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Category:Mechanics_Institute

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Belovedfreak (talk) 14:06, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

So many different VE dayS

Hello,

In my opinion, VE Day is a misnomer. For some people it means 7 May, for other people it means 8 day, and for yet other people it means 9 May. And for many people, VE day celebrations are aslo called "ve day". I think mixing pictures from 1945 with pictures from 2011 is not a good idea. Neither is mixing pictures of 7 May with pictures of 8 May. What happened on both days is at times very different : Category:German surrender of 7 May 1945 in Reims ; Category:German surrender of 8 May 1945 in Berlin ; category:Russian May 2011 Parade (in Russia it is on 9 May). Teofilo (talk) 14:21, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Hello, Teofilo. Thanks for the note. I'm a little perplexed. I am not sure how the fact that it is recognized on different days (were talking a difference of up to 48 hours here) makes any difference. We have categories like Category:Christmas where the event is marked weeks apart, depending on one's location and/or denomination, and yet the category structure seems to not have created any mass confusion. As for categories pertaining to later anniversaries, I did not create those categories, but again I am hard pressed to find any problems with them. The same situation exists with Category:D-Day, yet I am not aware of that situation creating any problems or confusion either. Moreover, I am not sure how any of this is solved by categories by calendar date (I assume that's your solution) -- frankly, that's just less helpful to the user who is less likely to know a precise date than the overall concept. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful, but I am sort of confused as to what the actual problem is. Perhaps if you elaborate on your concerns. Best regards, --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:09, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
Category Category:D-Day used to be an even bigger problem. People used to put in it any picture loosely related to the Category:Battle of Normandy which expands over 3 months. In a battle, a difference of one day changes a lot of things. The categorization by day in the Battle of Normandy is a help when trying to find the pictures' locations which are not always clearly mentioned on uploads, let alone the sources. The most simple example are pictures whose date is 5 May 1944 or sooner : these can't be located in France and must be located in England and show training rather than the real battle. 04:02, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Comment

I saw your comment at User talk:Jcb#Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Toronto2015.png. I have been very concerned that Jcb routinely closes controversial deletion discussions without offering any explanation as to why he closed them, and no indication that he even read the counter arguments to the position he closed in favor of.

You seemed to leave a final comment that you thought his decision to not explain his conclusion was acceptable. May I ask you, if you knew he routinely fails to explain himself, would you still find this failure to explain acceptable?

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 11:26, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Hidden categories

I'm sorry, Docu remind to me what were conflicts about. Please see Template:Category definition: ships by year built, Category:Ships by name, Category talk:Ships by name and User talk:ŠJů#Ships. --ŠJů (talk) 12:34, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Olivia Chow at Layton memorial image

Jeez - I asked the Flickr account holder last nite if we could use the image on Wikipedia, and he gave his consent this afternoon while I was at work. I didn't expect it to be uploaded to Commons before I got home! Thanks for cleaning up... Tabercil (talk) 23:04, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your message, still need your help

Thanks so much for your message of August 16, informing me that I need to get written, formal permissions (templates) to Wikimedia Commons in order to post my photos there. I am a 64-year-old half-blind non-techie, but I realize that is no excuse. I shall spend the rest of this day sending the templates out to the authors of all the photographs I posted, and shall return them to Permissions as soon as they come back to me.

Before I went onto my talk page (and discovered your message there). I hsd encountered another problem you can (hopefully) help with. Bennett Jones Phillips discovered that one of the photographs he contributed - File:Draft dodgers assembling Manual.jpg, at Category:Mark Satin - was not taken by his deceased father, but by a friend of his father's. Therefore, it needs to be removed from Commons ASAP. But I cannot figure out how to do that expeditiously. Can you direct me to the instructions, tell me the instructions, or simply eliminate it yourself? Any of these would be deeply appreciated. - Babel41 (talk) 22:17, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

✓ Done I have now successfully eliminated the Manual-assembling photo. And I have now obtained permission slips from the authors of ALL SEVEN of my remaining images - am sending the last one back to Wikimedia tonight. Thanks again for your help, not to mention your (and Wikimedia's) patience. - Babel41 (talk) 06:15, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Tornade de Goderich

Merci bien pour le téléchargement des photos des dommages de la tornade de Goderich. Pierre cb (talk) 02:38, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

File:Drapeau du Québec (style 1950's).svg

Bonjour!

We should solve a little problem. I uploaded two files simultaneously: [[File:Drapeau du Québec 1950's.svg|Drapeau du Québec 1950's.svg[[ and Drapeau du Québec 1960's.svg, but another user, Fry1989, initially wanted to have them deleted because he thought that they were faulty versions of the official flag of Quebec (see the debate on one of the deletion talks). Eventually, he agreed to keep the files but under a modified name that would not imply they represent the official flag of Quebec.

The change of name for Drapeau du Québec 1960's.svg was agreed and done by Geagea early this morning. It would be better if it was the same with Drapeau du Québec 1950's.svg (new title: File:Drapeau_du_Québec_(style_1950's).svg). Thanks. Ec.Domnowall (talk) 16:00, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

File file:Coteau-du-lac003.jpg

On this file you put the tag low quality. I don't understand why, this is not a photography, this is a charcoal drawing. So there's no way it can be clearer, this is the artwork as you will see it in a museum. Maybe i can translate the french text to make a description in english (more understable for english writer). -- ChristianT (talk) 23:48, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Excuse for my english also... The desc of the file state that it is a «Fusain de John Elliott Woolford en 1819». The importer of the file on Wp:fr is notorious for is copyright violation and he had not written from where he take the file. For sure it is something from 1819 so PD-Old must be Ok. If i find something i will let you know. It's a coincidence that our paths crossed because i worked on a copyvio of this contributor on the french article on Coteau du Lac. I intend also to create the french article on the national historic site, so i will use this artwork... Is «charcoal pen» a good translation for «fusain» so i will add a english description. I will stay in touch if i find more information on the source of the image. -- ChristianT (talk) 17:02, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Shepard Fairey Mural jpg

