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From Spiridon Manoliu

Hello Multichill, I hope i'm a winner in my try to categorize my recent images. But I see than someone (you ?) had categorize some of these image before me. If you are, THANKS  ;-) Best wishes,--Spiridon MANOLIU (talk) 15:33, 1 February 2009 (UTC)


GlobeStar Systems gave me permission to use the logo. So why can't I use it? It's not violating anything. Like all the companies logos that are used on wikipedia. Please tell me what can I do then do use the logo image since I have permission to do it.

Thank you.

Lmsmartins (talk) 22:45, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Unused files

Hallo Multichill,

I'asking you since the automatic categorization by your bot seems somehow realted. Would it be possible for your bot to produce a list of all files in Category:Chemical images that should use vector graphics that are not used by any other project or are only used on commons. Cheers --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 20:23, 12 January 2009 (UTC) should do that job (can't test, as the toolserver is either slow or down at the moment). Do not forget (as I usually do ;) to change the "Language" to "commons". Best, [w.] 09:03, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Probably at least 2 more weeks before the toolserver is back in business and my bots are fully functional again. You're not going to nominate these images for deletion aren't you? No need to supersede files. Multichill (talk) 11:14, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

No I'm not going to nominate them for deletion. It just to remove them from the category, since there is no urgent need to convert them. Cheers --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 20:48, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi Multichill, this is more or less just a post to keep the thread alive, since it is not urgent. Cheers --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 17:45, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
I guess that the ones which are not in use are already replaced by a better version. Multichill (talk) 16:54, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, so fining those images would make it easier to work through the category systematically. --Cwbm (commons) (talk) 07:50, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
I don't have a bot to check if files are in use. You probably have to use check usage on each files. Multichill (talk) 14:07, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


Any idea why the hundreds of images in Special:UncategorizedFiles "escape" from the system ? --Foroa (talk) 09:26, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Related to that, there is quite some cleaning work needed in Category:Deprecated templates. Need for some bot replacements, hidden cats, noinclude in templates ?
And equally related: the template {{description missing}} in File:Corrida.jpg does not generate a category. --Foroa (talk) 10:33, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
The images either contain a template not on my ignore list, or a category (might be in comments).
Cleaning out that category shouldn't take to long.
Looks like the missing templates still needed the Image -> File switch Multichill (talk) 11:57, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Still a few hundreds "Uncategorized" images left. --Foroa (talk) 18:53, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
I clicked around at that special page. Something is wrong. I see files in there which have categories for months. I don't know what's wrong with that page, but i'm leaving it as is for now, we still have plenty of uncategorized files to work on. If we ever manage to get that number a lot lower i'll take a look at that special page again. Multichill (talk) 14:12, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Copyright of Poster37 RRC.jpg

Please find the Copyright notice of the web site. Copyright notice --Yym1997 (talk) 11:11, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

the copy or copies made must not be for re-sale or commercial distribution purpose; , please see Commons:Licensing. Multichill (talk) 13:48, 3 February 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your message at my talk page. Wikipedia and Wikimedia are working very slowly for me today. Maybe it's my computer. Anyway, thanks for your message. I looked at the blog post. It says: "It was obtained and downloaded legally under the copyright agreement on flickr- I was given credit (which really is something after all- I could have just not been credited and I would never have known)." So, I don't think the image should be deleted, and in fact it seems like it's been undeleted. I'll leave a thank you message at the blog post.Ferrylodge (talk) 20:14, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Never got a release this quick. I dedelinked the image. Multichill (talk) 22:23, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Disambiguation template

It migh be a good idea to add in the disambiguation template a thing like "See Categories starting with first word of category. Example in category:Amazon. --Foroa (talk) 13:09, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Photographs of identifiable people again

I have made some changes to Commons:Photographs of identifiable people/Proposal in response to a variety of helpful suggestions that users have made on the talk page. You have already commented there; could I ask you to have a look again, and to consider whether you would like to express an opinion in the Poll towards the bottom of the page? Many thanks. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 18:38, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Imágenes de Mar del Sur

Gracias por la sugerencia, las mismas son para el artículo de esa localidad argentina, hoy las enlazo, el problema que como es muy trabajoso lo hago en dos días.--Gabrielsus (talk) 15:42, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

