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Wacken pictures[edit]

Hi Don-vip,
just saw your Wacken Pics - pretty cool! I just added the Insomnium picture to the German article, because it's better than the older one from Bologna. I've been there too and made lots of pics. Stay hard, -- Achim Raschka (talk) 17:48, 7 October 2012 (UTC)



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Category:Numbers on aircrafts[edit]

Please note that the term "aircrafts" does not exist, aircraft is both the singular and plural form. Please re-create the cats with proper name. --Denniss (talk) 21:08, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I renamed the top category but don't know how to handle the template I used in Category:Number 4 on aircraft ? (Template:Numbercategory-vehicle) --vip (talk) 21:16, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
I have created a new template: Template:Numbercategory-vehicle-singular --vip (talk) 10:11, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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Yours sincerely, Vera (talk) 15:09, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Duplicate File:Aircraft ready to take off vintage image.jpg[edit]

Hi, I can see you have added this image to my duplicates category. Could you indicate which image it duplicates? At the moment there does not appear to be a checksum identical image being picked up by the normal tools. Thanks -- (talk) 16:42, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Fae. It's duplicate with File:USWFS_N788_aircraft_01.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs). I actually uploaded it after having categorized another one of you, without seeing the first one. I thought about deleting mine, but then I noticed than all US WFS pictures have been modified by the website you took the pictures from. I think it's better to reference original files rathen than the copies of the other website. What do you think ? --vip (talk) 16:47, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
I'm not too fussed, so long as the variations are linked. In this case though, this does not even look like a crop, it's just a reduced size version which we ought to mark with {{duplicate}} and default to the higher resolution version, which also mentions the copyright holder in the EXIF data. Cheers -- (talk) 17:15, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Category:FW-239 (aircraft)[edit]

Hi. You created the above category. I would recommend to delete this category and rename it "54-2239 (aircraft)". All USAF aircraft are registered by the fiscal year they were ordered (in this case 1954) and a three (1930s) to five-digit (WWII) number (depending on the number or orders, starting from 0001. Only in the 1950s, the USAF allocated suffix letters for each type of aircraft, like "FW" for the F-100. As only a 3-digit number was added, sometimes "-A" or "-B" had to be added, especially for F-84s ordered during the Korean War to avoid duplicates. This was discontinued in 1962. The normal serial number is also visible on the tail of the above North American F-100D-15-NA Super Sabre, s/n 54-2239. Cheers Cobatfor (talk) 09:18, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Grande roue de Toulouse Plages 2013 03.JPG[edit]

Bonjour, Juste une suggestion : ce serait plus efficace et rapide si vous utilisiez Template:Speedydelete. -- Asclepias (talk) 18:16, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

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