User talk:Dobie80

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Dobie80!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 21:22, 21 April 2012 (UTC)


I'm not sure that correcting hyphenation errors is really the highest priority... AnonMoos (talk) 00:33, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Ok. Sorry about that. I will focus on misspellings instead. Thanks. Dobie80 (talk) 00:42, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

User rights[edit]

Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you.

Welcome, Dear Filemover![edit]

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Hi Dobie80, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

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  • I decided to give you the filemover right after seeing numerous valid rename requests. If you have any questions, let me know. INeverCry 02:01, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

If you like to add full names to file descriptions, please use the {{information}} template instead of renaming files.
If you re-read the renaming guidelines, you will notice that "It needed her full name" isn't listed there and File:Evanbfontaine2.JPG probably doesn't need renaming.
We try to keep files at fairly stable locations to keep links working. --  Docu  at 05:47, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment After looking at your recent moves Dobie, I personally don't have a problem with them. If the rationale of "It needed her full name" is an issue, then I would suggest being technical and using "Criterion #2" or "Criterion #3" instead, which is what these renames fall under in my opinion. A move like this most recent one is fully justified under criterion #2. The one that Docu mentions above probably could've stayed at the old name though, as should any other cases where the change would be as minor. INeverCry 17:38, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Category:Night Before Cristmas (1905)[edit]

Blanking, but leaving in existence, a wrongly-named category is not the best thing to do... AnonMoos (talk) 06:58, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Reverting your changes[edit]

You've been changing file descriptions by adding names to the models without proof that these are really their names and without proof of consent that their names should be released. In addition, the names are completely irrelevant to the image. Your last change suggested you were adding a category, when all you were doing was adding the model's name. I am reverting your changes on the files I've uploaded and any further attempts on your part to re-add speculative names to the description pages will be construed as disruptive editing. You may, however, explain your actions here; I'm watching your talk page. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 05:25, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

On the Model in Gold Shirt one, I accidentally put that reason by mistake and had already hit "Save page" before I realized my mistake. I kind of thought it might cause even more confusion if I did a correction correcting my accidental incorrect reasoning. Regarding the gold shirt model's name, it listed her name on the Flickr page that you put as the source for the picture. And the other picture of yours that I corrected with that same name had her name listed on a different picture in her set on that photographer's Flickr page you used as a source. Same for the auburn haired girl. Do the models have to give separate permissions to have their names used on Flickr and to have it used on Wikipedia? If so, I shall stop with the names. Also, do we need to mention where we got their names from so that people can verify it? The reason I like to put their names on it is so that if someone else uploads more pictures of the person, they can easily be put in a gallery together for that person.
I apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.--Dobie80 (talk) 06:07, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
It's definitely ok to make a minor edit (add a space or something) and in the edit summary state that the last edit summary was incorrect. That would have certainly cleared up confusion on my part (I wasn't sure if you were the actual photographer or what—I've never seen someone adding names before). That's a relief though, and I apologize for coming across a bit strongly; I thought perhaps your edits were joke edits.
I don't deal with models often; if I notice an article on Wikipedia is missing a picture, or a better picture, I'll hunt one down. If the model has only a first name, to me it's irrelevant for the image description page and the source link will forward anyone to the original image and the name can be found there. Single names are meaningless anyway, until they become notable mononyms (e.g., Madonna). If I found a full name, I would research its notability before including it. If the model has his/her own website and is trying to get their name out there, then I would consider the name fair-use. If the name doesn't link to anything, I consider it private information, even if it's listed on, say, the Flickr page. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 06:57, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Suitable names[edit]

Thank you so much for renaming a few Southerly Clubs images for more suitable names! Two questions for you:

  1. I thought I saw a guideline somewhere about avoiding excessively long names?
  2. Though I understand that you've copied text out of a guideline, why not edit out "from completely meaningless names", since the file name probably wasn't meaningless to the uploader and its meaninglessness can be a matter of opinion? (Wouldn't just Change into suitable name, according to what the image displays look nice?)

Sincerely yours, --SergeWoodzing (talk) 16:43, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

First regarding the discussion of overcategorization of the Swedish pictures, I think Lesula may have a little trouble understanding English. I was putting off answering his question to me because I was not sure what exactly he was trying to ask. I believe from reading your profile that you speak Swedish. If it is not too much trouble, perhaps it would be easier if you explained the topic of overcategorization to him in Swedish. Also, in addition to overcategorization, he also would quite often categorize an actress in both the Actresses from Sweden category and the Actors from Sweden category. I would have brought that up with him, except I was afraid it would be lost in translation. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate his work. It just creates double work.
Now, regarding your questions to me:
  1. You are right. I checked out the name length guidelines and it does say to keep it as short as possible. I shall work on avoiding names that long. I should have probably named it Blossom Tainton Lindquist with Actors.
  2. When I first started doing Wikimedia editing, I used to give reasons specific to the file I was renaming when I was renaming files. Then, as you can see from the discussion on this page located below the area where I was granted Filemover status and above the subject titled: Category:Night Before Cristmas (1905), I was told that I should be more technical and use one of the seven reasons for renaming a file listed at The end result of that discussion was that I should use the reasons stated there instead of my own specific reasons and that it was OK to rename files if it needs a last name to differentiate between all the other people with the same first name. I also learned that changing a middle initial to make it into a middle name when a person uses their middle name (such as correcting SarahJParker.jpg to Sarah Jessica Parker.jpg) is completely unnecessary.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
--Dobie80 (talk) 23:38, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for this kind and interesting response! I've tried to explain things to Lesula in what I call Swede-friendly English so I trust he gets the basic idea now. Blossom Tainton Lindquist et al would have been perfect I think (the others are unknowns and likely to remain such). You are quite right, I figure, to copy motivations from the guideline, but your edit summaries (and the guideline too) would gain courtesy from omitting the unecessary words I suggested. That angle is never wrong, in my opinion. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 18:11, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
"Completely meaningless" is one of the valid reasons for files to be moved. If the file names are not completely meaningless the solution is not to edit out "completely meaningless" from the comments. Instead the files should not be renamed (unless for some other valid rename reason). "Completely meaningless" was orignall intended for names which are just some random-looking combinations of letters and numbers, like for example those used by cameras: "DSC12345.jpg", "Pic000032.jpg". Now I think a little more can be included as meaningless. Some last names are almost meaningless on their own (e.g. "Jones.jpg" or "Smith.jpg"), while others clearly are meaningful for many people (e.g. "Gandhi.jpg" or "Einstein.jpg"). Last names in a context often have much more meaning. That context can be a first name but it can also be other things. For example "Lindberg & Brunius i Ombytta roller i Film-Journalen 2 1920.jpg" should not have been moved since the last names together with the movie title makes the file name meaningful. /Ö 11:50, 20 July 2013 (UTC)


Please do not move files while there's a Deletion request running, this may lead to improper or missing deletion as only the redirect gets deleted. Thank you. --Denniss (talk) 10:01, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

--Dobie80 (talk) 18:52, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

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