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Hello Gareth!

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Thank you. BotMultichillT (talk) 08:58, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

New Category Mistakes[edit]

When you are creating a category, but forget the prefix, as in New South Wales V Sets and one other today, it's helpful to Page Patrol if you put a {{speedy}} on it -- saves us having to guess whether you are really creating a new gallery or just forgot the prefix. Usually that becomes obvious from looking at the history, but the speedy means we can blow it away without doing any research. Thanks. (and don't worry about it, it happens all the time)      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 12:59, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

TUSC token f58aec63e5e1f90cbf9dc2aa602f9d70[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

disambiguation[edit]

There is no need to predisambiguate categories like Category:Bull Creek Train Station, Perth but where there is a need please be mindful that disambiguation should be by the highest order subnational boundaries first ie Bullcreek trainstation, Western Australia this is especialy important on lines where not all stations are within the same metropolitan boundary. Also Perth itself is a poor choice for disambiguation because there are many similarities between the various Perths. Personally I see no reason to categorise to such a low level as the stations arent sufficiently large enough to warrant individual categories, suggest maybe to by line ie Armadale-Thornlie, Fremantle, Midland, Mandurah and Jondalup Gnangarra 15:41, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

BoNM - Australia.png The Australian Barnstar
I hereby award Gareth, The Australian Barnstar for tireless categorization of Australian images. --99of9 (talk) 03:18, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Gareth (talk) 21:34, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Neutral Bay[edit]

Thanks for helping with Neutral Bay images, but it wasn't necessary to delete the "Neutral Bay, etc" category from some of the files. They can be in more than one category, and it's appropriate to have them in the Neutral Bay category as well as the Neutral Bay homes category. I'll put them back in the NB category.

Sardaka (talk) 09:51, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Gareth is correct, please read COM:OVERCAT. --99of9 (talk) 02:51, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for sorting out that Views/Skylines thing - had no idea what the best way to split that one up was! And thanks also for assisting in a more general sense with the categorisation of my uploads - it's been a massive effort at this end trying to get 7 years of past images plus my present ones sorted, uploaded and described. Orderinchaos (talk) 20:46, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the categories![edit]

Hey just dropping by to say thanks for categorising all (well most) of my and others' photos of Queensland train stations into categories. Thanks!! TravellerQLD (talk) 09:52, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

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Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:27, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

File:Tomuglysbridge2006.jpg[edit]

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Mike Peel (talk) 19:35, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

File:2029 ANZAC.jpg[edit]

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Iain Bell (talk) 14:50, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Tramway/railway[edit]

There is a problem with File:T2 17.jpg wich you put in a new tramstop category. The same place was also (File:Puteaux-Val de Seine 4.jpg) a railway station. How do we link the two with categories? Do we put the railway pictures in the tramcategory? There may be more places in the Ligne des Moulineaux with dual use.Smiley.toerist (talk) 18:57, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Ordering a new flickrreview[edit]

If you have found an online flickr source for an image you uploaded BUT originally forgot to type in, just type in the flickrsource and then {{flickrreview}}

I did this for one of your uploaded images here

Loggan Rock[edit]

Not that it's the end of the world or anything, but why did you bother creating a category for Loggan Rock? There's no reason why it shouldn't be with the other houses.

Sardaka (talk) 11:41, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

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Usurp on EN Wikipedia[edit]

I would like to switch my username from User:Gareth Aus to User:Gareth on the English Wikipedia. Gareth (talk) 01:48, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

State Savings Bank[edit]

Why did you remove these pix from Category:Beaux-Arts architecture in Australia? I put a lot of work into that. Another editor's work should not be undone unless there's a bloody good reason for it. I might add that this is a new category and it is worth having Oz examples of this style in this category. Sardaka (talk) 07:56, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

The creation of the category is a good thing. I removed the SSB pictures from Category:Beaux-Arts architecture in Australia because the building has its own category which you (correctly) adjusted from being categorised under Category:Beaux-Arts architecture to Category:Beaux-Arts architecture in Australia. COM:OVERCAT says the following - "always place an image in the most specific categories, and not in the levels above those" and "don't place an item into a category and its parent". In this case Category:State Savings Bank building is the most specific category and Category:Beaux-Arts architecture in Australia is its parent. Gareth (talk) 05:17, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Category:Metro_Light_Rail,_Sydney[edit]

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Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

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Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Gareth,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

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