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Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, Hindustanilanguage!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:44, 22 March 2011 (UTC)


i uploaded it to english wikipedia here: [1], and inserted in the article. [2] keep in mind that "fair use" Wikipedia:Non-free content images go to english wikipedia, but only free images go in commons. Commons:Licensing Slowking4 (talk) 20:28, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for updating me with the information. It is really wonderful to note that the image is restored. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 05:41, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

your questions about vote

Hi Hindustanilanguage, see my reply here. --Túrelio (talk) 08:32, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

re: Afghanistan map

It's not really within my ability or desire to make an accurate map of the provinces, only to create a baseline locator map. If you need a more detailed map, there are many other sources for them. --Golbez (talk) 20:55, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Quoting Commons File

when you are linking to an image on Commons, this form is shorter and easier to read:

Note "[[:" at the beginning, which produces a link rather than the image.
     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 10:00, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

(Source: Talkpage of Jameslwoodward).

File:Punjabi Maseet.jpg

Hi Hindustanilanguage !

You requested to rename tihs file but there is a problem : I'm not sure the reason matches our criteria.

Could you please be more accurate and edit your request ? Thanks ! Papatt (talk) 18:27, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

P.S. : the problem must be the same with File:RubyLalitKolhe's Hindi Marriage Certificate.jpg since no filemover dealt with it.

That's OK then. Best, Papatt (talk) 07:31, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Hindustanilanguage, today I came across your message for renaming File:Punjabi_Maseet.jpg into Urdu. It is really a funny idea. Tomorrow you can request for renaming all mosques in Spain and Germany into Urdu with the same logic. And the next week you can ask for translating all names into Urdu......--Khalid Mahmood (talk) 11:24, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Reply Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:44, 19 October 2011 (UTC)


Bonjour Papatt. Qu'est que vous fait?

I see some strange categories marked for my upload cited above. Normally, for all the hundreds of autographs which I've uploaded I placed under the "Autographs" category. Other Commons users have categorised further, in some cases. The strange categories marked are: "Media needing category review in use at en.wikipedia", "Media needing category review as of 5 August 2011", "Media needing category review with 2 suggested categories". Can you please help me in overcoming these special remarks. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 08:52, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi Hindustanilanguage !
I first noticed that bots (non-human processes) tagged this file. The first time it was because you misspelled the category, you corrected it. The second time it added the category:Elfriede Jelinek and asked to check if it was relevant. That's the purpose of its tag, I'd say you may delete it now.
However, the category:Autographs contains now 400 files and should be more sub-categorized than it is now (maybe by the initial of the person's sirname or more relevant).
Best, Papatt (talk) 15:23, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
Hi again Hindustanilanguage !
Well, your both categories are orphans : they need to be categorized too. Also, their names are somewhat misleading.
While Category:Shaz Tamkanat should be Category:Autographs of Shaz Tamkanat like other categories in Category:Autographs, Category:Khushwant Singh, which includes other things that autographs, should be splitted into more relevant ones (e. g. Category:Works of Khushwant Singh and Category:Autographs of Khushwant Singh), the existing one staying as their mother-category (to be categorized within certain people) and appropriate to include photos of the person and other relevant.
HTH, Papatt (talk) 23:41, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
In fact I'm not an admin but a filemover. That all I can do on Commons (but suggestions ;).
Renaming a category is not that easy since files still stay linked to the unrenamed one. A bot can be resquested but it has to be discussed, thus recategorizing few files may be the fastest way to proceed.
First recategorize a single file with the wished category name. The link will be red, you can use this link to create your new category. Then recategorize the last files, the link should be blue. If relevant you can also ask for the emptied category to be deleted by including the {{speedydelete|moved to <new category>}} template where <new category> should be explicited.
Since my proposals were only examples, please feel free to use names you think relevant.
Best, Papatt (talk) 09:06, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
I saw a little problem in the categories you created : when you add a bar "|" after the name of a mother-cat', wiki sorts them according to what is after this bar. I. e., your categories stayed in the first sub-list, according to the <space>-initial you specified.
Typically, a person's category should include the {{DEFAULTSORT:<Surname>, <Given Names>}} template to clarify how Wiki should sort the categories in each mother-cat' but if you wrote them it that order it's mostly useless.
HTH, Papatt (talk) 11:43, 24 October 2011 (UTC)
Maybe I wasn't clear enough, sorry.
First, when you categorize a file, close the blackets without adding something after the name : it alters the way files (and categories) are sorted (ordered) in the category you specified.
Second, to alter the way files are sorted in every category (useful for person's categories which name is written like "<Given Names> <Surname>"), add before every category the tag {{DEFAULTSORT:<Surname>, <Given Names>}}, thus this file will be listed by surname instead of given name.
Maybe you should have a look at this typical example.
HTH, Papatt (talk) 12:55, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Translation Done



