User talk:SovalValtos

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Thank you![edit]

For uploading your pictures of Manorbier Castle, they're cracking. I particularly like the one of the entrance, especially since we didn't have a photo like that before. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 10:41, 3 September 2013 (UTC)


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Oh well, so much for me trying to clarify if there is a convention for "looking east" versus "seen from the west". The image now seems to be in an inappropriate scope, if indeed such a restricted scope is needed. To confirm, Elstead Mill is being recorded by the photographer LOOKING from the EAST to the west!

Ah, a mistake on my part as your description was clear enough. I'll get that sorted out. Nev1 (talk) 22:24, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Great. One I do know I got wrong, when I come across it again, I should now know enough to edit it myself, unless it is in the title. Ainslie (talk) 05:08, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

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I took me a while to find out how, but I finally worked out how to make these messages accurate. They now address you as the creator of the images rather than the nominator. Nev1 (talk) 12:14, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for myself, but also for others who are bemused by odd language. Ainslie (talk) 16:48, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Moving from En Wiki[edit]

As advised by Jameslwoodward starting to discuss here. I started 18 months ago by adding some images to commons, and still do on occasion, but have spent more time on En wiki, hence my vagueness as to using commons and its protocols SovalValtos (talk) 13:02, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Below is copiedfrom User talk:Tony Holkham on En wiki
== Commons categories for Tregwynt Comment ==

I have tried to create a category for Tregwynt village in commons and I think I have succeeded. It takes me a long time to assimilate all the help pages. I found again the useful advice from User:Jameslwoodward concerning Beacon Hill. In the short term it would be useful if you could help with the tree hierarchy. Tregwynt Hoard should be subsidiary. Granston above. I am not explaining this well at all. I have also created a page for Tregwynt in commons which I probably should not have done. The final aim was to add links to commons in the Granston en page. SovalValtos (talk) 10:04, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

I don't think I can help; my occasional dips into commons (apart from getting individual pics) have created a muddle. It doesn't seem to work like WP, so I'm probably not going to be able to invest time understanding a different system. Good luck! Tony Holkham (Talk) 10:24, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
I am almost there, perhaps the fly I cast in Jim's direction may bear fruit. Once I have done this sort of thing three or four times I am usually quite solid. An intention was to add commons links to the village pages in Pembrokeshire. The Crosswell well and Inn image that you rightly changed being inspiration. SovalValtos (talk) 10:32, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Commons categories for Pembrokeshire villages are sadly lacking (pics may be categorised under Welsh or English names, of course). Anything you can do will be a huge help. Tony Holkham (Talk) 10:38, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your encouragement. I only added two images to commons Tregwynt as placeholders. There a clearly more that could be there, but until I understand the structure it might be a waste of effort to add them. Bringing commons categories up to date to reflect and balance "Your Creations" in Pembrokeshire seems well worthwhile! SovalValtos (talk) 10:53, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
I rise to the fly cast in my direction. How can I help? It's better, by the way, to drop a note on my talk page there -- it may be a week or more between my visits to WP:EN to see pings here. . . Jim - Jameslwoodward (talk to mecontribs) 15:53, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your swift reply User:Jameslwoodward With TH's permission it would suit me to keep the exchange here. No hurry, so I am happy to wait for your forays to WP:EN . Just taking one step at a time, could you illustrate by example how Tregwynt Hoard is added to Tregwynt in commons at a lower level? SovalValtos (talk) 17:44, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Simply type "Category:Tregwynt Hoard" (without the quotes) into the search box at the upper right. The resulting page will tell you, "You may create the page Category:Tregwynt Hoard". Click on the red-link "Category:Tregwynt Hoard" there and you will get a large blank edit box. Type [[Category:Tregwynt]] into the edit box and click on "save" and you're done. You should also add any other categories to Category:Tregwynt Hoard that are unique to it and not in its parent. The same process works on WP:EN and Commons, and elsewhere on WMF projects. . . Jim - Jameslwoodward (talk to mecontribs) 11:00, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

But the category "Category:Tregwynt Hoard" already exists, so the above does not achieve the wanted result. it is just that it should be the child of "Category:Tregwynt" rather than the parent. How does one change it please? SovalValtos (talk) 12:43, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Beginning to get there today, so I will ask again when I get muddled. SovalValtos (talk) 06:03, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
I have made a mistake in creating a category "Category:Hill Mountain Pembrokeshire" without the comma after Mountain. It would be good if it could be corrected without damaging the various links concerned. If an editor can help by making the correction it would be appreciated. It is beyond me at present. SovalValtos (talk) 01:48, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
I am not even sure I have done right by adding Pembrokeshire to Hill Mountain; maybe instead a disambiguation page is needed in commons? Again beyond my experience to know which is best. Meanwhile I am getting dangerously bold in manipulating categoriesSovalValtos (talk) 14:00, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Feel you need to take this to Commons (do they have a teahouse?) or Jim to resolve as I don't even understand the question, let alone the answer........ What you are doing seems to be very helpful, though, on WP-en. Tony Holkham (Talk) 14:17, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

At this stage it might be best to transfer the dialogue to my talk page, as it is turning into a mentoring session on using commons. Would Jameslwoodward be prepared to help further please? SovalValtos (talk) 20:18, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

You know, gentlemen, it would be better to discuss Commons problems on Commons, rather than here. However:
You seem to have sorted out the Commons Category:Tregwynt Hoard.
I'm not sure that Category:Hill Mountain, Pembrokeshire would be correct -- I think we would prefer Hill Mountain (Pembrokeshire), although since there does not appear to be another Hill Mountain, I think that it could stand alone. Corrections of that sort of error are easy. You first create the new category, with the same body as the old one -- categories, description, etc. -- and then use Cat-a-lot to move all the files that are in the old category to the new one. You then add {{speedy|empty category}} to the old one. If you don't know Cat-a-lot, you should. See Commons:Help:Gadget-Cat-a-lot. . . Jim - Jameslwoodward (talk to mecontribs) 10:52, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Agreed best to transfer to commons now.

Having now transferred from En Wikipedia I would like to draw User:Jameslwoodward's attention to Category:Towns and villages in Pembrokeshire which I have come across, where most entries use a comma before Pembrokeshire rather than brackets. This would suggest that if not preferred, the comma is in general use, and to go against it might be perverse. Thoughts please. SovalValtos (talk) 03:36, 7 May 2015 (UTC)