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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Deanlaw!

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Great work[edit]

Thanks for sorting the runestones of Södermanland! I did the same for Uppland, and I know it's a bit of hard work, but it's worthwhile, because now you're able to find a specific stone, which was almost impossible before. I still don't know what to do with the "nyfynd" though, which are not designated by a simple number. Any suggestions on this matter? --Zejo (talk) 09:48, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the encouragement; I put the nyfynd stones at the end; many listings do so and users will not be surprised by this Deanlaw (talk) 19:09, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

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Corrected by using proper Library of Congress license Deanlaw (talk) 12:57, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

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File:KC-135 Crazy Chameleon Nose Art.jpeg[edit]

Hi Deanlaw, are you sure that the original drawing is also covered by PD-USGov? As the drawing is even signed, it might be copyrighted. --Túrelio (talk) 17:15, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Nose art painted on U.S. Airforce aircraft is done by Airforce "employees" (typically enlisted men) who are government employees and so would fall under PD-USGov . Thanks for checking on this! Deanlaw (talk) 17:33, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

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Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 20:25, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Category 19xx in film[edit]

Hi DeanLaw and thanks for your help. Please note category: 19xx films is a subcategory of category: 19xx in film (see here for example). Cheers, — Racconish Tk 17:13, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Something else : if you take the trouble to create a specific category for a film, wouldn't it be better to put the category for an actor in the category instead of the file(s) ? Cheers again, — Racconish Tk 17:33, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

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NearEMPTiness (talk) 11:20, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Category:Robert Cushman collection of sheet music[edit]

Hi, thanks for doing some cleanup on what turned out to be a messy batch upload... I realized at some point after starting it that there were screwy things about the metadata that were going to make for a lot of fixing by hand, like ommitting "the" in film titles, dates based on the copyright of the song itself, etc. The fact that they've apparently based their assessment of PD status on the music itself means a couple of post-1922 covers may have slipped through before I realized what was going on and corrected for it - if you see any you think need to be deleted, don't hesitate. One thing I noticed while manually adding cats with hotcat is that it's really nice when a film title category includes the "(19xx film)" part, reducing the need to check that the cat name popping up in the auto-complete is, in fact, for an obscure lost 1910s film. Might be worth including it in all new category creations even if it doesn't seem immediately needed for disambiguation... Smile fasdfdsfoiueire.svg (Also, note that the category itself is in Category:Sheet music covers of the United States, so no need to add that per-cover, although state categories might make sense.) --jnkyrdsprkl (talk) 01:41, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Deanlaw (talk) 12:23, 29 September 2014 (UTC)