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Ecclesiastical Province of New York Map[edit]

I noticed a graph legend coloring error on http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ecclesiastical_Province_of_New_York_map.png -- Syracuse's label should be orange.U664003803 (talk) 14:24, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Ecclesiastical Province of Newark Map[edit]

I noticed on your image, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ecclesiastical_Province_of_Newark_map.png, Paterson is misspelled. There should only be one t, not two. --Cg41386 (talk) 16:06, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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File:St._Mary's_Cathedral_Peoria_Illinois.jpg[edit]

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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. INeverCry 17:23, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Houston Buildings[edit]

There seems to be at least a couple mix-ups in some of your downtown Houston images.

Jujutacular (talk) 17:54, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Glad to see you joining in[edit]

at WLM-US.

The Quad Cities, Washington, ... the World!

All the best.

Smallbones (talk) 22:10, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Only the best places.
I'd like to think I can get all of Montgomery County, Maryland this month, but the northern places may have to wait. Greater Poolesville is next! (Hopefully the weather will cooperate.) Farragutful (talk) 22:23, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

why did you not put the most important information?[edit]

the place???????????? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Discovery_Building_Shark_Week_3.jpg

thanks in advance 62.203.142.34 06:47, 24 October 2012 (UTC)



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Edward T. Potter[edit]

Hi. What's the reasoning behind removing Potter from my images of the Grace Church chancery? The information I have is that he designed it. Beyond My Ken (talk) 05:33, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

He did design it, but your photos are part of a larger category Category:Grace Church (Manhattan), which includes the category "Edward T. Potter." Your photos do not need to be individually listed as it serves only to clutter the category with extraneous photos. I've taken several photos of Potter's Trinity Cathedral and have not listed any of them separately. By organizing the photos of a single place into one category and then linking it to other categories (denomination, architecture type, name, architect, etc.) allows for better organization and navigation. Quite frankly there is no reason for your photos, or mine, to be singled out. The single photos in the category exist as such because there are only single photos of those buildings at this time. Farragutful (talk) 11:58, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, but I disagree with your reasoning. It would be better to remove Potter from the larger Grace Church category, as he did not design anything else there, and leave him on the images of what he specifically did design, i.e. the chancery. That would be clearer and would better serve those who use the collection. Beyond My Ken (talk) 19:43, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
I was unaware of that he did not design the entire church. I only took note that the "Edward T. Potter" category is listed as a part of the "Grace Church (Manhattan)" category and thought there was a redundancy. It makes sense to me to attribute to him only those things that he designed and not the entire church. We, therefore, do not disagree. I am at fault for not looking into this beyond a category on the Commons, but you might rethink how you communicate. I only needed the facts. Putting words in bold and italics is demeaning to us both. Farragutful (talk) 20:28, 26 August 2013 (UTC)


File:St.Michael 1.jpg[edit]

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Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States[edit]

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Thanks![edit]

Thank you for all of your category work on Alabama churches, it is much appreciated! Altairisfartalk 14:20, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Peoria today?[edit]

I noticed you updated File:Cathedral of St. Mary Peoria Illinois.jpg. You didn't happen to get any shots from the opening of the Greenway Bridge (trail bridge) over IL 40/Knoxville Ave. this morning, did you? --Closeapple (talk) 22:00, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I did not. I was just passing through Peoria and wanted to replace the photos of St. Mary's I took a few years ago. I also wanted to get a few more historic structures, but I didn't have the time after I got the former Spalding Institute. Farragutful (talk) 22:08, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Do you object to Category:July 2014 in Illinois? You seem to have removed it in the 3 minutes between my adding it to a picture and my creating the category. --Closeapple (talk) 22:31, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

No, my mistake. I thought I was looking at one of the photos I changed and I know one of them had that category from 2010 and I changed it to 2014. When I went to the photo in question, thinking it was the other one, I noticed it wasn't active yet so I removed it. You can certainly undo my change. I have no problem with anyone adding categories to my photos. Farragutful (talk) 22:42, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Co-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, Tallahassee[edit]

Here is the photo you requested - File:Co-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, Tallahassee.JPG --Mjrmtg (talk) 10:51, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, I appreciate it. I'll place it on Wikipedia today. Farragutful (talk) 11:38, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Central HS, Davenport, Iowa.jpg[edit]

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Kansas cathedrals[edit]

