User talk:Reykholt

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FINDING IMAGES:

I am looking for photos of Iceland, f.ex. I loaded some myself these last weeks (Skorradalsvatn_2004, Borgarfjörður_2004), but I can't find these by using the search engine.

On the other hand, I could create links to them from the German, English and French Wikipedias.

Reykholt 16:20, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Found it. Ok.

Reykholt 22:56, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

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Copyright Tags[edit]

Hello Reykholt, welcome on the commons. Could you please add copyright tags to all the images you uploaded? You wrote: no other copyrights involved - does it mean public domain? If there are no clear tags, the image may have to be deleted. Thanks -- :Bdk: 04:44, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Myndir[edit]

Þar sem commons er fjöltyngd svæði hefur verið ákveðið að nota upprunalegu nöfn hluta hér, til dæmis Leifr Eiríksson ekki Leif Ericsson eða Leifur Eiríksson, Reykjavík ekki Reykjavik osf. þannig betra er að skrifa Þingvellir en Tingvellir. --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 20:33, 25 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Request for deletion of Image:Thingvellir 4 Herbst 2004.jpg[edit]

Why do you want to delete this image just because you want to publish it in a book. If you are the copyright holder you can publish the image at several places ... Andreas Tille 09:02, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Furthermore, since you granted anyone the right to do whatever with the image, anyone can publish it anywhere, including books or the commons. If you do not like that, you whould not have published it here. -- Duesentrieb(?!) 09:55, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

Photos in die Wikimedia setzen[edit]

Hi Reykholt,

have you notived that I replied to your request on my discussion page? Andreas Tille 12:26, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

File talk:Berufjörður01.jpg[edit]

Das kann nicht stimmen. Laut Karte kann man Vestrahorn von der Ringstaße so nicht sehen, denn er liegt hinter Fjarðarfjall und Brunnhorn. File:Berufjörður02.jpg habe ich nach File:Hvalnesskriður.jpg verschoben. Fingalo (talk) 22:00, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Du hast völlig recht mit der geographischen Einordnung.

Allerdings stammt das Foto nicht von mir. Ich verwendete es nur im Artikel um den (erloschenen) Álftafjörðurvulkan, zu dem die Þvottáskríður gehören.Reykholt (talk) 16:45, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Úlfarsfell 2.jpg[edit]

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Kategorien[edit]

Jetzt herrscht hier ein ziemliches Kategorien-Chaos. Es gibt die Kategorie Category:Geography of Iceland mit den Unterkategorien rund um Island. Siehe Category talk:Geography of Iceland. Und jetzt auf einnmal dasselbe in Category:Regions of Iceland mit ähnlichen Unterkategorien, bei denen aber im Gegensatz zu Category:Geography of Iceland unklar ist, wie sie abgegrenzt sind. Wie soll das nun weitergehen? Also, ich kategorisiere in diese neuen Kategorien nix ein! Fingalo (talk) 18:04, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Die Kritik verstehe ich schon. Ich habe diese Kategorien gebildet, bevor ich die Geography of Iceland entdeckt hatte. Vielleicht kann man ja die Regionen mal wieder rauslöschen. Das ist wirklich doppelt gemoppelt.Reykholt (talk) 18:16, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Ok. Ich wollte das nicht ohne Rückfrage machen. Fingalo (talk) 19:32, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Sag mal, wann hast Du mit den neuen Kategorien begonnen? Fingalo (talk) 20:50, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
Weiß ich nicht mehr. Kann man das nicht irgendwo sehen? Letztes Jahr irgendwann, glaub ich.Reykholt (talk) 16:01, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Danke![edit]

Hallo Reykholt, besten Dank für Deine aufwändige Arbeit mit der weiteren Kategoriesierung meiner Bilder! Du machst Dir ja eine Riesenmühe, was aber letztlich ja der ganzen Community zu Nutzen kommen! -- Simisa (talk) 11:19, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Hallo Simisa, ich hab einfach rausgefunden, dass die Suchmaschine immer nach den Kategorien, nicht aber nach den Bildtiteln sucht. Da ich besonders viel mit Island arbeite, v.a. in der deutschen Wikipedia, erleichtere ich mir auf diese Weise auch selber die weitere Arbeit.
Und außerdem hab ich gerade Sommerferien, da hab ich Zeit.Reykholt (talk) 11:30, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
PS: Und zudem finde ich die Aufnahmen, die du hier reinsetzt, ausgesprochen gut, es macht daher Freude sie zu verwenden.Reykholt (talk) 11:35, 8 August 2011 (UTC)


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Otourly (talk) 18:22, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, some time, since I looked last into my talk. I strangely don't remember having set in here in Wikimedia a picture named "Strandarvegur". ??? Reykholt (talk) 07:39, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 19:01, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you.Reykholt (talk) 19:03, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Vigdis Finnbogadottir[edit]

