User talk:ElvenStar

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Thank you for providing images to the commons. Please keep in mind that images and other files on the commons must be under a free license and should be usefull to the wikimedia projects. To allow others to use your files, some additional information must be given on the description page. Most importantly:

  • Describe what it is about in a short sentence. (What does the image show?)
  • State the author and the date of creation. If you made it yourself, say so explicitely.
  • If you did not create the file yourself, state the source you got it from.
  • Add a Copyright tag - images without a appropriate license tag will be deleted.
  • Add the image to one or more gallery pages and/or appropriate Categories, so it can be found by others.

If you copied the file from another wiki, please copy all information given there and say who uploaded it to that wiki.

Please add as much information as possible. If there is not sufficient information, the file may have to be deleted. Thank you. -- Duesentrieb 02:36, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Hi - you asked me about categories, sub-categories, etc. Ok, here's a shot intro:

  • You can put images or pages into categories by placing a link like [[Category:Panama]] on the page.
  • If the category does not exist yet, the link apperas red. Klicking the link allows you to edit the category description.
  • When creating a category, the first step should always be to put the category into other categories (i.e. make it a subcategory of those other categories).
  • You can put an image on any existing page, just like in the wikipedia, using [[Image:MyImage.jpg]], or use the new <gallery> syntax.
  • You can create a page exactly like in the wikipedia - the simplest way would be to enter the title into the search box. If the article does not exist, you get a big red link sayning "create an article with this title" - klick it and create the page. Don't forget to put the page into one or more categories.

I hope this helps. Browse some categories and look at the source of their descriptions, look at the source of some articles you find and of some image description pages. Things are basically the same then in the wikipedia (actually, there are no technical difference, all features are the same). -- Duesentrieb 18:56, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Image:Mnoriega.jpg[edit]

Image deletion warning Image:Mnoriega.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 image, 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. If the file is up for deletion because it has been superseded by a superior derivative of your work, consider the notion that although the file may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new file.
In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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Thuresson 16:16, 14 July 2005 (UTC)


Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, ElvenStar!

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.

--gildemax 11:04, 8 February 2007 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Huaca2.jpg[edit]

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This media may be deleted.

Thanks for uploading Image:Huaca2.jpg. I notice the image page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this media yourself then you need to argue that we have the right to use the media on Wikimedia Commons (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the media yourself then you should also specify where you found it, i.e., in most cases link to the website where you got it, and the terms of use for content from that page. If the content is a derivative of a copyrighted work, you need to supply the names and a licence of the original authors as well.

If the media also doesn't have a copyright tag, then you must also add one. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then you can use {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multilicense GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

Note that any unsourced and untagged images will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have uploaded other media, please check that you have specified their source and copyright tagged them, too. You can find all your uploads using the Gallery tool. Thank you. GeorgHHtalk   00:00, 8 March 2008 (UTC)