You are correct that this one fails the de minimus test, it was my mistake in uploading it. But I have a question: If I want to delete one of the images I've uploaded here myself, what's the quickest way to do that? Thanks, OttawaAC (talk) 23:24, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

"1962 in Canada"

http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Canada_Building_at_World%27s_Fair,_1962.jpg&curid=16636929&diff=59898306&oldid=59882870: I don't think so. It's 1962, and it has to do with Canada, but it's not in Canada, it's in Seattle, Washington. - Jmabel ! talk 23:24, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

File:Le-griffon.jpg

As you seem to know a lot about Commons, i will use you (friendly speaking) as my teacher. The source of this file seems to be a internet newspapers from the USA. I know that this graphic is taken from priest Father Louis Hennepin book of 1679 and so is more than 70 years old but using the newspaper as a source seems a bit odd. Is this way of doing import Ok? If the answer is yes can we also transfer this image as the source of this one is not even indicated but seems to come from that website : lambtonshield.com. -- ChristianT (talk) 14:43, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Toronto City Hall, close up

close up 1
close up 2

Hi Skeezix1000,

like I already promised: here is my alternative suggestion for the City Hall clope up. I have two pictures for choose. I guess both are better than the actual one. Which you prefer? Best regards --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:33, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Skeezix1000,
are you from Toronto or familiar with the city? Maybe you can identify the street here File:Toronto - ON - Straßenzug.jpg. Sadly I have forgotten where I shoot this picture exactly. Must be somewhere in Financial District. The building on the right side of the street is quite remarkable. Greetings --Wladyslaw (talk) 10:44, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Ah, that's Yonge Street, looking north, west side of the street, just south of Temperance Street. The coord: 43°39′3.09″N 79°22′43.24″W / 43.6508583°N 79.3786778°W / 43.6508583; -79.3786778. Hope that helps! --Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:10, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Oh yes, I remember now. Thanks. --Wladyslaw (talk) 16:33, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Note

[1]bugzilla:1211 (not bug:1211) is the correct link, of course. --:bdk: 18:05, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I don't see what you are getting at (although I must thank you for the link above, as the one in the edit summary did throw me for a loop). So, it doesn't function properly due to a bug. Why remove it in the meantime? As far as I can tell, all subcategories are not being shown directly, but maybe I am missing something. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 19:25, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
Nah, the template was created in 2008 as a workaround for the issue described in bug 1211 (the formerly odd display of subcategories in case of categories with too many images or articles/galleries included). Back then subcategory display on Commons was effectively coupled to file names, i.e. you had 200 images with file names starting with A to C on the first page of a category, and you also had only subcategories A–C on the first page, etc.). This issue is gone since we have MediaWiki 1.17.
The category tree template can display a maximum of 200 subcategories (not more), which is exactly the same ability that MW has by default now. But MediaWiki's category pages have a "(next 200)" link, the template hasn't. So the template is, quite simply, superfluous. And there's nothing to fix. The template should be removed therefore; see also Template talk:Category tree.
Btw, I'm pretty sure that a feature like "show really all subcategories on one single page" (independent of their actual number – maybe 650, maybe 10,500, or even more?) won't be deployed in the near future. Such an option (without any limit) would increase server load way too high afaik, and would also let category pages becoming too big to load for many users (at least as things are now). With "MW 2.0" (with the help of Flash, or <you name it>) this could become possible though. But then we'll have pretty different wikis, and we won't need such templates any longer ;-) Anyway, I leave it up to you, if to remove the template from that Toronto category or not … --:bdk: 23:42, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
PS: I forgot to note, that the template actually is useful in other namespaces, or when used with additional parameters (e.g. "display parents"). I only remove transclusions of the template in its default version (without parameters). --:bdk: 23:51, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
I see. Now your earlier comments make sense. I appreciate you taking the time for the lengthy explanation. I was misreading the edit summaries, and had assumed that the bug had been introduced, while you were actually telling me that a bug had been fixed! Sorry to trouble you. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 12:39, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
np :-) --:bdk: 02:14, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments

