Hello - thank you for providing images to the wikimedia commons. Please keep in mind that images uploaded to the commons should be useful to all users of wikimedia projects - this is possible only if the images can be found by other people. To allow others to find the images you uploaded here, the images should be in some place that can be found by navigating the category structure. This means that you should either place the images on topic pages (galleries), or put the images directly into a category, or do both. Which of those possibilities is preferred is however a matter of debate, see here.
The important point is that the images should be placed in the general structure somewhere. There is a large number of completely unsorted images on the commons right now, see Commons:Really unused. If you would like to help to place some of those images where they can be found, please do! Thank you. -- Duesentrieb 01:47, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for advice. I will see what i can do Tuohirulla 01:49, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Before Image:Joensuun portti.jpg and Image:Joensuunportti.jpg can be deleted, you must add a copyright license to this photo. You must also add a source, e.g. where you found it or if you are the photographer. You can pick a license from Commons:Licensing. Regards, Thuresson 05:21, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Please indicate the copyright status of Image:Pekkalan sillalta karsikkoon ja rantakylään päin.jpg. dbenbenn | talk 19:15, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
Tip: Categorizing 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.
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]]
When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.
- Image:Mursunsydämet.jpg is uncategorized since 10 December 2008. BotMultichillT (talk) 06:21, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
- Image:Puumerkit Tuve Skånberg.jpg is uncategorized since 30 June 2009.
Piet Mado at Carta Marina
Hello. In 1544 Cosmografia by Sebastian Münster the same animal called "Piet Mado" is actually a Metso (Tetrao urogallus) which is said to be lying under snow for 2 - 3 months without food and hunted while in this state. So, perhaps? Best regards, and a Happy New Year, --HTO (talk) 22:18, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
Picture of the Year 2013 R1 Announcement
Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!
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Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.
Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.
For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.
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