 :) --Alexknight12 (talk) 17:43, 2 November 2011 (UTC)


Hi, this file was used in Urdu and Farsi (Persian) versions of Wikipedia. Now it is not used in any Wiki Project. How can I know the project pages and reuse or ask an editor to do the same after renaming? Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:56, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi Hindustanilanguage !
I first checked if your file has been normally renamed : yes it has.
That means that all usages of the previous name will be replaced across all Wikimedia projects ; you can find this in the relevant page (a search for "Maulanaazad" in it is helpful). However I don't know when it will be done.
If you don't want to wait for it, the shortest way would be to edit the pages where you know you saw your file.
Best, Papatt (talk) 10:09, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, Papatt. I think I'll have to wait because I don't know the pages on which this file was referred to. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 09:20, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Bonjour monsieur, can you help me in knowing when all usages of the previous file name will be replaced across all Wikimedia projects, merci beaucoup.Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:30, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
I think it will be done when the relative line in the relevant page will disapear. The easiest way could be to check if your file is still linked to this page. HTH, Papatt (talk) 12:41, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Indian Navy

hey man what is the encyclopedic significance of that video you have uploaded on Indian Navy page please let me know.--Vyom25 (talk) 14:06, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Well man, first I suggest you create a userpage. Coming to your concern about the video - it aims to highlight a tradition in India - Defense personnel train their kids to be recruited to serve the country just like them. This video is just intended to highlight that same - that a father is seeing his son being trained to shoot- even if it is just a toy gun. Perhaps, the son is just predestined, or perhaps, is being trained for future. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:39, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

I use Wikipedia commons rarely so that explains my blank user page. You can visit my user page in English Wikipedia. By the way someone has already removed that video so no further discussion is needed.--Vyom25 (talk) 13:40, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Mechanism for dealing with abusive admins

Dear Papatt,
Can you please tell me about any noticeboard or discussion board on Commons from where an ordinary contributor can seek relief from an impolite, abusing and falsely accusing admin who acts in a highly egoistic and unbecoming manner. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 09:35, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi Hindustanilanguage !
I'm afraid I can't help you this time since I didn't find a page like "Requests to admins" but I'm quite sure such a page exists.
I hope you'll find elsewhere the help you need. Best, Papatt (talk) 19:41, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
"Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems". — Cheers, JackLee talk 14:56, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Merry Christmas

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Thanks for the greetings – and merry Christmas to you as well! — Cheers, JackLee talk 14:55, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

TMerry Christmas

May All your days be filled with happiness --Alexknight12 (talk) 17:40, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I hope your holidays were happy too..and salutations to the new year.--Camocon (talk) 03:23, 5 January 2012 (UTC)


Only mountains don't meet (French proverb), sure we'll do one day. The world is so small ! :)
Best wishes for this new year. Papatt (talk) 11:42, 17 January 2012 (UTC)


Oh, ok, now I understand. But why the thing wasn't restored through an undeletion request? -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 09:50, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

  1. . I am not the uploader of the file.
  2. . The uploader gave "threat to my existence" for my RfD of his uploads.
  3. . He was blocked for three days.
  4. . All his uploads were deleted (including this file).
  5. . Srikit felt that since this upload was PDText, it was restored through undeletion request.
  6. . I am not disputing restoration. My only plea is let the status of DR be what it was before your edit for record purpose.
    Hindustanilanguage (talk) 10:02, 7 April 2012 (UTC).
yes, I just read :-) well, of course he did wrong, but to be honest the RfDs you proposed had no much ground, they were clearly PD-Text :-) Anyway I restored the "Deleted" version. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 10:24, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
What does the sign read? I can't read Indian :-) -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 15:39, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
Ok, but next time, please, use the wikilinks in my talk page rather than the extended URL ;-)) -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 10:15, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Welcome, Dear Filemover!

Commons File mover.svg

Hi Hindustanilanguage/Archive 1, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

  • Use the CommonsDelinker link in the {{rename}} template to order a bot to replace all ocurrences of the old title with the new one.
  • Please do not tag redirects as {{speedy}}. Other projects, like InstantCommons, might be using the file even though they don't show up in the global usage. Deleting the redirects would break their file references.
  • Please know and follow the file rename guidelines.
--Sreejith K (talk) 10:48, 12 April 2012 (UTC)


File:Biographies of living persons.jpg is a suitable name for an image of some unknown person? And "Category:Biographies" is a suitable category for this image? Say it ain't so Joe... tell me it's all just a dreadful mistake... – JBarta (talk) 21:01, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

