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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:Barnadi churchnorton.png was uncategorized on 8 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 14:23, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Geograph 886206.jpg was uncategorized on 9 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 19:15, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Ethandunmem.jpg was uncategorized on 9 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 19:15, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Geograph-1408419-by-Steve-Daniels.jpg was uncategorized on 9 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 19:15, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Winchesterwalls.jpg was uncategorized on 10 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 15:24, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
- Image:Whitbyabbey1.jpg was uncategorized on 10 August 2010 CategorizationBot (talk) 15:24, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
- Image:2083004 cb788d1c.jpg was uncategorized on 5 June 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 22:33, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Chicathedralplan.jpg was uncategorized on 5 June 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 22:33, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.
This media has been deleted.
A file that you uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from Flickr, File:Wiliamdelapole.jpg, was found available on Flickr by an administrator or reviewer under the license , which isn't compatible with Wikimedia Commons, per the licensing policy. The file has been deleted. Commons:Flickr files/Appeal for license change has information about sending the Flickr user an appeal asking for the license to be changed. Only Flickr images tagged as (CC BY) or (CC BY-SA) are allowed on Wikimedia Commons. If the Flickr user has changed the license of the Flickr image, feel free to ask an administrator to restore the file, or start an undeletion request. Lymantria (talk) 12:57, 25 January 2013 (UTC)