User talk:Abutcher1985

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Abutcher1985!

-- 18:06, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

File names[edit]

Hi, regarding your image uploads: the image names appear to be those generated by your camera. Please note that these are discouraged and should really be renamed, see COM:RENAME.

The images should also be categorised - without categories, the images cannot easily be located by subject. I would suggest that each should have at least three categories - one for the train operating company (see sub-categories of Category:Rail transport companies of the United Kingdom); one for the TOPS class (see sub-categories of Category:Multiple units, motor coaches and railcars of the United Kingdom); and one for the location (see sub-categories of Category:Railway stations in the United Kingdom).

I've requested a rename for File:ABU0004.jpg by means of the {{rename}} template, and added some suitable categories too, see here. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:55, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Abutcher1985!

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:


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]]

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) 10:42, 5 June 2011 (UTC)