You're posting a message as if I uploaded the file. If you disagree with the naming, suggest a better name. similarly, suggest an appropriate Category. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:33, 15 April 2012 (UTC).
I posted the message to you because YOU removed the 'rename' tag and YOU added a silly category. As far as the half-completed 'rename' tag, I was hoping the uploader would suggest a rename along the lines of who was in the image (because neither you or I have any idea who it is). As far as categories, I would think no category is better than a nonsensical one. I will revert your changes since you're not really sure what you were doing. Hopefully you won't toddle by again and do the same silly thing twice. – JBarta (talk) 01:12, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Referred to User Problems Noticeboard

Rename request

Hello Hindustanilanguage, I would like to ask you to rename the file Patriarch Joasaf II.jpg which I've just uploaded to Patriarch Joasaf I.jpg. The person in the picture is definitely patriarch Joasaf I, I've mistaken the numbers. Thanks in advance, Loraine (talk) 10:26, 16 April 2012 (UTC)



Renaming to File:Patriarch Joasaf I.ext.jpg as per your syntax on the file page. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 10:35, 16 April 2012 (UTC).

A barnstar for you!

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This award is given to you to recognize the quantity and quality of your contributions to Wikimedia Commons.

More importantly, I just want to let you know that your hard work is seen and appreciated. Thank you.
Senator2029talk 00:37, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you, I assure you that this kind of appreciation will further motivate me to contribute to Wikimedia Commons. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 02:22, 19 April 2012 (UTC).


Hello! Quick info: I do read your comments and I wrote a little note here. I think the little joke got lost in translation from DE to EN. Wasn't meant to be offending or rude. Just want to let you know. CU! --Hedwig in Washington (MAIL?) 11:27, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg ResolvedI've noted your comment as inadvertent. Have a nice and keep up your good work on commons. --Hindustanilanguage (talk) 15:14, 21 April 2012 (UTC)


Hello, I m Mexican and cerro means mountain in spanish but the description of this file is in italian. This is an oak (Quercus cerris).--Pixeltoo (talk) 22:17, 15 April 2012 (UTC)



Rename as per user request done. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:51, 16 April 2012 (UTC).

Thanks for your help !--Pixeltoo (talk) 11:14, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
You are welcome. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 13:32, 19 April 2012 (UTC).
I m Mexican because I'm born in Mexico but i m acculturated. I m living in France since my toddlerhood. --Pixeltoo (talk) 20:22, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you for the clarification. If a guy like me can have smattering (albeit feeble) knowledge of French, you can have better one in Spanish. All the best for your future. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 20:31, 21 April 2012 (UTC).
Thank you and good luck to you too Hindustanilanguage. :) --Pixeltoo (talk) 07:33, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
I'll look into the file you've cited. Meanwhile I hope you'll appreciate some of my "Hindi Translations" of Commons templates:
Besides many other files, templates, descriptions, filemoving and editing tasks on Commons and other Wiki Projects. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 16:53, 22 April 2012 (UTC).


Hi Hindustanilanguage, thanks for providing me the information about my edit count on Commons. As you see, I still have a long way to reach the mark of the other user, with "only" 3500 edits in less than 4 years. Have you estimated the edit average (per day) of that user? it would be an amazing (and difficult to believe, in fact) number... Fma12 (talk) 20:31, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

IP reverts

[3] and [4]?!?! "Unknown IP address holder - request could be wrong". Those are easily the strangest revert reasons I have seen on any wiki. You should consider reading EN:WP:BITE, or for that matter check the identification yourself. The two species are completely different and there are several photos of both on wiki. Or you could check the flickr source for the two photos, which both have the correct identification. But you didn't bother. You just reverted because the change was by an IP. I have reverted your edits. 18:29, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Help needed

Hello! Could you please have a look at this picture? I have no clue what the description STHAPATHI Ph- 9840166584 means. Maybe nothing, maybe something. Hope you can find something out. Thanks for your time! --Hedwig in Washington (MAIL?) 07:05, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

I suggest you have a look at Advertisement. You'll find this guy's pic and full details under "SERVICES: TEMPLE ARCHITECTS - STHAPATHI". Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:21, 24 April 2012 (UTC).
Thanks! :) --Hedwig in Washington (MAIL?) 08:19, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Suggestion for u :-)

Hello, Hindustanilanguage! This is just to notify you that since you're a file mover, There is no use changing the rename template. If you disagree with that; don't change it, but directly move the file. Thanks. Dipankan001 (talk) 15:31, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you for the suggestion, although I felt you could probably choose a different welcoming heading for our first interaction. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 15:42, 24 April 2012 (UTC).

Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very sorry for the heading. It's been changed. Thanks. Dipankan001 (talk) 15:08, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg ResolvedAmar sobcheye bhalo bondhu, I've noted your comment as no reflection of your good intentions and overly friendly attitude. Have a nice day and keep up your good work on Commons - specially your high quality pictures. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 16:28, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Incomplete rename request syntax

You had requested renaming of File:Dad and Son.jpg to File:Dad and Son at Wellawatha Beach.jpg. But rename request syntax was incomplete: {{Rename|Dad and Son at Wellawatha Beach.JPG}}. Although I obliged your request assuming it was done based on criteria no. 3, plz use appropriate rename criteria 1-7 when requesting renaming from Commons:RENAME such as {{Rename|Dad and Son at Wellawatha Beach.JPG|#3}} so that there is no ambiguity. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 18:20, 26 April 2012 (UTC).

Thanks. -- Infrogmation (talk) 02:20, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Gents- Toilet -SignboardinHindi (with arrow).jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Gents- Toilet -SignboardinHindi (with arrow).jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Ices2Csharp (talk) 12:54, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Pending deletion request


Commons:Deletion requests/File:French Electronic duo performing their first live-set with Sir.Cus Techno Travel at the Palais des sports of Marseille, France, fall of 1995.jpg is still open without any comment. Why should we do with this file ? The precise subject depict in the file is indeed unclear but this file could be useful though (for instance to illustrate other articles like w:fr:Palais des sports de Marseille or w:Electronic music).

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 17:53, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

I wonder how the file can be used you've admitted yourself that the "precise subject depict in the file is indeed unclear". If you feel there is still some utility, please type it on the DR page. I'm sure an admin will judiciously decide on the issue. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 17:58, 4 May 2012 (UTC).
I'm not very sure (otherwise, as an admin, I could have close the request by myself ^^). Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk)

BSicon corner arrow renames

Dankon pro via helpo pri la ĝustnomigo de   (lNULc2) k.a.t. ikonoj! -- Tuválkin 22:05, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Vi estas tre ĝentila! Ĝi estis mia devo. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 05:37, 9 May 2012 (UTC).

Renaming File:sąd rejonowy.jpg to File:Nysa, sąd rejonowy.jpg

You've adhered to a rename request from an IP to rename File:sąd rejonowy.jpg to File:Nysa, sąd rejonowy.jpg. There are some two to three cities in the world named as Nysa including one in Poland. The normal renaming is done as Taj Mahal, Agra and not the other way round - Agra, Taj Mahal - So is the renaming correct? Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:27, 18 May 2012 (UTC).

I don't think there is ever a "correct name" - short ones are incomplete and detailed ones are unwieldy (and prone to errors). Admittedly, I often miss to correct the awkward suggestions by the requesting editors. While you have a good point to add Poland here, en:Nysa suggests that Polish Nysa is the dominant destination for cities, and the Polish language in the name gives a hint. Cheers. Materialscientist (talk) 08:23, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg ResolvedI've renamed the file to sąd rejonowy,Nysa.jpg.Hindustanilanguage (talk) 12:02, 19 May 2012 (UTC)


Its fascinating what can be done with google when you play detective now. As you say at AN there are lots of High courts so the place to start is with the uploader. Click on his history and you will find that he has only one edit here which is not very promising. So I googled his name, the first hit was this page aha, its about a high court in Dhaka. Lets try googling "High Court, Dhaka", this came up with en:Old High Court Building, Dhaka. Comparing the text and looking at the edit history of that page, I am pretty sure that the uploader of the image was interested in this particular high court and that this stair case belongs to Category:Old High Court Building, Dhaka. Sometimes playing detective with a file will take me days, this one was easy as the uploader only worked on one article, but for those of us who like to play detective it is very rewarding, and it is not neccessary to delete a file because it does not seem immediately useable. We have the category Category:Unidentified subjects in which any unidentified subject can find a home.--KTo288 (talk) 11:58, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you for this insightful information. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 13:30, 21 May 2012 (UTC).

You're welcome.--KTo288 (talk) 13:54, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
I took an even easier path, I just looked at the global contributions of the uploader, and saw straight away that he created the page en:THE OLD HIGH COURT BUILDING, which was moved to en:Old High Court Building, Dhaka. But the interesting thing is looking at the edit history of en:THE OLD HIGH COURT BUILDING and we see he continued to edit the old page even after the rename/move and he added lots of photos - perhaps some lost material there that can be added into the en:Old High Court Building, Dhaka version. He also edited under two usernames. It appears that he didn't put a license on the other photos so they were deleted, and perhaps he was upset/confused by the article rename and deletion nominations, but he never fixed the licensing - we lost a genuine contributor. --Tony Wills (talk) 12:31, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
(A users "contributions page" can be found on the "Toolbox" links of the user's page and the "global contributions" link is at the bottom of the "contributions page"). --Tony Wills (talk) 12:31, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

File renaming criterion #3: Correct misleading names into accurate ones. There are more than one photo of Lorne Greene in different years.


