User talk:Sparky Marmot

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Sparky Marmot!

-- 10:27, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Sparky Marmot!

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) 12:34, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Image source[edit]

Sparky Marmot, Thank for contributing to Commons. I have made a few changes to File:Candlesticks FrancisSkidmore HAGAM.jpg so that the description is more localizable. I am not clear about what "source=own, author = Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry". Does it mean that the photograph was taken by you or by the museum ? (I you work for the musuem, I think it would be clearer to add that to you user page).--Zolo (talk) 15:45, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing this out - apologies for the oversight! Sparky Marmot (talk) 12:27, 30 November 2011 (UTC)