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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").
BotMultichillT 06:21, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Voltaireyrosalesandson.JPG is uncategorized since 6 February 2009. BotMultichillT 06:21, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
|File:Judge_Voltaire_Y._Rosales.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.
If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Signing your posts and fixing mistakes
Please sign your posts on talk pages, user talk pages, deletion requests, and noticeboards. To do so, simply add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your comments. Your user name or IP address (if you are not logged in) and the date will then automatically be added along with a timestamp when you save your comment. Signing your comments helps people to find out who said something and provides them with a link to your user/talk page (for further discussion). Thank you.
If you save a page and see that you have made a serious mistake -- such as blanking another user's comments:
- Click on the "View History" tab at the top of the page
- Click on the time and date link of the last good version, the last one before your mistake.
- Click on "Edit". It will give you the warning: "You are editing a prior version of this page. If you save it, any changes made since this version will be removed."
- Since that is exactly what you want, simply write a short comment in the edit summary and click on "Save page"