User talk:Cccefalon

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Photographer Barnstar.png The Photographer's Barnstar
It is always with great interest that I look at your pictures, thank you Christian Ferrer (talk) 18:37, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, Christian, this barnstar from you means a lot to me!
By the way: As I can only nominate five pictures a day, I am parking images, that probably comply with the Quality Image requirements in this place.
Bien amicalement , --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 11:21, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

BoNM - Malaysia Hires.png Malaysia Barnstar
Thanks for providing a huge collection of images especially on the Malaysian topics! You deserve this barnstar! ;) — иz нίpнόp ʜᴇʟᴘ! 16:28, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, I'm really touched.
Still several thousand photos of my beloved Negara Malaysia and Negeri Sabah to upload and categorize.
--CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 18:06, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
After my return from a longer wikibreak, I have noticed your high level of activity as a nominator and reviewer at QIC. Your reviews strike me as being of a high level, you have a sharp eye for dust spots and of the defects, and when improvable things are noted by you, nominators are given a fair chance to solve the issues before declining. A pleasure to witness! Slaunger (talk) 05:49, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
hi sir, could you please tell me where are you taking this photo, i'm really like your photo, thank you Ryliang (talk) 11:52, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
SabahStateRailway JungleStationInPadasValley.jpg Thank you ...
... for the barnstar - it makes me very happy. I took the photo during one of my rides from Beaufort to Tenom when I was preparing to write the comprehensive article about de:Sabah State Railway. One of my tasks was to collect informations about the stesen keretapi along Sungai Padas.
I have to consult my notices to find out the exact location of this place or to look into the original photo of the station. It will take some days, but I will give you an answer as soon as possible. Cheers, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 12:28, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I solved it: The tram shelter is Salinwangan Lama at railway Kilometer 104.3. click to see map. Cheers, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 19:29, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

TUSC token 45de2c0e6326183c2f639a269e52f8e4[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Kunak Roundabout[edit]

Dear Uwe Aranas,

A page in Facebook is using your photo without crediting you. Wikimedia is also not permitting this photo to be uploaded into Facebook. Here I have the link to your "borrowed" Facebook. I am informing you about these so you would know what your photo has been used for. Thanks.

Thank you for notifying me. I will take appropriate measures. Cheers, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 14:16, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Sabah pictures[edit]

BoNM Sabah Hires.png Sabah Barnstar
Hi, there Uwe Aranas. We bumped in Wikipedia earlier, however got off to a rough start earlier if you remembered. It was regarding one picture that I mistakenly assumed rights had been released. I had been too eager to clarify misinformation regarding the en: North Borneo Dispute during the heat of the Sulu invasion that I overlooked to check the copyright status. Again much apologies for that.

Well, I dropped by to give you a Sabah Barnstar for your good work in capturing many amazing quality pictures across Sabah. And as a local resident of Sipitang, I see many pictures of my old primary school, old church and the town. Thanks a lot for that, brings back nostalgia :). Much deserved Barnstar for you!

Oh if you don't mind I would like to add your pictures into the Sipitang Wikipedia page, if that is okay? --Danazach (talk) 23:48, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Selamat pagi dari Negara Jerman, Danazach. It is almost my utmost pleasure to contribute with my photos to my favorite country Sabah. I still have much more photos which are waiting for postprocessing, but I am not very productive regarding that, because I am doing re-photo and retouch work for the Sabah Museum Project "The Diaries of G. C. Woolley" where we are going to publish volume III and IV in July next. I had been in Sabah 15 times now and it became kind of my second home country :-) Of course, I do not mind to have my pictures in the Sipitang Wikipedia page. I will have a look into my archive and if there are more suitable photos, I will process them as soon as possible. Thank you again for awarding the Sabah Barnstar to me, it means a lot to me. Cheers, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 08:30, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Your Aachen Cathedral photo[edit]

Hi, today the first volume of Great Ukrainian Encyclopedia was presented. It seems they used your photo, but did not provide any credit. Did they contact you and got your permission for this? --Ilya (talk) 15:29, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, for notifying me. I had no idea about the use of the photo. Do you have a contact to the publisher to clarify the situation? --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 15:58, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
P.S. I hadn't any contact nor did I gave any consent. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 15:59, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
I sent you a wiki-mail. --Ilya (talk) 16:12, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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--QICbot (talk) 05:16, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

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FP Promotion[edit]

Chiang-Mai Thailand Buddhist-Manuscript-Library-and-Museum-01.jpg
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FP Promotion[edit]

Kuching Sarawak Dewan-Undangan-Negeri-Sarawak-01.jpg
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/FPCBot (talk) 05:03, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

File:Weather radar Miri Sarawak Malaysia.JPG[edit]


I have remove Category:Meteorology in Malaysia from this image as it is in the Category:Weather radar stations in Malaysia which is part of Category:Malaysian Meteorological Department, a subset of Category:Meteorology in Malaysia.

It is better to have more general categorization than individual items in categories.

Pierre cb (talk) 17:57, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you Pierre. I was expanding the category after I had categorised this image and it slipped through my attention after the other categories had been created. Cheers, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 18:00, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Happy holidays! 2018! ;)[edit]

Christmas decorations 2017 G1.jpg Wreath icon.png * Happy Holidays 2018, Cccefalon! *
  • Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
  • Joyeux Noël ! Bonne année!
  • Frohes Weihnachten! Frohes Neues Jahr!
  • Счастливого Рождества! С Новым годом!
  • ¡Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo!
  • Щасливого Різдва! З Новим роком!

