User talk:Achim Hering

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Resolution[edit]

Do you happen to have a higher resolution image of your image Bad Taste.jpg? This really is not such a good and funny picture with such a resolution, and I think that if we cannot find one, we shall either have to move the picture down so it does not ugly the article, or completely delete it. Learn a bit from these images:

A short haired chihuahua.
A short haired chihuahua.

- WebberTakito (talk)

I see what you mean. I took this with a max setting on a webcam, so I have nothing with higher resolution, I could see about taking it with a proper cam though. I already thought about that too. Actually though, it's really only used on thumbs, and looks OK for that, just to get the point across. I'll see about getting the pic taken with a better camera. --Achim Hering (talk) 02:57, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Actually, the image is at the top of a page on taste (or something like that, I can't remember) and the size is pretty large there! Thank you for cooperating, and I look forward to seeing that image (the first one made me laugh). --WebberTakito (talk) 21:06, 24 June 2008 (UTC)


It's a moot point because someone removed it, calling it vandalism and self-promotion, though I hardly think it's flattering. Anyway, the few emotion type pix I uploaded are still in the appropriate categories on commons but none are in the articles anymore and I was not about to pick a fight with whoever considers those articles to be his or her turf. I also get picky about stuff people do to passive fire protection articles. Still, the pix are up and nothing is preventing you from setting them as rotating wallpaper on your desktop, or hiring a sign shop to get them done up as truck lettering to adhere to your car, or framed pix on top of your mantle or in the loo, graphics icing on your wedding anniversary cake, etc. I won't mind. :-) And I'm glad it gave you a chuckle. I know some people who thought it was quite funny. Nobody thought it was self-promotion though around here... --Achim Hering (talk) 22:07, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Papermills[edit]

Hello, I see you adding category:Paper to several images. A good action. But it is possible to just add category:Paper as a upper category to category:pulp and paper mills and to uncharge the category:Paper from pictures of factories, mills apaper making machines. Will you look after that first. Good luck categorizing. Havang 07:26, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

I answered you at my discussion page.Havang 09:46, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

About Commons[edit]

Hello, you did a nice job with paper and fire stop articles at the english wikipedia and good résumés at the german. Your pages on commons are nice too. I have hesitated whether I should make a comment. Please, do not change your pages after reading this. Be aware that commons is the archive for pictures, also called items. Making a gallery out of a group of pictures is however allowed. But the legends at the pictures should not make it an article like on the (en, de, etc) wikipedia's. Also, there is preference to put the legend text within the single picture page at the entry description and to relate pictures not by making a page but by making a category, which allows easier searching.

For interwiki links, one does not use the [http....] line but use [[ ]] and put first the wikipedia country abbreviation, en, de, nl, fr etc. So: en:User:AHering , de:User:AHering. Look into Editing pages and imitate formats etc.

By the way, I am not an expert on commons, but wikipedians learn from each other. Because I made to much mistakes, I just started some three weeks ago studiing how to categorize better. I learned much about commons from User:Juiced lemon. and from fr:Utilisateur:Jeroen at the french wikipédia. So will you. Good luck. Havang 17:01, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Captions[edit]

Any chance we can talk you out of captioning your uploaded photos within the images themselves? There's plenty of room to comment on them in their file pages and on whatever articles you link to them to, and having all that text reduces their use for other wiki articles you may not have considered their placement on when writing your captions. 71.168.215.11 07:24, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikimedia captions policy is indeed to not put captions in pictures. If you have the same pictures without captions you should reupload them without captions and add a description texte in the upload template. Sorry, I know, that's a lot of double work. Havang 18:25, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
OK guys, I get the message. I'll see what I can do. I only have so much time and am usually taking my Wiki time out of sleep to the chagrin of my better half who has no sense of humour where it comes to these things. So please be patient with me. Newer ones won't have it, the other stuff I will have to fill in as I have time. And thanks for pointing it out! --Achim Hering 02:08, 3 October 2007 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you about this, but I was wondering which control room the photo Control_room_cabinets.jpg was taken in. Is it also from the Point Tupper coal power plant? Great photo by the way, it really adds context to the area of refuge article! --Pmj (talk) 02:55, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Hello. No bother. Thanks for the kind comment. And, yes, that was Pt Tupper before they fixed it. I have no idea what their maintenance has been like since then though. The idea is to make you think that just because you see a nice cabinet, that does not mean that there is an integral fire barrier beneath. It takes deliberate maintenance to keep that firestop operable. --Achim Hering (talk) 16:10, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:West side of nf transit terminal.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for pointing that out. Just an oversight, but fixed now....--Achim Hering 04:11, 9 October 2007 (UTC)


