost no chance of this category becoming useful. The only Roman Catholic church I can find that is clearly in Hollywood in the city of Los Angeles is Blessed Sacrement on Sunset Blvd. Christ the King on Rossmore Ave. is closer into central Los Angeles. There are two others in West Hollywood, but that's its own municipality. There might be others nearby that I'm missing, but almost certainly no more than 2 or 3, even if I missed them. --Closeapple (talk) 08:00, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete Approval from originator. --Vladek Komorek (talk) 11:45, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, as per nom. --rimshottalk 22:42, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Community bicycle programs in Ireland[edit]

Category creator requests deletion; created in error. --O'Dea (talk) 17:10, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Responding to a request on my talk page to contribute to the discussion I, who created of this category in error, and now request its deletion, hereby declare my agreement with my own deletion nomination. O'Dea (talk) 07:32, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, author request. --rimshottalk 22:41, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Community bicycle programs in the United Kingdom[edit]

Category creator requests deletion; created in error. --O'Dea (talk) 03:27, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Responding to a request on my talk page to contribute to the discussion I, who created of this category in error, and now request its deletion, hereby declare my agreement with my own deletion nomination. O'Dea (talk) 07:32, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, created in error. --rimshottalk 22:41, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Kitten[edit]

This looks like a test page: suggest delete or redirect to something like Category:Cats. —Bruce1eetalk 06:39, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Kittens. --rimshottalk 22:40, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Trade_cards[edit]

There already is a category Collectible cards 148.177.129.211 08:22, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Noted. And Category:Collectible cards are not the same as Category:Trade cards. (I suppose older trade cards might be considered "collectible", the definition given at the top of Category:Collectible cards would preclude trade cards being a subcategory of them. I wonder if you possibly made this listing without knowing and without informing yourself of what a trade card is? If not, what is your point? -- Infrogmation (talk) 15:45, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


Sorry, I missunderstand / missunderstood the meaning of "trade card" and confused it with "Trading card". I see lots of uploads with some tagging that says trade card, but probably trading card is ment (as i now understand it). Thanks for your answer. Alfvanbeem —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr.Nostalgic (talk • contribs)


Closing as kept, listing seems to have been a misunderstanding or misreading. -- Infrogmation (talk) 16:50, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:2nd-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "2nd century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:34, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:42, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:3rd-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "3rd century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:34, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:43, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:4th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "4th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:35, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:44, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:5th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "5th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:36, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:45, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:7th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "7th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:36, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:45, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:8th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "8th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:37, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:45, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:10th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "10th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:38, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:11th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "11th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:38, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:12th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "12th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:39, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:14th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "14th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:39, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:15th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "15th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:40, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:18th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "18th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:40, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:19th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty and it duplicates category "19th century in military history", which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 20:41, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:13th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty, and it duplicates category "13th century in military history" which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 23:50, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:16th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty, and it duplicates category "16th century in military history" which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 23:51, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:17th-century_in_military_history[edit]

It's empty, and it duplicates category "17th century in military history" which is populated. Auntof6 (talk) 23:53, 6 January 2012 (UTC)


It's been appropriately deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 02:46, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Mill[edit]

This category should be called "Mills" Auntof6 (talk) 23:17, 10 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, as per nom. --rimshottalk 22:38, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Alliant_International_University[edit]

This category is empty Auntof6 (talk) 03:43, 11 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 22:45, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:California_Culinary_Academy[edit]

This category is empty Auntof6 (talk) 03:44, 11 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 22:45, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:St._Sebatian_(Oettingen_in_Bayern)[edit]

correct is: St. Sebastian (Oettingen in Bayern) Reinhardhauke (talk) 15:42, 11 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted in favor of the correctly named Category:St. Sebastian (Oettingen in Bayern), obvious case. Next time simply use {{bad name}}. --Rosenzweig τ 20:43, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Payload_Fairing[edit]

This Category is empty, all pictures in Category:Payload fairing. 178.6.55.133 14:30, 13 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, as per nom. --rimshottalk 22:40, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Buildings_in_Baltimore[edit]

It should be merged with category "Buildings in Baltimore, Maryland". Auntof6 (talk) 22:51, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Keep, I suggest that on the contrary "Category:Buildings in Baltimore, Maryland" be merged into this. "Buildings in Baltimore" is 4 years older than the duplicate category, is more concise, and has been placed more properly within the Commons category tree. -- Infrogmation (talk) 22:58, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
    • Sure, either way. I thought "with" didn't specify which one should stay and which should go. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:01, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Closed; newer duplicate category redirected into older cat; no objection from nominator. -- Infrogmation (talk) 01:33, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Ziya_Tong[edit]

Empty category Shawn in Montreal (talk) 19:22, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

  • At least those two were placed in there when I created this category: File:200906 Ziya main2.jpg and File:PavillionLake.JPG. They got deleted for copyright reasons, however. Symbol delete vote.svg Delete I searched for other pics in Commons. I also couldn't find free photos of her in flickr or via google. --Saibo (Δ) 23:45, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

In case somebody needs the contents: Copied to this page (look in edit mode):(hidden here)--Saibo (Δ) 23:49, 16 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted --Saibo (Δ) 23:49, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Railway_bridges_in_the_Orkney_Islands[edit]

This should be deleted - there are no railways on the Orkney Islands hence there can be no railway bridges S a g a C i t y (talk) 23:22, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

I can't speak for bridges, but:
Andy Dingley (talk) 00:01, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Delete, if only because it's empty. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:05, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted. It was probably created by me in a mass creation of categories when Multichill moved a million images to Commons. If it is not needed (empty) then it can be deleted. So I deleted it. --MGA73 (talk) 17:32, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Images_of_Buffalo,_New_York[edit]

This category is empty. Auntof6 (talk) 06:07, 18 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 22:44, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Commons_user_rights_request_pages[edit]

Only few of the categorized pages are actually user rights request pages. In addition, there are many non-English pages, even though this category is in Category:Commons-en. Leyo 14:42, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep — Please note, the non-English pages were there, categorized to a redlink, before I created this category. It is a most useful category which categories other previously uncategorized pages. -- Cirt (talk) 14:43, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment — The issue raised by nominators of "non-English pages" = now fixed. It was a transclusion issue, fixed easily with "noinclude" coding. -- Cirt (talk) 14:47, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Now, with this fix (reduction from 30 to 5 pages) and the fix of the categorization, it seems to be fine. Therefore, I withdraw. --Leyo 14:50, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Leyo, thank you very much for your kind consideration. Hopefully someone will come and close this discussion. :) -- Cirt (talk) 14:52, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Closed -- withdrawn by nom.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 16:00, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Railway_bridges_in_Shetland[edit]

This should be deleted - there are no railways on Shetland hence there can be no railway bridges S a g a C i t y (talk) 09:54, 20 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted. It was probably created by me in a mass creation of categories when Multichill moved a million images to Commons. If it is not needed (empty) then it can be deleted. So I deleted it. --MGA73 (talk) 17:32, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Railway_bridges_in_the_Outer_Hebrides[edit]

As with Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/01/Category:Railway bridges in the Orkney Islands‎ there are no railways so this category is not needed S a g a C i t y (talk) 17:15, 21 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted. It was probably created by me in a mass creation of categories when Multichill moved a million images to Commons. If it is not needed (empty) then it can be deleted. So I deleted it. --MGA73 (talk) 17:32, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:"Anonymous"_anti-Scientology_protests_in_Canada[edit]

qwwwew436534E844383 176.61.42.211 15:42, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep, standard categorization as much larger part of organization and standardization for larger category. This nom appears to be vandalism, vandal only. Please speedy keep. -- Cirt (talk) 15:56, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Speedy kept: "qwwwew436534E844383" is not really a reason. --Saibo (Δ) 16:27, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Herrgottsruh-Kapelle_(Oberndorf_am_Lech)[edit]

the correct category is: Category:Herrgottsruhkapelle (Oberndorf am Lech) Reinhardhauke (talk) 18:29, 11 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 21:46, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Solar_eclipse_of_1905_August_8[edit]

All the sources that I can see say this event was August 30, not August 8 - but I am no expert Sitush (talk) 20:57, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

that is correct, the solar eclipse was on August 30. --AtelierMonpli (talk) 00:19, 12 March 2012 (UTC)


Renamed to Category:Solar eclipse of 1905 August 30 (see e.g. de:Liste_der_Sonnenfinsternisse_des_20._Jahrhunderts - provided to me by AtelierMonpli). --Saibo (Δ) 00:35, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Bicycle_rear_derailleurs[edit]

The category also exists in the singular and I suggest that since it is empty it is a good time for its deletion. Armchair (talk) 19:57, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Category names should be in plural. --Foroa (talk) 06:26, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Kept, Category:Bicycle rear derailleur deleted. --rimshottalk 07:30, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Canyons_of_California[edit]

It is empty. I moved all entries to duplicate category "Canyons in California". Auntof6 (talk) 19:53, 21 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, merged to Category:Canyons in California. --rimshottalk 21:53, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:District-Maps_of_Erfurt[edit]

Der Name dieser Kategorie lautet für mich eher nicht so korrekt. Wenn dann sollte es wohl eher "District maps of Erfurt" heißen. Vielleicht kann man das auch noch so kategorisieren, dass die einzelnen unterschiedlichen Schemata einzeln kategorisiert werden können (also z.B. die Ortsteilkarten in weiß/gelb in eine Kategorie und die grau/roten in eine). Evtl. muss/kann auch noch eine weitere übergeordnete Kategorie (allgemein "Karte von Ortstteilen in Deutschland" oder so) hinzugefügt werden. Wie könnte man also diese Kategorie nennen? Anscheinend gibt es einige "Locator maps"-Kategorien. Aber gehören die da rein? Jøra (talk) 17:41, 27 January 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:District maps of Erfurt. --rimshottalk 21:55, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Signal_towers[edit]

Should be moved to Category:Optical telegraph, because it is the same. Cqdx (talk) 14:27, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Hmmm, tricky. Not all optical telegraphs are on towers and not all signal towers were constructed for optical telegraphs. The contents of the categories certainly need looking at, though. But might Optical telegraph make sense as as subcat: of Signal towers? Man vyi (talk) 16:19, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
I assume "Optical telegraph" means "Optical telegraph towers", since it is a subcategory of "Communications towers". For the non-optical (i.e. radio signals) towers, there are other categories. And yes, "Opticial telegraph (towers)" being a subcategory of "Communications towers" makes sense, since optical telegraphs are always on towers, for obvious reasons. --Cqdx (talk) 16:45, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Depends on the definition of "tower", I suppose. File:Optische telegraaf chappe.jpg looks more like a mast than a tower. What do you think about beacon towers? Man vyi (talk) 19:04, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
What beacons? Do you mean Category:Lighthouses? Or air navigation Category:Non-directional beacons? --Cqdx (talk) 21:52, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Towers that are Category:Beacons and especially the ones built for signal fires e.g. File:Halifax Beacon, Southowram - geograph.org.uk - 161417.jpg. Man vyi (talk) 09:39, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
To answer your question, I believe that the beacons category is correctly not under "Communications towers". --Cqdx (talk) 10:44, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
Quite, not all beacons are towers, but presumably individual beacon towers should also be categorised as signal towers since they're towers used for signalling? Man vyi (talk) 08:47, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
My point is, we don't need Category:Signal_towers. Either it is Category:Optical_telegraph, or another form (non-optical) of Category:Communications_towers. Signalling is the same as telecommunicating. Warning beacons are something else, and located in Category:Beacons, because they are not communicating. --Cqdx (talk) 14:05, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

en:Optical telegraph seems to define optical telegraph as a particular form or forms of signalling, rather than covering all systems of visual signalling (which would be Category:Optical communication). And I can see that some beacons are not actively signalling, but those used for transmitting messages are communicating in some way. And if beacons that are signal towers are not communications towers, what sort of towers are they? There must be some way of helpfully organising the media, but I'm not convinced by your proposed solution. What about subcat:ting beacons as warning beacons, navigation beacons, beacon towers (or tower beacons) and signal beacons, or something like that and organising appropriately? Man vyi (talk) 06:49, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Re. your 1st sentence: yes. 3rd sentence: signal towers is a subcategory of communications towers, communications (from towers) are either optical or radio. Last sentence: seems to be off-topic, subcatergorizing beacons can be discussed elsewhere. --Cqdx (talk) 13:20, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
I would not call signalling with flags such as in (:en:Flag semaphore]], with gestures or primitive en:Heliograph "optical telegraphs", confusing too with modern real optical systems that use laser beams. I guess that en:Semaphore lines would be a more generic term. --Foroa (talk) 15:40, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
There is no such thing as a "laser telegraph", certainly not within the meaning of Category:Communications towers. -- Cqdx (talk) 17:20, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

The category contains the same as in Category:Optical telegraph (a sub-category of Category:Communications towers), therefore I move the content to that category. --Cqdx (talk) 13:44, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Logo_d'entreprise_du_secteur_du_luxe[edit]

Categories should normally be named in English, not French, and besides, how can there be an objective criterion which companies are "du secteur du luxe"? Jmabel ! talk 02:39, 14 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted I've re-categorized all companies from this category under Category:Logos of companies associated with clothing and fashion. --Hydrox (talk) 02:27, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Cloth_gags_(BDSM)[edit]

Not necessary; everything is now classified into Category:Cloth gags Handcuffed (talk) 07:41, 19 January 2012 (UTC)


Redirected to Category:Cloth gags on 23. Jan. 2012‎ by Foroa --GeorgHHtalk   20:44, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Shoe_Displays[edit]

This is a duplicate category page and I suggest that it should be deleted. ...an error on my part. Armchair (talk) 19:53, 19 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted' on 20. Jan. 2012 by Foroa Category:Shoe Displays (Improperly named) --GeorgHHtalk   20:41, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Bicycle_gear-shifters[edit]

Suggest deletion of this category. I have made the category 'shifters' that is more correct. The category in question is empty. Armchair (talk) 19:55, 19 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 20. Jan. 2012 by Foroa Category:Bicycle gear-shifters (Moved to Category:Bicycle shifters.) --GeorgHHtalk   20:39, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Iron_Maiden_(Torture)[edit]

"Torture" is not a proper noun; moved to Category:Iron Maiden (torture) Handcuffed (talk) 02:55, 20 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 20. Jan. 2012 by Foroa Category:Iron Maiden (Torture) (Moved to Category:Iron Maiden (torture). --GeorgHHtalk   20:37, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Bars_in_Indianapolis,_Indiana[edit]

This category is now empty, and it duplicates category "Bars in Indianapolis" Auntof6 (talk) 04:47, 20 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 20. Jan. 2012 by Foroa Category:Bars in Indianapolis, Indiana (Moved to Category:Bars in Indianapolis.) --GeorgHHtalk   20:35, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Bars_of_Indiana[edit]

This category is now empty, and it duplicates category "Bars in Indiana" Auntof6 (talk) 04:47, 20 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 20. Jan. 2012 by Foroa Category:Bars of Indiana (Moved to Category:Bars in Indiana.) --GeorgHHtalk   20:33, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Knizia_Strelow[edit]

Small German lift company. 84.61.131.15 14:55, 21 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 24. Feb. 2012 by Foroa "Category:Knizia Strelow (Category:Knizia Strelow moved to Category:Elevators)" --GeorgHHtalk   22:43, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Knizia-Strelow[edit]

Small German lift company. 84.61.131.15 14:55, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

What is “Knizia-Strelow”? --84.61.131.15 14:59, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Nude_or_partially_nude_women_with_hats[edit]

empty category (created 2011-08-31) Saibo (Δ) 18:43, 21 January 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Ceiling_paintings_of_St._Peter_und_Paul_(Sonderheim)[edit]

to delete GFreihalter (talk) 10:31, 22 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 6. Feb. 2012 Foroa "Category:Ceiling paintings of St. Peter und Paul (Sonderheim) (Empty category)"

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Category:Tulpehocken_Station_Historic_District,[edit]

When I created it, I accidentally got a comma at the end of the name. Auntof6 (talk) 08:44, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 23. Jan. 2012 by Foroa "Category:Tulpehocken Station Historic District, (Author requested deletion of page)" --GeorgHHtalk   22:20, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Ngoni[edit]

empty Grashoofd (talk) 21:44, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 24. Jan. 2012 by Foroa "Category:Ngoni (Moved to Category:Ngoni (instrument).)" --GeorgHHtalk   22:23, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Schenley_Farms_Historic_District[edit]

When I created it, I didn't realize there was already category "Schenley Farms National Historic District‎" Auntof6 (talk) 00:30, 24 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 24. Jan. 2012 by Foroa "Category:Schenley Farms Historic District (Moved to Category:Schenley Farms National Historic District.)" --GeorgHHtalk   22:25, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Сретенская_церковь_в_Переславле[edit]

The category name is not in English, which I thought was required. Auntof6 (talk) 08:07, 25 January 2012 (UTC)


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Category:San_Dionisio_church_in_Jerez_de_la_Frontera[edit]

I moved all entries to duplicate category "Church of San Dionisio, Jerez de la Frontera" Auntof6 (talk) 08:49, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Please tag such categories with {{Bad name|Church of San Dionisio, Jerez de la Frontera}}. --Foroa (talk) 09:08, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted on 25. Jan. 2012 by Romaine "Category:San Dionisio church in Jerez de la Frontera ((incorrectly named) duplicate of Category:Church of San Dionisio, Jerez de la Frontera)" --GeorgHHtalk   22:28, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Iglesia_de_San_Dionisio_en_Jerez[edit]

I moved all entries to duplicate category "Church of San Dionisio, Jerez de la Frontera" Auntof6 (talk) 08:50, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Please tag such categories with {{Bad name|Church of San Dionisio, Jerez de la Frontera}}. --Foroa (talk) 09:09, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted on 25. Jan. 2012 by Romaine "Category:Iglesia de San Dionisio en Jerez ((incorrectly named) duplicate of Category:Church of San Dionisio, Jerez de la Frontera)" --GeorgHHtalk   22:31, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Handheld_devices[edit]

Category not useful, many different kinds of electronic devices are handheld, from mobile phone to tablet computer to flashlight to GPS to walkie talkie to radio receiver to calculator. Satnav-usurp (talk) 17:07, 25 January 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Lada_Togliatti[edit]

empty. Exduplicate of Category:HC Lada Togliatti‎ ShinePhantom (talk) 09:58, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Memory_mark_in_Togliatti[edit]

empty category with wrong name ShinePhantom (talk) 08:51, 27 January 2012 (UTC)


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Category:School_in_Togliatti[edit]

empty cat ShinePhantom (talk) 09:37, 27 January 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Towers_in_Dubai[edit]

Contains only COM:FOP#United Arab Emirates violations. 84.61.139.62 19:21, 28 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 8. Feb. 2012 by Romaine "Category:Towers in Dubai (Empty category.)" --GeorgHHtalk   22:38, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Aerial_views_of_Hayward,_California[edit]

views is nonstandard. created "aerial photographs", moved content. Mercurywoodrose (talk) 05:42, 9 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:10, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Monteleone_Roccadoria[edit]

This category of a municipality of Italy needs to be deleted, as the name is wrong. The correct name is "Monteleone Rocca Doria" and a category with that name already exists. Just to make sure, I also doublechecked the name on the istitutional site of the municipality. Please proceed with deletion. Japs 88 (talk) 23:29, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Ok. Ciao. Discanto (talk) 16:26, 11 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:14, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Reiner_Knizia_Strelow[edit]

The German board game designer “Reiner Knizia” has nothing to do with the small German lift company “Knizia Strelow”. 84.61.131.15 16:09, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

What about it:Wikipedia:Oracolo#Cnizziastrello? --84.61.131.15 16:15, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

The term “Reiner Knizia Strelow” makes no sense. --84.61.139.62 15:25, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

What about “IllerThyssenKrupp” and “Doppelmayrhofen”? --62.47.193.24 16:38, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Das Gladbecker Hertie-Haus hat einen Aufzug der Firma „Aufzugbau Knizia-Strelow“. --84.61.139.62 12:53, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

IMHO there is a dice with the six sides „Door close“, „Door open“, „Enter the lift“, „Leave the lift“, „Ride downwards“, and „Ride upwards“, which will be used in a board game “Knizia Strelow” from the German board game designer “Reiner Knizia”. --84.61.181.19 15:59, 21 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, makes no sense at all. --rimshottalk 21:47, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Reiner_Knizia-Strelow[edit]

The German board game designer “Reiner Knizia” has nothing to do with the small German lift company “Knizia Strelow”. 84.61.131.15 19:30, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

  • This one is also listed above. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:54, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, category name makes no sense. --rimshottalk 21:49, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:SVG_locator_maps_of_provinces_in_Vietnam_(location_map_scheme)[edit]

The boundaries of Lai Chau province and Lao Cai province are not correct: File:Lao Cai in Vietnam.svg and File:Lai Chau in Vietnam.svg. You can look at File:LocationVietnamLaiChau.png and File:LocationVietnamLaoCai.png, in which the boundaries of the two provinces are correct. Because of that, all the images in this category were incorrectly drawn. PRENN (talk) 06:48, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

That's correct. I will correct file:Vietnam location map.svg, the original file, right soon. The boundaries of the provinces will have a better quality then. NNW (talk) 15:24, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, NNW. And you should check this for a big and clear reference of the maps. PRENN (talk) 15:43, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
Thx in advance. I will uplaod the locator maps after NNW is finished.--TUBSMail-closed.svg 10:40, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Vietnam location map.svg is updated now. NNW (talk) 16:50, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done--TUBSMail-closed.svg 22:53, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Done, maps updated. --rimshottalk 08:39, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Recherche_expedition[edit]

What is this title ? French, or English ? What does it mean ? Sammyday (talk) 11:46, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Probably some sort of translation of Sv:Rechercheexpeditionen = en:La_Recherche_Expedition_(1838–1840) --Foroa (talk) 12:03, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Exactly - it contains pieces of art etc. which were created during the Arctic expedition with the French ship named La Recherche. So, I probably should have named the category La Recherche Expedition instead. OK if I do this?--Skogsfrun (talk) 12:09, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Better keep the full "en" name as there has been other experditions such as File:Gaimard Voyage en Islande et au Groenland title.jpg. --Foroa (talk) 13:26, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
I agree.--Sammyday (talk) 13:49, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:La Recherche Expedition (1838-1840). --rimshottalk 22:47, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Legoland_Florida[edit]

Contains only COM:FOP#United States violations. 84.61.131.15 18:26, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Symbol keep vote.svg Keep File:Treasure Island Hotel Constructed Out Of Legos.jpg was kept. --84.61.139.62 22:09, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Kept, not empty. --rimshottalk 10:51, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Ball_of_pollen[edit]

Name should be changed to "pollen balls", or "bee pollen", to correct category grammar Mercurywoodrose (talk) 17:54, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, Good Idea, No problem for me.. --F. Lamiot (talk) 22:27, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Pollen balls. --rimshottalk 22:01, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Kamov_Ka-35[edit]

Is this cat really usefull ? Sammyday (talk) 19:51, 16 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 10:53, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Railroads_of_Massachusetts[edit]

Doubles Category:Railways in Massachusetts. "Railways in ..." is used for numerous US states; "Railroads in ..." is not. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 22:23, 16 January 2012 (UTC)


Merged to Category:Railways in Massachusetts. --rimshottalk 10:54, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Yas_Marina_Hotel[edit]

Contains only COM:FOP#United Arab Emirates violations. 84.61.131.15 22:36, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Symbol keep vote.svg Keep File:Yas Marina Hotel by Rob Alter.jpg was kept. --84.61.139.62 10:01, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Kept, not empty. --rimshottalk 21:55, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Johann-Baptist Lampi d. Ä.[edit]

This category seems to have been created with a typo. I suggest moving to the English title, so Category:Johann Baptist von Lampi the Elder. Note that there was also Johann Baptist von Lampi the Younger, who is not covered by most wikis, but his existence suggests a preference for a disambiguated category. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 14:12, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Could "d. Ä." be an abbreviation for something like "der Alte", meaning "the elder" in German or some other language? If so, not a typo, although that's not to say it shouldn't be changed. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:50, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
d. Ä. is short for "der Ältere", which is German for "the Elder". Category names should be English, so I support moving to Category:Johann Baptist von Lampi the Elder and keeping a redirect. --rimshottalk 22:37, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
The most widely used standard on commons for categories with the elder/the younger names is to use (I), (II), (III), etc. after the name. It is the most international approach. So in this case the category would become Category:Johann-Baptist Lampi (I). --Jarekt (talk) 01:56, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
Is there really such a standard, except for kings and popes? I think for people where "the Elder" is the usual designation, this is what's used. See for example Category:Pieter Bruegel the Elder and many more. --rimshottalk 15:21, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Kept as is. (i) it is not a typo - d. Ä. is short for "der Ältere", which is German for "the Elder". (ii) d. Ä. is quite common in category names and Creator templates for German cases, and it here matches Creator:Johann-Baptist Lampi d. Ä.. (iii) if the English version "the Elder" (or some numbering scheme) is to be preferred, that's a decision which should be made for all cases of this type, rather than ad hoc. Yes, Commons:Language policy says Creator names should be in form most commonly found in English literature., but this seems too frequently ignored in this area. COM:VP would be one way to clarify matters, and possibly pave the way for a mass rename. Rd232 (talk) 08:08, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Category:Vapor_trails[edit]

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The name of this category is misleading. What is visible is liquid water, not water vapor (which is invisible). A better name would be "aerodynamic condensation trails" or even "aerodynamic condensation" (which would allow distinguishing it from the engine contrails category where water is added to the air) Ariadacapo (talk) 17:18 (clarified at 17:24), 10 January 2012 (UTC)

I am starting to move files contained in this category to a new category called "aerodynamic condensation". Please let me know if I am doing something wrong. Ariadacapo (talk) 19:19, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
I completed the transition to Category:Aerodynamic condensation. Can this category Category:Vapor trails now be deleted? Ariadacapo (talk) 19:54, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
I have edited the category so that it redirects to Category:Aerodynamic condensation. Ariadacapo (talk) 16:13, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Conclusion: category deleted by Fastily on Sept 17, 2012. Ariadacapo (talk) 07:11, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Ariel,_West_Bank[edit]

Until very recently all this content was in Category:Ariel, Israel. Now, Ariel is (correctly) described by English Wikipedia as "an Israeli settlement city in the West Bank." (ditto German Wikipedia: "eine Stadt und israelische Siedlung im Westjordanland." and French Wikipedia: "une colonie israélienne située dans les montagnes de Cisjordanie en Territoires occupés.") This means it can be within Israeli categories but not Israel categories (on English Wikipedia it is categorised in both "Cities in the West Bank" and "Mixed Israeli settlements".).