Hello Reykholt, the image is in the category Category:Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, and that category is in the category Category:Presidents of Iceland. If you add the image to that category it is there twice. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 21:11, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

I know, but this is the same with the other presidents of Iceland like Ólafur Ragnar or Kristján Eldjárn. I just would like to have also an overview over all of them in the Category: Presidents of Iceland.Reykholt (talk) 21:15, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Verschiedene Flüsse namens Reykjadalsá[edit]

Hallo Reykholt; mir ist gerade aufgefallen, dass du mein Foto File:Reykjadalsa djupagil.jpg in Category:Reykjadalsá eingeordnet hast. "Meine" Reykjadalsá ist allerdings die Reykjadalsá in der Gemeinde Ölfus, die bei Hveragerði in die Varmá mündet (und man kann hinten im Reykjadalur ganz toll in ihr baden :-) ). Sie sollte nicht mit der Reykjadalsá, die in die Hvítá mündet (oder einer der anderen), verwechselt werden. In der deutschen Wikipedia gibt es ja auch die Begriffsklärungsseite de:Reykjadalsá, um die verschiedenen gleichnamigen Flüsse auseinanderzuhalten. Eigentlich ist Category:Reykjadalsá schon unpassend benannt, da nicht eindeutig. Da die anderen Fotos, soviel ich sehe, wohl alle von der Reykjadalsá (Hvitá) sind, werde ich die Kategorie nach Category:Reykjadalsá (Hvitá) verschieben und für die in die Varmá mündende Reykjadalsá Category:Reykjadalsá (Varmá) anlegen, dann sollte es passen :-) Gestumblindi (talk) 00:18, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Gut, mach mal. Ich dachte gar nicht an die andere, kenne aber auch das Reykjadalur. Das gibts ja öfter, dass da so eine Namensdoppelung vorhanden ist.Reykholt (talk) 09:31, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Category:Sea rescues[edit]

Isn't this redundant with Category:Rescues at sea? Shouldn't they be merged? Rmhermen (talk) 23:14, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Could be an idea, when I think about it...Reykholt (talk) 23:15, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Category:Language select[edit]

How can I get "language select" mode into e.g. my pages "Katla" or "Tuyas"? Reykholt (talk) 15:03, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

File:Profile through the Pyrenees ES.svg[edit]

Hi, Reykholt, I deleted the Category:Diagrams of volcanoes of France that you put in the image, because in this scheme there is none (red masses are plutonic rocks, not volcanic). Take this opportunity to thank you for your work in Commons. Regards, --PePeEfe (talk) 17:19, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

That's ok., was not really sure about that one.Reykholt (talk) 17:34, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Category:New_Zealand_in_art[edit]

Alan Liefting (talk) 05:57, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

I proposed to discuss this generally and indicated my definition on the relative discussion page. - And: I would never take something like this personally, no problem!Reykholt (talk) 09:41, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Category:Islands_of_the_Pacific_Ocean_in_art[edit]

Alan Liefting (talk) 05:58, 31 January 2014 (UTC)#

See my entry re. New Zealand and also my entry on the discussion page there.09:42, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Taxons by location[edit]

Hi. Categories like Persicaria amphibia consist specimens from different countries, so its messy to categorize all of them under "Nature of <county>" and e.g. "Flora of <county>" of a specific country when some or many images don't depict nature or flora of a specific country. Therefore only certain specimens (images) should be categorized by location or there should be "<taxon> in <country" categories here. See also the latter part of this talk. 90.190.114.172 08:33, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I understand what the problem is. Could then be an idea, to have the ones found eg. in Germany in an undercategory: Persicaria amphibia in Germany. I think we did something like that with species in Iceland. And so have a category "by country".Reykholt (talk) 09:37, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Please stop adding Flora of Iceland to plant categories that aren't specific/exclusive to a Iceland. Commons is not the place for a comprehensive list of species per country, please use Wikipedia for that and create a list article, not a category. --Pitke (talk) 08:41, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Gran queyron da rocca bianca.jpg[edit]

Hi. I saw you added some cats to the File:Gran queyron da rocca bianca.jpg; I've some doubts about two of them (Cirques in France and Hanging valleys of France): the peak lies on the fr/it border, so bot the summit and the ridge can be considered both italian and french, but the slopes represented in the pic (and so the cirque and the suspended valley) are on the italian side of the mountain. Good evening, --F Ceragioli (talk) 19:07, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

I am not really sure about that one neither. I'll "neutralize" them.Reykholt (talk) 19:22, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Well, it's on the border so I "duplicated" the cat (France & Italy). If you don't agree please undo the edit, for me it's not a problem.--F Ceragioli (talk) 21:31, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
This is fine with me.Reykholt (talk) 21:33, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Catégorisation des ruisseaux[edit]

