User talk:Kolforn

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Welcome to Kolforn's talk page[edit]

Photograph date category[edit]

Just a quick note — thank you for adding the date category, but actually it's not needed. The {{Taken on}} template automatically adds the category; see the page before you added it. But thanks a lot for using this system; the lack of a date category in most of our images I consider a real weakness, and the more images that use them, the better. Nyttend (talk) 16:01, 10 January 2016 (UTC)


the 307 of 308 portuguese municipalities (concelhos) have not "Municipality" in the title, why you made the move? I think ther is no reason for that and should be reverted. Abraço --JotaCartas (talk) 16:37, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Church of to iglesia de[edit]

Hi Kolform. Why are you changing this? The convention is to use English where possible and/or prevalent. Besides, the correct name is Santa María la Mayor.

Also, this category Category:Churches and Chapels in Alcaudete, Spain is wrong. Subcategories should always use the same form as the main category, i.e. if the main category is 'Alcaudete', the subcategory should not be 'Alcaudete, Spain'. And the category 'churches in' should not be mixed with chapels.

Kind regards, tyk (talk) 13:43, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

Taken on ...[edit]

Hi Kolforn!

You changed in about 40 of my photos the {{Taken on|xxx}} to xxx. Could you explain me, why?

regards, fcm. --Frank C. Müller (talk) 17:52, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Titulos nÕ standard ou em desacordo com a maoiria[edit]

Ola, mudei o titulo de Category:José Arvelos, (Artist) para Category:José Arvelos (sculptor). Gostaria de lhe pedir que prestasse mais atenção na criação de títulos de categorias. Uma forma simples é procurar categorias semelhantes e ver o que os editores anteriores fizeram e fazer igual; mesmo que não seja oficialmente um "standard" é um bom princípio para manter alguma coerência na Commons. Também, ao criar uma nova categoria, ela deverá subir na árvore, i.e. Se criar "Houses in Lagos", alem de ser categorizado em "Lagos", deverá se-lo também em p.ex "Houses in Faro (district)", "Houses in Portugal by city" e outras semelhantes. NOTE: Se não encontrar categorias superiores com títulos idênticos, é porque a categoria que esta a criar não tem um título muito "standard" ou pelo menos bastante usado. Obrigado pela atenção, cumprimentos --JotaCartas (talk) 01:03, 5 December 2016 (UTC)


Remove this nonsenseKolforn (talk) 10:15, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Photos by country by day[edit]

Hi, As you have added countries to photos-by-day, (as have I on occasion), you might be interested in contributing to this proposal. Best. Acabashi (talk) 03:18, 12 March 2017 (UTC)


Kolforn, for the future could you please set {{own}} for the source in information template instead of Self-made image? The already uploaded photos will be edited by me. -Arnd (talk) 11:51, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Transport catogorys[edit]

I do not wish to engage in a edit war with you, So in good faith can you explain why you wish to categorize a Bridge as a form of transport when it is quiet clearly a structure, all be it to carry some form of transport. You could say the same about a boardwalk or a staircase but they are structures built to facilitate Transport. Lets not fall out over this I'm sure we can come to some sort of consensus. Kolforn (talk) 19:23, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

I have asked for clarification from administrators noticeboard as you are unable to work with me and resort to needless sarcasm, which is not done in good faith and helps no one. Kolforn (talk)

Another request[edit]

Hi Kolforn, I am very sorry, but I take the liberty of asking you to replace the flag in your template with a "non-animated image". The reason is that .. for me .. animated GIFs are very disturbing of the attention we need/want to give to the relevant text. Regards --JotaCartas (talk) 18:03, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

File:21-05-2017 Speckled wood butterfly.jpg[edit]

Hi Kolforn, this is actually Lasiommata megera. --LamBoet (talk) 14:34, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Template:Taken on[edit]

About a year ago, I was chewed out for not using {{Taken on}}, so I started using it. Today you made this edit (and similar ones on several dozen photos I recently uploaded), removing that and putting the photo in a more specific Category:United States photographs taken on 2017-11-10. So what is considered correct here? I try to comply to community standards, but it is difficult if they keep silently changing.

You may well know more than me. Was a decision made to deprecate {{Taken on}}? - Jmabel ! talk 16:25, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Date format problems[edit]

Hi. I notice you have been removing just the curly brackets from the "{{Taken on}}" and "{{According to EXIF data}}" templates on a number of image files (e.g. here). I don't know if you are aware, but this breaks the internationalizing function of the date parameter which displays dates entered in the format YYYY-MM-DD into the appropriate format corresponding to individual users' language preference settings. In future, if you wish to remove "{{Taken on}}" or "{{According to EXIF data}}" templates, could you please remove them entirely? Also, would it be possible for you to go back and fix the dates in the other files you have changed so far? Many thanks. --DAJF (talk) 04:50, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Done! Kolforn (talk) 08:22, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Demande d'avis[edit]

Bonjour Kolforn. Ton avis est souhaité sur Commons:Bistro#Photos catégorisées par jour de prise et pays. Cordialement. Père Igor (talk) 16:07, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Date templates[edit]

Hello! Sorry for bothering you... Do you know how to create a new template for another country or who can do that? I'm talking about template used for instance here: Category:March 2016 Thailand photographs. There are templates for some countries, but there aren't for others, like Myanmar, Malaysia or my country - Poland. Do you know something about this issue? --Halavar (talk) 13:16, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi Halavar
There is a category for Poland here [[1]]. Once you have added the date category you require you then have to create the category with this [[2]] hope this helps. I have also set up the day date category for your thailand image that you uploaded here [[3]]

Category:United Kingdom photographs taken on 2018-03-11[edit]