Bonjour. Would you be interested in helping organize a potential Canadian component of the 2012 edition of Wiki Loves Monuments? --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:49, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Hello. Sorry, no, I'm really not much the type of person to organize events. However, it's a good idea and I wish you good luck with it. Not a big help, I know. :) For information, I can mention, although you probably know already, that along the same lines there was recently the event Wikipedia takes Montreal, which produced a number of photos. There is also in the planning for the summer 2012 the event Wikimedia takes Québec (the town, that is), now being in its preliminary stages of discussion at fr:Discussion Projet:Québec#Comité Québec and fr:Wikipédia:Wikipédia prend Québec (I think you can read French). You could contact the users who are organizing it. Perhaps there are also similar activities in other cities across Canada. I don't know if you may find useful to somehow coordinate the events in the various cities with your project for a 2012 Canadian component of Wiki Loves Monuments. -- Asclepias (talk) 17:01, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
No apologies - you've been a great help already by pointing me to those discussions. Merci bien! --Skeezix1000 (talk) 17:28, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi Skeezix1000, great that you are thinking about Wiki Loves Monuments 2012! en:Canadian Register of Historic Places seems to be a great source of information. Have you talked with the Canadian chapter? They will probably be interested. We're finishing the 2011 edition. I expect us to shift attention to 2012 after that. Keep an eye on http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu/. I plan to do a blog post for each country (2 down, 16(?) to go). You might want to join our mailing list. Multichill (talk) 19:18, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
Responding to your post at wikimedia.ca, there are a lot of possibilities for this. The Feds are intent on doing something to celebrate the bicentennial of Canada's winning the War of 1812. This makes me ask whether there is any federal money available for us to do something about it. The way Wikimedians work I'm sure that we can make a more cost effective use of government money than most of those who regularly feed at that trough. Most of this would need to happen in Ontario, but it could provide a rallying point for Ontario Wikipedians. Hard for me to do from BC. Eclecticology (talk) 21:26, 21 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion, Electicology. That's actually a really good idea. Skeezix1000 (talk) 20:08, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
Hmmmm. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 17:39, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
Bonjour Skeezix1000! Comment ça va? First I like the idea to have our "Wiki Loves canadian Monuments". I'm not sure what this contest is about, but I'll read a little about it. I would like to have a chat with you on Skype if it's possible. Send me an email with your Skype user name and your avaibilities. Greetings. Benoit Rochon (talk) 00:38, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
Salut, Benoit Rochon. First, I need to sign-up for Skype. :) But then I will send you the user name. Skeezix1000 (talk) 12:58, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
Bonjour, I wrote you an email to get a little more in touch with you about WLM-World. At the end of November, I'm going to Netherland for GLAMcamp Amsterdam, and I will bring this up. Also Wikimédia Canada will buy the domain name to keep same patern than europe (.de, .fr, .eu, etc.) Anyway, I would really like to talk with you before GLAMcamp. Reach me : brochon[at]wikimedia[dot].com ... See ya! Benoit Rochon (talk) 14:06, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Will do! --Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:10, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

define spam?

ok, so define "spam"; & explain what makes it "different" from any ordinary file? Lx 121 (talk) 10:03, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi. Sorry, I am not sure what you are referring to. Remind me, and I'd be happy to discuss. Cheers. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 10:24, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback

Hi! Thank you for your support. I was aware that my request might not come out positive because of my low (well, still nearly 10000 edits on Wikimedia related sites) edit count. Since I have not followed many admin ship requests, I didn't know the requirements asked by Commons' users. I have taken the advice I was given in this vote and will contribute more to deltion requests and things like that. I am farely certain that I will be able to convince people I am able to do the job just as much as I did when I became an sysop on fr.wikipedia. Thanks for your offer about the nomination, when the time comes, I'll come back to ask you if you still support it. Thanks for everything and I hope to work with you again in the future, Letartean (talk) 18:34, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Hadsund by.png

Hello Skeezix1000,

you closed this as “File was already deleted/does not exist.” But File:Hadsund by.png does still exist, and it still has the DR tag. Regards --Rosenzweig τ 23:57, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I see what happened - the DR page was incorrectly created, so it pointed to File:File:Hadsund by.png, and I didn't notice the error, so it looked like it didn't exist. My fault. I have deleted the file. Thanks. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 00:14, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

calling for discussion please...

WRT to Category:Spadina Road, Toronto and Category:Spadina Avenue, Toronto.

I started Category:Spadina Road, Toronto or Category:Spadina Road back on March 26th.

I thought it was important to distinguish between two roadways that are separate historically, and numerically. This TPL page for the library at 10 Spadina Road has a map -- showing that Spadina Avenue ends at Bloor, and Spadina Road starts at Bloor, proceeding north.

I noticed that User:Foroa deleted Category:Spadina Road as an empty, implausible and unused redirect.

I am glad the changes weren't made by someone who was not informed about Toronto. Sorry, however, I think this is an instance where a discussion is required -- Commons:Categories for discussion/2011/11/Category:Spadina Avenue. Geo Swan (talk) 18:56, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello. I think you've misconstrued why those categories were deleted. It has nothing to do with confusion between Spadina Avenue and Spadina Road. See my comment over at CFD. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 19:55, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Okay, the categories were deleted simply because they had been emptied.
Could you restore Category:Spadina Road, Toronto? Thanks. Geo Swan (talk) 01:15, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Move requests

Hi, can you cast your Canadian eye on the strange move requests from 21 November . Thank you. --Foroa (talk) 21:47, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

B& W pix cats

Hello again. See my comment at Category talk:Black and white photographs of New York City. I'd like to have some reasonably specific/useful categories for black and white photographs; otherwise some is likely to just throw them into the giant dump of "Category:Black and white photographs". The category name "Black and white photographs of New York City" strongly suggests to me it would be the category for black and white photographs taken in New York City. Other suggestions for setting up/ naming categories welcome. Best wishes, -- Infrogmation (talk) 15:30, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments

Je suis plutôt intéressé par le projet. Comme tu l'as sans doute remarqué, je suis en train de faire la liste des LHNC (C'est un bon début). J'ai aussi fait un test sur les lieux patrimoniaux de ma division de recensement (Inspiré des listes des monuments historiques français et de la National Register of Historic Places des États-Unis). Ce qui revient à un petit problème technique, si nous rédigeons ses listes, comment allons nous diviser le pays? Six provinces (BC, ON, QC, NB et NS) ont plus de 1000 inscriptions au répertoire des lieux patrimoniaux du Canada (Canadian Register of Historic Places). J'ai un faible pour les régions économiques de Statistiques Canada. Au final j'ai aussi fait une liste des lieux patrimoniaux labelisé en français (faute d'un portail dédié). Tu peux me répondre en anglais, je ne voulais juste pas perdre le fil de mes idées --Fralambert (talk) 03:35, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Sure, I'd be happy to lend a hand as well. What needs to be done? - Themightyquill (talk) 11:00, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Category:Royal Canadian Navy

