User talk:Auntof6

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Auntof6!

Rd232 (talk) 14:29, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Tu passas-te? ;-)[edit]

Now this is unexpected. I’d revert it if it had been done by pretty much anyone else, but was this an oversight on your part? Or it’s something I’m failing to grasp? -- Tuválkin 05:59, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

@Tuvalkin: It was already in Category:Cities in Portugal by name. In fact, there were about 50 or so named cities under Category:Cities in Portugal: I moved them all to Category:Cities in Portugal by name, which probably just had the effect of removing them from the parent category if they were already in both. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:16, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Ah, there! So that’s what I was overlooking — thank you! -- Tuválkin 07:27, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Night in Iran by city[edit]

Hello. Thank you for modifying classes.
Do you have this access to create Category (Night In Qom)?
I have many photos related to this category.
I've translated this text with google.
I'm sorry if it's not clear. (Mostafa Meraji 12:59, 28 January 2018 (UTC))
I have many photos with the theme (night in Qom)

Thank you if it is possible to create this category.
(Mostafa Meraji 12:59, 28 January 2018 (UTC))


Are you sure it's a font/typeface? It is text intended as artwork, and hand drawn by an artist. The image is meant to be seen as a "whole unit", and not broken into letters for recombination/reproduction. Senator2029 ➔ “Talk” 08:24, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

OK, you're right. I apologize: I missed the fact that it was hand-drawn. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:26, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

please see[edit] Thx Hystrix (talk) 16:08, 10 February 2018 (UTC) Könntest Du mir bitte Deine heutigen Änderungen erklären. Hystrix (talk) 16:32, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Too tired[edit]

Hi, Auntof. Can I ask you some help? Category:Alumni of Turkish Naval War Academy (created last month) is naturally a duplication of Category:Alumni of the Turkish Naval Academy (created in 2012). Can you try to correct some of the many mistakes around the Turkish Navy, like this categorization, as I saw you doing something like that just yesterday? For example, a structural mistake is to assume that Turkish Navy and The Turkish Naval Forces are the same thing. In Turkey we have a Commander (Commander-in-Chief) of the Turkish Naval Forces (Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanı) and a Commander of the Navy (Donanma Komutanı). The latter is a subordinate of the former and the two commanders' offices are in different cities. (Turkish VP has an article for each, namely "Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri" and "Donanma Komutanlığı", one of its subdivisions.) Indeed lately we have had many more confusions in the area concerning the Turkish Armed Forces, but of course I don't "own" the Commons and cannot impose anything to other users. Maybe it will be better for me to stay away from this area for some time, but I'm afraid in the future again it will have to be me who will feel a responsibility to clean up the pile of mistakes, in case I'm still around. Anyhow, if you wish to help Commons there you are, I personally do not need any. Nor give me advices please, simply forget this if you so wish. --E4024 (talk) 14:14, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

What kind of help would you like? I'm not qualified to determine which part of the Turkish armed forces apply to a given file or category. I think I was just fixing what I thought were duplicate categories. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:34, 15 February 2018 (UTC)


I'm slowly getting through the NY categories adding (state). I'm coming across a few titles that make me feel uneasy like Category:Railway museums in New York (state) or Category:Automobiles in New York. The first is not US English, the second is. In both cases: Automobiles in NY looks fine, Railway museums in NY looks bonkers. The equivalent categories for the UK have similar titles, but are the opposite way round in terms of appearance.