Got your note re. photos of Kansas cathedrals. Unfortunately, I don't expect to be photographing Kansas again soon; but it my travels take me in the direction of any of the cathedral cities you mentioned, I'll keep your request in mind. Ammodramus (talk) 00:16, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for responding. I figured as much, but I thought there was no harm in asking. I appreciate your willingness to keep the request in mind. Farragutful (talk) 22:50, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
If they'd be of interest to you, I've just uploaded four photos of stained-glass windows in the Beloit church. They're with the exterior photos at Category:St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Beloit, Kansas). — Ammodramus (talk) 23:28, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Very well done. Thanks. Farragutful (talk) 12:38, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your note re. the Dodge City cathedral. Unfortunately, I didn't look at the WP article before going out and photographing it, or I would've realized that there was a second cathedral—the one in current use—in the city, and shot that one as well.
Also unfortunately, I hit Dodge City in the afternoon, and the cathedral faces east, so I couldn't get a good shot of the rather impressive front entrance. Next time I'm in Ford County... Ammodramus (talk) 12:12, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Not a problem. I appreciate you got the photos you did. I can also appreciate that the sun does make it tricky to take a decent photo at times. Farragutful (talk) 13:24, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Cathedral of St Peter, Rockford, IL[edit]

I received your request for pictures of the Cathedral of St Peter in Rockford. Thank you for the suggestion; I was able to get this done today.

Oakdale - Lee and Vale[edit]

I currently have a few photos of Bishop Lee's grave on my external hard drive. I may have one or more of Vale's as well. I'll check. Dustincoliver (talk) 04:58, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

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Fort James Jackson NRHP category[edit]

First, thank you for all of the category refinements you have done to my photos.

But why did you remove the National Register of Historic Places category from File:Fort James Jackson main entrance, Georgia, US.jpg and other Fort Jackson photos? Is it both a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Bubba73 (talk) 03:04, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

The category "National Register of Historic Places" carries a template that states "This is a main category requiring frequent diffusion and maybe maintenance. As many pictures and media files as possible should be moved into appropriate subcategories." Category:Fort James Jackson carries three categories "Forts on the National Register of Historic Places," "National Register of Historic Places in Chatham County, Georgia" and "National Historic Landmarks in Georgia (U.S. state)." In this instance they are the appropriate subcategories for Category:National Register of Historic Places. In short, the Fort James Jackson photos do not belong in Category:National Register of Historic Places, nor do any others. Farragutful (talk) 03:18, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
OK, I see - Fort James Jackson has its own category that takes care of the others. Thank you. Do you do this work with categories with a bot? Bubba73 (talk) 06:20, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Maryqueenoftheuniverseshrine.JPG[edit]

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Quick note[edit]

I just discovered this error, which put Category:All Saints Catholic Church (New Riegel, Ohio) into a North Dakota category. Is this an easy human mistake to make (e.g. you just clicked the wrong button, something I do routinely), or is it potentially a programming error? I've never used HotCat, so I'm just notifying you in case there's a software mistake that you can fix. Nyttend (talk) 13:22, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Why didn't you just correct the error and put it in Ohio? Farragutful (talk) 15:46, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Independence Hall[edit]

Those are fine photographs of Independence Hall's interior. Thank you for uploading them. == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 13:55, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the time to send me a message. Farragutful (talk) 13:58, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Ko Olina[edit]

Nice Hawaii pics. I was at Aulani in August (Category:Aulani is mostly my photos), but I didn't get around to the rest of Ko Olina besides the marketplace. Can't wait to go back to the islands! howcheng {chat} 04:28, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I think it is the most beautiful place I have ever been. I hope to see more of the islands on future visits, because there will be future visits. Farragutful (talk) 21:10, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

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National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)[edit]

Hi, Farragutful. I noticed you've been helping categorize files for things on the NRHP. Thanks for helping with that! I noticed that you created Category:Jones Warehouses, and maybe you've created other categories for NRHP properties. When you do that, would include the NRHP template and some kind of link to the Wikipedia article? You can see one way of doing that in the change I just made to this category. It's also nice if you can add a Commons template to the Wikipedia article, but don't worry about that if you don't want to go that far. Anyway, thanks again for helping with the NRHP stuff! --Auntof6 (talk) 02:53, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

you edited my photo file[edit]

why did you remove 'nrhp' and 'nrhp in pennsylvania' category tags to my schuylkill canal photo? Rebecaluvsbirds (talk) 05:58, 30 September 2016 (UTC)Rebecaluvsbirds

