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.
For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:
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.
BotMultichillT 06:26, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Akronohio inUS.png is uncategorized since 15 March 2009. BotMultichillT 06:26, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Nhct skyline pan9.jpg is uncategorized since 30 May 2009.
- Image:Rockfish gap va.jpg is uncategorized since 18 June 2009.
- Image:Sunnystormcloud.jpg is uncategorized since 20 July 2009.
- Image:Rebuilding shoreline NewHavenCT.jpg is uncategorized since 8 August 2009.
- Image:Riprap shoreline NewHavenCT.jpg is uncategorized since 8 August 2009.
- Image:Gasstation tank removal.jpg was uncategorized on 6 May 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:03, 7 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank You for the Wikipedia Picture
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Are you sure about the wiring on your transformer bank picture?
In your photo of the three single-phase transformers wired as a 3-phase transformer bank, you say (in effect) that the primaries are wired in wye. It looks to me that they're actually wired in delta, as are most 3-phase transformer primaries (even though the secondaries are usually wired in wye). Karn (talk) 05:56, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
- Other users provided the details about the wiring, my original description was "A wooden utility pole with electrical transformers". The only thing I can say for sure about them is that at least one was failing. I had to use voltage regulating UPS units on everything because I was getting ~90-100 volts, rather than 110-120v from my outlets. About 7yrs after this was taken, one of them exploded & spilled PCBs all over my front yard. After they were replaced, all of my low voltage problems were suddenly resolved. Feel free to adjust the description as needed to make it more accurate. --versageek (talk) 07:30, 24 December 2020 (UTC)
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