User talk:Rodhullandemu

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Train categories[edit]

Hello Rodhullandemu

A week ago you blocked (talk · contribs) for creating a lot of categories with meaningless names and deleted the categories. As I see it, the IP-user wanted categories for specific locomotives and multiple units instead of collecting them all in the categories for each class. It may or may not be a good idea, but the names were obvious useless, if you don't know how the Germans are classifying their trains. But now a lot of pictures have red category links to the deleted categories instead of being in the categories they originally came from. For instance the pictures in Category:605 008 should be moved back to Category:DBAG Class 605, the pictures in Category:VT 11 5003 belongs to the now empty Category:DB Baureihe VT 11.5 and so on. Do you intend to move them? Or would a bot be able to do it? I know that you and other have already been working with some of them, but there still lack a lot. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 12:20, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

I did start doing this but forgot to finish, for some reason. There are a lot of these and, yes, a bot would be useful in undoing. I'll continue for a while and have done the ones you mentioned above. Rodhullandemu (talk) 14:04, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
About 3.5 hours, and there are still between 500 and 1000 left. Will come back to this tomorrow, perhaps. Rodhullandemu (talk) 18:07, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your hard work. It is certainly one of those cases where an user should have been stopped long before. Not least because it seems that some of it are just make up. There are plenty of the pictures where you can't tell whether it is this or that particular multiple unit but the IP-user never the less do it.
Unfortunately there are also (talk · contribs), who created a lot of similar categories a few weeks ago. It may be the same person. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 19:42, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Grief! There are nearly 3000 edits under that IP. I think we are going to have find a friendly bot operator to revert all this edits, then I can delete all the categories he created. Leave it with me. Rodhullandemu (talk) 20:21, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks also from me for cleaning this up! (talk · contribs) seems to be another "contributor", being active on July 7 and July 8, while (talk · contribs) had been active from July 12 to 17. Initially mentioned (talk · contribs) was active July 24 to 30. So I truely fear that it is always the same person. Regards, Kleeblatt187 (talk) 19:22, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
Additional information (in case you haven't seen it yet): It's being discussed at de:Portal_Diskussion:Bahn#Splitterkategorisierung_Bahnbilder_auf_Commons, basically nobody agrees to what has happened with all those mass subcats. I guess many users would be happy, if a bot could undo this. Thanks again for your efforts! --Kleeblatt187 (talk) 19:30, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
No bot operator has been helpful so far, so I have done some of the undoing myself. Unfortunately in turned out that the IP-user was also active as (talk · contribs) from July 20 to 21, (talk · contribs) at July 22 and (talk · contribs) from July 22 to 23. The later is mostly done and same goes for much of (talk · contribs). So now there are a lot empty subcategories ready for deletion. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 22:00, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for that, I've been through some but can't delete the categories until they've been emptied- I will check periodically for empty categories. Rodhullandemu (talk) 22:03, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

sort Edits[edit]

I am responding to your reverts and message. I have a problem with what you have done, for example on Sefton, Cemeteries in Sefton and Maps of the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton should both be in c and m respectively. Can you explain why you are not going with this? Babydoll0409 (talk) 13:19, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

I have fixed the sort keys for Category:Cemeteries in Sefton and Category:Maps of the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton; there is no reason for either to be out of the usual alpha order. The reason I haven't done any others is that I am currently in the middle of the huge task of sorting out categories under Category:Scotland which is a project which will last years rather than weeks, so I have little time to spare at present to look at Category:England, especially when people who should know what they're doing introduce errors. Cheers. Rodhullandemu (talk) 14:13, 21 August 2015 (UTC)