User talk:Stepheng3

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Stepheng3!

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Stepheng3!
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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 19:58, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Done. -Stepheng3 (talk) 03:48, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Spring Lake Santa Rosa California 3585.jpg[edit]

Dear Stepheng3, Hello, my name is Robert Epstein. I am a haiku poet who is self-publishing through Wasteland Press a book of haiku poetry about Spring Lake in Santa Rosa, CA. You posted a photo of the Lake on Wikipedia that I would like to include in the book. I will of course give you credit for the photo. I was hoping that you might be able to send me a black and white high resolution JPG version of the photo--as color is too costly--which I can then forward to the publisher.

Thank you very much; I look forward to hearing from you. My email address is: Sincerely, Robert Epstein

I freely contribute my time to Wikimedia Commons. That doesn't mean I do the same for random strangers. Surely you can figure out how to convert the image to black-and-white yourself. Hint: try googling "GIMP". —Stepheng3 (talk) 22:14, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Category removal[edit]

Not sure I see why you did this category removal. Nothing that remains seems to pin this down to Sonoma County. - Jmabel ! talk 06:42, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Good catch. I've corrected my oversight. Thank you! --Stepheng3 (talk)

Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. Jafeluv (talk) 11:33, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I vow to use my superpowers only for good ... :) -Stepheng3 (talk) 21:38, 28 January 2013 (UTC)


Keith D (talk) 11:05, 21 May 2014 (UTC)