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User rights[edit]

I've just marked you as an autopatroller and rollbacker, based on your trustworthy contributions (so others do not need to patrol your edits). If for some reason you do not want the rollback tool, let me know. --99of9 (talk) 05:11, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks 99of9 Ghouston (talk) 05:12, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes the Australian War Memorial[edit]

Hi. You're invited to Wikipedia Takes the Australian War Memorial on 25 August at the Australian War Memorial. --LauraHale (talk) 00:25, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Cornell Courts[edit]

Please don't continue to remove Category:Cornell Courts from Category:Apartment buildings without at least offering a reason! cmadler (talk) 12:30, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Ha, I didn't realise I had done it more than once. I don't think it needs to go there: student housing is a separate category from apartment buildings, and it's already classified as a subcategory of Category:Student housing. Ghouston (talk) 12:37, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Student housing is an unrelated consideration, because it refers to who the residents are or how they are selected, while Category:Apartment buildings or Category:Dormitories refer to the way it's set up and used. You can have student apartments (as here) or apartments open to the public. You can have college/university dormitories, but you can also have dormitories in a monastery, in the military (maybe still called "barracks"), in prisons, and corporate dormitories (offering an inexpensive place for employees to live). cmadler (talk) 13:19, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, it could certainly be done that way, but at the moment there's an unwritten rule that they go in Category:Student housing alone. Look through the category, very few are also classified with the building type. Category:Retirement homes are the same. There's also a problem that Student housing is currently classified under Category:Accommodation buildings instead of Category:Residential buildings as for general apartments. I'd suggest if you want to change the way it's done, to start a discussion on Category:Student housing, and that either way, the unwritten rule should be a written note on the category page. Ghouston (talk) 22:26, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
I've opened such a discussion. Thanks, cmadler (talk) 17:13, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
OK, but I'd use the "Nominate for discussion" function in the Toolbox in the left menu. I'm not sure that anyone takes any notice of category talk pages. Ghouston (talk) 23:44, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
That's mainly for category name changes and deletions. I'll ask for opinions at the Village Pump. cmadler (talk) 10:32, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki.org rename request[edit]

Hi, I was just wondering if you could confirm that you made this rename request on mediawikiwiki? It's signed by an IP so I wanted to make sure. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 15:00, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I did. Thanks for taking a look at it. Ghouston (talk) 00:13, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Train interiors[edit]

Hi, regarding this catalot set:

  • (diff | hist) . . File:455739 Interior.jpg‎; 03:30 . . (+20)‎ . . ‎Ghouston (talk | contribs | block)‎ (Cat-a-lot: Moving from Category:British Rail Class 455 to Category:Train interiors of British Rail Class 455s) [rollback]

I thought I should let you know that the preferred way to do categorisation of UK train images is via {{subst:ukt|class|last 3 digits of #, XXX if unknown|TOC|livery|line|Optional field, put an i in it to indicate interior}}. This way all relevant categories are added. -mattbuck (Talk) 02:45, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Interesting, thanks. ghouston (talk) 02:51, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

File:Newport County SuperDragon, Newport Bus Station - geograph.org.uk - 1971043.jpg[edit]

As per the Edinburgh cows case, here's a challenge for you - find all the images of these 60 dragons on Commons and then slay them. Ultra7 (talk) 16:14, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Ha, do I look like a dragon slayer. I didn't even finish the cows. ghouston (talk) 21:20, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Well I came across another one, and that led me to a wikipedia article about them, SuperDragon - apparently they were inspired by the cows! Searching on that term I found a couple more, so I've started the category Category:SuperDragons to dump them in. Ultra7 (talk) 12:30, 7 March 2013 (UTC) And as soon as I did that, I found Category:Newport SuperDragons! Ultra7 (talk) 12:35, 7 March 2013 (UTC) (which as it turns out, only contained the two I found via Search). I'm starting to hate dragons.... Ultra7 (talk) 12:38, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
There were elephants too, which I did exterminate, and Penguins which are still out there. Naturally there was a conversation on village pump where the uploader asked if the penguins were ok, and the answer given was that they were fine, with the cows as a precedent. Later I asked again on village pump and they agreed that temporary exhibitions were not fine. ghouston (talk) 21:26, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Tugboat Recovery[edit]

