User talk:Tuvalkin

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metacat by name[edit]

The Royal Oak pub sign.jpg

Hi Tuvalkin. IMO categories like Category:Things named after oaks are metacategories, because they must have only subcats and not files. This is the reason because I put in the template {{metacat|name}}. So I think that your rollback of Category:Things named after oaks is wrong. Best regards, DenghiùComm (talk) 10:57, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

A good way to decide whether a category is a meta category is indeed to evaluate whether logically it must have only subcats and not files or not. And, say, Category:Things named after oaks could very well be directly populated by individual photos, like this one, not only by categories — therefore, it is not a meta category, nor is any of those "named-after" categories is. -- Tuválkin 11:15, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Logos vs. coats of arms[edit]

(please keep discussion threads whole)


Hello Tuvalkin, thanks for fixing File:Commons-logo-en.png.

The logo that is shown in the upper left hand corner of every page, seems to be this one:

That is what I noticed in the first place.

I believe this is derived from File:Wiki-commons.png. Is it possible to fix that logo as well?

Regards, --SJ+ 08:42, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Reframing into 135×155 px and nudging the whole 2 px up should do the trick, but I cannot overwrite File:Wiki-commons.png. Better ask someone at the Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard. -- Tuválkin 10:10, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
I lowered the protection temporary. You should be able to upload it now. Thanks in advice! --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:56, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done -- Tuválkin 16:31, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Oh... The logo issue seems to be phabricator:T37337? --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:57, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
In my humble opinion, HiDPI is one more corporate attack on the free internet. One that’s going to fail, like all others before. -- Tuválkin 16:31, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

File:De VNG (pont D. Luís avec tramway) au Porto (N).jpg[edit]

I removed Category:Trams on bridges because the file was already in Category:Trams on Dom Luis I bridge, but if you think the first category should be non-diffusible, I'm OK with that. Choess (talk) 21:04, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

You are right, and I’m an ass! -- Tuválkin 22:48, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

It's a beautiful bridge, by the way-thank you for organizing all those photos of it. Choess (talk) 21:06, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it is! I’m having great fun at categorizing all these, and it has been an hounor to be able to deal with Chusseau-Flaviens’ work. I only hope people from outher contries he covered do the same with the (huge!) number of remaining photos not yet loaded from GEH into Commons. -- Tuválkin 22:48, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Oh, don't worry about it! I'm slowly trying to put the subcategories of Category:Rail transport infrastructure in a bit better order, so I'm shunting a lot of things around with Cat-a-lot and I'm bound to make some mistakes--I just drop a note like this if I see I get reverted.
It's amazing the resolution that can be squeezed out of those nice old glass negatives. I love aerial shots with a lot of detail-could study them for hours. You're in a better position than I am to deal with the Portuguese material, but I'll take a crack at the handful of other Chusseau-Flaviens photos we have. Choess (talk) 03:12, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Optimizing SVG file[edit]


I came across your file File:23Flag(Quarterly)YW.svg and I noticed it could be opitmize.

Instead of :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN"
<svg xmlns=""
        width="324" height="216">
<g stroke="none" fill="#FF0">
        <path d="M 0,0 V 216 H 324 V -216 z" />
        <path fill="#FFF"
                d="M 324,0 V 108 H 0 V 216 H 162 V 0 z" />

you could more simply write :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN"
<svg xmlns="" width="15" height="10">
<g stroke="none">
        <path fill="#FF0" d="M0,0 V10 H15 V0"/>
        <path fill="#FFF" d="M15,0 V5 H0 V10 H7.5 V0"/>

There is no need to use 324*216 when 15*10 is enough. Since there is no strokes, the « z » is not needed. The V -216 is probably a mistake between absolute and relative paths (it should be v-216 or more simply V0). The spaces after the command letters are not needed too. Put the fill is the group is ok but it seems more clear to me to put it in the path since it's not shared by multiple paths.

I don't what to do the the two links in the comment. Is is really useful?

What do you think?

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 09:21, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Code issues in User:Tuvalkin/monobook.css[edit]

Hi Tuvalkin, I am a bored bot (this is kind of a computer program) that is watching the recent changes and tapping buttons like I did now.

Curious about the reason? Possibly not but I will tell you anyway:

  1. You edited User:Tuvalkin/monobook.css. Glad to see you coding in css! Have you ever considered becoming a MediaWiki hacker?
  2. Though, that change appears to introduce 2 new prettyCss issues -- the page's status is now having warnings. Note that invalid or ambiguous code often has unwanted side effects like breaking other tools for you. If you cannot find out how to fix it, I suggest blanking the page for now.
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  1. WARNING: unknown-property:speak: line 3 char number 4 - Evidence: speak
  2. WARNING: suggest-relative-unit:px: line 14 char number 12 - Evidence: 1px
  3. WARNING: suggest-relative-unit:px: line 18 char number 12 - Evidence: 1px

Your CommonsMaintenanceBot (talk) at 21:15, 30 July 2015 (UTC).