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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, The Land!

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) 11:34, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Carisbrooke Castle[edit]

Excellent choice, I've yet to visit myself but it's on my (rather long) list. Nev1 (talk) 20:38, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2013! Please help with this survey.

Dear The Land,
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world! We would like to ask again a few minutes of your time.

Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 365,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from more than 50 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.

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Thank you for taking part in the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey!

Dear The Land,

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In case you haven't filled in the questionnaire yet, you can still do so during the next 7 days.

And by the way: the winning pictures of this year's international contest have been announced. Enjoy!

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Photo of Larry Sanger[edit]

Hi there, I am wondering why you think the photo of Larry Sanger is a better image than File:Actress Anna Unterberger-2.jpg. Just curious on your thoughts as to why you think it's a good idea to have photos that meta in this page. russavia (talk) 06:08, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Basically because the top two photos on that policy page are now of a (female) actress and a (female) model, which is an odd indication of the kind of photos of identifiable people that Commons has. I have only just appreciated that this is as a result of your switching out a photo of Jimmy Wales in a fundraising campaign for someone else! I'm not particularly tied to the Sanger photo but I do feel we shouldn't use two consecutive images of young, attractive women in the entertainment business to illustrate the policy. The Land (talk) 23:05, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Battleship building scatter graph 1905 onwards.png[edit]

Hi there! I saw your graph, just missing the forgotten Austro-Hungarian navy battleships and the Russian ones among the greatest navies of that time. IMHO will be great if added. Thank you in advance. --Nicola Romani (talk) 10:31, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Nicola Romani: - actually I am being deliberately selective with that graph, as it's intended to illustrate the impact of the Washington Treaty - so only signatory powers plus Germany are included. Further, neither Austria-Hungary nor Russia would contribute any post-1922 data points. Thanks, The Land (talk) 12:43, 19 May 2017 (UTC)