@Rebecaluvsbirds: I'm not 100% certain which photo you are referring to as you have only alluded to it, so here's my guess at what you are asking about. "Category:National Register of Historic Places" and "Category:National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" are not categories where photo files are to be stored. Photo files are categorized as specifically as possible. So if there is a category for the Schuylkill Canal the photo belongs there, or if there is no specific category and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places it belongs in the corresponding category for the county or city it is located in. The National Register lists properties according to the state and then the county and city in which they are located. The categories here work the same way. In general, within the Commons there are to be fewer files in the broader categories. They contain the more specific sub-categories so people may locate the files they are looking for more easily. These categories are constantly in need of maintenance. (There are also other categories that may apply to any given file, but I'll restrict my response to the National Register.)
There is currently an effort underway on the Commons to collect photos of monuments throughout the world. The default category for the upload for places in the U.S. is "Category:National Register of Historic Places." Months ago I volunteered to assist with this process. I chose to clear that category of as many files as possible and place them in the most appropriate categories. It is possible that I chose the wrong category for your photo. If so, I apologize. However, the two categories cited above are not the most appropriate categories for your photo. "Category:National Register of Historic Places" also has multiple photos in it for two reasons: 1. the large volume of photos being uploaded makes it difficult to keep it updated, and 2. some people who have uploaded files provided insufficient information concerning what was photographed so a more accurate category or categories cannot be provided at this time. All photo files will be removed from this category, and you will note there are no photo files in "Category:National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" as of this writing.
Another possibility is that the photo is not of a property on the National Register of Historic Places. Simply because something is considered historic locally does not mean it has been officially listed on the National Register. That doesn't mean, however, it cannot be included in the present effort to collect photos of monuments. Without more information about what you are referring to I can only offer these guesses, and I regret I do not have the time to do a more thorough investigation myself. However, I am more than willing to continue this conversation. Farragutful (talk) 13:21, 30 September 2016 (UTC)
Farragutful, is the NRHP category really a default for the project uploads? If so, maybe we can do something about that for next time. I know you and I and probably others have been cleaning out the various NRHP categories, and I know I have found quite a few files in the NRHP categories that aren't for NRHP properties at all. It can be hard to tell, though, at least for me, because I don't know of a definitive reference for it that it reasonable easy to search. Do you know of such a reference? --Auntof6 (talk) 05:31, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

thanks for clearing that up[edit]

I didn't know that the photo files uploaded weren't supposed to be in those broader categories. Montgomery County was correct. Sorry, I am new to this website and I'm using a tablet. Its easier for me to just write in a message format like this cuz cutting and pasting is really annoying with a single window on this tablet. Thanks again.  :) Rebecaluvsbirds (talk) 07:12, 1 October 2016 (UTC)Rebecaluvsbirds

(talk page stalker) Hi, User:Rebecaluvsbirds. I know what you mean about working on a tablet. They're so convenient, but there are certain things that are just more difficult on them. I just wanted to point you to something that gives more explanation on choosing categories: COM:OVERCAT. It explains about not having files in two categories where one of the categories is directly over the other in the category tree. Take a look at that, and ask if you have any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:31, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
(talk page stalker)Auntof6, yeah when you clicked upload a photo in wiki loves monuments usa 2016, it was vague which option to pick ("National Historic Place" or "State" Places or "Other"). If you went to the State upload description, it listed 5..Ohio, California, Washington, District of Columbia and Oregon I believe. So I thought my photos from NJ and PA therefore belonged in the National option. By the way Ive added the nrhp reference numbers to 3 out of my 4 pics. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rebecaluvsbirds (talk • contribs) 07:12, 01 October 2016 (UTC)
Hi @Rebecaluvsbirds: Glad to see you involved with editing on the Commons! I'm Kevin, one of the organizers for Wiki Loves Monuments in the U.S. Admittedly the upload options were confusing earlier in the month, which I apologize for. It's been improved a bit through the month, but feedback like this is something that will definitely be accounted for for next year's event. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 07:58, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
@Rebecaluvsbirds: I see everyone else and their brother (or sister) is responding here! I've been at this for a number of years now and I'm always happy to help out when I can. I'm glad you participated and I hope you will continue to do so. There are always changes as to how things operate here, and sometimes they are baffling, but I enjoy it just the same. Farragutful (talk) 13:31, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States: Thank you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States resulted in over 1,700 individuals contributing over 11,000 photos of cultural and historic sites throughout the country. This barnstar is awarded to you as a thank you for your help with categorizing and cleaning up the countless number of photos that came in - your work is highly appreciated and invaluable towards the success of the event. Cheers, ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 08:06, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

Again, thanks for your work. I know the event resulted in a lot of files requiring cleanup, categorization, and so on, and your contributions are highly valued. Having seen what worked and didn't work this year, I'm confident next year will see improvements. I'll follow up on this in the coming weeks with some more details about the outcome of the event, as well as a post-event survey for feedback. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 08:06, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

Categories of the United States by state[edit]

