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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").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.
- Image:El Djem1.jpg was uncategorized on 18 October 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 21:54, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!
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Aus stilistische Gründen bin ich sicher, dass duie fragliche Lithographie nicht vonb Karl Lanzedelly (1806-1870) sondern von seinem Vater Joseph d. Ä. (1772.1831) stammt. Bei der Zuordnung der Werke der 3 Lanzedellis gibt es ein ziemliches Durcheinander. Das fragliche Porträt ist noch im Stil der Porträtkupferstiche des 18. Jhd. und ist ca 1820 entstande. hrtzliche Grüße Peter Geymayer (verlagert von Benutzerseite), erstellt 15:44, 2. Aug. 2016 Peter Geymayer (Diskussion | Beiträge).
Notification about possible deletion
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If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have 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 them, such as a copyright issue.
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