User talk:Smuconlaw

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Smuconlaw!

Here Art=Visual arts[edit]

Please do not set up "Visual arts" categories. On Commons "art" = visual art. Other "arts" go under "culture" or sometimes "arts". The category schemes chaotic enough without this new redundant layer. Thanks. Johnbod (talk) 17:14, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps you should raise this for discussion? "Category:Visual arts" seems like quite a well-developed category tree. — SMUconlaw (talk) 19:24, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Would you please refrain ...[edit]

... from vandalizing the category section of my photos by removing user categories. Thank you. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 07:24, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Since the image is already in "Category:Quality images of Singapore by User:Cccefalon", it doesn't seem necessary for it to also appear in the parent categories "Category:Images of Singapore by User:Cccefalon" and "Category:Quality images of Singapore". — SMUconlaw (talk) 15:15, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Don't mix up Official Categories and User Categories. The responsability for user categories is at the user. Again: Stay back from my user categories. Thank you for respecting. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 13:04, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
No worries. — SMUconlaw (talk) 21:03, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Variable-message signs[edit]

Hi Smuconlaw.

I noticed you reorganized categories about variable road signs and variable-message signs. Thanks for the work. However, several mistakes were made during the changes:

Please, be more careful and attentive especially when you assign mass moves which can depreciate the previous categorization. Fortunately, the Czech signs were not mixed with files from other countries yet, and thus the reverse move was possible.

If I understood the problem, "variable message signs" and "variable message road signs" was used in identic meaning and the duplicity should be fixed (the duplicate categories merged).

An other problem is that you didn't reflect the distinction between "variable-message signs" and "variable road signs" ("variable traffic signs"). Although some devices have both functions, legislation and terminology distinguish devices for variable messages (prevalently texts) from variable road signs strictu sense which display only symbols of standard road signs, not "variable messages". In some countries, the two types of devices are quite differently called and classified. As I can see, the article en:Variable message sign is about the first type, which is called "Zařízení pro provozní informace" (Devices for operational information") in Czech. However, "Proměnná dopravní značka" (Variable road sign) is quite different term ("Variable-message road sign" is not a corresponding term for it because it displays signs, not messages). I think, we should restore the category tree "Variable road signs" for them, even though we should reflect and keep the close relation between the two terms and category trees. Is there any corresponding term and distinction in UK also?

We can crash into the problem that various countries and areas of the world have different traditions of the terminology and classification systems of road signs and some concepts or distinctions can be even incompatible. However, we should try to reflect them as much as possible, even though we should create an universal system.

(Sorry for my poor English - I hope I was at least a bit understandable.) Please, use {{ping}} when answering here. --ŠJů (talk) 23:59, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Nonexistent category[edit]

This and similar edits seem to be moving files into a nonexistent category. If you are going to do something like this, you should create the new category in question. - Jmabel ! talk 19:19, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Ah, OK. I had listed the category for renaming at "User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands". — SMUconlaw (talk) 06:24, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Got it. When you do that, if you aren't hand-creating the category itself (which is pretty easy to do), it's probably best to hold off on adding it to other images to the new category until the delinker has done its thing (which, in my experience, can be days). - Jmabel ! talk 15:06, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I think I'd better create the category in the future to avoid confusion. Thanks. — SMUconlaw (talk) 16:42, 4 August 2015 (UTC)