Very recently, an IP created Category:Ariel, West Bank, which refers to the same entity as the previous Category:Ariel, Israel, and that has now been emptied (and I added a {{category redirect}}). Category:Ariel, Israel is a bad name, as it strongly implies that Ariel is within the country of Israel, which it isn't. Category:Ariel,_West_Bank is technically correct, but may still create unnecessary conflict. The obvious compromise candidate for a category name is Category:Ariel (city) (at least 8 Wikipedias use this approach for naming their article). Rd232 (talk) 20:50, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Much easier is Category:Ariel. The moving of so many picks and categories without discussion is unaccepted. Ori~ (talk) 14:56, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Update: category has now been moved to Category:Ariel (city) already. Unless someone wants to argue for an alternative approach, there's nothing more to do. Rd232 (talk) 20:25, 14 January 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Ariel (city). --rimshottalk 20:18, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Properties_of_religious_function_on_the_National_Register_of_Historic_Places_in_Maryland[edit]

It's now empty and it duplicates category "Buildings of religious function on the National Register of Historic Places in Maryland" Auntof6 (talk) 11:10, 17 January 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Buildings of religious function on the National Register of Historic Places in Maryland (again). --rimshottalk 06:20, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Women_in_sexually_appealing_postures[edit]

Also: Category:Men in sexually appealing postures

Symbol delete vote.svg Delete What use should this category have? Should this be a maintenance category (not categorized as such but instead in three topic categories)? This description is quite rude and non-neutral. Saibo (Δ) 14:00, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete What one considers "sexually appealing" is a matter of personal taste. This category cannot be objectively defined. -- Infrogmation (talk) 14:38, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Keep Purpose is to identify gratuitous sexual appeal present as a subtext, cheesecake mixed in with vacuum cleaning, for example. Fred Bauder (talk) 20:31, 17 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Delete. It seems to me that, in most of the pictures, it's not the posture but the nudity that's sexually appealing. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:04, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete Agreed with all arguments against. Handcuffed (talk) 23:07, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment. I hate to go all "OTHERCRAPEXISTS" here (I'm actually technically not, since I'm not supporting either a keep or delete result, nor is this enwiki), but there are other categories on Commons where it's not exactly 'objective' whether or not something is intended sexually. Category:Exhibitionism (and the male, female subcategories, and subcategories of those like Category:Female breast flashing). Is a man or a woman "flashing" or just taking their pants or top off? How do we know whether images in Category:Wet T-shirt contests are actually of women at actual wet t-shirt contests or just wearing wet T-shirts but not specifically at a contest? What about Category:Erotic pole dancing and Category:Suggestive use of feathers? Those two are on File:Victoriabeckhampole.jpg, an image of Victoria Beckham, ex-Spice Girl and well known celebrity. Is that actually erotic pole dancing or just some sort of postmodern Lady Gaga-esque reference to erotic pole dancing? Is that use of feathers actually suggestive? If we're going to require objective definitions, a whole stack of categories in the category tree from Category:Erotic is going to have to be reconsidered. If we are going to keep around all these sex and erotic categories, which, given that Wikipedia allows for sex-related content and Commons has no plans on deleting its porn-stash any time soon, is probably no bad idea, I'd caution against radical shifting around of categories on the basis of 'objective' tests given that once you start down that road, all sorts of craziness will come from it. Instead, that ever rare commodity common sense might be useful. —Tom Morris (talk) 18:13, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
There is something the matter with that category. I mean, File:Gray48.png is classified under it - because "Human surface anatomy" is a subcategory. We don't have Category:Good art or Category:Pretty paintings or Category:Pretty women. I wouldn't say for sure it should be dismantled entirely because I think there just barely can be such a category, provided that we are categorizing, intellectually, whether the known purpose of the activity is erotic (e.g. erotic art), rather than that the activity merely "is" or "looks" erotic. Here for this category that's harder to picture, because it's difficult to look at a woman's posture and decide that eroticism was her purpose. I'd think, maybe if you had pictures of women pole dancing, except I read just the other day that in Venezuela pole dancing has become a mainstream, almost non-sexually directed activity.[1] Wnt (talk) 15:01, 26 August 2012 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Like Tom Morris. I think this category is not very useful and objective. But not less than "eros" one and relative subs. --Pierpao.lo (listening) 15:35, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete No objective criteria for what images do and do not belong in these categories, and the few images currently in them do not really fulfill the title of the category. They're more like "images of sexually appealing (wo)men [by majority-view contemporary Western standards] in various postures". They serve no purpose. —Angr 19:07, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete This is as problematic as any proposed image-filter category. To begin with, I don't see any of the four presently in it as sexually appealing postures. Something like [2] might be, which presently isn't in the category. Can you imagine trying to sort out all the images like this and deciding which are appealing and which aren't, according to this editor and that? Absolutely unusable category. Wnt (talk) 14:30, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Deleted -FASTILY (TALK) 20:34, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Ashtabula_County_(Ohio)_covered_bridges[edit]

This is definitely a useful category, but the name itself is problematic — in general, when we have categories for US counties, we use the name format "TOPIC in COUNTYNAME County, STATENAME". Let's make it "Category:Covered bridges in Ashtabula County, Ohio". Nyttend (talk) 18:39, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Agree completely: that is the standard Commons syntax. --Foroa (talk) 00:59, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
Also of correct Commons practice is permitting CFD to work, rather than circumventing it. Nyttend (talk) 13:18, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Covered bridges in Ashtabula County, Ohio. --rimshottalk 20:21, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Al_Reem_Island[edit]

Contains only COM:FOP#United Arab Emirates violations. 84.61.131.15 15:42, 21 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 19:24, 19 September 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Jumeirah_Mosque[edit]

Empty category. Uploading imags of the Jumeriah Mosque to Commons is generally inappropriate as there is no FoP in the UAE and the building is not out of copyright. CT Cooper · talk 20:42, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

  • No longer empty, but that image was nominated for deletion earlier for the reasons above. CT Cooper · talk 13:37, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted as empty by Romaine (talk · contribs). CT Cooper · talk 19:52, 20 July 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Historic_buildings_in_the_United_States[edit]

Indefinite subject; most members are HABS which is definite and should be in the name Jim.henderson (talk) 16:14, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

I concur with Jim. "Historic" is unworkably vague. "HABS" is useful, as are the existing categories related to National Register of Historic Places and the various state and local Historic Places categories and Landmark categories. - Jmabel ! talk 16:36, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
I also agree. HABS is specific and easily definable, and it's something people look for. Same with various landmark categories (NYC, Chicago, NRHP, NHL etc.) the boundaries of which are crystal clear. I don't see the value in "Historic" categories -- the images in them should be re-folded into the places they came from. Beyond My Ken (talk) 22:18, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
Agree, restore former image source categories with HABS name.—Look2See1 (talk) 00:03, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Per Template talk:PD-USGov-Interior-HABS, this seems to have been created to replace the HABS categories. What's wrong with referring to HABS in the category names? It's far more specific than "Historic buildings", which is quite subjective; if you take the Thorncrown Chapel and a nineteenth-century Underground Railroad stop, most people will choose the Underground Railroad stop, but this category (because it's meant for designated properties) will go with the Chapel. Nyttend (talk) 04:35, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

It seems to me that we have a pretty strong consensus here. These nominations have a tendency to stay open much too long. I say give it 3 more days - until February 15, when it will have been open more than two whole weeks - and unless someone comes in clearly disagreeing, it is time to act on this. - Jmabel ! talk 21:06, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

I don't mind if this category gets deleted. I do mind if a habs category tree gets created. Why? At Commons intersecting source categories (HABS is a source) with topic categories (location, buildings, etc) is bad practice because it actually makes it harder for people to find images. We don't want to end up with Category:Statue of Liberty from HABS and Category:Statue of Liberty from Wiki Loves Monuments etc etc. Multichill (talk) 21:56, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
I wouldn't want to see HABS category be intersected with other stuff. But it's presumably useful in and of itself (as a source category). - Jmabel ! talk 22:25, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
Why would there need to be a HABS category tree? The tates and the major cities: NYC, Chicago, DC, San Francisco, LA there's only a handful, that's all it needs. I don't consider myself to be exceedingly stupid, but I'm just not understanding the problem that this category is supposed to address. Beyond My Ken (talk) 03:04, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
All right; perhaps I am failing to appreciate the dreadfulness of intersecting source categories with topical ones, but anyway any such danger can be avoided. Make a HABS building recognition category rather than a HABS source cat. Put Category:Statue of Liberty into something like a Category:HABS buildings in New York to go along with its Landmark, Heritage Site, NRHP and similar categories that are awarded by a governing body.
I am surprised to see that people want to add all sorts of source related categories, and nobody seems to worry about the top level. There are all sorts of sources such as Historic American Survey, (former) National Register of Historic Places, and probably dozens of other local initiatives. Moreover, many of them lead to a large extent to the same buildings but at the top level, they are mostly unrelated if we look in Category:Buildings in the United States. So it makes no sense to add yet another category tree to that without organising the top level. --Foroa (talk) 06:28, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Why not major cities as well? Beyond My Ken (talk) 07:42, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
What I don't want to see is where a picture disappears into a "HABS in such-and-such place" category to the exclusion of all other categories for that place. Not a risk for big cities, but could be for anything much smaller, where there are no other categories in the hierachy below the place itself. - Jmabel ! talk 01:58, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
I agree, that's why I'm suggesting only the 50 states and the largest cities -- or the cities with a significant number of HABS entries -- and no medium & small cities, towns, counties, villages, whatever. It just seems silly to exclude, for instance, New York City and Chicago, when those cities (and some others) are going to have more entries than some of the states. Beyond My Ken (talk) 03:11, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
I'd endorse that. Limit to roughly the 20 largest/most historic cities? Or an even smaller number? - Jmabel ! talk 17:19, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
I'd go for an even smaller number: a dozen or maybe even a half-dozen. I would let the numbers of HABS entries in a city determine it, or, if we don't know that in advance, start with the 10 most populous cities in 1933 (when HABS began) and add to it any of the 10 most populous cities today that aren't already included, and weed down from there. Beyond My Ken (talk) 22:36, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
You can define what you want, people will create deeper categories anyway. --Foroa (talk) 06:59, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
What can be created, can be uncreated. Beyond My Ken (talk) 21:57, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
And we can cross that bridge when we come to it. No less likely to happen than the present badly named categories. - Jmabel ! talk 01:37, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Consider this my endorsement for closing this discussion and doing the renames to HABS per BMK's proposal. I'm too deep in other stuff right now to have the time to act on it. - Jmabel ! talk 01:37, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

  • I was trying to figure out what this category (and it's state subcategories) was for. If it's something specific to HABS, it should certainly be renamed. -- Infrogmation (talk) 19:46, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Abraj_Al_Bait_Towers_Clock[edit]

Contains only COM:FOP#Saudi Arabia violations. 84.61.139.62 19:18, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Symbol keep vote.svg Keep File:Clock-on-11-08-10.jpg was kept. --84.61.139.62 16:34, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Kept, not empty. --rimshottalk 20:24, 31 October 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Clocks_in_Saudi_Arabia[edit]

Contains only subcategories which are nominated for deletion. 84.61.139.62 19:19, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Would be surprised that there are no ancient clocks in Saoudi. --Foroa (talk) 07:29, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Kept, subcategory was kept. --rimshottalk 20:26, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Wireless_communications[edit]

should be moved up one step to Category:Radio telecommunications, radio and wireless are the same Cqdx (talk) 17:24, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

As an alternative, could be renamed to "Wireless communicatons (short-range)", to have a category for WLAN and the like. --Cqdx (talk) 05:25, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Moved to better Category:Wireless communications (short-range) in order to avoid confusion with other radio telecommunications. --Cqdx (talk) 11:34, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Megalopotamos[edit]

Already exists under "Category:Kourtaliotiko". "Megalopotamos" cannot be found on Google Map, and is not listed in Greek Wikipedia page "Δήμος Φοίνικα" (Dimos Finika). The photos here should be moved to "Category:Kourtaliotiko", then "Category:Megalopotamos" should be deleted. Tango7174 (talk) 14:36, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Megalopotamos is a river (see de:Megalopotamos) and Kourtalitiko is a gorge (see de:Kourtaliotiko-Schlucht or en:Kourtaliotiko Gorge). This must be two categorys. --Oltau (talk) 18:23, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Kept, no response and the objection seems valid. --rimshottalk 21:35, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

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Category:S-train stations in Denmark[edit]

It has been suggested on my talk page that Category:S-train stations in Denmark and Category:S-train stations in Copenhagen are merged into one category because there is only S-trains in or around Copenhagen. Further more it can be discussed what "Copenhagen" is. --MGA73 (talk) 16:13, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

I am the one suggesting it. The S-train network of Copenhagen is one single network, so it doesn't really make sence to divide the stations in two categories. It is also a problem that people often confuze the city Copenhagen with Copenhagen Municipality which only cover the central part of the city. This make it hard to figure out which stations which belong where. The S-train network however is build and driven by the state railways and is not limited by munipality boarders, so it is pointless to divide the category there. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 14:36, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as per my previous arguments on User talk:MGA73/Archive 10#Fusion_af_kategorier, which translates to the problem of pouring a bunch of buildings from i.e. Køge, Hillerød and Frederikssund into the Category:Buildings in Copenhagen structure. As it is now (or at least the first 1,000 images), this does only contain (more or less) buildings and structures in Copenhagen area and I think we should aim to keep it that way. --heb [T C E] 07:20, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
I just made a fresh list of all images in Category:Buildings in Copenhagen (BiC), including subcategories (which brings us to 5,414 unique images). At an initial glimpse of the images, it looks like most of the images are actually concerning buildings in Copenhagen, but there is also some monuments and museums artifacts which can be discussed. Also it took a bit of detective work, to figure out, why images such as File:Waterloo Bridge, London - geograph.org.uk - 1286022.jpg ended up under BiC (but this edit solved the issue). As it is now I don't think that BiC will benefit from further "pollution" of S-train stations from areas outside of Copenhagen, but you might take a look yourself (Warning: The page alone is 477,830 bytes - added size of thumbs, and you'll end up with quite a large request). --heb [T C E] 08:30, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
I took a look on some of the similar station-categories. S-Bahn Berlin have it divided between Category:S-Bahn stations in Berlin and Category:S-Bahn Berlin stations in Brandenburg, but via Category:S-Bahn Berlin they are both subcategories to both Berlin and Brandenburg. Category:Oslo subway stations is divided by railway lines. Category:S-Bahn stations in Hamburg and Category:London Underground stations don't divide. Category:Stations of Paris Metro and Category:Stockholm Metro stations each have a few stations outside in a subcategory, but they are still subcategories to the respective city.
Generally, metro and rapid transport systems are not necessary limited by cities, municipalities or regions. They often have a given city as their center but they can go outside if wished or needed.
In the case of Copenhagen there is also the question whether we speek about the city or the municipality. That's a problem because many don't know or are aware of the difference. But it is also a problem with the stations outside either. Where do they belong, and should they also have their own categories? Not to mention the rather unlogical fact that Rødovre Station is actually not in Rødovre Municipality but in Hvidovre Municipality. Or Hellerup Station where the station building are in Copenhagen Municipality but some of the northern tracks in Gentofte Municipality. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 11:29, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Are we going to get a conclusion anytime soon - or input from other? I would like to sort severel pictures of train stations, but I need to know which belong where. My wish is however still one category for all S-train stations, because people can't figure out the difference. Category:S-train stations in Copenhagen contains pictures of stations, which are in the city but not the municipality, and opposite with Category:S-train stations in Denmark. There is however no problem for me, if the subcategories and pictures also get in category for the city, municipality or region they belong to, like Category:Buildings in Copenhagen. But in that case I need to know which type to divide after. The city Copenhagen is not the same as Copenhagen Municipality after all as stated above. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 20:00, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

I'm sorry for having been passive about this. My initial thinking was to keep Category:Buildings in Copenhagen (BiC) unpolluted by separating them. In fact a more easy solution is to simply keep Category:S-train stations in Denmark out of BiC and then add a Category:Public transport buildings in Copenhagen and add stations there. It means that some stations will have an extra category, but that probably doesn't hurt anywhere :) Since I was the only one originally opposing the merger, I have allowed myself to move all content from Category:S-train stations in Copenhagen to Category:S-train stations in Denmark. Any administrator may conclude this and delete Category:S-train stations in Copenhagen. In kind regards heb [T C E] 05:34, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
By the way - should we consider renaming/moving Category:S-train stations in Denmark to just Category:S-train stations? --heb [T C E] 05:36, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
I don't think that the later name would be a good idea. People may mistake it for stations on the german S-Bahn systems, especial the probably international more known in Berlin and Hamburg. On the other hand, it seems to be international standard to call such systems after the city they serve, even if some of them like here have outgrown their city. S-Bahn Dresden to example have lines which reach more than 40 km from the main station, far outside of Dresden but still with the name of it. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 13:44, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
Good point. Should we then move the files to Category:S-train stations in Copenhagen? Or go for something new (since we have to move them anyway) like Category:Copenhagen S-train network stations? In kind regards, Henrik
Neither of the examples mentioned above use the word network despite the fact that they all are. So I think Category:Copenhagen S-train stations (like Oslo, Stockholm and London) or Category:Stations of Copenhagen S-trains (like Paris) should be enough. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 13:34, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

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Conlusion: Category:Stations of Copenhagen S-trains it is then :) --heb [T C E] 14:17, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Tour_Granite[edit]

No images (due to COM:FOP#France). 84.61.131.15 14:39, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Leave. they will come back ... --Foroa (talk) 14:45, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 21:47, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Schools_of_medicine[edit]

I believe this category should be deleted as it is rendundant. "Category:Medical schools" already exists. Hazmat2 (talk) 23:43, 13 January 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. If this is re-created, it can still be made a redirect. --rimshottalk 21:47, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Stamps_of_Moldova[edit]

Are the stamps of Moldova really public domain? Razvan Socol (talk) 18:22, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Currently, the category header says:

OK All stamps of this country are in public domain. You can upload modern stamps with {{PD-MD-exempt}} template. For more information, see Commons:Stamps/Public domain and Commons:Licensing.

However, the {{PD-MD-exempt}} says:

Note: Based on emails from Poşta Moldovei, the postal agency of Moldova, postal stamps are granted copyright protection and does not fall under Art 7. 1.b.

So, which is it? Razvan Socol (talk) 18:25, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

They are copyrighted; the change was just very recent. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 18:39, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
So we should delete all the files in Category:Stamps of Moldova which are tagged with {{PD-MD-exempt}}? We are talking about almost 1000 files here... Razvan Socol (talk) 18:47, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
We should; I am not sure why it was not done. But a wider and longer discussion is needed. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 19:34, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Please see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Stamp of Moldova md389.jpg --Butko (talk) 19:57, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

And this is why a wider discussion is needed; this was not brought up before during the last discussion about the stamps from this country. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 20:18, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Regarding the arguments in the DR mentioned above, I think the translation of the Moldavian Copyright Law found on the WIPO site is a little misleading. The original text says "Nu constituie obiecte ale dreptului de autor: [...] simbolurile si semnele statului (drapelele, stemele, ordinele, semnele monetare etc.)". We should not interpret the expression "official signs" as "any sign that is produced by an official authority". In my opinion, we should understand this expression as "a sign that represents the Moldavian state". Also, I think the expression "monetary signs" should be understood as "banknotes and coins", not as "proofs of payment" (which would include stamps, but also receipts issued by a store, bus tickets, etc). Razvan Socol (talk) 06:12, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
The way that I look at it is this: what is covered under "etc." and for many of the former Soviet states, it include stamps. Sometimes it would not mentioned in the copyright law explicitly, like for Belarus, but even though a government ministry authorizes stamps, but does it actually make them or call them a government sign/symbol? I just don't know. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 06:17, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

See also: File talk:Stamp of Moldova 012.jpg and Commons:Deletion requests/File:Stamp of Moldova 012.jpg. Razvan Socol (talk) 06:25, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

That was a complete mess and that was how I became involved with the whole situation. I think a lot of issues were mixed together and I feel like with the discussion I started at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Stamp_of_Moldova_257.gif we can focus did the Moldovan Government include stamps as a government symbol or not. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 06:54, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

At http://www.moldovastamps.org/info_news.asp, someone (probably Niall Murphy, the editor of that site) wrote, on 23 nov 2011:

"Yesterday, I received a letter from Posta Moldovei which confirms that Moldovan postage stamps are protected by copyright but that it is perfectly permissible to publish images of them on websites and in printed materials, in their original form. The copyright protection simply exists to prevent forgeries, alterations and other unauthorized reproduction of the stamps.
This is certainly a big relief for me and, I'm sure, for all other publishers of Moldovan stamp images. This also firmly closes any debates on Wikipedia/Wikimedia regarding the right to publish images of the stamps. Thanks to Posta Moldovei for clarifying this matter."

If the letter contains that wording, it would seem that the stamps ARE protected by copyright and that Posta Moldovei grants a license to distribute the images of stamps only without modifications. It would be useful to have a copy of that letter (as well as the emails mentioned by Zscout370 in the tempate above), to clarify this problem. Razvan Socol (talk) 11:51, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Also, at http://www.moldovastamps.org/info_legal.asp we can read the following notice:

"MoldovaStamps.org recognises the copyright ownership of Întreprinderea de Stat "Poşta Moldovei" on all items of philatelic material officially emitted by the Republic of Moldova (postage stamps, postal stationery including: envelopes, postcards and designs for "First Day Cover" envelopes and "Maximum Card" postcards.).
Întreprinderea de Stat "Poşta Moldovei" has confirmed to MoldovaStamps.org that it permitted to publish images of the philatelic materials emitted by the Republic of Moldova, on websites and in printed form, provided that the images are not altered from their original designs, and that the copyright protection exists to prevent fake and forged reproductions of the philatelic material physically."

