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User talk:Accuruss

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Accuruss!
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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Accuruss!

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.

BotMultichillT 05:35, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Your mushroom imagesEdit

Hi. Just thought I'd let you know, this, this, and this are not shaggy inkcaps (Coprinus comatus) but rather Shaggy parasols (Chlorophyllum rhacodes). Regards, --The High Fin Sperm Whale 17:03, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Location and SourceEdit

Hi Accuruss, Thanks for your many panorama uploads to Commons. One small thing though, I noticed you currently put the location and source in the Description field. As done for you here please use the Source-field for the source and the {{Location}} or {{Location dec}} to specify the location for the image. –Krinkletalk 23:29, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

PS: You can use tools like this one to generate the template for your if you're getting the location by browsing the map yourself. If you have the coordinates already you can put them in {{Location dec}} directly. –Krinkletalk 23:31, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

CategorizationEdit

Hi Accuruss,

Thanks for all your great panorama shots - they're really beautiful. I am hoping, though, that you can try to be more specific in your categorization. If you add Category:Kelowna, you don't need to add Category:British Columbia or Category:Canada, because Kelowna is already a sub-category of British Columbia, and British Columbia is a sub-category of Canada. The more specific you can be, the more useful your pictures will be on commons, and the less cluttered the categories will get. For more explanation, please see COM:OVERCAT. Thanks again. - Themightyquill (talk) 03:38, 15 December 2010 (UTC)


Wikimedia Commons has a specific scopeEdit

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Thank you for your contributions. Your image or other content, Winter in Kelowna, was recently deleted, or will soon be deleted, in accordance with our process and policies, because it was not, or is not, within our scope. Please review our project scope, but in short, Commons is targeted at educational media files including photographs, diagrams, animations, music, spoken text and video clips. The expression “educational” is to be understood according to its broad meaning of “providing knowledge; instructional or informative”. Wikimedia Commons does not contain text articles like encyclopedia articles, textbooks, news, word definitions and such. Each of these other kinds of content have their own projects: Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wiktionary and Wikiquote.

If the content seems to fit the scope of one of those other projects, please consider contributing it there. Otherwise, consider an alternative outlet. If you think that the deletion was in error because the contribution really was in scope, you can appeal it at Commons:Undeletion requests, giving a reason why it fits our scope to help others evaluate the matter. Thank you for your understanding.

FASTILY (TALK) 08:22, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

File:Psyplant 00005.jpgEdit

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Psyplant 00005.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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.     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 09:57, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

For your information, i definitely did create these images last night using adobe after effects and photoshop, processing video source imagery and running each frame through about 50 different steps of filters. i have the original files and scripts used to generate that i made over here if you would like me to show you them. (www.acultur8.com)