User talk:Nilfanion

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Bus Pics[edit]

Hello, yes, I didn't accept the copyright shortly after upload - I'd be greatful if they could be deleted! Thanks for your help and understanding! :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by LawrenceAbel (talk • contribs) 22:45, 22 May 2016 (UTC) Hi.. So what's the situation/progress regarding the removal? :) In the time being, if you could alter the name to "Lawrence Abel" as oppose to my whole name (Olon...) as that is my middle name, and all work etc is logged under as "Lawrence Abel"

Cheers — Preceding unsigned comment added by LawrenceAbel (talk • contribs) 16:49, 01 June 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for the tip on making .svg files - I had no idea I could edit them in a text editor! I can see the improvement straight away.


Thanks for your help with the DR as well as the EXIF tip - Very much appreciated :), Happy editing :), –Davey2010Talk 23:57, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Birds of Sussex[edit]

Hi Nilfanion - Sussex is a single recording area for ornithological recording:

10/11. Sussex
10. West Sussex: VC 13 & fragment of 17 (Surrey). 11. East Sussex: VC14. Generally recorded simply as Sussex, these two political divisions (introduced in 1865 and not exactly equivalent to the VCs) have sometimes been treated separately, but that is not current practice

From: Ballance & Smith (2008). Recording areas of Great Britain. British Birds 101: 364–375 [my emphasis]. - MPF (talk) 22:36, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

@MPF: Yes, I realise that. However, if a bird is in West Sussex we should place it in a West Sussex specific-category. Both West and East Sussex are natural sub-cats of Sussex - we can handle both without difficulties. That is why I have made no attempt to deprecate Category:Birds of Sussex itself.
On the other hand, having Category:Birds of Hastings as a sub-cat of Category:Animals of West Sussex is not acceptable.--Nilfanion (talk) 22:40, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
You could have Birds of East Sussex & Birds of West Sussex as subcats of Birds of Sussex (comparable to other local subdivisions in other recording areas), but I don't think they should be rooted directly in Birds of England, as that compromises the official recording areas. Would that be OK? - MPF (talk) 22:46, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
Yes, that's reasonable (England -> Sussex -> West Sussex). This is just one of many situations where the poor identity of English counties causes grief.--Nilfanion (talk) 22:50, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! As an aside, captive birds shouldn't really be in Birds of Sussex or subcategories of it; Arundel is better put through any Zoos in Sussex category. Also all the birds therein should go in their respective Species (captive) subcategory; I've just been doing some of them ;-) - MPF (talk) 22:52, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
I agree there entirely. However WWT Arundel is very open - the birds I added to the location category are wild birds that just happen to be at the site. :)--Nilfanion (talk) 22:55, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
Yep, some are certainly wild (the Little Grebes and Common Terns would be), but Common Scoter, etc., aren't :-) The Redshank is tricky; it could be either, but the ring on its leg looks to me more like a close ring than a BTO-style ring. - MPF (talk) 23:14, 8 June 2016 (UTC)