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The important point is that the images should be placed in the general structure somewhere. There is a large number of completely unsorted images on the commons right now, see Commons:Really unused. If you would like to help to place some of those images where they can be found, please do! Thank you. -- Duesentrieb 16:09, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Blank map[edit]

Hi Laurens. What is the blank map from which you produced Image:250px-Old norse, ca 900.png? dbenbenn | talk 20:54, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

Hi - have a look at en:Wikipedia:Blank_maps Laurens 15:16, 7 August 2005 (UTC)
Could you be more specific please? dbenbenn | talk 15:54, 7 August 2005 (UTC)
I didn't create the image - the original which is now referenced points to this page - I assume the creator used the en:Image:BlankMap-Europe.png on en:Wikipedia:Blank_maps. Laurens 16:16, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Soyuz rocket.jpg[edit]

Image:Soyuz rocket.jpg[edit]

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Thuresson 06:26, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

Hmm - think I just copied the Copyright info from the en: page. Laurens 15:16, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Image:250px-Old norse, ca 900.png[edit]

You asked why this image is tagged for cleanup. The original image is five times bigger (see here), hence this thumbnail will be deleted and replaced by the original map. Thuresson 16:06, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Cool - I made mistake at the time. Is there not an easy way to move or copy images from the language specific wikis? Laurens 16:16, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Image:NSU Motorrad alt.JPG[edit]

Hi Laurens, thank you for moving pictures to the Commons. But remember, if you are not de:Benutzer:ChiemseeMan, you can't use the PD-self tag with his pictures. Please always include a link to the user page of author. --Fb78 10:20, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

I understand, but there doesn't seem to be an obvious way of dealing with this for images that were released as PD by someone on a language specific wiki. I did include links to the original image as far as I can remember. What do you suggest I use when uploading images like this? Laurens 17:44, 22 February 2006 (UTC)
There is a template called Template:PD-user-wikimedia that can do this. In this case, you'd use it like this: {{PD-user-wikimedia|ChiemseeMan|de}} --~~~~


Image:Prague spring cafe.jpg[edit]

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copying images from the de.wiki[edit]

if you copy images from de.wikipedia.org, please copy the whole description, please. the note "from the xx.wikipedia.org" is not adequate! these tools may help you: CommonsHelper or PushForCommons --Frumpy 11:32, 16 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks - just use it for a laserharp image from the English wikipedia - works quite well. Laurens 14:08, 9 August 2006 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Tocharian1.gif[edit]

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Thanks for uploading Image:Tocharian1.gif. 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.

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I am afraid with the deletion of the image on the Japanese wiki we may have lost the information about the source of the file. Perhaps someone from the Japanese wikipedia might know where it cam,e from. I assume it was deleted because of the avialability of the commons version rather than there being a problem with copyright. Laurens 08:45, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Flickr[edit]

Please notice that images from Flickr tagged with a nc or nd license are not allowed on Commons. Please read Commons:Licensing. --|EPO| 20:00, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks - will have to check some previous uplaods. Laurens 20:28, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Deception_Island_Entrance.jpg[edit]

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Hi, I am sorry about this slip up. It seems I moved the image from the English wikipedia en:Image:Deception_Island_Entrance.jpg where this information is not provided. It was uploaded there by en:User:Pietbarber on 23:48, 11 September 2004. I will leave a message for him to enquire if he wat the photographer. Laurens 12:49, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Deception_Island_Entrance.jpg[edit]

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Heads up[edit]

I apologise for my edit summary here. I was rash and assumed that you wrote some nonsense and blanked the page. On further investigation, I noted that you were trying to list File:Finnugor nyelvek.png for deletion. However, something went wrong: your entry was like this, and I had to manually go and correct it to this. This is the second time I encountered this problem. Were you trying to manually nominate the file for deletion, or did you use the "Nominate for deletion" option on the toolbox on the rightleft? Jappalang (talk) 10:02, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

No problem. I probably did something wrong while trying to manually add the deletion request. I was editing the section on File:Jarchbold.jpg to create the new section for File:Finnugor_nyelvek.png when things got weird. I didn't know about the new tools for adding requests but will be sure to use them in future. The request still looks a bit weird on Commons:Deletion requests/2009/01/06 - don't know if it is because the deletion request subpage is wrong. Laurens (talk) 10:07, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
You might need to refresh the cache for the Deletions requests page (transclusions tend to hang around). Try clicking the following link to purge the cache — http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/2009/01/06?action=purge Jappalang (talk) 10:45, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, that worked. Laurens (talk) 10:48, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


File:Monks in street 1.jpg[edit]

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Laurens!

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.

BotMultichillT 06:00, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Skuus - dis nou gedoen. Laurens (talk) 06:52, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Americium.jpg[edit]

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Notification about possible deletion[edit]

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Affected:


Yours sincerely, Underlying lk (talk) 06:36, 10 February 2014 (UTC)