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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:

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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)

Formal mediation has been requested[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Clausuurhek.jpg[edit]

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Please andswer me quickly im at school sitting in study hall waiting for a reply.[edit]

WHY WAS JACOB GIVEN A NEW NAME BUT NOT ME WHEN I REQUESTED IT BEFORE HIM AND WAS TOLD BY LEGOBOT THAT THERE WAS NO PROBLEMS WITH THE REQUEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????!?!?!!?!?REPLY AT MY TALK PAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!V3no0m0us12345678 (talk) 15:06, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

@V3no0m0us12345678: See here. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:11, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
I DONT UNDERSTAND THAT PAGEV3no0m0us12345678 (talk) 15:15, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
I REQUESTED A NEW NAME GO LOOK AT IT AND GIVE ME IT!!!!!!!!1V3no0m0us12345678 (talk) 15:30, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Please cool down a bit... The "new username" is still to similar. Please select a new one. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:33, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
sorry im not happy because my old account got blocked because my brother took my laptop from me and vandalized a page and got my account blocked and i wouldnt be having this problem if it didnt. So could u pls help me pick a new name i use V3N0M0US for everything so i dont forget different usernames so i would really prefer it to include V3N0M0US. Pls reply on my talk page this time.V3no0m0us12345678 (talk) 16:10, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

hello i would like u to reply and not ignore me[edit]

why u ignore me? answer me.V3no0m0us12345678 (talk) 13:55, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Special rename request...[edit]

We have a disruptive username that needs renaming if you could. We've already purged all the contribs and blocked them, but it would be nice if the username were changed to complete the Damnatio memoriae. See here. Thanks. --Jayron32 01:38, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

@Jayron32: I asked a Steward to hide the username globally. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:36, 22 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi Steinsplitter, "David King 947" has already been renamed 5 or 6 times since account creation (2014) [1] - I don't have a problem if one wants to change there name but changing it 5 or 6 times in the space of a year is surely disruptive ?, He was also warned by Xeno to stick to one name too [2] but has pretty much been ignored,
I have a very strong feeling his new username won't last very long at all,
Thanks and Happy editing, –Davey2010Talk 15:13, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

@Davey2010: Sorry, I haven't noticed it :(. phabricator:T101080 works only for the rename request interface :/ --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:22, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
No worries it is rather easy to look over :), Well damnit Face-grin.svg, So really nothing can be done other than to warn him to stop ? ... which would be ignored anyway Face-grin.svg.
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 16:37, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
His requests seems to be disruptive, a solution would be to block him if he continues after warnings (imho). Best :-) --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:03, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Ah sorry I didn't think warnings would be appropriate - In that case I'll drop him a message, Thanks for your help - Very much appreciated :),
Thanks and Happy editing :) –Davey2010Talk 17:41, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Rename Request[edit]

Hello Steinsplitter. Thank you very much for the expedient name change. I know I'm not the most prolific editor, but I have enjoyed wikipedia for almost 10 years now and am slowly gaining the courage to participate more. Mr Ernie (talk) 19:42, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Tropical Depression image[edit]

I have reverted your edit in the 2015 Pacific typhoon season because of an image because the file I created is right. The image name is suppose to be JMA TD 16, not JMA TD 17 since so far we only have 16 tropical depressions this year within the basin. This is just to inform you. Thanks. Typhoon2013 (talk) 08:47, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

@Typhoon2013: Reverting the link here on enwiki does not revert the file move on commons. Then this request is wrong? --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:01, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes it is wrong sorry. Especially the image file name, as said above, suppose to be TD 16. However I do believe that this is the 17th tropical depression, but Cyclonebiskit said that it is the 16th depression so far since the 15th depression weakened to a LPA then intensified into a TD again. I know it's confusing but thr image should be JMA TD 16, just so not to confuse people. Typhoon2013 (talk) 19:10, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
I don't know if you seen this and the one before this' message but I am still going to revert it back to the way it is. The file image name is going to go back to JMA TD 16. Typhoon2013 (talk) 07:47, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
I am not familiar with this, just fulfilled a request. Feel free to revert it on commons too. Thanks :-) --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:34, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Gogole screenshot[edit]

