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Не завантажились файлиEdit

Підкажіть, будь ласка, чому після завантаження файлів, вони не з'явилися в галереї? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Каїра Федір (talk • contribs) 11:32, 15 May 2016‎ (UTC)

Google translation: Can you please tell why after downloading files, they do not appear in the gallery?
Hi Каїра Федір! I'm sorry for responding in English, but unfortunately, it doesn't look like anyone who speaks Ukranian is going to answer. You might have more luck at Commons:Кнайпа.
It's a little hard to understand your question based on the automatic translation, but I assume you are asking why a file that you uploaded did not get added to some particular gallery. This has to be done manually, because the software can't figure out on its own where you would like it added. LX (talk, contribs) 10:07, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

localização de fotosEdit

Digitei a localização da foto (latitude e longitude), mas não gravou certo (ficou tudo 000). Como faço para corrigir a localização da foto já enviada? — Preceding unsigned comment added by AMANDA WOLF OBERG (talk • contribs) 12:02, 5 June 2016‎ (UTC)

Hi Amanda! I'm sorry for responding in English. I already fixed your upload back in June, but I was hoping that someone who speaks Portuguese would answer. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened. If you'd like further explanation, you might have more luck at Commons:Esplanada, although I see that there are questions with no answers for over a month there as well. LX (talk, contribs) 10:16, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

DuvidasEdit

Enviei 3 fotos e gostaria de saber se as 3 concorrem ao prêmio nacional e ao internacional. Obrigada- Dulce Helfer/Fotógrafa. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dulce Helfer (talk • contribs) 21:20, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Google translation: I sent three pictures and I wonder if the 3 compete for the national award and international. Obrigada- Dulce Helfer / Photographer.
Hi Dulce Helfer! I'm sorry for responding in English, but unfortunately, it doesn't look like anyone who speaks Portuguese is going to answer. You might have more luck at Commons:Esplanada, although I see that there are questions with no answers for over a month there as well.
It's a little hard to understand your question based on the automatic translation, but the mentioning of some award combined with the {{Wiki Loves Earth 2016}} tags on the files you've uploaded leads me to suspect that your question has something to do with Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2016. You should probably ask the organisers directly. LX (talk, contribs) 10:27, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

filling up upload formEdit

how to enter longitude and latitude for each image i uploaded?.also under the ' categories' column ,i have entered 'global commons media type. A 'x' mark appears and i am asked to give description for the category.? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kattapana (talk • contribs) 16:28, 06 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi Kattapana! Coordinates should be entered in decimal format. Looking at File:Strange snaelike tree in the forests in idukki.jpg, you seem to have got it right. As for categories, please don't add top-level categories such as Category:Topics to your uploads. Instead, use more specific categories, like Category:Trees in Idukki district. Commons:Categories contains information about how the category structure works and how to navigate it to find appropriate categories. LX (talk, contribs) 10:32, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Uploading own imagesEdit

Can I take picture on uploading — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brooks mesha gay (talk • contribs) 16:57, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

sociedade sistemáticoEdit

Boa tarde, Sou novo usuário no Wikipédia. Recebi uma mensagem informando-me que meu artigo não é compatível com as diretrizes do Wikipédia, uma vez que nada exponho senão informações sobre uma importante instituição religiosa, com muita relevância na cidade onde moro, imprescindível para a comunidade local. querem me por como louco, buatos estranho de morte, alguma empresa privada, possibilidade? Pirâmide!?, ELE me cansa psicologicamente e fisicamente, talvez O poder do Estado pode estar envolvido com a direita e esquerda , não sou de nenhum, só conto com a fé, se poder mi ajudar. grato. Onde está o ilícito, qual é o critério e o que fazer para manter o artigo no Wikipédia? Aguardo sua resposta. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DiegoSantos13 (talk • contribs) 20:05, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Google translation: Good afternoon, I am a new user on Wikipedia. I received a message informing me that my article is not compatible with the guidelines of Wikipedia, since nothing but expose information about an important religious institution, with great relevance in the city where I live, vital to the local community. want me as crazy, weird buatos death, some private company, possibility? Pyramid!?, He makes me tired psychologically and physically, may the power of the state may be involved with the right and left, I am not any, just count on faith, if you can help mi. Grateful. Where is unlawful, what is the criteria and what to do to keep the article in Wikipedia? I await your reply.
Hi DiegoSantos13! I'm sorry for responding in English, but unfortunately, it doesn't look like anyone who speaks Portuguese is going to answer. If you have questions about Commons in Portuguese, you might have more luck at Commons:Esplanada. However, your question seems to be about adding information to Wikipedia, and you are not on Wikipedia right now. If you look at the address bar of your browser (a good habit to get into to avoid falling victim to phishing), you'll notice that you're on Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free, educational media files used by Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, and others. You may be looking for the help desk at the Portuguese Wikipedia project. LX (talk, contribs) 10:37, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