Bonjour Reykolt. Je viens d'annuler plusieurs modifications que tu avais effectuées concernant des catégories de cours d'eau. En effet, j'avais classé dans la category:Streams in Corrèze les ruisseaux situés en Corrèze et dans la category:Streams in Dordogne, ceux situés en Dordogne, après avoir vérifié qu'il s'agit bien de ruisseaux, et pas de rivières. À l'inverse, la Dordogne n'est absolument pas un ruisseau, aussi bien en Corrèze qu'en Dordogne. Cordialement. --Père Igor (talk) 14:36, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Oui, d'accord, je comprends. Je crois aussi que j'ai confondu ici le mot allemand "Strom" qui indique un grand fleuve et le mot anglais "stream" qui en effet indique plutôt un ruisseau. Sorry. J'avais moi-même l'intention de corriger cela, mais j'ai oublié.Reykholt (talk) 16:12, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Merci. Bonne continuation. Père Igor (talk) 10:07, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Categories fyki[edit]

Hi, as being tagged {categorize} respectively already have been categorized p.e. that edit has been fixed, thx Roland zh (talk) 18:02, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Universal login[edit]

Hi administrators, as I am rather often working with different languages (English, German, French and Iceland esp.), I would like to ask, if I could have a login valuable for all of these in Wikipedia and Wikimedia.Reykholt (talk) 18:33, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

I am not an administrator, but I think do-it-yourself instructions can be found at meta:Help:Unified login. Davidwr (talk) 15:10, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you.Reykholt (talk) 16:44, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Categorizing images[edit]

I undid your recent edit to File:Closeup view of Turner Falls, Oklahoma.jpg because the category you added does not exist and (so far) it was only used for this image.

If you have multiple images that are suitable for a category called Category:Outcrops in Oklahoma, please add at least 3 or 4 at the same time then "create" a page for the category by clicking on the link above. Be sure to add it to suitable parent categories.

Also, the image above is part of Category:Turner Falls. If Turner Falls Park itself is considered an outcropping rather than just the parts of the park that are shown in the images, then it is best to add Category:Turner Falls to any future category called Category:Outcrops in Oklahoma rather than adding the individual images in it. Notice that the individual images in Category:Turner Falls are NOT in the categories Category:Murray County, Oklahoma, Category:Waterfalls in Oklahoma, or Category:Parks in Oklahoma, but the "parent category," Category:Turner Falls, is. Davidwr (talk) 15:04, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Some of the images in Category:Outcrops in the United States may be suitable for a new category called Category:Outcrops in Oklahoma. If you create and populate the category, consider using one of the other per-state sub-categories of Category:Outcrops in the United States by state as a model. Davidwr (talk) 15:14, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
I put some images in categories which are not yet existing, but which I intend to create later. I am going through the states of the United States mostly systematically, but sometimes, I just put images in a category which I'll create soon when I come to this state.Reykholt (talk) 16:44, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar Mountain.png The Geography Barnstar
For the hard work. Ray Garraty (talk) 14:40, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Smile!Thank you.Reykholt (talk) 14:42, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Category:Three_Sisters[edit]

Mjrmtg (talk) 23:06, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Category:Étang de Bellefontaine[edit]

Hi, just to let you know that I have removed the categs that you added to most of the pics in that categ. Not that I am against my pics being added to, quite the contrary I appreciate your interest, thanks. It's only that the ditch you put into categs to do wth erosion, has nothing to do with erosion. It was dug by hand in the 12th century at the latest and regularly maintained so since then (otherwise the pond overflows and floods all the woods and fields around, up to the Bellefontaine house and farm, and easily cuts off the old track from Saint-Maurice to Melleroy; hence the regularity of the ditch's maintenance). In fact this is what these pics are about: floodings. But to see that we have to wait til the summer, when I'll go back there and take pics showing the way the pond dries up then. Anyway, please don't feel offended by my removing your stuff. Cdlly, Basicdesign (talk) 22:57, 11 April 2014 (UTC) (sorry for the link, can't remember how to link internally to categs)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to recognize particularly fine contributions to Wikimedia Commons, to let people know that their hard work is seen and appreciated. Allforrous 15:19, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you!Reykholt (talk) 17:01, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Du erhältst einen Orden![edit]

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Thanks for your almost endless contributions in categoryzing my and other pictures! Simisa (talk) 21:08, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Reykholt (talk) 07:50, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Ich besorge Dir wieder etwas Arbeit; ich bin die nächsten zwei Wochen in Island in den Ferien :-)
Da komm ich auch bald hin, dann werd ich aber vermutlich weniger Zeit für die Wikimedia haben!Reykholt (talk) 16:17, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Geneva/Genève[edit]

Hello,

Per COM:CAT, the categories are named in english, and the city name in english is Geneva. I've rollbackd your modifications on the main categories, please do so on the rest of your contributions.

