User talk:DTankersley (WMF)

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, DTankersley (WMF)!

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Copyright status: File:Wikipedia.org-new-layout movie-Aug2016.ogg[edit]

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Yours sincerely, Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:10, 11 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Categories[edit]

Hello, I noticed that your uploads don't use any category, or use very generic categories. Now that you're familiar with the upload process, having uploaded many files, if you want your files to be found in the future, as well as to preserve people from total chaos, you could spend a couple minutes finding more precise categories for your uploads. For instance, instead of dropping screenshots in Category:Wikipedia, you can navigate the category tree to find a more specific subcategory.

At any rate, however, thank you for any category you add; a generic but relevant category is much better than none, since its presence allows future editors to easily move files in a more appropriate subcategory. Nemo 09:37, 20 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the info, however, I'm a bit reluctant to add in specific (rather than generic) categories simply because a large amount of things that I add into Commons are draft ideas and screenshots of existing pages, like the Wikipedia portal page updates. Are there better, specific, categories to use for things such as these? Thanks again...! DTankersley (WMF) (talk) 00:07, 23 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

File:Wikimedia Tech Conf 2019 Opening slides.pdf[edit]

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Ainali (talk) 11:21, 24 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Source of derivative work is not properly indicated: File:Oslo workshop group2 movement brand project10.jpg[edit]

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Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:51, 20 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]


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Gnom (talk) 20:19, 21 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]