#Where found categories. Multichill (talk) 13:32, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Where found categories

The last images that I upload, are photos of two argentines citys, I don't know how find categorie for this pictures. Thank--Gabrielsus (talk) 19:16, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Category:Argentina? Category:Buenos Aires? Multichill (talk) 13:30, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

How can I stop it

Is there anyway I can stop BotMultichillT from spamming my talk page? I often do bulk uploads with commonist or similar then categorise later. Noodle snacks (talk) 07:01, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

The message is only placed once and then it's updated. Did you notice hotcat is now always active in the upload form? Makes adding categories at upload very easy. Multichill (talk) 11:46, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
I usually get spammed when I am using a bulk upload tool such as Commonist (which is much more practical when dealing with large numbers of images at a time). Noodle snacks (talk) 14:01, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Please take a look at {{nobots}}. Multichill (talk) 14:36, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
It might be easier to add a category:To be categorised by Noodle snacks or any other category that suits you, for example Tasmania. Another solution is to upload them all as uncategorised. Both options are very easy with commonist and you don't risk to have problems with bot moves. --Foroa (talk) 14:55, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Good suggestion Foroa! Multichill (talk) 13:28, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

bot adding speedy cat

Hi Multichill,
today I stumbled already over 2 images to which your bot, using CommonSense, added Category:Other speedy deletions together with other reasonable cats[1], [2] At least with the first one this was quite unreasonable as the image is still properly licensed at its Flickr source. Any idea? --Túrelio (talk) 08:01, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

While we are it, I removed already hundreds of metacats (by country, by nationality, by city, ...), so there might be room for further improvement. I would say, whenever there is a word "by" in the cat, you can drop it. There might be a couple of exceptions but it should reduce significantly the noise. Moreover, bot proposed categories "train" people, so some people might think that it is good practice to add images in metacats. --Foroa (talk) 08:32, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Túrelio : blacklisted, don't know how to images ended up in that category
Foroa : I'll change my bot to not put an image in subject by country, but in subject. The same goes for by city, by year, by location. Any more suggestions? Multichill (talk) 11:43, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
I don't know if this is better as the images are just dumped in the general category (for diffusion) which are hardly cleaned out. The best is when you have an idea about the country (even if you work on a "... by nationality", "... by city" or "... by location" cat that you can't figure out) to stick it on that "Subject in/of/from country" category. Even if the country is occasionally wrong, those cats tend to be better maintained. Few people have the courage to clean up multi-country or meta categories so the best is to get it as deep as possible as maintenance is better at deeper levels (and making a better spreading of the problems amongst the users). I think that moving it up to the higher level makes no real improvement, so not worth it. --Foroa (talk) 12:19, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
My bot tries to put images in the relevant country subcategory, but that category has to exist. Take for example File:Arredondo 2007.jpg. My bot tried to put it in Category:Basketball players from Chile, but that category doesn't exist so the bot falls back to Category:Basketball players by country. Multichill (talk) 12:37, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Maybe the best long term solution for the non existing cats (per country, not the others), is to keep a log of the "not found one" so we could gradually improve on category completion. When looking here, I am really surprised how many - how would I call it - meta-meta cats exist. --Foroa (talk) 13:20, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
I am under the impression that the bot still does not understand that {{Categoryredirect}} is redirected to {{Category redirect}} and sends tens of images per day in such categories (a hundred I guess). Either we adjust it or just delete that template. --Foroa (talk) 12:56, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
It's on my fix list (link). We now have a nice list of redirect and disambiguation templates in the Commons family file in pywikipedia. Still have to change the bot to use these lists. Multichill (talk) 13:27, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Cat bot

Hoi Multichil,

Is het mogelijk dat je een soort van safe list maakt voor je bot?

