User talk:Fences and windows

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Fences and windows!

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.

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

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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 05:50, 17 January 2009 (UTC)


File:I_lost_the_game.jpg[edit]

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Ultra7 (talk) 19:48, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


File:Bill smith car.jpg[edit]

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--Sarcasticidealist (talk) 02:00, 17 March 2009 (UTC)


File:Pikachu balloon.jpg[edit]

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--141.84.69.20 19:23, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

SVG graph[edit]

I'm not sure if this possible, but could you post an SVG version of File:USA Gallup abortion opinion poll.jpg? I'd be glad to help you if you need any. What program did you use to create the image?-Andrew c (talk) 16:55, 13 April 2009 (UTC)


File:Alison_Lohman.jpg[edit]

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ChrisiPK (Talk|Contribs) 00:06, 20 May 2009 (UTC)


Low quality[edit]

Please don't upload low quality images like this. That's absolutely good for nothing. -- Ies (talk) 17:27, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

What a friendly way to make your point, Ies! My response is that the best is the enemy of the good, and don't look a gift horse in the mouth. There's no other images of egg and chips on WikiCommons, and at a 50% zoom it looks just fine. Wikipedia uses the image without anyone complaining on Wikipedia:Egg and chips and a thumbnail of it was used on the mainpage to illustrate a "Did you know". It could certainly be improved, but it's a lot better than nothing; hyperbole doesn't help an argument. I'll carry on as before, thanks. Fences and windows (talk) 22:55, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

File:Strokkur geyser erupting 2.ogv[edit]

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This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it, ask its master (Filnik) or go to the Commons:Help desk. --Filnik 14:19, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Smileys[edit]

Hello, I agree with you, but the file was deleted by Túrelio. Please ask him. Yann (talk) 12:55, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Oh. Do those who delete files not also close discussions? I clearly need to become more familiar with Commons... Fences and windows (talk) 20:20, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

File tagging File:Farhad Darya.jpg[edit]

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