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Kategorier[edit]

Hei Blue Elf, jeg ser du har lastet opp en del som ikke er kategorisert ([1]). Tar du en kikk på Commons:Categories? Jeg puttet f.eks. Image:IMG 1146a - Bø kirke.jpg i Category:Churches of Nordland. Hilsen Kjetil_r 00:10, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Jeg har vært sløv med kategoriseringa ja. Skal skjerpe meg med det. --Blue Elf 17:04, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Fishing boats/ships[edit]

Hi Blue Elf. I notice you have a tag on Category:Fishing boats and Category:Fishing ships, suggesting they be merged. However, you don't seems to have given your reasons for this. In my view, as an editor who writes a lot of the articles on fishing vessels on the English wiki, the merger would not be a good idea. Most fishing vessels are boats, that is, small vessels which are definitely not ships. Similarly, it is not really appropriate to refer to large blue water factory ships as "boats". If the categories are to be changed at all, it would be better if they were both replaced with Category:Fishing vessels. --Geronimo20 (talk) 02:45, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Blue Elf!

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").

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 08:32, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

File:Mývatn11.jpg[edit]

I was working on cleaning up some of the Commons maintenance backlog and came across the above file was just wondering why you placed a No Source {{nsd}} template on the image. The information template has Own Work by uploaded, the image seems full size and has EXIF data. Do you have some reason to believe that the image was not taken by the uploader? Thanks. --Captain-tucker (talk) 16:27, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

I don't remember why I placed the No Source template on it - when I look at it now it seems as strange to me as it did to you. So I have removed the template again. Sorry for that. Blue Elf (talk) 20:04, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
Not a problem and thanks. --Captain-tucker (talk) 20:53, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

File:Romanian Parliament Palace colorfully lit at night.jpg[edit]

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File:Vestfold Holmestrand, Breimyrbakkene (2)Wcr.JPG[edit]

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

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Cc-by-sa-3.0-dk[edit]

Hej! Licensen Cc-by-sa-3.0-dk findes ikke - se http://creativecommons.org/international/dk/. Derfor bør vi ikke have {{Cc-by-sa-3.0-dk}}. Men vi kan derimod godt have en dansk oversættelse. Jeg har derfor slettet skabelonen og kategorien. --MGA73 (talk) 21:58, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Ah, ok. Jeg var visst litt for rask i vendingen der, beklager. Bra du har ryddet opp. Blue Elf (talk) 22:31, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

ski jump[edit]

Hi Blue Elf,

I'm wondering if you can give me any further information on the ski jump picture you posted?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Snowflake_ski_jump_%28January_23,_2010%29.JPG

I've written a novel about ski jumping in the 1930's and I'm wondering how close this is.

Thanks! Rachel from Wisconsin, USA

Hi Rachel. I see you found the photographer, Farmercarlos on English Wikipedia. I think the best I can do, is to point you to the English Wikipedia article about the ski jumping hill, and to the article about it on the site Skisprungschanzen-Archiv (in English). Both of them have coordinates / map reference. I believe Snowflake is the sixth biggest ski jumping hill in the US, after the ski flying hill in Ironwood, Michigan (which isn't used anymore) and the big hills in Iron Mountain (also in Michigan), Park City, Lake Placid and Steamboat Springs. It would be interesting to read your novel! Blue Elf (talk) 21:20, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

File:Frozen Lake Huron- icebreakers and commercial vessels.jpg[edit]

Hello!