I noticed you moved File:Lorne Greene.jpg to File:Lorne Greene 1942.jpg.

There isn't really anything misleading about pictures not being dated. Please be more careful when processing rename requests. --  Docu  at 17:31, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Its not me to request renaming the files. As regards to confusion of files named after Lorne Greene, please refer to this page before saying anything. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 05:15, 22 May 2012 (UTC).
I agree with User:Docu, that was a totally unnecessary file move. It is *not* necessary to rename files to distinguish them from other similar files. Please read the guidelines again, and the discussion on the guidelines talk page. Reserve the use of file move/rename to correct gross errors - the examples are quite specific. People do not search for files by filename, they either select them visually from a category etc, or use "search" which searches the descriptions. Yes, there is always a "better" name for a file, but that is not a good enough reason. "Lorne Greene" was not a misleading filename, in fact it is a quite accurate file name. Details of when/where/why etc can go in the file description (in multiple languages). A file name is *not* the file description. I hope I don't sound too abrupt, I'm just tying to help a little :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 11:58, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
I agree with User:Docu too. --Sreejith K (talk) 12:45, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
Right or wrong, this renaming is only part of many renames on Commons which can disputed, and perhaps, people like you can do remedy. Take the case of this discussion with Materialscientist or my discussion with Hoo man in connection with renaming a file which contradicted the description in the file itself. Is this an attempt to incriminate me overlooking a few good things I keep doing for Commons? Hindustanilanguage (talk) 13:47, 23 May 2012 (UTC).
Sorry, we are not making complaints against you :-), keep up the concientous work :-). But we have a system where people request renames with {{rename}} and other trusted users check to see whether there is sufficient reason to move the file (those trusted users are granted the "renaming rights"). This project (Commons) is not like other wikipedia projects where it is just their own wiki use that they need to consider, moving files here often just creates other more subtle problems elsewhere that are often not immediately obvious. We are just pointing out that your interpretation of the renaming rules is too broad. The renames will not be reversed by anyone, but just keep in mind people often request (or insist on) unneeded renames. --Tony Wills (talk) 20:50, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
That's what even I am trying to say - in the two examples I cited above, my Commons friends exercised their powers in good faith - although somebody - including my humble self can dispute their moves. You can dispute my action in one file move, but you may kindly note I was careful in the other two file moves. Caution is precisely the only thing we can exercise in such cases. Regards, Hindustanilanguage (talk) 05:05, 24 May 2012 (UTC).
Good to hear. In this case, the reasoning of the requester didn't match our policy on file renames. Possibly this somewhat slipped through when you attempted to check it.
If we start to rename files to distinguish them from other images of the same subject, not only would most files on Commons be renamed, but we would keep renaming them when we get more files of the same subject.
Adding information to the description field is generally a better choice when attempting to distinguish several images of the same.
Sorry that the fact that two other users agreed with my comment gave you the impression is is some sort of attempt of [whatever], but I suppose they just happened to come across your talk page for some other reason.
BTW, I should have started my comment by thanking you for processing some of my rename requests. --  Docu  at 06:30, 26 May 2012 (UTC
You are always welcome. I will extend all my cooperation for any constructive help I can offer to you as a friendly fellow Commons User. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:35, 26 May 2012 (UTC).

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हिन्दी भाषा में सकारात्मक योगदान के प्रति मेरा अटूट विश्वास

  • मैंने विकिपीडिया पर तथा हिन्दीनेस्ट जैसे प्रसिद्ध वेबसाईट पर अपना योगदान किया है।
  • मैंने पहली बार दूसरे विकी टेम्प्लेट का हिन्दी में अनुवाद किया -- जिन्में कामन्स के दायरे से बाहर टेम्प्लेट और उसी तरह मेटा-विकी की नोटिसें जैसे कि केंद्रीय प्रबन्धन नोटिस (हिन्दी सूचना) जैसे कैई टेम्प्लेट तथा सूचनाएं शामिल हैं। मेरी ही अनुवादित हैं।
  • हर साल विकिमीडिया विकिमेनिया सम्मेलन आयोजित करता है और मैंने देखा है कि 2011 के विकिमेनिया तक कोई हिंदी योगदानकर्ता कार्यक्रम और सूचना, आदि के हिंदी में अनुवाद के बारे में शायद सोचा ही नहीं। सौभाग्य से 2011 के समय मैंने सम्मेलन की सभी सूचनाओं का हिन्दी में अनुवाद किया जिन्हें आज भी विकिमेनिया 2011 श्रेणी:हिंदी में देखा जा सकता है।
  • मैंने कामन्स पर हिन्दी भाषीय सदस्यों की अप्लोड की हुई चित्रों पर अपने अनुवाद द्वारा निर्णय लेने में मदद की।
  • मैंने कई लोगों को हिन्दी विकिपीडिया से अवगत करवाया और योगदान की प्रक्रिया समझाई।
  • मैंने हिन्दी विकिपीडिया पर कई लेख लिखे हैं।