Commons-emblem-issue.svg Category:Royal Canadian Navy 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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File:1956_Grey_Cup_victory.jpg

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Steve Smith (talk) 06:44, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Canada

Why did you remove months in Canada? There are several images from Canada, all have just not been categorized yet. J 1982 (talk) 16:06, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Please continue the discussion on the same talk page it started. If you remove the months in Canada, you at least need to replace it with just the months. And is there any consensus to start Canada in the year 2000. J 1982 (talk) 01:55, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

File talk:Fort Lachine.jpg

I'm very interested in the future of this file. I've seen that you intervened today in the history of the file. What is your thinking about the the licence of this one, that fact that it relates to a 1927 books, and that PD-Old in USA is before 1923. I will follow your response here or in my discussion page or in Commons:Deletion requests/File:Fort Lachine.jpg. Excuse for my bad english. ChristianT (talk) 01:04, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Best for 201...

Hi, all the best for 201... The definition of American is quite confusing and has several meanings depending of the context: continent America, North America, the North America part above Mexico, the United States ... Is there anywhere a formal definition ? --Foroa (talk) 15:22, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello. Happy new year to you as well. Typically in English (worldwide, but even more pronounced in North America), America = United States, and American = a citizen of the United States. To distinguish, "the Americas" is therefore typically used to refer to the continents that extend from the Arctic to Antartica. Note, for example, that en-wp has a disambiguation page at en:America. Even where usage is unclear, it is incredibly confusing. Moreover, just to ensure that it is as confusing as possible, in many languages, America usually means the grouping of continents, and someone living in Vancouver, or Mexico City, or Buenos Aires is as much an American in those languages as someone who lives in Chicago. As an English-speaking Canadian, I would never refer to myself as an American, but a Spaniard would likely call me an American.

I turned Category:America into a disambiguation category. Most categories pertaining to the continents were already in the "Americas" form, but I moved the remaining ones for consistency's sake. I hope that makes sense (what I did). Let me know if you have concerns. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:32, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you, I've got a good feeling for it. But I was challenging the system to get a definition; as you stated, the interpretation is position dependent and strongly United States centric. --Foroa (talk) 16:12, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Somali diaspora cats

Hi! I just wanted to stop by to thank you for saving the various long-standing Somali diaspora categories from the illegitimate speedy deletion attempts of yesterday (viz. [2]). The user that attempted to delete those categories is now complaining about my own restoration of two other legitimate Somali categories that he had somehow managed to get deleted during the same spree. When you have the time, your input on the matter would be greatly appreciated here and here. Best, Middayexpress (talk) 16:38, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Category:Richard Bunnet

I made a error in creating this category, the name of the painter is Henry Bunnett. So i created the category with the correct name but now i want to delete the category:Richard Bunnet. As a administrator can you do that, or else give me the information where i can ask for the deletion of the mispelled category. Thanks. -- ChristianT (talk) 03:46, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Not a problem. Done. Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:43, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Pieter Kuiper edit restrictions

As you were involved in the original discussion at Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems/Archive_23#Pieter_Kuiper_.28yes_again.2C_what_a_surprise.29, I'm notifying you of the current discussion of the edit restriction Pieter Kuiper agreed to. See Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#Clarify_edit_restriction. Rd232 (talk) 23:10, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Category:Buildings in St. John's

Hello Skeezix1000, i need your help again.

I've created this category first ans after that i've gone to en:wikipedia where i've seen that they add the suffix Newfoundland and Labrador for disambiguation purposes. So i recreated Category:Buildings in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and transfered the files. Now the Category:Buildings in St. John's is redundant and should be deleted. Can you to that for me. I've also created Category:Museums and galleries in St. John's and if you think that it will be better with the suffix added just let me know, i will create the new category, move the files and came back here to delete the unused category. -- ChristianT (talk) 21:26, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi! Looks like Foroa already deleted it. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 23:14, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Category:Banc de Pêche de Paspébiac National Historic Site of Canada et autre broutille

Je ne suis pas sur du nom de la catégorie que tu as donné à Category:Banc de Pêche de Paspébiac National Historic Site of Canada, puisqu'il a été aussi classé site historique (Classified as Historic Site?) par le gouvernement du Québec en 1981 [3], soit vingt ans avant qu'il ne devienne un LHN. Le site officiel du site historique n'utilise que le nom du bien culturel [4]. Un nom comme Category:Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspédiac Historic Site serait sans doute plus exacte. Sur une note plus ludique, j'ai aussi fait la Liste des lieux patrimoniaux de la Mauricie sur la wiki-fr. --Fralambert (talk) 03:40, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Salut, Fralambert! Good point. I didn't think very carefully when I created the category. I suspect Category:Banc de Pêche de Paspébiac is probably the best. Que penses-tu? --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:14, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
Désolé de me glisser dans la conversation... En effet je pense que le nom sous lequel le site est le mieux connu est «Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac ». D'autre part, ce musée utilise le nom de Site historique du Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac et ce autant en français qu'en anglais, donc Category:Site historique du Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac pourrait aussi être considéré. -- ChristianT (talk) 18:08, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
Always welcome, ChristianT. I would be happy with either Category:Site historique du Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac or Category:Banc de Pêche de Paspébiac. But given that fr-wp has its article at fr:Banc de pêche de Paspébiac, perhaps we stick with the latter if the two choices are otherwise both acceptable. BTW, is it "Banc de Pêche de Paspébiac" or "Banc de pêche de Paspébiac"? --Skeezix1000 (talk) 18:46, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
Ironically, until Sunday I had never even heard of the Banc de pêche de Paspébiac, so all of this is very interesting to me. Cheers, --Skeezix1000 (talk) 18:48, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
I always prefer to use the name that is used by the museum himself or by the SMQ (Société des musées québéquois), so the museum is using Site historique du Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac (with a capital P for Pêche) and the SMQ is also using this form of the name see here. -- ChristianT (talk) 19:36, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
S'il n'y a pas de Trait d'union c'est «Banc de pêche de Paspébiac». Le «P» majuscule, c'est la magie du trait d'union. J'aprouve ChritianT que le nom devrait être Category:Site historique du Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac. --Fralambert (talk) 02:56, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
The problem, which just occurred to me, is that category names are supposed to be in English. So, technically, it should be Category:Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac historic site. I'll do whatever you guys think is best, but at least Category:Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac has the advantage of being the name in French and English. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 19:24, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
Je n'ai pas de problème avec Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac, tu peux y aller. --Fralambert (talk) 05:14, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
C'est bon pour moi aussi. -- ChristianT (talk) 20:10, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Help please