Why did you remove Category:Lakers (ships) from the image? --High Contrast (talk) 16:41, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi. I removed it because the ship Canadian Transport was in it, and I thought the ship was already categorized as a laker, so this picture didn't need to have that category as well. It turns out that it wasn't (I should have checked!), but I have now added the laker category to the ship. But you can of course put Category:Lakers (ships) back on for this image. Blue Elf (talk) 17:11, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Oslobilder[edit]

Hei, god jobb du gjør med å overføre bilder fra oslobilder.no! Jeg var inne og tittet litt på siden, men hvordan får du egentlig lastet de ned? Må du putte de i handlekurven og trille den ut? – Danmichaelo (δ) 23:09, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Takk. Jeg laster ned bildene på vanlig måte (høyreklikke, "Lagre bilde som") og lagrer dem på min egen PC. Museet har jo versjoner med høyere oppløsning, men dem må man bestille og betale for. Men den versjonen som ligger på nettet (Oslobilder og/eller Digitalt Museum) med denne lisensen er til fri bruk. Når jeg laster opp, liker jeg det gamle skjemaet best, så da velger jeg "Tilbake til det gamle skjemaet" i opplastingsveiviseren, og deretter "It is from somewhere else".
Jeg hadde plukket ut en god del interessante bilder alt i forrige uke, men jeg så at det kunne bli mange etter hvert, så jeg ville maile Oslo Museum for sikkerhets skyld før jeg tok altfor mange, som jeg skrev på Torget. Nå når svaret er klart og positivt, så kjører jeg i gang og laster opp flere. Blue Elf (talk) 23:26, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
Flott at du sjekket opp, og takk for tipset om siden! Egentlig kunne man jo ønsket seg at institusjoner drevet hovedsaklig på statlig/kommunale tilskudd gjorde full oppløsning tilgjengelig når de først har gjort arbeidet med å klarere rettighetene, men dette er selvfølgelig et stort steg å ta. Oppløsningen på bildene er jo heller slett ikke så værst, og tydeligvis bedre enn før :) Mye interessante bilder – og hele 48 829 med CC-BY-SA! Skal se om jeg får lastet opp litt jeg også etterhvert. – Danmichaelo (δ) 07:55, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Hei igjen, jeg har visst ikke fått lastet opp noe særlig, men har ryddet litt og tenkt litt på hvordan vi kan unngå duplikater fra oslobilder.no etterhvert som det blir mange bilder, og også hvordan vi generelt kan holde oversikt, og har i den forbindelse snekret sammen et verktøy som jeg tror kan være nyttig, basert på sider merket med {{oslobilder}}. Det er ikke alt som virker helt enda (miniatyrbilder for bilder med æøå i filnavnet f.eks.), men prøv det gjerne ut, og si fra hvis du kommer på noe lurt som mangler :) Hvis jeg får tid, kunne jeg også tenkt meg å lage et verktøy for assistert overføring, ála flickr2commons. – Danmichaelo (δ) 16:40, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Kjempebra. Førsteinntrykket er at det fungerer greit og gir en god oversikt. Det er en stund siden jeg lastet opp bilder fra Oslobilder nå, men det kommer nok mer etter hvert. Et verktøy for assistert overføring ville være veldig praktisk hvis du får anledning til å lage det, for selv om det går greit å legge inn det som bør være med når man laster opp bilder fra Oslobilder, så tar det tid å få med alt. Det verktøyet jeg har brukt når jeg har hentet bilder fra Flickr er Flinfo, som jeg synes fungerer veldig bra. Blue Elf (talk) 19:30, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

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Takker for hjelp med kategorisering[edit]

Jeg har en tendens til å være litt sløv med det :-) TommyG (talk) 22:51, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Bare hyggelig. :-) Blue Elf (talk) 23:38, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Forvirra![edit]

Har lastet over File:Gunstein Bakke.jpg og tatt med all info. Fikk noe bot-vrøvl fra en som ikke greide lese source code'n. Kan du se på dette for meg? Noorse (talk) 12:54, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Commons:Valued_image_candidates/Ski_jumping_in_Hampstead_Heath_1950[edit]

Sorry noone's got to this sooner. I've just responded. I think there's an issue with Scope that needs dealt with, however. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:32, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

I came across your reaction here, and opposed your vote as I think this is important documentation of little known skijumping history. I'm by no means an expert, but I've come across these events in USA due to information on Norwegian immigrants. BR Noorse (talk) 18:37, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

