User talk:Alan Liefting

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Loch Tay pic deletion request[edit]

Thanks for your message on the pic showing the Old Jetty at Lawers. Unless I'm losing my wits, I recall requested a speedy deletion of it after spotting the typo in the title, and uploaded the image anew. Since hearing from you, I've been to several different pages wondering how to deal with it, and to discover where best to leave this message so that it comes to your attention. The image should indeed be deleted. Kim Traynor (talk) 10:31, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

I'll take another look at the case. I had the impression that it just needed the typo in the title fixed up. Alan Liefting (talk) 21:16, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
@Kim Traynor: you had asked for a rename which I carried out. Are you saying that you have uploaded another file that is the same? If so then one or the other could be deleted. Alan Liefting (talk) 21:20, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Undid an edit to File:MoveDropdown, Gadget-RenameLink - 2012-03-13, en.png[edit]

Reason: You added the template in code tags which caused the template to be expand which is certainly undesired as image note and does not really fit into the sentence. -- Rillke(q?) 22:26, 14 February 2015 (UTC)


Next time you will mass remove the category of Israel from files you will be blocked. If you will continue to disturb me with the issue of the category of Israel. Enough is enough, you have enough explanations which you can learn from them the correct way. You already blocked before for edit warring so please pay attention not to do so again. -- Geagea (talk) 19:38, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

I will reply to this unjustified warning and threat at Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#User:Geagea. Alan Liefting (talk) 05:55, 26 February 2015 (UTC)


I reported you in AN/U Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#User:Alan Liefting. -- Geagea (talk) 08:55, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

I was expecting something like this. You really don't like editors moving files out of Category:Israel do you. Anyway, I have to go to bed. Got work tomorrow. Alan Liefting (talk) 09:26, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

FYI, your recent assumption might be off track. This year 162 of Geagea's file uploads have been deleted (not counting images in open DRs), and during their total history, 1,066 have been deleted while 36,576 images are 'live' on Commons. A deletion count requires some context as there may be many reasons why a batch upload might later need to have a large proportion deleted (such as near duplicates being discovered). It is likely that a "deleted edits" count for an admin includes files/pages that they marked for speedy deletion etc. but are not their own uploads.

In terms of best practice for what counts as a large dump of files in a category, note this part of Commons:Guide_to_batch_uploading#Categories"if a large number of files - say over 20, but sometimes fewer - are going to be added to a category, it is often best to either spread them among subcategories, or create a new sub-category for them."

Best of luck, frankly I am finding it impossible to discuss this problematic behaviour without others claiming that saying anything against an administrator is bad faith. -- (talk) 11:14, 1 March 2015 (UTC)