I have a problem with Fry1989 about some coats of arms. First he put the {{superceded}} template on File:Blason ville ca Winnipeg (Manitoba).svg for a reason I don't understand. And second he event erase a {{copyvio}} event if found a source on File:Burnaby BC coat of arms.gif. I try to give my argument, but I think I am not far of a Godwin's point. --Fralambert (talk) 03:53, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Glad to help. I will look at those links today. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:21, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Okay, it looks like the edit-warring is over for the time being, but I have watchlisted the files just in case (as well as the deletion discussion). I am out of my depth on the debate you and Fry are having respecting the Winnipeg coat of arms, but I am happy to keep an eye on the discussions. Feel free to let me know if you feel if things are getting out of control. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 01:03, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
For the Winnipeg coats of arms, it's more Fry decide that version he choose is «the» version and the others are wrong. For the copyio I decided to change it for a {{delete}} since he revert my demand 2 or 3 times. At least thank you for just watching. On a more happy setting, I have finished the fr:Liste des lieux patrimoniaux de la Capitale-Nationale on the fr.wiki. Well, except Quebec city who is here. --Fralambert (talk) 01:56, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Same upload

File:Toronto Street Post Office March 2012.jpg and File:10 Toronto Street -b.jpg are the same, but have different sources and authors. Why is that? Secondarywaltz (talk) 22:25, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

I have no idea. I downloaded one from Flickr. I've deleted the more recent one, and I'll ask Geo.--Skeezix1000 (talk) 23:00, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Salut Skeezix

Puisque je vois sur ta page de présentation que tu as une bonne connaissance du français, je me permets de venir sur ta page de discussion afin de mieux préciser mon point de vue au sujet des catégories "Way of life" puisque le français est ma langue usuelle dans laquelle je pourrai sans doute mieux détailler mes arguments - en te remerciant d'avance de bien vouloir en faire fidèlement part à nos amis anglophones qui participent à la discussion ( enfin anglophones ... le seul autre intervenant à l'heure actuelle est Allemand - et par chance je pratique un peu aussi cette langue : Ja, Ich spräche gern ein biesje Deutsch ! lol ) Thib Phil (talk) 21:03, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Salut. Je suis heureux de discuter la question avec vous, même si cela peut être un moment où nous sommes d'accord d'être en désaccord ("agree to disagree"). Mais je suis toujours disposé (?) à entendre votre point de vue.--Skeezix1000 (talk) 23:17, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Hello ! Personnellement, je préfère toujours discuter avec des gens qui ne partagent pas mes opinions : toujours plus enrichissant ! Je reviendrai vers vous dans quelques temps parce que là, je suis en plein préparatifs de déménagements pour la mi-mai. Sur FR-Wikipedia, j'ai orienté un contributeur français ne parlant pas anglais vers vous pour un problème de catégorisation de photos qu'il a faites et chargées. A très bientôt je l'espère parce que, là, mes caisses m'attendent lol Thib Phil (talk) 20:01, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Months in Canada

It appears that month categories are being removed from 1970s and 1980s Canadian photographs, and then the categories being deleted as "empty category" when they had a number of photographs just moments before. For example, Category:May 1978 in Canada had over 20 images, yet was cleared out and immediately deleted as "empty category". Is there consensus for this? --Closeapple (talk) 21:52, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

This is a long discussed issue with the creator of the categories, who tends to create category structures even where there is insufficient content to populate them. Discussions were had with him last year over a number of these categories. I started to do the clean up then, immediately after he'd created them, but never got around to finishing it (which I just did). To be honest, I didn't view this as much more than a clean-up exercise. The May 1978 cat had a number of images, but it was the only one - the others were limited to 1 or 2, and many months were empty. There is no compelling need to subdivide Cdn year categories pre-1990 into month categories -- there is not enough content and it doesn't help anyone to create multiple month categories mostly with one image each. History categories should be subdivided into decade, year, and then finally month categories once there is actual content to justify the divisions, otherwise it actually doesn't make the image search any easier for anyone. I'm open to suggestions on this. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 10:51, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

File:69 Calgary.jpg

I like how Wikpedians from the centre of the universe (aka Toronto) like to patrol articles/content from Calgary/Alberta and edit out/erase content. I suppose the uneducated rednecks should just pump out the oil, destroy the environment and keep their mouths shut. Personally, I think Alberta should separate from Canada and all non-English languages be outlawed in the new nation. BTW, if you would like to ban me from the commons, under the reason for 'inciting hatred', I won't hold it against you; after all I am a proud Albertan... Trfs (talk) 19:13, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Seriously, I hope this message is in jest. Otherwise, you have fundamentally failed to understand why I nominated the image for deletion/how Commons and Wikipedia works. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 19:15, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