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Kyrkje eller kirke[edit]

Hei! Commons er er jo et flerspråklig prosjekt og det er like riktig at en kategori heter kirke som at den heter noe med kyrkje. Jeg ser ikke helt hensikten med forslagene dine. Jeg kommer til å ta det opp på nynorsk-utgaven av WP. Mvh.--Anne-Sophie Ofrim (talk) 19:17, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Jeg synes det kan være naturlig å ha kategorinavn med kyrkje for kirkene i de delene av landet der nynorsk brukes, altså hovedsakelig på Vestlandet. Jeg har ikke tenkt å foreslå flytting av kategorier for de kirkene, eller der det kan være usikkert hva som bør velges. Men det er ikke logisk å bruke kyrkje om kirker i Nord-Norge eller i Vestfold der ingen lokale bruker den formen. Det finnes ingen lokale som snakker om Sortland kyrkje, man sier Sortland kjerke (eller Sortlandskjerka) og skriver Sortland kirke. Vi bør vel holde oss til enten bokmål eller nynorsk, og da er bokmålsformen den eneste som faktisk brukes skriftlig. Tilsvarende gjelder for kirker i mange andre fylker.
Dette med nynorsk og bokmål kan være en utfordring når vi har kategorier med norske navn, og jeg synes vi godt kan foretrekke former som i størst mulig grad fungerer på begge målformene, f.eks. veg selv om jeg egentlig liker vei best. For slikt som kirker blir det vanskeligere. Slik det er nå, er det ikke konsekvent og logisk i det hele tatt. Kirkekategoriene i f.eks. Nordland og Vestfold finnes med navn både på bokmål, nynorsk og engelsk. Det trengs å ryddes opp i. Jeg mener vi bør bruke den norske formen (kirke eller kyrkje) som kirkefolket selv bruker. Blue Elf (talk) 19:56, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Jeg tok det for øvrig opp på Commons-Tinget i april i fjor, men fikk liten respons. Det er fremdeles behov for å få ryddet opp i disse kategorinavnene. Blue Elf (talk) 20:05, 30 January 2013 (UTC) Vil bare legge til at jeg ikke hadde tenkt å starte noen klassisk språkdiskusjon, for de fører nesten aldri til noe konstruktivt. Poenget var å gjøre kategorinavnene logiske og konsekvente. Vi har vel som prinsipp at oppslagsord og kategorinavn skal være på en form som flest mulig forventer å finne dem. Blue Elf (talk) 21:07, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Eg voner at Anne-Sophie då og vil nemne den totale mangelen på respekt for andre sitt valg som Jorunn viste då ho henta bilete frå lokalhistoriewiki.no. Ho døypte om filer frå bokmålsområde i mellom anna Østfold til landsmål, noko som ikkje gjer det lettare å finne att bileta. Eg såg i haust at det framleis ligg merknader på bilete på lokalhistoriewiki.no som seier noko liknande "Jorunn, vennligst respekter mitt målvalg". Eg kan ikkje seie anna enn at Blue Elf gjer vel når han freister å få eit skikkeleg system som og respekterar kyrkjene sine rette namn. Noorse (talk) 20:57, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Til Blue Elf. Jeg har ganske god oversikt over kirkekategoriene her på Commons ettersom jeg bl.a. har laget kategorier og ryddet i mange av bildene som kom inn til WLM sist og første gang det ble arrangert; jeg er derfor klar over at det er mangel på konsistens her. Beklager om jeg virket brå i henvendelsen min, fikk nok litt hakeslepp ved første øyekast. Nei, regner ikke med at du ønsker noen språkstrid og jeg ser jo at hensikten er god i tillegg til at det må ryddes opp i. Du skriver at du har tatt det opp på Commons-Tinget og det så jeg for ikke så lenge siden, jeg var inntil ganske nylig ikke klar over at vi har eget Ting her og det tror jeg gjelder flere av bidragsyterne fra nb og nn.
Til Noorse; det må du nesten ta opp med henne, jeg aner ikke noe om hvem hun er eller hva hun har gjort, har bare sett navnet hennes her på Commons, tror jeg. Mvh.--Anne-Sophie Ofrim (talk) 00:16, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
Jeg aner heller ikke noe om henne, annet enn det jeg viser til mht manglende respekt og hvordan andre reagerer på det. Dermed kan jeg ikke si annet enn at du er hjertelig velkommen til å ta det dersom veiene deres krysses senere. Noorse (talk) 16:41, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

