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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Constant314!

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Constant314!

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").

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, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Vector images are superior to pixel images[edit]

Great, clear illustrations. If you could provide vector images of the diagrams they would be superior (allow unlimited magnification/reduction with out loss of quality). Gregors (talk) 14:32, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the complement. I have switched to .png for drawings I create.Constant314 (talk) 00:21, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

This Picture of the Year vote notification was delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:22, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Constant314,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

Thanks,
the Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

Delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:00, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

File:Magnetic Vector Potential Circular Toroid.png and svg[edit]

Hi, stumbled across a already-made vector version of your drawing, and made the colours and colour gradients match closer to your original. It seems you didn't want the version user:F=... made, because he didn't use colour gradients and the colours were a lot darker. I will not force my recoloured version into the Wikipedia article, but an improved SVG version is still available in case others want it. Nice diagram anyway! Maschen (talk) 09:36, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Good day Maschen. My original was a jpeg. I didn't realize at that time that jpg was depreciated. Someone (was it you?) replaced it with an svg but did not reproduce the gradients. The gradients, in my opinion, made it look more three dimensional, and so I replaced the svg with a png. My understanding is that there is no preference between png and svg. Not so? Constant314 (talk) 19:09, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Upon further consideration, I like your version better than mine. Please go ahead and replace my png with your svg. Constant314 (talk) 01:49, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
The original SVG version without gradients was by User:F=q(E+v^B), I did the recent alteration to lighten the colours and include the gradients. Thanks for replying quickly. Maschen (talk) 22:33, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2015 is open![edit]

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You are receiving this message because you voted in R1 of the 2015 Picture of the Year contest.

Dear Constant314,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2015 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the tenth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2015) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. In Round 1, there were 1322 candidate images. There are 56 finalists in Round 2, comprised of the top 30 overall as well as the top #1 and #2 from each sub-category. In the final round, you may vote for just one or maximal three image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on 28 May 2016, 23:59:59 UTC.

Click here to vote »

Thanks,
-- Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee 09:43, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Reminder: Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2016 is open![edit]

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You are receiving this message because you voted in R1 of the 2016 Picture of the Year contest.

Dear Constant314,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2016 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eleventh edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2016) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. In Round 1, there were 1475 candidate images. There are 58 finalists in Round 2, comprised of the top 30 overall as well as the top #1 and #2 from each sub-category.

In the final round, you may vote for just one or maximal three image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on 20 April 2017, 23:59:59 UTC.

Click here to vote »

Thanks,
--Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee 08:42, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Using own work elsewhere[edit]

If I upload my own work under my user name can use that same work elsewhere under my own name without attribution to wikimedia? Constant314 (talk) 14:49, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Absolutely. But if you upload it somewhere else first and don't indicate a Commons-appropriate license there, then when you upload to Commons you will need to follow COM:OTRS so we know you are not a different person plagiarizing that other site. - Jmabel ! talk 16:07, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Multiple accounts[edit]

I want to have a second account under my own real name so that I can use my own work elsewhere without attribution (mostly on Quora). To maintain anonymity of my primary account, I do not want to publicly link the two accounts. I realize that clever people may be able to figure it out.

Is this allowed?
Is there a formal procedure?
Is it a bad idea?

Constant314 (talk) 16:46, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Having multiple accounts is allowed as long as they are not abused to evade bans or blocks, to deceive or mislead (for example by participating in a discussion using both accounts to create an illusion of greater support for one's position) or for other nefarious purposes. We generally follow the same principles as English Wikipedia. It is recommended (but not required) to link the accounts using {{User Alternate Acc}}. LX (talk, contribs) 18:41, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Is there a way to link accounts that is not public? Constant314 (talk) 22:14, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Nothing systematic, but I imagine you could send an email to the OTRS people so that a record of the linking that could be verified. - Jmabel ! talk 01:26, 24 July 2017 (UTC)