In a recent edit reverts you have indicated that Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands are not states--which is ENTIRELY correct. However, neither is Washington, D.C. (or District of Columbia). Moreover, officially, neither are Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Ideally there should be categories for the United States similar to the ones for Canada ("______ in Canada by province or territory"). This works for Canada because all its political subdivisions are either provinces or territories. Due to the many different political subdivisions of the United States, it would require categories to be named "______ in the United States by state, district, commonwealth, insular area, territory, other area, etc." or other similarly ridiculously long name. Because these miscellaneous areas only constitute about 10% of the total political subdivisions of the United States, these five areas (Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.), as well as American Samoa, are nearly always included in the categories "_______ in the United States by state" as a political division thereof--even though they are not actually states. (This practice also corresponds with the Us states template.) An Errant Knight (talk) 00:25, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

City halls in Iowa[edit]

Worldwide, the category tree is "Town halls", without regard for the type of municipality, and subcategories need to match the parent. A major reason for this is linguistic issues, since categorising separately by municipality type would produce issues in non-English-speaking countries, and another major reason is that these are the same thing (note that en:Seat of local government covers the whole subject; no separate articles for city hall, town hall, village hall, etc.), regardless of the municipal status of the entity of which it's the headquarters. The same category tree covers the same kind of building as used by unincorporated jurisdictions; Illinois township halls (and Iowa township halls, if townships have such buildings) go into the same category tree. Nyttend (talk) 23:44, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Farragutful: You aren't alone. There is a discussion of this at Commons:Categories for discussion/2016/08/Category:City halls. Someone needs to run a bot to add the CfD template to the relevant categories, including every "Town hall" category, and possibly by re-creating the "City halls in", "Township halls in", and "Village halls in" with the discussion link also, since Nyttend has taken to repeatedly speedy-deleting the entire "City hall in", "Township halls in", and "Village hall in" trees without redirects, despite multiple users independently creating them and complaining, to give the impression that the other categories are "improper" rather than under discussion. --Closeapple (talk) 02:34, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Bah! I almost forgot: Nyttend has opened a CfD at Commons:Categories for discussion/2013/07/Category:Village halls in the United States, and before the 2016 one. There are two tracks here: One about village halls (because they have different purposes in the U.S. and UK) and one about splitting town hall categories in general. I keep forgetting one or the other when I go to find them. --Closeapple (talk) 02:49, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
@Closeapple: Thank you. I couldn't figure out why Iowa's "City halls in" category was replaced by a "Town halls in" category when the state has no towns. (Although, oddly, it has cities of 50 people!) I do need to do a better job of looking up and taking part in those discussions. Farragutful (talk) 03:02, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Capitol Dome Photos[edit]

Hello! I saw your intriguing photos inside the capitol dome showing the tholus: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Capitol_Tholos_interior.JPG

Could you do me a favor and shoot me a quick email? I've got a question for you about it. Elliot.carter@atlasobscura [dot com]

Thanks!

If you have a question concerning the interior of the U.S. Capitol dome you can ask it here and I will answer it here. I prefer not to use email. Farragutful (talk) 11:35, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Renamed category[edit]

I see that you switched all files in Category:Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, US to Category:Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (La Crosse, Wisconsin). I agree that it's a better name and more consistent with the naming structure. When following Commons:Rename a category, there's a decision if the old category should be kept. It think it's reasonable for someone to use the old category name, so I have added a {{category redirect}} to the new name. I wanted you to be aware of it since you left it blank. Thanks. RoyalbroilAlt (talk) 17:24, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

@RoyalbroilAlt: Thanks. I appreciate your doing that. I got distracted by something else and forgot that I left the old category blank. Farragutful (talk) 18:14, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome and I apologize if you were insulted with the long explanation with all of your experience. I'm sure you knew about doing it. RoyalbroilAlt (talk) 17:30, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
@RoyalbroilAlt: No, I wasn't insulted at all. I tend to get distracted and forget what I was doing. I appreciate your taking the time to do what I failed to do. Farragutful (talk) 17:58, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Twin Ports photos[edit]

Thank you for uploading lots of great photos of places in the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior. As you may know, I and some other people have been working on getting NRHP photos in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and your contributions are really great. If you don't mind me asking, are you still in the area, and would you be open to photo requests? Jonathunder (talk) 18:15, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

