User talk:Keegan

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Welcome to the Commons, Keegan!
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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Keegan!

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.

BotMultichillT 17:20, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


Look it up, wikt:per. Yep, "per Lar". Erik Warmelink (talk) 21:44, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

incorrect licensing[edit]

Hello. An employee set up an account and incorrectly gave permissions for some company photographs that are copyrighted to be used for wikimedia commons ( The photos are owned by our photographer and we do not give permission AT ALL for them to be used. I have asked someone to nominate the files for deletion from this account, but a couple of editors are saying they are in use on various pages. I do not know how to use wikipedia sufficiently to where I can get them all properly removed, and desperately need help. Would you please be open to helping remove the photos from use on the various pages? There is also a gallery with a photo in it that we need to delete the gallery ( I would sincerely appreciate your help as a volunteer. Thank you so much

OTRS ticket[edit]

Please, check ticket number in file File:Matthew Lien 2008.jpg. There is something wrong. --Art-top (talk) 17:15, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Followup comment[edit]

Keegan, I have made additional comment at the VP thread, as I think you might have overlooked the overall intent of the thread. Could you please respond there so that we all know about the copyvio issues, etc. Cheers, russavia (talk) 10:01, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Heya, I think you misunderstanding certain aspects of that thread, so I've followed it up again. Could you let us know about info-en-c and whether permissions-commons OTRS have access to it, and if not, can we have that rectified. I've tried getting this question answered now for a few days via different avenues, and nothing... :( Cheers, russavia (talk) 04:14, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

An update on the File metadata cleanup drive[edit]

Hello Keegan,

I wanted to thank you for offering to help with the File metadata cleanup drive on Commons. We now have numbers to measure the amount of Commons files missing machine-readable information. Most of the files here have a license template, but there still about 500,000 remaining files (out of 24 million) missing an {{information}} template, and that's where your help would be invaluable.

We're currently trying to find groups of files whose description pages are alike, so that we can use bots to automatically take that information and put it into an information template. If you still want to help, it would be great if you could look at the list of files and see if you can find such groups. You can also use the no_information tool to limit the results by uploader, or the first characters of the file name; this can help identify batch uploads.

Once you find groups of files with information in the same order or format, you can add a section to the bot requests page, so that a bot can go through them and fix them all automatically (or you can do it yourself if you have a bot, or with VisualFileChange).

In 10 days, we've already managed to add information templates to over 10% of the 500,000 remaining files. I'm hoping you can help us keep this momentum and get through the rest so we can get rid of this backlog once and for all :)

Thank you, and I wish you happy end-of-year holidays if you celebrate them! Guillaume (WMF) (talk) 18:58, 23 December 2014 (UTC)


Hello. Regarding your message, who on earth is using my username? I've been Zigizgi20s for years! This is not a common username--do I have an imposter? I'd like to keep Zigzig20s!Zigzig20s (talk) 03:21, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

File:JustineBateman Shearer.jpg[edit]

Hi Keegan,

You take care of the ticket regarding this file a long time ago but I doubt that this ticket is valid. There are two problems: a) Creative Commons Share isn't a license, b) It is unsure if the phtographer can relese it, if Getty Images has bought (recived) the copyright. Could you please take a look? Natuur12 (talk) 19:36, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

@Natuur12: Oh yes, I remember that attempt to get Ms. Bateman to provide an image that was actually free. It took several tries, I forgot about this one. As far as I'm concerned it can be deleted, we wound up compromising on a different image instead IIRC and the photographer in hindsight was probably not in a position to release the image, as you suggest. Keegan (talk) 04:26, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
As you can see below I nominated the file for deletion. Natuur12 (talk) 11:07, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

File:JustineBateman Shearer.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:JustineBateman Shearer.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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Natuur12 (talk) 11:07, 30 July 2015 (UTC)