You've placed some photos in this category when this is the edit date or the upload date. Please check the EXIF, which should show the date the photograph was actually taken. Cheers. Rodhullandemu (talk) 16:39, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

A usage of a picture taken by you[edit]


Just to let you know that I used a picture you took as a support for a presentation about French Wiktionary. I suppost it is fine for you, but if not, you're welcome to let me know. Thanks for your work in Commons! Face-smile.svg Noé (talk) 15:51, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for your Notifiacation, everything is good, Glad to Help. Kolforn (talk) 16:39, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

File:2008 05 06, Date stone, Sandcliff Hotel, Cromer.jpg[edit]

Hello. I'm curious about the licence on this file. You've indicated that it's derived from File:The Sandcliff Hotel - west facade detail - - 791348.jpg (though you linked to the copy on Geograph), which is licensed under {{Cc-by-sa-2.0}} with a required credit to Evelyn Simak. However, your picture is licensed under plain {{Attribution}} without any attribution to Evelyn Simak required. How so? --bjh21 (talk) 20:46, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

My mistake, now rectified, Thanks, Kolforn (talk) 07:12, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Please consider this[edit]

[4] for your future uploads. Thanks for your cooperation. --Arnd (talk) 10:13, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

By changing this format you are over date-categorizing these images as they appear both in photographed by date and also photographed by date in the UK. unnecessary! Kolforn (talk) 12:20, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
Hi Kolforn, what do you think of this solution? --Arnd (talk) 09:16, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Hi Kolforn, ok i will run my bot soon to update the date all your photos accordingly. --Arnd (talk) 11:57, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Licensing of File:St Andrew, East Runton, Norfolk - - 314752.jpg[edit]

I see that you've added {{Attribution}} to File:St Andrew, East Runton, Norfolk - - 314752.jpg, with a required attribution to you. May I ask why? Is this intended to be an alternative to the CC BY-SA 2.0 with attribution to John Salmon? --bjh21 (talk) 12:03, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Removed - My mistake it was added in error when I added the coords templates Kolforn (talk) 20:13, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

File:2018-07-24 Rolled fillets of Lemon soul stuffed with tarragon and mushrooms.JPG[edit]

This should be proof that all stereotypes of the "bad British" cuisine are nonsense. A well-done photograph, and I hope you got the opportunity to eat this afterwards. Greetings from the continent, De728631 (talk) 07:49, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Hi De728631, Thank you for you commeent. In answer to your question, I most certainly did and thoroughly enjoyed it. The soul was locally caught and the mushrooms were grown locally as was the Tarragon. Kolforn (talk) 08:20, 9 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi Kolforn - Larus michahellis is not the same as Larus argentatus. The latter is a north European species, very rare in southern Portugal ;-) MPF (talk) 09:47, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

File:2018-08-27 Cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae), Trimingham (1).JPG[edit]

Hi Kolforn, this is actually Pieris napi. Kind regards --LamBoet (talk) 10:33, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

120 km[edit]

Entroncamento is not in Lisbon… -- Tuválkin 10:47, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Category:Railway photographs taken on 2014-04-03 and similar[edit]

Hi there, what is the added value of such categories? Is there any consensus for their mass creating and adding? For my part, I don't want such categories for my uploads. "Tracks are for trains" template is misplaced: not all railway photos show tracks. --A.Savin 06:22, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello A.Savin. I did not create the original category for this I’m just adding it were relevant. Some times the day date category become so enlarged that a category just for a particular subject could prove to be very useful. As for the templat. Surely you cant object to a gentle reminder, especially for the young who may be interested in photographing trains. In future I will not edited any of your contributions to this category.Kolforn (talk) 06:27, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 01:16, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Canada photographs[edit]

Hi, thank you for categorizing and organizing photo uploads by location. Wondering what your process is. Are you creating the yyyy-mm-dd category manually or do you have a script that takes care of it?

I can start categorizing my uploads myself but thought the process of creating a new category for a few images only might not be worth the time/effort: 20190931 has 2 photos, 20190906 has 4, 20190910 has 3 (and all are my uploads).

// sikander { talk } 🦖 12:10, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi Sikander, I use the template Date= Taken on|2019-09-12|location=Canada, with braces ({{) at either end, and alter the date accordingly and then create the Day/date/country category using, Canada photographs taken on navbox|2019|09|12, with braces ({{) at either end, and once again altering the date accordingly. Hope this is of Help. Kolforn (talk) 13:11, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Category:Bridges in Norfolk, England, photographed in July 2007[edit]

Category discussion warning

Bridges in Norfolk, England, photographed in July 2007 has been listed at Commons:Categories for discussion so that the community can discuss ways in which it should be changed. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this category, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for discussion 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. If the category is up for deletion because it has been superseded, consider the notion that although the category may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new category.

In all cases, please do not take the category discussion personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

-- Ricky81682 (talk) 06:56, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

I'm not listing each category but it's there on the page. Just a little confused as it seems keep tracking of photographs of bridges by month or by counties in England is a bit odd. Perhaps by year and then by particular bridge? -- Ricky81682 (talk) 06:59, 21 June 2021 (UTC)

Bjh21 planning to start editing again[edit]

I'm sorry that I made you feel uncomfortable on Commons, and I'm sorry for intruding on your talk page like this. I notice that you haven't replied to my question on User talk:Bjh21 about whether I need to restrict my editing to allow you to feel comfortable on Commons. Given that, I plan to start editing as normal in a week's time. If you'd like me to restrict my edits in any way, please let me know. If you don't want to communicate directly with me, you can ask at COM:ANU instead. I will accept any editing restriction that you propose, subject to a maximum duration of one year in the first instance. --bjh21 (talk) 22:55, 13 July 2021 (UTC)