User talk:Wimpi

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Wimpi!

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:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 06:52, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Canal categories[edit]

Hello. If you wish to add categories by continent or geographic region fine. But do not remove "Category:Canals by country" from categories where that is exactly what it is (eg, as you did [1] or [2]) If the problem is not clear, understand that Panama is not either a country OR in Central America, it is BOTH. Please restore the "Canals by country" to any categories about canals by country from which you have removed them. Thanks. Cheers, Infrogmation (talk) 16:53, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

  • But the problem was that there were so many subcategories in 'Canal by country'. By removing the countries to their continents, it's much easier to find it. --Wimpi (talk) 16:59, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
    • Yes, there are a lot of subcategories to "Canals by country", because there a lot of countries, and lots of them have canals. You had the idea to create categories for canalas by continent-- good, another way for people to find things. Removing them from "Canals by country" at the same time -- bad idea! It does not make them easier to find-- for anyone looking for a country's canals Category:Canals by country it makes it 100% impossible to find. That's not good, understand now? Also note that if you think a category is not useful, don't just remove it from images while leaving the category where it is empty; instead propose it for deletion at Commons:Categories for discussion. However in my opinion I doubt people will agree to destroy "Category:Canals by country", since making subcategories by country is a very accepted way of organizing things here on Commons. Again, please put back all the "Canals by country" which you have removed. Thanks. Infrogmation (talk) 17:27, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
The whole world is organised on Commons "by country" (More than 4000 categories and growing every day): that is the current standard. Moreover, political/administrative organisations don't map very well on continents: there are several countries that have territories on several continents (up to 6 , check en:List of countries spanning more than one continent. Categorisation by continents are just a side categorisation that should have no impact on the by counrty categorisation. --Foroa (talk) 18:24, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
To be precise, we have 13,605 categories organized by country. :) Rocket000 (talk) 08:04, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Files you uploaded may be deleted[edit]

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Bonjour Wimpi. Je vois que tu vides Category:Tributaries of the Meuse River. "Tributaries" signifie "affluent direct", donc je pense que c'est une information plus riche que "bassin". Je remets cette catégorie si tu es d'accord, d'autant plus que les autres rivières de France font cette distinction ("Tributaries of..." appartient bien sûr à "Basin of..."). Cordialement, Jack ma (talk) 16:14, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Comme "Tributaries of the Meuse river" est dans la catégorie "Basin of Meuse river", tout tributaire (affluent direct) fait bien partie du bassin de la Meuse. Comme l'Oise qui se jette dans la Seine, le bassin de l'Oise fait donc partie de celui de la Seine. De plus, l'Oise est un affluent de la Seine. Category:Tributaries of the Seine River est donc dans Category:Seine Basin, comme Category:Oise Basin. Jack ma (talk) 05:38, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
Non Wimpi. Je vois que tu n'as pas bien compris. "Tributaries of the Meuse river" sont les affluents directs de la Meuse. Par exemple, la Chiers se jette directement dans la Meuse. Par contre, un affluent d'un affluent de la Meuse, par exemple un affluent de la Chiers comme le Ton (affluent indirect de la Meuse) ne sera que dans "Meuse Basin" (ou "Chiers basin"), pas dans "Tributaries of the Meuse river". Jack ma (talk) 13:18, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
Ah, ok j'ai compris Smile. Dans ce cas là, oui il faut les mettre comme Tributaries. L'autre solution est de supprimer Tributaries et ne garder que Basin. Je ne sais pas si "Chiers Basin" valait le coup d'être créée... Tout est question d'équilibre: on ne crée des sous-catégories que quand une catégorie devient trop peuplée; s'il y a trop de catégories, tout est trop dispersé. Bonne continuation, Jack ma (talk) 16:24, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Category:Battle of the Netherlands etc[edit]

just because many images we have are from the Bundesarchiv does not make it correct to make the whole history a subcategory of the Category:Bundesarchiv, nor does it give a reason to unnecessarily split up the Bundesarchiv images 'by subject'. The temporary categorization 'by subject', or by location or by time, was resolved with replacing that temporary categories with appropriate topic categories, categories like the Category:Battle of the Netherlands, a category related to an history topic with a relation to location and time. --Martin H. (talk) 12:31, 4 October 2010 (UTC)


Commons-emblem-issue.svg Category:Pier_Christiaanssloot 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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Gouwenaar (talk) 14:15, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Re: English Wikipedia[edit]

Well Wimpi I watched this problem yesterday and yours two are not the only. There're 14 more like this. But don't worry I contacted admins and technical guys. You'll get an answer soon. Thank you.--Pratyya (Hello!) 13:23, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your help! I can't wait to hear from you again. Kind regards, --Wimpi (talk) 17:39, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Well Wimpi, due to a bug or problem to the filemoving tool/script some of the renamed file got missing. Developer and technical guys are working on it. Maybe they'll be able to recover those missing files. Face-smile.svg --Pratyya (Hello!) 13:39, 9 August 2014 (UTC)