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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Andrew Dalby!

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:

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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 (talk) 05:36, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

File:Mandalay Hill.jpgEdit

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Mandalay Hill.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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File source is not properly indicated: File:Map of Gloucester in 1805 engraved by J.Roper from a drawing by G.Cole.jpgEdit

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Magog the Ogre (talk) 03:12, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

I have added the source information, omitted in error. All seems OK now. Andrew Dalby (talk) 09:23, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Flickr licenseEdit

This flickr license you mention to me here has a NC or "Non-Commercial" use restriction on it. Commons cannot use images with that restriction at upload because they are considered unfree....and Commons can get sued by the copyright owner. The only 2 acceptable flickr licenses are CC BY Generic--what flickr calls 'Attribution Creative Commons'--like this hieroglyph image: here and CC BY SA Generic--what flickr calls "Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons"--like this image The second image has been uploaded to Commons already. Please see the flickr license please before you upload anything to Commons. There are no "Non-Commercial" or "Non-Derivative" use restrictions on their flickr licenses if you check.

Here the copyright owner, TuscanyArts, says you cannot use our images for Commercial purposes and that restriction is not acceptable to Commons. You can try flickrmailing them but I doubt they will change their minds on the license. I have to go to bed now as its 3 AM here in Canada. If you have any further questions on flickr licenses, please ask Admin Turelio as he is in Germany I believe and he usually responds within hours. I hope this helps and Goodnight. --Leoboudv (talk) 10:00, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, I understand now. Andrew Dalby (talk) 16:53, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: The images you uploaded were not regular 2D art like papyri or paintings on canvas; they were painted on walls...which makes them reliefs or murals (ie. 3D art). So, you can't apply the pd-old license to them here. That is why Commons cannot keep them under the 70 year post mortem author's death rule. I'm sorry but those are the rules. Its rather strict for 3D art...as it should be to protect the Commons project. The key point is that the image must be freely licensed At Upload; after that, the image is considered non-revocable and the author cannot withdraw permission unless it was a copyright violation. (where the author stole the image from an institution's web site/book publication or someone else's photo site) You can usually tell by looking at the person's flickr photostream to see if its his work or not. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 18:54, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
  • PS: If you contact individual flickr users to license an image copyright free under either an 'Attribution Creative Commons' (CC BY Generic) OR a "Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons" (CC BY SA Generic), they may oblige and change the license. I've had licenses changed that way. But for institutions, its usually a waste of time as they guard their copyright jealously..unless it a 30+ or 60-100+ year old image where the market value has now gone down. Like this image if you see the flickr source license. 'No known copyright restrictions' is OK for Commons but only some institutions license images this way. Usually old images get licensed this way. The Smithsonian also released several images like this this way from the 1910's, 1920's or 1930's, etc but the image's market value is low because its all black and white and dated.
  • File:Johnny Bench circa 1980.jpg -a rare 1980 no known copyright restriction image. Flickr users cannot choose this third license option I mentioned here which is only reserved for institutions and state organizations. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 22:35, 30 July 2011 (UTC)


File:Sarto Scalzo 6.jpgEdit

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