User talk:Ranger Steve

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Ranger Steve!

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Ranger Steve!
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:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

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) 11:00, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Image use[edit]

Hi Ranger Steve,

That's awesome, this is the first time someone's asked me about using one of my images at a physical site vs. online or in a book and I'm open to the idea, especially given that this is something accessible to the public. I'm curious, does this park have a website? I would like to be able to link to it if possible to show that the image is used outside of a Wikimedia project. BrokenSphere 19:43, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

How about we see how the image can be used first and if it is used. Linking to where it's used would be nice, but isn't necessary and I don't want to put you in a difficult position over this. BrokenSphere 21:14, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

File tagging File:John Llewellyn Waddy.jpg[edit]

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Túrelio (talk) 07:55, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi, you need to forward said permission to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org . --Túrelio (talk) 07:55, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Thanks Túrelio, I've sent an email. I was expecting this, but couldn't see any way to start the process during the upload procedure for the file. Did I miss something? Ranger Steve (talk) 09:19, 4 October 2020 (UTC)