File:HalfLife Portal Logo.svg

Hello there, it's been a year since we talked, I completely forgot about finishing this. So, to sum up:

  • The file File:HalfLife Portal Logo.svg is based on a logo I created, which is found here. My logo is itself is based on 2 separate logos created by the Valve.
  • File:HalfLife Portal Logo.svg was uploaded here. Then I uploaded here the logo File:HalfLife Portal Logo.svg is based on, which I created from these 2 other logos created by Valve. Then mine was deleted, but not File:HalfLife Portal Logo.svg. This was the main issue. Whatever is the copyright issue on the 2 original logos created by Valve (they are simple shapes, so I'm not sure fair use even applies), there is no reason for deleting my logo while keeping File:HalfLife Portal Logo.svg. Both can stay or both must be deleted, keeping only one makes no sense. If one has to stay, it is mine, since this is I who came up with the idea of putting the 2 logos together, and I who chose the colors. Also, File:HalfLife Portal Logo.svg has a higher chance of being used by other people than mine since it's on Commons and easier to be found per the site's notability, which is unfair to me since I came up with the idea.
  • As I hope you see then, the issue is very simple. Either you delete File:HalfLife Portal Logo.svg, or if you don't, I put back my version, since if one can stay, both can. There are only 2 options, and we must agree on one. Let's just be logical. Merci pour ta compréhension ! Klow (talk) 07:51, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
You're going to have to give me some time to get back up to speed on this. I have only the vaguest recollection of this. I will review and get back to you. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:12, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
It's ok, I'll wait! Klow (talk) 18:04, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I dug around the history and refreshed my memory. As best as I can tell, I was not the one to delete your image (which I believe to be File:HLPverse.png). It was speedy-deleted, which probably did not in this instance give sufficient time for any kind of analysis. I did close the [[File:HalfLife Portal Logo.svg deletion request, on the basis that it was freely-licensed. The source also appears to freely license the logo. Even if the original logo by Valve is purported to be copyrighted, it is made up of the Greek letter lambda (which is uncopyrightable text) and a basic aperture drawing which I suspect does not meet the threshold for originality. Your best bet is to list your image at Commons:Undeletion requests - I think it would be a fairly straightforward discussion in favour of undeletion. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 17:32, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
That worked, it was undeleted. Thanks a lot for your help! Klow (talk) 23:41, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Category:Personifications of nations

IMO, this category doesn't belong in Category:Allegories of states because a state is a lower-level entity than a nation. If anything, the states category should be under the nations category. What do you think?

Also, is it not usual to let an editor know when you revert a change they made, and explain the reason? I cannot watch all the things I change. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:50, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

By-year metacats

I see that the requests I put in are being processed now. Just FYI, I plan to put in similar requests for categories named "Decades in...", "Centuries in...", and one I found named "Millennia BC in religion". Let me know if you have any questions or concerns about that. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:14, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

question

Greetings!

So, if it is not called the Eaton's Centre what is it called?

I still call it the SkyDome, not the Roger's Centre, but I accept Roger's is the official name. But I am not aware of an alternate name for the Eaton's Centre. Geo Swan (talk) 02:19, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello. It's the Eaton Centre, or more accurately the Toronto Eaton Centre. It's never been called the Eaton's Centre or the Eatons Centre, not even when it opened. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 02:23, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Ottawa Marathon categorisation

I see you decided to dump all of the photos of the Ottawa Marathon into the parent "May XXXX in Canada" cats. That's not massively productive. The whole point of a category tree is to make photos easier to find. Having an undifferentiated screed of "stuff that happened" makes it harder to find a photo should one be needed for a specific reason. The events categories themselves are in turn categorised by when they happened; there is no reason at all to have the individual photos in the parent category. Pyrope (talk) 13:10, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello. I don't disagree with your general premise, but that is not how the month categories (apparently) work. Please take a look at the instructions at the top of Category:May 2012 in Canada. They are put directly in the category so that people can use CatScan. In any event, the parent Ottawa Marathon category is easily found in year categories pertaining to Ottawa, sport in Canada, events in Canada, etc. I hope that helps. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:28, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
And, just to add, I personally don't have a strong opinion as to whether or not that theory of month categorization makes sense or not (I'm on the fence on that one, to be honest). And I am the first to admit that the actual current state of many month categories is inconsistent (some images are directly categorized, others through parent cats). But absent a wider consensus to do away with that approach, I do small clean-ups when I come across them, and I do believe we should generally adhere to the current "rule". --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:40, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
It doesn't really help, no. What you are saying is that somebody has decided to abandon a logical, structured category architecture just because an extreme minority of users might perhaps, possibly, someday, want to use an external tool to help them find.... what precisely? Ottawa Marathons that happened in May 2012 in Canada? Sporting events in Ottawa that happened in May 2012 in Canada? For these searches you already need to input enough information to CatScan that simply clicking on the category itself would be faster. Sod the casual user who just wants to see what happened in Canada in May 2012, no, we cater for a tiny group of technodweebs who prefer to use a cumbersome and obscure search engine rather than just their brains. Great. Pyrope (talk) 13:46, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
First, I was trying to help by giving the explanation, so please cut the snark. It is not necessary to bark at people. Second, I have no idea how the rationale arose, but even if it was an "extreme minority" (?) and you disagree, please assume good faith and presume that others were doing what they felt was best for the project and its users. Third, if you feel strongly you perhaps might consider (civilly) raising it at the Village Pump to get a consensus in favour of your preferred approach. I think you would have success, esp. given that the current approach is haphazardly followed. The discussion could alternatively devolve into an unfocused debate over the merits of categories by month, and result in no resolution, but that's always the risk in raising an issue in a wider forum. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 17:40, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm sorry if you thought that the "snark" was aimed at you. It wasn't; more just general frustration that the decisions of a small group of editors can somehow override the usual community protocol regarding categorisation. Pyrope (talk) 18:03, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
Fair enough. Personally, I don't see much point in month categories. To the extent that they have any value, in my opinion, it is due to the fact that they are different than year categories (more than just a subdivision of year categories into 12 subcats, I mean). The current approach arguably accomplishes that. Having said that, I also value the importance of consistency in categorization, and am constantly beating people over the head with lectures about maintaining the integrity of the category structure. So I do understand and agree with your point. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 20:23, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

