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- 1 Tip: Categorizing images
- 2 Train classification
- 3 TUSC token 7428533f72d5421d475c8e5587d01d94
- 4 You are good!
- 5 comment
- 6 Reply from ElHeineken
- 7 Why this removal?
- 8 Re: Conrail Locomotives
- 9 Railroad Lines by company
- 10 Reply
- 11 County seats in Alabama
- 12 Category:Texas State Highways
- 13 Category
- 14 When you turn a category into a redirect...
- 15 Point Richmond, CA Old Railroad Station.jpg
- 16 MBTA locomotive categories
- 17 Via frequencies
- 18 Tricky ID
- 19 What is your problem?
Tip: Categorizing images
Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.
1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:
2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.
- [[Category:Category name]]
For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:
- [[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.
- Image:R000012.jpg was uncategorized on 10 January 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:47, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
- Image:ClevelandAndMahoning1853.jpg was uncategorized on 15 March 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:59, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Granby Amtrak station.jpg was uncategorized on 9 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 15:44, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Amtrak illini carbondale 1.jpg was uncategorized on 5 June 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 17:02, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
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You are good!
Thank you for identifying and recategorizing my assorted bunch of EMD diesel photographs. I really appreciate it, and am very impressed by how swiftly you have taken care of them: you are good!
Reply from ElHeineken
Why this removal?
- I assumed it was categorized thus because it might or might not have been a former station (I've been recategorizing into specific Former...X...stations categories). Mackensen (talk) 20:10, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
- As the description indicates, it is not the former station (though it could easily be mistaken for one). It is a visitor center; I suspect it is on the site of the old station, though I'm not sure of that. The logo, though, is certainly an allusion to the railroad that was once crucial to the town. Any objection to my restoring the categories? - Jmabel ! talk 01:17, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
Re: Conrail Locomotives
(Note: this was originally posted on DanTD's talk page; I've copied it here for context) I noticed you re-added the Conrail category to File:Conrail Lcomotive No.3070.JPG. My feeling is that only actual Conrail locomotives ought to be in that category, and that all the NS locomotives in the throwback Conrail livery don't belong there. Maybe we need a separate category for Norfolk Southern locomotives in Conrail livery? What do you think? Best, Mackensen (talk) 20:55, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
- That's not such a bad idea, and since Conrail was split between Norfolk Southern and CSX, maybe we should make another category for Conrail locomotives owned by CSX. Another good idea would be for Southern Pacific locomotives controlled by Union Pacific. BTW, I'm sorry I wasn't able to contact you. I'm on vacation, but that vacation should be coming to an end today. ----DanTD (talk) 14:05, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
No worries, I had other work stacked up. British trains already have something similar (see e.g. Category:Train liveries in the United Kingdom by company). I can see going in two different directions with this. The first:
- Category:Train liveries in the United States by company
- Category:Train liveries in the United States by company
Both could be valid, of course, in the case of a former SP locomotive under UP control which hadn't been repainted. In the first instance we're talking about an NS paint scheme explicitly. I think we need more eyes on this. Mackensen (talk) 20:59, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
- Having been invited to comment, and had some time to think about, my thoughts are:
- The Category:Train liveries in the United Kingdom by company is comprised mainly of passenger trains (and multiple units), so the entire train will be in one operator’s livery. Therefore having the word “train” in the category is appropriate.
- In the North America, most photographs will be of locomotives, so, (except for Amtrak, VIA, and commuter agencies) having the word “train” in the category name is inappropriate.
- I feel is would be simpler to use:
- Category:Diesel locomotives of the United States by operator
- As long as the term “patched” or “patches” is clearly understood or defined, then we should be allright. It is, after all what we are trying to catch, isn't it? There are plenty of ex-SP diesel locomotives with UP patches on Commons, and a few ex-Milwaukee Road, with Soo Line patches.
- We might need a similar category for cabooses and freight cars but the former would be rare unless someone uploads their archive. In addition to (say) Category:Former Rock Island freight cars patched by Chicago and North Western Railway, we might need to opposite e.g. Category:Union Pacific Railroad freight cars with Omaha Road reporting marks
- Here's an example of a Union Pacific diesel locomotive in Southern Pacific livery. I was just checking out some Union Pacific locomotives in that category and also found a Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway locomotive owned by UP as well. ----DanTD (talk) 15:10, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
Railroad Lines by company
I see you moved many of my Long Island Rail Road categories to the new Long Island Rail Road lines category. In turn, I did the same thing to the Metro-North Railroad lines. So which communter railroads do you want to add separete line categories for next? ----DanTD (talk) 15:14, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
- I hadn't thought that far ahead. I had about forty-fifty images which I wound up having to categorize by CSX subdivision so I did those, and I thought that railway lines category needed some attention. I think we just need to be sure that we're really doing lines and not services. I understand that category to be for physical lines. Mackensen (talk) 12:31, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
- Do you know where I've found scores of railway line pictures who's categories can be replaced? Queensland, Australia. There are a lot of them that are currently categorized in either Category:Railway lines, or Category:Railway lines in Australia, or both. I've moved a few to their proper places myself, but there are plenty of others to take care of. ----DanTD (talk) 14:00, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
I've replied here. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Surya_Prakash.S.A.#Train_picture
|Hello, Mackensen. You have new messages at Surya_Prakash.S.A.#Train_picture's talk page.
