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English: Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Brandon/Archive 1!
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giggy (:O) 04:42, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

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Hi Bjweeks:

Can you help to solve this problem?. I don't speak English well, so I have asked Giggy for some help to explain. Regards, --Zephyrus 09:03, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

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Flickr review query

Hi - I deleted a batch of images that you tagged as having failed review ("Flickr review NOT passed: Author is using NC, ND, or all rights reserved"). However this image as an example takes you here where it states "No known copyright restrictions". Am I missing something (it is my fault definitely but it would be good to see where the misunderstanding is)? Cheers --Herby talk thyme 12:42, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

I denied those for two reasons. First, "No known copyright restrictions" is not the same as being public domain, so based just on that they would not be allowed on Commons. The other reasons was they were tagged with cc-by-2.0, and it was stated nowhere on the page that they are released under the CC. Most of the set I denied would be PD-US but there isn't a copyright expired tag for France that I could find. BJTalk 02:20, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Actually, this seems to be a debatable topic, see Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Flickr-no known copyright restrictions. BJTalk 02:28, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Interesting one & thanks. I'll make the uploader aware of the issue. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 07:01, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Image:Ronald Reagan with John McCain.jpg

Hi Bjweeks,
I don't know why you tagged Image:Ronald Reagan with John McCain.jpg as copyvio/Flickr failed. At least now (july 10th) the image is tagged CC-BY-SA 2.0 by the Flickr user, who even says he believes it to be PD as coming from LOC. Therefore, I recommend you to withdraw the copyvio tag. --Túrelio (talk) 07:46, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Done already by Giggy. --Túrelio (talk) 12:06, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Attack Cake

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6-te urodziny Wikipedii w Krakowie aa.JPG 5. urodziny polskiej Wikipedii - Wikitort 01.JPG Layered cake with cream.JPG Roberta's WikiCake.jpg
Gateau de bon mariage.jpg Dobos tort.jpg Pound layer cake.jpg Red velvet cake with whipped cream blueberries and strawberries.jpg
The attack cake is NOT a lie. Enjoy. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 05:54, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Prima facie

Please, let's not bring that anti-Kurt stuff over to Commons. Thanks. —Giggy 23:40, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the strikes. —Giggy 22:59, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for participating

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"Pelolsi"

Why did you misspell Pelosi in about 15 uploaded files? They didn't have useful descriptions either... AnonMoos (talk) 14:49, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

You know, that was a typo originally made by the Obama-Biden Transition Project when they uploaded those pictures. It seems that this user is apparently uploading all of the photos the Transition has on Flickr? GPHemsley (talk) 18:46, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Rather a lot of pictures of Mr. Obama and his team...

I see you're uploading rather a lot of pictures of Mr. Obama and his team. Are you quite sure they serve a useful purpose? (I have asked basicallly the same question about all the pictures that have been uploaded of Mr. Putin and his team as well.) Regard, MartinD (talk) 15:00, 15 January 2009 (UTC)


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GPHemsley (talk) 18:42, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Actually, I've listed it under speedy deletion, instead. GPHemsley (talk) 18:52, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, Brandon!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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BotMultichillT 05:41, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, Brandon!

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.

BotMultichillT 08:47, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


Wikimedia Commons has a specific scope

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--malo (talk) 18:21, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

File:Bird in sun.jpg

Hi Brandon - where was this photo taken, please? Knowing would help identify it. Thanks - MPF (talk) 16:56, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

w:Kirkland, Washington. BJTalk 03:23, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Please give images good descriptions

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I noticed you've uploaded File:Mannys 01.jpg and I thought I should draw your attention to a common error.
Please give some thought to writing a good description of uploaded images. This ensures that they can be used. It also helps those that review and improve categories do a better job, which also ensures that images will get used in novel and interesting ways. Thanks, and happy editing!

High Contrast (talk) 09:50, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

See below. BJTalk 03:25, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Flickrreview

Hi! You uploaded a lot of files from Flickr like this one File:20081126 Thanksgiving OTR-0790.jpg. Please remember to add description and author. Adding {{flickrreview}} is also a good idea so that images will be reviewed in case license is ever changed or deleted on Flickr. --MGA73 (talk) 11:20, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

The images were bulk bot uploaded on request, I don't know each photographer. BJTalk 03:25, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Please give images good descriptions

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I noticed you've uploaded File:20081126 Thanksgiving OTR-1260.jpg and I thought I should draw your attention to a common error.
Please give some thought to writing a good description of uploaded images. This ensures that they can be used. It also helps those that review and improve categories do a better job, which also ensures that images will get used in novel and interesting ways. Thanks, and happy editing!

High Contrast (talk) 10:29, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Eur.comm.orig.100.gif

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I removed the {{money-EU}} license from this image as an invalid license. --Hammersoft (talk) 16:52, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

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File:20081215_PRESSER-5028.jpg

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ArchiveBot

Hi, I noticed you have set up User:MiszaBot to archive your talk page. Unfortunately, the bot has stopped working, and given how its operator is inactive, it is unclear when/if this will fixed. For the time being, I have volunteered to operate a MiszaBot clone (running the exact same code). With that said, your input would be appreciated at Commons:Bots/Requests/ArchiveBot 1. Regards, FASTILY 07:40, 20 April 2014 (UTC)