User talk:J Maverick 16

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Categories vs. tags

I have noted that you sometimes add for example both Category:Airports in Italy and Category:Airports in Europe. Please don't do that. The categories are not really tags, and putting all the airports in Europe in one category would in time make it nearly impossible to find a specific airport in that category. The categories are more like tree structures. Sometimes it is ok to use more than one category, but that is when a page would fit in more than one "tree". (I think I have described the structure as multiple trees with cobwebs between branches. ;-)

Apart from that, please continue. :-)

If you have not done that before, take a moment to browse the category structure. Two helpful tools for that are either the blue arrows beside the subcategories on a category page or the category tree browser. (There are some bugs though. In addition the category structure could be improved, in particular in the FlightGear screenshot categories, but I am slowly moving files from the "FlightGear ... screenshots" to subcategories to "Screenshots of ...".)

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 13:00, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

OK, thanks for this advices, I'm a novice with the Wiki for now, learning how to use it better day by day. ;-)

-J Maverick 16 17:15 21 August 2014 (UTC)

File:AVB Area-F.jpg

In the file information template's "Source" field, do not use {{own}} unless you made an image yourself (though not necessarily from scratch).

In this case I think it is clear that the source is the PDF file mentioned in the image. If you draw the arrows you could mention that there as well.

Apart from that, keep it coming. :-)

I noted that the template documentation for {{file information}} was not entirely clear on that, so I rephrased it slightly (diff).

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 19:39, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Well, I didn't draw the arrows, they where already there to explain where the AMC terminal was if you look at the PDF ;-) This image was the best I found that seems a chart (the problem of military air bases, is that you can't find chart on the Internet). I said that it was own work because I didn't know what option choose on the "not own work" option. Apart of that, the next time I will use the "not own work".

I'm also sorry about I often edit more times in a row an article but sometimes I forget some details so I have to add them after publishing.

J Maverick 16 (Talk | contribs) 21:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I've edited the file info and license to what I consider best-fitting with our current templates. It's a difficult one though and open for argument, as the map in the PDF does not really have a clear source/author.
Gijs (talk) 21:19, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

New FGUK page/FGUK flightnights and screenshots category


I think FGUK has enough activity/Aircraft/events/screenshots to merit its own special page + flighnights category so I you want to start one (better you than me because you know more about FGUK) If you do just remember to add the new cats to your fguk pictures.

This unsigned comment was added by Adam (Talk | contribs) 16:51, January 4, 2016‎ (UTC)