User talk:Sagaciousphil

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Sagaciousphil!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 15:15, 30 September 2012 (UTC)



Hi Sagaciousphil, I came across your photos of Crimonmogate House because they were in Category:Listed buildings in Scotland. Just checking: did you intend to enter those photos into Wiki Loves Monuments UK? Nev1 (talk) 19:44, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I've been intending to work on the Crimonmogate article for a while and noticed on the WP:Scotland talk page that pics were needed of category A listed buildings; my pics are not brilliant - at least I didn't just use my phone this time Face-smile.svg.... Are they good enough for a competition? I don't really know enough about how things work at Commons, so if I've put them in wrongly, please would you be kind and sort it out for me? Sagaciousphil (talk) 20:01, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Well the aim of the competition is for Commons to gain images of important buildings. It would be great to include yours in the competition because Commons didn't have any at all of Crimonmogate House before. I certainly think that's a good result for WLM. I'll add the necessary tags so everything's sorted. Nev1 (talk) 20:16, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Brilliant - thank you! I've just been looking at the A listed buildings/structures and if the weather is okay, I'll see if I can do a few more round about later this week; the article for Cairness House already has some good pics in it - shouldn't one of them be included on the article on cat A listed buildings? Sagaciousphil (talk) 20:35, 1 September 2013 (UTC) PS: I pinched your idea of referring my Commons user page to my Wikipedia page!
The list in its previous format didn't have any photos at all, so while there's now a column for them to be added the only one in the Aberdeenshire list if your photo of Crimonmogate House. There will be some already on Commons, or used somewhere on Wikipedia, so if you happen to come across any in the mean time, it would be a great help to add them in. You can of course take pictures of buildings which already have photographs of them, but it may help people who want to fill in the gaps rather. My user page is very snazzy, it's hardly surprising people will copy it! Nev1 (talk) 21:42, 1 September 2013 (UTC)


Hello, and great to see you are uploading lots of photos of listed buildings etc. Just a comment re categories: the usual guideline is "always place an image in the most specific categories, and not in the levels above those." See Commons:Categories, with the section on over-categorisation.

eg for photos of Tolquhon Castle, they should just be in Category:Tolquhon Castle, they should not also be in Category:Listed buildings in Aberdeenshire. And the Category:Tolquhon Castle should just be in Category:Category A listed buildings in Aberdeenshire and Category:Category A listed castles in Scotland, it should not also be in Category:Listed buildings in Scotland etc. Thanks. --Vclaw (talk) 23:06, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Vclaw, thanks for your note above - I'm really sorry but I just cannot seem to get my head round sorting out Categories properly. I'm hoping if the weather holds out to try to do some more photos of other Category A listed buildings and will try to get the categories right.... Sagaciousphil (talk) 08:24, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
I've not really used the upload links from the lists of listed buildings, so I'm not sure exactly how they work. But if its a photo of a particular listed building, then its probably best to create a category specifically for that building. Then just add the photo to that, not to the "Listed buildings in Scotland" category. For Wiki Loves Monuments, it automatically adds a template, as well as several hidden categories. So they should be what counts towards the competition and totals. --Vclaw (talk) 19:30, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

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Okay Hafspajen, much against my better judgement, I've come back into this playground! ;-) I have cropped the Basenji file for you and transferred the Italian image. If I've done it incorrectly, I'm sure others will delight in rapidly pouncing to point out my mistakes. Sagaciousphil (talk) 08:20, 23 May 2014 (UTC) And Graham. --Hafspajen 16:52, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

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  • Hafs, did you want me to make a sub page here rather than the other one I created? Sagaciousphil (talk) 17:13, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes little user. --Hafspajen 17:32, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Okay, it's here - I hope you're not getting me into trouble over here. ;-) Why is your signature odd here? Sagaciousphil (talk) 17:55, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Huh, odd in what way? --Hafspajen 18:14, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Ah, now I got it. Well, dunno but I like it this way. --Hafspajen 18:15, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
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