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Proposal regarding Commons Photographers categories
Hi, You are currently using a Commons Photographer user template on your user page. It has been proposed to redefine the templates and a vote is currently on-going. If interested, I encourage you to participate in the voting process. -- Slaunger 13:01, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
Image copyright question
I have received direct permission from the owner of a copyrighted image to use that image in a Wikipedia article. I am not sure which copyright tag to use when I upload it, and my previous attempt to upload it was deleted. Is it all right to upload the image, and if so which tag should I use? CillanXC (talk) 03:08, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
- If its of use in an article its probably in scope. As to what copyright tag, it depends on what impression you gave to the copyright holder when you asked, some will be happy for a wikipedia only permission, others with a more permissive license. Given that it would seem to be a previously published image it is likely that OTRS will be needed, in which case ask the copyright holder what permission he wishes to grant the use under. The procedure is outlined at w:Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission and a sample reply is available at w:Wikipedia:Declaration of consent for all enquiries, the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 in the sample is just that, a list of wikipedia acceptable licenses ia available at w:Wikipedia:Image copyright tags/Free licenses. Again its best not to guess but ask. Hope this helps.KTo288 (talk) 06:41, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
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").
- Image:Elephant seal colony edit.jpg was uncategorized on 9 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:54, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
File source is not properly indicated: File:Wgretz_edit.jpg
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|A file that you have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, File:Wgretz_edit.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 (
If you created the content yourself, enter
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.