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Language tag misuse[edit]

The way in which you add language tags to image description pages doesn't seem to contribute anything of real value to Wikimedia Commons. Churchh 10:25, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

According to Commons:Multilinguality:
When the description is given as parameter to the template, this has the advantage, that the text is surrounded by div-tags specifying a CSS class "description" and a class specifying the language with it ISO 639 code. Users can make statements in their personal CSS file to specify, which languages shall be visible and which not. So, if you speak Yoruba, Sicilian and a little bit English, but have no idea of other languages you could write this in your CSS (particularly useful when there is a great number of specified languages):
How do you propose to use them?
-- 10:40, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Visible language tags only currently make sense when there are ALTERNATIVE TRANSLATIONS of the same information available on an image description page. Where there are no such alternative translations to choose between, visible language tagging doesn't now make sense, and merely clutters the page with distracting bold text which is of no practical use. Churchh 11:11, 14 August 2007 (UTC)


Why did you change the dating of this image from 18th-century to "early 19th century", when the latter is quite definitely not factually true, as you could relatively easily determine by comparing images from the relevant subcategories of Category:19th-century fashion with images from Category:18th-century fashion?? Maybe you should rethink your participation in Wikimedia Commons, since you don't seem to be accomplishing anything very positive that I can see. Two steps I would advise are: 1) Getting a Wikimedia account and logging into it, so that there's an actual name attached to your edits. 2) Confining your editing activities to areas where you really know what you're doing. Churchh 09:43, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Answered. -- 13:20, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Replied to your comments in the location indicated. However, I was quite serious in what I said above -- your edits to Wikipedia seem to mainly consist of fussily tinkering with technical details which you don't necessarily have a full knowledge of, and your edits to the description pages of images that I've been involved with have added nothing of significant positive value that I can see. Also, you'll certainly never build up a reputation as a worthy contributor of content to Wikimedia Commons if you always edit from an anonymous IP account... Churchh 21:55, 30 August 2007 (UTC)