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Fixed. I was just waiting for that mistake to happen... Blue Elf (talk) 17:00, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

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Another photo I had forgotten to put a license on. A stupid mistake, but I have added the license now. Blue Elf (talk) 20:31, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

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Dang, another one. I must have been sleeping when I uploaded these photos. But if nothing else, it shows that it is quite possible even for experienced users to forget the license. Blue Elf (talk) 10:13, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

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Again? Oh dear. Blue Elf (talk) 10:00, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
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You removed Category:Metis (ship, 1956) from File:Cement carrier and cement silos in the Keating Channel, 2013 06 20 -a.JPG. The Metis is the smaller vessel on the right. Geo Swan (talk) 03:11, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Obviously a mistake on my part, sorry for that. I didn't notice that there was another ship in the photo, but if I had checked the Metis category, I would of course have seen what it looked like and that it's actually there. Blue Elf (talk) 11:40, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

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Hurtigruten by location[edit]

Hi Blue Elf; greetings from Switzerland and thanks for your "Hurtigruten by location" categorization, I think that's a really good idea! Just a quick question on how you envision this category... I think there are two possible approaches. Either one could list only ships there which were in Hurtigruten service when the picture was taken, or all Hurtigruten ships, also former ones. For example, when I took File:Nordstjernen-fjordsteam-01.jpg at the Fjordsteam festival in Bergen in August, the Nordstjernen was already no longer a Hurtigruten ship (sold to new owners, renovated in Poland etc. - probably, as you are Norwegian, you know her story). You added her to the "Hurtigruten in Bergen" category, and if we want to follow the second approach, this is fine. However, then we would also have to categorize e.g. appearances of National Geographic Explorer (ship, 1982) (as this is the former Hurtigruten ship Midnatsol / Lyngen), or of Sjøkurs (ship, 1956), the former Ragnvald Jarl in this structure, to be consistent. What do you think? Gestumblindi (talk) 19:20, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

My plan is to only list the ships which were in Hurtigruten service when the photo was taken. I have checked about it for the oldest ships, which may in some cases only have been in Hurtigruten service for a shorter while, but I didn't think of it when I added the categories to the photos of Nordstjernen. Thank you for making me aware of it. I'll probably take those photos out of the "Hurtigruten in Bergen" category, but add a hidden message to them, explaining why those few photos shouldn't be in that category. I should probably also add a short explanation at the top of all the "Hurtigruten by location" categories, explaining that they are only meant for photos from the time when the ships were in Hurtigruten service. Does that sound ok? Blue Elf (talk) 19:34, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes, thanks, sounds like a good approach :-) Gestumblindi (talk) 19:48, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

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Bañaderos[edit]

Hei, skal ikke ñ sorteres sammen med n? Denne endringen gjør at Bañaderos sorteres etter f.eks. Bayard. - mvh 4ing (talk) 19:23, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Tror ñ skal regnes som egen bokstav i sorteringen. Skal ikke tviholde på det, men... Blue Elf (talk) 20:22, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
På norsk skal ñ sortere under n, jfr no:Hjelp:Defaultsort. Det ser ut til at det samme gjelder på engelsk, jfr. en:Wikipedia:SORTKEY#Sort_keys, der også ø skal sorteres under o. - 4ing (talk) 20:46, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

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Excuse my bad english. Thank you very much for your editing in the pictures! I dont knew all the buildings and thinks, who i have photographed. --Ralf Roleček 19:02, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