fyi

A couple of weeks ago you removed some images from a category for the the Eaton's Center -- saying it didn't exist.

On Thursday I was in the Canadian Tire at Bay and Dundas, and there were two guys behind me with "Eaton's Center" on the pockets of their work shirts. I asked them, and they confirmed for me that even though Eaton's itself is gone the Centre is indeed officially still called "The Toronto Eaton's Center". Geo Swan (talk) 15:47, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

It is the Toronto Eaton Centre, without the "s". Refer to Category:Toronto Eaton Centre for the correct commons categories and if you want the website for further confirmation try http://www.torontoeatoncentre.com/. OK? Secondarywaltz (talk) 18:54, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Geo, it is not the "Toronto Eaton's Center". Two guys with mispelled workshirts does not make it so. Why wouldn't you have looked at signage in the mall when you were there? Besides the fact that it has never contained the possessive apostrophe, it also it not spelled the American way ("center"). I'm not trying to be rude, because we all have our misapprehensions (when I moved to Toronto, I though the Princes' Gate at the CNE was the Princess Gate), but I am not sure you are relying on the best sources.--Skeezix1000 (talk) 21:09, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Category:Alberta general election, 2012

Why did you remove Category:April 2012 in Canada from Category:Alberta general election, 2012? 117Avenue (talk) 01:54, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

I didn't, really. Many of the images were already directly in the April 2012 cat (which is, apparently, how it is supposed to be done), and I just moved the others.--Skeezix1000 (talk) 12:50, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
Just reread my response to you, which isn't particularly clear. Sorry about that. Check out my discussion above with Pyrope under the heading "Ottawa Marathon categorisation" - it's really the same issue. Let me know what you think. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:49, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
Seems strange, but okay. 117Avenue (talk) 02:06, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Buildings in xxx

Hi Skeezix1000. I readded Category:Buildings in Quebec to Category:Quebec. The ideal structure depends from what angle you look at the category tree. If you look at the conceptual level, one has to go via country - culture - architecture - structures to arrive at a building. If you look from the organisation perspective, then you have to go via country - city - quarters - streets/squares before you come to your building. If you look from the guy that brings a new picture (mostly of buildings), you want city - buildings, no more. And yes, we have to think bottom up too. Many, if not most, towns and cities start with a first structural category "Buildings in ...". This is often the trigger for further category structure developments, why I always place it at the parent level in a systematic way at all levels. People need to see a consistent model that they can clone easily. You don't want people to create for each town a art, culture, architecture and structure category before they can start building categories. If Commons can still grow without too much pain (more than 2 million cats), it is thanks to category consistency and the fact that people can easily clone structures. --Foroa (talk) 05:12, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

oy. Thanks for the note. That's a lot of category-theory for first thing in the morning. I will respond later once I have had some coffee.  :) Cheers. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 09:58, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
It occured to me, while adding a comment on your talk page a few minutes ago, that I still had not responded to you on this. Sorry. The problem is that I am not convinced as to your logic. But, having said that, I also have not had the opportunity to really think about it yet, and since it comes from you I should mull it over more carefully before responding. I also appreciate that the building/architecture/structure categories are a mess, and there is a larger picture issue here as well. So I will get back to you.

BTW, while on your talk page earlier, I glanced at some of the other discussions and saw your reference to "Overcat fundamentalists". I think that is hilarious. I am going to have a userbox made for my user page.  :) --Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:33, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

You could maybe create another user box for Taxomaniac, people that would prefer to change Category:People with cats to Homo sapiens with Felis silvestris catus. --Foroa (talk) 17:33, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

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cmadler (talk) 13:38, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

your opinion please?

The caption of File:PCC streetcar 4107 on Queen Street East.jpg says it is of Queen Street East. I am going to check out the intersection of Queen and Yonge sometime in the next couple of days, to see if I recognize any remaining buildings. I suspect this picture is facing west, not east.

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 02:05, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Geo. You are correct that the image is facing west. The Simpsons store, the Woolworths building and the Bank of Montreal are all clearly identifiable in the photo. However, the streetcar is on Queen Street East as it is clearly at the time of this photograph located to the east of Yonge Street. The streetcar is adjacent to the Bank of Montreal building (at the right side of the photo), which is located on the northeast corner of Queen Street East and Yonge Street. I hope that helps. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:30, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Residential buildings

Skeezix1000, do you object to my deletion of the Residential buildings categories? My reasoning is in Category_talk:Housing. I'm going to bed now, but I'll check out what you say tomorrow. Ghouston (talk) 13:08, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I don't agree with your logic at all. I will respond when I can, but at this point I am busy undoing the mess you've created. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:17, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
I apologize - that was an unfair and inappropriate thing to say about someone's good faith edits. Just frustrated. I will respond when I can. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:44, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
Alright, I'm sorry for giving you frustration and I'll wait to see what you think. Ghouston (talk) 00:36, 28 July 2012 (UTC)
I started a discussion about the category at Commons:Categories_for_discussion/2012/07/Category:Residential_buildings Ghouston (talk) 00:48, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