Ik ben veel bezig met flickr review en upload dan de grootste versie over de andere heen maar voordat ik een serie af hebt en categorieën ga plakken is je bot al langs geweest.. Als je een lijstje maakt van mensen die hij geen berichtje geeft is mischien wel handig,

Groetsels, Abigor talk 11:52, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Nope, die is er niet en die gaat er ook niet komen. Als je gewoon {{subst:Unc}} achterlaat als een afbeelding nog geen categorie heeft dan doet m'n bot het ook niet. Multichill (talk) 12:40, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Please stop your robot from asking me for categories

Is there a policy that imaged must be linked by the uploader? If so, then your Bot should cite the policy when leaving categorization requests on my talk page. If there is no policy, then please provide a way for me to stop you Bot from adding these requests to my talk page. Like all other editors, I am a volunteer. I do the jobs that appeal to me, and other editors choose to do the jobs that appeal to them. I am not interested in learning how to categorize, so I will leave that for those editors who like the work, unless there is policy (not a guideline) that requires categorization of images. I await your response. -Arch dude (talk) 13:54, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

We have quite a serious backlog (see stats), so every user who uploads an uncategorized file gets a friendly request to categorize the image. You'll only get the message once and the message is updated each time you upload another uncategorized file. Categorization at upload is easy, just press the + and add something relavant (for example writers or poets from the United States). If this is to difficult for you, you could always have a look at {{bots}}. Multichill (talk) 14:26, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
Since it look like you are doing great work and trying hard, please let me give you an outside perspective. I am an experienced editor on the English WP (13,000+ edits, started in 2006.) I find that uploading images is an extremely awkward and time-consuming process. Most of the steps the uploader must go through are there to comply with the law, so we have no easy way to make the process simpler. So, after getting through the whole process, I feel I've accomplished something. Imagine my dismay when I get a message on my talk page that strongly implies that I failed to perform a mandatory step. Regardless of your intent, as seen by the reader (me, in this case) this is not "friendly" in any sense of the word. The terse uncommented add-ons just rub it in, as did the e-mail I got (four weeks later, for some reason) informing me of the note on my talk page. I just spent about 45 minutes looking at the categorization system here at commons, and I find it intractable. I cannot find a simple tree root from which I can easily pick categories. In particular, the "categories" block on the fill-in form does not have useful instructions, nor does it state or imply that an entry is required or even desired. This block on this form is your primary initial point of contact with the "new" users you are trying to reach with your message. May I reccommend that you add a one-line note below the block that says: Categories are really important. Please help. [[How to easily find categories]]. The link should go to a short page that gives step-by-step instructions for new users, starting from a link to a usable top-level category. As a separate reccommendation, please change the wording of your robot's message. you should say "Please help, we are trying to place all images into the correct categories so users can find proper images for wikipedia articles. While it is not madatory to add categories when you add a new image, it is a big help. We currently have a big backlog, Please see [[How to add categories]]. If you can use my help on (e.g., as a reviewer or as a tester) please let me know. -Arch dude (talk) 16:51, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

batch of 100,000 media files

I have downloaded over 100,000 media files from . These are egyptian public domain media files and can be uploaded to commons for educational purposes. I was wondering how I could upload them the most efficient way. The problem that arises is the description page of each media file, categorization and all the problems that were also with the german archives donation. So please can someone tell me how I would be going on uploading this the best way? I'd have no problem devoting all my bandwith for uploading these media files to commons for days ahead. --Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 19:11, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

First make sure the images are public domain. Please take a look at the responses at Commons:Village pump#batch of 100,000 media files. Multichill (talk) 12:51, 15 February 2009 (UTC)


