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Welcome to the Commons, RoRo!
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Image:Kamichu DVD 08 cover.jpg[edit]

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Image:Myricetin_(flavonoide).gif[edit]

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, RoRo!

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 06:23, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it please read the text above again and follow the links in it, if you still need help ask at the ? Commons:Help desk in any language you like to use. --Nikbot 01:20, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 17:47, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

montages from not-own images[edit]

Hi RoRo, when making montages (or collages) from not-own images you should put the names of the authors/photographers into the author-entry (instead of your own). Also the source image should be mentioned in the source-entry, while the description-field should be used to describe what is shown in the montage/collage. See for example: File:Calabash gourd - Postcard from Gambia 2 in 1.jpg and File:Cucurbita pepo Cocozelle fruits rib.jpg. You might also use {{Derived from}} (as in my 2nd example). --Túrelio (talk) 10:34, 17 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi RoRo, there is another issue with File:Calabash gourd - Postcard from Gambia 2 in 1.jpg, which is not related to you. If you look at the images, especially the left one, you will see a pattern, which suggests that these are not original photos, but reproduction from print. Accordingly both carry the name "postcard". As you surely know, when one reproduces or scans a postcard, the scan or reproduction does not become "own work", instead it may violate the copyright of the original photographer or rights holder. Currently, we are not totally sure whether Flickr-user Leonora Enking does indeed hold the copyright in these images. Would you mind to contact her at Flickr[1] and ask her about the source of these postcards? To be sure, nobody doubts that she created the shots of the postcards, but we need to know who created the photos on the postcards. --Túrelio (talk) 20:05, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

File:Coccinia grandis fruits, called by its author Japanese snake gourds.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Coccinia grandis fruits, called by its author Japanese snake gourds.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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♫♫ Leitoxx ♪♪ 22:47, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


File:Brood of spotted gourd spiders by mcimages-d4e23ei.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Brood of spotted gourd spiders by mcimages-d4e23ei.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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Martin H. (talk) 16:57, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Wisteria sinensis (Fabaceae Papilionoideae) labels spanish cáliz estambres diadelfos pétalos quilla carena estandarte alas pistilo.svg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Wisteria sinensis (Fabaceae Papilionoideae) labels spanish cáliz estambres diadelfos pétalos quilla carena estandarte alas pistilo.svg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

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No required license templates were detected at this file page. Please correct it, or if you have any questions please contact me on my talk page. Yours sincerely, Jarekt (talk) 11:45, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Author unknown[edit]

Please be aware that the not mentioning of an author on some trashy "taringa.net" website does not mean that the author is unknown. The author is unknown if the original publication was anonymous, i.e. a photographer sent a photo to a newspaper without providing his identity.

Why do I call "taringa.net" a trash source? Simply because that forum website shows nothing but a copy of https://www.facebook.com/ArchivoGeneraldelaNacionArgentina/timeline. The photos are not even published on Taringa but on facebook, hotlinked from there making the taringa posting entirely useless. On Taringa we find the photo http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/422068_581703638521523_2032791730_n.jpg which is hotlinked from https://www.facebook.com/ArchivoGeneraldelaNacionArgentina/photos/pb.138633046161920.-2207520000.1406663025./581703638521523/.

At facebook the Archivo General gives inventory numbers for each files. This allows you to study the original file, suplementary material or other material from the same collection and the finding aids of the collections to find for author information before you write invented information ("unknown") in the author field here. Thank you. --Martin H. (talk) 20:05, 29 July 2014 (UTC)