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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Underlying lk!

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.

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Speedy deletion removed.Edit

I've removed your speedy and raised a deletion request here: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Gautrain construction006.jpg

Although I see your point, I think it's too complicated for a mere speedy. Andy Dingley (talk) 02:41, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

CategoriesEdit

Hi, Underlying lk. Do you know the existence of categories such as category:People of the Ottoman Empire in art, Category:Military people of the Ottoman Empire in art, Category:Costumes of the Ottoman Empire, Category:Military uniforms of the Ottoman Empire, Category:Uniforms of the Ottoman Army, Category:Uniforms of the Ottoman Navy etc. ? Thank you. Takabeg (talk) 05:03, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi Takabeg! I will surely take the time to review my uploads and add all the appropriate categories. Thanks for the suggestions!--Underlying lk (talk) 10:16, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

TUSC token 09125fa9c2425b201b8bf1c5be9600ebEdit

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

File:L'Algérie en guerre contre la fraude au Bac.jpgEdit

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Chanqariḥa (talk) 22:22, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

CalligraphyEdit

I created them all. I changed the license and information for all those you signaled to me. Thanks. Dzlinker (talk) 13:53, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Galeana coat of arms.gifEdit

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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 21:43, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Help fixingEdit

Hi, Mr Underlying lk, I noticed you made changes to File:Use of Sharia by country.svg. Would you do me a favour, and change United Kingdom to grey? I do not know hot to edit SVGs, but this is a blatant error that needs correcting. Reasons given at en:Talk:Application of sharia by country, but briefly: sharia councils in the UK can not marry you, and change your personal status in the face of UK law. Thanks Littledogboy (talk) 11:42, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

File:US marines on the streets of Beirut the following day of Iraq's revolution.jpgEdit

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File:Beirut's Martyrs' Square during celebrations marking the release by the French of Lebanon's government from Rashayya prison on November 22, 1943, the day of Lebanon's independence. Adib Ibrahim.jpgEdit

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File source is not properly indicated: File:Haydarpasha train station istanbul - Recoloured.jpgEdit

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Motivation of cancellationEdit

because was canceled the image of the calligraphy of Allah (Allah1.jpg in wikipedia italian version)? Christians would be happy if Muslims cancel the image of Jesus used in its main pages? see pages https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allah https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunnismo and so on 50 pages (more or less)

"File:Ali name.jpg"Edit

Your atttention need at Here

Re: copyright violations.Edit

You deleted two files I uploaded that were not subject to copyright because as their attached template said, they are state published in Egypt. many other files on commons are uploaded on a similar basis. I must insist you restore them to commons.--عبد المؤمن (talk) 01:32, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm unaware of any such rule in Egypt. Government works are also copyrighted, unless there is a law saying otherwise. The licence template you used, {{PD-Egypt-official}}, only applies to documents, not photos.--Underlying lk (talk) 03:44, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
ah. It's unfortunate commons doesn't allow for publishing official visit photos from Egypt. I shall have to shuffle through the articles of that very long document myself. It's certainly the norm in Egypt to publish such photos without copyright problems, maybe article 171 is of relevance? How exactly are allowances made for other countries to publish such photos on here?--عبد المؤمن (talk) 07:53, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
It must be specifically allowed by the law, see {{PD-PhilippinesGov}} for one.--Underlying lk (talk) 08:29, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Public DomainEdit

The Shah syed muhammad noorbaksh qahistani.jpg file uploaded by me is listed for deletion by u but the file has expired the copy rigth lenience it comes in public domian. and you did,t give reply to my previous query for file File:Ali name.jpg.its really appearing awkward.

You should at least provide the title of the book, the name of the author and the year of publication, so that it can be verified that it is actually in public domain.--Underlying lk (talk) 08:33, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Now i have provided the relevant data hope this will make u satisfy.Balti sahib

free workEdit

The file 40px is totally free work as any one can create such type of calligraphic items by installing shia fonts to his PC. thus the notice of deletion should be removed.Balti sahib

what is this??????????Edit

at last the file Ali name.jpg deleted because of ur request of deletion though i discussed that and tried to convince u but even u did,t give a single reply for it.

You're supposed to discuss deletions at Commons:Deletion requests, not on my talk page.--Underlying lk (talk) 16:46, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

File:Zimbabwean women at Kariba, 1982.jpgEdit

Hello. As a courtesy to the uploader and because the image has been in use in multiple Wikimedia projects, I have converted your "Speedy" tag for File:Zimbabwean women at Kariba, 1982.jpg into a deletion request Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Zimbabwean_women_at_Kariba,_1982.jpg and I have notified the Wikimedia uploader who claimed authorship Cradel (talk · contribs) (although they do not seem to be active on Wikimedia for more than a year). Thanks for your work. Cheers, -- Infrogmation (talk) 18:23, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Govt workEdit

Hi....Can i upload images from govt official website?? Balti sahib (talk) 14:04, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

No, unless it's explicitly released under a free licence. See Commons:Licensing.--Underlying lk (talk) 13:42, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
How do i know that the work is under copy right if there is n,t written anything like that???--Balti sahib (talk) 17:18, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
All works are copyrighted unless it explicitly says otherwise. Again, see Commons:Licensing.--Underlying lk (talk) 17:38, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Santa fe by night.jpgEdit

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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Haitian Shower (8010089794).jpgEdit

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Haitian Shower (8010089794).jpg -- can you please explain your nomination reason, as the reason offered makes no sense. russavia (talk) 08:19, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

