User talk:John Thaxter

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, John Thaxter!


Wikimedia Commons has a specific scope[edit]

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Thank you for your contributions. Your image or other content, John Thaxter, was recently deleted, or will soon be deleted, in accordance with our process and policies, because it was not, or is not, within our scope. Please review our project scope, but in short, Commons is targeted at educational media files including photographs, diagrams, animations, music, spoken text and video clips. The expression “educational” is to be understood according to its broad meaning of “providing knowledge; instructional or informative”. Wikimedia Commons does not contain text articles like encyclopedia articles, textbooks, news, word definitions and such. Each of these other kinds of content have their own projects: Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wiktionary and Wikiquote. If the content seems to fit the scope of one of those other projects, please consider contributing it there. Otherwise, consider an alternative outlet. If you think that the deletion was in error because the contribution really was in scope, you can appeal it at Commons:Undeletion requests, giving a reason why it fits our scope to help others evaluate the matter. Thank you for your understanding.

--Killiondude (talk) 21:22, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Wow. Great shot of All Saints Day in an Oswiecim cemetery. Thanks!

Thanks[edit]

Wow. Great shot of All Saints Day in an Oswiecim cemetery. Thanks!

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, John Thaxter!
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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 12:24, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Beatty Drive, Congleton, oil painting by Natalia Chernogolova- DSC03517.JPG[edit]

Pay attention to licensing
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File:Beatty Drive, Congleton, oil painting by Natalia Chernogolova- DSC03517.JPG seems to be free (or it would be proposed for deletion), but it was identified as having a wrong license. Usually, it is because a public domain image is tagged with a free license, or because the stated source or other information is not sufficient to prove the selected tag is correct. Please verify that you applied the correct license tag for this file.

If you believe this file has the correct license, please explain why on the file description page.

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File:Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington P6220013.jpg[edit]

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195.50.31.213 11:11, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Oil portrait by Natalia Chernogolova DSC00023.JPG[edit]

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195.50.31.213 11:11, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Beatty Drive, Congleton, oil painting by Natalia Chernogolova- DSC03517.JPG[edit]

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