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SieBot 18:16, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Please link images[edit]

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Hello!

Thank you for providing images to the Wikimedia Commons. Please keep in mind that images uploaded to the Commons should be useful to all users of Wikimedia projects. This is possible only if the images can be found by other people.

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You can find a convenient overview of your uploaded files in this gallery.

The important point is that the images should be placed in the general structure somewhere. There are a large number of completely unsorted images on the Commons right now. If you would like to help to place some of those images where they can be found, please do!

Thank you. Siebrand 21:20, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the clean-up of File:Dome of the Rock, 1913.jpg; looking at the large image, it really is an impressive image. Sherurcij (talk) 01:07, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Earthsound!

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:

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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 11:53, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Tapa de American News[edit]

Hola Earthsound! Qué placer me da saludarte! Vi tu advertencia sobre (File:Tapa ANews America Economía.JPG). No hablo bien inglés por eso no entendí las explicaciones. Yo soy editor de la revista American News y esa foto es una tapa de esa publicación que había tomado de un PDF. La revista American News puede ser descargada desde la página web www.uamericana.edu.py. En todo caso si la imagen no te convence, la puedes borrar, porque yo no se cómo se eliminan las imágenes de Commons. Desde ya, gracias por tu interés y ayuda constante. Un Saludo! --FF MM (talk) 13:45, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Copyright status: File:Fusion microcapsule.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Fusion microcapsule.jpg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

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Kam Solusar (talk) 13:53, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

File:Firing Squad in Iran.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Firing Squad in Iran.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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Túrelio (talk) 10:10, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Vulcan in a kids educational book[edit]

Hi, David.

I'd like to use your Vulcan image in a small, cropped version (less than 2 inches high) in the corner of a kids book page about volcanoes. Please let me know if this is ok. I'm fairly sure the Creative Commons says it's ok but I'd like your permission of course. Please find me at nyguide@gmail.com Thank you