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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").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.
- Image:JamesBondBeach2.jpg was uncategorized on 23 September 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:40, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Firefly2.jpg was uncategorized on 25 September 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:37, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
- Image:NoelCowardFirefly2.jpg was uncategorized on 25 September 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:37, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
- Image:NoelCowardFirefly.jpg was uncategorized on 25 September 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:37, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
- Image:CircuitLogix1.jpg was uncategorized on 11 March 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:41, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
- Image:RuthOwenEleanorRoosevelt.jpg was uncategorized on 21 April 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:42, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Fort George Cannons.jpg was uncategorized on 4 June 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:21, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
- Image:GoldeneyeEstate.jpg was uncategorized on 17 June 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:41, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Oracabessa bay Fish Sanctuary.jpg was uncategorized on 17 January 2012 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:57, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
- Image:OracabessaTurtle.jpg was uncategorized on 20 January 2012 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:57, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
File:Oracabessa bay Fish Sanctuary.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.
If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
126.96.36.199 13:03, 5 March 2013 (UTC)