That's ok. :-) I like categorizing them. I don't know everything there either, but I know some of the buildings and other things fairly well. Don't hesitate to revert edits if you notice that I have made any mistakes. Blue Elf (talk) 19:06, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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Just curious as to why you chose to nominate this particular photo of mine. If you want, I have a list of images to nominate... I expect to be done roughly never! -mattbuck (Talk) 19:44, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

It was mostly accidental, really. Some time ago I noticed the bot-created page User:OgreBot/Watercraft and thought it was a good place to look for new photos of boats and ships, including some that haven't been categorized properly. Your photos (here) of course had the categories they needed, but I liked the two photos of the boat with the tractor. So I decided to nominate the biggest and possibly best of the two. Blue Elf (talk) 16:45, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

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If anyone wonders what I am doing, I am making automated mistakes, undoing them manually, and then making new mistakes. Grrr... Blue Elf (talk) 23:18, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

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Of all strange things I have seen on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, this deletion request must be one of the strangest. Blue Elf (talk) 10:12, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

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OK, this deletion request is stranger... Blue Elf (talk) 21:03, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
For the picture of the Läckö Slott! Aarp65 (talk) 15:47, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

1947[edit]

You uploaded this, dating it 1948

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vidar_Lindboe-Hansen_Arne_Hoel_1022.jpeg

if you take a closer look at the signs, it seems to say "Svenska skidspelen 1947" J 1982 (talk) 09:44, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Well spotted! It seems a little strange, though, because the Svenska skidspelen were in Östersund in 1948, like the source text at Digitalt Museum says. So I wonder, could the photo actually be from Svenska skidspelen in Sundsvall in 1947, or did they get the year wrong on the sign in 1948? Blue Elf (talk) 14:59, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

church categories[edit]

Did you forget about User talk:FDMS4/archive/2015/II#Torvastad kirke / church? Again, do not change such category names to non-English variants, this is clearly against to-be-followed policy.    FDMS  4    23:52, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Please show me exactly where in the language policy it is stated that church names should be in English. I have now checked what seems to be the actual policy (practice) for church names in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Hungary, Poland. Most church category names seem to be in English in Finland, Russia, Hungary, Poland. Church names of Spain seem to vary, some are in English, some in Spanish. For Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Italy, France, most church names seem to be in these countries' local languages. I have only looked into it quickly now, so I can't give any proper statistics about it, but this is how it looks to me.
The standard practice for naming of categories for things like roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings in Norway is also to keep them in Norwegian. Of course, always category names like "Bridges in XXX" or "Sports venues in YYY", but the actual name, in Norwegian, for the category for each object.
If the category naming policy for things in Norway needs to be changed, then it also needs to be changed for categories of other countries where the same naming practice is used. I am of course not against standardization, and different languages are among those things that can make it difficult to find what we are looking for on Wikimedia Commons. Maybe it would be wise to change the actual category naming language standard so that English is used absolutely everywhere. But that would be quite a big change, and it should be brought up for principal discussion, rather than trying to force a change for a relatively limited number of categories and keep many other categories of the same kind unchanged. Blue Elf (talk) 23:53, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your detailed response! We have to assume that the two relevant policies, COM:LP and COM:CAT, were created and adapted as a result of community-wide consensus. Both of them apply globally. However, some users did not follow them (or created categories before these policies were written), and later other users (like you) considered the scheme the wrong names followed to be the norm. Often, there were not even a handful of users who have consciously decided to use non-English names. The only way to leave this vicious cycle is to show users that non-English category names are not the norm, by having at least some English object category names. I have manually renamed (and updated sortkeys and Commonscat links from other projects) "selected" categories of Austrian train stations for ~1,5 years now, and despite still being far from having given all categories English names, I don't remember anyone having voiced substantial objections so far. (On a side note, unlike German or Austrian churches, the English and local category names of Norwegian churches fortunately both start with the name of the respective church.)    FDMS  4    03:32, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

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Fortepan[edit]

