User talk:Tuvalkin

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ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 13:32, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Would you care to explain your comment here? It's not particularly clear to me why you are accusing the user of trolling. - Themightyquill (talk) 09:25, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
Not clear, heh? Well, read again. -- Tuválkin 08:52, 5 May 2016 (UTC)
Well, your latter comments seem to suggest that the nomination is based on racism and perhaps even implies that my lack of a strong opposition to the deletion of the photos is based on racism. While I would lean towards disagreeing (at least with that last part - I have know idea what the nominator's motivation was), I'm open to discussing it. I still don't see what that has to do with trolling though. It's far more helpful to be explicit in your criticisms from the start. As for closing the discussion of the category, I don't think you said anything especially different than I did. Like me, you suggested it wasn't a good place to discuss the deletion of the photos, and then, like me, you went ahead and discussed the deletion of the photos. =) If you do think the photos are noteworthy, you might consider adding a description to the category for anyone that might be interested. - Themightyquill (talk) 19:18, 30 May 2016 (UTC)
Themightyquill, when I said trolling I was refering to the wider context of ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2’s contributions, not merely to that specific DR. Still, the wording of that one nomination and the user’s subsequent apports were, if not trolling, then a case of failure to use English way below any minimum treshold. Since there’s no requirement to use English, this user could have been wording his nominations and replies in a comprehensible way in another language — yet s/he choses to keep mystifying the community with cryptic demands and remarks that go by unheeded or rejected most of the time. If there’s a better way to term this kind of behaviour, I’ll use it instead of the charged (and yet precise) word "trolling". -- Tuválkin 12:51, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
A closer look to the user’s contributions suggests that there have been drammatic improvements since April, and/or I had been getting in our random encounters in Commons curation tasks and venues a view of this user at hir worst. Much for the better. -- Tuválkin 12:57, 24 June 2016 (UTC)


As I noted in the move summaries, the template atop each category reminds us to categorise by the number in the Masoretic Text, not by the number in the Septuagint. Additionally, per COM:CAT, "Category names should generally be in English", and the exceptions are for "some proper names, biological taxa and names for which the non-English name is most commonly used in the English language (or there is no evidence of usage of an English-language version)." Aside from the rare situation in which the topic is generally referred to with both names (e.g. Category:Bath (Berkeley Springs), West Virginia), having multiple names for the same topic in its category name is unhelpful: nobody says "We're going to look at Psalm 24 aka 25", because they always say "24" or "25". Nyttend (talk) 13:01, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

You’re obviously wrong, User:Nyttend, but whatever: I’m not going to risk another block for ruffling admins’ feathers. If you actually care about categorizing Psalms (which you don’t[you] as I did[me]), then you’ll eventually see that I’m right and will undo the reverting of my renamings; if you’re not — then mission accomplished: You cowed me away from working on categorization of Psalms. (Hey, I’m an atheist, anyway, so why would I care about King David’s lyrics after all, amirite?) -- Tuválkin 13:47, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Category:African motormen[edit]

Going to just leave this here: I don’t have (yet?) a clear idea of what to do about this and such cases:

2016-06-27T20:49:23 (diff | hist) . . (-29)‎ . . File:Freineuse (cable car).jpg ‎ (Cat-a-lot: Removing from Category:African motormen) (current) [rollback: 1 edit]
2016-06-27T20:49:23 (diff | hist) . . (-29)‎ . . File:1873 Horse tram in Lisbon.jpg ‎ (Cat-a-lot: Removing from Category:African motormen) (current) [rollback: 1 edit]
2016-06-27T20:49:22 (diff | hist) . . (-29)‎ . . File:LisbonTram(byBio94)-6108176203.jpg ‎ (Cat-a-lot: Removing from Category:African motormen) (current) [rollback: 1 edit]
2016-06-27T20:49:22 (diff | hist) . . (-29)‎ . . File:Cable cars SF3.jpg ‎ (Cat-a-lot: Removing from Category:African motormen) (current) [rollback: 1 edit]
2016-06-27T20:49:22 (diff | hist) . . (-29)‎ . . File:Cable cars SF4.jpg ‎ (Cat-a-lot: Removing from Category:African motormen) (current) [rollback: 1 edit]
2016-06-27T20:49:22 (diff | hist) . . (-29)‎ . . File:Portogallo2007 (1676960170).jpg ‎ (Cat-a-lot: Removing from Category:African motormen) (current) [rollback: 1 edit]
2016-06-27T20:49:22 (diff | hist) . . (-29)‎ . . File:THE GROVE Los Angeles.jpg ‎ (Cat-a-lot: Removing from Category:African motormen) (current) [rollback: 1 edit]
2016-06-27T20:49:22 (diff | hist) . . (-29)‎ . . File:Lisbon 40 (14702202153).jpg ‎ (Cat-a-lot: Removing from Category:African motormen) (current) [rollback: 1 edit] 

-- Tuválkin 23:18, 27 June 2016 (UTC)


Hi, Tuvalkin. What do you think, is the file in scope? If not, please nominate for deletion. If in scope, please categorize it. Taivo (talk) 10:33, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

It’s rubbish; thanks for the heads-up. -- Tuválkin 19:33, 18 July 2016 (UTC)