User talk:Nihonjoe

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Notice I check this page somewhat regularly (usually weekly or so, since I don't get much traffic here), but please also see my talk page over on Wikipedia as it gets a lot more action so it gets checked more often (meaning multiple times daily). If you just absolutely can not wait a few hours, that's the place to post. Otherwise, I will answer your question or comment here as soon as I see it. Thanks for your patience!

File name[edit]

Hello Nihonjoe. Can you please move File:Devastated château in Ropica, Czech Republic.jpg to "Ropica 868.jpg". I understand title you given for the file is more descriptive, however I would like to keep my uploads naming consistent. Thank you. - Darwinek (talk) 16:51, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

I can include the 868 if you wish. Is that your main concern? ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 16:53, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes please, files I upload to Commons are consistent with files from my personal archive, therefore the numbers are important. - Darwinek (talk) 17:15, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Done. ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 17:25, 31 August 2010 (UTC)


Thanks a lot for renaming this file. — Habib M'HENNI [¿tell me?] 11:45, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

You're welcome. It's certainly a better title now. :) ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 21:39, 11 October 2010 (UTC)


Hi, could you move these files as suggested?

that would be very nice, thank you Luxusfrosch (talk) 10:04, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

If they have all been tagged appropriately, then I will get to them as I work on Category:Media requiring renaming. ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 19:50, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Commons:File renaming[edit]

Hi Nihonjoe,

Thanks for helping Commons fixing misleading file names. Please bear in mind that renames should comply with the above mentioned guideline. Please attempt to state which reason for renaming you are applying. Please avoid renames such as

  • 21:53, 2010 October 11 Nihonjoe (talk | contribs) m (2,272 bytes) (moved File:Paul Hogan 1926.jpg to File:Paul T. Hogan 1926.jpg: To differentiate between the various Paul Hogans of the world.)
  • 19:33, 2010 October 17 Nihonjoe (talk | contribs) moved File:Kit shorts UNIONII 1011.png to File:Kit shorts UNION 10a.png ‎ (better name)
  • 15:39, 2010 October 18 Nihonjoe (talk | contribs) moved File:50S6thSt.JPG to File:50 S 6th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota.jpg ‎ (more descriptive title)
  • 21:50, 2010 October 11 Nihonjoe (talk | contribs) moved File:Moto Guzzi 110 1965.JPG to File:Moto Guzzi Hispania Lario 110.jpg ‎ (more descriptive title)
  • 19:25, 2010 October 17 Nihonjoe (talk | contribs) moved File:Balkan 1350.jpg to File:Balkans in 1350 according to Gustav Droysen from 19th century.jpg ‎ (more accurate title)

As Commons is a multilingual website, please avoid renaming file to other languages and spellings (Commons:Language policy)

  • 21:56, 2010 October 11 Nihonjoe (talk | contribs) moved File:التل.jpg to File:Shrine of Ammar bin Yasser in Ariqah.jpg ‎ (more descriptive name (Arabic name only means "The hill"))
  • 05:39, 2010 September 21 Nihonjoe (talk | contribs) moved File:Vöppstedter Ruine von Osten.jpg to File:Voeppstedter Ruine von Osten.jpg ‎ (Vermeidung von Umlaut-ö)

