User talk:Billofocham

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Billofocham!

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How to add categories[edit]

Hi Billofocham. The following may be useful to you - Commons:Categories#Categorizing pages. You are including the "parent" category in the "child" category - instead of the other way around. See for an example. Cheers, Mattinbgn (talk) 00:40, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

In your edits to Category:Streets in Brisbane, you're donig it again. Please read the policy Mattinbgn mentioned, especially COM:OVERCAT. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 09:57, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

How to move categories[edit]

Hi, the process for renaming is different at Commons and in Wikipedia. Here, use template:Move. 13:09, 28 April 2015 (UTC)


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For all your work categorizing Category:Photographic material from the Queensland State Archives 99of9 (talk) 04:55, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

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1934 Secession delegation in London[edit]

Sorry, this had nothing whatsoever to do with queensland... please look at the details at the bottom of the page and you will see a link - cheers JarrahTree (talk) 11:07, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Sandgate eventide home[edit]

I notice you have just removed a lot of photos of the Sandgate retirement home from the Sandgate category. Is there any reason for this? Mark Marathon (talk) 07:15, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

I have no idea why you added my talk page to the empty category "Sandgate eventide home". It is puzzling to say the least. If you can not provide an explanation for the removal of Sandgate category from the abovementioned images, I will be adding it back. Cheers. Mark Marathon (talk) 23:12, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Edit. I notice that on that empty category page, you make the claim that "Eventide Home" is an existing sub category of the category "Sandgate, Queensland." If that is the case, it need to be changed. "Eventide" is a generic name for a Protestant nursing home. There are at least 5 Eventides in Queensland alone that I am aware of, and probably more. There are certainly thousands worldwide. There is no possible justification for making Eventide a subcategory of Sandgate. Cheers. Mark Marathon (talk) 23:59, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Sorry Mark. Adding your talk page to "Sandgate eventide home" was entirely accidental; I have now removed it. I am new to this Talk business and find it highly un-intuitive. I was attempting to reply to your question re Eventide Home.
"Eventide Home" is a sub cat. of "Sandgate, Queensland" and the Eventide files that were in Sandgate were also in the sub category. I merely removed the duplication. The files in question date from the 1940s and 50s and all are of the Eventide home at Sandgate. Would a new subcategory of Sandgate, Queensland called "Eventide Home, Sandgate" address your concerns? The Queensland Government state archives have a category of that name. --Billofocham (talk) 03:01, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply, and apologies for my abruptness. I shouldn't post from work when I'm busy. I think we should rename either rename "Eventide Home" to "Eventide Home, Sandgate" or else make "Eventide Home, Sandgate" a subcategory of "Eventide Home". That way if we get pictures of the other eventide homes, they won't automatically become associated with Sandgate. Mark Marathon (talk) 07:20, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
OK. Changes made as follows:

I have created the category "Eventide Homes, Sandgate," moved the Sandgate Eventide files to it, and made it a subcategory of:
Category:Aged care homes in Queensland
Category:Retirement homes in Australia
Category:Sandgate, Queensland
"Aged care ... "and "Retirement homes ..." are on different stems.
Some of the Sandgate Eventide files (not all) were already in the "Retirement homes in Australia" category. It looks as though on Commons the usage "retirement home" is more general than "aged care," so someone with expertise and interest in the area might like to examine the terminology. As far as I can tell these are all of the Eventide homes files on Commons.
One of the files that should have moved to the new subcategory "appears" to be stuck in Eventide Home, so I will leave the matter for the moment. Cheers, --Billofocham (talk) 04:54, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

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