Hi, can you give me some help how to upload pictures from fortepan.hu easily? I mean is there some tool as for Flickr? Thanks for any advice. --RomanM82 (talk) 20:38, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi. Unfortunately I don't know of a tool for it. When I upload pictures from Fortepan to Commons, I copy the file description from a similar picture and then fill in the right description, year, categories and so on. It is easy to make mistakes that way, but I try to be careful and check after I have uploaded the picture, so I can correct the mistakes if I have made any. Blue Elf (talk) 22:31, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Ikke fredet bygninger[edit]

Vennligst se på tinget, takk --Sjokolade (talk) 16:15, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Aha. Dette med status for kulturminner er litt uklart for meg, derfor har jeg ikke gjort noe spesielt med de ulike "Cultural heritage"-kategoriene. Kanskje det bare er fordi jeg ikke har satt meg spesielt inn i det. Jeg har ikke noen spesiell mening om det du tar opp, dessverre, men hvis du finner ut noe lurt, så har jeg slett ikke noe imot om du flytter eller justerer litt på kategoriene det gjelder. Blue Elf (talk) 16:23, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
ok :) har en fin dag --Sjokolade (talk) 18:56, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

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Category:Østfold[edit]

Hello Blue Elf, what is the aim of these [2] [3] changes? --Hydro (talk) 20:17, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

There is no consensus that names beginning with Ø should be sorted under O. Blue Elf (talk) 20:24, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
My first reply to you was both too sharp and too short. Sorry for that. Also sorry for taking this long to reply properly.
After this issue came up, I tried to look for a guideline about sorting and alphabetization, but I couldn't find anything. The best I could find was this help page, where it says: "The sort key system should be obvious, otherwise the order seems random and items are hard to find." But what is obvious, then, isn't necessarily... well, obvious.
I suppose a lot boils down to what language we speak and are used to. The main language on Commons is English, which is natural and makes sense. But that doesn't mean that all such preferences need to follow those of (most of) the people with English as their first language. In practice, it doesn't.
I see that you have set this kind of defaultsort on several categories starting with the letters Ø, Ö and Å. I'll avoid the issue from now on (I know better than to get involved in edit wars), but I'll still argue that there is no consensus for this, and that it makes the sorting unpredictable and confusing. In general, I think we should be careful not to overdo defaultsort or sort keys, except in obvious cases like sorting categories for people on last names and so on. Blue Elf (talk) 11:41, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

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Flere norske skisportsutøvere[edit]

Hei Blue Elf. Ser at Bruker:Materialscientist (listfiles) har lastet opp flere bilder fra digitalt museum av flere skisportsutøvere både norske og utenlandske. Er dette noe du vil ta deg av for innlegging av bilde og kategori på wikidata slik at bilde dukker opp i en wikidata-henterbilde infoboks på NO:WP. Jeg har fikset noen skøyteløpere som han lastet opp. I tillegg lastet han også opp en del boksere og brytere også fra digitalt museum ? Med vennlig hilsen Migrant (talk) 15:22, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Beklager at jeg ikke har svart deg før. Det kan hende at jeg pusler litt på Wikidata senere, men akkurat nå konsentrerer jeg meg mest om Commons. Blue Elf (talk) 10:14, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

IMO-nummer[edit]