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See the answer on the talk page for the deletion. --Achim Hering 03:42, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

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Karelj 22:19, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

  • The picture is used on the firestop page. See the answer on the deletion request page. --Achim Hering 03:47, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

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Karelj 22:22, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

The picture is unique. It is used on a page. See the response page to this request. --Achim Hering 03:52, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I'd just like to say I'm generally opposed to the deletion of anything that's of reasonable quality on the grounds of usefulness. The Commons is supposed to be a resource for current and future editors. It's very hard for us to guess in advance the range of their decisions and the limits of their creativity. --Simonxag 22:32, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

I could not agree with you more. According to that guy, one picture per topic seemed to be adequate. Maybe in a power point presentation, but in a public repository for media? That's ridiculous. Thanks for your support anyway! --Achim Hering 23:42, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes, and if anything else like these get nominated and I don't catch it within a few days, just let me know. Rocket000 11:44, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Re: Point Tupper Unfirestopped openings pictures[edit]

You're welcome! And thanks for all your contributions! Rocket000 11:40, 28 December 2007 (UTC)


Zapeziernagel[edit]

Your text on my PO: I saw the above-referenced picture, which you had taken and which was transferred to commons. I saw it there under the materials category. The text on the picture is German: Tapeziernagel. Translated, that means wall papering nail. That seems a bit odd. Who uses nails to hold up wallpaper? Is this a joke? Can you tell me what that is about? --24.150.177.211 14 jan 2008 19:08 (CET)

And Y can tell you that you can find the use I made of the nail under: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presenningband and http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luik_(schip) The nail is commonly used on historical inland waterway vessels to make the wooden hatches watertight by gunny band. Hatches on a vessel like http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_Maris_03011455. I assume that Tapeziernagel refers to use for, in German: Tapeten, Teppiche. English: Carpets. That should make sense. As Dutch Kopspijker mains a big headed nail. --Stunteltje 18:29, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Neat! Thanks for that. Now that I saw the pic on the nails themselves, I guess over here we call them finishing nails. I think I have some actually. Fastening carpets to the underlay strips makes sense and those tape ribbons shown on one of your pages, at NL wiki. I had not seen that before either. But the German word Tapeziernagel, does not make sense to me because it does not mention carpets, only wall paper. But I googled it and found out you're right. I guess that's our friends in Moffrika for you :-) There are actually German language jokes about nailing wallpaper on the wall and they go ahead and call a nail that right here: http://www.baumarkt.de/lexikon/Tapeziernagel.htm and here too: http://www.meubelstoffenvoordeel.nl/de/zubehor/nietenundnagel/de-206/ . The Dutch and English terms are better, although perhaps not as humorous :-) --Achim Hering 18:39, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Niagara Lodge[edit]

Hi Achim!