Enkele dagen geleden legde jij het voorstel om Groningse kategorien om te noemen (diff), een voorstel dat twee weken zou liggen. Ik maakte bezwaar op de aangewezen plaatsen. Jij antwoordt niet, en je doet gewoon maar, lang voordat de termijn voor de door jou voorgestelde discussietermijn verstreken is. Dat is ontiegelijk irritant. Ik zie dat je adminstrateur bent hier - en dat jij dus blijkbaar kunt doen wat je wilt. Bah. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 14:57, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Beste Pieter, weet je wat irritant is? Dat jij niet verder kijkt dan je dat je neus lang is voordat je me van allerlei dingen gaat beschuldigen. Multichill (talk) 20:17, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
De bewijzen zijn ondertussen ook al gewist. Maar nog steeds is te zien dat jij geen antwoord gaf op Category talk:Maps of Groningen, en dat jij gewoon je zin doet. Misschien is het beter gewoon geen sjabloon {{Move}} zet op kategorien die je wilt verplaatsen? Gewoon doen, zonder lastige inspraak. Dan ben je misschien ook van die irritante kritiek van mij hier af. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 20:37, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Bewijzen gewist? Bedoel je de verplaats opdracht, het maken van de nieuwe categorie en het verwijderen van de oude categorie? Ik vind kritiek prima, maar dan moet deze wel op waarheid berusten en niet op een stel incorrecte aannames. Multichill (talk) 21:57, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Sorry maar ik ben de "dader". Ik vond de move compleet logisch en consistent met de naming conventies; en de meeste steden hebben hun eigen maps categorie, dus die moest vrijgemaakt worden. Ik moet zeer dikwijls in Spanje de kortzichtige mix van provincienamen en gelijknamige hoofdsteden ontwarren, en hoe eerder dat gedaan is, hoe makkelijker. En betrefffende move requests: het is zeldzaam om meer dan 48 of 72 later nog een reactie te sprokkelen. En men moet er ook geen drama van maken: in 5 minuten kan die move ongedaan gemaakt worden. --Foroa (talk) 22:23, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
Sorry dan Multichill. Maar dit soort moves breekt commonscat links. En dat vind ik een veel groter probleem dan "naming conventions" op commons. Waarom wordt dit niet "universally replaced" op dezelfde manier als afbeeldingen? /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 22:37, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Zoals je wellicht wel weet heb ik een tijdje terug een bot geschreven om Commonscat sjablonen toe te voegen en aan te passen (stats). In deze bot zit al wat logica ingebouwd om een nieuwe locatie te vinden als een categorie niet bestaat. De bot gaat bijvoorbeeld via de interwiki links zoeken. Dus als je handmatig één link goed zet dan hersteld de bot vanzelf de andere links. Ik moet nog steeds inbouwen dat m'n bot uit de bewerkingssamenvattig de nieuwe locatie vist. Dan worden verkeerde links helemaal vaak hersteld. Multichill (talk) 22:46, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Nu bestaat Category:City of Groningen niet meer (geradeerd door Foroa), en commonscat-links hiernaartoe zijn niet gecorrigeerd, in elk geval niet die van sv:Groningen (stad). Ik begrijp werkelijk niet waar jullie mee bezig zijn. Een mooie consequente struktuur hier, waar is dat goed voor, als dat de links breekt? Ik heb het eerder gezegd, en ik geef het op, het is voor dovemansoren. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 18:43, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Categorization by gallery page

Hi Multichill. When User:BotMultichillT make categorization as here, the first possibility should be to create a new category of the same name as is the name of the gallery page. Many gallery pages associate such images, which should constitute a category. --ŠJů (talk) 21:27, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Please take a look at {{Populate category}}. Multichill (talk) 00:19, 20 February 2009 (UTC)


Hi. I have received a mail from you: "File:EyeTrackingDeviceGUI.jpg is uncategorized since 18 February 2009. I added two categories to this image. But, i dont know, how i delete the category: "Media_needing_categories_as_of_18_February_2009". I am a new member of Wikipedia and i have not much experience. Please help me. I link the image in the next days. I work currently on the text.

Best Regards Masanne

That category is added by {{Uncategorized}}. When you replace the template with a category the "uncategorized since ..." is gone. Multichill (talk) 11:54, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Image: Scott_Ross.jpg.

Hi. I have received a mail from you: "Image:Scott_Ross.jpg is uncategorized since 17 December 2008. BotMultichillT (talk) 06:05, 18 December 2008" (UTC)
I suppose that it deals with the picture of american classical keybordist Scott Ross which is uncategorized. Please help me, as I don't know under what category the picture should be listed.

done. Multichill (talk) 11:55, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


A imagem pertence ao Partido Popular Socialista da Bahia e eu sou o Presidente do Partido.

