User talk:Jon Kolbert

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hi 😆

Belinda Stronach[edit]

Hi there! Responded to your alert via email regarding Written Permission for Copyright. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thesocialgroup (talk • contribs) 01:18, 23 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi Jon, did you already notice this? Not a big issue but just a bit inconvenient if one searches the SBL log... Best, --Achim (talk) 20:02, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

@Achim55: I did not know of that before, no. I have since removed most of the Amazon links from those affected files, but I also was unable to edit File:20020109_Yoo_Delahunty_Geneva_Convention_memo.pdf to change to HTTPS, because I was hitting the blacklist. Is there any way for admins to temporarily bypass the blacklist? Thanks, Jon Kolbert (talk) 20:19, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Worms Head/Worm's Head[edit]

I notice you recently renamed a bunch of pictures to change "Worms Head" to "Worm's Head" without leaving a redirect. I've reinstated the redirects for some (the ones from Geograph Britain and Ireland, such as File:Worms Head, Gower. - - 393351.jpg) because the old name wasn't bad enough to warrant breaking it. In any case, Ordnance Survey maps all show the name of the island as "Worms Head" without an apostrophe, so arguably the old names weren't incorrect at all. --bjh21 (talk) 11:51, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Any links to the files were updated and the majority of the files had no inbound links at all, so I didn't see much merit in keeping a redirect. In many different sources the region is referred to with the apostrophe. Jon Kolbert (talk) 14:23, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
Please do not delete file redirects (or suppress their creation). There is zero benefit to deleting them in most cases, and there is potential harm. It doesn't matter if you fix inbound links from Wikimedia projects or not. The problem is incoming links from outside WMF projects, which may or may not exist and cannot be fixed. The main exception is when the redirect would be misleading.
With regards to the headland in Wales, both variants are widely used in sources. Clearly we can only use one, and we should be consistent on categories. Its not worth quibbling over it when it comes to filenames. IMO these moves do not meet file rename criteria 3 (its not "wrong name" to "right name", its "acceptable name" to "acceptable name"), so shouldn't have been done.--Nilfanion (talk) 19:13, 21 March 2018 (UTC)