County seats in Alabama
Regarding the edits to Category:County seats in Alabama and the other County seats categories you did, I think Category:County seats in Alabama should stick with the parent category of Category:Cities in Alabama as every County seat in Alabama is a City in Alabama. You replaced that category with Category:Counties in Alabama. No county seat is also a county. --Mjrmtg (talk) 12:00, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
- That may be the case for Alabama (I haven't checked), but it's definitely not the case for other states where county seats can be villages, boroughs or other classifications. Further, there's nothing intrinsic about a county seat that says it has to be a city. It makes more sense to me to make it a top-level category within Counties, since that's what they're related to. This also matches the categorization scheme on the English Wikipedia. Mackensen (talk) 12:27, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
Category:Texas State Highways
|Hello, Mackensen. You have new messages at Closeapple's talk page.
Category:Photographs by Adam Moss – I'm flattered that I have a category named after myself. However, besides the fact there are at least a hundred+ more photos that need to be in there, I'm kind of surprised no one's put him as me. Mitch32(Never support those who think in the box) 16:55, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
- I think it's more like 200-300. I've been doing them in batches, reviewing the other categories and usage on en.wp. It's a lot of work ;). I didn't realize you had a presence here; it's just my habit to categorize Flickr collections. Best, Mackensen (talk) 13:10, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
When you turn a category into a redirect...
When you turn a category into a redirect, I strongly recommend using User:CommonsDelinker/commands or User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands to request that all the contents of the category also be moved. - Jmabel ! talk 20:33, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
- Also, FWIW, you don't even need to directly create the newly named category yourself: the bot will do that. - Jmabel ! talk 20:58, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
Point Richmond, CA Old Railroad Station.jpg
For the record, when I commented on the File:Point Richmond, CA Old Railroad Station.jpg, I wasn't contesting the deletion tag. I was simply aghast that an image I tried to split and move to the commons could've been yet another copyvio, after facing this revelation in a previous attempt with another image. Nevertheless I'm glad you found an acceptable replacement. ----DanTD (talk) 13:56, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
- Understood. The whole situation was a mess; I hate when people do that (upload totally different images over old). Mackensen (talk) 18:53, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
MBTA locomotive categories
I've created the new MBTA locomotive categories, including Category:GMD GP40MC locomotives of the MBTA to match even though no one else uses GP40MCs. A couple of em including the geeps I'll be moving the files manually; the others can wait for Siebot. Once they're empty I'm going to speedy the old categories; there's no reason to keep them around even as redirects. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 00:32, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for updating File:Viafrequencies.svg I don't know whether this is a typo or not: "3 trains/well". Is "3 trains/week" intended here??. I also wonder whether the graphic would be more effective if visually if you either 1) used a different colour for each level or 2, used all the same colour and a wider range of line widths? Thanks again for your work! Verne Equinox (talk) 16:34, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
- Yes, that's a typo, looks like it was there originally. I never even noticed! You raise a good point about colors; I don't know why the original author made those choices. Realistically the blue could just be named "Corridor" since it's the only part of the system multiple daily trips. I've corrected the typo. Best, Mackensen (talk) 20:47, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
So I finally figured out File:The mid-day Piedmont.jpg was taken: Greensboro. No good clues in the image, so I had to match it by details. At first the canopy didn't seem to match up, but taking a second look the perspective hides that the outer edge is actually turned up. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 13:12, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
- Awesome! I'd tried to do the same thing but gave up in annoyance. Thanks for persevering. Mackensen (talk) 16:56, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
What is your problem?
RE: THIS DUDE! This is the commons... the more categories the better. The reason I want that is so people looking for yards will find the yards at stations... which are harder to locate this day and age. // FrankB 05:33, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
- My problem is that the category is completely wrong. Stations aren't yards. Yards aren't stations. Most articles coming under that category don't show yards. If there's an actual yard in the photo then categorize that, but there's no intrinsic relationship between stations and yards. By way of example, we have separate categories for Category:Race Street Yard and Category:30th Street Station. Furthermore, that category contains many train stations which are not in the state of Pennsylvania, which makes a Pennsylvania-specific category inappropriate. Mackensen (talk) 11:15, 13 November 2013 (UTC)