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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Charles.lanteigne!
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When categorising files, please avoid placing them into several categories that are directly linked within the same tree (e.g. a parent category and a child category – like Category:United Kingdom and Category:London), to prevent over-categorization of files and over-population of categories. Usually, only the most specific category should be used. See Commons:Categories for more details. Thank you.

--Apalsola tc 18:44, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Charles.lanteigne!

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) 11:18, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

POTD notificationEdit

Hi Charles,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 50mm 1.4 edit1.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day at Wikipedia on February 10, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-02-10. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:17, 4 February 2013 (UTC)