User talk:Elinruby

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Elinruby!

-- 22:07, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Elinruby!

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"). 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) 11:08, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

File:MozillaStopCensorshipDoodle.png[edit]

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ContinueWithCaution (talk) 11:25, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

I love the image, I just don't believe it is fully free. Sorry, ContinueWithCaution (talk) 11:27, 17 November 2011 (UTC).

Overwriting files[edit]

Hi Elinruby. Thanks for improving File:Photograph of Sioux Indian Long Fox-To-Can-Has-Ka - NARA - 519037.tif. I only just noticed when my bot overwrote it. Nothing personal! :-)

In general, I think it is accepted practice to upload modifications under a new name. There is a notice to that effect to the template for each page. While your change may have been an improvement, and might normally be acceptable, I think that in the case of these National Archives images, the image description represents this image as an exact copy of the image in the National Archives' catalog, so it is quite confusing (and possibly misleading) to see that they are not identical. We should have at least one image that faithfully represents NARA's document, as well as any modifications listed with the "Other versions=" template parameter. Hopefully this makes sense. Could you please upload your edited version of that image, and any others, under a new name, rather than overwriting the files? Again, thanks! Dominic (talk) 18:12, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi, sorry for any confusion. You can always download previous versions of images by going to the "File history" section on the image page. When I said I overwrote it, I just meant that a new version was uploaded with the same name, so your edit is no longer the displayed version. I see now that you've had the right idea all along about uploading with new names, you've just been doing it slightly wrong. :-) When you use the "Upload a new version of this file" link, you are actually uploading the new version over the current one, not uploading it with a new name. You should actually use the "upload file" button in the sidebar like other uploads, and you can just copy and paste the wikitext from the original version (this works best if you select the "basic" upload form linked at the bottom of Commons:Upload). Let me know if you have any more questions, and thanks for all your work! Dominic (talk) 13:11, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Metlakatla[edit]

Hi Elin - You created Category:Metlakahtla back in September, and I added some categories. I have grown less comfortable with the category name. Metlakatla is the modern spelling for both the Alaska and BC locations. There will be a lot of images, requiring subcategories, and I think all should use the modern spelling. Would you agree? Can you identify anyone else who might have an opinion? or should we do a full CFD? Thanks. Dankarl (talk) 04:26, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi there. I made the category because I realized that there were hundreds of images and did not want to dump them all into "Alaska in the 19th century". I realized somewhat later than there were two locations and they were (I think)not adjoining. On the other hand I was not sure about spelling or how to distinguish the two....bottom line, I am only involved in this because while I was ill over the summer I spent some time sorting National Archives material. I know nothing at all about the area, the people, or the history. As far as *I* am concerned, if you can improve on the situation, that would be wonderful. It also occurred to me that there was enough material there for a multimedia history project or two, not to mention family histories for the entire town, it looked like. I am pretty sure I posted on the town's Wikipedia discussion page that all these images existed...and did not get an answer back. So perhaps Metlakahtla has not yet discovered Wikipedia.
Please feel free to proceed as you think best. I would suggest making sure that I did make the post I mentioned, and considering whether a university or a tribe might be interested. Maybe it should be associated with some project about Alaska? These are just suggestions, though. Consider me someone who came in, did a little sorting, fixed a few scratches, and went poof :) Elinruby (talk) 06:15, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Oops![edit]

You've put "Spotted Tail" in "Sioux (ship, 1910)" instead of "Brule Sioux." But no matter ... it's fixable. Thanks for all your work on the Archives materials! (And for maintaining a collaborative attitude.) Djembayz (talk) 20:56, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes, as you can see, I stand corrected myself regarding the location of Seattle ;) Djembayz (talk) 03:30, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hooray for civility! Here's a barnstar for you. Djembayz (talk) 03:51, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

File:A pack of deinonychus.jpg[edit]

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FunkMonk (talk) 13:11, 22 January 2013 (UTC)