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I started on Commons after moving some images here from Wikipedia when I discovered the source was in the public domain. Since then I've been adding and migrating a few more photographs and screenshots from public domain film serials. I've uploaded some audiobooks from LibriVox for inclusion in Wikisource texts (and possibly some Wikipedia articles). I've some added scanned texts for proofreading on Wikisource and I have even tried scanning some pulp magazines myself (which are not great but not too bad).
Useful links for uploading files:
- URL2Commons upload bot (Magnus)
- Internet Archive upload bot (TPT)
- Commons Helper (Move-to-commons assistant) (Magnus)
Time to kill
Things to categorise:
- Category:Images from the Geograph British Isles project needing categories by grid square
- See also: Commons:Geograph Britain and Ireland
- Category:Picturing Canada images not yet categorised
- Category:Images from MoD uploaded by Fæ (check needed)
- Many in Category:British Army 1939-1945 need categorisation
Additions & edits
These are mostly confined to the following categories and their contents:
- Category:Film serials
- Category:LibriVox recordings
- Category:Pulp magazines
- Category:Robert E. Howard
The bulk upload tool Commonist insists on creating a gallery for everything it uploads. Originally, I wouldn't have created one myself but this auto-generated page turned out to be quite useful so now I have more:
- Main gallery, created by Commonist
- Secondary gallery, with no thumbnails (items moved from the main gallery as appropriate)
- Britain Loves Wikipedia gallery, for my BLW images and related files
Related to this, I have a user category:
I am in the middle of uploading several pulp magazine covers and similar files. I found these on my hard drive and I am honestly not sure of by I came by them. However, I have been checking them off against the Online Book Pages' copyright records and all uploaded files should be in the public domain. Both checking and uploading can take time; it might be months before I am finished with these files.
The following are scans of pulp magazines I've made using a digital camera and a homemade V-cradle, followed by some processing with GIMP. The quality isn't professional but they are usable. I hope to get better with practice.
After uploading some audiobooks from LibriVox, I noticed that a lot of existing files from that source were on Commons but not categorised under particular LibriVox collections (and in many cases, not categorised at all). This made it hard to see what had been done and what needed to be done; so, I have been trying to find existing files and categorising them appropriately based on the collection from which they come. I think this is mostly done now but there might be a few still drifting around Commons.
My uploads (not including categories I have created just for existing files) to date are listed here:
The new categories that I have created, based on files from LibriVox already on commons, are:
- Category:LibriVox - Short Story Collection Vol 003
- Category:LibriVox - Short Story Collection Vol 023
- Category:LibriVox - Ghost Story Collection Vol 004
- Category:LibriVox - Short Story Collection Vol 029
- Category:LibriVox - Short Story Collection Vol 026
- Category:LibriVox - Ghost Story Collection Vol 001
- Category:LibriVox - Short Poetry Collection 004
- Category:LibriVox - Tales of Terror and Mystery - from a red link already present in the appropriate files
- Category:LibriVox - US Historical Documents
- Category:LibriVox - Ghost Story Collection Vol 002
- Category:LibriVox - Short Story Collection Vol 001
- Category:LibriVox - Short Story Collection Vol 002
- Category:LibriVox - Short Story Collection Vol 025
- Category:LibriVox - Tarzan of the Apes - from a red link already present in the appropriate files
- Category:LibriVox - Short Non-fiction Collection 005
- Category:LibriVox - Long Poems Collection 002
- Category:LibriVox - Childrens Short Works Vol 001
- Category:LibriVox - Short Story Collection Vol 004
- Category:LibriVox - Short Poetry Collection 034
- Category:LibriVox - Short Story Collection Vol 008
- Category:LibriVox - Historical Newspaper Articles Vol 001
- Category:LibriVox - Romeo and Juliet
- Category:LibriVox - Long Poems Collection 004
- Category:LibriVox - Short Story Collection Vol 010
- Category:LibriVox - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
- Category:LibriVox - The Marvelous Land of Oz
At present, most of these categories do not have the complete collection of files as shown on LibriVox.
Both lists are in order of creation/upload.