User talk:Varunr

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Varunr!
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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Varunr!

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:

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For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

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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.

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CategorizationBot (talk) 13:46, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. I have sought help from another Wikipedia user/author and it has been corrected.

File tagging File:Restaurant Week 2010 Collage.JPG[edit]

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mabdul 14:03, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi. I have sent an email to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org confirming that I am the creator and authorising usage of the image. Please let me know if anything else is required from me.

Varunr (talk) 14:19, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

File tagging File:Restaurant-Week-Events.JPG[edit]

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mabdul 14:03, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi. I have sent an email to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org confirming that I am the creator and authorising usage of the image. Please let me know if anything else is required from me.

Varunr (talk) 14:28, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

File:RestaurantWeek-Logo.jpg[edit]

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mabdul 14:04, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

I request you to change the speedy deletion request immediately. I am totally authorised to use that image. I am the creator of that logo and have complete authority over it. Please let me know what I need to do to prevent the said deletion. Look forward to your help. Varunr (talk) 14:30, 19 January 2012 (UTC)


Message tied up in Ribbon.jpg Hello, Varunr. You have new messages at mabdul#Restaurant Week related images's talk page.
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Short answer: logo not suitable for commons, if you send a mail for the other two images, add to the description pages {{OTRS pending}}. mabdul 15:34, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi. The logo is copyrighted, yes. But I am the creator of the logo and I have full authority and permission from Explocity to use that logo. What do you need from me? A mail showing proof that I can use that logo? Please help. What do I need to do? Upload it in a different way? Requesting your help and advice. Varunr (talk) 03:49, 20 January 2012 (UTC)


Message tied up in Ribbon.jpg Hello, Varunr. You have new messages at mabdul#Restaurant Week related images's talk page.
You may remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

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mabdul 13:05, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia Commons has a specific scope[edit]

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Herby talk thyme 16:28, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi. The logo is copyrighted, yes. But I am the creator of the logo and I have full authority and permission from Explocity to use that logo. What do you need from me? A mail showing proof that I can use that logo? Please help. What do I need to do? Upload it in a different way? Requesting your help and advice. Varunr (talk) 03:51, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

I am not sure why that logo or the other images would be within our scope here? Where is the wiki page they would be used on? --Herby talk thyme 12:29, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi. The article is still under progress. Here is the draft: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Varunr/Bangalore_restaurant_week. On completion, I want to submit it to a number of authors and also get it reviewed before moving it to the main space. That is why you didn't see a Wiki page in the main space, but there will be one soon. My question about what you need from me are unanswered yet, though I have regularly answered all queries - even sent mails to "permissions@commons.wikimedia". Requesting your help and advice.

Varunr (talk) 08:54, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Bear in mind you will need to provide source information for all the images in the collages. --Herby talk thyme 12:51, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi. I am the source. Those are my pictures clicked for the event. Can you please help me with what source information I need to provide and how. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but would appreciate your help.Varunr (talk) 13:29, 24 January 2012 (UTC)