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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:

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"). 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.

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]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Oughtonhead Common 1.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.

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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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Warning sign
This media may be deleted.
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.

If you created this file yourself, then you must provide a valid copyright tag. For example, you can tag it with {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multi-license GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or you can tag it with {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. (See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of license tags that you can use.)

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Note that any unsourced or improperly licensed files will be deleted one week after they have been marked as lacking proper information, as described in criteria for speedy deletion. If you have uploaded other files, please confirm that you have provided the proper information for those files, too. If you have any questions about licenses please ask at Commons:Village pump/Copyright or see our help pages. Thank you.

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]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Hill Rise, Bedford 1.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.

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