User talk:Timeshifter

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My Wikipedia user page is at en:User:Timeshifter.

47,000+ This user has made over 47,000 contributions to Wikimedia projects.
20,000+ This user has made over 20,000 contributions to Commons.

Please note: Here follows an introduction similar to the one that I use on my wikipedia user talk page: To keep the discussion in one thread some comments added here are moved to the user talk page of the author. I reply there. I also watchlist that talk page for awhile in order to note when the user there replies. Harassing comments are also sometimes moved off this talk page. As are inappropriately-applied warning templates, etc.. Sometimes the original author is offended by their own harassing comments, and my reply, on their user talk page. They then remove both from their talk page. I guess the light from their own verbal reflection offends them. One can find removed comments by using the history link on a talk page. Users are allowed to remove anything from their talk pages. See en:WP:TALK and other wikipedia and wikimedia guidelines/policies. Sometimes I remove stuff from my talk page for no particular reason, or for many varied reasons. Removal of comments from my talk page implies nothing. Don't take it personally. Unless I have requested otherwise feel free to leave new messages on my talk page. --Timeshifter

Please upload and catagorize more images. For example:
In the news now and over time. The increase in the number of Israeli settlers in the Palestinian territories:

IsraeliSettlementGrowthLineGraph.png Jewish Land Ownership in Mandatory Palestine, 1947.svg West Bank & Gaza Map 2007 (Settlements).png

With the help of U.S. funding:
US aid to Israel.gif Occupied Palestinian Territories.jpg Palestinian National Authority within Israel, 2013.svg


Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Timeshifter!
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Welcome, Dear Filemover![edit]

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Hi Timeshifter, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

  • Use the CommonsDelinker link in the {{rename}} template to order a bot to replace all ocurrences of the old title with the new one. Or, if there was no rename-request, please use the Move & Replace-tab.
  • Please do not tag redirects as {{speedy}}. Other projects, including those using InstantCommons, might be using the file even though they don't show up in the global usage. Deleting the redirects would break their file references.
  • Please know and follow the file rename guidelines.

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-- Rillke(q?) 17:31, 19 December 2012 (UTC)


Hi Timeshifter, I am sure you will be happy to see this new possibility posting links that allow users to activate gadgets without having to visit our cluttered gadget page. Example:


Activate the Geotoolbox gadget now!

|message=Note the tiny box in the right, if the gadget is already activated.

gives Note the tiny box in the right, if the gadget is already activated.

I know you notified me about category redirects but I better don't touch this because some admins here have very strong opinions regarding them and I don't work a lot with the category-system at all. -- Rillke(q?) 22:42, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Interesting and useful. --Timeshifter (talk) 15:22, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Note to self:
MediaWiki:Gadget-search-new-tab --Timeshifter (talk) 02:10, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Small fix[edit]

Hi Timeshifter. I removed this TOC tag you added: here. It was cancelling out the contents display of the whole Commons:Deletion requests/2012/12 page, and bringing those contents down to December 14 @ Template:Dont remove warnings - discussion 2. No biggie, just thought I'd let you know why I removed it. INeverCry 19:11, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

I moved a discussion[edit]

Hi, I moved your discussion to Commons:Village Pump#Anyone else have problem with opening user pages in Firefox? hope that is ok, it gets a better audience there, and it's not really just admins effected. Feel free to reverse it, I was just trying to help.

Hey, that is incredible, the graphic for spending at the top of the page. I don't mind making graphics and if it is a human rights thing I'd love to help. Did you know that more than half of the detainees at gitmo being tortured have already been cleared for release by the whole US gov ? weird, they keep them, torture them, even though they have cleared them for release as people not of interest. Penyulap 07:38, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Replying here since I can not see your user talk page. Thanks for moving my comment to a better location. I assume you are talking about File:US criminal justice cost timeline.gif. That chart came from the government. Can always use more charts. So thanks for the offer. I haven't been keeping up with Gitmo. Much deeper levels of fascism are occurring in the US. For example; see the charts here:
Click on the green telephone for my talkpage. I think that the war on drugs is one half just business same as military killing people for money, and half a war between black and white people. That civil war, it kills more people in the US than the whole England Vs Ireland civil war, the Irish republican army and bombings and so on. Penyulap 09:03, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
I am going to use that line: "and half a war between black and white people. That civil war, it kills more people in the US than the whole England Vs Ireland civil war, the Irish republican army and bombings and so on." The Drug War is an extension of the w:Southern Strategy (based on racism) of the w:U.S. Republican Party that was started by w:Richard Nixon, who also started the w:War on Drugs.
I see your talk page link. I just can't access the page. I click the link, and nothing shows up. --Timeshifter (talk) 09:34, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
That is strange, I can see it sometimes on my talkpage, that it doesn't want to create the link, but sometimes it does, like on this page, (for me at the moment) that is interesting. User talk:Penyulap is the simple way that should work.
I've heard it said that the reason that the US 'white' regime doesn't want to call it a civil war is because it would attribute too much intelligence to the black man. If the racist doesn't want the black man in the first place, then why does he kidnap them ? but nothing makes sense there. Do you watch RT news ? Russia today news service ? Penyulap 10:29, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
The user page problem occurs with all user pages, not just yours. I watch RT news sometimes. The US is in denial about a lot of things, not just racist enforcement of laws, and racist laws, and a racist drug war. --Timeshifter (talk) 12:06, 21 April 2013 (UTC)