So, in case this is true, we could not keep the images, because of the "no derivative works" clause. Razvan Socol (talk) 12:00, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

But there is a similar clause to currency images too, so I think it needs a wider discussion. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 18:21, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
German stamps have a similar no-derivs restriction but they were deemed free (this was before the Loriot thing). -- Liliana-60 (talk) 06:51, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Kept, following the deletion requests outcome. --rimshottalk 21:30, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Sports by country and sport[edit]

+ it's subcategories: Sports in XYZ by sport

This is just introduced, but that is getting crazy: "Sports by sports" !? - This is not the proper use of meta categories: people are missing some logic an practical usage here. This intermediate category is completely redundant. It's used for grouping subcategories that were already nicely grouped in a normal way. E.g. this weird Category:Sports in France by sport: it's subcategories Category:Swimming in France can be nicely categorized in Category:Sports in France, which is de facto a "sports in France by sports" category. So all sports can replaced in the original "sports in XYZ" category, making all these "sports by sports" categories redundant again. What's next Category:Countries of Asia by country instead of Category:Countries of Asia ? Category:Presidents of the United States by president instead of Category:Presidents of the United States ?? Just use the category sorting mechanism if needed. --LimoWreck (talk) 16:04, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

I agree that "Sports by country and sport" sounds redundant, and might seem silly. But take Category:Sports in France as an example, and imagine all the disciplines sorted right there between the other categories. This would be highly confusing. There are too many other categories to just cat sort them to the beginning. The category could be renamed to Sports by country and discipline or something like that, to make it sound less silly. I don't see it as redundant. --rimshottalk 06:33, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Kept, no reply to objection. --rimshottalk 21:34, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Nunneries[edit]

Isn't a nunnery the same thing as a convent? There is already a category "Convents". Maybe the categories referring to nunneries should be renamed or merged with their corresponding "convent" category, if any. Auntof6 (talk) 07:44, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Probably not, per en:Convent: “A convent is either a community of priests, religious brothers, religious sisters, or nuns, or the building used by the community, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Anglican Communion.” en:Monastery: “The name convent tends to be used (inaccurately) for the buildings accommodating female monastics (nuns).” --Rosenzweig τ 17:07, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
Does that mean that a nunnery is specifically a residence, and could be part of a convent? --Auntof6 (talk) 05:37, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
Not sure about that, English is a foreign language for me :-) --Rosenzweig τ 11:01, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
A nunnery is a convent for nuns only. So there should be several types of convents. That is real specialisation ;). --Foroa (talk) 09:59, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

So Category:Nunneries is now a subcategory of Category:Convents, as "convent" often means "nunnery" but not always (whereas a nunnery is always a type of convent). Are we done? Rd232 (talk) 13:19, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

I can live with that. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:07, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Kept and put into Category:Convents. --rimshottalk 22:00, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Balboa_High_School[edit]

This category is empty Auntof6 (talk) 03:35, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

  • There were several images when the category was created; I don't know what happened to them (deleted?). A quick search found one on Commons which I put in the cat. There are some 4 or 5 images on en:W tagged for transfer to Commons, so it looks like it may be a useful cat again. -- Infrogmation (talk)
    • There is a Balboa High School in Panama and most likely in the many other places in En:Balboa. --Foroa (talk) 19:22, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
      • And when there are images for them, we can create a more-specific category. I see there is one file there now, but I don't believe one file warrants a category. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:57, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
        • All significant buildings end up eventually in a category as this facilitates multi-categorisation in lists such as Category:Buildings in San Francisco. There are thousands of single file categories as they fit better in structures and facilitate categorisation of new uploads. --Foroa (talk) 07:16, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
          • OK, good to know! --Auntof6 (talk) 21:08, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Kept, for now, as there are currently no images of other Balboa High Schools. --rimshottalk 22:16, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Eartags[edit]

I'm not native English speaker but according to Wikipedia article en:Ear tag i think that this category and it's subcategories should be renamed to Category:Ear tags --Smooth_O (talk) 13:01, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Good remark. And why Category:Earrings, Category:Earmuffs and Category:Earmarks ? --Foroa (talk) 13:31, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
Those three are valid English words. English is not known for its consistency! --Auntof6 (talk) 04:59, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, there's a related issue where further input would be helpful, see Category talk:Cattle with eartags. We should be aware of Commons' growth – do we want subcategories like "Cattle with yellow ear tags/eartags in the United Kingdom" and "Cattle with blue ear tags/eartags in Scotland", or not? ;-) --:bdk: 13:14, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Done, CommonsDelinker is working on moving the files. As for the related issue: that should be a separate discussion. --rimshottalk 22:29, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Hauptbahnhöfe[edit]

Should be renamed in "Category:Main train stations in Germany" - no need for a german category "Hauptbahnhöfe" since it is a plain translation of "main train stations" 80.187.106.255 12:36, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

The category contains not all stations which are really main stations of certain city but only such of them which have this word in their name. This is really a category of stations which are distinguished with the word "Hauptbahnof", indepentently on the country where they are. No need to split them by separate German-language countries. --ŠJů (talk) 05:29, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support for redefining
ŠJů, although I understand your wording literally, it does not make much sense to me. According to your arguing, we than should also have a category Category:Central stations for all main railway stations in England named central station literally and Category:Gares centrales for those in France. Or better in singular, as the cats are about having the word Hauptbahnhof, central station or gare central in their official names. I would consider this to be annoying, irritating and error prone. I do not understand what information is gained by that category. See also Central station, which is the iw-equivalent to Hauptbahnhof, and states: Central station is a common element in the names of railway stations. Stations which are called Central (or the local-language equivalent) …
The category description Hauptbahnhof ("main station") is the principal passenger railway station of major towns and cities in Germany and Austria. says something different - it is not about the name, but about being the principal station.
BTW: And, there is a lot of individual images that are categorized as Category:Hauptbahnhöfe, those should be moved to their corresponding categories like Berlin Hauptbahnhof. --Herzi Pinki (talk) 22:42, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
I fully agree with Herzi Pinki. As "Hauptbahnhöfe" is a plain translation of "main stations/central stations" there is no need of this naming. I suggest to move this category to "Main train stations in Germany", clean it up, and create categories for any other country (in case there's a need for that). Hence, Symbol support vote.svg Support for redefining. In the same way, I suggest to fill this category with media of Hauptbahnhöfe as being real main stations, and to exclude those ones which aren't just having this name. --Eweht (talk) 22:13, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

As a Hauptbahnhof is not different from a main station it doesn't make sense to categorize DACH together (it does make sense f. ex. with Category:S-Bahn, which is something more unique to DACH). Therefore I would like to create Category:Main stations in Germany, Category:Main stations in Austria and Category:Main stations in Switzerland – the en.WP article en:Main train station is not even a redirect and according to LEO main train station is not a valid translation of Hauptbahnhof. |FDMS (WP: en, de) 09:33, 20 January 2014 (UTC)


Deleted/Moved to Category:Main stations in Germany. There is absolutely no need for Category:Hauptbahnhöfe; Leaving a redirect behind is sufficient. --High Contrast (talk) 16:03, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Photographs_of_sexual_intercourse[edit]

Delete; sexual intercourse is too vague, images should be classified according to sex act Handcuffed (talk) 23:05, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Seems not to be the worst idea - but please could you not empty a category before such a discussion if possible? :-) --Saibo (Δ) 02:53, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes, sorry. I was too bold on that one. Handcuffed (talk) 05:54, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted in favor of Category:Sex practices. --rimshottalk 22:38, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Files_requiring_U.S._copyright_review[edit]

Personal playground of Dcoetzee. See also Commons:Village_pump#Proposed_changes_to_PD_tags, User_talk:Dcoetzee#Stop_your_attempts_to_break_Commons Saibo (Δ) 22:45, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Keep. The purpose of this category is to facilitate a review of PD-old files and make sure they're PD in the US as well, and tagged accordingly. Because the affected number of files is very large (1.2 million+), it is not feasible to execute this review by myself, and I believe the category will facilitate collaboration with others who want to help. Dcoetzee (talk) 22:56, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
Why are there templates? I guess there should only be files. --Quedel (talk) 23:32, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
These are mostly for books, which are uploaded page-by-page and use a template for the description of each file, to avoid redundancy. They all have the same copyright tag, so it goes in the same template. See e.g. Template:Actensammlung aus der Zeit der Helvetischen Republik used on File:HV_01_567.jpg through File:HV_01_592.jpg. Dcoetzee (talk) 00:46, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment. The review this category was originally created for was halted and new ones are being discussed, so deletion for now would be fine. Dcoetzee (talk) 01:34, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, empty. Can be restored when needed again. --rimshottalk 22:42, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Uncia uncia heads[edit]

Seems to be redundant to Category:Uncia uncia (head). Leyo 17:59, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

heads is the form which is used in most categories concerning animal heads therefore I would delete category Category:Uncia uncia (head). --Kersti (talk) 18:02, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
See e.g. Category:Panthera leo (head), Category:Panthera tigris (head), Category:Pavo cristatus (head). --Leyo 19:27, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Kept, Category:Uncia uncia heads is now the only remaining category. --rimshottalk 22:15, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Cervus_eldii_in_Prague_Zoo[edit]

Species name is now Panolia eldii  Hans 08:50, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

OK, I am not professional biolog, but there exist category: Cervus eldi here and also page Cervus eldii. That why I created category Category:Cervus_eldii_in_Prague_Zoo without any doubt, that something is wrong... --Karelj (talk) 22:16, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Comment It's not that simple. Here's what our cat for the species says:
Rucervus eldii (preferred by Mammal Species of the World & IUCN) / Panolia eldii (preferred by en.wikipedia & ultimateungulate.com & scientificamerican.com) / Cervus eldii (preferred by Wikispecies & ITIS)
Let the peeps over at en.wikipedia sort it out, but for now it's best to not rush into renaming. --Pitke (talk) 21:15, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Kept as per Pitke. If the species name does get changed, categories will have to renamed from Category:Cervus eldii on downwards. --rimshottalk 22:13, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Nude_skateboarding[edit]

Underfilled category. Is there anything special with "nude skateboarding" - only one file (is it expected that this number grows larger soon?). That category seems to be use not useful - this one file can get the only three super categories added directly. Saibo (Δ) 18:47, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

It's a logic of category tree within "nude sports". Please see Commons:Categories for discussion/2011/10/Category:Nude or partially nude people with electric toothbrushes and stop creating discussions for every equivalent cat with the same argument. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 07:39, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
So how do you justify the existence of this category? --Saibo (Δ) 00:22, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
There are several "Nude sports" cat. I don't see any valid reason to delete them (it's a different way to practice those sports and activities) and I see even less reason to question this particular one and not the others ! --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 14:47, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
"otherstuffexists" ;-) Well, those, which I have nominated, are the least filled ones. This one image of this category gets [[Category:Skateboarding]] [[Category:Nude sports|Skateboarding]] [[Category:Nude or partially nude people with skateboards]] (only three and not e.g. 20(!)) directly and we can save this category which doesn't serve the purpose of Categories since it more hides than shows this one image. --Saibo (Δ) 18:19, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Why does it bother you that much ? When we have a category of a famous person with only one file, no-one complains about the existence of the cat. Why ? Just because the category is pertinent within a logic of category tree and because it's far easier to create categories that may be filled later easily when new files are uploaded than waiting for dozens of files and searching all the files that could fit in a category to create. Moreover we just lose time for nothing discussing such useless deletion request. I repeat my question : why does it bother you ? Isn't it better to have that file in a cat that really describes it instead of having it in 3 different cats that concerns it partly and therefore describes it unperfectly ? Come on ! Don't you have better and more constructive things to do to improve the project ? --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 09:07, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
That question goes right back to you: Don't you have more constructive things to do to improve the project than to create dozens of contra-productive categories? --Saibo (Δ) 12:08, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
I am constructive since I build categories and I actualy follow a logical category tree (whereas you are destructive). You say It's contra-productive but you don't demonstrate why it is.
It's also funny to see it's the only thing you react to concerning my previous message ! You don't say why this kind of cat really bothers you and why other one-file categories are not questioned. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 20:04, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Building is not always constructive. Do you build big, tall walls around a viewing point on the top of a mountain? Why not? I did not answer to the rest of your prev. msg because you know the answer and I also have told it here before (search this page for "hide"). --Saibo (Δ) 20:06, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
OK, you've got a point. But I still see no answer/comment on my question about the one-file cats that no-one seem to find illogical... Nor about your opinion for the other (multiple-file) "nude sports" cats. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 20:32, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
You mean categories for famous persons? Well, they e.g. usually have more than 3 categories maybe bibliographic reference data in case of persons or coordinates in case of objects and provide semantics which isn't there without them - eg interwikis to Wikipedia articles. Without such a category you do not have those interwikis, bibliographic reference data. And in addition: E.g. portrait photographs of (more or less) usually have the most usability because of the person depicted - not because of the photographic setting (e.g. "bust portrais in front of blue sky"). That said, I don't think it is useful to create person cats for one image.
Do you have that frequent features of person cats here? No, not really, you created this cat (and the other "nude ..." categories) for a single reason: to hide content.
Regarding your last question: yes, as said also above, I think it is better if the one file would be in [[Category:Skateboarding]] [[Category:Nude sports|Skateboarding]] [[Category:Nude or partially nude people with skateboards]]. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 21:58, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Stop your paranoia and please be honest ! You know me : I've defended nudity/sex files many many times against censorship on Commons, so my intention is NOT to hide content. But we actually had this debate already so I don't really want to waste my time explaining everything again since you're not able to listen (see the link in my first message here if you want to read my explanations again). What I see is that you cannot accept that category tree logic and since you're not happy with one decision, you launch several other discussions based on the same argument. Therefore you don't respect the following rule of Commons : Do not disrupt Commons to illustrate a point. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 06:49, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
BTW please be coherent also. Your arguments like "there's only 3 cats" or "few files" or "there's no interwiki" etc have no value when, in parallel, you defend a category tree like this one. In both case there's just a logic of category tree behind the creation of the concerned cats. No wish to hide or whatever paranoia. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 06:54, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh, and just an anwser about the usefulness of cats of persons with one cat. I said it above already : it's just a pragmatic anticipation. And when you have a Wikipedia article about this person, you can have an interwiki to Commons (with the same logic : readers may not know that new files have been uploaded if you only show the first and temporarily unique file of this person on the article). Just a question of neutral logic. Again and again. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 06:58, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
Good, we are finished again. See you next time. One correction: I did not support "Anonymous" anti-Scientology protests in Canada - it was just vandalism (in case you did not recognize that for some reason...). --Saibo (Δ) 16:25, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
I did recognize vandalism. But you probably would have re-nominate it for discussion if you weren't supporting it, wouldn't you ? Or that would just prove that you don't care because it doesn't affect your paranoia about "hiding nude content". Anyway, I understand your overall point about the nude subcats (even if I don't share it and I think you do exagerate the consequences - actually when you see for instance the Category:Females with microphones, the nude subcat make the concerned files a lot more visible than keeping them within the terrible amount of non-nude files of the mother cat !) but in that precise case ("nude skateboarding" and other nude sports) I really don't understand where there could be any problem. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 16:46, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

A category like this one can be useful, but I see it redundant with category:Nude or partially nude people with skateboards. What is expected to be the difference between both categories?--Pere prlpz (talk) 22:38, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Both cats are useful and pertinent. Let me explain :
1) "Nude or partially nude people with skateboards" is a larger cat because it also includes partial nudity
2) "Nude or partially nude people with skateboards" is also larger because it concerns people who are shown with a skateboarding and not only on a skateboard (while "Nude skateboarding" concerns only people who are practising this activity naked).
3) "Nude skateboarding" is a subcat of "Nude sports", which we can't do with "Nude or partially nude people with skateboards"
--TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 11:09, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Kept, two files now and useful as per TwoWings. --rimshottalk 22:18, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Nude_people_with_Coca-Cola_bottles[edit]

Underfilled category (one file). Is there anything special with "Nude people with Coca-Cola bottles" (is it expected that this number grows larger soon?)? That category seems to be use not useful - this one file can get the only two super categories added directly Saibo (Δ) 18:50, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

It's a logic of category tree. Please see Commons:Categories for discussion/2011/10/Category:Nude or partially nude people with electric toothbrushes and stop creating discussions for every equivalent cat with the same argument. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 07:38, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Kept, as per Commons:Categories for discussion/2011/10/Category:Nude or partially nude people with electric toothbrushes. Also, it's not quite as underfilled anymore. --rimshottalk 11:04, 5 May 2014 (UTC)


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Category:Steel mills in the United States[edit]

Another contributor first added this category to Category:Steel industry in the United States -- and then replaced it with a redirect to Category:Steel industry in the United States. The problem I have with this replacement of an existing specific cateogry with a more general one is that "Steel Industry" included more than stell mills. Shipping steel rods, steel plates, steel rails is also part of the "steel industry", so is the shipping of scap metal, and the crushing of old cars. So, arguably, would be the manufacture and shipping of Coke, and the mining and shipping of iron ore and limestone to charge the blast furnaces of those steel mills. I reverted the redirection, and invited the other contributor here, to make a case for their redirection. Geo Swan (talk) 22:34, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi I left a message that replies to this at User_talk:Geo_Swan#Steel_mill
To summarise - I maintain (and I think this can be easily verified) that all I have done is merge categories that contained indentical content - presently "steel industry" contains little or no content of the type described above - it is mostly "steel mills" (in the en:Steel mill sense)
OR to put it another way - I could have moved 99% of the images in "steel industry" into matching "steel mill" categories.
There is a minor issue with the worldwide meaning of "steel mill" - eg in some places it doesn't mean primary production such as blast furnaces as shown in File:Steel_Mills_at_mouth_of_Calumet_river_Chicago.jpg - I thought "steel industry" was a good name choice - but possibly "steel production sites" (or something better) may be better names for the category:Steel industry and the similarly named subcats. Now would be a good time to do such block moves.
I am quite happy to go through the contents again (after a move) and sort out all the erratics etc, and stuff like that. In general though many of the images need more categorisation - I suggest down to factory name level - eg like Category:Bethlehem Plant or Category:Allegheny Ludlum.
Note I also emptied Category:Steel industries in Category:Steel industry and subcats - I assume this was just a duplicate category. Mddkpp (talk) 23:56, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
To summarise - if people can come to a good decision on what categories they want I am happy to go through the pages I have altered, plus any other images that come to hand and categorise by the system decided.
If any work messages arise a note on my enlgish wikipedia page will be appreciated as I am there most of the time.Mddkpp (talk) 00:01, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

No consensus to do anything. No action required. howcheng {chat} 19:34, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Passport_stamps_from_Venezuela[edit]

The category is empty -- the only entry was moved to category "Passport stamps of Venezuela" Auntof6 (talk) 00:04, 6 February 2012 (UTC)


Closed, bad name. --rimshottalk 20:22, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:20010_COMPUTEX_Taipei[edit]

duplicated with Category:COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 Rico Shen contact... 17:21, 6 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 00:00, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pig_slaughter_(3rd_December_2011)[edit]

There is no need for this specific pig slaughter. Commons categories have a certain scope, too - Commons is no private photo album with private image galleries High Contrast (talk) 18:36, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

I just wanted to distinguish the images from the one specific pig slaughter from another one, because every pig slaughter is very specific - that´s all, my intention was not create useless category or (as you said) "private photo album". If you think that category is not useful, please delete it, I don´t have problem with that. Regards, --Podzemnik (talk) 19:37, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I don't wanted to offend you but private galleries like such are not ok on Commons. We can order it geographically. --High Contrast (talk) 16:10, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
You didn't offend me, it's OK :) I just transfered all images to Category:Pig slaughters in the Czech Republic, think it's OK now, isn't it? --Podzemnik (talk) 17:53, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your support! Regards, High Contrast (talk) 17:17, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted: category has been emptied. Content moved accordingly. --High Contrast (talk) 17:17, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty now. --rimshottalk 00:00, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Suzzara train station[edit]

Empty category, should be deleted. Friedrichstrasse (talk) 14:26, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 19:49, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Cedegolo train station[edit]

Empty category, should be deleted. Friedrichstrasse (talk) 14:28, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 19:49, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Mezzolara train station[edit]

Empty category, should be deleted. Friedrichstrasse (talk) 14:29, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 19:50, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:FS ALn 880[edit]

Empty category, should be deleted Friedrichstrasse (talk) 14:39, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 19:51, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:CCFR ALn 9000[edit]

Empty category, should be deleted Friedrichstrasse (talk) 14:40, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 19:51, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Sibnica[edit]

Unused. created in error... (sorry :) :) WhiteWriter speaks 20:38, 12 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, unused. --rimshottalk 20:24, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Street signs in Germany[edit]

Kategorie bitte löschen! Falscher Name; alle Dateien in Kategorie "Street signs in Rhineland-Palatinate" verschoben! ANKAWÜ (talk) 04:05, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Cancelled request. --Foroa (talk) 06:06, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Gut so, der LA war mein Fehler ... Gruß vom Bodensee low.svg  -- ANKAWÜ (talk) 08:05, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Kept, request created in error. --rimshottalk 00:06, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Street name signs in Rhineland-Palatinate[edit]

Kategorie bitte löschen! Falscher Name! Alle Dateien wurden in die Kategorie "Street signs in Rhineland-Palatinate" verschoben! ANKAWÜ (talk) 04:07, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done --Foroa (talk) 06:07, 14 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 20:29, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, das wußte ich nicht, dass es schon eine Kategorie dafür gibt. Hätte man mir ruhig persönlich mitteilen können. --Saviour1981 (talk) 03:26, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
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Category:Akroydon[edit]

empty category Auntof6 (talk) 22:35, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Withdraw -- category no longer empty. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:38, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Kept, not empty anymore. --rimshottalk 21:32, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Arthursdale[edit]

empty category Auntof6 (talk) 22:40, 16 February 2012 (UTC)


Kept, not empty anymore. --rimshottalk 23:21, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Bogthorn[edit]

empty category Auntof6 (talk) 23:09, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Withdraw CFD, category is no longer empty --Auntof6 (talk) 07:46, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Kept, not empty anymore. --rimshottalk 21:32, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Harewood, Leeds[edit]

empty category, duplicates category "Harewood, Yorkshire" Auntof6 (talk) 01:34, 17 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, as per nom. --rimshottalk 23:22, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Benoy Viswam[edit]

Empty Category Kiran Gopi (talk) 03:35, 17 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, as per nom. --rimshottalk 23:22, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Sowood[edit]

Empty category, and it duplicates category "Sowood, West Yorkshire". Auntof6 (talk) 06:18, 18 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, as per nom. --rimshottalk 23:22, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway images[edit]

Category is redundant to Category:Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Mackensen (talk) 17:13, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Wasn't this really just swiped from Wikipedia without correcting the category? Because I see that with a lot of commons transfers. ----DanTD (talk) 05:46, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
you have done the right thing --El. (talk) 17:02, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 21:35, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Hidden categories[edit]

because knowledge shouldnt be hidden 66.87.7.143 03:54, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Ehm, yes - sure. Those are not "knowledge" categories. They are used for maintenance. Could you please explain that a bit more? --Saibo (Δ) 04:16, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Not done, no follow-up after several weeks. --rimshottalk 09:41, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Coins of kerala[edit]

Empty and poorly capitalised. One file exists that could reasonably belong in this category, but the lack of capitalisation means that this should be renamed or that it should be deleted because there's only one known file that belongs here. Nyttend (talk) 18:48, 20 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. Besides, there is only one image of money of Kerala, which makes it somewhat pointless to create a sub-category for coins. --rimshottalk 21:37, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Square Chapel Centre for the Arts[edit]

empty, duplicates category "Square Chapel". I didn't realize there was already a category when I created this one Auntof6 (talk) 01:13, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Please insert {{Badname|Goodname}} for such simple cases. --Foroa (talk) 17:19, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
I'm sorry, you told me that before and I didn't remember. I'll make a note on my user page to help me remember. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:10, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 21:38, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Mateus[edit]

Should be named Category:Matheus. 141.3.192.51 17:04, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. I was looking for a page for requests for moving categories, but did not find the place on Commons. Indeed I misspelled the category. It should be Category:Matheus. After moving Category:Mateus should be deleted. --Gereon K. (talk) 20:40, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
I just saw that the category is already deleted and now can be found und Category:Matheus Leite Nascimento. All is well. --Gereon K. (talk) 20:42, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 00:12, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Image formats[edit]

This name is somewhat ambiguous. I suggest we rename it Category:Image file formats. - dcljr (talk) 22:02, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

I agree, it's a technically better name. For example, an uncompressed TGA or PNG contains image data in a bitmap format. Bitplane (talk) 18:00, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
I've removed the {{Category for discussion}} template from the category. I hope that's okay... - dcljr (talk) 23:27, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Image file formats. --rimshottalk 21:39, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Flag with three stripes[edit]

