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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.
- Image:Shorefront.jpg was uncategorized on 7 December 2009 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:35, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
File tagging File:Shorefront.jpg
|This media was probably deleted.|
|Thanks for uploading File:Shorefront.jpg. This media is missing permission information. A source is given, but there is no proof that the author or copyright holder agreed to license the file under the given license. Please provide a link to an appropriate webpage with license information, or send an email with copy of a written permission to OTRS (email@example.com). This also applies if you are the author yourself.
The file probably has been deleted. If you sent a permission, try to send it again after 14 days. Do not re-upload. When the OTRS-member processes your mail, the file can be undeleted. Additionally you can request undeletion here, providing a link to the File-page on Commons where it was uploaded (
- Welcome to the Wikimedia Commons! Unfortunately, there isn't enough evidence to show that you are the copyright holder of the image you uploaded. If you are the copyright holder, could you please send an e-mail from an official Theshoresingapore.com account to permissions-commonswikimedia.org confirming that you are the copyright holder and that you agree to release the image into the public domain? For more information on this procedure, see "Commons:OTRS", and if you need help you can either leave a message at "Commons:Help desk" or here. Thanks. — Cheers, JackLee –talk– 11:34, 14 September 2011 (UTC)