पिछले कुछ दिनों में मेरे कुछ मित्रों ने मेरी कुछ अनुवादित टिप्पणियों के प्रति उंगली उठाई है। जाने अनजाने में मुझे मानना पड़ेगा कि मुझ से कुछ-कुछ जगहों पर भूल-चुक हुई है जिसे मुझे इस प्रकार से सुधारना होगा कि भविष्य में ये न हो बल्कि मैं सकारात्मक एवं उल्लेखनीय योगदान पर अग्रसर रहूँ। मैं यही करना चाहूँगा और इसी सन्दर्भ में मैं अपनी कुछ हिन्दी निबंधों/लेखों/ योगदान का ब्यौरा दे चूका हूँ। Hindustanilanguage (talk) 18:21, 1 June 2012 (UTC).

Four more translated templates in Hindi

In addition to 18 done already. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:52, 6 June 2012 (UTC).

A few more recently translated Commons templates in Hindi

A few more recently translated Commons templates in Hindi are as follows:

  1. Template:Indefblockeduser/hi
  2. Template:Pagemovevandal/hi
  3. Template:Indefblocked-global/hi
  4. Template:Inappropriate username/hi
  5. Template:Imposter/hi
  6. Template:Copyviouploadindefblock/hi
  7. Template:Blocked user/hi
  8. Template:Blocked user/hi
  9. Template:Blocked proxy/hi
  10. Template:Blocked/hi

22+10 = 32 Templates translated on Commons so far. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 18:26, 6 June 2012 (UTC) .

Flags of Tuva

Really, my data is correct, I did long research on that topic, but I did not try to correct any wrong data in the descriptions here, this will follow later.--Antemister (talk) 18:52, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Since your suggested names clash with original description, I suggest you also cite some sources in order to dispel the filemovers cautious approach / suspicion. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 18:58, 7 June 2012 (UTC).

Hindi translation

I am not highly impressed by your translation skills, but there is a request to translate Template:Assessments/translate/hi. Would you be interested? --Sreejith K (talk) 05:47, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

I think you should take the services of somebody whose "translation skills" impress you a lot. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 09:27, 4 June 2012 (UTC).
I am not asking for any help. Commons is looking for volunteers. You decide whether or not to help Hindi readers. This could be a good chance to clear the misconceptions about you that you are only interested in images related to some particular categories. Again, its your call; you decide. --Sreejith K (talk) 11:15, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
Please refer to "हिन्दी भाषा में सकारात्मक योगदान के प्रति मेरा अटूट विश्वास" on this talk page as well as your own talk, you'll come across links to my contributions on Commons as well as other Wikis. For your ease of understanding, pls refer to the following Commons templates translated by me:
  1. . Template:Al_Jazeera/hi
  2. . Template:Arbeiderpartiet_Flickr/hi
  3. . Template:Australian_Broadcasting_Corporation-source/hi
  4. . Template:AWM-image/hi
  5. . Template:BANQ/hi
  6. . Template:CanadianIllustrated/hi
  7. . Template:India_loves_Wikipedia_event/hi
  8. . Template:Insignia-Israel/hi
  9. . Template:Malayalam_loves_Wikimedia_event_-_2/hi
  10. . Template:Malayalam_loves_Wikimedia_event/hi
  11. . Template:No_watermarks/hi
  12. . Template:Out_of_scope/hi
  13. . Template:PD-India/hi
  14. . Template:PD-IsraelGov/hi
  15. . Template:Personality_rights/hi
  16. . Template:Picasareviewunnecessary/hi
  17. . Template:Talkback/hi
  18. . Template:TamilWiki_Media_Contest/hi

This is in addition to my contributions to the Hindi Wikipedia. So nobody can pinpoint fingers at me to say that I'm wholly diabolic ( partially is okay, I guess each person has a flip side. ).Hindustanilanguage (talk) 11:55, 4 June 2012 (UTC).

Nobody doubts your Hindi skills or your willingness to contribute to the project. Just that a few edits of yours were not seen the same way you intended it to be. I think that can be forgotten now since you have already said that you have learned what went wrong. The reason why I withdrew the block on you was that I see a good contributor in you. I believe there are a lot of things in this project where you could be of great help. Otherwise, why would I even point you to a template which is awaiting translation. --Sreejith K (talk) 16:09, 4 June 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for showing confidence in me. Since the template you've pointed in fairly a long one, I hope so that I'll be able to translate it in next 2-3 days. I hope that should be fine. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 16:58, 4 June 2012 (UTC).
A note to this effect posted on Sreejithk2000's talk page a few days back. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 11:51, 9 June 2012 (UTC).
This is the sandbox version of the translation where I discovered difficulties in translating the requested template. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 12:20, 9 June 2012 (UTC).

