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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:

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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.

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For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

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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 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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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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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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Denniss (talk) 15:59, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

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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