Thanks for your message and apologies for being late in my answer. There were much too many pictures in the main category. In my humble opinion, if some of the pictures of Niagara lodge could/should be in different categories (for instance Image:Niagara lodge 2 caveman flag.jpg must be both in "Niagara lodge" and "masonic flags"), none should be both in the more accurate and the less accurate one. Otherwise, all the pictures of all the subcategories would be in the main category too, making it totaly useless. Just my 2 cents. Sincerely. --Christophe Dioux 21:54, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Okiedokie. I see your point. Sometimes I prefer having multiple categories simply because it makes searches more user-friendly. That's where I'm coming from, although I see your point quite well too. For instance, one of my fire protection pix may show a firestop, but then it may also show a pipe, so it is of interest in the category of piping because people involved with piping must consider items in direct contact with the piping or otherwise they are more likely to become party to building code violations. Then the firestop may be made of a type of caulking. So if you're just looking for pictures on caulking and you find it because it is categorised that way, you now have a window into the world of firestopping, which is a big part of caulking and then you can see why some caulking can be hard and some of it must be really soft so it can elongate to follow the movement of a penetrant. So having things categorised 6 ways to breakfast is a lot of work for the person uploading or categorising and it may seem redundant to the uninitiated who don't know about the topic, but for the person looking for information it makes things really fast and can open his or her eyes to other related information, which is of value to learning. So take the example of this caveman flag. I have no clue what the freemasons are on about with that. I don't know what it means to them. I know they are bigtime into symbolism though. Freemasons must have an interest in this because otherwise they would not surround themselves with it. Then there are those who suspect freemasons of wrongdoing or being of a nefarious character. I take no issue with either side. Whatever gets you through the night I say. But whether you're one of them, or one who is after them, or one who for whatever reason is simply interested in learning about them, cross categorising is helpful in searches because it shortens the length of time to find what you need and increases the likelihood you will come away with a more complete picture, which is what I believe Wiki is all about. So cross categorising I find not so much to be an issue of finding the more accurate category, because all may be right. Where the masons are concerned, I don't know enough to make that determination. One thing I know though, which is that the symbolism is not unique to any lodge. They all use the same logo, just like hockey will have the same rules in each club that plays it. So that's my 2 cents worth. Best, --Achim Hering 13:47, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Firestop pics[edit]

Hi Achim,

Your pictures are overcategorized. If a picture is part of the category "firestops being installed", it doesn't need to be in the category "firestops". Also, to add category "fire" to a picture without actually showing a fire, is too broad of a category. -- P199 03:55, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

With the category "Fire", I agree. That used to be the only category for this stuff, until I learned how to categorise. But you are eliminating good stuff now. For instance, if a pic shows cable tray, then it belongs in that category, even if there is piping in there because it shows both. You can continue, but I will re-instate that which I think is useful. Some of what you did I agree with and left alone. It is but a matter of evolution of dealing with the uploads. You may not realise why certain things are there, unless you work in the trade. Do you? --Achim Hering 04:00, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Category:Firestops - double level category
Category:Cleaning - category too incidental to image
Category:St. Mary's Paper
Category:Corrosion
Category:Cable tray - makes category:electrical_components redundant
Category:Electrical components
Category:Cable
Category:Firestop mortar - makes category:firestops redundant
Category:Concrete block
Category:Operable firestops - makes category:firestops redundant
The purpose of specific categories is to reduce the clutter of images in the upper level broad categories. Don't take it personal if I help out here. -- P199 04:17, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
No no, nothing personal. I agree with some of what you have done but some of it you don't get. Firestopping is a trade with MANY related trades. Many things do overlap there and it is harmful for you to reduce some stuff. I agree with electrical components and cable tray. Cable tray is enough. But operable firestops and firestop mortar and firestops, showing all firestops needs to remain that way, as an example. You have to be able to find all pix with cable trays for instance and all pix with caulking. Some of caulking is firestopping and some of caulking goes around the bathtub. They are not mutually exclusive. Please aks first before we cause a bunch of work for one another that could result in an edit war. I agree that some work is required on my stuff but right now you are doing some damage without being aware of it and with nothing but good intentions I'm sure. If you read the appropriate articles on Wikipedia first, you might see that light. You DID catch some good stuff, but please stop the bleeding and ask first. --Achim Hering 04:24, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
  • As you have seen I am busy with the categories for files. I see a great many of your pictures still categorised as Electrical components. It is asked to diffuse the category. Can I reduce the amount of files over there or will you do it yourself? --Stunteltje (talk) 12:15, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Hi Stuntelje: If all you're doing is deleting that category, I have no issue with it. If you apply the wrong category though, I will correct it or if you delete valid categories from a picture, I'll reach in to fix it. But just getting rid of electrical components, no problem. The reason that is still there is because we did not have the many subcategories a while back. Now that we have cables and cable tray and bus duct, etc. it good practice to remove electrical components from many of the pix. I would do that myself, but I am working round the clock these days and I get in trouble with the missus if I spend too much time on this right now... Best, --Achim Hering (talk) 03:19, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
I made a special remark in de category:Electrical cables to show the importance of Fireproofing. Doing so I can reduce the amount of files shown of fireproofing in this category. I left a number of files, of cource, but the amount will be much less than in category:cable. If I made a bad selection, please correct, but please, do not expand the number here more than five or six or so. --Stunteltje (talk) 08:12, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
No worries. We'll sort it out. --Achim Hering (talk) 03:45, 20 October 2008 (UTC)