You recategorised the ship as being built in the Netherlands. That is not entirely wrong, as the finishing of the ship had been done in Hardinxveld. But the hull comes from Damen in Gdynia, Poland. See http://www.vlootschouw.nl/2/index.php?menu=details&schip_id=1525&scheepsnaam=Recovery,%20Resource,%20Reclaim%20en%20Redoubt&scheepstypenafkorting=Shoalbuster&bouwjaar=&scheepstypen_id=39&lengte=1 Best regards, --Stunteltje (talk) 20:58, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Oh, I see. It made no sense to me that a ship constructed in a Netherlands shipyard was made in Poland. I guess it counts as constructed in both the Netherlands and Poland? ghouston (talk) 22:19, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
Netherlands is implied by Hardinxveld, so I put it back how you had it. ghouston (talk) 23:34, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
I think you have the best solution. The hull - the ship itself - had been built in Poland - but an important part, the rest, in Hardinxveld. Mentioning the way you did is perfect. In most cases I am too lazy for that and stick to just the country of building of the hull. --Stunteltje (talk) 05:59, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Ships by location[edit]

I think you misinterprete te categorisation scheme. Please realise that there are two different routes: "Ships of" and "Ships in". So if you categorise Category:Ships by country in Category:Ships by location, this is not correct. Please see Foroa. Have to go out, will further look to it tonight. --Stunteltje (talk) 07:04, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

No, I wasn't suggesting that. Just that Ships by country is a pointless grouping of four other categories. They could be put directly into Category:Ships. ghouston (talk) 07:08, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
Oh, you are referring to my edit of Category:Ships by country, not my comment on Category_talk:Ships_by_location. I did remove Category:Ships by country from Category:Ships by location, because as you say, it's incorrect. But I reverted my edit because I wondered if Foroa had some good reason for adding it. ghouston (talk) 07:20, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Odisha[edit]

Next time please feel free to use "Move" link. Your skeleton template immediately removed various translations :-)--Praveen:talk 15:37, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

I didn't move it, I created a new one. I thought I should leave the old template in place. I had no idea what the proper translations were for the new name, so I left them out. But if you know how those languages should be handled, thanks for sorting it out. ghouston (talk) 23:56, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
I also thought that the default "Odisha" would be fine for quite a few languages, and if using the default then the translation can be omitted. For other languages, I suspect some of them are transliterations of "Orissa" to their own alphabet, and they would need to be re-transliterated for "Odisha". The Indian lanaguages may have names of their own which could be carried across without change. ghouston (talk) 00:21, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

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Affected:

And also:

Yours sincerely, VIGNERON (talk) 09:33, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Category:ANZ_banks_in_Australia[edit]

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Mattinbgn (talk) 22:16, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Category:Apple microprocessors[edit]

Ghouston, I saw that you created Category:Apple microprocessors. Nice work. However, images related to the Apple A4 can probably also be in Category:ARM Cortex-A, as the A4 uses the Cortex-A8 microarchitecture. Images related to the Apple A5 and A5X can also be in Category:ARM Cortex-A, as the A5 and A5X use the Cortex-A9. The later A6, A6X, and A7 use custom microarchitectures that aren't Cortex-A microarchitectures. —RP88 (talk) 04:35, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification. --ghouston (talk) 04:38, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Ten[edit]

So you found out one small number category that was slightly less messy than the rest, and you just had to make is as messy as the rest. Good job! (And of course, it had to be an admin.) -- Tuválkin 11:55, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry if you think I messed something up, which change are you objecting to precisely? And who is this admin you are speaking of?. --ghouston (talk) 11:58, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Apologies for mistaking you for an admin. -- Tuválkin 12:17, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Freeways[edit]

I see you merged Category:Freeways into Category:Controlled-access highways. In the U.S., at least, "freeway" is more specific than "controlled-access highway." It is distinct from at least two other types of controlled-access highway mostly found in the eastern part of the country: a "turnpike," which charges tolls, and a "parkway," which is more deliberately landscaped. - Jmabel ! talk 09:33, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

I haven't changed any US categories: there are still Category:Freeways in the United States‎, Category:Divided highways in the United States and Category:Highways in the United States, among others. Freeways in the US presumably still count as Category:Controlled-access highways, so can still be a subcategory of that. --ghouston (talk) 11:09, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Bay horses[edit]

Thank you for your help in the everlasting effort of cleaning out Flickr tag dump cats. However, you'll notice that none of the files you moves from Bays to Bay horses feature bay horses. In the future, feel free to use the super category Horses. It may be chuck full every now and then but it is regularly maintained. --Pitke (talk) 12:44, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I have no idea what a bay horse is. I assumed that adding "horse" would get them closer to the right category. --ghouston (talk) 21:27, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


