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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Jalexander!

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Jalexander-WMF!

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) 15:37, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

File:Wmf logo vert pms.svg[edit]

Hi. File:Wmf logo vert pms.svg is using the wrong colors. Can it be deleted? I don't understand its value or purpose. --MZMcBride (talk) 19:11, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Hey MZ, I'm going to poke Jay to verify when he comes back from lunch but this is actually one of the reference files (and the definition of the right colors for this version) for the authorized pms colors so please don't delete it. There are a couple small variations because of the different color schemes but we want options available because different uses require different options (they can't all do CMYK for example). You can see all of them on the Visual Identity page that is being updated and refreshed to the new version that has been written (but only in pdf) for more then a year now. Jalexander (talk) 19:30, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure what a reference file is. If anything, surely it would be the actual logo, which is here: File:Wikimedia Foundation RGB logo with text.svg. You can see the correct colors there. They match four or five other project logo colors. Whatever PMS is, if it can't get the logo colors right, it probably should be avoided. The visual identity page is also using the wrong colors. I brought that up separately at wmf:Talk:Visual identity guidelines. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:41, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Legal team messages[edit]

Dear James, we don't need the legal team to spam our village pump with edit notices. Multichill (talk) 21:20, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Multichill, please have a look at Special:Permalink/100902509#Inappropriate_images_of_children and Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/Archive_43#Inappropriate_images_of_children and please AGF! -- Rillke(q?) 07:10, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
And of course you should know about all the previous discussions were people voiced their concerns that they a) do not want to deal with that kind of abuse b) it is inappropriate to let untrained community admins deal with this kind of abuse. -- Rillke(q?) 07:13, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

File talk:Wikivoyage-logo.svg#Overwrite[edit]

could you give your opinion there? Thanks in advance. -- Rillke(q?) 11:16, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Σε ευχαριστώ[edit]

Thanks for the changes at greek wikivoyage logo.

Gagana Samoa: (missing text)

--Κωνσταντίνος13 (talk) 16:33, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Inquiry of PD[edit]

After roughly reviewing WMF's refusal to DMCA's deletion request of certain PD image, I want your opinion on an old RfD case long ago at Commons. Here's the story: A fellow Wikimedian found that a website published reproduced image of national flags. The designs of the flags are technically in the public domain, but the website claimed copyright ownership of his/her reproduction. As that Wikimedian honestly addressed the source website while uploading them to Commons, an admin determined that those uploads are copyvio and deleted all of them. If you were the admin handling this RfD, what would be your decision? Thank you. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 15:15, 5 December 2013 (UTC)


If possible, download, please, Wikimedia, these three images at the highest resolution. Thanks in advance--IgorSokol (talk) 18:29, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Portrait of Margrave Johann of Brandenburg-Ansbach 1520

Emperor Charles V 1550

Portrait of Philipp von Hessen 1534-1539

Your last warning, Mister![edit]

"You're a long term user and deserved this warning, but I trust that you will not do it again. " - You are paid staff threating one of the volunteers who actually is doing the work that raises the money taht feeds you. You disgust me, Jalexander, you and your whole San Francisco mob disgust me. Instead of threatening people get your fucking jobs done over there like maintaining labs without such troubles and and and ... Of the WMF just a joke is left. It really seems more and more necessary that the volunteers gather in SF with torches and pitforks and take over the headquarter in a revolutionary move and clean the institution from the sleaze that seems to have grown over the years like cancer. --Julius1990 (talk) 20:00, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Is this a threat of physical violence? Tarc (talk) 20:07, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
No, more like purple prose. -- (talk) 20:09, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Your assistance please...[edit]

You left a note on my talk page.

Sorry, but your note falls far short of usefulness if you can't supply me with at least the source URL I supplied when I uploaded the image. I request you copy the {{information}} template from the image to my talk page. Further, I strongly encourage you, and your colleagues, to always supply the {{information}} template whenever you advise a contributor of a DMCA request. Geo Swan (talk) 07:07, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

For talk page stalkers and the record: Responded on Geo's talk page. Jalexander--WMF 22:39, 1 July 2015 (UTC)