User talk:MatthewVanitas

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, MatthewVanitas!
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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, MatthewVanitas!

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 06:01, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

File:Gulbuddinhekmatyar.jpg[edit]

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Officer (talk) 23:24, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Nominated on deletion[edit]

File:AlHurraTetouan.JPG. Hi Matthew, this image is not of Sayyida al Hurra. I contacted the owner of the site, he told me he scanned the image of a Moroccan woman from a book. Best wishes,--Mbz1 (talk) 13:53, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

File:Langspil.jpg[edit]

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Martin H. (talk) 00:43, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Daxophone.jpg[edit]

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Rodejong (talk) 10:23, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Dax.jpg[edit]

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Rodejong (talk) 10:24, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

File:Muhammad Asif Muhsini.jpg[edit]

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とある白い猫 ちぃ? 14:41, 8 April 2012 (UTC)


Your uploads on April 18/19, 2012, referring to India : Categorisation[edit]

Hi, please use useful categories and don't over-categorize your images, i.e. please do not categorize your uploads (an example of your recent activity):

Category:India OR
Category:Islam in India +

You'll help to save time and capacity on commons by categorizing:

Category:People with cattle in India OR
Category:Muslim men from India and/or Category:Men at work in India

and for example Category:1916 in India (ref. historical images)

Please use as far as possible the category of the regarding city/town/village or district (if there's no category) etc., or, a localized better 'fitting' i.e. the 'most fitting"' category(ies). Do not add - in addition - the categories of the "parent category", among them cities, states and countries etc.

For further information on categories please read Commons:Categories referring to an accurate categorisation, simplifying your further uploads and categorisation in general. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them at the commons:help desk.

Thank you for your assistance, Roland 16:32, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Chandal or Namasudra[edit]

While adding the file to wikimedia from source pic ( jpg file) you have omitted the most important information, that the subcaste is Ghasi. Actually Ghasi is caste not subcaste. Many communities were occasionally abused by the Upper Caste by the term Chandal. But in Bengal there was a large population group who were banned as chandal. They are actually Namsudra. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rayorpheus (talk • contribs)

File:MEX AC OTCM CONMEMORA EL DÍA INTERNACIONAL DE LA MUJER.jpg[edit]

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