-- George Chernilevsky talk 17:38, 25 December 2017 (UTC)   

Thank you George, much appreciated! --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 11:50, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Panoramio photos[edit]

Hi , I read here that you know about a community consensus for not having panoramio uploads in main categories. Could you tell me where I can find this consensus? Thanks in advance! - Takeaway (talk) 00:00, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Good morning, @Takeaway:. You probably refer to the discussion I initiated here:
Kind regards, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 06:55, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Good morning to you too Uwe! Thanks for the link. I wished that I had seen it before. I'm happily surprised to see that there are actually quite some people here on Commons who have the same issues that I have with mass uploads. Maybe we should get together some day to try and figure out how Commons should deal with this type of category-flooding. And also how to get rid of superfluous, low-quality images. Cheers! - Takeaway (talk) 07:19, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
PS Your link would have been very helpful with how this discussion developed. - Takeaway (talk) 07:26, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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File:Alishan Taiwan Alishan-Forest-Railway-03b.jpg[edit]

Please take a look at "File:Alishan Taiwan Alishan-Forest-Railway-03b.jpg". You added "Images by Cccefalon", "Images of Taiwan by User:Cccefalon", "Quality images by Cccefalon", "Quality images of railway by User:Cccefalon", "Quality images of Taiwan by User:Cccefalon", "Images with landscape aspect ratio by User:Cccefalon" five category, and some of these are duplicates. In my opinion, "Images by Cccefalon" category is the parent category of "Quality images by Cccefalon". Similarly, "Quality images by Cccefalon" category is the parent category of "Quality images of railway by User:Cccefalon" and "Quality images of Taiwan by User:Cccefalon". Is it necessary to add so many categories?--Kai3952 (talk) 09:26, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

These are User categories and it is upon my own decision which of them I need. Actually, I need all for my own purposes. Please refrain from any actions of interfering with user categories. Thank you. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 10:45, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
I do not think so. Please you take a look at "COM:OVERCAT". If you insist on doing this, I'll have to talk with them(Commons:Village pump) about your edits.--Kai3952 (talk) 14:46, 16 June 2018 (UTC)


  • @Cccefalon: You think your funny, with your removal of proper categories. If you dont stop immediately, you will be reported for vandalism and blocked. Tm (talk) 05:20, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Actually, the photos are far not in the proper category. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 05:21, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
I also cannot understand, why you - despite the existing thread on Panoramio photos ( - load them to the main categories. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 05:24, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Your deletion of Panoramio categories, allegedly containing images of Sabah subcategories, put now hundred of wrongly categorized images in main categories. Any justification for that? Are you going to go through them to look for the correct categories?
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment And so you remove them of a upper category, instead of moving it down to a more proper category?????????? You removed valid categories from hundreds of files, avoiding the opportunity to others to properly categorize them????????????? Your actions are of an vandal, but coming from a experienced user is even more staggering. Attempt again this "funny" moves and you will be reported. Also your links to discussions is about bots not users, as you can see in other discussions, and i´am not moving images to wrong categories, is you who is removing images from proper categories. You move them to a black hole, i put them in proper categories. Tm (talk) 05:28, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
You can clearly see, that there is a Diversion Template. Why should Sepilok photos go to Sandakan main categry? For years, those categroes had been kept clean and now you accuse me for vandalism because I put them back to a category from where they can properly categorized? Come on - think! --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 05:31, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Putting this to "Infrastructure" is just ridiculous. Who is the vandal now? --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 05:35, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment What work did you do in the last months to clean said categories? Nothing, you just move from the main category to a black hole, so dont patronize me, as i made in just today more than you since the beginning of the year. Come on - think!
First: Don't judge, how many time I spend here. Second: Being the allegedly more active user, you are allowed to flood the main categories, incognisant of the correct categories and disregarding any other community conclusion? Wow, I am so impressed. Can I trust, that in future, it will be you to have a look on Category Sabah and its subcategories? It will save me a lot of time not to occupy for Sabah here. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 05:43, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
@Cccefalon: Your so called "community conclusion" is bogus. As i said, before the discussion you linked was related by automation of categorization by bots and not about what kind of categorization users make, as you should know as we both participated. For proof and context refer toCommons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems/Archive_64#Review_requested_of_two_week_block_of_User:Tm_for_vandalism

Just put the images to correct subcategories instead of main categories and both of us have what they want. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 05:57, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

This for sure, is not "Geography of Sabah" .... --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 06:06, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

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The image File:Geode-with-encrustation-of-quartz-crystals-on-a-base-of-limonite-01.jpg, which was nominated by Christian Ferrer at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Geode-with-Prehnite-and-Laumontite-crystals-01.jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.


/FPCBot (talk) 21:01, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

In future, whenever you rename a file, rename/move the nomination page and update the url in FPC candidate list too. Otherwise the bot will not handle it properly. Thanks for this wonderful work. Jee 02:50, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
@Cccefalon and Archaeodontosaurus, I thought the disagreement about identification in the FPC was interesting so I posted it to Reddit here. Since I don't think any of us want a FP that's incorrectly identified, it may be worth revisiting. Both of the responses there suggested "quartz on limonite" was more likely (the first response received several upvotes from other users). — Rhododendrites talk |  18:40, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Oops I didn't see that it was moved. I guess it's been resolved. :) — Rhododendrites talk |  18:41, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
I am sorry for your friend who did not make a very good purchase but I congratulate you for your very good photographic work. The fact that caption still refers to laumontite and prenhite covers us all with ridicule and devaluates your work. It's too bad. Whatever the image she will live and diffuse especially by the quality of her caption. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 05:06, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
Oh, I thought that someone of the mineralogists here would be courageous and propose a better description. Which description, in your opinion would make the best of it? --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 05:21, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

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Thyj (talk) 15:58, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Question about one of your images[edit]

--Guy Macon (talk) 02:44, 13 August 2018 (UTC)