@Jonathunder: Unfortunately, I'm not. I'm in the Twin Cities area and took some time to go up to Duluth-Superior yesterday. I had never been before. I just uploaded a Duluth bridge that was placed on the NRHP last year. For some reason I thought the other one was further away, but now realize I should have gotten it. I am, however, always open to requests. Farragutful (talk) 18:23, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
No, that's fine. I'll be in Duluth myself in a few months. It is an amazing place, as is the whole North Shore of Lake Superior. Welcome to Minnesota. Jonathunder (talk) 20:03, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
@Jonathunder: Thanks. I love Minnesota. We used to come here regularly when I was growing up. I was fascinated by the Duluth-Superior area. I wished I had more time to explore further. Farragutful (talk) 20:22, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

File:St. Katherine's Hall Davenport, Iowa.jpg[edit]

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File:Holy Family RCC Staten Island jeh.jpg[edit]

Thanks for quickly catching my categorical failings with this and other Staten Island uploads today. The Android app makes uploads quick, but filenames and categories require more fussing than is easy with a tiny screen in bright sunlight. The various apps ought to be much better integrated, and I ought to take more care in the field. Indoors with big screen and keyboard, I've gone over what you didn't catch instantly. Oh, and of course this particular picture is crummy; eventually I shall get a less bad one. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:53, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

Category:Old St. Mary's Cathedral‎[edit]

Hi. Is this no longer a cathedral? When was it downgraded? Not doubting you, just curious. Thanks, Beyond My Ken (talk) 00:26, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

@Beyond My Ken: A proto-cathedral (or pro-cathedral) in the Catholic Church is an honorary title given to a church that temporarily, a relative term as some serve decades, as the diocesan cathedral. Some maintain the title after their period of service, like this church in San Francisco, while others do not (St. James in Rockford, Illinois is one example). St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception has not been the San Francisco cathedral since the first St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral was completed in 1891. Old St. Mary's may have served as a pro-cathedral again after that church was destroyed in a fire in the 1960s. Regardless, it lacks a cathedra, or bishop's chair, which designates it as a cathedral. That it why I put it back in the former cathedral category. Farragutful (talk) 03:23, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks - a bunch of stuff I didn't know and am interested to learn. Beyond My Ken (talk) 04:13, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

St. Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Gaylord[edit]

Several years ago, you asked for a picture of St. Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Gaylord. I have uploaded it into commons. It is posted on the Michigan Historic site page for Otsego County.


Wingerham52 (talk) 20:14, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

@Wingerham52: Thank you very much. I appreciate your remembering. Farragutful (talk) 20:36, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

File:StPaulNightSD.jpg[edit]

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Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:09, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

@Magog the Ogre: Maybe you shouldn't have removed the author's name yourself two minutes prior to issuing this delete request. Are you really this careless? Farragutful (talk) 11:43, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
Hey, wait for this. This is difficult. OK, here it is: When you, a third party, add an author to someone else's image contrary to the original information, that doesn't actually make that person the actual author! I know, crazy, right? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:03, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: This was made difficult because you wrote a poorly worded delete request. I now understand what you are talking about, well I think I do anyway. Now, return to the delete request and rewrite it. This time leave out the sarcasm and the exclamation point. (Here's a helpful hint: never use an exclamation point in instances like this. There is no reason to shout or to express excitement. You are an administrator here. It is time to act like one.) Clearly and succinctly express what is wrong. Make sure to reference what you think is wrong with the original photo upload on English Wikipedia. I acknowledge I made an assumption about the authorship of the original photo, and I might be wrong. I also acknowledge that I should not have made the assumption. I missed the fact that the photo had no stated author. My response to the delete request was due to the insufficient information you provided, and the fact that you made a change in the upload without properly explaining it. I was also responding to your attitude. You will help yourself, and this project, by doing a better job of explaining your actions in the clearest of terms minus the attitude. Either that or consider resigning as an administrator. Farragutful (talk) 18:26, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
I had no attitude at the beginning. I pointed out only that the original uploader provided no author. There was literally zero attitude in my statement. You, on the other hand, directly attacked me, while ironically if you had done any of the research which you had demanded I do, you would have discovered I was correct. So yes, I was snarky, because it's hard to respond politely when someone is rude to you apropos of nothing while also wrong on factual grounds. I am genuinely sorry for this.
Yes, I'm an administrator. I'm human too, and I admit I've had temper issues in my personal life and on wiki life. I usually keep them in check, but I am not always successful. I continue to work on it.
On the other hand, you might consider not giving acidity in response to potentially innocent statements if you expect none back. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:26, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the typo fix[edit]

I see that you've just corrected a typo that I made in creating a category: "chuch" instead of "church". Thanks for catching this, and for fixing the error. Will try to be more careful in the future. Ammodramus (talk) 15:20, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

@Ammodramus: Happy to do it. I've done the same thing - and more than once (unfortunately). Farragutful (talk) 15:30, 22 September 2017 (UTC)