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Please do not leave messages here[edit]

Please do not leave messages here, since I seldom visit this page; instead, leave your messages at my Wikipedia talk page. Thanks Fowler&fowler (talk) 14:56, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Fowler&fowler!

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.

BotMultichillT 05:52, 6 February 2009 (UTC)


File:MaidensHotelDelhiGashwinGomesFlikr2007.jpg[edit]

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A file that you uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from Flickr, File:MaidensHotelDelhiGashwinGomesFlikr2007.jpg, was found available on Flickr by an administrator or reviewer under the license Noncommercial (NC), No derivative works (ND), or All Rights Reserved (Copyright), which isn't compatible with Wikimedia Commons, per the licensing policy. The file has been deleted. Commons:Flickr files/Appeal for license change has information about sending the Flickr user an appeal asking for the license to be changed. Only Flickr images tagged as BY (CC BY) or BY SA (CC BY-SA) are allowed on Wikimedia Commons. If the Flickr user has changed the license of the Flickr image, feel free to ask an administrator to restore the file, or start an undeletion request. mickit 06:55, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

OK. Thanks for letting me know and for educating me! Regards, Fowler&fowler (talk) 14:22, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Your uploads in October/November 2011, referring to India : Categorisation[edit]

Hi, as reported before, please use useful categories and don't over-categorize your images, i.e. please do not categorize your uploads (an example of your recent activity):

Category:Religion in India +
Category:Hinduism

You'll help to save time and capacity on commons by categorizing:

Category:Hindu rituals

Please use as far as possible the category of the regarding city/town/village or district (if there's no category) etc., or, a localized better 'fitting' i.e. the 'most fitting"' category(ies). Do not add - in addition - the categories of the "parent category", among them cities, states and countries etc.

For further information on categories please read Commons:Categories referring to an accurate categorisation, simplifying your further uploads and categorisation in general. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them at the commons:help desk.

Thank you for your assistance, Roland 02:19, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

File:Balasaraswati Bharat Natyam Great 1949.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Balasaraswati Bharat Natyam Great 1949.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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Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:50, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:House for Mr Biswas 001.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:House for Mr Biswas 001.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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And also:

No required license templates were detected at this file page. Please correct it, or if you have any questions please contact me on my talk page. Yours sincerely, Jarekt (talk) 15:10, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

The license I added there was PD-Trinidad-and-Tobago which says that images are in the public domain 50 years after the death of the author. These are family pictures, from the Naipaul archives in the University of Tulsa Okhlahoma, and closed to the public. The book in which they were published, credit no photographer, so I assumed that the putative author is the main subject of the photograph, both of whom died before 1954 (ie. 60 years ago), and consequently they qualify for the PD-Trinidad-and-Tobago tag. For some reason though that tag is not showing up in commons, even though the public domain images pages mentions it. Maybe there is a different PD tag for them on Commons which has superseded the PD-Trinidad tag. Please advise. Thanks! Fowler&fowler (talk) 20:00, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
It seems that the PD-Trinidad-and-Tobago license does not exist on Commons. I have therefore copied the files under different names on Wikipedia and added them to the V. S. Naipaul page. You may get rid of these files. If at some future point it is determined that the tag is good for Commons, the pictures can be copied to Commons. Best regards, Fowler&fowler (talk) 17:22, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:House for Mr Biswas 002.jpg[edit]

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File tagging File:VS Naipaul BBC.jpg[edit]

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Martin H. (talk) 01:08, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

File tagging File:Diana Athill BBC.jpg[edit]

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Martin H. (talk) 01:09, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

  • A work from 2004 is certainly not " taken prior to 1 June 1957" as claimed on the file description page.
  • The BBC is not a crown body, i.e. not a government department but a public corporation of the Department for Culture, Media & Sport. Media from the BBC does not fall within the scope of Crown Copyright, see National Archives.

--Martin H. (talk) 01:16, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

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