Hei, jeg ser du har lagt inn IMO-nummer på Category:Roald Amundsen (ship, 1904). Hvor har du funnet dette nummeret? IMO-nummer ble innført på 1960-tallet, lenge etter at «Roald Amundsen» ble hugget. Jeg vet at Miramar Ship Index har operert med fiktive IMO-numre, muligens for å koble sammen ulike navn på et skip. - 4ing (talk) 10:04, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Hei. Jeg fant nummeret i Skipshistorie, der det står under "Off.no". Jeg stusset også på det, for jeg er jo klar over at IMO-numrene ble innført senere. Ta det gjerne ut igjen, så skal jeg være mer kritisk til numrene som er oppgitt på det nettstedet heretter. Blue Elf (talk) 10:12, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
Takk, jeg fant det også der etter å ha lett litt rundt. Vanskelig å vite hva de mener med "Off.no", men jeg ser for nyere fartøy at det spesifieres "IMO no". Da fjerner jeg nummeret. Commons håndterer uansett skifte av fartøynavn ved å kategorisere eldre navn under nyeste navn i de tilfelle IMO-nummer ikke eksisterer. - 4ing (talk) 10:33, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
  • Another item on IMO numbers, for your information: I categorise ships with IMO numbers always by name as Category:Ships built in a certain country and by IMO number as Ships built at a certain shipyard. It has the advantage that in the IMO category for a shipyard only 1 built ship is mentioned, by that IMO number with different names. That is why I moved ships you already categorised by shipyard. It has another advantage, but less important: Categories by shipname direct always to the countries where the ships have been built, even when the yard not is given. --Stunteltje (talk) 08:27, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
I see your point. It makes sense to connect the categories for ships by shipyard or ships built in X country to the IMO number, which is unique for each ship, and not to the ship names. The reason why I hadn't done it like that, is that I think the IMO numbers in the categories look quite "anonymous" - a name says more than just a number. I've had to think through this again today and get used to the idea, but I'll start doing it the way you prefer it from now on. Blue Elf (talk) 16:45, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
By the way, I am considering categorizing ships by their home port (port of registration). There hasn't been a lot of that so far, only for a few countries. I have no better reason for it, I suppose, than that it can be an interesting way of grouping the ships, when that information is available. Do you think that sounds okay, or would it be rather pointless? Blue Elf (talk) 16:56, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Very good to add the home port categories. I did it for some Category:Ships registered in Rotterdam. It takes a lot of extra work for many ships to find the place of registration and the maintenance, that's all. I'll support it by adding more ship categories that way myself. --Stunteltje (talk) 06:06, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

categories for ships by home port[edit]

Hi, Blue Elf. When you place the metacat template for a category for ships by home port (for example, Category:Ships of Italy by home port), please use "home port" for the sort criterion instead of just "port". The documentation for Template:MetaCat explains this more. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:18, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

Understood. I had just copied the metacat template that 4ing had put in one of the other categories, I hadn't thought of that. I'll remember the "home port" in there from now on. Blue Elf (talk) 08:52, 30 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Earlier I checked all the ones that existed at that time and changed the ones that needed it. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:41, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Category:Rheinland (ship, 1964)[edit]

Please have a check at the bow of the ship for her name. Then you will understand why I chose to categorise her with M/S. I alway use the name that has been painted on the ship. --Stunteltje (talk) 20:42, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Fair enough. I saw that, but I also saw that the M/S part was not included at the stern of the ship. But you can change the category name back, of course. Blue Elf (talk) 20:50, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
Did not realise that. We'll keep the category as it is now. Thanks. --Stunteltje (talk) 21:02, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
No problem. Both you and I could be right here. And I could have kept my fingers off it anyway. Blue Elf (talk) 21:05, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

IMO 8871297 (international)[edit]

