User talk:Pigsonthewing

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Quick update on behalf of the Commons Photographers User Group[edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

I hope you're well and enjoy taking photos for Wikimedia Commons. Here are a couple of quick updates on behalf of our group:

  • Our next virtual meeting will take place on Saturday, August 27. At this point we have two presentations lined up:
  • Suitable! Unsuitable! How to choose photos for a Wikipedia for children, “Klexikon (Ziko)
  • The aperture and its (less known) effects (XRay)
You can sign up for the event on this page: Virtual Meeting on August 27, 2022. – Given that we can accommodate more speakers, I'll invite you to get in touch with me in case you'd like to present on the 27th. You can reach me any time on my talk page or by sending a quick email.
  • Also, we now have a page for local events organized by members of our user group: Local events 2022. Please check it out and consider organizing an event yourself!
  • And finally, we're planning on offering a Post-processing Workshop on October 8. Please save the date; an events page with more information will go up later.

Thanks for being a member of our group and for sharing your works under a free license. Have fun taking pictures!

All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 15:23, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sort key of File:Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains - 2017-10-13 - Andy Mabbett - 47.jpg on the Category:Vintage guitars[edit]

Hi, Pigsonthewing. On the Category:Vintage guitars, our main concern is the production years of each guitars/bass guitars, so I've set the sort key in chronological order. Most of the files under that category have been already set the sort key. What's wrong? --Clusternote (talk) 22:35, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
P.S. for 11 years ago, I uploaded and created Category:Pink Floyd Interstellar Exhibition Paris although these were low resolution photographs. Then, you provided high-quality Category:Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, and I'm thanks for your contributions. --Clusternote (talk) 22:57, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's my understanding that such category keys are not to be used. Where was this decision made, and where is it documented? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:15, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wikimedia sites seems not the purely rule-driven community but the place where users can propose the ideas each other and find the better ways through trial and error. If you have better proposal, we are welcome. --Clusternote (talk) 22:00, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
So no agreement to use such a scheme, then? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:14, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I was asked to explain in the comment field of that file, so I explained. Then, you asked if it was ruled out, so I explained that it was a trial-and-error based effort, and optionally I asked what your suggestions were. If you haven't any suggestions, we're done. --Clusternote (talk) 23:56, 21 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're invited to provide input…[edit]

Dear fellow member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

At our last meeting end of August, we talked about getting in touch with the Wikimedia Foundation and offering our help for improving Wikimedia Commons. Today, I invite you to provide your input on a draft open letter to the Foundation. Over the course of the next ten days, we'll further improve the text together, before inviting people to sign it. If you're interested in providing input, please engage in the discussion on the talk page of the draft.

In the meanwhile, I hope you're well and have a great time taking photos! All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 08:42, 20 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]