Pleclown (talk) 14:15, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Not all of the categories re. Switzerland are named in English, e.g. "Solothurn", "Aargau", "Interlaken" are not English, but German. In the categories of France, there is eg. "Haute-Normandie". This is French, not English.
I think this will only lead to a strange mixture of categories, because categories often can't be in English, as for a lot of names, no English translation is existing. How would you eg. name in English "Appenzell Innerrhoden" (another of the cantons of Switzerland)? (See also my comment on the page "Geneva"/ Genève.) And yes, I saw the old discussion there, but this does not change the fact that there are often no English versions of place names in not-English-speaking countries.
Rules which are impossible to follow are not helpful, I'd say.
And in my opinion, Wikimedia as a mulitinational internet community, should try to have place names in the language of the country, as far as possible. If there is one, English translations of names can always accompany the title of a category.
Reykholt (talk) 15:00, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, are you aware that the city is named Genf in german and that german is the first (in term of speakers) langage of Switzerland ? Should we name the category Genf ? I don't think so. Yes, Commons is a multilingual place, but, since the software is not allowing multilangage category name, we have settled for the lingua franca of the modern world, english. We do have redirections to help french speakers looking for Genève.
For the no English versions of place names, this is also described in the COM:CAT page.
Please try to understand that we are trying to build a repository of knowledge usable for everybody. Pushing your reflexion a little bit further, should we rename Category:Beijing in Category:北京 ? This would not really help anyone, and would make difficult to navigate or even search for many people.
The current consensus is to name categories in English, please abide by this consensus, or raise your concerns on the COM:VP, but do not try to enforce your idea without discussion.
Furthermore, the renaming of (big) categories should be discussed on Commons:Categories_for_discussion beforehand, whatever change is planified (langage, rewording, ...)
Thank you for your understanding.
Pleclown (talk) 15:20, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
I was also initially for naming this category "Genève", but there is quite a consensus for "Geneva". And yes, any change of this envergure should be discussed first. There is a future plan to use WikiData for multilingual categories. Hopefully this will solve this issue. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:44, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Overcategorization[edit]

Hi Reykholt. Please see COM:OVERCAT regarding how categorization works on Commons. For example if "an image needing to be categorized shows a yellow circle. This image should be placed in Category:Yellow circles. If it is also placed in Category:Circles, it is over-categorized. We already know that it's a circle, because all yellow circles are circles. Therefore, Category:Circles is redundant." For this reason I had to revert some of your edits where images of national parks were placed already in the category of the particular national park, yet you added the generic Category:national parks. (Examples: [1], [2], [3].) Hope is all clear now. Happy editing. --Cheers --ELEKHHT 11:04, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

I sometimes set a picture not only in the eg. category "cliffs of France", but if I think it is a really interesting picture for the general category / information, I set it also in the category "cliffs", to have some typical examples there. But mostly I try specializing. BTW: Has somebody of the administrators looked at the category "Dunes" (Category:Dunes)? There are a lot of car pictures there. What is the reason for that? Advertising? Reykholt (talk) 11:12, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Commons is far from perfect. There is quite a lot of miss-categorization and over-categorization. But that is no reason to do more of that. There is no consensus for placing images you like in the root category. If you like some images very much nominate them for QI, VI or FP. There are separate tools that help sorting out category intersection or high quality images. In any category you can click on the tool in the upper right corner to highlight images the community considered worthy to be featured. --ELEKHHT 11:21, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Should there then in yr. opinion be no pictures at all in categories like "cliffs", but all of them in the "featured pictures of cliffs" or "cliffs of (a certain country)" etc.?Reykholt (talk) 11:26, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes, but that is not my opinion, that is the current consensus opinion on Commons. For highlighting images that best illustrate the subject of a category, besides the above mentioned tool (wait few seconds to load), you also have galleries such as Cliff. --ELEKHHT 11:37, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I thought about the picture galleries, too. So that in the category "Cliffs", there would stay undercategories and pictures which can't be undercategorized, eg. because there is no information about the country etc.Reykholt (talk) 13:44, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

"Bodies of water" categories[edit]

I have been working with various United States geography categories, and I noticed that you added "landforms" categories to "bodies of water" categories. For example, with this edit, you added Category:Landforms of Georgia (U.S. state) to Category:Bodies of water in Georgia (U.S. state). I am removing those, because a body of water is not a landform: it is water, not land. Please don't do any more of that kind of change. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 04:20, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

I understand what you mean. I just found the "Bodies of water" somewhere in Wikimedia under the category "Landforms" and took this over. But it could be a good idea to separate it, just have both in "Geomorphology" , "Geography" and "Geology". And in my opinion, this would also relate to glaciers. Reykholt (talk) 06:44, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
What would you propose re. the glaciers? They are bodies of water in an aggregated form, but there are eg. the rock glaciers, a mixture of rock and ice. Shall we have the glaciers in "Bodies of water" and "rock glaciers" at the same time in "landforms"?

