User talk:Drewcifer3000

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Drewcifer3000!

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:


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]]

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"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

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.

BotMultichillT 05:49, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

re:File:Lightning Bolt.jpg[edit]

Short answer, I deleted the image because it was in Category:No OTRS permission. That means the image was tagged at least 15 days ago, and the uploader notified (see User_talk:Xic667).

Long answer, the image was deleted because on 15 March 2009, a user removed the OTRS tag because (presumably) the person who added the tag (the uploader) was NOT an OTRS agent, and the file was not associated with a specific OTRS number. In fact, the exact edit summary was remove otrs tag - no ticket #. This accordingly placed the image in Category:OTRS pending, where it stayed for just under 3 months, when on 9 June, a bot moved the image into Category:No OTRS permission, and the uploader notified. It has been 27 days since it has been in that category, and we only need to wait 15 days before we can start deleting images in that category.

The image can easily be undeleted, but we'll need an OTRS ticket to demonstrate the permission. Sorry if this is confusing. Recently, we set up a process to clean out the images that have been previously indefinitely tagged with "OTRS pending". Images no longer can stay in OTRS limbo, but are slowly, but surely being deleted (or alternatively, we are getting new permissions sent in for these files). Anyway, if you have any questions about this image or the process, feel free to contact me further. Hope this explains it. -Andrew c (talk) 19:58, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

You are absolutely right. That is the correct ticket number, and the image was processed successfully. Furthermore, the deleted file on has that information. Not sure why it wasn't transferred. Thanks for clearing that up, and sorry for the inconvenience. I've restored the image, with full OTRS info. Maybe we need the bot to check if the file was transferred from Wikipedia, and notify the original uploader in cases of OTRS issues. Good thing you noticed this or it may have slipped through for quite awhile. -Andrew c (talk) 05:30, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

File:Hannah Billie.jpg[edit]

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it, ask its master (Filnik) or go to the Commons:Help desk. --Filnik 00:55, 4 August 2009 (UTC)


Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:PriscillaAhn.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.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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-Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 18:19, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Files you uploaded may be deleted[edit]

The files listed below, which you uploaded, have been tagged {{OTRS pending}} for more than 30 days. This tag indicates that an email setting out permission to use the file was sent to the OTRS team. Unfortunately, we cannot find any record that such an email has been received, and accordingly the file remains without permission. Unless the OTRS team receives evidence that permission has been granted within 15 days of today's date, the file will be deleted. If you have not sent the permission, please send it to "" now. Please quote the file name in your email. If you have, please leave a message at the OTRS noticeboard, quoting the file name, so that a volunteer can follow this up. Alternatively, you can contact an OTRS volunteer directly. Please note that this message is being left by an automated bot, whose operator is not an OTRS volunteer, therefore please do not send this information to me, as it will not save your images from deletion. Thanks for your time! Please help translate this message! HersfoldOTRSBot(talk/opt out) 07:57, 3 September 2010 (UTC)