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

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Hello, Kzirkel!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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--EugeneZelenko 15:35, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Kzirkel!

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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:48, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

Barnstar-camera.png HistoricPlacesNationalRegisterPlaque.JPG National Register of Historic Places Photographer's Barnstar given with respect and admiration to you for having your photo File:6th Street historic district Austin, Texas.jpg (right) selected as part of the 500 photos to be reviewed by the jury of Wiki Loves Monuments - US 2012. Please consider contributing to Wikimedia Commons on a regular basis and keep up the great photography!

Smallbones (talk) 15:40, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

6th Street historic district Austin, Texas.jpg



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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!

Dear Kzirkel,
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world!

Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 350,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from 36 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.

You can find all your pictures in your upload log, and are of course very welcome to keep uploading images and help develop Wikimedia Commons, even though you will not be able to win more prizes (just yet).

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Congrats![edit]

Barnstar-camera.png HistoricPlacesNationalRegisterPlaque.JPG National Register of Historic Places Photographer's Barnstar given with respect and admiration to you
for having your photo

File:Al Mac's Diner-Restaurant Fall River MA 2012.jpg (right) selected as
Best Picture - 3rd Place - by the jury of Wiki Loves Monuments - US 2012.
Please consider contributing to Wikimedia Commons on a regular basis and keep up the great photography!

Smallbones (talk) 21:03, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Al Mac's Diner-Restaurant Fall River MA 2012.jpg
  • Hi Ken! Congrats on this photo. BTW-they recently announced that this diner has been sold and will reopen soon. Good news. Also- thanks for all of your recent contributions to wikimedia. I have been enjoying your work for several years on Flickr, and now here.--Marcbela (talk) 12:09, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

WLM Barnstar[edit]

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My image got nominated for the international finals of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, the world's largest photo contest!


Christopher Columbus statue's picture[edit]

Good morning Kzirkel,

My name is Thibault Pitois, I'm working for an advertising agency in France.

In a couple weeks, we will PROBABLY need your picture for an advert in France.

I just want to know if it's conceivable a brand could buy you the rights on this picture ?

Please answer at Pitois Thibault <tipi@georgeonetassocies.com>

Best regards.

Helping Australia with its monuments[edit]

Ayers-Rock

Built this in my backyard this morning. Does it count as a monument? --Iryna Harpy (talk) 01:12, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States[edit]

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Dear Kzirkel,

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States. The images you uploaded will help illustrate Wikipedia articles on historic sites in the United States. We are delighted to share the winning images and our top 10 finalists with you.

Click here to read our press release and view the winning submissions »

We invite you to continue uploading images to Wikimedia Commons and we hope you will return for Wiki Loves Monuments again in September 2014. For more information about Wikimedia Commons, please visit our welcome page. For more information about Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, please click here. Once again, thank you for sharing your images and participating in our contest.

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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2013! Please help with this survey.

Dear Kzirkel,
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world! We would like to ask again a few minutes of your time.

Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 365,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from more than 50 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.

You can find all your pictures in your upload log, and are of course very welcome to keep uploading images and help develop Wikimedia Commons, even though you will not be able to win more prizes (just yet).

If you'd like to start editing relevant Wikipedia articles and share your knowledge with other people, please go to the Wikipedia Welcome page for more information, guidance, and help.

To make future contests even more successful than this year, we would like to invite you to share your experiences with us in a short survey. Please fill in this short survey in your own language, and help us learn what you liked and didn't like about Wiki Loves Monuments 2013.

Kind regards,
the Wiki Loves Monuments team

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Thank you for taking part in the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey!

Dear Kzirkel,

Thank you for taking part in the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey. Your answers will help us improve the organization of future photo contests!

In case you haven't filled in the questionnaire yet, you can still do so during the next 7 days.

And by the way: the winning pictures of this year's international contest have been announced. Enjoy!

Kind regards,
the Wiki Loves Monuments team

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Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

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Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

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Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Kzirkel,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

Thanks,
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You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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File tagging File:Sarah Parker NC justice 1992.jpg[edit]

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Sarah (talk) 00:10, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

I don't understand. I am the author and source. My name is listed as the author. It says "Source: Own Work". What else am I supposed to provide?

Kenneth C. Zirkel (talk) 12:09, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

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Pi.1415926535 (talk) 16:51, 24 July 2014 (UTC)