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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Williwaw!

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:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

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]]
[[Category:Comets]]

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"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:54, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Logofnl.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Logofnl.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.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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Kattenkruid (talk) 22:42, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Logofnl.jpg[edit]

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--ThiagoRuiz (talk) 00:26, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Eigengemaaktlogo.jpg[edit]

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Wknight94 talk 14:20, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Hnna_en_Nico.jpg[edit]

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This media may be deleted.
Thanks for uploading File:Hnna_en_Nico.jpg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

If you created this file yourself, then you must provide a valid copyright tag. For example, you can tag it with {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multi-license GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or you can tag it with {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. (See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of license tags that you can use.)

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Wknight94 talk 14:31, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Your note[edit]

I see your note at Commons talk:Deletion requests/File:Logofnl.jpg. In the case of File:Logofnl.jpg, almost every such image is copyrighted. You tagged with {{PD-self}} but that would mean you created it yourself - which you did not. Promotional images like that will be deleted very quickly. The same goes for most images that you find in a general Google search. Most photos of modern people here were either taken by the uploader or were obtained from the subject themselves by asking them via COM:EMAIL... Some photos are public domain due to age, some because they are works of the U.S. Government, etc. See COM:PD for other examples. I tagged your File:Hnna en Nico.jpg for deletion because the license you chose says 70 years, but the photo is only 65 years old... w:Flickr is a source of some free photographs, but you need to be careful that they are released freely, and for any purpose including commercial and to make derivatives. See COM:L for valid licenses... As for using other people's work here, of course you can. That's why the project exists! Everything here is free to use for any purpose as long as you follow the text of the given license. Feel free to ask at COM:HD or CT:L for help... Wknight94 talk 14:44, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

In the case of File:Detailkaart New Brunswick.jpg, you might want to read COM:DW as well. If you take an unfreely copyrighted image and make small changes or additions, the resulting image is still likely unfreely copyrighted and will probably be deleted. Wknight94 talk 14:47, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for taking time to educate me. I have left an message on your discussion-page.--Williwaw (talk) 15:18, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Don't worry, I don't think you are intending harm. You are just learning. And you are correct that this is not an easy place to get used to. I am happy to help you through and most others are too. You can always ask for help at COM:HD, etc... As for File:Monument_3_kinderen.jpg‎, please beware of COM:DW. If you simply draw a copy of the monument, it can still be deleted as a derivative work. The sad truth is that there are many images that we simply cannot upload here. The only way around on this project is to either get permission from the author (the sculptor in this case) or the author's heirs, or to wait until the copyright has expired (public domain). On many of the individual Wikipedias, fair use images are allowed under certain circumstances. If there was an article about the File:Monument_3_kinderen.jpg‎ statue, it could probably be uploaded to English Wikipedia under fair use. But Commons does not allow fair use at all. As for File:Hnna en Nico.jpg, if the photo was taken by a relative of yours, you may be able to contact people at COM:OTRS to claim you have permission. But for File:Hnna en Nico.jpg, how did it get on to that http://www.verzetsmuseum.org web site?... I have deleted File:Detailkaart New Brunswick.jpg since it is a derivative work of Google Maps and Google Maps are not freely available... For the files where you requested permission, if permission is sent to COM:OTRS, the files can be undeleted, so you don't need to re-upload. Wknight94 talk 16:14, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Re: Thank you[edit]

You're welcome!
You're also right: Commons is not an easy playground because we focus on releasing copyright-free images and files. I see that you've been given some useful pointers about licensing. What could I add to this is: the better way to get freely reusable images is to make them yourself :-) Of course this won't help in some areas but sometimes you'll find people asking you to take this or that picture they cannot gather themselves...
Best regards from France,
-- AlNo (discuter/talk/hablar/falar) 14:43, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Flag of Berkshire.jpg[edit]

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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 message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it, ask its master (Filnik) or go to the Commons:Help desk. --Filnik 16:40, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Wap_vv_hoofkerk.jpg[edit]

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DieBuche (talk) 17:58, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Clublokaal.jpg[edit]

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-- Deadstar (msg) 13:45, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

File:Logometwitteachtergrond.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Logometwitteachtergrond.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.

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-- Deadstar (msg) 13:51, 25 January 2011 (UTC)