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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Thorguds!

I added a photo of the Hashtnagar Pedestal on the Kharosthi page, can anyone please help to program this Wikipedia page so that all photos fits into the section-frames.

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Thorguds!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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BotMultichillT 06:26, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

It seems like I cannot figure out how to categorize the pictures properly. I would pleased if someone could help help me out.


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abf «Cabale!» 16:54, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

After comparing this photo with other photos of Sami nomads, one can suggest that this photo is most likely taken by the photographer with the Roland Bonaparte expedition in 1884. Bonaparte photographed the Sami people in the same areas as this group, a group that migrated with their herds between Sweden (winter) and Norway (summers). However, because this information is not given on this photography I can not refer to Bonaparte as a source. The photography is likely from the late 1800's, judged from their clothing. Thorguds (talk) 20:32, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

File:P1010654bronze shield.JPG[edit]

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

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File source is not properly indicated: File:Den tidligste kjente avbildning av Guden Zevs. 9-8. århundre før vanlig tidsregning BCE..tif[edit]

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User:Armbrust (Local talk - en.Wikipedia talk) 08:07, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

I am waiting for a response from Aeleftherios, because he is the one that added this photo as a public photo. It seems to me that Aeleftherios took this photo at August 10th 2010, and that he has answered Author unknown as an answer to whom originally made the Bronze Shield of Zeus. Wikipedia should have asked: Who took the photo? Thorguds (talk) 15:11, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: User Aeleftherios left WikiCommons in November 2010 as his last contribution was made here in that month. He is unlikely to respond to your message. Regarding the original image of the bronze shield that Aeleftherios uploaded in 2010, Admin Lymantria has resolved the problem and added the original license for it after I discussed it with him here Apparently user g.dallorto accidentally removed the license that Aeleftherios gave for the bronze shield image while adding a category for it on June 1, 2012. This is the History of the image file/photo. If you have any problems, you should speak to Admin Lymantria on his talkpage. He is in your timezone in the Netherlands. --Leoboudv (talk) 07:22, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Sami people[edit]

Hej! Jag råkade se att bilder på både Anja Pärson och Jens Byggmark hamnat i kategorin "Sami people". Av historiken att döma är det du som gjort den klassificeringen. Har du något stöd för den klassificeringen? Ingenting sägs i alla fall i deras artiklar på sv:wikipedia om att de skulle vara samer.--Skogsfrun (talk) 20:19, 21 February 2013 (UTC)


Hej Thorguds! Jag har lagt ned mycket tid på att försöka få ordning på den alltför stora och svåröverskådliga kategorin Category:Sami people. Nu ser jag att du börjat återställa en del av mina ändringar. Jag förstår inte riktigt poängen med att ha en jättekategori för alla "Sami people" och som du säkert vet ska man inte överkategorisera, dvs. placera en bild både i en allmän kategori och i en mer specifik (se Commons:OVERCAT#Over-categorization, där man kan läsa: "The general rule is always place an image in the most specific categories, and not in the levels above those."). Jag vill därför be dig att inte lägga in Category:Sami people på nytt.--Skogsfrun (talk) 16:04, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Skogsfrun. Please respect that other people have their opinion in how these photos of Sami people and culture should be categorized. I have bought and shared these photos in Wikimedia Commons and want the photos added by Thorguds to be in a wider category. It is ok if you additionally add them to narrower categories because some people think like that, but do not remove my photos from the wider categories. It is much more complicated to use Wikimedia Commons when photos are over-categorized. The Sami people belongs to the Nordic areas since ancient times (before national borders) and are not easily categorized to the particular national states Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Russia. Also you have made some errors by categorizing Sami people living in Norway to the category of Sweden and some people who are identifiable by names in national museums in Sweden and in Norway to unidentifiable persons. When categories are fuzzy they should be left in wider categories instead of in specified erroneous. Thorguds(talk) 10:11, 10 November 2013 (UTC)


Hello, please take a look at File talk:Sami Thunder god as doble hammer red on drum Finnmark Norway described by Knud Leem.jpg. Bw --Morten Haugen (talk) 09:35, 3 May 2014 (UTC)