Hi, Blue Elf. Please use for ships category name maritime English letters only! No multi-culti please, thanks,--PjotrMahh1 (talk) 13:37, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Well, "multi-culti" is what Wikimedia Commons is about, and we should use the correct spelling of names. Blue Elf (talk) 13:52, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
The category name follows the official policy described on Commons:Categories: Particular individual object (a specific person, building, monument, artwork, organization, event etc.) uses a singular form usually (but not always). Proper nouns which do not have an established English variant are not translated ad hoc but use the original form – Latin alphabets are used in original form including diacritics and derived letters, non-Latin alphabets are transcribed to the English Latin script. In this specific case, the ship name includes a diacritic letter, but it is written in the Latin alphabet. See also User_talk:4ing#SKANDI_ACU. - 4ing (talk) 14:13, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
For a couple of names of Japanese ship names I used an ō, which I am not absolutely certain that English transcription of Japanese uses. I'll avoid that if it turns out that I made a mistake there. And my knowledge of Latvian spelling is next to nothing. Some such letters in place names can be avoided because different name forms are used in English, like Munich for München or Copenhagen for København. I do use the English forms when I am aware of them and they seem to be used elsewhere on Commons. But avoiding letters like æ, ø, å, ä, ö completely isn't possible. For instance, the Norwegian town Tønsberg is called just that, not Tonsberg or Toensberg - and so on. Blue Elf (talk) 14:18, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
  • You don't understand me. Category:Liepāja (city) or Category:Krišjāņa Barona iela (Riga) is o.k. if you want. But I told you: Please use for ships category name maritime English letters only! Like here LIEPAJA and in international data base, this is an official name for international shipping, do not use the originally はやしお型潜水艦 (ship, 20xx) or Åǔŕųŵø (ship, 20xx), please avoid det (that), regards,--PjotrMahh1 (talk) 16:38, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
Liepaja Riga Sign Riga 8 July 2016.jpg
I could be wrong (that is always possible, of course), but I believe the official name is painted on the ship, and not necessarily to be found in one of many databases that may or may not be absolutely correct. Also, take a look at the picture on the page you linked to. Blue Elf (talk) 17:05, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
    • Well, all right. The “File:Liepaja Riga Sign Riga 8 July 2016.jpg” is my file (own work), with description en : Sign ‘ Liepāja Riga’, Riga 8 July 2016, but in the file name and in the category name I avoid Non-English letters. By national registers the names of ships are in the languages of these countries and below the Russian name the name in English like here for example, Category name AKADEMIK SHOKALSKIY. In Poland or in the Baltic provinces of Russia, what was the name of this country? are the same rules. Are you from Poland? Ship Solidarność by Polish register changed to Solidarnosc in Vanuatu Category:Solidarnosc_(ship,_1991). Please do not change the category name!--PjotrMahh1 (talk) 17:49, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
      • Russian Shipping, direct access from Wikimedia denied!--PjotrMahh1 (talk) 17:56, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
I agree a little with you. As well as the name painted on the ship, the official spelling is probably the one used in the particular register that the ship is in. I don't know what the Latvian ship register says about Liepāja. But if I may take a different example, again from my own country Norway: The ship Bjørnvåg has that spelling in the Norwegian ship register, which is the official register that that particular vessel is in. MarineTraffic, Shipspotting and similar websites are useful places to find data for ships, but they are not official registers. In most cases I'll believe that the spelling that is actually on the ship is the official one, unless a better, authoritative source can be found. Blue Elf (talk) 18:17, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
        • LIEPĀJA is the official name of this ship and her English Transliteration is LIEPAJA for all Maritime services all over the world, for pilot stations and WTAs, port authorities, for equasis (the best website for ship names worldwide) and all international regulations, court etc. We had in Norway national register and NIS register. In DNV (Det Norske Veritas) I had seen the name with Ö - HÖEGH OSAKA or an other ship name but we make the "Ordnung" in DNV-GL HOEGH OSAKA now. We can allow ö, å, ø in official names for Norwegian small ferries for national service but it would be very bad for us, for one billion Wikimedia users from Non-Norge. LIEPĀJA is good for Russia but bad for Brits and international use, regards--PjotrMahh1 (talk) 19:08, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
I am uncertain of the status of DNV GL, even though I see the Wikipedia articles about it. But at least for the example of Hoegh Osaka, it doesn't matter, because the spelling of that ship is Hoegh, without the diacritics. I may think it's silly, but that's the name, as can be seen here or here. On the other hand, consider Höegh Trapper, which can be found in DNV GL as... Höegh Trapper, with the diacritics. Blue Elf (talk) 19:56, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
  • A very good find, but not only this mistake in this register, there is often a lack of well-educated personnel in developing countries. I am sure that equasis will not accept this letter Ö. I am very sorry to say that,--PjotrMahh1 (talk) 20:55, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

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