What are you revering to? Multichill (talk) 11:56, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

à propos de la catégorisation des images

Je veux bien faire tout ce qu'il faut pour ranger, sauf que les masques de saisie me paraissent incompréhensibles : on va où ? on met quoi ? on clique où ? on en sort comment ? que signifie les paquets de liens bleus dans les cadres ? Cordialement, -- [[Utilisateur:Arcane17|Arcane17]] (talk) 07:37, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Catégories? Multichill (talk) 12:00, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

RE: Please link images

Hello, thank you very much for informing on what to do with those images. Truly and honestly, I thought those images would be automatically linked to the pages where the images are being used; they are being used in Wikipedia and Wiktionary. I am really sorry for causing such problems. I will try to fix it as soon as possible. Please give me some time to do so. Thank you very much.
--Alif L'Ampoule (talk) 03:26, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Looks like you've found Category:Shan script :-) Multichill (talk) 12:04, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

small or not

Thank you.. i was just trying to make it all uniform since some were sorted in uppercase and some in lower.. I went ahead and changed them all to lower case.. Thanks --Ltshears (talk) 21:59, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Reply at User talk:Ltshears#Small or not (you're on my watchlist). Multichill (talk) 12:06, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


I have received an email alert that my images are not categorised. I have left them so as I was not sure how to go about it. It would help if there was a list of Categories available including images included in them. That would help me in categorising my images. Please send information on my talk page if possible. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 04:37, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

See User talk:Yogesh Khandke#Please link images. Multichill (talk) 12:10, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello: you placed an uncategorized sign on the picture that I posted. Though, I thought I followed the drections given. Ut's the first time I did it. Maybe you can help me with that issue. I tried to do it, but I don't think that I am doing it correctly. I wanted to put it under "Latin American writers: Walter Rojas Perez". Thanks.----Ambientalismo (talk) 07:29, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

See Category:Walter Rojas Perez. Multichill (talk) 12:10, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Please link images

I've received an email alert that some of my pictures are not used by wikipedia. But that is wrong. for instance this one:,_Laimer_Schl%C3%B6ssel,_HDR.jpg It's used by: and Please check this! --Richard Huber (talk) 07:51, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Commons is not wikipedia. This is about images being categorized, not about images being in use. These images are uncategorized at Commons. Multichill (talk) 12:11, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Löschungen von Dateien

Hallo Multichill! Alle Wappendateien die von mir in den letzten Tagen mit dem Baustein {{Wappen richtiger Name.png}} ausgestattet wurden können gelöscht werden. Danke Gruß --Ollemarkeagle (talk) 08:01, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

I guess some admin already took care of that by now. Multichill (talk) 12:12, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


Hi, well i'm here because almost always i put a picture on commons you put me that is uncategorized, but i don't now how to categoriz this images or put links, can you tel me where i have to go or what i have to do please. SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH I'M ARGENTINIAN XD--Fallengrademen (talk) 12:31, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Categorías? Multichill (talk) 12:13, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Re: Please link images

Multichill, your message about categorising left by a bot about Image:Entrenamiento caracas 05 01 2006 MIGUEL VALLENILLA 035.jpg should have gone to the original uploader not someone removing watermarks. I am not sure if bot can find original uploader but it it would ba an improvement. By the way I like your work on categories. Greetings --Jarekt (talk) 13:17, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

I stick to the latest uploader because these users are active. Did you notice the image was vandalized? Multichill (talk) 12:15, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Deletions cat

BotMultichill probably shouldn't be adding to Category:Other speedy deletions ([3]) :-) Carl Lindberg (talk) 14:55, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Already fixed that a couple of days before your message, but i guess i forgot to remove some images from that category. Multichill (talk) 12:16, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Enrique Shaw

Hy Multichill, i saw your messages and i tried to select one category for the file "Enrique Shaw.jpg". I choose the category:"servants of God". Hope i did things right. please tell me. Cheers. PS: sorry for my english i´m from Argentina. --Acdeano (talk) 17:57, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Just needed a minor fix. Multichill (talk) 12:16, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

help me please

I do not know how to convert a png and jpg to a svg, can you help me to found how please . Multichill (talk) 12:17, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

help me about chengguan.jpg, please

I cann't do it well.thank you--十字花剑 (talk) 20:27, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done. Multichill (talk) 12:56, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


Grazie per il suggerimento, spero di riuscirci. Ciao. (User talk:Valentino1) 14:37, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Prego :-) Multichill (talk) 12:57, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


Olá, como estás?

