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User talk:Gillfoto

Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Gillfoto!
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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Gillfoto!

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:


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]]

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 05:53, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

File:File-St Nicholas CC.jpgEdit

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Great pixEdit


Love those Alaska and Hawaii photos! Keep 'em coming. On the file above it looks like you uploaded without the WLM wizard. You should add near the top

|source={{own}} |author=[[User:Gillfoto|Gillfoto]] to make sure that people know that you are claiming be be the author and thus can issue a CC-BY-SA license.

and you should add near the bottom

{{self|cc-by-sa-3.0}} {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2012|us}} if it is in WLM-US, and you want to license it CC-BY-SA

If you have any questions, please ask at my talk page.

Smallbones (talk) 03:53, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account! Here's my token f7270961fcfecb0c50a56b72c30871ae

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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!

Dear Gillfoto,
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world!

Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 350,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from 36 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.

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Autopatrol givenEdit

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically sighted. This will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones. Thank you. INeverCry 02:32, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Categories on Juneau pictures.Edit

First of all, great photos, thanks. I have emptied out Category:Capitol of Alaska and will likewise empty Category:Capital of Alaska as redundant with Category;Juneau, Alaska. You've probably figured out by now that Commons avoids duplicative categories. I made Category:Douglas, Alaska a subcat of Juneau and I will do likewise with Category:Auke Bay. Your smaller categories I've left as redlinks for now.

I am hesitating on Category:Rain Country. Nominally it is redundant with Category:Juneau, Alaska, but it looks good, your style and photo selection make for an impressive display. My inclination is to make Category:Photographs by Gillfoto and make Rain Country a subcategory thereof. This would be a hidden category (unless you can show notability as a photographer) but would still show on image pages. If you do not like this solution, let me know and please suggest (and implement) something else. The contents would make a great gallery. Dankarl (talk) 04:04, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

I am no expert on notability criteria, but some evidence would be solo shows and photos in museums for art photography, photo spreads in major magazines, mentions in news articles, reprinting of published news or feature photographs by independent publishers. Commons policy here is not to my knowledge very well established; the notability criteria on WP might be a guide. Dankarl (talk) 03:35, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
The other route to notability is producing a historically significant body of work; examples Frank Nowell, E.A. Hegg, Harley Nygren.
For examples of hidden categories for photographers see Category:Photographs by brewbooks and Category:Photographs by Frank Kovalchek. In my understanding, any photographer contributing work to WC can have a hidden category. For discussion of indexing and listing of these categories see Commons:categoriesDankarl (talk) 04:03, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
OK the category and move are done. I'll leave it to you to add the rest of your photos. If you want to add another subcat for another location etc you can just copy the text from Category:Rain Country and modify as needed. Also please look through the Alaska category tree and add appropriate categories to your photos.
I suppose, start with Category:Alaska and click categories, click their categories, etc. Not much to do about the user interface except experiment and check your work. There's always the undo link. Also, click "edit" on pages even if you do not plan to edit, and look at how they are put together. Dankarl (talk) 04:49, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Your photos and categoriesEdit

First, let me compliment you on your great photos. You're a real good photographer. On some of them though, you are overcategorizing them. If a photo fits in Category:Juneau, Alaska then it should not also have Category:Alaska Panhandle. If you go to the category of Juneau, Alaska you'll see at the bottom of the page that it is a sub-category of Category:Alaska Panhandle and Category:Alaska Panhandle is a sub-category of. The location category of a photo should be as exact as possible. Otherwise, they could be also categorized with Category:Alaska, Category:United States, Category:North America, and Category:Americas. --Mjrmtg (talk) 02:53, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletionEdit

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— Werewombat (talk) 07:25, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Dates for AMHS ferry photosEdit

Hey, I was looking at your photos of AMHS vessels and they're great! You have great photographic talent. Anyway, I noticed that a lot of the dates are clearly wrong. For example there are some that say that they were taken on November 30th, 1899. 1899 is clearly not the right year so you should go thru all the photos you've taken of AMHS' Blue canoes and fix the dates. Thanks, Compdude123 19:33, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

2002 interior road trip photosEdit

Hi - once again a bunch of great photos. Now that you've got them up, could you go through and identify specific objects and locations, and add more specific categories rather than just Category:Alaska - Thanks, Dankarl (talk) 17:58, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of these. For the visitor-attraction photos in Fairbanks, in particular, some more identification and subcategories would be useful. Also i wonder if you could help sub-categorize Juneau pictures. The NRHP pictures would be a good place to start. For instance, I gave the Valentine building a subcat and the 2009 renovation a further subcat of that, which could then be categorized further by itself. Dankarl (talk) 15:19, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Was just wondering if the mountain seen in File:AKSeaplaneFleet01.jpg is Heintzleman Ridge or not. Thanks in advance.RadioKAOS (talk) 10:33, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Gulick Homestead photosEdit

Hi. With reference to these files:

The file names indicate that they were taken in 2012, but the information templates on the description pages give a date in 2004. Can you clarify which year is correct? Thanks! — Ipoellet (talkf.k.a. Werewombat 08:22, 24 December 2013 (UTC).

Please go with the "information templates" date of 2004.

Thanks!— Ipoellet (talkf.k.a. Werewombat 22:21, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
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