WLMCA

I anwered by email couple days ago... did you received it ? Benoit Rochon (talk) 21:54, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

I just answered a couple minutes ago on your email. Benoit Rochon (talk) 22:54, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

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Hello Skeezix1000,

I just received that email, and maybe you would be interrested to answer their 6 questions. Benoit Rochon (talk) 02:22, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Dear Wiki Loves Monuments organizers,
We are a group of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We are interested in the impact of copyright free media on a variety of different industries. In my current project our team is studying the impact that Wikipedia Loves Monuments and other similar projects that make free images of geographic places are having on our society. With a view to better understanding how such projects work and how exactly they achieve their objectives. We are interested in interviewing certain key Wikipedians that make such projects possible.
I am writing this email to see if you would be willing to be interviewed to guide us in conducting in our research. I am including a link to a Google form with 6 (short) questions about WLM. Your replies would be invaluable in helping us understand how free media is transforming one important sector of our economy – tourism, and helping people discover new monuments and places of interest.
You can find the interview questions here : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFUtZ0x2ejVMZHFFWmdZWUNMcG9wM0E6MQ
Thank you again for reading this email and looking forward to receiving your replies.
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Fungus Guy (talk) 08:23, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

CB Fry

Regarding the comments you made at the deletion request for the CB Fry picture, you twice mention 1942 for UK law. Copyright is really not my speciality, so I was wondering what the significance for that date was. My understanding of UK law is that copyright ceases 70 years after the death of the author, and that the year of publication only becomes important if the author cannot be ascertained after reasonable enquiry. I also understood that images, to be PD-US had to have been PD-UK in 1996. Even if the latter is not the case, the CB Fry image is troublesome, in my view, as the author may very well have been alive until quite recently, which would mean the image is still in copyright. This is why the publication date, and place of first publication, becomes important as it may allow the identification of the original author. Sarastro1 (talk) 22:11, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

File:FOOD building sign.jpg

Hi Skeezix1000,

You've added category:food to that file, using HotCat. category "food" is a main category, so shouldn't be added to files but only to categories. I'm removing the category from this file (I've replaced it with other, more specific, category). Best regards, Gveret Tered (talk) 07:23, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Skeezix1000,

Thanks for your answer on my talk page. I realize you wanted to continue discussing it on the file's talk page, but please see the latest revision, I think it's more accurate now. what do you think about it? Best regards, Gveret Tered (talk) 10:02, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi again :-)

Yes, category:food of Canada is excellent, I added Category:Food Building to it (the file we're talking about is also categorized in Category:Food Building). Is this O.K.? Gveret Tered (talk) 13:48, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

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Maison Wilfrid-Laurier Museum

Rather than open it for discussion, I thought I would just message. :) I feel this page would be better off as simply Category:Maison Wilfrid-Laurier or perhaps with 'musée', but combining 'maison' with 'museum' seems somewhat off (though I definitely prefer 'maison Wilfrid-Laurier' over 'Wilfrid Laurier House'). Fungus Guy (talk) 05:46, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

I'm not fussed. I based that name on something, but I can't recall at this time what it was. Whatever you prefer. Just note that the Musée Laurier seems to be bigger than just the Maison Laurier, and includes the post office and two other houses. It might require a new parent category. I added the post office back to the Laurier category for now, just so we don't lose track of the issue. Thanks for the heads up. Cheers. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 19:49, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
Good thing I raised this issue with you, I was unaware that the musée was more than the house. After checking their website, I moved all maison pics to Category:Maison Wilfrid-Laurier, and made a parent cat, Category:Musée Laurier. Thanks for your help! Fungus Guy (talk) 01:41, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Category:Dominion_Public_Building

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Fungus Guy (talk) 08:32, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

The problem of Boston Massachusetts versus Massachusetts

Hello to you too. I replied to your message, expressing surprise at receiving it, and outlining the problem. I suggested we find a solution, stating some solutions. I will reply to this issue on my discussion page, despite what I said about discussions. This discussion on a Commons cat problem is necessary.Botteville (talk) 02:37, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

File:Waterloo ontario school house.jpg

Hi Skeezix1000, you added a "Missing permission" template to File:Waterloo ontario school house.jpg. This was absolutly correct based on the information you had at this time.

You could not know that the original upload was made by the photographer because the first revisions were deleted in 2006 by User:Stahlkocher due to privacy reason. With the current software version I was able to restore the original revisions and suppres the relevant bits in my function as Oversighter, see the log.

So I have reverted your "Missing permission" template and updated the information template. I think it is now OK and ask you for a short review. Thanks. Raymond 16:14, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

That's fantastic. I was about to add some detail to the description when I sadly realized that the photographer wasn't the uploader. Thanks for that. Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:24, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Category:299 Queen Street West

Hello! I was wondering how you would feel if I were to move this category to Category:CHUM-City Building. Cheers Fungus Guy (talk) 09:23, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi, there. The problem is that it hasn't been called the CHUM-City Building in years. In particular, CityTV is now owned by a different company and is located in another part of town. Hope that helps. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:34, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Guess it's been a few years since I've been to Toronto, I did not know that. The only other name I would have suggested was Category:Wesley Building, but since it's had several names/renovations/owners since then, it's probably not a good idea. Thanks for the input! Fungus Guy (talk) 19:35, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
I miss the CHUM-City name. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 20:26, 16 November 2012 (UTC)