Outcrops[edit]

Hey, I found something else. I saw that you added "outcrops" categories to a lot of "tunnels" categories. Those two things are completely unrelated. Outcrops are rock formations. Tunnels are structures built to allow something to travel through them. I suppose some tunnels go through outcrops, but certainly not all of them, and tunnels don't belong in outcrop categories. I'm removing the ones I see, but since I don't know everywhere you did this, it would be great if you could check all the ones you added and remove some, too. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:47, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

I didn't add a lot of these to tunnels. But I know that an outcrop is a part of a rock formation which can be seen and approached, so raw tunnels would open up rock formations and make them attainable to scientists eg. - which is of course not the case when concrete is used or some other material which comes in between the rock formation and people who would like to have a closer look at it.Reykholt (talk) 09:34, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
And that's only true if the tunnel is going through rock. Some tunnels go through water, or underground (through soil as opposed to rock), and some go through man-made structures (like subway tunnels). Even if all of them did go through rock, though, these are still two different things. Also, that's not the whole definition of an outcrop. I don't believe that it counts as an outcrop if human beings expose it -- it needs to have been exposed naturally. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:46, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Road cuts are made by humans and though often referred to as outcrops. Eg. here " Small normal faults are exposed along the outcrop in the road cut. " in:http://geology.uprm.edu/Morelock/71MrbFl.htm - I also remember having read this in the Geology Blog "Mountain Beltway" by geologist Callan Bentley. So sometimes there seems to be made a difference between "exposure" (by man's actions) and "outcrop" (natural) like you say (eg. in about.com), but sometimes also not. Reykholt (talk) 10:10, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Category:Native_American_Sacred_Site[edit]

Mercurywoodrose (talk) 16:25, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

I never take discussions personally. - On the other hand, I didn't know a very similar category existed. I think, this is more for experts on Native Americans to decide which one to prefer or both.Reykholt (talk) 10:49, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Kategorien[edit]

Hi, ich sehe, Du sprichst deutsch. Ich hatte bemerkt, dass Du gerne auch mal nicht existierende Kategorien vergibst. Daraufhin hatte ich Deine Beträge der letzen Tage durchgesehen und solche jeweils erst einmal als "unkategorisiert" markiert. Schau doch mal in die Category:Uncategorized categories. Da sind viele von Dir dabei, versuch doch bitte diese sinnvoll zu kategorisieren. Wenn möglich schau och auch mal deine älteren Beiträge nach Rotlinks durch un korregiere diese ebenfalls. Vielen Dank. --JuTa 09:48, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Schon erledigt.Reykholt (talk) 10:41, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Page History of Thingvellir[edit]

As you can see, I made a new page re. the a.m. subject. Should I include citations here like in Wikipedia?Reykholt (talk) 15:42, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Problems with QIC nominations[edit]

Here we go again, you've to mention the USER who photographed; not their real name or so. The bot must notify the right person. Read nomination guidelines. --A.Savin 11:39, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi Reykholt, I just want to thank you that you nominated one of my image to QI. It was nice surprise to see that somebody else like my photos. Also, thanks for all of your work associated with categorization of geological photos. Best regards --Chmee2 (talk) 18:02, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

PS: Are you a geologist or you are interested in this topic just by coincidence that you now live on Iceland? :)

No, I am not a geologist, but very interested in the matter. - And I like a lot of your Iceland photos, Chmee, as certainly also do a lot of other people!Reykholt (talk) 07:56, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Category:Geographic_regions_of_Canada[edit]

Auntof6 (talk) 21:17, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Forests vs. landforms[edit]

And another one... I saw that you added "landforms" categories to "forests" categories. Forests are not landforms. They grow on various kinds of landforms (mountains, hills, etc.), but the forests themselves are not landforms. I've removed the landforms categories from all the forest categories I could find that had them. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:25, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

I found that somewhere and took it over, but was also thinking about that it was kind of strange. Thank you for removing it.Reykholt (talk) 07:34, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Na, das freut mich ja :-) - danke für die überraschende (und erfolgreiche) Nominierung, Reykholt! Schön, dass das Bild gefällt. Gestumblindi (talk) 00:36, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Category:Ecology_by_country[edit]

Alan Liefting (talk) 07:19, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Please use sub-categories[edit]

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When categorising files, please avoid placing them into several categories that are directly linked within the same tree (e.g. a parent category and a child category – like Category:United Kingdom and Category:London), to prevent over-categorization of files and over-population of categories. Usually, only the most specific category should be used. See Commons:Categories for more details. Thank you.

