User talk:Metallurgist

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Metallurgist!

TUSC token 233946dc2367ad0419fc60c57ff3a81e[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Metallurgist!
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:

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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]]
[[Category:Comets]]

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) 10:48, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

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--Túrelio (talk) 07:21, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

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Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

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Ww2censor (talk) 12:58, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Mustache on Jakob Ammann[edit]

Hi, I see you commented on the mustache on Jakob Ammann. The practice of shaving the mustache seems not to have started until a century after Ammann came on the scene. Probably an adaption from a style that swept Europe and then North America (note Abe Lincoln's shaved mustache, and thousands of others in the early to mid 1800s). To be sure, no historical evidence is known (at least to me, and I have read a lot of Anabaptist history and have specifically asked some noted Amish historians) as to when and why the shaved mustache tradition got started. It is sometimes linked to a protest against French militarism, but no historical evidence has actually shown that to be true. Mikeatnip (talk) 02:48, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Yea, I added that to my comment after I realized that. Anabaptists fascinate me despite that Im Jewish. Any recommendations on books to read? Amish historians, wow, of course that exists, but it still seems a surprise.--Metallurgist (talk) 17:15, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
"The Anabaptist Story" by Estep is a general overview of the movement. "The Secret of the Strength" by Peter Hoover gives a bit more personal and in depth look. Mikeatnip (talk) 12:51, 28 March 2016 (UTC)