Vehicles[edit]

I am quite mystified by the category which includes railway locomotives - it doesnt make sense and I see no precedent - are you sure that such a category link is correct sats (talk) 10:34, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

You mean Category:Vehicles in Tasmania I guess? It follows because Category:Locomotives is a subcategory of Category:Motor vehicles. --ghouston (talk) 12:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
That is a no-brainer. sats (talk) 14:46, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Schemes and Diagrams[edit]

Diagrams have an axis, schemes not. Who has decided, that all schemes are now diagrams?--Kopiersperre (talk) 14:56, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Schemes ≠ diagrams
Scheme (or Schematics)
Diagram (or Graph)
It was me, and the people in Category talk:Schemas. I'm pleased that somebody at least has a definition, I was completely mystified about how Schemes/Schemas and Diagrams had been distinguished. However I don't think your definition is a standard one, in English at least. Do you have any citations for it? I think what you are calling a "Diagram" is usually called a "Chart", "Graph" or "Plot". Somebody has even removed Category:Charts from Category:Diagrams, which I disagree with. However it seems that the whole area is quite murky. --ghouston (talk) 22:11, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
I think Schematics is a more familiar word in English. But it still seems to refer to several different kinds of diagrams, if the Wikipedia page is any guide. --ghouston (talk) 22:32, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
Maybe I've made a mistake as a non-native speaker. I think, we should differ between pure graphs and schematics.--Kopiersperre (talk) 17:50, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, they are worth separating. However Category:Diagrams by type already identifies quite a few different types of diagrams. There are existing categories for Category:Charts and Category:Plots, but perhaps oddly nothing for Category:Graphs. These can be separated from other types of diagrams. There's also a category Category:Schematic diagrams and it seems from its talk page that there was a failed attempt to merge it with "Category:Schemes". I'm not sure how easy it is to separate "schematic diagrams" from other types of diagrams (is a schematic diagram anything that isn't a plot/chart/graph?). "Graph" is an interesting word but it has at least two relevant meanings: A mathematical concept which can be drawn, en:Graph (mathematics), and en:Graph of a function. It should probably be a disambiguation in Commons like it is in en: Wikipedia. --ghouston (talk) 23:35, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

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Miniapolis 13:45, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Could you please explain...[edit]

I see you have changed how some images were classified. Specifically you moved a heck of a lot of images from Category:Taken with Samsung GT-S7560M to Category:Taken with Samsung GT-S7560. One of your edit summaries says: "(redirect|Taken with Samsung GT-S7560 - it's probably a minor variant)"

Did you look at Commons:Deletion requests/Category:Taken with Samsung GT-S7560M prior to your efforts?

@Allo002: created Category:Photos by Geo Swan using a Samsung GT-S7560M and Category:User:Geo Swan/Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10. I think that was uncooperative and wasteful of other contributor's efforts.

I think the {{delete}} tag should have been removed when the DR discussion closed as "keep". Geo Swan (talk) 03:43, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

No, sorry, I didn't notice that discussion. I could reverse the change if necessary. However I'm not really sure about it at the moment, since in general the categories for identical models (or identical except in unimportant ways) are generally combined. E.g., see all the Category:Canon Digital IXUS categories, where each camera has three names apparently for purely marketing reasons. Mobile phones are similar in that there are minor variants for different networks. If they should all be split, then it would take quite a lot of effort and there would be a lot of extra categories. Then without a consistent policy, somebody could come along later and combine them all again. There's also the reverse problem, that sometimes different models have the same Exif, e.g., see Category:Photos taken with Olympus Camedia. Presumably these could be split in some cases, where the uploader knows whether their camera is marked "C-1Z" or "D-150Z", but I think it would be a lot of trouble for no benefit. --ghouston (talk) 04:00, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
The issue about firmware is technically correct, in that the cameras differ in some way. However consider File:Caminia estate.JPG and File:Niederwald Denkmal Rüdesheim.jpg or File:Stortorget lund.jpg and File:Ala Archa 3.JPG, should these be put in separate categories too? I'd say not, because for every change that's visible in Exif, like these, there are probably many other firmware changes that aren't visible in Exif. It may be necessary to accept that there's a certain amount of variation in each camera model. The are also differences in photos produced by a camera in JPG vs processed from RAW, should they also have separate categories? --ghouston (talk) 04:40, 13 July 2015 (UTC)