IF its ever used, it should be renamed "Flags with three stripes" Mercurywoodrose (talk) 04:16, 23 February 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Flags with three stripes. --rimshottalk 09:47, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Banks in Montreal branches in Quebec[edit]

Accidental, real cat is Bank of Montreal branches in Quebec. Nick Moreau (talk) 17:51, 24 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 21:39, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Not Safe for Work[edit]

Symbol delete vote.svg Delete for the same reasons we do not have Wikimedia board's image censorshipfilter. See also Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Nsfw. Discussion should take place there for now... Saibo (Δ) 20:56, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete - it's nice to know the creator's userpage is unsafe to look at, I will avoid doing so. I personally think a category NSFW would have rather a reverse effect though. Anyway, no point in such a category, if you want to filter content, install filtering software on your pc. Mattbuck 21:14, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Info Template:Nsfw is deleted now. So this empty cat can follow now. Deleted. --Saibo (Δ) 23:51, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Scylla Tours AG[edit]

Please move to Category:Scylla AG, company renamed. Watch Skylla (Reederei) in de. WP [3] Biberbaer (talk) 18:22, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Thx, --Biberbaer (talk) 11:37, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Redirected, as the old name was once valid. --rimshottalk 21:40, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Files by Geolina163[edit]

Delete! this Category is unnecessary - it`an double from Category:Images uploaded by Geolina163 - redundant. 1971markus (☠): ⇒ Laberkasten ... 23:43, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done per author request. --Túrelio (talk) 07:22, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 21:41, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Former_quality_images[edit]

No purpose for this category, QI always QI. Delete unused category. Tony Wills (talk) 07:38, 3 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, unused. --rimshottalk 00:30, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center[edit]

Empty category. No viable images on Commons GrapedApe (talk) 12:31, 8 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 00:37, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Bugs Bunny[edit]

This is nothing but a magnet for copyvios. Bugs Bunny is copyrighted. FunkMonk (talk) 01:30, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Right now, there's pictures of non-copyrighted parts of Bugs Bunny films in the category. We could also have photos of Bugs Bunny statues or what not in FOP parts of the world--we've generally kept such things, though that's debatable.--Prosfilaes (talk) 04:11, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Despite being a copyrighted character, Bugs Bunny has a number of public domain shorts in his filmography, all of which entered the public domain due to the failure of their last rightsholder, United Artists Productions, to renew the original copyrights on such films. I feel that all of the files in this category are acceptable per Commons policies, and none of them should be treated as copyvios. In addition, we can also accept title cards from those of Bugs's films that remain copyrighted as long as such title cards are classified as below the U.S. threshold of originality, and statues, costumes, etc. of Bugs can be accepted here as long as they were uploaded by citizens of FoP countries. On second thought, Warner Brothers has not been as protective of its copyright on Bugs Bunny as Disney has been regarding its copyright on Mickey Mouse, if you want my opinion. — Seth Allen (discussion/contributions), 01:47, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (UTC).
If the character is copyrighted, it doesn't matter if the film itself is not. Same if the film used copyrighted music, even if the film became PD, the music doesn't, these are separate copyrights. FunkMonk (talk) 02:09, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
OK, I understand now, that film copyrights are limited to images only and do not extend to the characters, compositions, or stories contained therein, unless such elements are original to their respective films. I have filled this category with an extensive supply of title cards from shorts throughout Bugs Bunny's filmography, all of which are composed entirely of elements that qualify as "common property, without original authorship." Also, regarding an image of the rabbit as he appeared in Falling Hare (one of the few shorts of his that have fallen into the public domain) which had been deleted from Commons before, I have added that image to a list of files that should be undeleted in 2036, as Bugs was created in 1940, and will remain under copyright until the copyright on his debut film A Wild Hare expires in 2035.
And with that, the category no longer appears to be a "magnet for copyvios", as there are more images now that don't depict the copyrighted character than images that do. — Seth Allen (discussion/contributions), 04:33, Saturday, March 10, 2012 (UTC).

Kept. The copyrighted character only appears in less than one-third of all total images that are presently in this category. -- SethAllen623 (talk) 16:30, Friday, April 27, 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Sculptures of Saint Martin in the Netherlands[edit]

empty category Willemnabuurs (talk) 15:46, 19 February 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Statues of Saint Martin of Tours .... --rimshottalk 19:20, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Sculptures of Saint Martin by country[edit]

empty category Willemnabuurs (talk) 15:47, 19 February 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Statues of Saint Martin of Tours .... --rimshottalk 19:21, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Statues of Saint Martin in the Netherlands[edit]

empty category Willemnabuurs (talk) 15:49, 19 February 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Statues of Saint Martin of Tours .... --rimshottalk 19:21, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images by country[edit]

We should either move this to Category:Images by country or merge it into Category:Countries. - dcljr (talk) 22:27, 21 February 2012 (UTC) — (See also CFD entry for Category:Pictures and images.)

Fair warning, if no one has made any comments on this by March 6th, I'm just going to act unilaterally and pick one of the options mentioned above. - dcljr (talk) 23:45, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Category:Images by country, certainly not Category:Countries. Category:Photographs by country might be a more uniform choice provided that the images go to "photographs of New Jersey" . --Foroa (talk) 08:13, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Except not all images related to a country are photographs of (things in) the country — e.g., flags, maps, coats of arms, presidential seals, military insignia, graphs of population growth, etc. In any case, you've already moved it to Category:Images by country, which is fine by me. - dcljr (talk) 23:48, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
The category has been moved to Category:Images by country (not by me). - dcljr (talk) 21:30, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Images by country. CFD for main category still pending. --rimshottalk 22:00, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images by format[edit]

We should merge this into Category:Image file formats. - dcljr (talk) 22:37, 21 February 2012 (UTC) — (See also CFD entry for Category:Pictures and images.)

Fair warning, if no one has made any comments on this by March 6th, I'm just going to act unilaterally. - dcljr (talk) 23:45, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Images by format. Not the same as file formats. --Foroa (talk) 07:49, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
The current contents are the subcats:
This illustrates one problem with nominating certain specific categories for discussion: there are always related categories that would need to be changed to be consistent/compatible with the suggested changes. I submit that "format" is too ambiguous a term when applied to images. If we keep Category:Vector images, it would seem we'd need to create Category:Raster images to complement it. I'm not sure where those two should go (as subcats), other than just Category:Images (what is now called Category:Pictures and images). - dcljr (talk) 00:00, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
I have emptied this category and re-nominated it for deletion. See that nom for more information. - dcljr (talk) 23:47, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Merged to Category:Image file formats‎. --rimshottalk 22:02, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images by language[edit]

Either move to Category:Images by language or merge into Category:Languages. - dcljr (talk) 22:40, 21 February 2012 (UTC) — (See also CFD entry for Category:Pictures and images.)

Fair warning, if no one has made any comments on this by March 6th, I'm just going to act unilaterally and pick one of the options mentioned above. - dcljr (talk) 23:45, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Category has been redirected to Category:Images by language (not by me). - dcljr (talk) 21:32, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Images by language. CFD for main category still pending. --rimshottalk 22:03, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images by resolution[edit]

Should probably be moved to Category:Images by size (see also next CFD entry). - dcljr (talk) 22:42, 21 February 2012 (UTC) — (See also CFD entry for Category:Pictures and images.)

Fair warning, if no one has made any comments on this by March 6th, I'm just going to act unilaterally. - dcljr (talk) 23:45, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
By resolution is more accurate. Size depends too much on the format (tiff, png, ...) --Foroa (talk) 07:18, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Images by resolution. CFD for main category still pending. --rimshottalk 22:10, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images by size or form[edit]

Should be split into Category:Images by size (see also previous CFD entry) and Category:Image file formats. - dcljr (talk) 22:43, 21 February 2012 (UTC) — (See also CFD entry for Category:Pictures and images.)

Fair warning, if no one has made any comments on this by March 6th, I'm just going to act unilaterally. - dcljr (talk) 23:45, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Form has nothing to do with size or format. --Foroa (talk) 08:06, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
I don't see what the word "form" even means in this context, given the contents of the category. It is too ambiguous a term. dcljr (talk) 20:18, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
Category doesn't make sense. It's subcategories are sorted by size (large, small), resolution (1280x960), aspect ratio (widescreen), shape (round), and function (wallpaper). Not needed. Rocket000 (talk) 17:59, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Merged to Category:Images by technical criteria. CFD for main category still pending. --rimshottalk 22:12, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images by source[edit]

Suggest move to Category:Images by source. - dcljr (talk) 22:44, 21 February 2012 (UTC) — (See also CFD entry for Category:Pictures and images.)

Fair warning, if no one has made any comments on this by March 6th, I'm just going to act unilaterally. - dcljr (talk) 23:45, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Speaking on unilateral action Category:Pictures and images by source is in the process of being moved to Category:Images by source despite this ongoing discussion. I don't see where that was discussed. --Tony Wills (talk) 12:57, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Images by source. CFD for main category still pending. --rimshottalk 22:13, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images by usage[edit]

Suggest move to Category:Images by usage. - dcljr (talk) 22:47, 21 February 2012 (UTC) — (See also CFD entry for Category:Pictures and images.)

Fair warning, if no one has made any comments on this by March 6th, I'm just going to act unilaterally. - dcljr (talk) 23:45, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Since no discussion has happened on this item, and most of the other similar suggested renames have been done already, I'm going ahead and making the change I suggested. Moving items to new cat Category:Images by usage and leaving cat redirect at old cat. - dcljr (talk) 22:46, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Images by usage. CFD for main category still pending. --rimshottalk 22:15, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Hiking in Nagorno-Karabakh[edit]

empty category Ray Garraty (talk) 14:07, 22 February 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Hiking in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. --rimshottalk 22:17, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Reliefs of Saint Martin in the Netherlands[edit]

erroneously created. can be deleted Willemnabuurs (talk) 17:27, 25 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, author request. --rimshottalk 20:58, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Romanesque capitals in the province of Ourense (Spain)[edit]

to delete GFreihalter (talk) 20:58, 25 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, author request. --rimshottalk 20:58, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:"Apparition_of_the_Spider_Princess"(芳年漫画_天延四年秋妖怪土蜘蛛脳源頼光寝所酒田公時等宿直欲払其妖図),_by_Tsukioka_Yoshitoshi[edit]

Superfluous "芳年漫画 天延四年秋妖怪土蜘蛛脳源頼光寝所酒田公時等宿直欲払其妖図" appendix for this category. Commons category names must be in englsh; the rest should be explaned in the category description and not in the category lemma 80.187.96.24 00:45, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

  • don't care that much, but it's bad form NOT to have category topics searchable in the source-language(s) for those topic(s). (it's also bad form not to have the whole category tree & search system fully inter-lingual, but that's too much of a "miracle" to hope for anytime soon... ) Lx 121 (talk) 01:21, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
(also: why the "anonymous" ip siggy (with no previous history attached) from someone who is obviously an experienced editor @ wmc? o__0) Lx 121 (talk) 01:24, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted: No need for a translation in category names. Write a suitable description in the category as required in COM:CAT if you want to. For the rest Commons:Language policy applies. --High Contrast (talk) 10:59, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Rigga_Al_Buteen[edit]

Contains only COM:FOP#United Arab Emirates violations. 84.61.139.62 19:40, 6 February 2012 (UTC)



deleted by User:Fastily. --JuTa 19:11, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
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Category:IIT_Rupnagar[edit]

Empty, was probably meant to be Category:IIT Ropar. Muhandes (talk) 19:28, 16 February 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:IIT Ropar. --rimshottalk 20:05, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Norland Town[edit]

empty category Auntof6 (talk) 22:17, 16 February 2012 (UTC)


Kept, not empty. --rimshottalk 20:07, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Skyscrapers_in_Latina[edit]

Contains only COM:FOP#Italy violations. 84.61.139.62 16:26, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted. --84.61.167.13 15:59, 1 August 2012 (UTC)


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Category:402e Régiment d’Artillerie[edit]

Contains only COM:FOP#France violations. 84.61.139.62 15:14, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Symbol keep vote.svg Keep File:402 RA Afghanistan.jpg was kept. --84.61.167.13 14:42, 28 July 2012 (UTC)



kept shouldn't it be CfD ? However cat is in use and files were kept. --PierreSelim (talk) 08:14, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Nude or partially nude girls in anime and manga[edit]

This category is in violation with the NPOV policy of Wikimedia. It's only there to discriminate content based on personal value judgement (what is nudity?) and serves no purpose other then hiding content from reusers due to personal sensitivities. /人 ‿‿ 人\ 苦情処理係 12:49, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

  • There is no 'NPOV policy of Wikimedia.' There is an NPOV policy on ENWP that deals with content and categorization, but this is not ENWP. COM:NPOV says nothing about categorization, and specifies that images themselves need not be neutral. This category is however important to follow wmf:Resolution:Controversial_content, which unlike ENWP's NPOV policy is a project wide mandate. It's incorrect to say that this categorization 'hides content from reusers.' It doesn't hide anything, it places it in an appropriate subcategory where anyone who wants to see nude images can look. This category is the 4th thing from the top on the general category page. Kgorman-ucb (talk) 22:39, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
I also note that you aren't complaining about any of the other subcategories of 'Girls in anime and manga,' including cat:Wikipe-tan, which, by your standard, is 'hiding' more than 260 images. Kgorman-ucb (talk) 22:40, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Because it says nothing about categorization and Commons is essentially a library and it makes sense to apply the same rules as libraries do. You said that COM:NPOV does not mention categories. The Resolution does not mention categories either.
Mentioning the Wikipe-tan category has nothing todo with this. Wikipe-tan is a fixed term and the amount of images would flood the higher category. It was created to aid the viewer and not to hide content from the eyes of the viewer, as done with this kind of constructed category. -- /人 ‿‿ 人\ 苦情処理係 23:28, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
It's hard to take the rest of your reply seriously when you didn't bother to read the thing you're talking about. The resolution explicitly mentions commons categorization. Kgorman-ucb (talk) 21:34, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep For God's sake, do the COM:NOTCENSORED extremists have zero respect for users who are actually looking for nude content? This is a useful category. End of. Rd232 (talk) 11:36, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Apart from the nature of this request, which point is not clear at all, this is an useful category. Useful as any other useful category, of course. I don't care for nude content, but find useful such categorization both for those who look for nude content and for those who DON'T want to see it. -- Blackcat (talk) 12:33, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep, useful and valuable category, appropriate method of categorization. -- Cirt (talk) 16:54, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep But {{rename}} to Category:Nude girls in anime and manga, almost every manga character is partially nude (not wearing gloves, burqa, etc) The category should be for fully undressed (no chothes) images. VolodyA! V Anarhist Beta_M (converse) 16:28, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Suggest rename. The use of the word "nudity" would (tend to) cover both "fully" and "partially" nude characters. Also, since the vast majority of female anime characters are in fact (supposed to be) girls rather than women, suggest something like Category:Female nudity in anime and manga. - dcljr (talk) 20:30, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
I'd see no problem with such a renaming. In creating the category, I just used the naming scheme that someone else (I forget who at this point) had recently been creating a lot of categories with. Kgorman-ucb (talk) 01:04, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep helps people looking for ecchi/hentai on Commons find it. Deleting it would only help the anti-sex squad here. --Claritas (talk) 07:43, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Per Norm. -- Gddea - Daniel E. Als-Juliussen (talk) 06:40, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Kept - consensus appears to be that this is the better option. -mattbuck (Talk) 11:06, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Custom made photos[edit]

Vague name; unclear what "custom made" is supposed to mean. --Trivialist (talk) 02:32, 29 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, purpose of category not clear. --rimshottalk 21:03, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Oval Heraldic Shields[edit]

Redundant to Category:Oval-shaped heraldic shields‎, can be deleted!? Perhelion (talk) 04:43, 29 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad capitalization, duplicate. --rimshottalk 06:21, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Videos of male masturbation by year[edit]

Why should “videos of male masturbation” be categorized by time?? Why would somebody want to find such a video from a specific year?? Mormegil (talk) 09:43, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep, because it's a standard and accepted method of categorization. If you want to add an additional method of categorization by quality or another metric, you can:
  1. Create an additional categorization by quality.
  2. Create a gallery page.
  3. Create a categorization by technology.
  4. Create a categorization by another, additional helpful method.

Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 16:35, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted. Content moved to Category:Videos of male masturbation by decade. -- Cirt (talk) 18:55, 29 February 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, as per discussion. --rimshottalk 20:10, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Radio_broadcasting[edit]

redundant to, and should be integrated into, Category:Broadcasting Cqdx (talk) 02:51, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

I understand your thinking, but in Commons Category:Broadcasting (Radio telecommunications\Broadcasting) contains many audio radio pictures and Category:Radio broadcasting (Radio telecommunications\Broadcasting\Radio\Radio broadcasting) contained TV pictures, and many pictures in these categories contain both audio and video, therefore there is no category "television broadcasting". The mixture of radio (wireless) and radio (audio) is confusing. Category:Broadcasting is already in a radio category. --Cqdx (talk) 05:16, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
Although I think this category should stay (at least with some name), I do agree with some of your points:
  • First, having "Category:Radio" under "Category:Broadcasting" is a bit odd; other forms of "radio" are common enough that there is non-broadcast communication the general public still calls "radio" in daily life, such as walkie-talkies. I don't have a good answer for what order things should be in there, except that somehow Category:Radio broadcasting is a cultural use of radio signals, that should somehow be under both a radio communications category and a broadcasting category.
  • And you're right that some other categories contain an odd selection of files: I noticed that people (or at least the automatic categorization suggestion bots) tend to dump everything into Category:Radio instead of subcategories; I think that's more from not knowing what other kind of radio there could be. They should be "drilled down" into their correct categories.
  • And I noticed that there is Category:Television and not Category:Television broadcasting. I assume that's because the main use of the word "television" is broadcasting (assuming one counts cable TV and multi-channel satellite as broadcasting). There are also amateur television (see Category:Slow scan television on Commons) and Closed-circuit television for example. Other than CCTV, I can't think of any video service called "television" that is not broadcast, though. --Closeapple (talk) 20:53, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep - Useful to distinguish between the different types of broadcasting. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:43, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Strong Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Not redundant at all. Radio broadcasting, as opposed to for example agricultural broadcasting or television broadcasting. -- Infrogmation (talk) 18:22, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Delete. As outlined in the request, television is broadcasted over radio waves, and the category Broadcasting contains both audio and TV, because studio technology is identical, except for the addition of a camera. --DL1FL (talk) 19:20, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
    • As someone who has worked in both radio and television, I can say that the statement that "studio technology is identical, except for the addition of a camera" is simply false. -- Infrogmation (talk) 19:57, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Many items are uniquely related to radio. The broadcasting transmitter technology maybe shared with TV, the rest isn't always. --Foroa (talk) 07:59, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Kept: King of ♠ 11:10, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Brakenhill[edit]

empty category Auntof6 (talk) 23:18, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

I am under the impression that it should be Brackenhill according to OS grid reference SE4216. On the other hand, it looks as if there are 3 or 4 Brackenhill in the UK, + Bracken Hill + Brackenhills. Good luck to untangle that. --Foroa (talk) 15:00, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Brackenhill. --rimshottalk 23:19, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Automobiles on holiday in Italy[edit]

That category is not really useful, besides: is there a prove that those automobiles actually were on holiday in Italy, cause until now I have seen a lot of automobiles that were used to get to your holidays and drive around with them, but I've never seen an automobile that was on holiday.--FAEP (talk) 14:02, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Emptied and deleted. --Foroa (talk) 17:27, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
I was invited to participate in this discussion but the page was deleted before I could write something--Pava (talk) 05:53, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, no reason given for restoring it in almost a year. --rimshottalk 23:25, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Automobiles on holiday[edit]

Good news for some people who might have thought that there car had been stolen. You can relax, it's just on holiday! --FAEP (talk) 14:17, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

I was invited to participate in this discussion but the page was deleted before I could write something--Pava (talk) 05:52, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, no reason given for restoring it in almost a year. --rimshottalk 23:26, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images[edit]

There are several categories having names starting with "Pictures and images" (not counting redirected cats and one user cat):

If I were to guess, I would say "pictures" was intended to refer to photographs (and scans, etc.) and "images" to computer-created drawings and illustrations, but the terms are at best ambiguous and at worst redundant. I suggest we rename or merge these categories, as appropriate. (See separate nominations below.)

In particular, for Category:Pictures and images I suggest renaming it Category:Images (which is actually a soft redirect to Category:Pictures and images). Note that the category is only really required as a subcat of Category:Media types. - dcljr (talk) 22:20, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Fair warning, if no one has made any comments on this by March 6th, I'm just going to act unilaterally (as described above). - dcljr (talk) 23:45, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Thats not fair warning let the discussions take their course now you've started them someone independent will close these when there is consensus then you can do what ever the discussion resolves Gnangarra 07:31, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Actually, two weeks is the typical time for disucssions, according to CFD guidelines. If no one has commented in that time, there's no discussion to "close". Yes, someone will eventually close it, but nothing will have been decided. In such a case, I think it's not unreasonable for the original nominator to take whatever actions they think are best. OTOH, obviously if a discussion has taken place and no consensus is reached, then the original nominator should not act unilaterally. - dcljr (talk) 20:14, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
  • "Picture" and "image" are near-synonyms.[4][5] Rename/move "Pictures and images" to "images" in the instances above. --Walter Siegmund (talk) 03:10, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
  • No problems with me. I did already quite some cleanup and renaming. --Foroa (talk) 07:15, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Redunant and unnecessary if it to stay really some definitions about the structure first, drill down one level on Category:Pictures and images by country and you only get Category:Image sources by country seams to me that the purpose isnt clear I expected to see Category:Pictures and Images of Australia etc. before moving stuff around and changing things what is the intended structure and purpose is there some other format that covers this say like Category:Countries and as such making picture and images by country totally redundant as its a duplicate of what already exists. Gnangarra 07:44, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I hadn't looked at that, that is another mess to clean up :-). Also going the other direction "Media with locations" doesn't belong to "Media types" --Tony Wills (talk) 08:48, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
I removed "Media with locations" from "Media types" as geocoded location information has nothing to do with the "type" of media, it's just information about the location of the camera taking the photo. --Tony Wills (talk) 12:33, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
  • I see no advantage to renaming it "images", "images" is a far more ambiguous term that covers a myriad of things (eg some PDFs are just scanned images of pages, films (movies) are just "moving images"). "Pictures" is actually just a qualification to "images" (to help people guess what goes in there ;-).
But going back a step, what is the category for, well it is just to distinguish different media types (the word media can if course be taken to mean a lot of things!), but here we have seperate branches for images of texts (pdf djvu), "Timed Text‎" (slide shows of images with annotations?), animated images (generally strung together drawn images, but sometimes strung together photographic images*), and movies/videos (strung together photographic images). "Images" isn't really a distinguishing name, it really encompases all these types, and is really meaningless as a subcategory of media types. What distinguishes media in this category is that they are "static", "individual" images. We could call it "Static images" which is fairly specific, but perhaps not obvious. Perhaps "Photographs and illustrations" would be the least ambiguous (although a little long) but then it may be thought that "photographs" means images of physical photographs.
On balance I think it is hardly worth changing (it will confuse as much as it helps, and will no doubt be renamed again by the next Commons generation who find it ambiguous :-). I would tend towards something like "Static images" (if we are happy to ignore the fact that pdfs are fairly static, and that if anybody asks I would have to say that a "static image" is well, ... just a "picture" :-). --Tony Wills (talk) 08:45, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
PS how about "Pictures and illustrations" ?) --Tony Wills (talk) 08:45, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

I see no reason for a three word title. Possibilities (all from an American English POV)

  • Images -- most generic, includes all files that do not have an audio component. Is our generic word for such things. This would be my choice to replace "pictures and images" as all the rest are subsets.
  • Pictures -- ambiguous, some readers will see it as narrowly as "landscapes and portraits", others will read it to include only paintings and drawings. Most readers will think it does not include PDFs of text.
  • Photographs -- very ambiguous. Many readers will question whether a photograph of a painting belongs here. Or, for that matter, a photograph of any work of art. Does a scan of a photograph in a book belong here? All of these are reasons that we rarely use the term in discussions on Commons.
  • Illustrations -- more or less synonymous with "pictures" -- a picture is an illustration if it is used to illustrate something, but not if it is simply a thing of beauty. Thus a Monet might be an illustration in an article titled "Works of Monet", but not if it were in a gallery "Beautiful Landscapes".

