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Photography as level 4 subjectEdit

If you end up proposing photography again, send me a line. I would have supported it. Jacqke (talk) 01:26, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

@Jacqke: I've proposed adding Fine-art photography if you would like to support it. Qono (talk) 15:40, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

I don't agree with some importance ratingsEdit

I don't understand the reasons for the importance scale. For example Category:High-importance Photography articles, in which the only camera manufacturing companies are Canon and Nikon. But Zeiss is included too.
Also i don't see the Nikon Lenses an the same importance level than the Pentax company history article. Also i did see the Nikon article is rated "Top Importance", so there are three levels difference.
Can you please help me understand the ratings? --Angerdan (talk) 18:40, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

@Angerdan: I would consider Nikon, Canon, and Zeiss to be of high importance in the realm of photography, but the individual products that they manufacture to be of lesser importance — typically low importance unless the item is iconic in some way or represents a critical landmark in the development of photographic technology. Qono (talk) 17:03, 11 July 2018 (UTC)


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Frank Gohlke importance templateEdit

You've twice undone the longstanding (2015) designation of Gohlke as "top" importance. This is a two-time Guggenheim, two-time NEA and Fulbright Grant winner who has a near-unequaled record of one-man and group exhibition at prestigious institutions and who was a seminal figure in the "New Topographics" movement that redefined American landscape photography in the second half of the Twentieth Century. What possible basis is there for a downgrade, especially alongside the long list of lesser figures you've recently tagged as "High"? Please restore the "Top" category you've twice removed without explanation. Thanks. SPECIFICO talk 17:59, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

@SPECIFICO: Gohlke is an important figure, certainly, but not centrally important to the development of the medium, which is roughly the criteria I've been using for "Top" designations. Qono (talk) 23:59, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
That is manifestly false per widespread RS and per what I have commented above. Moreover several of your Top picks have worked within traditional bounds and come nowhere near contributing to the development of the medium --rather they have just done fine work. You seem to be relying on your personal opinion rather than independent recognition. Please consider WP:NOR. SPECIFICO talk 01:05, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
I've account for my methodology at the same discussion on the WikiProject Photography talk page. I would appreciate it if you would assume good faith and keep it civil. Qono (talk) 15:33, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Photographic assessmentsEdit

You seem to be doing quite a few assessments of photographers but apparently not considering the other project assessments class ratings already there. The class rating of articles is the same for all projects, so if it is a C-class they are all C-class but some of the edits you made add different classes. You should not do this and if an article really is of a higher or lower quality you should review the article carefully and then make sure thay are all the same. I don't know your experience at assessments and I don't know if you have reviewed Wikipedia:WikiProject Photography/Assessment but you appear to be assessing many if not all photographers with a High-importance rating, so I hope you are considering if they really are that importance in the overall scheme of things. In my 30+ years as a professional photographer I have never heard of some of the photographers you have rated as high and would have expected to at least have heard of them. I do notice that the Photography project does not seem to have an assessment team so I suppose you are on your own in that regard. I know that when we set up the assessments for the Ireland project we discussed, and then provided examples, of the type of articles for each importance rating. I've readjusted the few photographers who are on my watchlist and I'm not going to follow you around. This is just a friendly post to make you aware of the usual assessment processes that I have done 10+ years so have a decent amount of experience. Generally a more conservative rating is best. Good luck. ww2censor (talk) 10:29, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

I share this view. There are way too many new "High" ratings. @Hoary: and I are also discussing on the Frank Gohlke talk page. SPECIFICO talk 13:07, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ww2censor: I haven't seen it written in the guidelines that quality ratings should be the same for every WikiProject. Can you provide a link? I hesitate to re-class an article on behalf of a project that I'm not a part of.
I've responded to the importance assessment comment at the same discussion on the WikiProject Photography talk page. Qono (talk) 15:28, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Ansel AdamsEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Ansel Adams you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of RockMagnetist -- RockMagnetist (talk) 23:20, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

