User talk:Whenoby

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English: Welcome to the Commons, Whenoby!
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--SieBot 17:44, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Whenoby!

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 (talk) 06:25, 3 January 2009 (UTC)


File:Tisdale Rockefeller 3.jpg[edit]

Pay attention to copyright
File:Tisdale Rockefeller 3.jpg has been marked as a possible copyright violation. Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content—that is, images and other media files that can be used by anyone, for any purpose. Traditional copyright law does not grant these freedoms, and unless noted otherwise, everything you find on the web is copyrighted and not permitted here. For details on what is acceptable, please read Commons:Licensing. You may find Commons:Copyright rules useful. You can ask questions about Commons policies in Commons:Help desk.

The file you added has been deleted. If you believe that the deletion was not in accordance with policy, you may request undeletion.

Wikimedia Commons takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.


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--Martin H. (talk) 19:20, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Images from your own Flickr account are not more free then uploading them directly to Commons: They are unfree, you are violating copyrights.

Commons only accepts images if the author of the image, the photographer, allows every person or company to reuse the image for every purpose including commercial use. Kevin Mazur does not give you a written permission on this, he probably will never do. Do not copy images from somewhere on the web and copy them to Wikimedia Commons. All files from your Flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/whenoby/ will be deleted because of "Flickrwashing", you tried to make your images look clean but i catched you, please stop this behaviour or your account will be blocked. --Martin H. (talk) 19:23, 22 February 2009 (UTC)


File source is not properly indicated: File:Escudo_vicuña.JPG[edit]

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This media was probably deleted.
A file that you have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, File:Escudo_vicuña.JPG, was missing information about where it comes from or who created it, which is needed to verify its copyright status. The file probably has been deleted. If you've got all required information, request undeletion providing this information and the link to the concerned file ([[:File:Escudo_vicuña.JPG]]).

If you created the content yourself, enter {{own}} as the source. If you did not add a licensing template, you must add one. You may use, for example, {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} or {{Cc-zero}} to release certain rights to your work.

If someone else created the content, or if it is based on someone else's work, the source should be the address to the web page where you found it, the name and ISBN of the book you scanned it from, or similar. You should also name the author, provide verifiable information to show that the content is in the public domain or has been published under a free license by its author, and add an appropriate template identifying the public domain or licensing status, if you have not already done so.

Please add the required information for this and other files you have uploaded before adding more files. If you need assistance, please ask at the help desk. Thank you!

Martin H. (talk) 16:14, 9 May 2009 (UTC)


Blocked Indefinitely
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Martin H. (talk) 23:39, 13 December 2010 (UTC)