I'm frankly astonished that I have to spell it out for you. Did you even check that photo before uploading it? Did you see it before writing this comment and still find nothing potentially wrong with it?--Underlying lk (talk) 09:38, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying. Your use of "similar photos" made me think it was because of similar looking photos, rather than the ident issue. I've gone ahead and deleted the image on the ident basis. Cheers, russavia (talk) 09:47, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
You've turned out to be more reasonable than me in the end! Sorry for the ill-tempered comment earlier, and thanks for understanding the issue.--Underlying lk (talk) 10:07, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
No problem at all mate. If you see other such issues with uploads of mine, feel free to drop me a line on my talk page directly. Just for interest, I have been targetting entire Flickr stream which have high value, and in amongst these streams are some problematic images which can't be determined before upload (usually due to streams consisting of several thousand images), but which will be picked up by myself as I progress through the cleaning up of these uploads. Cheers, russavia (talk) 18:36, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

File:14 July revolution - mutilated corpse.jpgEdit

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Notification about possible deletionEdit

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Yours sincerely, LGA talkedits 07:35, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Deleted fileEdit

Several uploads of mine were deleted, which I believe were properly licensed and sourced. I have been away and just saw your messages. This is one of these files: File:هشام قنديل مع سالفا كير مصر وجنوب السودان.jpg And the date of the message you left on my talk page is 6 july 2013. How do I see the details of the deleted file? --عبد المؤمن (talk) 01:12, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

i am aware we need to find the law in egypt allowing such photos to be published, but i want to see the file details since i cannot remember the source of my photo.--عبد المؤمن (talk) 01:14, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I don't have access to the details of deleted files, I believe only administrators do. You should be able to contact one at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard or perhaps Commons:Village pump. Cheers,--Underlying lk (talk) 22:58, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

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New user files deletedEdit

Hi, you may have deleted files that had no copyright violation, from user:pamrob3, [1], Victorgrigas (talk) 20:56, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

That file had already been published here before being uploaded to Commons.--Underlying lk (talk) 01:39, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I took those two photos in the 1990's when I taught in Mpophomeni. They were used by a team of learners who entered a Thinkquest website competition (Run by Oracle) and so OER Africa must have taken them from there.user:pamrob3

Hi Pamrob3, Commons:Undeletion requests says that the first step is to contact the deleting administrator (High Contrast in this case), so I have left a message on his talk page.--Underlying lk (talk) 13:09, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you user:pamrob3

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 AnnouncementEdit

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!Edit

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

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Herostratus (talk) 18:08, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

re ːFile:Percentage of the US Population that went to the Cinema on Average, Weekly, 1930-2000.pngEdit

sorry, i am not e e cumminɡs or archy the cockroach. i somehow stumbled onto a russian paɡe and now the shift key is brinɡinɡ up cyrillic characters.

hi underlyinɡ ik. i don't mean to hammer on you about your contributions. i am sure the ɡreat majority of your contributions are ok and are valuable and we appreciate them. its just they are pretty strict here about stuff beinɡ truly free. i think so anyway, i'm not a reɡular. it may be that the de facto rule is 'well, in a case like this where there's really zero percent chance that anybody will object to us hostinɡ the imaɡe, its really ok' but afaik the rules are the rules. i know there's lot of stuff here that's not leɡit, such as almost all pictures of buildinɡs and statues in russia and enɡland and so forth (those places don't have freedom of panorama i don't think) and so on. of course all these can be uploaded to the enɡlish wikipedia instead because we allow fair use and we iɡnore freedom of panorama restrictions and so on. cheers and happy wikiinɡ, ̃̃--Herostratus (talk) 18:16, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

@Herostratus: I understand your decision; the purpose of Commons is to host free files after all, so if these files are violating someone's copyright it is better for the project (and potential re-users) if they are deleted.
By the way, it's not that low-risk copyright violations are tolerated here, it's simply that there aren't enough users with the required knowledge of copyright laws to keep track of the copyright status of 22,515,956 files. If you're knowledgeable about these things, I'm sure you will find plenty of cases where your help will be extremely welcome.
The issue of freedom of panorama is not at all ignored, and there are often cases where images are mass-deleted just because of that. In the specific cases you mentioned though, freedom of panorama is less of a concern: it is mostly allowed in the UK (for 3D works), and thanks to the efforts of Wikimedia Russia, it will soon be allowed by Russian law as well.--Underlying lk (talk) 11:08, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

ːːok, thanks for understandinɡ. (i still cannot type capital letters here even after rebootinɡ my computer and so forth unless i want to type ʎɪɬɛ θɥɪʃ.) that's excellent news about russia, i think that no-freedom-of-panorama laws are an overreach and an unreasonable impinɡement on human culture and communication. --Herostratus (talk) 15:30, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results AnnouncementEdit

Picture of the Year 2013 ResultsEdit

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Underlying lk,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

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Prosfilaes (talk) 02:21, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

My uploads !Edit

Man, why do you want just to remove my uploads? Maybe it would be better to ask me about questions that you have, and if my answers won't be sufficiently good you will try to remove them a? Removing of File:Back view of the Georgian new police car.jpg and File:Georgian New Police car.jpg was totally wrong, I have in my FB friends author of those files, I asked him personaly to allow me upload them, he agreed and after all of this you just deleted it ://. Do you know Georgian? Do you want to see our chating about this files ? This bureaucracy is crushing :/ --g. balaxaZe 22:26, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

I tagged those files for deletion as they appeared to be copyright violations, and they were deleted because at least one administrator agreed with my assessment. It's difficult to distiguish an immaterial permission given by 'a friend' by a misappropriation of someone's work. If you want to reupload those files, try COM:OTRS.--Underlying lk (talk) 18:25, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

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Valued Image PromotionEdit

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Category:Cultural heritage monuments in South AfricaEdit

FYI I had been adding the SA category because Nick did last year and I assumed there was a good reason for it. I don't mind it being removed and tend to remove overcategorisation myself. HelenOnline 11:53, 23 August 2014 (UTC)