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Welcome to the Commons, JamesA!
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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, JamesA!

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 05:43, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

TUSC token e14f2f89a575bf346aa3124602813a76[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!


Welcome, Dear Filemover![edit]

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Hi JamesA, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

  • Use the CommonsDelinker link in the {{rename}} template to order a bot to replace all ocurrences of the old title with the new one. Or, if there was no rename-request, please use the Move & Replace-tab.
  • Please do not tag redirects as {{speedy}}. Other projects, including those using InstantCommons, might be using the file even though they don't show up in the global usage. Deleting the redirects would break their file references.
  • Please know and follow the file rename guidelines.

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  • I added autopatrol as well. INeverCry (talk) 16:16, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! :) JamesA (talk) 08:07, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

New URL for OgreBot's old version filemover[edit]

Hello. I've identified you as a user who has previously used OgreBot's old version filemover. Please note the new URL: toollabs:magog/oldver.php. Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:40, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

File:Ruins of Hatra Iraq.jpg[edit]

Critically evaluate Flickr licenses File:Ruins of Hatra Iraq.jpg has been marked as a copyright violation. You may have preserved the information shown on Flickr correctly when transferring the image here, but the Flickr uploader is not the copyright holder of this image. Either the image was created by someone else, or it is a derivative of someone else's work. As stated in Commons:Licensing, only the copyright holder may issue a license, so the one shown on Flickr is invalid.

Always remember to critically evaluate Flickr licenses. Photostreams with professional-looking photographs, album covers, posters, and images in a wide range of styles or quality taken by many different cameras often indicate that the Flickr uploader either does not understand or does not care about copyright matters. See Commons:Questionable Flickr images for a list of known bad Flickr users.


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LX (talk, contribs) 16:33, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

File tagging File:Rajban Bihar Buddhist temple in Rangamati District.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Rajban Bihar Buddhist temple in Rangamati District.jpg. This media is missing permission information. A source is given, but there is no proof that the author or copyright holder agreed to license the file under the given license. Please provide a link to an appropriate webpage with license information, or send an email with copy of a written permission to OTRS (permissions-commons@wikimedia.org). This also applies if you are the author yourself.

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Unless the permission information is given, the image may be deleted after seven days. Thank you.

~ Nahid Talk 23:06, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

What on Earth are you talking about? The URL provided in the source links to the original location of the image. Then, at the bottom of every page, it says the images are released under a Creative Commons license which I have added to the Commons image. What more do you want? James Atalk 23:13, 15 September 2014 (UTC)