For example: Category:Craters by country is a sub-category of Category:Landforms by country which is a sub-category of Category:Geology by country. Thus, Category:Impact craters on Earth by country should be placed in Category:Craters by country, but not in Category:Landforms by country or Category:Geology by country. Best regards, ––Apalsola tc 11:02, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Category:Maps_of_Hudson_Bay[edit]

Revent (talk) 11:13, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Category:Bárðarbunga_in_2014[edit]

Sanandros (talk) 16:06, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Arnisee[edit]

Sind Sie eigentlich sicher, dass es sich beim Arnisee im Kanton Uri um einen künstlichen See (Stausee) handelt. Im englischen Artikel steht nämlich "Lake". --Friedo (talk) 16:43, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

---Gemäß dieser Website, ist es ein Stausee (engl. reservoir): http://www.arnisee.ch/geschichte.html Reykholt (talk) 14:26, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
Der Link funktioniert nicht mehr. Konnte auf der übergeordneten Website diesebezüglich nichts finden. --Friedo (talk) 13:14, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Global account[edit]

Hi Reykholt! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:38, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Category:Shopping_centers_in_Iceland[edit]

195.50.31.213 22:21, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Category:Geomorphology[edit]

Hi, i'am starting reorganizing the whole category following some more academic principles (i.e. debris flow it's clearly a subcategory of mass movements). I noted you done a lot of work in this category, so if you want to purpose some criteria for a more useful classification let's discuss of them. Thanks a lot for your work. Sincerely. --Ciaurlec (talk) 10:25, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

That's fine with me. I am just a layman in this.Reykholt (talk) 18:48, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks your categories changes.[edit]

Hej

Could you help putting pictures in categories like Category:August 2015 in Iceland, other mounth and years. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 16:00, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Category:Seals (animals) of Iceland[edit]

It isn't finished, yet. Wieralee (talk) 23:19, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Category:Lookout points[edit]

I feel it is the same as Category:Viewpoints (landscape) (+all the subs), isn't it? --A.Savin 20:47, 21 September 2015 (UTC) Yes, saw that, too. And there is also the category "Scenic overviews". Best would perhaps be to have them all together under this one, I think.Reykholt (talk) 21:34, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

meta categories[edit]

Hi Reykhold. Thank you very much for your work on volcanic categories. Please, when you create a category by something (by type, by continent, etc.) add the MetaCat template at the top of the category. It's important for the maintenance of these categories, because this template add the category automatically in the specific flat list. It's very simple: you write on the top {{metacat|''something''}} (e.g. {{metacat|type}}, {{metacat|continent}}, etc.). All the flat lists of Commons are [here]. I correct all the categories that I found; please look at all categories by something that you have create if there are some other that needs this template, and add it. Thank you very much, and best regards, --DenghiùComm (talk) 06:40, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for indicating this.Reykholt (talk) 06:41, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Category:Steam[edit]

Hello Reykholt,

why did you re-create Category:Steam? What is the difference between it and Category:Steam (pure water vapor) to which it redirected? Ariadacapo (talk) 06:19, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

I set a remark about that into the Discussion page of the newly recreated "Steam"-Category. Steam is per definition not only water vapour (H2O etc.), but also a hot mixture of different gases which you can find eg. at volcanoes. See eg. Hanna Kaasalaine, etal.: The chemistry of surface waters and steam, Iceland. (2012).] In this context, there are analysed eg. the percentages of chemical elements in the steam of volcanic vents. It says eg. in this scientific paper: "The steam discharged by the steam vents was found to carry trace elements including B, As, C and Cu in the ppt to ppb concentration range." (Abstract, p.1) Which means, that in the steam you can find chemical elements like arsen, carbon and copper, not just H (hydrogene) and O (oxygene) which would be water. The authors are talking here about high temperature geothermal fields at active volcanoes in Iceland. And they call the mixture of gases escaping the hydrothermal vents eg. at Category:Námafjall-Fumaroles) "steam". They say that the steam consisted in big portions of H2O, but there were other gases mixed into it (pdf, p.11): "The steam consisted of >99% of H2O, with CO2, H2S and sometimes H2 being the most important gases." So it is not "pure" water vapour. Reykholt (talk) 08:07, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your answer, and apologies for not noticing the category talk page you opened. I think there has to be a better naming system that distinguishes between steam and water vapor without using the term "pure". It was obvious to me that "pure" is not meant in a chemical sense (steam is of course never pure, nor is water…) but it may not be an appropriate term. I have no time right now, but I will try to work on this when I do. Ariadacapo (talk) 10:30, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

deletion requests[edit]

Hi, do you know the template {{speedy}}? --JuTa 08:24, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

No, I didn't. Thank you for the information.Reykholt (talk) 13:37, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Category:Videos_of_volcanoes[edit]

MOUAD2001 (talk) 15:57, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Please avoid overcategorization[edit]

Hello, Reykholt. I notice you've been categorizing items in a way that contradicts the overcategorization guideline. For example, you categorized the Stratovolcano gallery page into Category:Volcanoes, when it was already categorized in Category:Stratovolcanoes, which is a child of Category:Types of volcanoes, which is a child of Category:Volcanoes.