India : Categorisation

Hi, as mentioned before, please use useful categories and don't over-categorize images, i.e. please do not categorize your uploads (an example of your recent activity):

Category:Temples in India +
Category:Tamil culture +

You'll help to save time and capacity on commons by categorizing:

Category:Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu or much more specific

Please use as far as possible the category of the regarding city/town/village or district (if there's no category) etc., or, a localized better 'fitting' i.e. the 'most fitting"' category(ies). Do not add - in addition - the categories of the "parent category", among them cities, states and countries etc.

For further information on categories please read asap Commons:Categories referring to an accurate categorisation, simplifying your further uploads and categorisation in general. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them at the commons:help desk.

Thank you for your assistance, Roland 20:16, 11 June 2012 (UTC)


 About moving "File:Shikan Nakamura IV, in 1897, trimming version.jpg"

Hi , I am ”故城一片之月” (Kojo Ippenotuki), ja-wikipedian. I say great thanks for your assistance.--故城一片之月 (talk) 16:39, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Shade.png You are most welcome. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:56, 13 June 2012 (UTC).


Can you please stop adding parent categories where other categories in the tree are already included? —SpacemanSpiff 16:12, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Can you please elaborate on the context, the particular files and categories you are talking about? Hindustanilanguage (talk) 05:07, 11 June 2012 (UTC).

It is strange that you arrogantly make an ambiguous and incomprehensible question, do not respond to my humble queries and yet claim that Wikipedia restored your faith in humanity. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 08:55, 14 June 2012 (UTC).

From User Problem's Noticeboard

Hindi translation of a template

completely meaningless?

What was here completyly meaningless? I state that it had very much meaning, There was the date, there was the name of the city and it was visible that it is part of a series. ...Sicherlich talk 06:21, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Shade.png Renaming is based on the IP requests. I've turned down this IP's rename requests for files such as File:Krzyż.JPG, File:Remiza OSP.JPG. I may have erred on this file b'coz I no nothing of Polish and thought the request to be genuine. Please suggest your desired name and I'll rename accordingly. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:34, 19 June 2012 (UTC).
okay; simply moving it back to where it was: --> File:2011-04 Łęki Górne 4.jpg ...Sicherlich talk 06:35, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
There was some problem in rolling back - so now it is File:2011-04 Łęki Górne 4.jpeg. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:43, 19 June 2012 (UTC).
hehe okay :o) - thanks for the quick reaction! ...Sicherlich talk 06:45, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
Can you please offer your suggestion to what your compatriot is saying @ Krzyż below. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:11, 19 June 2012 (UTC).


"Krzyż" is in polish language "cross". In Poland are many hundert thousand wayside crosses in many hundert thousand localities. Please rename this file "Krzyż" to "Dymitrów Mały, Krzyż" or "Wayside cross in Dymitrów Mały" 06:31, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Please address the grievance of your compatriot. (s)he's terribly angry with me. I've no renaming problems if this is done on friendly terms. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:34, 19 June 2012 (UTC).
Hallo, Hindustanilanguage. See please: File:Krzyż przy drodze cross.jpg, File:Krzyż Jaszkowo.jpg, File:Krzyż1 Ciele.jpg, File:Lipków - krzyż.JPG, File:Krzyż Trzciniec.jpg. "Krzyż" is only "cross" without locality. cheers 06:50, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
With the Krzyż I do not have a problem moving it. The name is quite general (cross as wrote) and very much true there are thousands ot these crosses all over Poland. Its not part of a series, it has no date. ...Sicherlich talk 07:33, 19 June 2012 (UTC)
✓  Done The file is now named Dymitrów Mały, Krzyż.jpg. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:44, 19 June 2012 (UTC).


Hallo, Hindustanilanguage. "Czarownic"(a) is from polish czarownica (magician woman, Hexe in german, and sorcier in french). This picture is a view from Mostek Czarownic (in english "Magician woman bridge" - beteween two towers of a church in Wrocław. Please rename this file in "Wrocław, widok na rynek z Mostku Czarownic" or "Wrocław, Market Square (a view from Witches Bridge)" cheers 11:41, 20 June 2012 (UTC)



Based on the explanation provided by you. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 05:16, 21 June 2012 (UTC).

