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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Henrytow!
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").

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) 16:02, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Fine. What I do not understand is the further message saying why not add some categories. The image already has seven. Isn't that enough?

That really is enough. This seems to be a (rare) mistake by the robot. I have told his owner. Thanks. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 00:37, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Hans Sachs label -7782, on the Karen Zabel poster verso.jpg[edit]

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Leyo 21:01, 13 August 2014 (UTC)


I kept the dog painting in the DN because you didn't provide a link to the "replacement" version. I looked in your contributions and only found the blurry one referenced in the DN. You can leave messages on my talk page too ! Ellin Beltz (talk) 17:27, 4 December 2015 (UTC)


KDS4444 (talk) 12:40, 15 December 2015 (UTC)


KDS4444 (talk) 12:41, 15 December 2015 (UTC)


First, if you intent your sentence with spaces, the wikimedia software automatically puts it in a box.:

 Sentence in a box. I don't really understand the usefulness of this "feature."

Second, if you start a line with a # it will be indented and automatically numbered. Further new lines starting with numbers will create a list:

  1. Item one
  2. Item two

Be careful though, because if you insert a new paragraph, it interrupts the counting

  1. Item three

Third, if you want to start a new paragraph, you need to hit enter/return twice, leaving a space between paragraphs. If you just jump down to the next line, the software only treats it as a space, and your paragraphs are joined together. Like so. If you edit this page, you'll see these past two sentences are on new lines, yet all appear as a single paragraph in normal viewing mode.

Hope that helps! Themightyquill (talk) 11:06, 7 May 2016 (UTC)


Themightyquill (talk) 21:03, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Editing of discussions[edit]

Henrytow; Please do not edit or remove comments made by other people unless they are offensive, uncivil or otherwise violate the guidelines or policies of Commons.[1][2] Otherwise, such edits are rude and make it difficult for others to follow discussions. When it is necessary to edit or remove comments, your edit summary must explain your reasoning. Thank you, Walter Siegmund (talk) 16:55, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

I am mystified by the comment above by Wsigmund. I have never edited or removed another's comments, nor have I made any comments at all for the last four days My last was:

Starting with my neglect several years ago to make GiA a subcategory of Category:Greyhound, and continuing with my failure to "conform to the categorization structure on commons at all," mea culpa. I could defend the structure I devised, but why bother? . I have just left a message for mightyquill saying that as far as I am concerned he now controls this category. I may add an image from time to time, but I won't change the categorization or remove any images. I have been working on this category for some years now, and that must suffice. I still think that several of the categories are erroneously named, but I shall place comments to that effect on the categories, not here. Thank you both for your comments. This is my last on this topic.

This time I really do mean it: No more comments on this topic. Henrytow (talk) 20:41, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Henrytow; The links to your edits that I provided above show that someone logged into your account removed comments made by other people. I'm repeating them here.[3][4] If these are not your edits, your account may have been compromised. You may secure your account with help of advice contained in en:User account security. In particular, use a strong password, change it quarterly and log out when leaving your computer unattended. Unintended edits or deletions may be avoided by selecting the "Show changes" button and reviewing your changes, before selecting "Save page". Good luck. Walter Siegmund (talk) 23:15, 29 May 2016 (UTC)


I am mystified by your email: I can't find anywhere that I asked you anything, so unfortunately, I haven't a clue what you're talking about. Could you show me where I asked you this? Part of the problem is that, as far as I can tell, you've not made any edits to any Wikimedia project in the last three months, so there's been plenty of time for me to forget anything that I might have said to you. Nyttend (talk) 02:09, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

As I remember things, you sent me a message saying "Where did you get those dates?" Or maybe "that date." It could be that you saw the text below an image on Commons on 2918 P Street, where I did list some dates. Those dates, by and large, came from the Georgetown books at the National Archives. Hope this helps. Henrytow (talk) 19:35, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

image undeleted[edit]

Hi Henrytow, I have undeleted File:Tassel House.JPG, as Belgium has recently enacted FOP exception. --Túrelio (talk) 21:31, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

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