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[edit] Maps drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien

Since you prefer maps over a description of what is on those maps, why don't you act in a constructive manner by obtaining the permission of the Tolkien Estate and uploading the maps on the Tolkien Estate Website behind the door to Moria and the First Map of The Lord of the Rings on the thetolkienist website and obtaining the permission of the copyright holder of the redrawn maps of the Second Map of The Lord of the Rings before acting in a destructive manner and deleting a description of what is on The First Map of The Lord of the Rings, which is not available as a file on the Tolkien Gateway? --Akhorahil 11:34, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

The issue is less that you've described the map, but more that it wasn't really providing a lot of useful information for the reader. This is an encyclopaedia, not a repository of trivia. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 11:39, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
Is this the image you say isn't on the wiki? --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 11:44, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
That "it is not providing a lot of useful information for the reader" and that it is "trivia" is merely your subjective opinion as one individual reader. Your personal opinion is not representative for the opinion of all the readers of this wiki and frankly I do not write content to please you, but content that could be interesting and not considered to be "trivia" for a lot of other readers. Christopher Tolkien wrote extensively in the History of The Lord of the Rings series books about how the geography of Middle-earth changed when one compares the various maps, so he certainly did not consider changes in geography to be "trivia". There are Tolkien fans that are enthusiastic about Tolkien's maps and map making as can be seen in the Other Minds Magazine or in the posts on the Other Minds facebook group Facebook page. --Akhorahil 19:28, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
Do you have access to a copy of The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part 2, The Treason of Isengard? Have you ever looked at the First Map of the Lord of the Rings? If you look at page 299 to page 301, page 302, page 303, page 305 page 309 and compare it with the map that you asked me about, you can see that the map you asked my about is a combination of the maps on page 302, page 303, page 305 and page 309 and that those are merely redrawn maps that Christopher Tolkien redrew from The First Map of the Lord of the Rings and if you have looked on the First Map of the Lord of the Rings includes lots of details, which are not included on the redrawn maps. And no, the First Map of the Lord of the Rings has not been uploaded to the Tolkien Gateway wiki. The First Map of the Lord of the Rings can be found with the following URL https://thetolkienist.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/first-map-of-Lord-of-the-Rings_web.jpg The maps on the Tolkien Estate website can be found with the following URL https://www.tolkienestate.com/en/painting/maps/maps.html --Akhorahil 19:28, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
Yes. What is wrong with the redrawn map by Christopher Tolkien? It has the same detail, does it not? What about that image lacks the detail you need for the Umbar article? I am enthusiastic about maps, too, and I can assure you I am extremely knowledgeable about Tolkien fandom, but what is the actual analysis or information you are providing here? You are describing the changes referred to by Christopher above, you are literally just describing a static object. Talking about the changes and what they mean would be genuinely useful information.
Also, can you please include more punctuation in your sentences. I think it is contributing to your messages sounding rude, which I hope isn't your intention. Thanks. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 19:37, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

[edit] Artwork which I uploaded

I was wondering, is there any specific reason why you deleted all artwork by A-denn, and others which I clearly provided evidence of consent on the part of the authors?

Also - what about Eva Zahradníková, whose artwork is still featured on this site, yet a number of it was deleted by you? -- IvarTheBoneless 12:40, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

It was three months ago so I honestly cannot recall. Undoubtedly there was a reason for removing those ones. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 13:27, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
About A-denn's artwork (for example, 'Makar and Measse') specifically, perhaps it was the fact that I uploaded it under 'A-Denn' instead of 'A-denn'. Can you check it out, if you find time? -- IvarTheBoneless 18:09, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
P.S. What's up with the font? Is it just me, or has there been a change? -- IvarTheBoneless 12:42, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
I enlarged it at the request of User:LorenzoCB who said that it is too small. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 13:27, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

[edit] Capitalization

Hi, the subcategories in Category:Titles remain wrongly capitalized. Can you move them, please? --LorenzoCB 13:50, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

Unfortunately not. In our version of the software it is not possible to move a category. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 19:37, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
Oh, I thought categories could be edited with the bot. I'll see if I do it manually then and revise things by the way. --LorenzoCB 09:43, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
The bot can be used to change the categories on an article, but can't be used to change the category pages themselves. I can bot the former part of this, if you like? --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:22, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
That's what I meant with moving them. Just change the categories in the articles with the correct one and delete the former ones. Sorry, I assumed this was the usual. No hurry at all, but if I don't point this now I would forget it. --LorenzoCB 19:12, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
OK, so Cloudfare is stopping the bot from working properly so I did this manually. But in the process spotted that this is a total mess between C:Titles, C:Rulers, and Category:Positions and Occupations. So this needs work! --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 09:35, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Nice work! Holly molly, I had never spotted those categories. In a first sight I'd suggest to remove "Rulers", as it is redundant and "Titles" is more properly applied; and to change "Positions and occupations" to simply "Occupations". And we also have Category:Epithets, which I wished to revise at some point. --LorenzoCB 10:10, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

[edit] Info boxes

I have a simple, stupid question. How do you create an info box for a personal user page? Many thanks!