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Good morning, Epic Genius[edit]

Hey there. Sorry for coming back late, as I've been busy in life nowadays. Just wanted to inform you that I plan on asking for a standard offer sometime next month or so. Also, I need to ask if you can please tell Kew Gardens aka Union Tpke to come here so that he and I can contact one another. Or you can please tell him to contact me at "Your MTA Wiki". I'm known as RollOver at both NYCT Forums and Your MTA Wiki. I really got to inform Kew Gardens aka Union Tpke about some member on NYCTF that repeatedly keeps downvoting his and my posts for literally no reason, so I wonder if he can send that person a private message and telling that person to knock it off. Thanks. JoesphBarbaro (talk) 11:06, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

@JoesphBarbaro: Sure, no problem. It's good to hear from you again. epicgenius (talk) 15:00, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Category:Buses of MTA Regional Bus Operations[edit]

Did you just move ~1000 images as a result of a cosmetic category change without prior discussion? Seriously? Also, as if that wasn't enough, you moved the category from a Commons standard-compliant version (Buses of […]) to a somewhat strange style choice of yours. Sigh. What was it that you intended to clarify anyway? That the buses may no longer be owned or operated by MTA Regional Bus Operations? That's fairly obvious and applies to all of the thousands of Buses of […] categories on Commons.    FDMS  4    21:33, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

@FDMS4: I apologize if I moved to the wrong title. But the corresponding Wikipedia page is at MTA Regional Bus Operations bus fleet with the redirect under Buses of MTA Regional Bus Operations. So naturally I synchronized the Commons category. It has nothing to do with ownership, but now that I think about it, that can be a problem since this covers the buses of MTA Bus as well as of MTA New York City Bus. So yes, I am serious about this, and I intend to move it back later. epicgenius (talk) 21:46, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks – as far as I know there's a fundamental difference in category naming on Commons and Wikipedia with regards to of vs. appending (Category:People of the United Statesw:Category:American people). Happy to hear category restructuring ideas.    FDMS  4    22:05, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
@FDMS4: Sure, I think what we can do is create redirects to the category from the Wikipedia title (e.g. Category:American people should redirect to Category:People of the United States) so w:Template:Commonscat on any Wikipedia does not redirect to a redlink category. Just a suggestion, though. epicgenius (talk) 21:42, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Thankfully, the (English) Wikipedia Commonscat template now uses Wikidata to determine where to link to when no Commons category name is set. I'm generally fine with such redirects as well, as long as Commons doesn't have to curate (in this case) 120 of them   FDMS  4    22:21, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
@FDMS4: OK, so I guess there is no problem with the commons categories then. Thank you for your help, anyway. epicgenius (talk) 00:30, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

48th Street Bridge Reconstruction[edit]

I created Category:48th Street Bridge Reconstruction (Sunnyside, Queens) back in April 2016. You do know you could've sent many of the recent pictures you uploaded there, right? ----DanTD (talk) 22:17, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

@DanTD: Sorry, I didn't know the category existed. My mistake. epicgenius (talk) 22:20, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Metrorail stations[edit]

For quite some time now I wanted to ask you why you've moved most Metrorail station categories from names like Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre metro station to Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre (Metrorail station). The latter appears to be common only for some US train stations, while appending the type to the name is AFAIK considered a Commons-wide general standard (at least for Europe). Ethymologically, putting the type in disambiguation brackets IMO doesn't make a lot of sense since for example there is only one subject called Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre, meaning that the (Metrorail station) disambig should strictly speaking be removed, thereby rendering the category title almost meaningless. Again, I would have appreciated being given the opportunity to discuss this beforehand.    FDMS  4    18:27, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

@FDMS4: I think you should see Commons:USSTATION and the contentiousness over it. It involves suffixes of US rail stations' articles. Some want to simplify to "XXX Station" or "XXX station", while others want it kept as "XXX (YY system station)". I disagree with this Project:USSTATION somewhat, but it's apparently what enwiki community wants. As for Commons, I thought the commonscats should be similar to the enwiki and other wikis' article titles, to make it less confusing. (I just noticed now that the Metrorail stations' articles were moved some time ago, though.) epicgenius (talk) 18:32, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Nope, see my comment from 2016-05-31 22:05. Any objections to moving them back to the names with the metro station suffix? Personally, I don't find station alone to be descriptive enough (what if there is a filling station at the same location?).    FDMS  4    18:38, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
I don't know. Is there any notable filling station with that name on Commons? We can get to further disambiguation among metros, locations, etc. if "station" proves to be ambiguous and there are two or more "stations" of any type with the same name at the same location. If the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre metro station is the only station that has a Commons category, it can be called "Category:Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre station". epicgenius (talk) 18:44, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Actually, a common scenario is suburban/regional/intercity rail or bus stations using the same name. Also, as I'm only realising now, solely using station would probably conflict with Commons' longstanding practice of using the terms train station and for GBR railway station (or sometimes unfortunately a local-language equivalent thereof).    FDMS  4    19:35, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
It's not that common for metro stations to all share the same name as bus stations, though, unless they run parallel. But if it's Commons practice, then "metro station" is fine. epicgenius (talk) 19:42, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-10[edit]

Collaboration products newsletter: 2016-11[edit]

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Collaboration products newsletter: 2016-12[edit]

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Category:Eiffel_Tower_illuminated_as_a_memorial_to_the_November_2015_Paris_attacks[edit]

I'll have to check my program 🍺💲🚬 15:21, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

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Train2104 (talk) 15:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

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Train2104 (talk) 15:30, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Category:207th Street (IND Eighth Avenue line)[edit]

Please cite a reliable source (i.e. from the MTA) for "Inwood" being an official part of this station's name. If you cannot do so, please do not move the cat again. Beyond My Ken (talk) 18:43, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Sure. Look at the official subway map. Please do not move the cat like you just did with your botched cut and paste move, which I'll be reverting. epicgenius (talk) 19:31, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
Also, please refer to the official list of subway stations. There is an entry for "Inwood - 207 St" on the "IND,8th Av - Fulton St" line since "Inwood" is part of the MTA's official name for the station. epicgenius (talk) 19:36, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
Ah, it wasn;t a "botched cut-and-paste move" it was a standard move using cat-a-lot. Beyond My Ken (talk) 02:55, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
I see. Sorry for the confusion. The categories were just cut and pasted, so that's what I meant. epicgenius (talk) 12:08, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Category Removing[edit]

I don't understand why I can't remove a category from an image if their are numerous other categories for the same image. The Buses of MTA Regional Operations has alot of images that don't belong. I thought that any user could remove categories as long as there was at least one category for each picture. I don't know why the removal of one or two categories was undid despite the clutter in the category. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Olsen24 (talk • contribs) 21:35, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Replied on Olsen24's talk page. epicgenius (talk) 22:22, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Your VFC installation method is deprecated[edit]

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