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Horyuji statue[edit]

Hello BrianSmithson, It's uncommon to know that someone has actually viewed a photo, but since you added a category to Image:HoryujiStatue0321.jpg (thank you!), I thought I'd ask. There are two versions of that photo, both on the same page. My intent in uploading the second version was to improve on the first, but I'm not fully convinced that the results are better. If you have an opinion, please let me know. Thanks Fg2 22:14, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm trying to do a bit of categorization clean up on the images in Category:Art of Japan. Once everything's organized, I'll sweep through again and add other appropriate categories (Category:Japanese mythology, etc.). Where is the other image you uploaded? I can find but the one. — BrianSmithson 22:28, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Category:Floats of Japan[edit]

What is this category's purpose? --Melanom 13:42, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

There were a bunch of pictures of floats, so it was intended to put them all in one place. Large fiberglass floats don't really belong in a "statues" category, but they are art of a sort, so where to put them? There should probably be a similar category for Mardi Gras floats in New Orleans with a supercategory of Floats by culture, etc. — BrianSmithson 15:59, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Maybe I have worded my question not clearly enough. I was unsure what was meant by a float, but I get it now. --Melanom 02:15, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Ah, I see what you were asking. Sorry for being too thick to figure it out! — BrianSmithson 04:31, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Pd-Art&PD-old[edit]

I make it? Sorry, but I don't see it. I was ritagging some imges that have tag {{PD}}. But probably some of they have tag PD-art, and I change it too. Sorry, it is a mistake, I don't want do it. --RED DEVIL 666 20:42, 8 March 2006 (UTC)


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Image Tagging Image:Woman_in_Fort_Lamy,_Chad.jpg[edit]

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It's a work of the US government from a US government website. It was created by the US government and is in the public domain. I tagged it correctly. BrianSmithson 09:54, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

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Please tag your images[edit]

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Maybe you should be more specific about something I've forgotten rather than giving me a boilerplate? I'm not a moron. Thanks. BrianSmithson 12:04, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
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People make mistakes, and there are presumably bots to remind us to put tags on images where we forgot to. I am offended to see a message on my talkpage that assumes that I don't know what the hell I'm doing. I've been uploading stuff to Commons for years, including my own photographs. It's insulting to be treated like a rank amateur. Please check whether someone is actually a newcomer before you treat them like one. Thanks, BrianSmithson 22:40, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Matilda_(Vining)_Wood,_1833-1917,_drawing.jpg[edit]

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Photo locations[edit]

Hello Brian,

Image:Goat Cameroun.jpg - probably near bakassa Image:Drying Manioc.jpg - near Bana (road between bana & bafang?)

Tatoute 09:20, 13 September 2007 (UTC)


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This applies to all the illustrations from "The Little White Feather". --dave pape 15:42, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Your St. Andrew's Hall picture is NOT the St. Andrew's Hall[edit]

Hello, I have reviewed your source, Wylie's The Genesis of the Civil War. It identifies the picture as Institure Hall. Also, I am a member of the St. Andrew's Society and I am well familiar with our former hall. The picture that you sebmitted as our hall was at 134 Meeting Street, not on Broad. Thank you for your interest in our Society.


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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Amcaja!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 17:59, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

File:Byakkotai and dog.JPG[edit]

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Vantey (talk) 00:28, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

File:Bowery Theatre, 1887.jpg[edit]

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Vzeebjtf (talk) 16:47, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

File:Akabeko from Wakamatsu 2.jpg[edit]

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File:Akabeko from Wakamatsu.JPG[edit]

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Vikiçizer (talk) 12:54, 14 February 2015 (UTC)