User talk:Odysseus1479

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Battle_of_Coronel_map.svg[edit]

I just wanted to say that I think this map is beautiful! I had a look at doing it, but it was just going to take me too long. I'm now glad I didn't, as I think yours is better than I could have produced :o) Serenthia 13:34, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Odysseus1479!

Tip: Add categories to your 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.

Here's how:

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Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 01:19, 25 November 2013 (UTC)


Category:Athabasca[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg Category:Athabasca has been listed at Commons:Categories for discussion so that the community can discuss ways in which it should be changed. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this category, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for discussion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it. If the category is up for deletion because it has been superseded, consider the notion that although the category may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new category.

In all cases, please do not take the category discussion personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!


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--117Avenue (talk) 05:10, 25 November 2013 (UTC)


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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2013! Please help with this survey.

Dear Odysseus1479,
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world! We would like to ask again a few minutes of your time.

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Thank you for taking part in the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey!

Dear Odysseus1479,

Thank you for taking part in the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey. Your answers will help us improve the organization of future photo contests!

In case you haven't filled in the questionnaire yet, you can still do so during the next 7 days.

And by the way: the winning pictures of this year's international contest have been announced. Enjoy!

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Lincoln's Inn[edit]

Hi there! I see you overturned my changes to some files, referring to the descriptions. These description are not entirely clear to me, but seem to say that the file has to do with the coats of arms in the glass and not with the fact that they were in the London building. If that is the case, maybe it would be better to create a seperate category "Coats of arms of....", don't you think? --Judithcomm (talk) 07:32, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes … and yes, if the category is intended for (or contains media mainly concerning) the building itself, rather than the eponymous legal institution. I wonder whether it would be better to make such a category for all the Inns of Court together, or a separate cat for each of the four.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 07:50, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Personally I am not very fond of categories that contain only one item. So one category for all coats of arms would be nice.--Judithcomm (talk) 10:06, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, there were at least two images for each of the three Inns concerned—and there was already a drawing of the Gray’s Inn gryphon, not proper to the place—so I created both the parent and a set of subcats, for consistency’s sake. (JFTR I don’t have a problem with one-file categories myself, especially where the filename doesn’t refer to the topic.) I have also copied (not moved) images of these arms from the buildings & grounds into the respective cats.
BTW, if you know something about the site or the related organizations, do Staple and Barnards Inns belong in Inns of Court?—Odysseus1479 (talk) 03:37, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't any have more knowledge than you about this, probably less. There's a historical connection there for both according to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnard%27s_Inn, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staple_Inn. --Judithcomm (talk) 09:52, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Alberta Highway 1A northwest of Castle Junction.jpg[edit]

Nice work. Thanks! Magnolia677 (talk) 23:09, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm not invader[edit]

I'm User:Doncsecz, and this is my request in the meta wiki: here. 81.182.207.253 17:49, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Doncsecz! Sorry, I think there was a linguistic problem: although “to usurp” is usually a negative action, as the word is ordinarily used, in the Wikimedia projects it is just jargon for taking over an abandoned account so as to edit under that name. (I can’t think of anything else I wrote that may have given the idea that I thought you were an “invader”.) I certainly did not intend to imply that you did anything wrong, or that you would be unwelcome here. Please accept my apologies for my part in any miscommunication that has occurred, and I sincerely hope you get your account sorted out.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 00:23, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Hello Odysseus1479, I am writing on behalf of Doncsecz who asked me to help him get his account back. As an administrator on huwiki I can assure you the user behind the IP is the same person as user:Doncsecz on Commons and also on huwiki. I tried contacting the SUL stewards but I was directed back to Commons bureaucrats who would look after Commons local accounts. Do you see any solution to his problem? Though Doncsecz actually logged in his account about a month ago, he told me that for some reason he had had to change his password on Commons which he unfortunately forgot. Is usurping the account a viable solution? It would only be a technical usurpation not a real one. Csigabi (talk) 10:50, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I know little about the usurpation process; I only suggested it because I’d heard of it being done (on enWP) with unused or long-abandoned accounts (created by a different person) and thought its scope might be broad enough to accommodate a situation like this. That was just speculation, and from what you say it seems that I was wrong in thinking it could be handled through SUL. The next step might be to post at COM:BN explaining the situation; maybe someone there can help. It may be possible for Doncsecz to authenticate through OTRS or the “committed identity” system, if your vouching for him is thought to be insufficient. I’m just an ordinary user (and not particularly well informed about procedures) so I’m afraid I can’t do much more, other than to wish you luck.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 04:28, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Re:Categories and moving[edit]

Hello, I'm pretty sure that any logged in user can move categories. If I look at a category, I have a "move" tab at the top which functions just like the move tab on Wikipedia. Green Giant (talk) 04:15, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks; I’d seen that link, but assumed it was just to a request form like the one i get from the similar menu item on File pages. But on Category pages it does seem to be ‘the real deal‘.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 05:18, 27 July 2014 (UTC)