It is a screenshot of Google maps, is it accepted File:Gampalagudem_hills.PNG?--Vin09 (talk) 17:11, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

@Vin09: hi! Google maps content is not allowed on commons (it is copyright protected). Therefore deleted :-). --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:36, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Rename Request[edit]

Understood. Would "Erroridentified" be more appropriate?

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jo-Hung (talkcontribs) 11:44, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2015 (UTC)


Hey Steinsplitter, ich habe auf deiner Benutzerseite gesehen das du auch ganz gut Deutsch kannst also spar ich mir mal das Übersetzen ins Englische wenn es dir Recht ist :). Ich wollte auch nur ein Dankeschön auf deiner Seite hinterlassen, für die Ehre mich in in die Benutzergruppe 'Atomatische Kontrollierer' hinzugefügt zu haben. Ich habe mir die Informationsseite auf Commons mal durchgelesen und verstehe die damit verbundenen Aufgaben, nur wie kamst du darauf mich dort hinzuzufügen? Welcher Gruppe gehört ich denn vorher an (wenn du dich noch daran erinnerst)? Beste Grüße --Dr. Chriss (talk) 20:31, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

Edits von Atomatische Kontrollierer sind nicht als zu prüfen markiert. lg --Steinsplitter (talk) 05:41, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

For the name change. Much appreciated :) --Raya 20:49, 31 October 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Flycatchr (talkcontribs)

Changing Email[edit]

Hi, I want to know how we can change our email. Because I lost my old email. So i want to change it with active and new one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MuhammadUmar (talkcontribs) 11:12, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

@MuhammadUmar: Special:ChangeEmail --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:43, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

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Your rename of User:Richard Whetstone to User:Nativebullet[edit]

The new name is a promotional username and suggests shared use since the user is attempting to create an article about afilm produced by Nativebullet Films. See User_talk:Nativebullet#New_Username. Meters (talk) 19:08, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

@Meters: I haven't noticed that Nativebullet is promotional (nothing popped up in google search). The user has to ask again for renaming. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:22, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
I'm not surprised the company didn't show up. It may not even exist as a legal entity. The film is very low budget, and starring, written, produced, directed and edited by one person. The unpaid cast and total crew of three were all friends and family. Meters (talk) 19:39, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

UPDATE: Correct, the company will not show up. The company is just me, one person, Eric F. Adams. But when creating a film you must have a "company" in order for cast to sign release over too to use voice, image, etc. I am not promoting anything. Nativebullet is just a cool name and I have used it for years. It does not have an LLC. Just let me roll with this name because it gets confusing to keep switching names. Thanks.Nativebullet (talk) 12:46, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Answered here: User_talk:Nativebullet#New_Username. Meters (talk) 18:57, 14 December 2015 (UTC)


Hello Mr Steinsplitter, when you change my user name, why my contributes isnt appear at wikitech? --FPP (talk) 23:22, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi, It is a fisbowl wiki - global rename does not work there. @Coren: can you rename the user on wikitech pls? Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:31, 14 December 2015 (UTC)
I don't think that's been tested to work very well - I'll consult with my colleagues to see if it's possible to rename accounts there without breaking anything (it may well be possible – unlike shell account names I don't think it's tied in very many things). — Coren (talk) 14:03, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

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By the way, did you know that this edit was the last edit made in 2015, and this is the first edit of 2016? (Times in UTC, of course).k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:28, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

OTRS tickets[edit]

Hi, left you an note regarding OTRS ticket # 11104869. Wanted to be sure you got it! Thanks! KDS4444 (talk) 12:47, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi @KDS4444: Yepp, got it :-). Added a note internally. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:05, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

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