I think Commons should let go of that standardisation. Neutral, if awkward, terms may exist (Rail transport museums) that can be used at global level, but the regional ones should use appropriate regional terms. As for automobiles, why the hell don't we just use car?--Nilfanion (talk) 07:44, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

@Nilfanion: What's wrong with "Railway museums" for US English? Is it because the US uses "railroad" more? There are other categories where subcats use regional terms (gas stations under petrol stations, streetcars under trams), so I don't see a problem with using "railroad" here (if that's what you were thinking).
As far as "automobiles" and why we don't use "car", maybe it's because "car" is somewhat ambiguous (it can also mean a train car or streetcar, at least in the US). I don't know, though: I've gotten so used to the more international terminology in various areas that it all makes sense to me. If you really want to find out why we don't use "car", just name a category that way and see who objects! --Auntof6 (talk) 08:38, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
It seems better to use the regional variants for regional topics. For the US, while railroad is obviously more recognised term, railway probably isn't too bad. In the UK, railroad would look ridiculous.
At the more mundane level, when US and UK use -er and -re endings respectively (like for center/centre), the categories should match regional usage not each other. There will be hundreds of those of course.
Car vs automobile, yeah car is more ambiguous. But Category:Cars when already points to automobiles and someone uploading a car which isn't an automobile will know its not just a "car"...
I'm asking your opinion here, rather than going to CFD, because we know how deserted CFD is.--Nilfanion (talk) 08:51, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
  • (talk page stalker) «It seems better to use the regional variants for regional topics.» It does? What about categories about regions where English is not spoken? It’s unpleaseant to witness that, while all of us non-English speakers are more or less happy to defer to English for the common good, you guys cannot agree on detail matters such as this (still waiting for you decision about grey/gray, b.t.w.). Of course standardisation (or standardization) is the only way to go. That’s what we do here in Commons: We standardize: Let’s do it. -- Tuválkin 11:19, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Using petrol stations in Germany for the sake of standardisation is more logical than using petrol stations in the United States. For Germany - Its not wrong in the local language, its in a different language. The best sort of standardisation is to find neutral terms on ENGVAR (aircraft not airplane, not aeroplane). eg Filling station works instead of gas station or petrol station. With things like spelling, ENGVAR would say the global (and all non-English locations) should adopt the same spelling as one of the two variants. But that does NOT mean imposing the "wrong" spelling on the area it isn't used.--Nilfanion (talk) 11:27, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Profil zaufany logo.svg[edit]

@Auntof6: - could you shortly explain why do you removed Category:Government of Poland or renamed it to something similar in Commons standards, please? This is government country level - not regional or city level. I'am asking only :) My explanations you will see at the discussion page of this item. --Jasc PL (talk) 12:04, 21 February 2018 (UTC)--Jasc PL (talk) 16:00, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

@Jasc PL: Certainly.
Let me know if you would like any more information. --Auntof6 (talk) 12:20, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
@Auntof6: Thanks for your explanations - I'am completely satisfied :), but... I need now and will need help. 80% of my time I spent in Wikidata, 15% in Polish Wikipedia, so for I'am unable to starting 3'rd project now and learn all necessary docs in Commons. Simply, I need Commons for WD items editions, and if media I need don't exist I must upload them. Now I will try to upload a set of Raspberry Pi logos, the next will be various Pi model images - full descriptions I will make later, but I'am unable to properly categorized and licensed (CC BY-SA (attribution and share-alike)) them. Could you help me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jasc PL (talk • contribs) 13:11, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
Once more: can I create subgallery in gallery eg.: print size > color | mono > black | grey | white ? --Jasc PL (talk) 15:09, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
Sooo... all (48) files are uploaded, properly marked (I hope) and visible on the Category:Raspberry Pi logo page, but... I have no idea what content should be in category page "Raspberry Pi logo" I have created, how to link it with proper hierarchy and why it's not visible in main category page Category:Raspberry Pi. By the way, I think that it will be a good idea to rename "Raspberry Pi logo" to "Raspberry Pi logos"
So for nothing is external linked (category, gallery) - I will link only some logos to Wikidata --Jasc PL (talk) 18:03, 22 February 2018 (UTC)


Re [1] - I came across {{metacat}} yesterday, and it seemed appropriate here, since the category only contains other categories, and ideally should be empty with unidentified ones at Category:Radio telescopes. So that seemed to follow Commons:Naming_categories#Categories_by_CRITERION. But I'm clearly missing something, can you point me in the right direction please? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 10:59, 22 February 2018 (UTC)