simple addition to a pageEdit

I am no computer expert; just the opposite. All I want to do is add the the subject page "CAPD" a link to page about Center for Policy Assessment and Development, and to create that page. This is a legitimate 30 year old non-profit doing public policy evaluation and deserves an entry. How, in simple terms, do I do this? Thank you, Bob W — Preceding unsigned comment added by Banjerbob (talk • contribs) 18:12, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi Bob! Your question seems to be about adding information to Wikipedia. However, you are not on Wikipedia right now. If you look at the address bar of your browser (a good habit to get into to avoid falling victim to phishing), you'll notice that you're on Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free, educational media files used by Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, and others. You may be looking for the help desk at the English Wikipedia project. LX (talk, contribs) 19:41, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Problem directing file to a specific categoryEdit

There is a Category:Janice Lourie. It is a subcategory within digital photography. I just uploaded a file directed to the Janice Lourie category. However it was placed in a special page for my account username Janvermont. Please tell me how in the future to place images in the Janice Lourie category .
File:Looking west from 55 and park1.jpg.
Janvermont (talk) 00:30, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Don't know what went wrong in the upload wizard, but the current text on the image description page is
[[Category:Digital photography, Category:Janice Lourie]], while it needs to be
[[Category:Digital photography]] [[Category:Janice Lourie]] ... -- 00:37, 21 July 2016 (UTC)~
Actually just the latter, since that's already a subcategory of Category:Digital photography, so placing the photo in both would constitute over-categorization. LX (talk, contribs) 00:42, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
I'm guessing you just pasted "Category:Digital photography, Category:Janice Lourie" into the category field and it was interpreted as a category titled "Digital photography, Category:Janice Lourie" (which is a perfectly valid category name). We could try to do something more to interpret weird inputs (see phab:T119246), but it's hard to define the difference between that and real categories like Category:Mandarin, Florida: History museum. Matma Rex (talk) 15:25, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Uploading images with a different formatEdit

There is this simple diagram image saved as JPEG, which means that it has compression artefacts and is quite large in size: File:APL2NestedArray.jpg
I made a PNG version, but I do not know how to upload it. If I try to upload it as a new version of the same file, I get told that the MIME type does not match, which I presume means that new versions of an image can only be in the same format. Do I upload the image as a new file? In that case, what kind of information do I have to add?
--Borka223 (talk) 11:45, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

@Borka223: Yes, you have to upload it as a new file, e.g. File:APL2NestedArray.png. Looks like you should add "{{Derived from|APL2NestedArray.jpg}}" to its description when uploading. You also have to release your version under a compatible license, which in this case is very simple, since the file was released into the public domain (so you can choose any license for your work). Matma Rex (talk) 15:32, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Photo removed - HelpEdit

Hi -

I have a photo uploaded and then removed. I am lost on why it was removed.

The photo is for a footballer, from his Instagram page. I added it to his Wiki page but then it got removed.

What are the right steps I need to do to upload it again?

Please help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Figo29 (talk • contribs) 10:38, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi Figo29! Please don't upload non-free photos that you found on the Internet, and please read Commons:Project scope/Summary to understand what you can and cannot upload here. LX (talk, contribs) 10:43, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi LX I have the owner's consent. He is a personal friend. How can I prove that or use it to approve the photo upload? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Figo29 (talk • contribs) 10:58, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

If the copyright holder (which is normally the photographer – not the subject of the photo) is willing to release the photo under a license that allows anyone to use, modify and redistribute it for any purpose, including commercial purposes, then have them follow these instructions to submit a licensing declaration via e-mail to our permission archive. LX (talk, contribs) 11:34, 26 July 2016 (UTC)