Really like this graph [1]. Is it possible to update? James Heilman, MD (talk) 15:04, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

I totally agree!
Please let us enjoy a more actual version! Face-smile.svg
I think, this would be a nice image for commons!
(... and greatest would be if actualized all few months)
As user of different WPs I've forgotten to ask about how complicated it would be to get such nice statistic-plots for a national WP of own choice?
Jaybear...disc. • 12:59, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
I like that graph a lot too. I did not create it though. It was updated July 23, 2013 (see top right of chart). I uploaded a new version today. Thanks for reminding me!
Plot-of-Editors-(+5/+25/+100)_en-WP (PlotEditorsEN.png) is here:
File:Active editors on English Wikipedia over time.png
There are charts for Wikipedias in many languages here:
In the above-linked page click the chart and trend links by language. They link to pages with timeline charts for anonymous, registered, and bot edits. Feel free to upload some of those charts to the Commons. --Timeshifter (talk) 15:19, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for update and info!
Funny: Only the Klingons are more sedulous in "registerd editing" compared to the Germans! Face-smile.svg
Jaybear...disc. • 20:27, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Gallery pages[edit]

I really like your creating Category:Gallery pages. i am frustrated that really nice galleries, like London or New York City are underutilized by being undercategorized. i see 2 ways to solve this: a category tree for galleries, or placing our better galleries in more root categories than we would otherwise place an image, so that London might be in Category:Cities or Category:Europe, so that more people can see these "visual articles".Mercurywoodrose (talk) 17:32, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Category:Maps of Gaza Strip border crossings[edit]

Do you know it it should be "Maps of the Gaza Strip border crossings", or is it fine without a "the"? Orrlingtalk 19:10, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

It is fine without "the". In fact it sounds wrong to me with "the".
Another possibility might be to change the word order, and use "Maps of border crossings of the Gaza Strip". Then "the" sounds right.
It is one of those weird English things. :)
Category:Gaza Strip border crossings is the parent category. It would sound wrong to me to be titled "The Gaza Strip border crossings", at least as a category name. --Timeshifter (talk) 22:01, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
There's quite a difference between "Category:The Gaza Strip border crossings" (which is obviously wrong) and "Category:Maps of the Gaza Strip border crossings" (>>> a derivative of Maps of the Gaza Strip, which isn't "Maps of Gaza Strip" as you may note) but I got your point and agree with it. Orrlingtalk 09:58, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

(Unindent). "Border crossings of the Gaza Strip" sounds OK too. So for consistency, and to less confuse the many non-native English speakers using the Commons, we could regularize things by using these category names:

  • Category:Maps of the Gaza Strip
  • Category:Border crossings of the Gaza Strip
  • Category:Maps of border crossings of the Gaza Strip

--Timeshifter (talk) 12:18, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Category:Border crossings of the Gaza Strip is cool. But I'd like to point out that I feel Category:Maps of Gaza Strip border crossings (under any title) is an unnecessary category. It's not only the absence of any other "Maps of border crossings"-cat on Commons that makes it too odd, but the fact that all the images currently in the category are maps that illustrate the Strip with virually everything about it (roads, populated places, subdivisions...) and are not focusing on examination of (particularly) crossing points. Any such file wouldn't be more "Maps of Gaza Strip border crossings" than "Road maps of the Gaza Strip" or any other mapping feature. So I believe the category is not warranted and is sueprfluous. Orrlingtalk 13:10, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
OK. If there aren't any maps focused on just the border crossings then it is fine by me to delete the category. --Timeshifter (talk) 15:12, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Orrlingtalk 21:33, 2 February 2014 (UTC)


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Micione (talk) 20:34, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Template:Cat see also[edit]

Hello Timeshifter. I noticed your discussion here. Your discussion probably landed there by error. I suggest that you move your discussion to Template talk:Cat see also and replace it with a redirect to Template talk:Cat see also. Thus, your discussion would have (more) visibility. Usually, we discuss on the template's talk page, and the doc's talk page is just a redirect to the template's talk page. Cheers, --Nnemo (talk) 11:30, 18 May 2014 (UTC)