I've been cleaning up such overcategorization when I find it, so I have been cleaning up or reverting a number of edits that you've been making to volcano images, galleries, and categories. It would probably be less work for everyone if you incorporated the guideline into your editing work.

Thanks! — hike395 (talk) 02:13, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

I just think that pages are a different matter, more to show off. People will probably not look into all the undercategories, but to have pages about them also in a superior category could lead to people using the pages more.Reykholt (talk) 09:04, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
I understand that you're acting in good faith, putting these extra categories to help readers. But, the consensus is that these extra categories are harmful because they result in crowded high-level categories. COM:OVERCAT explains the reasoning.
Many editors clean up overcategorization when they find it. If you add these extra categories, they will eventually be removed by someone. It's much easier to avoid the problem in the first place, rather than creating extra work for other editors. I spent 30 minutes cleaning up sub-categories of Category:Cascade Range volcanoes by year.
If you want to try to change the policy, you can start a discussion at Commons Talk:Categories. — hike395 (talk) 12:07, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
Ok. I understand.Reykholt (talk) 15:39, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for understanding! — hike395 (talk) 17:10, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Fisheye[edit]

May I ask why you recategorized File:Mount Rainier - Narada Falls pano 01.jpg, which I took, from "panorama" to "fisheye"? It's a pretty extreme warp, but it's not true fisheye. It is, as is obvious, stitched with Hugin from a large number of photos; it was take with a normal lens, not a fisheye lens. - Jmabel ! talk 19:05, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Ok. Just change it again.Reykholt (talk) 19:06, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Category:Orogenic_belts[edit]

W like wiki (talk) 20:40, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Rock glaciers of Wetterstein[edit]

Hallo Reykholt, du hast die Cat Rock glaciers of Wetterstein angelegt und auch einige Bilder darunter eingeordnet. Rein von den Bildern her kann ich überall nur Schuttreisen aber keine Blockgletscher erkennen. Bist du sicher, dass es sich da wirklich überall um Blockgletscher handelt? Ehrlich gesagt, fände ich Blockgletscher-Cats bei den zentralalpinen Gebirgsgruppen sinnvoller, wo es Blockgletscher gibt, die auch auf Bildern als solche eindeutig identifizierbar sind. Über Blockgletscher im Wettersteingebirge habe ich im Internet fast nichts gefunden, wenngleich es natürlich auch hier welche gibt, wie ein Tiroler Blockgletscher-Inventar (PDF-File) zeigt. Viele Grüße, --Haneburger (talk) 09:22, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, kam nicht früher dazu zu antworten. - Ich bin bzgl. der Wetterstein-Blockgletscher bzw. rock glaciers von der zweiten englischen Definition derselben ausgegangen als "mit Talus bedeckte Gletscher" (debris covered glaciers), welche ich in der englischen Wikipedia im Rock glacier-Artikel gefunden habe. Diese (erweiterte) Definition gibt es auch in (anderer) wissenschaftlicher Literatur, siehe z.B. Ivo Berthling, Beyond confusion: Rock glaciers as cryo-conditioned landforms. (2011) Anscheinend herrscht bzgl. der Definition dieser Landformen generell in der Wissenschaft eine gewisse Uneinigkeit. - An Literatur zu den Blockgletschern im Wettersteingebirge fand ich auch nur den von Dir genannten Artikel.Reykholt (talk) 08:49, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Category:Craters_of_the_moon[edit]

ProfessorX (talk) 18:56, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Geography: Additional material[edit]

I would propose to indicate additional material re. geography by a "+ sign". This concerns material like maps, diagrams, special views (satellite photography, arial views) etc.Reykholt (talk) 11:28, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Reykholt, few people will see this if you only post on your own talk page. Maybe you would like to post it at the Village pump. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:32, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. Good idea.Reykholt (talk) 17:21, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello Reykholt! Thank you very much for your numerous category amendments to my pictures. Maybe unlucky for you: Just returned yesterday with another more than 2000 pics, which might cause a lot of additional work to you :-)! Best regards, Simisa (talk) 06:09, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

creating metacategories[edit]

Hi, Reykholt. When you use the {{metacat}} template, would you please include a parameter to indicate what the category is grouped by? That will put the category into a more specific category in addition to Category:Meta categories. Instructions on how to determine what to use for parameters are in the documentation for the template. Feel free to ask if you have any questions. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 20:56, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Ok.Reykholt (talk) 08:30, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. For example, the categories of Icelsnd by region that you just added the metacat template to need to specify region. The template should look like this: {{metacat|region}}. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:29, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Category:Grassland[edit]

