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Add a new step aimed at already-published-elsewhere own worksEdit


Please insert a new "Step 4. Has your work been published before ?", like this :

Dealing with files like File:AuthsubDiagram.png, where we need a confirmation E-mail in order to ensure that the uploader is truly a Google employee, and not merely someone pretending to be a Google employee, is quite time-consuming, so it is better if people are told the good steps from the beginning, rather than afterwards, after they have uploaded the file, leaving some doubt on whether this is a rightful copy or not.

Teofilo (talk) 09:43, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

  Done: [1]. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 23:42, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

What would help to clarify licensingEdit


If for own work there was a page or section with the same lingo in the same order. I'm still trying to figure out how "Multi-license with CC-BY-SA-3.0 and GFDL (recommended)" is related to similar but not exactly alike categories in Commons:Licensing and Commons:Copyright_tags. I have a couple dozen good photos ready to be inserted in articles to upload. Thanks. Carolmooredc (talk) 15:14, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

I think the Commons is going to {{CC-BY-SA-3.0}} as the recommended license. I am not sure. If so, I don't know why {{GFDL}} is still in the license selector. I will put an {{Editprotected}} tag at the top of this section. Maybe an admin can remove the GFDL licenses from the license selector: MediaWiki:Licenses/ownwork
Commons:Licensing and Commons:Copyright_tags need updating too. --Timeshifter (talk) 16:02, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Wikimedia changed there license in a dual license with GFDL and CC-BY-SA so our recommended license should be both those licensing I guess, its better to bring this up in the village pump instead of just changing it. Huib talk 09:24, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Permission fieldEdit

{{Editprotected}} The phrasing Is this work of yours already published elsewhere? [...] is misleading and results in "No"s in the permission field. I suggest rewording. --Martin H. (talk) 16:53, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

I agree, though I have no idea how to actually do it better, but we should probably avoid asking a question. --The Evil IP address (talk) 22:59, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
What about somthing like "If your work has been published before please help us verify that this is a rightful copy". Or maybe we could make a line with "No my work has not been published before." that inserts a blank? --MGA73 (talk) 09:38, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Fixed by Lupo in this edit. --The Evil IP address (talk) 19:06, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Costumes. This page:metadata.Edit


Please, under

"Works which contain other copyrighted works (derivative works) - these are not permitted, so don't upload them!"

please add a qualifier to respect WikiMedia General Counsel's statement. I suggest:

"Exception: Pictures of people in costumes of copyrighted and/or trademarked characters are not banned.[2]"

It should help this happen less.

Please add a comment at the top of the page indicating that this is the page used to create I suggest: <!-- The master copy of this content can be found at -->

---Elvey (talk) 19:05, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

  Not done: The page should describe things commonly and only contain information relevant for most users, not concentrate on such minor stuff. Comment added. --The Evil IP address (talk) 19:14, 3 November 2009 (UTC)



{{Editprotected}} Please move "date" into the position between description and source. --ŠJů (talk) 04:00, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

  Done. --ZooFari 03:00, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Multiple image upload from Flick as own workEdit

Hi all! So what is the best way or tool to upload multiple images which are one's own work, from Flickr (or maybe Picasa)?

Thanks! --Codrin.B (talk) 23:59, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

If they are really many, you may ask a bot at Commons:Batch uploading. Be careful not to include any Derivative work. Teofilo (talk) 14:00, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Edit requestEdit


Please restore the

<div style="background: #FFEFE5; border: 1px solid #FFAE80; padding-left:0.5em; padding-right:0.5em; margin-bottom:0.5em" class="plainlinks">
'''New!''' Try the '''[[Special:UploadWizard|Upload Wizard]]''' <sup>(beta)</sup> for simple cases, and upload multiple files at once.

code, as the reason for removing the code has been resolved or has become inactive. --THENEWMONO (a real person) 01:54, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Has it? Do you have any source on that? (I know an updated version of upload wizard is being prepared.) --Mormegil (talk) 13:41, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
The Bugzilla is inactive; the bug was not replicated, so it's pretty much defunct. Anyway, it wasn't a good reason to remove it in the first place. --theMONO 00:24, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
  Done Let’s try it, it’s marked as beta, and even if there are bugs, proper feedback should be welcome, I guess. --Mormegil (talk) 15:22, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Automatically adding user categoriesEdit

Is there any way to have the edit form come up with a category automatically added? About 90% of my uploads go under Category:Photographs by User:Pi.1415926535, and it would make my life easier to have a link to an upload form with that category already filled in. Thanks, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:15, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

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