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

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Hello, WestportWiki!

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.

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For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

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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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 11:57, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

File:Wyoming Sculpture, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine, USA - September 2007 E.jpg[edit]

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Leoboudv (talk) 03:56, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

File:Wyoming Sculpture, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine, USA - September 2007.jpg[edit]

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--Leoboudv (talk) 04:41, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Some examples of licensing statuses commonly found on the Internet, but forbidden on Commons, include:

  • Creative Commons Non-Commercial Only (-NC) licenses
  • Creative Commons No-Derivatives (-ND) licenses
  • This image has both NC and ND restriction on it at upload and would not be allowed on Wikicommons.

Copyright status: File:Wistia Logo.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Wistia Logo.jpg. 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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JuTa 17:50, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

File:Crest - 3D White Strips - July 2013.jpeg[edit]

You've uploaded a derivative work We're sorry, but File:Crest - 3D White Strips - July 2013.jpeg has been marked as a copyright violation. Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content, that is, images and other media files that can be used by anyone, for any purpose. Reproductions of copyrighted works are also subject to the same copyright, and therefore this file must unfortunately be considered non-free. For more information, please read Commons:Derivative works and Commons:Freedom of panorama. You can ask questions about Commons policies in Commons:Help desk.

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Same for other photos of packaged goods. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:48, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

File:Acquafina Vending Machine July 2013.jpeg[edit]

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Stefan4 (talk) 20:00, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

File:HP Sauce - Aug 2013.jpeg[edit]

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Stefan4 (talk) 20:24, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

File:Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Airplane - Feb 2013.jpg[edit]

Heya, can you remember which airport you took File:Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Airplane - Feb 2013.jpg at? Cheers, russavia (talk) 09:39, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

File:Bath, ME, 04530, Police Officer, Bike Insignia, Shield - July 2014 2.jpg[edit]

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Cjp24 (talk) 02:17, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Bath, ME, 04530, Police Insignia, Shield - July 2014.jpg[edit]

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 — billinghurst sDrewth 13:17, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Victoria's Secret, Dublin Airport, Dublin, Country Dublin, Ireland - August 2014.jpg[edit]

Hello WestportWiki. I couldn't help noticing this file has an odd name. Does it really need "Dublin" three times? :P Green Giant (talk) 19:10, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

hi Green Giant, yes that does look funny (I normally use the address of where the photo was shot to provide reference). Can you please help to rename the files as I'm not sure how to do that? WestportWiki (talk) 13:33, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
You can request file renames by adding the {{rename}} template at the top of the file page. It needs three parameters - the new name, the criterion and the reason. If you tell me a new name for this file, I can rename it for you. Green Giant (talk) 14:38, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you Green Giant. Thank you for sharing the link to the renaming template. I'll give it a go to save you from having to do it. Which number do you suppose this case would come under for reason for the change? thank you WestportWiki (talk) 02:07, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
This rename would come under #1 - uploader request, but otherwise it could be done as a #5 - obvious errors. Green Giant (talk) 08:04, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Done. Thank you Green Giant.WestportWiki (talk) 01:39, 14 August 2014 (UTC)