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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Dudley Miles!

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Dudley Miles!
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:

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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) 10:49, 15 August 2010 (UTC)


Please give images good descriptions[edit]

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I noticed you've uploaded File:Woodridge Nature Reserve.JPG and I thought I should draw your attention to a common error.
Please give some thought to writing a good description of uploaded images. This ensures that they can be used. It also helps those that review and improve categories do a better job, which also ensures that images will get used in novel and interesting ways. Thanks, and happy editing!

High Contrast (talk) 16:44, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Qanawat-Helios temple.jpg[edit]

{{helpme}} This temple in Qanawat was believed when the picture was taken to honour Helios, but an inscription discovered in 2002 shows that it was dedicated to a local god, Rabbos (Ross Burns, The Monuments of Syria, p. 249). I have amended the article on Qanawat, but I am not sure what to do about the file name of the picture. Dudley Miles (talk) 19:31, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Since this is a relatively new discovery, it seems that a few sources have picked it up. I searched Google Books and Google Scholar, and most of the results say "Helios" rather than "Rabbos". Even normal Google search gives a few hits for "Rabbos", and most of them seem to be mirrors or copies of the Wikipedia article. It well might be the wrong name, but people are more likely to search for "Helios" temple. It might also turn out that the temple was dedicated to different gods in different eras. After all, the region changed hands many times, and many cities had different names under Nabataeans, Romans, and Arabs.
In conclusion: I suggest leaving any file names as is (for now at least), but add the above info to the description, of every image of this temple. I've also added the same info to the w:Qanawat article for the same reasons. Regards. -- Orionisttalk 21:29, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

File:Oughtonhead Common 1.jpg[edit]

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Discasto talk | contr. | es.wiki analysis 23:11, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Coin of Plegmund, Archbishop of Canterbury 890-914.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Coin of Plegmund, Archbishop of Canterbury 890-914.jpg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

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Yours sincerely, Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:49, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

Now corrected. Please advise if there is still a problem. Dudley Miles (talk) 06:50, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

File deletions[edit]

Sorry, I've had to delete your photo File:College Lake 11.JPG of signage at College Lake nature reserve as it's a copyright infringement. Photographs of display boards or notices are almost never allowed - even if the display board is in a public place. The image and text on the sign is copyright-protected. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 23:04, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Also affected:

I'm very sorry that no-one seems to have previously noticed these few problematic files that have slipped through with your many other uploads. Had I or someone else done so you'd have been able to save yourself some uploading time over the years. You can see more about Commons' policy on copyright at COM:L and more specifically at Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Posters (public notices and signs are the same as posters where copyright is concerned). --MichaelMaggs (talk) 12:19, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

As we don't seem to have much information about copyright in noticeboards, I've added a new section here: Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Noticeboards and signs. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 12:54, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

File:Hill Rise, Bedford 1.JPG[edit]

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Simonxag (talk) 11:57, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

File tagging File:Coin of Aethelwold (Alwaldus) c.900.jpg[edit]

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BevinKacon (talk) 18:52, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Cat-a lot and geographtocommons[edit]

Dear Dudley,

Good to talk to you yesterday. Commons:Catalot can be opted into by going into preferences and then gadgets.

You also asked about geograph2commons which requires hunting at the geograph and lets you import the new higher resolution images from there that we don't have.

Regards WereSpielChequers (talk) 15:20, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Many thanks for your help WereSpielChequers. I have found a photo I want to import and put 3494533 in Photo ID and Blindley Heath SSSI as category, but when I click run nothing happens. Can you advise what I am doing wrong? I do not understand the message which comes up about pre-setting. Dudley Miles (talk) 09:04, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Dear Dudley, I have tried and failed on that one myself. I have reported it on Meta, but it seems there is an intermittent problem in the process that stops a minority of images from coming over. However it does usually work and I have imported lots of Geograph images with that tool, it may just be bad luck that the first one you want has this problem. WereSpielChequers (talk) 06:43, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks again WereSpielChequers. I have now successfully imported a photo to Commons. Am I correct that there is no 'View this and other nearby images' facility in Geograph? Dudley Miles (talk) 09:44, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Hi Dudley, you should have a compass in the topright that lets you go to other gridsquares in any direction. If you page down you have more nearby options both for the photographer and simply geographically, but they are hidden below the fold so you need to page down. I think that their tools for that sort of thing are much better than we have on commons. WereSpielChequers (talk) 10:49, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Coin of Æthelred I, King of Wessex obverse.jpg[edit]

Copyright status: File:Coin of Æthelred I, King of Wessex obverse.jpg

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--Killarnee (T12) 17:41, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice. Now fixed. Dudley Miles (talk) 17:56, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Coin of Æthelred I, King of Wessex reverse.jpg[edit]

Copyright status: File:Coin of Æthelred I, King of Wessex reverse.jpg

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--Killarnee (T12) 17:41, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice. Now fixed. Dudley Miles (talk) 17:56, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Commons:Categories for discussion/2016/02/Category:Villages in Essex[edit]

As you noted if we should have these then all counties should have them for consistency. I am planning to do this, noting that some of the other non-English Wikipedias make a distinction between towns and villages. Given that we tend to have more categories here than on WP do you object to re creating these (and others in England)? Note that Category:Villages in Wales does exist and since the CFD all the "Towns and villages in X" categories have been moved to "Populated places in X" and "Towns in X" categories have been created, see User talk:Nilfanion/Archive 4#Towns and villages in Merseyside. @Themightyquill, Achim: who participated in the CFD. Crouch, Swale (talk) 12:28, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

If you wish to take on the work of dividing the towns and villages category into separate ones for each, I have no objection, but I am not clear what you are asking me to do and I do not wish to get involved as I have more than enough work with my existing projects. Dudley Miles (talk) 12:43, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
I wasn't asking you do anything, I was just asking you if its OK to re create since you were the nom of the CFD and re creating pages deleted/merged as a result of consensus is usually not a good idea unless things have changed. Crouch, Swale (talk) 09:02, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

@Crouch, Swale: It's also fine by me, so long as "populated places" stays the base category. And if you start subdividing by district, please use populated places first, e.g. Category:Populated places in Braintree District before Category:Villages in Braintree District - Themightyquill (talk) 14:20, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

@Themightyquill: I don't thing district categories should be divided since most people won't know what district somewhere is in but they will know what county its in per Commons:Naming categories#Principles ("Names of Commons categories should be optimized for readers over editors"). Crouch, Swale (talk) 09:02, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Category:Lingwood_Meadows[edit]

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