User talk:Philip Baird Shearer

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File:Lines of Communication (London) western view.jpg[edit]

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Philip Baird Shearer!

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 06:18, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

TUSC token bf11b73a098aa6a34ead2bec591c65c5[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

File:Clent-Hills-1988-re-enactment-of-the-Spanish-Armada-beacon.jpg[edit]

The file was not deleted due to a lack of email, rather it was deleted because no sufficient release was received. This file was uploaded August 8 and you directed OTRS to the copyright holder, SiddySounds.com, which was contacted for a particular license that would apply. The stock form was sent back but no license was filled in. A response was sent to them asking for clarification as to which license would apply and none has been provided by the copyright holder. With no license, the image is not eligible for hosting on this site because that leaves the issue of commercial use, derivatives, and terms of reuse undefined. – Adrignola talk 15:44, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

File:Lenin-Trotsky 1920-05-20 Sverdlov Square (original).jpg source information?[edit]

Hi. Do you have source information for the image File:Lenin-Trotsky 1920-05-20 Sverdlov Square (original).jpg that you uploaded? It would be very helpful if you could add it to the file's description page. Curly Turkey (talk) 02:01, 5 July 2013 (UTC)