     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 13:43, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

I have seen all sorts of combinations of category names combining the words images, pictures, drawings, illustrations, ... and none of them was ever satisfactory.
We have on only 8 Pictures and images categories, thousands of "images of/by/from " categories.
"image:" was the way of designating a file on Commons till a couple of years ago. It still works: Image:Crystal Project image file.png and it will take another ten years or so before all the image:references are updated from all files and docs.
So, I think that we should consider a specific word to designate a file: or electronic medium, but in the mean time, we can go ahead to uniformise the thing, mainly as proposed. --Foroa (talk) 18:16, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
Note that this category is linked to from the Main Page, where the three main media types are listed as "Images", "Sounds", and "Videos". So it seems clear that we need some main category for files that aren't sound or video, regardless of what we call it (so, no simple deletion option here). I agree with Foroa that "images" is a common enough name for it. And presumably whoever was involved in putting the "Images" link on the homepage would agree. (Consider also: Google Images, Bing Images, Yahoo! Image search, Getty Images, NASA Images, etc. — "everyone knows" what the word "images" refers to in these contexts, so why should it be so ambiguous here at Commons?) Whatever is decided here (if anything), we probably need a more general Village Pump discussion about the uppermost levels of the category hierarchy, and what types of cats we want there with what names... - dcljr (talk) 23:01, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Images and subcategories. --rimshottalk 23:34, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images by topic[edit]

Seems to be redundant with Category:Topics, so merge into that. - dcljr (talk) 22:45, 21 February 2012 (UTC) — (See also CFD entry for Category:Pictures and images.)

Despite the request on the CfD banner to not do so, I see that Foroa has already pre-empted the result and started depopulating this category already. Consensus? Admins have heard of it... Andy Dingley (talk) 01:03, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
What result? What consensus? No one has given any opinions on any of the "pictures and images" nominations I have made here. Not even you. [g] - dcljr (talk) 22:55, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
Fair warning, if no one has made any (substantive) comments on this by March 6th, I'm just going to act unilaterally (as described above). - dcljr (talk) 23:45, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Need be emptied and connected to their topic. Basically, all categories contain mainly images, no need for a redundant images by topic. --Foroa (talk) 07:39, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Andy, this is not a matter of consensus, just pure logic that we should avoid redundant category trees: all cats are by topic anyway. --Foroa (talk) 08:15, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Images and subcategories. --rimshottalk 23:39, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images with text[edit]

Suggest move to Category:Images containing text. - dcljr (talk) 22:48, 21 February 2012 (UTC) — (See also CFD entry for Category:Pictures and images.)

Fair warning, if no one has made any comments on this by March 6th, I'm just going to act unilaterally. - dcljr (talk) 23:45, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Since no discussion has happened on this item, and most of the other similar suggested renames have been done already, I'm going ahead and making the change I suggested. Moving items to new cat Category:Images containing text and leaving cat redirect at old cat. I believe a bot will be along shortly to move the individual images? If it hasn't done (a significant portion of) that in the next day or so, I'll be back to manually recat the images myself. - dcljr (talk) 22:52, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Ah, I see this needs to be requested by an administrator (see note at bottom of cat-redirect warning box in the old cat). I'll wait a bit, in case others are still watching this (non-) "discussion", then I'll make the request myself at User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands. - dcljr (talk) 08:11, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
The files have the new category now, but I would suggest to keep Category:Pictures and images with text for images with a text description on the side or below, like this or this one. To do this, the redirect has to be removed. Perhaps there should also be a subcategory for pictures with text only like here?--Funfood 23:20, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Having both of these categories would be too confusing because of the similarity in names (not to mention the problem that this nomination was supposed to be addressing in the first place, that "Pictures and images" is redundant). Note that Category:Images with captions currently redirects to Category:Images with watermarks; perhaps that category could be "resurrected" for cases such as the ones you pointed to (since captions and other marginal text aren't really the same thing as watermarks). Or maybe some other, more descriptive category title could be thought up. Category:Images containing text in the margins? As pointed out in the "watermarks" category, removal of such identifying text from images is encouraged (the info can go on the respective File: pages instead), so even if you do put images like the ones you linked to into some category, it would only be to collect images that need editing to remove the text, right? - dcljr (talk) 05:00, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
I didn't notice the caption-category yet - I think this would be exactly the right thing without the redirect. I am not really going with the policy to remove captions from images, I think that the combination of "image with caption" has kind of a historical character, so they should be kept for documentation purpose.--Funfood 11:10, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Looking through the images currently at Category:Images containing text, I'm not sure I could reliably separate images into a separate "captions" (or whatever) subcategory. That's not to say I think it shouldn't be done, just that I don't think I would be interested in doing that myself. I do wish we could get more opinions from others about this, but since this nomination is now almost 6 weeks old, and no one else has commented here until you did 2 days ago, it seems unlikely that anyone else will notice this. You should probably just nominate Category:Images with captions for discussion and explain what you want to do. (Note the "Nominate category for discussion" link on category page.) - dcljr (talk) 23:00, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Images and subcategories. --rimshottalk 23:35, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Nephi Anderson[edit]

This Category seems to fail that Commons:Category scheme People. It seems extremely silly to me to have Categories used by only one image. Are we supposed to have Categories for every single person who has a photo on commons? Nephi Anderson died in 1923, so additional images of him seem highly unlikely, but if they ever do appear, then the Category can be recreated. However, until that time I think this Category should be deleted and the image moved into the appropriate categories. ----ARTEST4ECHO talk 15:20, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

At first blush, single image cats don't make a lot of sense. I think, though, that when the person is in many categories that have a large number of images, that having a subcat rather than as an image in each of them might be a good thing. Even given that, I would not have created this cat, but given that we already had it, and that deletion does not actually delete it, it seemed better to keep it.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 16:36, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
One has a much better overview of many elements in a category if they are sorted and alphabetical. Most single picture categories get expanded, so once the first categorisation is right, all the new pictures inherit that. Try for example to find a picture of a specific person (for example Te'o) in Category:Immigrants to the United States. --Foroa (talk) 16:38, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
I wouldn't have created the category, but it now has Authority Control--an indication of some notability. Google scholar yields over 60 hits and Google Images appears to have at least 5-10 relevant images; no idea whether they licensed appropriately. Once it's created, I wouldn't push for deletion; there's too much chance that another picture will be added. If Foroa's right, leaving this alone will save doubled work.
SBaker43 (talk) 05:19, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Kept as per Foroa. --rimshottalk 23:18, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Category:FSE Ad 01–10[edit]

Empty category, should be deleted Friedrichstrasse (talk) 14:30, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


Kept, not empty. --rimshottalk 23:18, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Geert Grote[edit]

Transfer to Category:Geert Groote Geert Grote ist misspelling] 1971markus (☠): ⇒ Laberkasten ... 23:42, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

I don't think so: in his country, it is nl:Geert Grote. --Foroa (talk) 06:22, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
Both spellings are in use. It seems best to keep the one that corresponds with the title of the Dutch Wikipedia article, as Foroa suggests. Apdency (talk) 19:44, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Kept, as per Foroa. --rimshottalk 23:26, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Yates's Wine Lodge[edit]

category is empty and duplicates category "Yates's Wine Lodge, Bar Lane, Leeds" Auntof6 (talk) 04:01, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Not a duplicate, Yates's is a chain, the one mentioned is a branch. Please research these things before deleting. Shall recreate. Mtaylor848 (talk) 15:11, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Excuse me! The only entry was the one for Leeds, so I don't see the need for the more-general category anyway. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:20, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
Just because they may not be yet, it is likely there will be soon. Mtaylor848 (talk) 15:54, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Kept, as predicted there are now subcategories. --rimshottalk 22:24, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Cackleshaw[edit]

empty category Auntof6 (talk) 23:33, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Withdraw request, category is no longer empty. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:40, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Kept, not empty. --rimshottalk 22:28, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Category:Chemtrails[edit]

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This category brings together documents that refer to chemtrails. It does not present evidence for their (dubious) existence. I propose that the category be renamed to "Chemtrail conspiracy theory" just like the Wikipedia page. Moreover, I believe that sky pictures which identify trails as chemtrails should either be sourced ("that person on that external website says these are chemtrails") or be categorized merely as contrails. Ariadacapo (talk) 08:13, 3 February 2012 (UTC)


Found this link to House of Commons discussion about geoengineering which mentions aerosol techniques from aircraft. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200910/cmselect/cmsctech/221/22102.htm


Conclusion: Redirecting to Category:Chemtrail conspiracy theory Ariadacapo (talk) 06:33, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

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Category:World_War_II_memorials_in_France[edit]

Neither France nor the United States have FOP for memorials. 84.61.139.62 20:06, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

  • I agree with above article, BUT we must define what is copyrightable. A stone or a plate/slab or a column with the names of the deads or the name of a battle, is surely not copyrightable as being not a work of art. Don't be more royalist than the King.--FLLL (talk) 10:17, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

+1 with FLLL. Plus, if it was really a FOP problem, a RfD would have been more appropriate. Could we close this discussion now ? Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 19:29, 31 January 2014 (UTC)


Kept as per discussion. Nominate individual files for deletion as necessary. The category as a whole does not need to be deleted. --rimshottalk 22:08, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Portable_objects[edit]

Category not useful. Can include everything, from jewelry to handguns. Cqdx (talk) 02:10, 3 February 2012 (UTC) ...and there is already Category:Handheld devices for portable electronics equipment. --Cqdx (talk) 02:12, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Portable equipment or devices might be a better name indeed. --Foroa (talk) 16:14, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
My same reasoning also applies to "portable equipment, devices, stuff, things, matters, etc." It all sounds like a huge and useless super-category. --Cqdx (talk) 17:24, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

...and it is in the eye of the beholder whether this oven is "portable". --Cqdx (talk) 16:06, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes, there are portable houses and buildings too. With your narrow categorisation logic, one can as well delete the majority of the categories in Objects by animal shape, Objects by association, Objects by bird shape, Objects by color, Objects by condition, Objects by country, Objects by era, Objects by function, Objects by location, Objects by material, Objects by name, Objects by origin, Objects by shape, Objects by type ... Proper hierarchical categorisation about one line of thinking is a basic need but Commons is a server that needs to help finding items, so you might find many surprising categories, such as Category:Number Shape System. --Foroa (talk) 16:25, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
It gets slightly off topic. The category "portable objects" is under "objects by function" - I doubt it is a function to be portable. Rather a side attribute. --Cqdx (talk) 18:49, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
I've found this class very helpful, but I think it should just be a meta-category, or should only contain subcategories. I found it extremely useful to categorize this other category: Category:Portable Typewriters, which in turn contains Category:Olivetti Valentine --Pava (talk) 07:28, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Kept, useful as per Foroa and Pava. --rimshottalk 11:26, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Most Przemysła I w Poznaniu[edit]

The normal language on Commons is English - so this category should be translated into the English language as well 80.187.97.78 18:42, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

The syntax can be translated but the proper local names of the bridge and the city shouldn't be translated. --ŠJů (talk) 05:57, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Przemysł I bridge in Poznań as per nom. The redirect should be kept for the benefit of Polish-speaking users. --rimshottalk 14:00, 5 May 2014 (UTC)


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Category:Pub signs in London depicting trains[edit]

Empty category. 84.61.139.62 21:02, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Comment. I created this category, but later moved the entries to Category:Pub signs in Greater London depicting trains. I have no objection to deleting this category. --Auntof6 (talk) 23:15, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:57, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Baker Street & Waterloo Railway[edit]

Created in error as a variant of Category:Baker Street and Waterloo Railway - please delete Prioryman (talk) 23:00, 1 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:57, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Cloister of the Monastery of Santo Estevo de Ribas do Sil[edit]

to delete, new: Category:Romanesque cloister of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil GFreihalter (talk) 08:22, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:57, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Tsuru Station[edit]

Created with the wrong name - replaced by the correctly named Tsurushi Station category DAJF (talk) 09:42, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:57, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Commemorative euro coins (Ireland)[edit]

Contains only copyright violations. 84.61.139.62 22:11, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 23:48, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Commemorative 2 euro coins (Ireland)[edit]

Empty category. 84.61.139.62 22:11, 2 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 23:48, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Islam, Quran, Allah[edit]

What is the purpose of this category? The name of the category just seems to be a stringing together of three related but separate topics for which other categories already exist. LX (talk, contribs) 09:44, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

No clear idea. Often I see popping up weird categories and when I am not sure about the intention (or have no time), I try to link them within the right context in the hope that people will correct. Amazing that this one has not be reviewed yet. --Foroa (talk) 09:49, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
So you created it just because it was redlinked from some image? In that case, I'm guessing it's just a product of some uploader not understanding how categories are meant to work and mistaking them for Flickr tags. LX (talk, contribs) 10:30, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
Happens all the time; we should have a tool that helps to compress the useless tags. When I am sure about the intention and have time, I move them to the right category. --Foroa (talk) 11:30, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
Yep. Thanks for the cleanup. LX (talk, contribs) 13:26, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted and content moved to Category:Qur'an. LX (talk, contribs) 13:26, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Liverpool in 2009[edit]

There is already a category Category:2009 in Liverpool which is in the same format as other years Sweetie candykim (talk) 00:10, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Delete it. I think I just got the form wrong when creating it.--JIrate (talk) 00:13, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:49, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Liverpool in 2011[edit]

There is already a Category - Category:2011 in Liverpool Sweetie candykim (talk) 00:19, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

These are more candidtes for Quick Delete than anything else just put "delete|redundant" in them in a set of {{}} in them.--JIrate (talk) 00:23, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:49, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Gitarrluta[edit]

The category should be renamed to "Lute guitar" instead of the Swedish "Gitarrluta". Neitram (talk) 19:05, 7 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:21, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:21th-century churches in Italy by region[edit]

sorry, my (stupid) sintax error in ordinal numer (21th...) Threecharlie (talk) 13:07, 9 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:49, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Stained glass windows of Église Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur (Montrouge)[edit]

Empty category. 84.61.139.62 20:34, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

The files are deleted!--Reinhardhauke (talk) 09:33, 11 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 07:26, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Raw foods[edit]

I think Category:Raw food is the proper name, so this can be deleted. If i am wrong, then delete "raw food" and keep this one. Mercurywoodrose (talk) 06:10, 12 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 07:08, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:MediaWiki Screenshots[edit]

Suggest change of capitalisation to Category:MediaWiki screenshots to mirror similar other categories. Jarry1250 (talk) 12:23, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

I'd suggest to be bold if it serves for more consistency. No strong feelings in category spelling ;-) --Elya (talk) 16:55, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 07:08, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Movie posters of Experimental films[edit]

Probably too vague a category, but if kept, Experimental needs to be in lower case Mercurywoodrose (talk) 06:27, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

I created the "Movie posters of xxx films" categories to exactly mirror the respective subcategories of Category:Films by genre which I think makes sense and provides a clear structure. This allowed me to file the poster of "Narcissus and Psyche" under exactly the same three subcategories (for posters) as the still images (under the respective subcategories for film genres). That this film appears in three categories is because it is a specific characteristic of this film to cross genres. – Feel free to adjust the spelling as necessary. --Uli (talk) 06:57, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
I agree, i had not seen that set of categories, which includes Category:Experimental films. I wish you had tried to find more films to fit the category, but thats not a requirement for keeping it. i just need the capitalization fixed.76.232.8.110 07:27, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
Feel free to fix it (you'll probably know better than me how to do that without breaking anything). --Uli (talk) 07:36, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name (capitalization). --rimshottalk 07:24, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Movie posters of Drama films[edit]

too broad a category to go under "genre", but even if kept, Drama needs to be lower case Mercurywoodrose (talk) 06:29, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

I created the "Movie posters of xxx films" categories to exactly mirror the respective subcategories of Category:Films by genre which I think makes sense and provides a clear structure. This allowed me to file the poster of "Narcissus and Psyche" under exactly the same three subcategories (for posters) as the still images (under the respective subcategories for film genres). That this film appears in three categories is because it is a specific characteristic of this film to cross genres. – Feel free to adjust the spelling as necessary. --Uli (talk) 06:58, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
I see, you mean Category:Films by genre which includes Category:Drama films. Good point. I wish you had gone ahead and categorized a few more films, but thats not required. I just want the capitalization changed now.
I understand that immediately filling a category with entries provides some justification for it. Also, I could have tried and completely mirrored the structure of Category:Films by genre, adding all its subcategories to Movie posters. However, this all occurred at the end of almost one year of work on the German article about "Narcissus and Psyche" and especially on getting the copyright for all the still images of the movie, so there was simply no time left for doing anything but the absolutely necessary work. – Again, no problems with correcting the capitalization (I'm no native English speaker, so mistakes do happen …] --Uli (talk) 07:32, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the hard work on the article. i myself often leave some obvious chores undone. Please dont take my comments as a critique. after all, this is a volunteer project.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 03:29, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
No offense taken Face-smile.svg --Uli (talk) 11:45, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name (capitalization). --rimshottalk 07:24, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Movie posters of Fantasy films[edit]

Fantasy needs to be lower case. (overly categorized poster, with no work done to include other films) Mercurywoodrose (talk) 06:30, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

I created the "Movie posters of xxx films" categories to exactly mirror the respective subcategories of Category:Films by genre which I think makes sense and provides a clear structure. This allowed me to file the poster of "Narcissus and Psyche" under exactly the same three subcategories (for posters) as the still images (under the respective subcategories for film genres). That this film appears in three categories is because it is a specific characteristic of this film to cross genres. – Feel free to adjust the spelling as necessary. --Uli (talk) 06:58, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
I agree, since we have Category:Fantasy films, why not sub cat for posters? good point. i wish you had bothered to categorize a few more films than this one, but thats not required to justify the category. I now just want the capitalization fixed.(mercurywoodrose)76.232.8.110 07:25, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
Feel free to fix it (you'll probably know better than me how to do that without breaking anything). --Uli (talk) 07:35, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name (capitalization). --rimshottalk 07:22, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Loyola College in Maryland[edit]

Rename to Loyola University Maryland to reflect the school's name change. Fuzzy510 (talk) 08:03, 17 March 2012 (UTC)


Redirected to Category:Loyola University Maryland. --rimshottalk 07:17, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Towson Arena[edit]

Rename to Towson Center, the actual name of the arena, because I'm a fool and created the category with the wrong name. Fuzzy510 (talk) 08:24, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Just realized I did this wrong, too. Oy. Sorry. --Fuzzy510 (talk) 08:36, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 07:21, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Shxpeng[edit]

This category is categorized as a content category under Category:Cities in Taiwan, but there doesn't seem to be a city by that name in Taiwan. The photos in the category appear to come from various places in Taiwan including Nantou City. I'm guessing the category was intended as a user category for User:Shxpeng rather than as a content category, so it should probably be renamed and placed into Category:User categories with {{user category}}. LX (talk, contribs) 15:33, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Indeed, Category:Files by User:Shxpeng did already exist. Redirected. --Foroa (talk) 16:25, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
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Category:WIkimedia Macedonia[edit]

Category has a typo (letter I is in upper case) and needs deletion. It has already been fully replaced with a correctly named category. B. Jankuloski (talk) 14:04, 22 March 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Wikimedia Macedonia. --rimshottalk 19:53, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Torres del Paine massif[edit]

It is a duplicate of Category:Cordillera del Paine and is named incorrectly. The equivalent name should be Paine massif. Jespinos (talk) 01:48, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Redirected, move will follow shortly. --Foroa (talk) 06:37, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Cordillera del Paine. --rimshottalk 22:12, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:King James Bible[edit]

Violates UK copyright law. 84.61.139.62 12:49, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

How so? --rimshottalk 18:08, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Not done, no follow-up. --rimshottalk 21:50, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Animals of Sussex[edit]

Empty category. Any future entries that might fit here should go under the current counties of East Sussex or West Sussex. Auntof6 (talk) 09:56, 7 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted as per nom. --rimshottalk 06:08, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Nature of Sussex[edit]

Empty, and any future entries that might fit here should go under the current counties of East Sussex or West Sussex Auntof6 (talk) 09:57, 7 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted as per nom. --rimshottalk 06:08, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:AIDA luna[edit]

unused does not automticaly mean not useful or to be considered in many relavent disscussions! Jochkdee63 (talk) 21:48, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Please clarify. The images are in a category named as about 15.000 other ships by name. --Stunteltje (talk) 21:53, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Not done, no follow-up to a request for (much-needed) clarification. --rimshottalk 06:11, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Chrysocoris stolli[edit]

Name is misspelled (see original paper here). A new category with the correct spelling Chrysocoris stollii has been created to replace this one and all files moved. Koumz (talk) 13:38, 10 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 10. Mär. 2012 by Foroa "Category:Chrysocoris stolli (Moved to Category:Chrysocoris stollii.)" --GeorgHHtalk   22:53, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Commemorative euro coins (Malta)[edit]

Contains only subcategories which are nominated for deletion. 84.61.139.62 20:51, 12 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 15. Mär. 2012 by Túrelio "Category:Commemorative euro coins (Malta) (Empty category.)" --GeorgHHtalk   22:51, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford and 3rd Earl of Gloucester[edit]

1) It's empty and it's wrongly named: the 7th Earl of Hertford was the 8th Earl of Gloucester, not the 3rd. Auntof6 (talk) 02:51, 16 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name as per nom. --rimshottalk 06:25, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:1,3-dioxolanes[edit]

Useless subcat: upmerge to parent Category:Dioxolanes. Only other kind of en:Dioxolane (which is the commonname of the 1,3) would be 1,2 and I don't see any examples of it in the parent cat (and if we did, it would be a special case and more properly segregated into its own subcat) DMacks (talk) 12:19, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Yep, I have no objections to the proposed move. Go ahead. --Ben (talk) 12:44, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Derivatives of 1,2-dioxolane do exist. However, it seems that we do not have any article on such a compound to far. --Leyo 13:42, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Symbol delete vote.svg Deleted, and merged into Category:Dioxolanes Ed (Edgar181) 13:32, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Mainova[edit]

Unpräzise; besser: Mainova AG Mainova (talk) 10:03, 22 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 29. Mär. 2012 by Foroa "Category:Mainova (Moved to Category:Mainova AG.)" --GeorgHHtalk   22:50, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Maps of media of Germany[edit]

Unused category, not clear what it means. Perhelion (talk) 19:16, 26 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 18:38, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Altendorf[edit]

Category should be named Category:Altendorf (Landkreis Schwandorf). There are more muncipalities named "Altendorf", see de:Altendorf, especially de:Altendorf (Landkreis Bamberg), what is also a "gemeinde" in bavaria... 89.244.170.171 15:57, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support a move to Category:Altendorf (Landkreis Schwandorf). Keep this category as a disambiguation page. --rimshottalk 17:51, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
Category was meanwhile moved to Category:Altendorf, Landkreis Schwandorf by another user. Is that acceptable? 79.192.96.93 10:16, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
I think that solution is not a lot worse. Also, a disambiguation page was created in the meantime. This discussion can probably be closed. --rimshottalk 12:43, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguated, content moved to Category:Altendorf, Landkreis Schwandorf. --rimshottalk 18:39, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Evangelische Stadtkirche Giengen an der Brenz[edit]

This category name should be translated into English 88.64.117.189 20:19, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Done1 Category:Protestant Church (Giengen an der Brenz) --NeverDoING (talk) 04:28, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. NeverDoING (talk) 04:28, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Protestant Church (Giengen an der Brenz) . --rimshottalk 18:44, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Cabaret Large A-Cup Oct 2nd 2012[edit]

Uncontroversial deletion — adding per request shown below.
Category:Cabaret Large A-Cup Oct 2nd 2012
Delete - name error - see talk SergeWoodzing (talk) 21:01, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Senator2029talk 20:35, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 18:43, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Coasts of Surrey[edit]

Surrey is a landlocked county, it does not have a coast Andre Engels (talk) 20:00, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted --MGA73 (talk) 20:09, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
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Category:Other Nonconformist churches in Devon[edit]

Other Nonconformist is not a useful split of the category tree; its meaningless and arbitrary. All content should be moved - either to the generic Category:Churches in Devon or into categories for the specific denomination. Nilfanion (talk) 11:33, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Agree. "other" is rarely a good way to categorize. --  Docu  at 12:18, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Agree. Scillystuff (talk) 13:14, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
no objection.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 16:30, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, as empty. I have moved many files to categories for the specific denomination (some of which I created for that purpose). Churches with no particular denomination have been put in the most specific church category possible. --rimshottalk 13:18, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Lobivia famatimensis[edit]

Lobivia famatimensis 89.160.76.145 04:19, 28 March 2012 (UTC)


