User talk:Mrfebruary

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Mrfebruary!
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BotMultichillT 20:58, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Mrfebruary!

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 20:58, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Climate change diagrams[edit]

Hello - just wanted to tell you that (and why) I changed a number of your categorisations on your images. Basically, Commons only categorises the most specific terms that apply. Therefore, as an example, where your diagrams were tagged both "climate change" and "global warming", I removed the "climate change", because "global warming" as a category is already a subcategory of "climate change". But then I actually removed the retained one as well, because the even more specific cat "Global Warming Art images" applied. Same for the "New Zealand" cat. Cheers and happy editing. Ingolfson (talk) 09:25, 12 January 2010 (UTC)