User talk:Steinsplitter

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Hello, Steinsplitter, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! Moonraker (talk) 05:24, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Renaming images[edit]

Thank you for giving images more meaningful names.

However, when it comes to Michelangelo, please do not rename images using "Michelangelo Buonarotti". Like many other artists of the Renaissance period (and later) he is known by a single name. It's actually considered a bit of a "wink" when people insist on using his family name. Similar cases are Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Verrocchio, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Massaccio, Carravaggio. Articles and categories for these artists ought to be headed with the single name, likewise Rembrandt, Durer, van Eyck, Vermeer, Canaletto, Picasso, Matisse, le Corbusier, Gainsborough, Constable, Turner.

Leonardo da Vinci, when shortened, shortens to "Leonardo" not "Da Vinci". Artists who require a full name are the Ghirlandaios (three of them), the Pollaiuolos (two of them), the della Robbias (multi-generations of the same), the Pisani (three of them), the Lippi (father and son) and Piero della Francesca. When shortened, Piero becomes "Piero" but only after the full name is used. (as for the Daddis, the Gaddis and the Taddis..... I have to confess I find it hard to keep them sorted in my head)

The best rule in naming art files is use the minimum needed to convey full information. "Moore" could mean a variety of people, so use "Henry Moore". "Toulouse-Lautrec" only means one person so ignore the "Henri".

Re Michelangelo: Someone renamed the Wikimedia Section "Michelangelo Buonarotti". This was a bad move. The whole section needs renaming "Michelangelo" and all the file s recategorised accordingly.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of categorisation on Wikimedia Commons that doesn't work very well.

Amandajm (talk) 02:57, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello, Can you give me pleas a link to the File? I know the policy, maybe a mistake. (feel free to revert my filemoves), Face-smile.svg Regards --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:16, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Sorry I didn't get back sooner. I'll see if I can find the file I referred to and get back to you! Amandajm (talk) 15:23, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
Okay, Thank you! --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:15, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Webserver directory index[edit]

Perhaps you remember raising an editprotected request regarding a weird situation at Talk:Webserver directory index last month. In case you're curious and still care about the issue, I've explained in that thread what was going on. Nyttend (talk) 15:47, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

About your email: don't worry. You did the right thing. I was simply explaining why the page was protected even though it seemed to be unprotected. Nyttend (talk) 22:56, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
    • your edit was accepted, sorry when I didn't accepted firstly it's becouse your edit come among with another several edits which were subversive.--Jobas (talk) 12:07, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Okay :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:51, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for sorting my filename errors[edit]

Thanks for so quickly sorting out and renaming my photos of Wells Cathedral. My error in stating the Chapter House was included was only pointed out a few hours ago on Talk:Wells Cathedral and this swift resolution has solved the issue. No we just need to finish getting the article ready for a FA nomination.— Rod talk 10:14, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:20, 7 December 2013 (UTC)


Next time just use WP:CSD#U5. It's brand-spankin' new Face-grin.svg Cheers! §FreeRangeFrogcroak 18:12, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Okay. Thank you :D --Steinsplitter (talk) 22:41, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Renaming files at Infobox court case and Infobox legislation[edit]

Hi! Just wanted to alert you to the fact that when you rename files at "Template:Infobox court case/images/doc" and "Template:Infobox legislation/images/doc", you need to rename them at "Template:Infobox court case/images" and "Template:Infobox legislation/images" too, otherwise you have only changed the documentation pages. — Cheers, JackLee talk 14:59, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, this is commonsdelinker's work :D --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:55, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Hmmm, any chance CommonsDelinker can be reprogrammed to replace occurrences of files in templates where the filename does not begin with "File": or "Image:"? — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:25, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't know. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:35, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Right. I asked because you are listed as a "Maintainer" of CommonsDelinker. Any idea who I could ask about this? — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:15, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Technically it is possible... but i am not py specialist. The source code is on SVN, feel to fix the bug. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:28, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Er ... I can't program at all. Do you know a Commons user who might be able to do it? — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:49, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
No :( --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:01, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
OK, no problem. — Cheers, JackLee talk 21:11, 19 April 2014 (UTC)


This image belongs to me as does the website , I have emailed the permissions address from richard (at) giving permission to use the photo, please respond to this it is very difficult to get any conclusions without searching through dozens of talk pages. siteRichardUK2014 (talk) 09:19, 20 June 2014 (UTC)



What are you trying to target with Special:AbuseFilter/626? Deletions by staff/stewards/etc? — xaosflux Talk 17:53, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Ping to others recently updating EF626: @DerHexer:,@Peteforsyth:. — xaosflux Talk 18:02, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't try to target anything. I simply disabled the AbuseFilter created by Pete and Steinsplitter upon request of the latter. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:16, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Der, just pinged you in case you knew what was going on :) .— xaosflux Talk 18:30, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Deletions by users non in sysop group. Means: stews/staff (and other groups with delete permission). For transparency, discussed this with Pete first. It is disabled do to a bug atm. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:41, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes -- it's a transparency measure, not intended to combat abuse literally. (It just creates a log entry.) @Steinsplitter: pointed out the similar AF entry on Commons, and offered to enable it here on enwp; it seemed like a good idea to me, but I preferred to enable Steinsplitter to do it as I am not familiar with AF configuration changes. -Pete (talk) 18:57, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, that's what I was guessing. Can anyone run a query to see often these are actually occurring today using the current logs and sysop list as a source? — xaosflux Talk 20:50, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Query, output: 1 --Steinsplitter (talk) 06:35, 16 August 2014 (UTC)