Redirected to Category:Echinopsis densispina, which is apparently a synonym. --rimshottalk 20:52, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Kastl[edit]

Category should be named Category:Kastl (bei Kemnath) according to de:Kastl (bei Kemnath) because there are two other muncipalities named "Kastl" (see Category:Kastl (Lauterachtal) and Category:Kastl (Upper Bavaria). 79.217.178.153 08:12, 28 March 2012 (UTC)


Disambiguated for the different municipalities. --rimshottalk 20:57, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Wikimedia Foundation merchandise[edit]

What is the license on these files? They don't have free licenses attached. InverseHypercube 18:30, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Two photos have licenses and the other stuff is (c) by WMF. I see no problem hosting them here because reusing them in other WMF wikis is possible. -- RE rillke questions? 19:01, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Media hosted on Commons must be reusable anywhere, not just on WMF wikis. Besides, I don't see anything that suggests that they are even usable on WMF wikis. InverseHypercube 19:13, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Most of these were changed on the 22nd to cc-by-sa with the Wikimedia Trademark note. I actually did that for my own beliefs after talking to legal and didn't notice this discussion (it would have been great if someone had poked Jay or I but neither here nor there). There are still a couple that are basically just close ups of the Wikipedia Globe that I left but I think that's ok within commons policies about WMF logos. I'm happy to have a conversation specifically about those closeups but would want to chat with Legal (most of which are in Berlin this week) to make sure they were comfortable. Jalexander (talk) 00:33, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Hello. It's great that they released it under BY-SA, but could you get it confirmed through COM:OTRS? Otherwise it's not really valid. InverseHypercube 00:42, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Because his username does not include the (WMF) that has been bestowed on those of us hired later, it may not be obvious that James Alexander is acting in his capacity as an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation. In this matter, he is an "appointed representative" as per Commons:Email templates/Consent and could send the OTRS letter himself. I'm contributing to this discussion in my staff account, but will add my personal observation that we don't generally require OTRS verification when there is no doubt of identity. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 00:59, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
Ah, okay. Thank you for the clarification. InverseHypercube 01:21, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
On second thought, an OTRS ticket (or a note on the shop website) saying "all images from the Wikimedia Store, unless stated otherwise, are under x license" might be better, so future images can also be added. InverseHypercube 01:29, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
An OTRS note won't make any difference to those who don't know it's there, and the Wikimedia Store has its own Terms of Use ([6]) which would require our attorneys to revise. James is managing the shop, so he will correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it there should be no issue of images being used on the Wikimedia Store that would not also be on Commons. We use Commons to host images on WMF, generally, as well, and I bet that's the case here. :) Again, James will know and correct me if I'm wrong. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:30, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Closed, no copyright or category issues proposed here; stagnant question from about 4 months ago. Blurpeace 20:16, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Euro coins (Greece)[edit]

Contains only copyright violations. 84.61.139.62 14:47, 15 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 18:50, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:P. V. Narasimha Rao[edit]

The category contains no images presently (sigh :-( ) Hence, we should either try finding free images from sister projects/world wide web or the category can be deleted for the time being. I tried looking for some pics on U.S. govt sites but to no avail. Indian govt works shall be in public domain much later. Lovy Singhal (talk) 11:48, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Category has two files now. Discussion can be closed. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 03:57, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes, indeed! The nomination stands withdrawn from my side. Cheers, Lovy Singhal (talk) 05:19, 27 September 2012 (UTC)


Kept, not empty anymore. --rimshottalk 06:28, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Combe Longa[edit]

"Combe Longa" is the wrong name for this category. Neither the civil parish, the Ordnance Survey nor the locals use the "Longa" affix. The category should be renamed "Combe, Oxfordshire". 87.113.186.81 18:13, 25 March 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Combe, Oxfordshire. --rimshottalk 18:51, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Cultural heritage monuments in Kastl[edit]

Should be named Category:Cultural heritage monuments in Kastl, Tirschenreuth according to Category:Kastl, Tirschenreuth. 79.192.96.93 10:47, 30 March 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 18:52, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Campaigns of American Civil War[edit]

Needs to be "Campaigns of the American Civil War" — it's simply a matter of proper grammar. Nyttend (talk) 19:01, 15 March 2012 (UTC)


Renamed: Next time please use User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands for uncontroversial requests. King of ♠ 11:04, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Carnaval[edit]

I think this should be a separate category from "Carnivals". "Carnaval" the holiday/celebration is different from the "carnivals" that are collections of thrill rides. Auntof6 (talk) 06:24, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

"Carnaval" is not even an English word (Wiktionary, dictionary.com, merriam-webster.com), even though it is part of the name of a number of carnivals. "Carnival" means the season, the festivities and the travelling fairs. We might want to decide which one the category carnivals is about, from its contents it looks like the second one, and add a corresponding description. Separating "Carnaval" is not a solution. --rimshottalk 07:32, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 07:14, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

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Category:La Pyramide Inversée[edit]

Empty category. 84.61.139.62 13:11, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Not empty anymore. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 04:07, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Kept, not empty. --rimshottalk 23:10, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Vietnamese T-54A or Type 59 tanks[edit]

What is the purpose of that category? It is nonsense to create one category for two different vehicles and call it then a "this or that" category. If these two tanks are 100% the same then put it in the category of the tank type that appeared at first "on the show". 88.64.116.153 00:20, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

T-54A and Type 59 are not the same. The reason why this category exists is because the pictures in it do not provide enough detail to be able to tell the diffrence. It should also be mentioned that it is very likely these tanks have parts from both T-54A and Type 59 as such "crossbreeding" was not uncommon during wartime. Thus filing all these pictures under T-54A label would be inaccurate.
Regards. - SuperTank17 (talk) 20:28, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Deleted: Issue solved. All of those image could be assigned to the according categories. Such categories are nonsense because as long as there is no certai proof for a 100% identification, it is better to place a certain image in an "unidentified"-category than creating "X or Y"-categories. --High Contrast (talk) 17:31, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Hotel Select in Iaşi[edit]

This category (Category:Hotel Select in Iaşi) refers to the same building as the Category:Palatul Neuschotz category. I think one of them should be a category redirect, but I'm not sure which one. Another solution would be to have one category as a subcategory of the other (like Category:City Hall of Iaşi and Category:Roznovanu Palace in Iaşi), but I'm not sure if this applies here. Razvan Socol (talk) 16:14, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Mă bucur că s-a pus în discuţie această problemă , eu nu aş fi îndrăznit să deranjez pe cineva pentru a cere un sfat sau o părere. Mă bucur că unul din contribuitorii la categorie a ridicat problema. Având în vedere faptul că problema interesează userii români, intervenţia este în română, deoarece oricine se simte mai în largul său folosind limba natală.
Am eliminat legătura de subordonare a Category:Hotel Select in Iaşi ca subcategorie a Category:Palaces in Iaşi deoarece aceasta avea ca subcategorie şi Category:Palatul Neuschotz. Era anormal ca această categorie, "Palaces in Iaşi" să aibă ca subcategorii două ipostaze ale aceleiaşi clădiri , una ţinând de funcţia ei actuală (hotel), şi alta ţinând de istoria sa (ca palat).
Cele 4 imagini din categoria mai sus amintită au fost introduse de mine şi în Category:Palatul Neuschotz, pentru a ilustra ambele ipostaze ale acestei clădiri, dar nu mi se pare normal ca la "Palaces in Iaşi" să avem două subcategorii pentru funcţii diferite ale aceleaşi clădiri. Dar în final, mă voi supune părerii majorităţii. --Argenna (talk) 18:56, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Cred că Category:Palatul Neuschotz e mai potrivit, deoarece clădirea e notabilă prin statutul de monument istoric, nu prin acela de hotel.--Strainu (talk) 19:57, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Translation: "
I'm glad you discussed this issue, I would not dare to bother someone to ask for advice or an opinion. I am glad that one of the contributors to the group raised the issue. Since the problem is of interest to Romanians, the intervention is in Romanian language, because everyone feels at ease using their native language.
I removed the subordinate link Category:Hotel Select in Iaşi as a subcategory of Category:Palaces in Iaşi because it also had the subcategory Category:Palatul Neuschotz. It was abnormal for this category ("Palaces in Iaşi") to have as subcategories two aspects of the same building, a view of its current position (hotel), and another view of history (the palace).
The four images from the category mentioned above were introduced by me in Category:Palatul Neuschotz, to illustrate both facets of the building, but I do not find it normal for "Palaces in Iaşi" to have two subcategories for different functions of the same building. But finally, I will submit to a majority. --Argenna (talk) 18:56, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
I think Category:Palatul Neuschotz is more appropriate, as the building is notable as a historical monument, not as a hotel. --(talk) 19:57, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
" —translated by Google Translate and corrected manually by User:Rsocol.

Din categoria hai să mai pierdem vremea cu discuţii la care să nu se hotărască nimic, se pune acum întrebarea ce reprezintă acea clădire: e un palat sau un hotel. Clădirea este în mod clar un palat, dar în afară de istorici şi de cei de la patrimoniu nimeni nu-i spune aşa. Toată lumea o cunoaşte ca fiind Select, nimeni nu spune hai să ne întâlnim în faţa Palatului Neuschotz, ci la Select. În mod sigur, denumirea de hotel nu e potrivită pentru că este hotel doar de câţiva ani, ea fiind cunoscută mai ales drept cazinou şi restaurant. Aş înclina deci pentru denumirea de palat, dar cum toată lumea o cunoaşte ca Select şi nu ca Neuschotz nu văd ce soluţie s-ar putea găsi.--Cezarika1 (talk) 07:43, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Am putea să-i zicem "Restaurantul Select", așa cum e în LMI și să redirectăm celelalte 2.
Rsocol, nu cred că e nevoie să traduci tu toată discuția, sunt sigur că dacă e altcineva interesat să participe poate să folosească Google Translate--Strainu (talk) 17:05, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
Le-as pastra pe amandoua cu "soft redirect". Vedeti Commons:Rename a category#Should the old category be deleted?. La Category:Hotel Select in Iaşi as pune {{category redirect|Palatul Neuschotz}}. Insa oricat mi-ar place limba materna si ideea de globalizare, la categorii s-a discutat de multe ori si sugestia generala este sa folosim engleza, altfel e haos. Deci Category:Palatul Neuschotz -> Category:Neuschotz Palace. --Codrin.B (talk) 14:36, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Am să merg pe "Restaurant Select", ca în LMI. Celelalte vor fi redirectate.--Strainu (talk) 19:45, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Churchyards[edit]

Reasons for discussion request - See the definition in en:Churchyard

NB problem seems to affect all subcateories

This category contains predominately church graveyards - suggest renaming and all subcategories to "Category:Church graveyards ..." or block moving contents to similar titles. 99% of the content is plain wrong - it should be in "Churches of .. " "Graves in .." or "Church graveyards .." -- challenge is to find a single image of a churchyard amongst the 'spam'. There needs to be some cleanup on this whatever the solution.-Mddkpp (talk) 16:01, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

To me (and many others I noticed), a church graveyard is a specialisation (=subcat) of a generic churchyard. I doubt that it is worth making everywhere "church graveyards" categories. --Foroa (talk) 14:06, 5 March 2012 (UTC)
Not really convinced that we need a separate category for Church graveyards, especially as Churchyards is a subcategory of Burial grounds. What is the point? There may, however, be a case for getting rid of the category completely, as it appears to be simply causing confusion. Most files of Churchyards are actually categorised under Cemeteries (often for good reason: it is sometimes very difficult to determine whether an image is a Churchyard or a Cemetery). Are there that many Churchyards that are not also Cemeteries? Suggest we get rid, and move everything to Category:Cemeteries, but am open to counterarguments. Skinsmoke (talk) 14:32, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

As for Estonia roughly half of the churchyards (especially those in Livonian part) have never been used as cemeteries. Also I wouldn't call such churchyard that includes only a couple of very old stone crosses a cemeterey. In case a churchyard is also clearly a cemetery I'd add "Cemeteries in Estonia" to specific churchyard in addition to "Churchyards in Estonia". I've used subcats for specific churchyards to gather images by location (images that depict elements surrounding the church and are additionally categorized as e.g graves, crosses, monuments, chapels, trees, walls), which makes sense to me.

As for rest of the countries I see lots of images that mainly depict the church itself, which are in addition categorized as churches and as church having its yard is somewhat obvious, a churcyard category in addition to church category seems redundant indeed. Phrase "church graveyard" doesn't seem common, even if a churchyard is used as a cemetery, it's still a churchyard. I'd find the categorizing schema OK if only specific churchyards or churchyards in specific countries were considered as cemeteries in addition. 90.190.114.172 08:09, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Clearly there are many churchyards that are also cemeteries, and I've no doubt there are some miscategorised images. But a rename is not necessarily going to help the miscategorised stuff, and at least as far as England goes not all churchyards are or ever have been cemeteries (especially for new churches). So I'd say we should leave the structure as is. If anyone is minded to try and merge those churchyards that are also cemeteries into cemeteries are they going to volunteer to go through the existing ones and do some research and recatogorise as a cemetery or merely garden of the relevant church? It would be a huge amount of work just to do that for England, and there is no point discussing such an exercise unless there are volunteers to do that work. WereSpielChequers (talk) 11:31, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Not done, as per discussion, not all churchyards are graveyards. --rimshottalk 22:28, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Old England (Brussels)[edit]

Paul Saintenoy (the architect) dies in 1952. No FOP in Belgium. M0tty (talk) 10:34, 10 March 2012 (UTC)


Kept and {{NoUploads}} added. --rimshottalk 21:50, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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New York City by period[edit]

The following categories do not fit the current by century / by decade categorization system. Moreover, there is no recognizable system to the seletion of time periods. I suggest moving images that are still present to the corresponding categories and deleting these "by period" categories:

Discussions are still pending for three of the categories. In all cases, the result tends towards deletion. For consistency, I think they should be deleted. --rimshottalk 17:38, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

In the mean time all other discussion have been closed as delete and the 2005-2009 category has been deleted as empty. --rimshottalk 19:26, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
I agree the remaining ones should be deleted as well. Hamblin (talk) 00:13, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Deleted the remaining categories, after merging into the corresponding by-century categories. --rimshottalk 14:15, 16 March 2014 (UTC)


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Category:CIEXYZ[edit]

This category is a duplicate of category Category:CIE XYZ and should thus be deleted. Note: I already moved all files to Category:CIE XYZ. Sorry for the wrong execution order. --Torsch (talk) 19:42, 20 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 20:09, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:CityLife District Milan[edit]

It doesn't exist Friedrichstrasse (talk) 13:20, 1 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 20:09, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Eastern and Western Pagodas[edit]

This and its two subcats Category:Eastern Pagoda and Category:Western Pagoda are empty duplicates of the populated categories Category:Eastern and Western Pagodas (Kunming), Category:Eastern Pagoda (Kunming), and Category:Western Pagoda (Kunming). --Deor (talk) 14:47, 1 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:07, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images by format[edit]

Now-empty ambiguously named meta category should just be deleted. This was previously discussed in February. One other commenter at the time didn't support the current name, but wanted "Images by format" instead, which I still think is too ambiguous. Previous contents, which I have moved to the main Category:Images, mixed file formats with some other type of criterion that wasn't clear (see previous discussion for details). - dcljr (talk) 23:41, 1 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 20:06, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pictures and images by size or form[edit]

Now-empty ambiguously named meta category should just be deleted. This was previously discussed in February. One commenter at the time seemed to support deletion ("Category doesn't make sense"), but didn't explicitly say. Other commenter didn't seem to like my suggested rename, but also didn't explicitly say what he/she preferred. Previous subcats related to "size" have been moved to Category:Images by resolution (and, in the case of "wallpaper" related categories, to Category:Images by usage also [maybe not exactly what the creator of the "by usage" category had in mind, but that category name is also ambiguous, so.....]); those related to "form" have been moved to the main Category:Images. - dcljr (talk) 00:12, 2 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 20:06, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Diseae (medicine)[edit]

This category is misspelled (that's "disease", not "diseae") and duplicates Category:Diseases and disorders. WhatamIdoing (talk) 15:08, 2 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:08, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Sound[edit]

jaká je spotřeba za hodinu u notebooku a u domáciho PC 62.168.45.106 19:22, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Google Translate says the above translates to: "what is the consumption per hour at the laptop and home PC". - dcljr (talk) 22:37, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Closed, you might want to try the w:Wikipedia:Reference desk for general questions. --rimshottalk 23:28, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Places in Dudley, West Midlands[edit]

Please delete empty cat: all entries moved to Category:Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, because that's clearer that it's the borough, not the town. Auntof6 (talk) 06:31, 4 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 20:05, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Stained glass windowos of Église Saint-Pierre de Limours[edit]

to delete see Category:Stained glass windows of Église Saint-Pierre de Limours GFreihalter (talk) 16:09, 7 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 20:04, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Cimetière de Mathieu[edit]

elle doit être une sous-catégorie de Mathieu(Calvados) Pimprenel (talk) 22:29, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done done, (not the right procedure for this) Sylenius (talk) 18:49, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Done. -- Common Good (talk) 19:53, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Japanese nurses[edit]

delete: redundant with Category:Nurses from Japan 84.97.149.42 03:58, 8 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 19:52, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Lancia Building[edit]

redundant and empty 84.97.149.42 04:26, 8 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 19:52, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Manalapan Epicentre[edit]

Empty category. Typo in name. Now it's Category:Manalapan EpiCentre Tinton5 (talk) 22:55, 8 April 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Wolfgang Diondavich[edit]

Who is this? Notability? Within project scope? I doubt it. FA2010 (talk) 10:38, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete None of the images are used, no Google news hits on "Wolfgang Diondavich" ever, nothing except social networking hits for "Wolfgang Diondavich" in the regular search. I'm placing all of the images up for deletion as well for being out of scope. Sven Manguard Wha? 00:52, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Deleted as this category has now been emptied due to Commons:Deletion requests/File:JyiaH0fsTihpnygfLymhJHr7o1 400.jpg. --AFBorchert (talk) 06:20, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Files from lemill.net[edit]

Depreciated in favor of the categories built into {{LemillReview}} Sven Manguard Wha? 00:47, 10 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 20:03, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Shopping Arcades in the United Kingdom[edit]

Nominated for deletion: duplicate category created in error. Motacilla (talk) 10:54, 12 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted on 12. Apr. 2012 by Foroa "Category:Shopping Arcades in the United Kingdom (Author requested deletion of page: content was: "{{Category for discussion|1=|month=04|year=2012}}Category:Arcades in the United Kingdom Category:Shopping arcades" (and the only contributor was "Motacilla"))" --GeorgHHtalk   22:55, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Media companies by country[edit]

I would like to add the subcategory "Media companies of the Netherlands" because there is a relevant image for that categorie here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drukkerij_Nederland.jpg Pvdkerk (talk) 13:22, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

In this case, you can put the subcategory without discussion. J o (talk) 13:57, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
✓ Done --Foroa (talk) 14:45, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Done, uncontroversial. --rimshottalk 22:09, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Companies by industry by country[edit]

Suggestion for new Subcategorie: Companies of the Netherlands by industry because there is an image available for categorisation in that subcategory. The image is called drukkerij-nederland and is a image of the logo of a website which links to (most of) the printing companies in the Netherlands. Pvdkerk (talk) 13:33, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done --Foroa (talk) 14:45, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Done, uncontroversial. --rimshottalk 22:09, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Bayonets (Japanese military)[edit]

Inappropriate name. Alternative category has created as Category:Bayonets of Japan. ~ (talk) 14:35, 16 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 19:57, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:OSO satellites[edit]

Empty please delete. All pictures in Category:Orbiting Solar Observatory. ~ Uwe W. (talk) 18:16, 16 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 19:58, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Indigenous Australians[edit]

This is an entirely inappropriate redirect. Not all Indigenous Australians are Australian Aboriginals. Indigenous Australians also include Torres Strait Islanders who are Melanesians not Aboriginals. ~ Mattinbgn (talk) 04:52, 18 April 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Tank Regiments[edit]

Weird category tree; a private project by a new user. Can somebody help? 188.104.114.179 18:25, 19 April 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Countess of Blessington[edit]

Please delete. I created this cat before realizing there was already a cat for her (Category:Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington). INeverCry 20:03, 26 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Foroa. -- Common Good (talk) 19:59, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Meetups in the United Kingdom by city[edit]

The category isn't necessary - Category:Wikimedia meetups in the United Kingdom is more than sufficient... Mike Peel (talk) 19:50, 28 April 2012 (UTC)


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Category:Faunkonsolen (Zwinger)[edit]

iojaase;rokkjpokiy8yi8esb';dd;d7cgffyfhgujrqwwehom,zzxdsdgtrggft.hk.l,.;kp9-ijsvsnsdrefuiio0pe 77.253.122.43 08:02, 29 April 2012 (UTC)


Closed, nonsense request. --Martin H. (talk) 10:13, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Actionpainting[edit]

As action painting refers to the impulsive or random gestures of paint on an image carrier. Als Actionpainting bezeichnet man die impulsive bzw. willkürliche Gestik des Farbauftrags auf einen Bildträger. --Jorge Correo 08:51, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

My point in requesting discussion was that a relevant category already exists: Category:Action paintings. For some reason my initial message was truncated. 84.97.149.81 17:31, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Action paintings. --rimshottalk 06:14, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Flaps[edit]

In my view, apart from the use of the word "flap", automobile flaps and aircraft wing flaps have nothing in common. What use does this category have? Ariadacapo (talk) 15:40, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

The flaps are aerodynamic devices. --Foroa (talk) 16:49, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

OK, I get it now (it’s much clearer since new sub-categories have been added. I brought up a useless CfD. I’ll remove the notice. Sorry for the disturbance Ariadacapo (talk) 17:04, 30 April 2012 (UTC)


Closed, by originator. (fixed by me) --rimshottalk 21:59, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Convert to MIDI[edit]

Should be deleted. (Empty for more than a year; superseded) McZusatz (talk) 16:14, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Superseded by what? - dcljr (talk) 22:39, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Are you just saying we have no sound files left that aren't MIDI or Ogg, and no one can upload any other sound file format anymore? - dcljr (talk) 09:35, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Sry, I made a mess of this. Now it's clear for what this category can be used for.
So I added some information on the categories page.--McZusatz (talk) 12:54, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
. --McZusatz (talk) 11:04, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Problem fixed -FASTILY (TALK) 23:35, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Convert to OGG[edit]

Should be deleted. (Empty for more than a year; superseded) McZusatz (talk) 16:15, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Superseded by what? - dcljr (talk) 22:39, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Are you just saying we have no sound files left that aren't MIDI or Ogg, and no one can upload any other sound file format anymore? - dcljr (talk) 09:35, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes, kinda. If so. uploads multimedia in any other format than ogv/ogg it get's linked on this site. So tagging it with {{convert to OGG}} is redundant? --McZusatz (talk) 12:46, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
. --McZusatz (talk) 11:04, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Resolved apparently -FASTILY (TALK) 23:36, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Ezechías[edit]

to delete see Category:Hezekiah GFreihalter (talk) 11:39, 5 April 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Hezekiah. --rimshottalk 17:49, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Schloss Esteburg[edit]

redundant with Category:Esteburg; empty 84.97.149.81 19:05, 8 April 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Esteburg. --rimshottalk 17:51, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Dirk (Japanese military)[edit]

Category:Tanken has been created instead. ~ (talk) 13:15, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Tanken is not a very well known name, "Tanken (dirk)" or "Tanken (Japanese dirk)" may make it easier for people to find these images.samuraiantiqueworld (talk) 20:21, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
  • W

Why are you asking for a discussion when you have made a new category already? samuraiantiqueworld (talk) 22:57, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Sorry but those names were strange among other categories. If other usage of "Tanken" appeared, this category should be renamed again. -- (talk) 13:56, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
  • You did not answer why you would ask for a discussion and at the same time you create a new category? samuraiantiqueworld (talk) 04:52, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
I'm sorry that I misunderstood the notification form as deletion request. I won't use it again. -- (talk) 13:02, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Tanken. --rimshottalk 17:57, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Tanto (Japanese military)[edit]

Category:Tanken has been created instead. ~ (talk) 13:16, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Why are you asking for a discussion when you have already made a new category?samuraiantiqueworld (talk) 22:55, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Tanken. --rimshottalk 17:56, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Katana (Japanese military)[edit]

Category:Gunto has been created instead. ~ (talk) 13:18, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Why are you asking for a discussion when you already have made a new category? samuraiantiqueworld (talk) 22:54, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Gunto. --rimshottalk 17:56, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pray Harrold[edit]

Should be Pray-Harrold, to use the actual name of the building. Suggest leaving a redirect in place as others may make the same error. ~ cmadler (talk) 19:09, 17 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 17:52, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Trolleybus transport by year[edit]

I assume that the whole category system (including the single years) is not compatible with the COMMONS project. Creating categories with trolleybus transport by year is not neccessary. 178.7.229.166 11:28, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

I agree. Keep. J 1982 (talk) 23:14, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Kept, as per discussion. --rimshottalk 17:54, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Pelayo class Battleships[edit]

unnecessary category; only one ship in the class (Pelayo) Antramir (talk) 16:27, 28 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 17:54, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Alfonso XII class cruiser[edit]

unneeded category: first ship in class was actually Reina Cristina; new category now created, and all files reorganized Antramir (talk) 17:00, 28 April 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 17:54, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Gripsholm[edit]

delete: redundant with Category:Gripsholms slott 84.97.149.42 03:35, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

  • The category: Gripsholm is not entirely redundant, for Gripsholms kungsladugård (a cowhouse) is not the same as Gripsholms slott (a castle). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lars (Lon) Olsson (talk • contribs) 09:09, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Kept, as a disambiguation. --rimshottalk 21:50, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Respiratory care[edit]

redundancy with Category:Respiratory therapy ? 84.97.149.81 18:28, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Care and therapy are different things. --Foroa (talk) 16:18, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Kept, no follow-up. --rimshottalk 23:01, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Mining by country[edit]

This cat and all subcats redundant with Category:Mines by country and subcats. 84.97.149.81 19:44, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Mining and mines is not the same, though there might be some overlapping. --Foroa (talk) 16:12, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
The topic of mining includes quite a bit more than just pictures of the mines:
  • the people involved, and their culture
  • the methods, tools and machinery used
  • the infrastructure around the mines, like railways, water handling, mills, etc
  • statistics and diagrams
  • the companies and organizations
  • museums
  • ...
Hence I don't see a redundancy. --Tetris L (talk) 07:48, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
Agreed per reasons mentioned. To add: e.g.: Category:California Gold Rush goes under Category:Gold mining in California, not Category:Gold mines in California since it is not a mine, but a mining event. Likewise, there exist in a number of such categories subcategories such as "Mining accidents in %country%", "History of mining in %country%", etc. Morgan Riley (talk) 00:54, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Kept as per discussion. --rimshottalk 23:03, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Monument to Genghis Khan (Sükhbaatar Square)[edit]

Contains only COM:FOP#Mongolia violations. 84.61.139.62 20:06, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Ridiculous --[chinneeb|talk] 02:55, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Kept, the contained file survived a DR. --rimshottalk 13:38, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Sepia photographs of cities[edit]

merge with B&W photographs of cities? Sepia photos are B&W, same photo can exist both sepia and not sepia; no clear boundary; few files in cat. 84.97.149.42 00:23, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Original (real printed) sepia photo's are quite different from B&W photo's.

