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The best way to contact me is on my english Wikipedia page.

Image:Map of Michigan highlighting the Cabinet counties.svg[edit]

Would it be possible to darken the lines between the adjacent counties shown in red. It is very hard to see how many counties are in the red blocks. User:Rmhermen 22:29, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Sure! Is the new version of Image:Map of Michigan highlighting the Cabinet counties.svg what you were thinking of? (You'll probably have to use Shift+reload to see the new version.) User:dbenbenn 05:00, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

City locator maps of BC-white area[edit]

Re City locator maps of BC: if you refer to the white area ar the north-west of the maps, that's the southern part of Alaska, with the city of Juneau; it's a strip that runs down the coast of BC, and is US territory.Qyd (talk)19:38, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

I uploaded a contour map with sharper coastlines if you need it: Image:BC-outline.png Qyd (talk)05:45, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Category:Police of Spain[edit]

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It is not an image but I don't find templates for category deletions. -- Error 02:50, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Deprecated License[edit]

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Please help replace this outdated license[edit]

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Rmhermen!

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.

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2011 Sendai earthquake rename[edit]

Just to let you know: your proposal at Category talk:2011 Sendai earthquake#Rename has come up again at Commons:Categories for discussion/2011/04/Category:2011 Sendai earthquake damage. --Closeapple (talk) 03:07, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Commons:National Archives and Records Administration/Error reporting[edit]

By popular demand, error reporting is here! I'm just letting you know personally since you've been involved in one of the threads related to errors encountered in the NARA catalog. If you can add error reports to that page from now on, we'll have an easier time relaying them to the NARA digital description staff, and we'll be able to track our progress. Let me know if you have any problems using the page; I already added one report as an example. Providing corrections for mistakes in the online catalog is one of the best ways we can show demonstrable benefits to the institution, and you'll be helping all the other users of the archives, so it's really useful. Thanks! Dominic (talk) 23:47, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Hair pipe[edit]

I think we should rename it in hair pipes, categories should always be plural?! --16:42, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

I suppose so. Rmhermen (talk) 16:50, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
Done --Kürschner (talk) 16:58, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your error report![edit]

Thanks Buddy for the Valves You're Making^ - NARA - 534218.jpg

On behalf of the US National Archives, I'd like to thank you for reporting the error you found in their catalog records; your report is now archived. The change has been applied to NARA's catalog by a staff member (see [1], [2], [3], [4]), and I have updated the Commons image descriptions accordingly.

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File:Mich Fort1.jpg[edit]

At WikiProject Michigan on En Wikipedia, we have discussed this and think it is probably Fort Michilimackinac on the Lower Peninsula. Do you remember what fort it was? Rmhermen (talk) 02:09, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

It turns out to be Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 19:13, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

File:Nantucket LS WTC jeh.JPG[edit]

Please don't edit war -- discussion is much easier.

As I said in my edit comment,Category:United States lightship Nantucket (LV-112) is not valid for this image because this is not LV-112. It is, as it says in the image description, WLV-612, which is a very different vessel. LV-112 has never been at Manhattan and does not look like this -- I know LV-112 very well, because I see her almost every day from a distance of twenty feet or so.

Among the most obvious differences are the mast and deckhouse arrangements. On 112, the foremast is in the middle of the forward deckhouse and the after mast is forward of the after deckhouse. There is a third deckhouse between the other two. As shown in the subject image, on 612, the forward mast is forward of the single deckhouse and the after mast is aft of it. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 18:19, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

I wasn't aware that we have made conflicting edits. Sorry about that. Rmhermen (talk) 18:23, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

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Category:St._Claire_(ship,_1910)[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for noticing and fixing my typo in File:North Country National Scenic Trail Sign Copper Falls State Park August 2012.jpg! Royalbroil 02:35, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Re: File:Gdansk z mostu JP2 15.jpg[edit]

Unfortunately, I don't have any information about this ship. Thanks for interest :) Andrzej Otrębski (talk) 08:01, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Yarn swifts[edit]

Hallo,

What do you mean with yarn swifts? I never heard this expression before and I can't find it in the textile definitions of Centexbel. I see on the pictures mostly spinning wheels and that written in the text too.

Gerrit41 (talk) 17:37, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

The swift (specific kinds of yarn winders) is the cage-like device that yarn is wound onto from the spinning wheel's bobbin to make it into skeins of yarn. There are three broad types of yarn winders: ball winder, Turkish drop spindles and nostepindes make balls of yarn, swifts (umbrella swifts, squirrel cage swifts, clock reels) make skeins, and the handheld yarn winders called a niddy noddy or kniddy-knoddy which also produce skeins but with no mechanical parts. See the English Wikipedia article: [5] Rmhermen (talk) 04:00, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. Can you also explain the differences between the swifts and the weasels and reels?

Gerrit41 (talk) 17:42, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Category:South Manitou Island Lighthouse‎[edit]

I see you have just added Category:Lighthouses in Michigan to this and 13 others.

Please note that all of these are in Category:Lighthouses on the National Register of Historic Places in Michigan, which is itself in Category:Lighthouses in Michigan.

It's over-categorization to add the second category. I have removed them all from Category:Lighthouses in Michigan. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 19:53, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

No it isn't. There probably isn't any lighthouse not on that register (and there is nothing special about it that should outrank other methods) It is unhelpful to hide them under multiple levels of naming. Many of the ones I didn't do were already in both categories. When I look at lighthouses in Michigan that is what I should find - not have to navigate through multiple alternate naming subcats systems. Right now I have to find some in Lighthouses, some in National register, some in by county. Rmhermen (talk) 02:07, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
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I'm sorry but you're wrong. I agree that doing as policy requires can be a royal nuisance. The category system, as we define it, inevitably does just what you complain about -- it makes it necessary to visit several cats to see all of the images that relate to a particular general subject. Nonetheless, the policy is clear -- it even has its own illustration.
The best solution in this case is a gallery such as Lighthouses in Maine.
I don't understand your final comment -- all lighthouses in Michigan should be in either Category:Lighthouses in Michigan or Category:Lighthouses on the National Register of Historic Places in Michigan. If that is not true, then it needs to be fixed.
.     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:41, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement[edit]

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

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Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Rmhermen,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

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Affected:

And also:

Yours sincerely, Mahir256 (talk) 04:51, 7 July 2014 (UTC)