Parli italiano? Io parlo, tu puoi scrivermi in questo idioma, ok!?

Tu havias escrito a mim uma mensagem a qual, tu aconselhas-me a colocar as imagens minhas em categorias, estou muito gratificado pois, agora sei como as pessoas devem fazer para encontra minhas imagens, muito obrigado pela mensagem!

Também perguntou sobre como usar uma imagem no wikipédia...

Beh! Tu devis fazer o seguinte:

thumb|lift|350px|Legenda da imagem

Este é um código do Wikipédia, os recursos em italico são facultativas, por exemplo, o recurso "lift" serve para deixar a imagem ao lado esquerdo da página; "350px" é o tamanho ímagem em miniatura.

Espero ter ajudado em algo! E quero pedir-ti desculpas pelo sotaque meu e pela grande demora em responder-ti, foi falta de educação da minha parte!

Saudações de um wikipedista solitário

--Sônico (talk) 00:44, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Quest'utente non capisce l'Italiano, o lo capisce solo con notevoli difficoltà. Multichill (talk) 13:01, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Why Double Picture?

Please help me. Your bot categorised my image to that Category the whole gallery is in. So for one they are doubled and for the second they are forced out of the context they have only together. Category:Nachlass_Wolf_Jacob_Stromer--heiner (talk) 11:11, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Galleries don't replace categories. Every image should be categorized. For more information see Commons:Categories. Multichill (talk) 11:15, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
As I read in three languages now, the author (thats me) can decide how to do it. Since I had to learn how to do "gallery", I changed it afterwards. It would be sufficient for me if You told me a workaround. There are really big galleries coming soon in that category. If they all would be doubled, the page would be chaos.--heiner (talk) 11:42, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
So you should put these images in relevant categories too. Multichill (talk) 13:03, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Categorie toevoegen?

Ik zie nu dat je Nederlands spreekt, dat maakt het een stuk eenvoudiger. Ik snap niet goed wat je van me wilt. Volgens mij staat er al een categorie bij mijn foto's. Ik heb de instructiepagina's vluchtig bekeken, maar dit verhaal is ontzettend uitgebreid: het spijt me, maar ik heb geen tijd om me daar allemaal in te verdiepen. Het lijkt mij belangrijk om het plaatsen van een foto niet al te ingewikkeld te maken: de wikipedia-pagina's winnen enorm aan kwaliteit als ze geïllustreerd zijn. Ook uit andere discussies op jouw pagina maak ik op dat het plaatsen van categorieën niet ieders meug is. Misschien is het verstandig om dit dan niet bij die persoon neer te leggen, maar het zelf te doen? Kennelijk heb jij van dit onderdeel meer kaas gegeten. Ieder zo zijn of haar kwaliteiten. Overigens, als ik probeer om bij mijn foto van Roussillon de categorie Provence (Frankrijk) toe te voegen, wat mij een relevante categorie lijkt, blijkt dit een onbekende categorie te zijn. Het is me wel vaker opgevallen dat categorieën op wikipagina's vaak nogal duister of nietszeggend zijn in mijn optiek. Ik werd er op aangesproken door Wikix dat ik onder een biografiepagina niet naar 'schandaal' mocht verwijzen, terwijl het hier om een bio ging van iemand die een rol heeft gespeeld in de Iran-Contra affaire, nogal een belangrijk schandaal. Het elimineren van de categorie vind ik geen goede zaak. Ik zou er erg voor zijn om een nieuwe categorie toe te voegen: politiek schandaal; ik vind 'schandaal' sec niet zo'n informatieve, want erg brede, categorie.--AdeleivdVelden (talk) 09:55, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Ja, Nederlands spreek ik, dit in tegenstelling tot een hoop andere talen die ik hier zo nu en dan voorbij zie komen. Je moet wikipedia niet met Commons verwarren. Het makkelijkste om categorieën hier onder de knie te krijgen is te kijken hoe soortgelijke plaatjes zijn ingedeeld of gewoon even lekker rondklikken. Multichill (talk) 13:07, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

File tagging Image:MiltonFriedman2.JPG

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Carte Cassini

HI, Please could you help me and add categories to the image Carte Cassini Haute Isle ? I have not found how to modify the caracteristics. The image is free (licence GNU). Thanks for your help. Best regards, Meyrac.

