User talk:Dudley Miles

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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:


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.

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.

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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