Thanks.  Docu  at 04:40, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Not sure what you're trying to get at here, but all the ones I've done to this point were valid renames. Even the Arabic one as it was a more descriptive title (even more descriptive than the Arabic title; I would have renamed it tot he same in Arabic had someone suggested the correct Arabic title with that meaning). ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 05:57, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
Which of the listed reasons for renaming were you trying to apply? I can't find any that says "To differentiate between the various Paul Hogans of the world.". Further, please avoid changing the language of file names.  Docu  at 06:05, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
Are you being purposely difficult? Most of the reasons given when I move a file are what the person requesting the move entered. I don't often change that reason unless it's completely unintelligible. "To differentiate between the various Paul Hogans of the world." is just a more specific way of stating "More descriptive filename". And I will move a file from one language to another if it's going to be a more descriptive file name. If you can provide me with the Arabic for "Shrine of Ammar bin Yasser in Ariqah", I'll be happy to move the file to that name. ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 06:17, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
Before renaming files, you should check if they meet our Commons guideline (Commons:File renaming). Once you read it, you will notice that "More descriptive file name" isn't mentioned. Please review that guideline before doing further renames. Your knowledge of Arabic isn't a reason to translate names to English. This is a multilingual project, please try to keep it that way. Docu  at 06:52, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
I've read the guideline, multiple times. And I didn't do any translating (I don't even know Arabic); I merely assisted by moving the file to a more descriptive title (specifically covered under "change from completely meaningless names into suitable names, according to what the image displays". "Hill", whether in Arabic or in English, is a completely meaningless name when used to describe the Shrine of Ammar bin Yasser in Ariqah. Why don't you go pester someone else who may actually need your enlightened intervention. ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 17:45, 24 October 2010 (UTC)



Thanks for moving my photograph- I should have checked the filename before I uploaded it! :-/

All the best, Yottanesia (talk) 18:09, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

No problem. ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 05:33, 30 October 2010 (UTC)


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Yours sincerely, Josve05a (talk) 17:25, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

@Josve05a: Exactly how was it a violation? I used only free images in it. ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 21:56, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
Ouch. Ok, yeah this is clearly ok. It was caught, despite that the tool should have filtered it out. Sorry. Josve05a (talk) 08:21, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
No problem. Please make sure before you nominate them in the future. This one was used on multiple wikis. ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 16:31, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Cropping images[edit]

By way of information for the future, when you want to crop an image I suggest you use the CropTool that can be activated in your commons Preferences, under Gadgets. The CropTool will then appears in the left side of your screen. It saves everyone a lot of time because it transfers all the correct and appropriate information into the cropped image, such as source, license, author, etc. It even leaves a backlink to the original and visa versa so long as the original has been positively reviewed. That way all the proper information is there and does not need to be manually reviewed by volunteers. If you are just cropping a small bit of the image like a frame you can decide to overwrite the original image but for more major crops you should upload the copped version as a separate new image, but you have a choice. I hope you can see how everyone can save time and frustration by using CropTool. Good luck. Ww2censor (talk) 16:00, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

@Ww2censor: What are you talking about? And why are you being so condescending in your comment? ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 16:10, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
When you uploaded File:Aegopis verticillus ( Férussac, 1822) (6684424059) - front of shell.png you provided the link to the commons image but as it was a Flickr image the flickreviewR bot failed the image because it was unable to find any Flickr link, so it was tagged for human review. I reviewed it, and if you look at my edit you will see my additions as well as a good flickr review. My advise, that you call condescending, is to assist editors be more productive and devote their volunteer time to avoid problems when possible. This is such a situation That's why I pointed you towards the CropTool for future use as it will make such cropping easier and as I stated, transferres all the necessary information that I added manualy as well as giving it a good review. If you find such constructive advise condescending so be it, but I'm just trying to help you for similar future image cropping. I'm sure you have no intention of making more work for us volunteers when it can be avoided. Good luck. Ww2censor (talk) 16:25, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
@Ww2censor: "Us volunteers"? As if I'm not a volunteer, too? This is why you're coming off as condescending: because you treat everyone but you and "us volunteers" as an idiot. Please try revising how you provide information like this in the future so it doesn't feel like you're talking down to us poor plebes. I don't use the crop tool myself because I find it clunky and a pain to use. If you feel it is beneath you to do what you did, feel free to do other less menial tasks. No one is forcing you to do anything. ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 16:31, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Indeed you are a volunteer too and I never suggest you we not and if you just don't like the CropTool, you could have just said, and that's ok too but at least please provide the original Flickr link when you add a {{flickrreview}} template when you crop an image, so it is easier to find for human reviewers. Good evening. Ww2censor (talk) 16:41, 10 June 2017 (UTC)


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