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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Achim Hering!

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:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

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]]
[[Category:Comets]]

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 06:02, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Kategorien wurden eingesetzt. --Achim Hering (talk) 01:22, 8 September 2009 (UTC)


File:Unionised_work_responsibilities_poster.jpg[edit]

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Skeezix1000 (talk) 20:58, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

COM:HD[edit]

hier hast du wohl versehentlich eine alte Version der Seite bearbeitet. --Martin H. (talk) 03:52, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Eis_report2.jpg[edit]

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SchuminWeb (Talk) 18:56, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

File tagging File:Eis report2.jpg[edit]

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SchuminWeb (Talk) 23:42, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Wasserzeichen[edit]

Hallo Achim. Hast du keine Möglichkeit, deine Fotos ohne Wasserzeichen hochzuladen? --Leyo 08:25, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

  • Hallo Leyo: Leider Nein, da die Bilder mit Datum und Uhrzeit geschossen wurden.--Achim Hering (talk) 17:56, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Schade. Ändere doch die Einstellung in deiner Kamera, damit dies in Zukunft nicht mehr passiert. --Leyo 19:09, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
In meiner Arbeit brauche ich diese Information auf dem Bild. Daher erinnerre ich mich kaum wenn ich das nicht anhaben soll. Es ist auch so, dass wenn man sich auf diese Anhängseldateien verlässt, die diese Daten enthalten, ist das auf Dauer unzuverlässiug, insbesondere wenn man mit den Dateien arbeitet, wie z.B einen neuen Namen geben anstatt den, die sich die Kamera aussucht, Beschriftung, OCR usw. Alles verändert sich dann und wenn man mit vielen Bildern arbeitet, so wie ich, dann ist das später ein heilloses Durcheinander. Wenn es aber auf dem Bild drauf ist, gibt es keinen Zweifel. Und diese Information ist in meinem Gebrauch von Bilddateien zu 99% der Zeit von höchster Wichtigkeit. Auch wenn es Wikipedianern nicht gefällt, denke ich mir dass es besser ist ein Bild damit zu haben als gar kein Bild zu haben.--Achim Hering (talk) 21:30, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Efflorescence pictures - your watermark tags[edit]

Hi, thanks for the infos. Maybe someone with have the time to remove them. Best regards. Lionel Allorge (talk) 10:54, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Hopefully not. I disagree strongly with this policy.--Achim Hering (talk) 14:18, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

File:Sir adam beck 1 control room.jpg[edit]

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Ariadacapo (talk) 07:39, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello Achim Hering, I am sorry that I have not communicated more about the above file deletion. I am sorry that ultimately this makes one less file in Commons’ repository. Personally I found the file very valuable and interesting (I was about to work on cropping/skewing/repairing it for inclusion in Wikipedia articles). Unfortunately copyright laws do not always make perfect sense and it is best that we do not take risks with them (and risk provoking further infringements when other people re-use the photo). I hope that this will not be a set-back for you and apologize for the rather stern tone of my deletion request. Take care, Ariadacapo (talk) 09:51, 22 December 2013 (UTC)