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Tip: Categorizing 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.
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:
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]]
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.
BotMultichillT 06:29, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
- Image:DrogueStoneFasold.jpg was uncategorized on 11 October 2009.
permission for File:DrogueStoneFasold.jpg
Hi Tuckerresearch, the permission for File:DrogueStoneFasold.jpg is not clear. How did the author gave permission on en.wiki? Could this please be documented here in some way (best an OTRS ticket)? Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 21:37, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
- To tell you the truth, I have no memory whatsoever of uploading this file to either Wikimedia Commons (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DrogueStoneFasold.jpg) or Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DrogueStoneFasold.jpg). I would swear in a court of law I did not upload it originally to Wikipedia, though I may have used some tool or bot or something to transfer it over to Wikimedia Commons. Could that have put my name as uploader on Wikipedia? It was more than a few years ago, so my memory is shady.
- I do know, however, who is the creator of the file (and, I would swear, the original uploader): Robert C. Michelson, and he is a Wikipedia user, User:Firewall. He would be more than willing to document this. Tuckerresearch (talk) 00:16, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
- Hi, thank you very much for your replay! You uploaded the file to Commons at 2009-10-11. This may be possible to fake for our technicans (or maybe admins) but it is not allowed. So nearly surely you have uploaded the file. ;-) I have done a bit file history research: You used the Commonshelper (tool) to assist you: "transferred to Commons by User:Tuckerresearch using CommonsHelper" - this is included in the source code but wasn't visible due to messed up code and tags. I have sorted it now. It looks much clearer now.
- The source problem was that User:Firewall uploaded the file but wrote "author=Robert C. Michelson" and not "author=Robert C. Michelson (=uploader)". This was the missing link to the author's permission. In addition the file's description page was so much messed up that even you were astonished. ;-)
- As I said, I slightly recalled transferring the file to Commons, but I am sure that I did not upload it to English Wikipedia, where it originated. If you look at the file on Wikipedia and Wikimedia, it says it was originally uploaded in February 2007, but it looks as if I did it in October 2009. So, I truly think when I transferred it to Commons, the "CommonsHelper" did something to the original file. That might be a problem? Has it happened before to other files transferred with the CommonsHelper? As I said, however, the original creator and uploader is User:Firewall. I hope this fixes all this. Tuckerresearch (talk) 03:49, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
- Yes you didn't load it to en.wikipedia, sure. It is clear now that Firewall (the author) uploaded it on 2007-02-25 to enwikipedia (see File:DrogueStoneFasold.jpg#Original upload log). You transferred the file to Commons on 2009-10-11 - this is why you appear as uploader (to Commons!). That's is all perfectly normal.
- And by the way: If you look at the file at en.wiki (en:File:DrogueStoneFasold.jpg): this file is fetched from commons since the original is deleted some days after transfer. This is indicated by the text right below the image: "This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.".
- As I said before: it is all fine now.
- Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 11:39, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm pleased to find that you're a Wikipedian with an interest in Texas history. I wonder if you might have any interest in correcting something that has bugged me for some time regarding the incorrect use of flags on Wikipedia pages for the ships of the Texas Navy.
As is documented on the Texas Navy Wikipedia page, there were two flags used by the Texas Navy, the first ensign of the Republic of Texas for the ships of the First Texas Navy, and the Texas National Flag for ships of the second navy (1839-1846). For a long time the Ceremonial Flag of the Texas Navy Association which was only created in 1958, was represented as the Texas naval flag for all ships of the Texas Navy, and it still is for the San Jacinto. The brig Archer was in the second navy and its Wikipedia page uses the flag from the first navy. A year or so ago they were all corrected but then quickly changed again.
Do you have the ability to correct the flags used on these pages and make them stick? If so, the correct displays should be:
By the way, there's a forum member named Red Horse who has created graphic illustrations of each of the ships of the Texas Navy at Shipbucket.com. It would be great if those illustrations could be used on the Wikipedia pages.
- I kept those two the same as the image with them, from Republic currency, shows the old flag. I don't know which ship it in fact is on the dollar, but, for now, I kept those the same. I do know there is a bit of evidence, and a good argument, that the first flag of the Texas Navy was used throughout the 1839-1846 period. (The similarity to the US flag made it particularly useful.) Tuckerresearch (talk) 04:19, 4 March 2013 (UTC)