Sure, it's in Category:Old maps of France now. Multichill (talk) 13:13, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Image:Taran gidravlicheskiy-2.jpg, Image:Taran gidravlicheskiy-1.jpg

These files are categorized by a template {{PD-Brockhaus&Efron}}, but your bot BotMultichillT does not notice it. --Bkmd (talk) 14:36, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

No, my bot ignores it. {{PD-Brockhaus&Efron}} adds a source/licence category. All the images should be in a topic category too like Category:Hydraulic rams. Multichill (talk) 13:11, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Missing category

Hello. Thanks for the 'heads up' but I was wondering what happened to the category section as it was not on the forms yesterday - I assumed that Wiki had somehow changed its system. It was on the forms which were not 'your own work' RSLlGriffith (talk) 18:55, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

More users were complaining about this. Is it back again? You should enable hotcat. You can find it at Special:Preferences -> Gadgets -> Tools for categories -> Hot cat. Multichill (talk) 13:15, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

I didn't find !!!

As you teched me, I put every picture in a category. But this last picture it was not the windows of category to V in it.

Can you help me?

Thanks a lot

Rei Momo (talk) 11:38, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

fixed. Multichill (talk) 13:16, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Category:Coats of arms to be classified

The images in this category are often exactly identified according to the precise name of the municipality, or the relevant biographical details of a historical person -- they're just not classified. I fail to see how the proposed rename would improve anything... AnonMoos (talk) 17:05, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Replied at Category talk:Coats of arms to be classified. Multichill (talk) 20:45, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Unidentified maps

Hi and thanks for your edit on Category:Unidentified maps however, how are others supposed to know there are maps without categories if there don't see the original Category:Maps needing categories or Unidentified maps if there isn't a section on their maim maps page? I am cleaning up Images needing categories and have over 700 so far since last June. This just means I have to go back through and clean them up again. WayneRay (talk) 03:10, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Category:Unidentified maps is in Category:Maps so people can find it. I removed all the other categories because this category shouldn't be in there. I don't understand why you think you have to do something all over again. Could you explain yourself? Multichill (talk) 09:31, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
Maybe I am wrong but if someone working on Maps of Spain for example, didn't know there was a Unidentified maps category or Identified maps that need categories as in the one I created: How would they know to check out all these missing maps and place them in Category:Maps of Spain etc . I meant if no one knows the images are there then I will have to go back through them and place each one in its proper Category. That's why I think the Unidentified maps hint should be placed temporarily in each countries map category. WayneRay (talk) 14:28, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

File:Mr mcclelland.jpg

Hi. I got a message from you about six images uploaded to the McClelland's Scotch Whisky Page, can you let me know where I can find out how to add these categories to the images? Best Regards James —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nevisdesign (talk • contribs) 10:09, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

You should probably read Commons:Categories. Category:Whisky from Scotland seems like a suitable category to me. Multichill (talk) 09:31, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Done right?

I added the missing categories (re my added image of a Greenland map) but only on German Wiki. Is that OK now?

There is a different English Wiki article on the same subject: but I don't see any links between both articles. On the German version one can see no countries showing Tugtupite pages, on the English Wiki one can see 4 national Wikis showing a Tugtupite page. Will an automatic addition / linkage between both pages be done? F.N. Berg (talk) 12:43, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Image:Elisabeth roses.jpg and Image:Chocolate covered bacon.JPG

Your bot tells me these images are uncategorized; however, when I look at them, here, they have tons of categories attached to them. Please advise; thank you. 14:56, 27 February 2009 (UTC) (Drmies)

I checked again, this time after signing in ;), and I still don't see how they are uncategorized. If I click on the 'check them now' link under File:Chocolate_covered_bacon.JPG, for instance, I see Category:Pork, Category:Chocolate, Category:Desserts by country, Category:Cuisine of the United States. Does 'check' have a technical meaning I don't understand? Thanks, Drmies (talk) 06:10, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

File:Peking 1946 (3).jpg


SORRY, I CAN'T HEAR YOU, YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT TALKING LOUD ENOUGH. Multichill (talk) 01:37, 28 February 2009 (UTC)