ProfessorX (talk) 16:17, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Categories for mountains of certain heights by country[edit]

Hello, Reykholt. I noticed that you have created quite a few of this type of category (for example, Category:2400s mountains by country), but at least some of them are empty. Do you plan to populate them? If they are not populated, they can be deleted. When you create a category, please be sure to populate it. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:48, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I intend to populate the categories.Reykholt (talk) 19:14, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Reykholt, just as a remark against the unresistable torrents of the ever same refinements of categories: I do not like the idea of putting these by 1o meters categories to by country subcategories. It does not add value to the reader and makes it much more difficult to deal with for tools like petscan. We have Category:Mountains by country and we have Category:Mountains by height. Using Petscan you can do an easy intersection. BTW. When we have WD (containing mountain heights), it can be done automatically. I did a lot of work adding those 10 meter categories, but I will stop to do so as long as everything is put to the depth of such a category tree. Please keep an eye on new mountain categories.

Do you know Category:Mountain puzzle, which needs knowledgable and intelligent support? regards --Herzi Pinki (talk) 17:04, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

I agree with Herzi Pinki here. Consider Category:1660s mountains of Iceland. Will there ever be any subcategory other than Category:Eyjafjallajökull‎? It doesn't help our users to make a category that will only ever have 1 item in it -- it causes users to click through one more level of categorization. Another example is Category:1970s mountains of New Zealand.
I think you should stop making categories like Category:XXXXs mountains of Location -- there isn't a consensus that it is a good idea. Cleaning up these categories would be helpful. — hike395 (talk) 13:11, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

Category:Types_of_glaciers[edit]

Auntof6 (talk) 04:17, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Category:Icebergs_off_Chile[edit]

Geo Swan (talk) 02:40, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Category:Major_rivers[edit]

Auntof6 (talk) 04:13, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Anthropogenic landforms[edit]

Hi, Reykholt. I noticed the anthropogenic landform categories you worked with. I don't think things like canals and reservoirs belong here, because they are not landforms. They are structures, and they are bodies of water, but not landforms. Similar issues exist with some other types of things, including dikes (unless they are made of earth), gardens and parks, some grottoes, and maybe others. What do you think? --Auntof6 (talk) 18:32, 31 October 2016 (UTC

Hi, Auntof. I noticed a contradiction re. the canals and reservoirs, but as bodies of water they not manmade as the water is not. On the other hand, the dams confining them are. So, I took them into the category.Reykholt (talk) 18:45, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
I don't think manmade dams are landforms, because they aren't land. Other things like buildings are built into or on the land, but those aren't considered landforms. I think only things that humans build using land/dirt as the building material should be considered a landform. That could include things like earthworks, barrows, etc.
I see your point about reservoirs. I see them categorized under lakes, which are, of course, bodies of water. However, I guess that could depend on the form of the reservoir. There are reservoirs that are essentially manmade lakes, but there are others that are structures that sit above ground.
One other question: I wonder if it would be good to call these categories "manmade" instead of "anthropogenic". I think more people would understand what it means. What do you think? --Auntof6 (talk) 19:16, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
I don't think this would be such a good idea, as this is about geologic criteria and I think we should first and foremost use a scientific terminology. But in the end it is always possible here to integrate "anthropogenic landforms" etc. into a category called "manmade objects".Reykholt (talk) 19:23, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Categories by Volcanic Explosivity Index[edit]

Hi, Reykholt. I noticed that there are some categories named "by Volcanic Explosivity Index" in their names (for example, Category:Volcanoes by Volcanic Explosivity Index), and others named "by VEI" (for example, Category:Volcanoes of Indonesia by VEI). I think it would be good to use the same term in all of them. In general, I think it's better to spell things out, so would you mind if I change them all to "by Volcanic Explosivity Index"? I would change only the ones with "by" in the name, not others like Category:VEI-7 volcanoes of Indonesia. This would help the management of metacategories. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:59, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

That's fine with me. Just change it into "by Volcanic Explosivity Index".Reykholt (talk) 11:39, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
OK, it's done. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 20:58, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Category:Turner Falls[edit]

Thanks for improving the categories for Category:Turner Falls and at least one image in it (I didn't check them all).

I removed some redundant categories. Davidwr (talk) 03:19, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

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Categorisation in Wikimedia[edit]

Please read COM:OVERCAT for why over-categorisation is not encouraged in Wikimedia Commons. Thank you. - Takeaway (talk) 00:13, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I think, I understand what you mean.Reykholt (talk) 19:03, 16 January 2017 (UTC)