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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:Volusia County Florida Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Creighton Highlighted.png was uncategorized on 28 August 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 12:07, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Volusia County Florida Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Boden Highlighted.png was uncategorized on 28 August 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 12:07, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Ox Fibre Brush Company Ad 1905.jpg was uncategorized on 29 August 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 13:45, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
Re:A barnstar for you!
Yay! Thanks for the barnstar, this is my first true one here on Commons, and I'll place it proudly on my userpage in a minute :-) Glad to have been of help for you. Cheers, odder (talk) 20:29, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
Hello Umbris, you might be interested in this discussion: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Changing_username/Usurp_requests