User talk:Hot cake syrup

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Hot cake syrup!
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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Hot cake syrup!

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:


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]]

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) 11:38, 26 December 2011 (UTC)


Commons-emblem-issue.svg Category:Japanese_nurses has been listed at Commons:Categories for discussion so that the community can discuss ways in which it should be changed. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this category, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for discussion 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. If the category is up for deletion because it has been superseded, consider the notion that although the category may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new category.

In all cases, please do not take the category discussion personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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Do NOT watermark your images[edit]

Hi :) I've noticed you watermark (add text on to) many of your images. Do NOT do that, please. It's against Wikimedia policy, and besides it reduces their usefulness on various language Wikis and etc. If you have any questions, let me know. Cheers, Nesnad (talk) 13:59, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your advice, but there are many pictures with watermark in Wikipedia. It is written as The usage of watermarks is strongly discouraged on Commons in Category:Images with watermarks, it is not inhibited by rules, isn't it? Sorry..--Hot cake syrup (talk) 06:15, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Watermarks in images (again)[edit]

Hi. Sorry to reiterate what the person above wrote, but can I also ask you to please upload images without watermarks or captions in them. If you look at the guidelines at Commons:EXIF#Purpose_for_using_EXIF_at_Commons, you will see that such practice is strongly discouraged, and as explained above it reduces the usefulness of your images on other language Wikis. I see you have recently uploaded two more such images at File:QBS.jpg and File:玄洋社跡.jpg today, but would it be possible for you to upload the original versions without captions? Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 06:53, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Not all users are polyglot, various problems may occur with the polyglot article. With malicious intent or inadequate language abilities erroneous information are written. To cite a case in [1]. To prevent such a matter, I think minimum watermark is need. --Hot cake syrup (talk) 11:59, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, but I don't see how including captions (especially in Japanese) on the images themselves will prevent misunderstandings occurring. If you could put a brief description in Japanese or English or any other language in the "Description" field of the "Summary" template, it would make it so much easier for other editors to identify what it is your photos actually show. It's great that you are so enthusiastic about uploading photos you have taken, but I just think it is a shame you can't help other editors integrate your photos into other Wikipedia projects. Anyway, sorry to keep bothering you. --DAJF (talk) 16:03, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

You uploaded [2]. Isn't that watermark ? Lordy be! --Hot cake syrup (talk) 03:32, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi again. In answer to your question above, see the guidelines here, which explain how captions and signatures on historic plates are not considered watermarks. Also, I uploaded a separate cropped version without any captions (File:Tatebayashi Station 1910 - trimmed.jpg), as per the guidelines, so users have a choice of using either version. --DAJF (talk) 02:09, 19 April 2013 (UTC)


Please respect Commons:Watermarks!!! -- Ies (talk) 07:14, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

I uploaded the scenery of Japan, almost user of Wikipedia has a thorough knowledge of Japan, hence I think minimum watermark is need. Once for my uploaded picture by accident or design an erroneous information was added (see[3]), then I work for the prevention of such a tragedy. I expect you to understand aforementioned please. --Hot cake syrup (talk) 05:16, 31 March 2013 (UTC)