User talk:Aymatth2

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FoP links[edit]

Hi Aymatth2,
I reverted your edit because thousands of active links like these (and even these) turned dead. Sealle (talk) 21:02, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

@Sealle: Thanks - My mistake. I should have anticipated that. There is no urgency to get rid of this list, particularly when there is a deletion discussion about the per-continent lists that would replace it. Would you see a problem if the only links left were from archived pages? Aymatth2 (talk) 00:02, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
Well, if I understood your question correctly, I’m pretty sure that links of the form COM:FOP#Australia will continue to be created on talkpages by virtue of habit. Beyond that, I find it convenient to compare the peculiarities of different countries’ legislation on the same page. Sealle (talk) 08:26, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
@Sealle: I can see value in comparing the countries, but the main COM:FOP is getting a bit big, at 1,332,639 bytes out of a maximum allowed 2,097,152 bytes. It will have to be broken up at some point. The five regional pages like COM:FOP/Africa are smaller, load faster, and also show countries that do not have FOP rules defined. At some point we should think about moving to them. Habits are hard to break. I can make shortcuts like COM:Australia#FOP and change all active links over to them. Maybe with time people will get used to them. Thoughts? Aymatth2 (talk) 13:17, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
I suppose, this issue is worth discussing with the community at COM:VPP. Sealle (talk) 13:23, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
I can start a discussion there. I will hold off for a couple of weeks though. The consolidation of rules on country-specific pages like COM:Australia is new, and other issues like the broken links to COM:FOP are bound to emerge. Best to see what they are first. Aymatth2 (talk) 13:36, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
@Sealle: I started a discussion at COM:VPP#Split up Freedom of Panorama country list. Before doing so I went through the obvious license templates and pointed them to the country-specific articles, looked at categories etc. But there are still huge numbers of links to entries in the COM:FOP country table. Comments welcome. Don't be polite. Aymatth2 (talk) 00:37, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

It's time to create a navigational template[edit]

First of all, thanks for all your hard work in splitting and researching all the copyright rules per territory, it's a great and noble endeavour. However when I'm on a page I cannot see any navigational templates at the bottom for navigating between countries, did you just forget about it or are you planning on creating one after you're done with all of the hard work in first creating these pages? Maybe listing all countries in one template would overpopulate it, you could split it per continent and then link to the other navigational templates with a "See also" tab, and maybe historical (extinct) territories could also have their own navigational template for places like the Free City of Danzig and Yugoslavia while they could also both be listed at Europe, but that Manchukuo would be listed at "extinct States and territories" and can still be included in the Asia template. Anyhow there are many ways to go about it. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 08:21, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Why did I not think of that? I actually made a template, {{Copyright rules by territory}}, very early in the process, but it did not occur to me to put it at the foot of all the country pages. I don't think it is too big: it can default to state collapsed. I will tidy it up, then go ahead and add it. Thanks - an excellent suggestion. Aymatth2 (talk) 12:10, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
Done. Definitely an improvement. Aymatth2 (talk) 14:37, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I did notice that you had them in earlier drafts. Feel free to add improvements to them as you go, your restructuring is really making it easier to learn what copyright rules apply where. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 15:13, 21 December 2018 (UTC)
I made the template when we were just discussing moving everything to country-specific pages, and put it into COM:CRT and COM:FOP, but did not think to put it in the country pages. It helps pull them all together. Thanks for the suggestion and the feedback. Aymatth2 (talk) 16:45, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Scale bar on "Maps for Free"[edit]

Hallo Aymatth2,

how did you get in the File:Imatong Mountains.png the scale bar in? By hand or is there a function on Maps for free. Regards Peter in s (talk) 13:51, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

  • @Peter in s: that was 7 years ago! It looks to me as though I put it in by hand. I probably matched the map to Google Maps to get the scale and other locations, but that is just a guess. Aymatth2 (talk) 21:38, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Ok, thank you. I just hoped there is an easier way. Peter in s (talk) 02:46, 10 January 2019 (UTC)