Not done, no reply to objections. --rimshottalk 22:45, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:MerwedeLingelijn[edit]

rename to Merwede-Linge Lijn or similar 84.97.149.81 17:45, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

  • This is de official name given by Arriva self --Bezeh.nl (talk) 20:02, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Not done, no reply to objections. --rimshottalk 22:45, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Victory pose[edit]

If it is the same as Category:V-sign it should be redirected. Comment: en.wiki page is en:V sign --GeorgHHtalk   01:59, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Not the same: victory pose means I number one, V sign is V; --Foroa (talk) 16:16, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Kept, no reply to objections. --rimshottalk 22:48, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Symbolism[edit]

there's more in this cat than 'late nineteenth century art movement of French and Belgian origin': split? 84.97.149.81 18:08, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

absolutely, split. per WP: Category:Symbolism, keep for the the generic term, and Category:Symbolism (arts) for the art movement. Ive moved the various foriegn language links to the right one, and the images. unless someone thinks what i did was wrong, this can be closed.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 04:42, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Split as per nom. --rimshottalk 21:45, 26 February 2014 (UTC)


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Category:Photos of Vaginal sex[edit]

Incorrect capitalization, IMHO also unnecessary subcategory. Leyo 21:22, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 20:43, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Drawings of Vaginal sex[edit]

Incorrect capitalization, IMHO also unnecessary subcategory. Leyo 21:24, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 20:43, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Drawings of Creampie (sexual act)[edit]

Incorrect capitalization, IMHO also unnecessary subcategory (too narrow). Leyo 21:27, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 20:43, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Photos of Vagina sex[edit]

Misspelling. Leyo 21:28, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 20:43, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Drawings of Female genital piercings[edit]

Incorrect capitalization, IMHO also unnecessary subcategory (too narrow). Leyo 21:29, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 20:44, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Unlabeled photo of female genitalia[edit]

I don't think it is a good idea to create unlabeled categories. Leyo 21:31, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Female genitalia. --rimshottalk 20:46, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Instant messenging icons[edit]

Category to be deleted because of incorrect name Paulbe (talk) 12:10, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Correct name for this category is "Instant messaging icons". Sorry, my mistake. --Paulbe (talk) 12:12, 9 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 08:32, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Stone Bridges in Austria[edit]

Incorrect capitalisation, sorry, my fault. Paulbe (talk) 00:06, 10 May 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Stone bridges in Austria. --rimshottalk 08:31, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Golf courses in City of London[edit]

Category was created by a bot, it's unused and unlikely to be used Oxyman (talk) 12:21, 20 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted --MGA73 (talk) 13:25, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Cairns in City of London[edit]

Category created by a bot, it's unused and unlikely to be used Oxyman (talk) 12:25, 20 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted --MGA73 (talk) 13:25, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Barns in City of London[edit]

Category created by bot it's unused and unlikely to be used Oxyman (talk) 12:27, 20 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted --MGA73 (talk) 13:26, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Quarries in City of London[edit]

Category created by bot, it's unused and unlikely to be used Oxyman (talk) 12:36, 20 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted --MGA73 (talk) 13:26, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Stained glass window[edit]

Sorry, I was creating this category-redirect a little blindfolded ;)
It was thought as a redirect to the category:

  • Stained glass windows

But I found out immediately the problem with listing as new sub-category of "Stained glass windows" ...

So the category "Stained glass window" is definitely a candidate for deleting!
Jaybear (talk) 15:54, 23 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 20:49, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Category:Canadair water bombers[edit]

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There are only two type of Canadair water bombers (CL-215 and CL-415) and parent Category:Firefighting aircraft is not especially crowded. Ariadacapo (talk) 20:35, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

  • I think the consensus arrived at during the previous discussion was clear. There are multiple kinds of firefighting aircraft:
  1. "bird-dog" aircraft guide waterbombers to the best part of the fire to drop their load;
  2. waterbombers;
  3. helicopters that dip a bucket into bodies of water
What possible value would there be in collapsing the hierarchy agreed to in the earlier discussion? Geo Swan (talk) 19:19, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
In an effort to keep the discussion centralized I have copied your message, and replied, over at Commons:Categories for discussion/2009/12/Category:Air tanker. Ariadacapo (talk) 08:43, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
I see no justification for the existence of category Canadair water bombers. Water bombers is ambiguous, since CL-215 and CL-415 have capability to mix and drop slurries (mixtures of water with other materials), as used by most other fluid-carrying firefighting aircraft. There are not equivalent categories such as Canadair trainers, Canadair fighters or Canadair anything else. The CL-415 is a variant of the CL-215, so should be a sub-cat of that. There's also an intermediate problematic variant, CL-215 converted with turbine engines, visually like CL-415 but not to full CL-415 standard.PeterWD (talk) 09:39, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
The CL-415 was derived from the CL-215 but is distinct enough to not be a sub-category. The same applies to B747-100, -200, -400 etc, and in that mindset, B737 could be a derivative of B707 and so on.
As for the rest of the debate (including this very category), I do not mind. As long as the path to finding a photo is obvious for the average Wikipedia editor, I am fine with whatever nomenclature choices are made. Ariadacapo (talk) 09:52, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Conclusion: This category fits within the scheme described at the CfD for "Firefighting aircraft". Kept as such. Ariadacapo (talk) 11:57, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Amerikanischer Friedhof in Luxemburg[edit]

This category, created 06MAR12, covers the same subject as Category:Luxembourg American Cemetery and War Memorial which is used sin 2008 Jwh (talk) 12:34, 1 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, duplicate of Category:Luxembourg American Cemetery and War Memorial. --rimshottalk 17:22, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Ambulance used during the protests by ambulance workers in the Czech Republic (2010-2011)[edit]

The category with this name does not go in compliance with Commons. The name is too descriptive 178.10.106.64 14:02, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

The original category was Category:Náš exodus, váš exitus? (logs). There was some edit war about the parent category but I can see no previous discussion. I think, something like Category:Ambulance "Náš exodus, váš exitus?" would be better. --ŠJů (talk) 05:41, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

I agree. What does "Náš exodus, váš exitus" mean? Is it possible to find a good English equivalent? --High Contrast (talk) 13:40, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
I think, the two Latin words need not be translated :-) This means "Our exodus – your exitus". Hospital physicians warned that their salaries are very low and that most of them go rather to foreign countries. This trade union action consisted in mass leaving notice given by many doctors together. The cotroversial slogan was very discussed ([7], [8], [9], [10]) and used not only at this allegorical ambulance car but more widely. I think, such slogans should be used in original, some translations would be not so specific and authentic. Such slogans are explainable but not translatable. --ŠJů (talk) 16:59, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks ŠJů. But my latin and my software skills are good enough to translate "Náš exodus, váš exitus". I just wanted to know why a category for a single vehicle could be encyclopedically useful (this is a not so obvious issue). But anyway I still agree with your proposal that we rename this cat to "Category:Ambulance "Náš exodus, váš exitus"". --High Contrast (talk) 13:48, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
When we have 6 photos of some specific vehicle with very specific function, it is a sufficient reason to group them as a specific category (indepentently of its encyclopedic importance), rather than mix them with something different. Categorization is a tool to organize media, not to affirm importance of their subjects. We have also cateories Category:Tram 6102 (Prague) or Category:Tram 5521 (Prague) and they are also useful. IMHO, photos of this ambulance are clearly in scope. --ŠJů (talk) 13:23, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Your last comment points out that you obviously did not understand what I was saying. Category:Ambulance "Náš exodus, váš exitus" is the new proposed name for this cat. --High Contrast (talk) 18:12, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Moved to Category:Ambulance "Náš exodus, váš exitus" - per consensus. Thank you, ŠJů. --High Contrast (talk) 21:06, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Bottomless and barefoot women with red hair[edit]

Category is empty and over-specific. —Tom Morris (talk) 08:15, 3 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 17:23, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:TranslateSvg extension[edit]

I created said category to hold several images, which are now better categorised elsewhere; this category will now be empty in perpetuity. Jarry1250 (talk) 15:20, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Changed my mind again, it now does house images once more :) If any admin could close this as mistaken, that'd be great. Thanks and apologies for the bother, Jarry1250 (talk) 15:27, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Closed, per author request. --rimshottalk 14:27, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category:2 Einsteigtürme (102, 103), Kanalbrücke Nagelberg (Eichgraben)[edit]

The category is a container name for independent objects or dependent objects in much larger scale (Category:II. Wiener Hochquellenwasserleitung). I emptied the category (only single image). It could be speeded as well. Herzi Pinki (talk) 15:50, 5 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 17:24, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Trumeau mirror[edit]

please delete category, is identical to Category:Pier glasses Gerd Leibrock (talk) 16:17, 5 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, moved to Category:Pier glasses. --rimshottalk 17:25, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Stuccos of Mariä Heimsuchung (Hochaltingen)[edit]

error, see Category:Stuccos of Mariä Himmelfahrt (Hochaltingen) GFreihalter (talk) 15:29, 6 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 17:25, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Buildings by Daniel Libeskind in Trafford[edit]

Too narrow category intersection as there is only one building by Libeskind in Trafford. --ELEKHHT 13:32, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Same applies to:

Daniel Libeskind is internationally active with studios in NY, Zürich and Milan, most of his completed buildings being in the US and Germany. Currently the Wiki list of his projects mentions two projects in England only. --ELEKHHT 13:47, 7 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, not needed. --rimshottalk 17:26, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Granaries in Salzburg[edit]

Other federal states of Austria also do not categorize granaries by city. So why should this be done in Salzburg, where it is difficult to differ between state and city of Salzburg. I would propose to delete any granary by city category as there is usually not more than one or two. Herzi Pinki (talk) 20:24, 7 May 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Granaries in Salzburg (state). --rimshottalk 17:27, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Saint Peter's church in Bavaria[edit]

GFreihalter (talk) 06:46, 8 May 2012 (UTC) see Category:Saint Peter churches in Bavaria GFreihalter (talk) 06:46, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Saint Peter churches in Bavaria. --rimshottalk 17:28, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Saint Peter's churches in Bavaria[edit]

GFreihalter (talk) 06:47, 8 May 2012 (UTC)see Category:Saint Peter churches in Bavaria GFreihalter (talk) 06:47, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Saint Peter churches in Bavaria. --rimshottalk 17:28, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Frescos of Saint Martin[edit]

GFreihalter (talk) 09:15, 8 May 2012 (UTC)see Category:Frescos of Martin of Tours GFreihalter (talk) 09:15, 8 May 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Frescos of Martin of Tours. --rimshottalk 17:28, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Amusement parks in Kansas[edit]

Empty. -- Nick Moreau (talk) 18:48, 12 May 2012 (UTC)


Kept not empty anymore. --rimshottalk 17:31, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:U.S. Route 144[edit]

There has never been a U.S. Route 144. – TMF (talk) 23:39, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

That file was created as part of a mass request that made no distinction between numbers that existed at one point or another and numbers that haven't. As a result, many images were created for numbers that have never been assigned, such as US 144. The same thing was done a bit later on with the 1948 set, located two sections below the 1961 set on the page I linked to in my first sentence. – TMF (talk) 10:27, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 17:32, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Censuses in Luxemburg[edit]

Jwh (talk) 08:07, 17 May 2012 (UTC) Luxemburg to be spelled as Luxembourg: Censuses in Luxembourg Jwh (talk) 08:07, 17 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, duplicate of Category:Censuses in Luxembourg. --rimshottalk 17:32, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Domingo de Guzmán[edit]

GFreihalter (talk) 07:43, 20 May 2012 (UTC)to delete, see Category:Saint Dominic GFreihalter (talk) 07:43, 20 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 17:33, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Licking Lynx lynx[edit]

The purpose of Categories on Commons is not to sort photos of animals by behaviour. There is no need and no encyclopedic value for such categories. 188.104.109.32 11:10, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

It's difficult to find pictures for animal behaviour articles. For example, in this category, contributors can find Eurasian lynx licking snow for water intake.
Category:Licking animals already exists. Where is the problem with Licking Lynx lynx ? --Abujoy (talk) 14:20, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Kept, as per User:Abujoy. --rimshottalk 17:35, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Exposition le temps des dinosaures[edit]

All images here are copyvios, since there is no freedom of panorama for sculptures in France. FunkMonk (talk) 06:17, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Not even sure Museums would be a FOP cases. I've closed an old DR with all the files of the category today. --PierreSelim (talk) 09:34, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
The category is so deleted, per the Commons:Deletion requests/File:Paris porte de Versailles - Exposition le temps des dinosaures - Allosaure - 001.jpg DR. --Dereckson (talk) 09:44, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 17:44, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:HSB 187 201 to 203[edit]

carsten krüger (talk) 13:06, 24 May 2012 (UTC) Bitte löschen, die richtige Kategorie heißt HSB 187 201 to 187 203 carsten krüger (talk) 13:06, 24 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 17:36, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:E10 (ånglok)[edit]

carsten krüger (talk) 14:12, 24 May 2012 (UTC) Bitte diese Seite löschen, die richtige ist SJ Class E10‎ carsten krüger (talk) 14:12, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done Please insert simply {{Bad name|Correct name}} in the category. --Foroa (talk) 14:48, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 20:16, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Kittens of persian[edit]

Needs a rename, probably to Category:Persian kittens. Jarry1250 (talk) 10:48, 25 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, moved to Category:Kittens of persian cat. --rimshottalk 17:38, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Images on English Wikipedia's bad image list[edit]

Recently created category which is not part of any category tree and serves no obvious purpose on Commons. Rd232 (talk) 23:29, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep. As per en:User talk:Guerillero I am working with Guerillero to reduce the list. We attempted to do this via English Wikipedia, but because the images are on the bad list there, we are unable to view them. After pasting in my userspace, it is not feasible for me to work on this via that avenue. Placing images in that category allows myself, and other editors, to peruse the images that are on the list, and look for copyvios, and images with other issues, and act accordingly. This is essentially a maintenance category. russavia (talk) 23:43, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
    • What exactly does this category add to the list at en:MediaWiki:Bad_image_list? I'd understand if the list didn't have clickable links (not all MediaWiki lists like this do), but it does. And you can perfectly well view images after clicking on the links - they're not blocked in that way, you just can't link them from other pages. Rd232 (talk) 00:52, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
      • Very simply put, it gives the ability to view all images with 2 clicks (1st page and then 2nd pages), instead of having to open approximately 400 tabs with individual links. russavia (talk) 01:36, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
        • That's not an explanation, because you haven't made clear how visual inspection of a gallery of these files helps you maintain it in terms of looking for copyvios and such. Rd232 (talk) 19:46, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
It is clear from the thumbnail this presents a COM:IDENT issue
          • It is pretty clear to anyone who goes thru such images. For example, File:Woman in small cage.jpg is not obvious as a problem for Commons. It would be lost in amongst the 400 other links. However, from the thumbnail it is clear there is a problem. Additionally, the thumbnails also supplies the image size, and this often an indication of poor quality images, which are prone for deletion. This is just one example. russavia (talk) 02:47, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
            • For example, File:Woman in small cage.jpg is not obvious as a problem for Commons. ... However, from the thumbnail it is clear there is a problem. - And what problem is that? I don't know what you mean. On the other hand, the gallery view of the category supplies the image size - yes, OK, that's the first concrete point of relevance I've seen, and may help identify deletable images, which is one way to prevent future abuse. However, by virtue of being on the list the image is already prevented from being abused, so I don't see the point of treating this collection of images as special, and giving them particular attention for possible deletion. Rd232 (talk) 10:41, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
              • If one actually reads what I have written Rd232, they can plainly see how your question is clearly answered. And if one actually follows the thumbnail, to the image page, they will clearly see the deletion notice, where the reason for the nomination is clearly spelled out in pretty plain English. And this would never have been found way of one blue link in amongst 400 other blue links; because frankly speaking there is no way that I would be arsed to look at 400+ images as blue links. 800 images in Category:PD-Russia with thumbnails was bad enough. russavia (talk) 18:44, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
                • Sorry, I missed the image caption, which explains the problem with that image (and I didn't think to click the image to see whether there was a DR). Now, identifying possible IDENT issues is something that can be done visually, and because of the nature of the category I can see that being a priority for these cases. So on that basis, I finally see a real point to a visual presentation of these images as a gallery. Rd232 (talk) 19:09, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep. Useful maintenance category, good faith rationale and purpose by Russavia (talk · contribs), above. -- Cirt (talk) 00:31, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
    • please explain in the category what its use is. It hast to be understandable, what it is for, when someone finds it on its watchlist. --Kersti (talk) 03:17, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
  • I added nogallery. You should still be able to do your maintenance without bothering other people. Being a maintenance category for English language Wikipedia, it might fit better over there though. --  Docu  at 14:52, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
    • I have removed the nogallery, as it defeats the entire purpose. Please use bold, revert, discuss as well. russavia (talk) 15:12, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
      • What is your purpose? Bother other people with this gallery?
        "Revert" in this case would probably be to remove all images and then let us discuss it first. I suppose I should be doing that. --  Docu  at 16:08, 28 May 2012 (UTC) (edited)
        • Please read above Docu how having 400 links is a right pain in the arse. And please stop making it nogallery, because you are making the job of going thru these photos for copyvios, COM:IDENT, etc issues a chore, even moreso than it is already. russavia (talk) 02:47, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
          • Ok, I reverted your additions to the category for now. Please stop building this category until there is a clear consensus for it. --  Docu  at 03:54, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
            In the meantime, you can use a gallery page or Commons namespace page for this. BTW even if nogallery is used on the category pages, you can still view the images. It's just a couple of clicks further. --  Docu  at 03:58, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Note: there is actually a bug requesting something similar (that MediaWiki:Bad image list display a gallery): Bugzilla:24147. This doesn't help me understand why it's supposed to be helpful, but there it is. Rd232 (talk) 20:24, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete Commons has consistently maintained we won't bow to Wikipedia's moral nimbyism. Categorizing images as "bad" goes against our not censored policy. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 23:41, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep please keep this. I have been working with russavia to reduce the size of the list and to remove images that shouldn't be on commons in the first place due to a variety of issues. Think of this as an anti-censorship project. --Guerillero 03:00, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment - Thanks very much to Russavia (talk · contribs), who should be commended for this effort. Also thanks to Guerillero (talk · contribs), for the assistance with this important endeavor. -- Cirt (talk) 04:05, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep For the record, I also have been working with Guerillero and Russavia with dealing with this list. The main purpose to see what images are displayed on the en.wikipedia page in question since we cannot do this on en.wikipedia due to the technical limitations placed on images there. We are seeing what kind of images are being put on this list and also allow us to check for duplicates and copyright violations (of which a few of those were found). User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 04:19, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment 1 This category will be required to be renamed in the future, as the "bad image list" is likely going to be renamed. russavia (talk) 05:04, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Comment 2 This category could likely require an extension of scope to include all the other projects with such a filter. This is something that is going to have to be looked at as well -- although many of the lists replicate the enwp list for some reason. russavia (talk) 05:04, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep, as it seems to be a meaningful, even if only temporary, maintenance category. I really don't understand the fuss over it. --Túrelio (talk) 06:41, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment well I still don't see the point of it, but enough others do that I guess it's going to stay, so I've put it in Category:Commons maintenance content, so it's no longer an orphan. Rd232 (talk) 10:41, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep - I don't see why this category is a big deal. We have plenty of maintenance and user categories, what's wrong with this one? I think it provides a useful insight into what en.wp considers "bad". -mattbuck (Talk) 12:29, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete Clearly a censorship ploy. Presence on the list is an immediate strike against an image. The category is explicitly being set up so that these images will be considered for deletion. They will be "bad" by being in a category called "bad". I have already seen how the "nopenis" tag, supposedly used to control surplus images, has been used to delete useful and used images (even before the Jimbo "cleanup"). It seems that the "cleanup" squad are trying to sneak round through the back door. --Simonxag (talk) 13:49, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
    You really have this the wrong way round. The category was set up by people who are generally against nopenis deletions. It does also help people work out why their image isn't showing up on en.wp. -mattbuck (Talk) 14:02, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
    Simonxag, you have this wrong. Totally wrong. I will not, nor will ever, be in favour of censorship. I have, in fact, stated that the list is equivalent to censorship, and I believe that people should press for images to be removed. My only concern, in creating this category, is in terms of Commons administration of images which are used for vandalism, not only on English Wikipedia, but all projects. russavia (talk) 01:41, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Given that there is no topical link between these images other than that English Wikipedia thinks they shouldn't be displayed to the general public individually, is there a specific maintenance reason that couldn't be accomplished with a gallery or a category with <nogallery> tags? If not, there isn't really a reason to set this category up here. --  Docu  at 17:47, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Docu, it has been clearly stated above, and others can see the reasoning for this. Also, I will say that your removal of the category from over 270 images here on Commons and which were in this category is being seen as disruptive by some editors. If this category is kept, you are being informed that you will be required to go and re-add the category to every image from which you removed it. This discussion is here for the category, and if deleted, a bot will obviously handle the deletion of the category from the individual files. In future, don't use my suggestion of bold, revert, discuss to act in such a manner whilst the discussion is currently underway here. russavia (talk) 18:44, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
      • Would you move your previous comment to the point above when you ask to use "bold, revert, discuss" and this implication was clearly stated?
        Here, you are still expected to "discuss" the reason for displaying all these images on a category page and explain how this is needed, e.g. why it couldn't be done with one of the alternatives. If you lack arguments in your discussion, your mere vote may be ignored. --  Docu  at 18:56, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Finally I see a point to the visual presentation of these images, and therefore for the category. Identifying possible COM:IDENT issues is something that can be done visually, and because of the nature of the category ("images misused on English Wikipedia" would be more accurate) I can see that being a priority for these cases. Rd232 (talk) 19:09, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete, for those who worke with this list: create a workpage in your (commons) userspace, describe the maintenance task on this workpage. The category is redundant to the list, and the list is Wikipedia only and contributes nothing to Commons scope or Commons maintenance. The opposite. There is no reason to edit 100rds of file pages and force Commons to maintain a category just because two people only want to click 1 time instead of 2 times on their mouse button. --Martin H. (talk) 09:50, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
    • It's true that the same task could be done with a gallery, whether in Commons namespace or userspace. It might even be easier - a bot could pretty easily transfer the English Wikipedia list to a Commons page, adjusting for gallery format, so it would stay updated. There's no pressing need for it to be a category that I can see. Rd232 (talk) 12:12, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete The purpose of the category exclusively appears to be internal English Wikipedia administration. Such administration is better done on English Wikipedia directly. The list allows you to specify exceptions where the images may be used on English Wikipedia (for example, File:2005 walking penis.jpg is allowed in en:Phallus). An exception could be added to all images, allowing them to be used on some specific gallery page. Such additions of exceptions for the gallery page, as well as maintaining the gallery page, could easily be carried out by a bot, requiring little human intervention. --Stefan4 (talk) 12:45, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Stefan4, this has nothing to do with English Wikipedia administration. It has everything to do with administration of Commons. We all know that some images are uploaded to Commons purely for the purposes of vandalism, and I have already deleted some images after the implementation of this category which appear to have fulfilled that. I have temporarily halted this, due to Docu's removal of the images from the category (which will be reversed by him if kept). The way this list works on English Wikipedia is that admins simply added the photo to the list, and nothing more is done. If images are being hosted on Commons, and have only been used for vandalism, in the sense of copyvios), then it is OUR responsibility on Commons to get rid of the images from our project. russavia (talk) 01:37, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
      • Should copyvio images used for vandalism be treated differently than other copyvio images? Any copyvio image should be deleted, not because it has been used for vandalism, but because it is a copyvio. You have done some good work in getting rid of some long-standing copyvios, but I'm still not seeing the reason for this category if the same result can be accomplished in other ways. Delicious carbuncle (talk) 02:19, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
        • My guess is that image uploaded by vandal and used for vandalism is almost always copyvio and images used only for vandalism are more likely to be copyvios/out of scope/with IDENT problem than normal ones. Bulwersator (talk) 05:57, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
          • OK, fine. If an image only is used for vandalism, it is likely that it is a copyvio as vandals probably rarely care about getting a free image for their vandalism. Even if an image isn't a copyvio, I suppose that the images should be removed because keeping them could show support for vandalism. I was a bit confused since I saw a lot of perfectly legitimate images in the list too. A question: are you adding images to the category manually? From a Linux terminal, you could easily do something like wget 'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Bad_image_list?action=raw'; grep '^\*' MediaWiki\:Bad_image_list\?action\=raw | sed 's/except on.*$//g' | sed 's/\* //g' | sed 's/\[//g' | sed 's/\]//g' | sed 's/^://g' and then immediately get something to which you would just have to add <gallery></gallery> tags which might be faster. --Stefan4 (talk) 12:19, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Maybe it will be better to generate report on User:Russavia/Images on English Wikipedia's bad image list? Anyway, I see no good reason for deletion of this category Bulwersator (talk) 05:57, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
    • It initially was in my userspace. But 1) I don't want it in my userspace 2) putting in project space takes it away from being my responsibility to making it a community responsibility. russavia (talk) 06:47, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
      • Userspace isn't ideal. But why not a subpage of Commons:Counter Vandalism Unit? (Cleanup of Commons images used for vandalism on other projects seems potentially within its remit.) Rd232 (talk) 13:20, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I agree with mattbuck´s statement. --Dezidor (talk) 18:21, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete As explained by Stefan4 above, this can easily be maintained at Wikipedia directly. At Commons, images in these fields are regularly reviewed in their normal topical categories anyways, so no need to build a special shrine to them. --  Docu  at 18:31, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
    • Why file-related maintenance should be moved to enwiki? Bulwersator (talk) 18:56, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
      • It's Wikipedia related maintenance. --  Docu  at 19:02, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
        • Why checking files hosted on Commons for copyright/other problems is supposed to be Wikipedia maintenance? Source of heuristic is enwiki based but how it makes it "Wikipedia related maintenance?" Bulwersator (talk) 19:18, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
          • There is no Commons specific need to do it by presenting that particular group of images in one category here. As Russavia stated, they were trying to do it at Wikipedia, it just that they didn't know how to set it up there. In the meantime, Stefan4 explained how to do it. --  Docu  at 21:39, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
            • I can imagine people on en.wp objecting that that solution involves unnecessary complexification of the image list, and complaining that identifying violations of Commons policies for Commons images (eg COM:IDENT) is really a Commons problem. Rd232 (talk) 11:37, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete totally out of scope. If en.wiki is overrun by vandals, you should find more appropriate, direct means to deal with them. Alexpl (talk) 10:28, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
    • en:MediaWiki:Bad image list completely solves en.wiki's problem. This category has nothing to do with preventing vandalism on en.wiki. Rd232 (talk) 11:42, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
      • Yeah, I read the flimsy "this is for fighting copyright violations" claim. We already have "Category:Copyright statuses" with 15 subcategories for that. Alexpl (talk) 14:14, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete "English Wikipedia's" issues are not relevant to Commons. (Hm... on the other hand... this category would be very comfortable to search for some nice pics if filled ;-) --Amga (talk) 13:43, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol delete vote.svg Delete or rename. We can't accept such a non-neutral name. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 14:57, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
    • English Wikipedia refers to the images as "bad images". For the Commons part, the most neutral name is something which uniquely refers to the English Wikipedia image list, and Commons already has such a name. For any renaming, try getting the English Wikipedia source moved first. --Stefan4 (talk) 15:17, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Maybe the solution would be a tool wich schows a autimatically gereradet gallery with the actual bad image list?--Kersti (talk) 14:21, 3 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted by User:Sreejithk2000 on 25 June on the basis of this CFD. Rd232 (talk) 23:47, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