@RockMagnetist: Thanks so much! Looking forward to it. Qono (talk) 04:53, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
I have passed the article. You did a great job - I really enjoyed reviewing it! RockMagnetist(talk) 01:27, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
@RockMagnetist: My first GA! Thank you for your review and all of your contributions. The article is in really good shape. I hope you will join me if and when I put this through FA nomination. You're the number 2 contributor on this article now, by a fair margin! Thanks again, either way. Qono (talk) 01:33, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. I'd be delighted to help when you think it's time (although maybe let it mellow for a little while). Let me know. I would say it's pretty close to FA already. That German page you tagged looks like a useful resource. RockMagnetist(talk) 01:40, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Ansel AdamsEdit

The article Ansel Adams you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Ansel Adams for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of RockMagnetist -- RockMagnetist (talk) 01:41, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

@Qono: Would you like to do a DYK? RockMagnetist(talk) 15:31, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
@RockMagnetist: Good call. I've added it here. Qono (talk) 22:26, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Wonderful! It's very satisfying to have it paired with a featured picture. RockMagnetist(talk) 22:43, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Ansel AdamsEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Ansel Adams at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Cambalachero (talk) 14:12, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Please see new note on your DYK nomination. Yoninah (talk) 11:08, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Bold changes to list of photographersEdit

Hello! I'd like to suggest that you stop the bold changes on the list of photographers until we have a discussion of them. I may just revert your bold changes, per WP:BRD as some of the changes are really nonsensical. When you marked Muybridge as "reliable sources needed", it indicates to me that there are solid reasons to question your recent changes.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 16:47, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

@ThatMontrealIP: I initiated discussion of my changes on the talk page before my edits and there were not strong objections. The tags indicate that no source has been added to justify inclusion on the list, which is particularly important for a list that includes living persons WP:BLPSOURCE. I encourage you to add sources per WP:VERIFY. Qono (talk) 17:10, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes you had tacit agreement for some changes, but what you initiated is quite severe and some edits are just plain wrong (e.g. tagging Muybridge and removing notable photographers from the list). The respective pages are already verified for notability. Per WP:BRD I reverted your recent changes-- see the discussion on the article talk page. Let's discuss there where everyone can see. Please refrain from restoring your version until a clear concensus is obtained.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 17:17, 22 March 2019 (UTC)


would you mind fixing your modification of my RFC post to read better? I welcome the input but the way you have laid in your text is disruptive to the flow. ThatMontrealIP (talk) 21:25, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

I'm not 100% sure what you mean, but I made an edit to try to improve the formatting. Let me know if I've missed the mark! Qono (talk) 22:19, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
I took out my original RFC comments as you had edited them. Your bold section questions are fine. I can see you are well-intentioned, but it's a general rule that you do not edit the comments other editors.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 04:58, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I don't object to the consensus tag you placed on the age birth/death dates item at at list of Photographers, but you should probably let someone else do those tags and close it. It is not good practice for you to be judging concensus as you are in interested party. Also, the discussion seems over, so you could probably replace the request for closure tag at the Admin noticeboard. ThatMontrealIP (talk) 15:50, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
  • @ThatMontrealIP: With the unanimity on that section, I thought it safe to mark it resolved, but will certainly seek a clearer consensus on the other questions. If my proposals don't generate a resolution or discussion, I will replace the request for closure, but I wanted to make an attempt reach a consensus where possible first. Qono (talk) 15:54, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
The best approach is to let an uninvolved party take care of things.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 16:54, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Ansel AdamsEdit

 On 7 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ansel Adams, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Ansel Adams (pictured), known for his black-and-white landscape photographs, documented a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ansel Adams. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ansel Adams), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Close of "Still photography" AfDEdit