From Rillke's Discussion Page (Rolling Back File Moves)

Hallo Rillke, As you are aware, I am a humble user and filemover on Commons, which is why I try to exercise judiciously in the renaming the files on Commons. Recently, there was some problem when a German/Polish user asked for renaming a file terming it as meaningless. This was when the uploader asked me to rollback the file to its original name. Since I could not rollback, I renamed the file to the old name with .jpeg extension instead of .jpg (See User request problem.) I therefore request you to grant me rollback rights for helping other Commons users in situations such as these. Regards and best wishes, Hindustanilanguage (talk) 05:49, 21 June 2012 (UTC).

File moves can't be rolled back using the rollback right. This is a technical limitation. Sorry. -- RE rillke questions? 07:37, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you for the info. What is your solution for such situations? Hindustanilanguage (talk) 08:10, 21 June 2012 (UTC).
You have to ask on COM:AN to move-over-redirect back to the original title. -- RE rillke questions? 08:24, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of the Persian (Farsi) version of Categories .

moved from COM:AN/User problems

The Persian (Farsi) version of the Categories has been deleted with message "Copy from Farsi Wikipedia instead of Commons". I request the restoration of the page to have active participation of Wikimedians from Iran and Persian speakers from across the globe. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 15:16, 19 June 2012 (UTC).
Wouldn't it be better to make an actual translation of Commons:Categories into Persian? Jafeluv (talk) 06:57, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
I second that, seems the right way to do it.--Trex2001 (talk) 07:00, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Also, in case of copies, the revision history should be imported or at least the users who contributed should be mentioned. The page contained many red links because it was just copied and therefore it may also contain misguiding suggestions. -- RE rillke questions? 07:23, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
I don't know Farsi - so can't be of help. But what's the problem in restoring a deleted file when the act seemed to be on flimsy grounds : "Copy from Farsi Wikipedia instead of Commons" - the same can be said for any language. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 11:02, 20 June 2012 (UTC).
Because it's a collection of red links with misguiding content that was made for Wikipedia, not for a media hoster like Commons and a possible copyright violation? Why don't you trust Mmxx, who is the deleter and a native speaker of Persian language or ask him directly and, instead come to this noticeboard? -- RE rillke questions? 14:15, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Politically, it is a bit tricky too as there are important "marketing" efforts to use everywhere "Persian" in stead of Iranian language, and to try to make farsi disappear, while technically, en:Persian language is a collection of old and current languages, Farsi becoming the 'modern Persian" or "Contemporary Persian" I guess. I have undone several "merges" related to Farsi. --Foroa (talk) 15:45, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Farsi and Persian are names for the same language, depending on whether the speaker wants to make the language seem new, modern and hip, or ancient, important and dignified. I suspect a large part of introduction of "Farsi" into English was the Shah's Iranian government, that changed the country's name from Persia to Iran. Yes, Persian can be used to refer to distinct older languages, as can Greek, English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, etc. Iranian is just wrong; there are many languages spoken in Iran, and none of them are uniquely identified by Iranian.--Prosfilaes (talk) 07:07, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
I'll try to contact either one or two native Persian speakers on Commons or elsewhere and see what can be done. I posted a message on one Persian-speaking Commons admin's talk page a few days back, but I did not get any reply. Can any one of you at least paste the text of translation on my talk page. It can probably be of some help. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 05:23, 21 June 2012 (UTC).
Why?! It is this version just without files, the first template and language links. I compared this with a diff. You can pull it yourself if you need it. -- RE rillke questions? 08:43, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Angry Response of a Global Sysop on the Request for Rights Page


Hindi description of Commons:Administrators' noticeboard page (Request for inclusion on the page)

File:Kościół Parafii Rzymskokatolickiej.JPG

Hallo Hindustanilanguage. The filename "Kościół Parafii Rzymskokatolickiej" i very bad, in english "Church of Roman Catholic Parish" (without location!). In Poland are thousands "Kościół Parafii Rzymskokatolickiej / Church of Roman Catholic Parish". Please reneme this file in "Cegłów, kościół św. Jana Chrzciciela" or "Cegłów, Saint John the Baptist church". "Cegłów" → is location, "kościół" → is church and "św. Jana Chrzciciela" → is Saint John the Baptist. cheers 11:24, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

✓  Done As per your suggestion, the new file name is Cegłów,_kościół_św._Jana_Chrzciciela.jpg. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 05:21, 26 June 2012 (UTC).


Hallo Hindustanilanguage. The filename "Domdziecka" is in english "orphanagy for childern" (without location!). In Poland are many hunderts orphanagys ("Dom dziecka"). Please rename this file in "Bytom, dom dziecka nr 3". "Bytom" → is location (city), "dom" → is "house / building", "dziecka" → is "childern" cheers 08:44, 29 June 2012 (UTC)



As per your explanation. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 11:08, 29 June 2012 (UTC).