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Category:21st-century skyscrapers in Washington[edit]

This category is unneeded as Category:21st-century architecture in Washington (state) already exists. Allen4names (talk) 05:05, 28 May 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:21st-century architecture in Washington (state). --rimshottalk 17:39, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Turm Grinau[edit]

Löschantrag - da identisch mit Category:Schloss Grynau Schofför (talk) 07:43, 28 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 17:39, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Lions or[edit]

Empty nonsense category. Allen4names (talk) 17:17, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

thx, i meant Category:Lions Or, Or (gold) capital or not in heraldry is always confusing --W!B: (talk) 17:44, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, moved to Category:Lions Or. --rimshottalk 17:40, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Racing circuits maps of Washington[edit]

Unused category. If needed it can be recreated as Category:Racing circuits maps of Washington (state). Allen4names (talk) 03:51, 31 May 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 17:41, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Venturi[edit]

Content is either distributed in Category:Venturi effect, Category:Venturi flow meters or Category:Giovanni Battista Venturi. A simple redirection would catch too many false-positives; I think deletion is more appropriate. Ariadacapo (talk) 17:53, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

There's also Category:Venturi vehicles. Shouldn't this be a disambiguation category? It's bound to be recreated anyhow. --rimshottalk 19:58, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Deleted, empty now. If it is re-created I will make it a disambiguation cat. --rimshottalk 16:02, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Jayabharat[edit]

Blatant misuse of a category page. Categories are not supposed to be biographies. Stefan4 (talk) 22:27, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

See also Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Jayabharat. --ŠJů (talk) 12:58, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
How can I delete this category. It was a mistake of creating this category. I want to delete it. Where should I propose it. Help me. --Jayabharat (talk) 06:12, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Deleted Yann (talk) 14:29, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:The Three Soldiers[edit]

Category and all media within have to be deleted, because there is no Freedom of panorama in the US for statues. h-stt !? 09:23, 25 May 2012 (UTC)


Symbol delete vote.svg Deleted, decided myself after almost six months h-stt !? 08:24, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Steps of Pittsburgh[edit]

Redundant to Category:Pittsburgh Steps. One needs to be merged into the other, but as I don't have an opinion about which should be merged into which, I'm nominating both. Nyttend (talk) 18:46, 23 May 2012 (UTC) Categories merged - Badseed talk 22:31, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Pittsburgh Steps[edit]

Redundant to Category:Steps of Pittsburgh. One needs to be merged into the other, but as I don't have an opinion about which should be merged into which, I'm nominating both. Nyttend (talk) 18:46, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

I think this should follow the same naming convention of other ciites like Category:Stairs in New Orleans and Category:Stairs in New York City, not Pittsburgh Steps or Steps of Pittsburgh. --Mjrmtg (talk) 14:28, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
Agree with Mjrmtg. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 11:56, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
Category:Steps of Pittsburgh + Category:Pittsburgh StepsCategory:Stairs in Pittsburgh --moogsi (blah) 13:33, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Moved and deleted - Badseed talk 22:30, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

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Category:SVG Cyrillic letters[edit]

I think a different format is no reason for a separate category (Category:Cyrillic letters also exists). If someone is searching for a specific letter he has to look in two categories. --Torsch (talk) 21:00, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

With 500+ images in the main category, it makes sense to have a SVG subcat. Remember that for wikipedia displays, most people will prefer scalable SVG file formats while it is easier to manage for people that create SVG files form other formats. --Foroa (talk) 06:20, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Kept as per Foroa. --rimshottalk 22:30, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Wiktoria Białystok[edit]

Category for a not notable bus company that owns only a few vehicles 188.104.99.52 20:20, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

No reason for category deletion. --Foroa (talk) 05:34, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
No reason for deletion. --ŠJů (talk) 13:01, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Symbol delete vote.svg Delete The "company" Wiktoria Białystok is not relevant for any encyclopedia - it is really not notable. Thus the company and this category is out of scope. Should be deleted. --High Contrast (talk) 12:43, 31 May 2012 (UTC)


  • Kept Notability isn't necessarily the requirement for category creation. While I would not have created this category, I do not see any harm in keeping it. We can revisit the issue iff we start to see the creation of numerous categories pertaining to tiny Polish bus companies.--Skeezix1000 (talk) 19:17, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
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Category:Kentucky Kingdom[edit]

Merged into Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. -- Nick Moreau (talk) 18:50, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

  • Comment It was redirected two weeks ago, so there is no need to continue this discussion. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 04:12, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

Done, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom now redirects to Category:Kentucky Kingdom. --rimshottalk 22:33, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Category:Healthcare in Afghanistan[edit]

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Merge to Category:Health in Afghanistan. This is a test nomination. Per the following CfDs:

The separation between health and healthcare at the country level is no longer used in en.wikipedia categories. I think the same logic applies to commons categories. In addition, if you peruse them, they are just as likely to have pictures of hospitals in the 'health' category as in the 'healthcare' category. For example:

There is already a rich tree of various healthcare subcats that can and should be used, but a high-level distinction at the country level between health and healthcare is not needed. In cases where there are too many images, the solution should be to create subcats, like 'Hospitals' or 'Clinics' or 'Doctors' or 'Patients' - but a high-level separation between Health and Healthcare just ends up confusing editors, as you can see from the haphazard placement of items to date.
Finally, maintaining these categories as is poses challenging classification problems: for example, in a given image, a patient may be receiving healthcare, or may be becoming more healthy. In addition, as was discussed the other CfDs, it is actually rather difficult find a sharp line between health and healthcare - for example, where does medical research and education, or blood banks, or HIV activism, or health legislation, or public health messaging, or death from cancer go? I could cite many other examples where it is ambiguous, and definition of Wikipedia:Health and Wikipedia:healthcare is not necessarily of much help, since healthcare is the activity, and health is the result (thus two sides of the same coin).
At the end of the day, in order to make it easy for users to find and classify the images they are looking for, we have two choices:

  1. accept the status quo, spend some time to come up with a long list of definitions as to what is healthcare and what is health, then go through all of these categories fixing things, and spend the next few years monitoring it to make sure images dont go awry
  2. Merge the categories.

Thus for now, I am proposing to merge these categories to 'Health in X', keeping a redirect at 'Healthcare in X' If this merge is accepted, I will nominate the other Category:Healthcare by country cats to merge to Category:Health by country

Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 20:28, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

closed as merge. No arguments mooted against the merge. Obi-Wan Kenobi (talk) 10:19, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Statue de Komitas à Paris[edit]

This is a recent sculpture in France, where there is no freedom of panorama. This category must be emptied. Frédéric (talk) 18:39, 17 May 2012 (UTC)


Kept, with {{no uploads}} tag. --rimshottalk 22:51, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:L85 Endeavour[edit]

There is no such thing, as far as I can tell, as an 'L85 Endeavour'. All the images in this category were simply variants of the standard SA80. I have recategorised eveything appropriately and the category is now empty - it should probably be deleted. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 20:22, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Do you want to do something about this page? Bastique ☎ appelez-moi! 19:59, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
It seems to be mentioned at the top of [11] - perhaps it's a Polish term for the weapon? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:06, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Bastique - yes, needs deleting too! Mike - Possibly, but no-one I know - including those who have fired it at competitions in Poland and train people how to use it - have ever heard it called that. I can't find any reference to it ever being called that in reliable sources, either - all i can find is copies of the Wikipedia article. Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 20:21, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Deleted per request. Bastique ☎ appelez-moi! 20:31, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
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Category:William McGregor Paxton[edit]

Although many of these paintings were created before 1923, were they published? Most of these files have PD-70 as their copyright rationale, which is not valid for the US. Handcuffed (talk) 03:27, 21 May 2012 (UTC)


Not done, no replies in 1 1/2 years. Nominate individual files for deletion if you want, to have the copyright status checked. --rimshottalk 21:36, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Works by date[edit]

I prefer Category:Art works to Category:Events by date, there it cannot be found Oursana (talk) 19:43, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Strong no, works doesn't mean "art works", but any product and labour; Art works by date thus needs to sit under Works by date Orrlingtalk 18:17, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Kept, no reply to objection. --rimshottalk 14:01, 5 May 2014 (UTC)


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Category:Bygglovshandlingar[edit]

Category names should be in English according to Commons:Categories#Category names and Commons:Language policy. Bygglovshandlingar is Swedish for Building permission documents. I recommend renaming the category and its subcategory. Building permits would be a more straightforward name. LX (talk, contribs) 14:59, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for comments. You are right of course, and I have renamned the category and its subcategory, and put a "bad name" template on the older categories. Boberger (talk) 20:30, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Lovely. Tack! LX (talk, contribs) 20:55, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Renamed LX (talk, contribs) 20:55, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Silvestre Valera[edit]

Wrong name, there is already category for this player. (Silvestre Varela) Dudek1337 (talk) 22:39, 6 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 18:45, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Motorway Interstate Highway shields[edit]

British motorways do not use Interstate Highway shields as in the US. The lone graphic in the category has been nominated for deletion as failing COM:SCOPE. Imzadi 1979  03:09, 7 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 19:37, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Ununnonium[edit]

The name “Ununnonium” is incorrect. 84.61.149.75 10:24, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Why the hell did you create the cat then? --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 10:34, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
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Category:Saint Lendolin (Crespin)[edit]

Löschantrag: weil falsche Schreibweise (doppelt - siehe Category:Saint Landelin (Crespin) ) -- Schofför (talk) 10:52, 10 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 19:38, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:French pronunciation of chemical elements[edit]

Incorrectly named category. 84.61.149.75 19:57, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Symbol keep vote.svg Keep All incorrectly categorized sound files were removed from this category. --84.61.149.75 14:19, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I want to withdraw this deletion request. --84.61.149.75 13:57, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Keep And I too. --84.61.173.236 11:46, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Keep And I too. --84.61.162.43 20:23, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Keep And I too. --84.61.164.191 13:58, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Voting multiple times could get you banned. But I guess you will either not notice or not understand this comment.--Cwbm (commons) (talk) 18:39, 25 June 2012 (UTC)


Kept, no reason for deletion, the name looks perfectly fine. --rimshottalk 18:49, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Books by W. S. G. E.[edit]

Old, empty category, with supposed author name that doesn't make sense. Auntof6 (talk) 20:42, 11 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 18:57, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Landkreis Eichsfeld[edit]

to delete, see Category:Geismar (Eichsfeld) GFreihalter (talk) 18:52, 15 June 2012 (UTC)


Created mistakenly.--Leit (talk) 08:06, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Geismar[edit]

to delete, see Category:Geismar (Eichsfeld) GFreihalter (talk) 18:54, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Disambiguated by now. --Foroa (talk) 04:47, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Kept as disambiguation. --rimshottalk 19:00, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ[edit]

Delete request due to incorrect name Maksim Sidorov 14:23, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Please close this nomination, I have mistakenly nominated a correctly named category. Maksim Sidorov 14:26, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Kept, mistaken request. --rimshottalk 19:02, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:M.Zuiko Digital ED 18-55mm F3.5-6.3 EZ[edit]

Delete request due to incorrect name. Should be 12-50mm instead of 18-55mm. Maksim Sidorov 14:24, 16 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 19:02, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Gewerkschaften Luxemburg[edit]

Category is Trade unionism of Luxembourg Jwh (talk) 23:51, 17 June 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Trade unionism of Luxembourg. --rimshottalk 19:05, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Incinerators in Hesse[edit]

Rename: Please rename ist in: Incinerators in Hessen NyanDog 13:50, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Name is right as in parent categories. --Foroa (talk) 04:46, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Kept, Hesse is the correct English form of Hessen and used in the parent categories. --rimshottalk 19:51, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Crematoria KZ Stutthof[edit]

delete it please NyanDog 13:55, 19 June 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Crematoria KL Stutthof. --rimshottalk 22:16, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:DVD is Doctor Who[edit]

Category is/was made up entirely of copyright violations of DVD cases from Doctor Who, uploaded by KusachiySobak (talk · contribs). -- Kelapstick talk) 08:50, 20 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 19:53, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Rodingit[edit]

bitte löschen / delete please Schreibfehler/spelling Lysippos (talk) 15:34, 24 June 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Rodingite. --rimshottalk 19:08, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Beipiaosaurus[edit]

Empty category. 84.61.173.236 16:16, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Not empty.--Kevmin § 00:59, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I want to withdraw this deletion request. --84.61.164.191 13:58, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Kept, not empty. --rimshottalk 22:19, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Nanshiungosaurus[edit]

Empty category. 84.61.173.236 16:16, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Not Empty.--Kevmin § 01:00, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I want to withdraw this deletion request. --84.61.164.191 13:59, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Kept, not empty. --rimshottalk 22:19, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Suzhousaurus[edit]

Empty category. 84.61.173.236 16:17, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Symbol keep vote.svg Keep I want to withdraw this deletion request. --84.61.164.191 13:59, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Kept, not empty. --rimshottalk 22:19, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:2000s bikinis[edit]

why you put these type of images in wikicommons like website Napoleon 100 (talk) 12:13, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Can you substantiate your objection? Hindustanilanguage (talk) 16:50, 6 July 2012 (UTC).

Close as Kept. Unsupported nomination by indef blocked user; in use cat within history of fashion cats. -- Infrogmation (talk) 06:50, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Trains of California[edit]

Unique category that was redundant to Category:Rail transport in California. Mackensen (talk) 01:25, 8 June 2012 (UTC)


Moved to Category:Trains of the United States. --rimshottalk 09:14, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Checkered skirt, upskirt[edit]

unnecessary category Beyond My Ken (talk) 05:49, 8 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 23:57, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Begraafplaats Crooswijk[edit]

superfluous, is the same cemetery as <Algemene Begraafplaats Crooswijk> Paulbe (talk) 13:59, 8 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, duplicate. --rimshottalk 23:52, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Religion and children[edit]

I moved the (few) files this category had under Category:Children in religion‎, leaving this one empty for deletion. Uusijani (talk) 04:24, 10 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:51, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Documenta 13 Etel Adnan[edit]

copyvio including all works in the category. h-stt !? 11:25, 13 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty after deleting the files. --rimshottalk 23:40, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Steinway piano at President Obama's inauguration[edit]

There is no reason for having this empty category and there are no pages that link to this category.[12] Therefore, this category should be deleted. Hereiamfriends (talk) 07:45, 14 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, empty. --rimshottalk 23:39, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Bahnhof Hasserode[edit]

Bitte löschen, Kategorie heißt richtig Wernigerode-Hasserode carsten krüger (talk) 14:52, 14 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:32, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Starbucks Coffee, on Yonge Street, just south of Shuter, Toronto[edit]

Replaced with Category:Starbucks, Yonge & Shuter (Eaton), the official name of the store. Nick Moreau (talk) 14:17, 15 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:32, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Starbucks Coffee, south of Shuter street, on Yonge Street[edit]

Replaced with Category:Starbucks, Yonge & Shuter (Eaton), the official name of the location. Nick Moreau (talk) 14:19, 15 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:36, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Starbucks Coffee at Church and Shuter[edit]

Replaced with Category:Starbucks, Shuter & Church, the official location name. Nick Moreau (talk) 14:21, 15 June 2012 (UTC)


Closed. Old category deleted due to its incorrect name. Its content has been moved. --High Contrast (talk) 14:47, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Association football leagues in Denmark[edit]

Duplicate. Replaced by Category:Association football competitions in Denmark Froztbyte (talk) 12:33, 17 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, replaced by Category:Association football competitions in Denmark. --rimshottalk 23:21, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:South African “Natal” (0-4-0WT)[edit]

May be deleted, replaced with Category:South African "Natal" (0-4-0WT), all content files already recategorised André Kritzinger (talk) 17:48, 19 June 2012 (UTC)


Deleted, bad name. --rimshottalk 23:17, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Uhura[edit]

this category duplicates the one for the actor herself. the other actors do not have parallel categories for their characters, i see no need for such splitting, esp. with the dearth of images. Mercurywoodrose (talk) 02:54, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

I suggest redirecting it to Category:Nichelle Nichols. Rd232 (talk) 13:03, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Quite logical. I shall do so. I dont know how to "close" this discussion, though.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 03:40, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Deleted Yann (talk) 14:28, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Solid phase microextraction[edit]

Sparsely populated category whose content is not distinct from sibling Category:Solid phase extraction DMacks (talk) 18:57, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

There is both w:Solid phase extraction and w:Solid-phase microextraction, in a number of languages. I don't know anything about these processes, but it doesn't seem completely pointless to have both categories. --rimshottalk 19:49, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Not done, no reply. --rimshottalk 22:22, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Women touching their-selves in art[edit]

This category should be renamed for two reasons:

  • First, the name is ungrammatical: their-selves should be themselves. I hope this change is uncontroversial.

I don't know whether this means the category is inherently ersatz (is it a useful way to organize images on Commons for research?), or whether there's a better and more precise way to define the scope of the category. --Cynwolfe (talk) 00:24, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Rename. Thanks a lot--Pierpao.lo (listening) 06:09, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Deleted Yann (talk) 14:29, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Länderspiel Österreich-Ukraine 1. Juni 2012[edit]

category name should be in English 79.221.99.116 16:33, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

because of? --Wladyslaw (talk) 16:34, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
because of? Eventuell in österreichischem Deutsch, Alemannisch oder Ukrainisch. Aber Englisch ist ja nun völlig abwegig. --Ralf Roleček 18:31, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
LOL --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:29, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
dito--Sanandros (talk) 14:39, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
has been moved to Category:Austria - Ukraine, 1 Jun 2012 months ago. → closed. --Passerose (talk) 17:07, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

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Category:Länderspiel Österreich-Rumänien 5. Juni 2012[edit]

Per COM:LP the category name must be in English 91.57.89.44 09:46, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

No, it can be in german, romanic or austrian german but no in english, why? --Ralf Roleček 10:37, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Wrong, 91.57.89.44. Please make yourself familiar with the rules. Category names should generally be in English (see Commons:Language policy). However there are exceptions.. Very notable that this useless request was made anonymous. --Wladyslaw (talk) 11:12, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
Warum redet er eigentlich nicht deutsch mit uns? Bei Umbenennungen in der DE WP geht es doch auch? --Ralf Roleček 11:17, 10 June 2012 (UTC) ...najaaaa, wenn man Schreibweisen von vor 1901 noch als deutsch ansehen möchte....

Deleted and content moved: The IP is right; COM:LP applies for such categories - there is an existing categorization scheme. As such I moved all cats in the parent category