I have reverted your close of Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Still photography. You cannot self-close as withdrawn when there has been support for deletion. You especially cannot self-close for your chosen outcome of redirect. The close was out of process and your closing remark that there is consensus for redirect cannot be supported. Only two out of six participants !voted for redirect, one of which was you. The relevant guideline is at WP:WDAFD. SpinningSpark 09:02, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

This was perhaps partially my fault for adding that particular comment. Perhaps what I should have said is that this could have been done (redirect) rather than list for deletion, although given the varied opinions offered on the best course of action, it is probably good to have had the AfD discussion. Withdrawing typically would be done before other comments are given or perhaps in an over-whelming case for "keep". Sorry if my comment was erroneous. Bungle (talkcontribs) 09:32, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
No a problem, everyone makes mistakes (even me :-)). Non-admin closures should only be done when the result is completely uncontroversial. For a nominator self-close, that should be strictly beyond doubt. If you wish, you can still withdraw your nomination with a statement in the discussion, you just can't close. I note that the only delete vote has switched to my recommendation of a dab page. You might want to consider that as well. SpinningSpark 10:48, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
@Spinningspark: Based on the comments, I had thought that my AfD for a redirect was the wrong process, so I was trying to correct that. I'm still unclear if there should be an AfD for a redirect or if it should just be boldly redirected, but I'm happy to have the discussion in this AfD lead the way in this case. Qono (talk) 14:29, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
I think my own suggestion would have been something you could have done before the AfD, or perhaps before the varied responses, but once there was an actual discussion ongoing then it's reasonable to let it follow the course. As it happens, it may be the result is a DAB which includes a link to what could have been the redirected target anyway. Bungle (talkcontribs) 14:40, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Not only is it reasonable to let the discussion run in these circumstances, but it is required in guidelines at WP:WDAFD, WP:CLOSEAFD (bullet #3), and again at WP:SKCRIT (bullet #1). SpinningSpark 16:20, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Qono, This is similar to advice I gave you above about marking issues you are involved in as "concensus" items. If there's a discussion going, and you have a stake in it, even if the result seems obvious, it is best to let an iuninvolved party draw the conclusions. The pushing of a discussion in one direction or another by an involved party, via close or concensus tags, isn't good practice IMHO. Leave it to someone with no stake. For an AfD, make a comment to the effect that "this is withdrawn", or for RFCs, "this seems to have reached concensus, can an uninvolved party mark it as such?" works just fine. ThatMontrealIP (talk) 16:55, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Requested GOCE copy edit of Ansel AdamsEdit

Do not change the variety of English used on an articleEdit

As you did at Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones). The article is tagged as "use British English" and so you spell it "characterized" and cite WP:ENGVAR. Don't do this. We do not cite change the national variety of English on an article when one is established or set up already per MOS:RETAIN, and as Paul is English, we should not be using American spelling. Also, please don't insert spacing into headings where it wasn't before if you can help it (however, I see you used Visual Edit, so maybe that's why). Ss112 08:05, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Ss112, Apologies for using the wrong version of "characterized". My citation of WP:ENGVAR was in my change of the dates to DMY format, not my copyedit. Sorry for the confusion.
Mediawiki recommends using spaces in the headings, so my changes there seem appropriate. Qono (talk) 14:57, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

List of most visited museumsEdit

I appreciate your attempts to help the discussion move forward. I think ThePromenader inadvertently deleted one of your comments when replying to me.[1] Cobblet (talk) 14:05, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Cobblet, Thanks for catching and for persisting on this list despite the challenges. Qono (talk) 14:18, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Kivu Ebola epidemicEdit

thank you for nominating the article for 'In The News'--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:08, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for 2018–19 Kivu Ebola epidemicEdit

 On 18 July 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article 2018–19 Kivu Ebola epidemic, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

SpencerT•C 01:50, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Jesse FreidinEdit

Hello Qono. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Jesse Freidin, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: claims coverage in at least some reliable sources. Use WP:AFD instead . Thank you. SoWhy 08:17, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

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