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Hello, Altona!

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]]
[[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").

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 06:45, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Éditeurs de cartes postalesEdit

Bonjour Didier,

Ce serait bien d'indiquer dans toute la mesure du possible les éditeurs des cartes que vous scannez, de façon que d'autres puissent les utiliser plus facilement. Voir par exemple cette page du Wikilivre de photographie, sur lequel je passe... pas mal de temps ! b:fr:Photographie/Sociétés et Organisations/Éditeurs spécialisés/Fernand Fleury

Amitiés, Jean-Jacques MILAN (talk) 11:42, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Autopatrol givenEdit

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 has no effect on your editing, it is simply intended to help users watching Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones like yours. In addition, you can now share images from Flickr using the UploadWizard, batch-upload up to 500 files with UploadWizard instead of 50 and upload freely licensed audio files in the MP3 format. Thank you. INeverCry 19:30, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

File:AMG-805-b.jpegEdit

 
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KTo288 (talk) 22:50, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Foto InnoTrans14 Emma.jpgEdit

Hallo Altona, bei dem Foto File:InnoTrans14 Emma.jpg hattest du die Kategorie "H.F. Wiebe" hinzugefügt, ohne dass ich einen Bezug dahin entdecken kann. Kannst du bitte einen Text ergänzen, der den Bezug herstellt? -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 20:54, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for info, I added some comment to the file. - I suggest that you add some babel code to your user page, e.g. {{#babel:fr|en-4|de-2}} so visitors can see which language to use. -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 07:36, 3 December 2014 (UTC)


File:DO-Zollern-II-IV 8584 1.JPGEdit

Hi Altona, here you categorized Category:Arnold Jung steam locomotives and Category:0-4-0T locomotives. As I have more images of these locomotives I would like to categorize them correctly. I'm only uncertain what is what. Please enlighten me: is the front or the rear one the Arnold Jung steam locomotive? Greetings, Ies (talk) 18:09, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

File:231-E-41-a.jpgEdit

 
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Revent (talk) 06:15, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Froissy Dompierre Light RailwayEdit

I allowed myself to enter some of your photographs of the Froissy Dompierre Light Railway at [1]. Did I get it right? --NearEMPTiness (talk) 17:27, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

An unfree Flickr license was found on File:CH ex-SNCF 241 A 65 Leissigen 15-05-2010.jpgEdit

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Elisfkc (talk) 17:21, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Odd category requiredEdit

 
The Marshall loco hauling a load of blackwood
 
Harlot, a converted Ransomes steam lorry used on and near the Marrawah Tramway

@Altona: I think these two photographs of the en:Marrawah Tramway will make you smile.

Category:Rail_transport_in_IndonesianEdit

NearEMPTiness (talk) 21:32, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

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TrainpixEdit

Dear Altona: I just noted that there are a lot of un-categorized photographs in the Category:Photographs from trainpix.org due to a recent mass-upload of Trainpix. Maybe, you are interested in categorizing some of them. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 12:16, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Le Train des PlantationsEdit

Thank you very much for your nice photographs of Martinique, which I inserted today into en:Le Train des Plantations. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 12:06, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

1998 scansEdit

I cant locate these slides. It must have been during a trip where i also visited Warercress File:Watercress Line 1998 1.jpg. See also File:United Kingdom rail 1998 1.jpg and File:United Kingdom rail 1998 3.jpg. Smiley.toerist (talk) 11:13, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

question about Category:Store railway wagonsEdit

I noticed you recently added an image I uploaded to this category, so I had a look at other images in the category, since the one I uploaded is not a "store" by any of the normally understood definitions I am aware of. It looks to me like it is essentially "repurposed boxcars". Is that about right? Should it maybe be changed to some other title that is more easily understood? Beeblebrox (talk) 17:13, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

All Decauville Works Numbers and Year of ConstructionEdit

Dear Altona

I am currently collating a list with All Decauville Works Numbers and Year of Construction. Do you know a good list or do you find suitable photos or numbers of Decauville steam locomotives, which are not yet on the list? For instance, do you know the numbers of any of the following locomitives?

--NearEMPTiness (talk) 12:29, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

My train uploadsEdit

Thanks for categorising my railway station photos—I'm currently racing to sort 100,000+ photos on Flickr and upload the 10% or so that are of potential encyclopedic value, and because of the time pressure am just batch uploading with generic categories like "Leeds station" to get them into at least vaguely the right place.iridescent 18:24, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Do you recognise any of these locomotives?Edit

Dear Altona: I am trying to find the works numbers of these locomotives for de:Decauville#Decauville-Lokomotiven. Are you able to identify some of them?

--NearEMPTiness (talk) 15:40, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

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