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Hello, Slugger O'Toole!

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.

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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.

Anna 00:12, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

File:Fish sculpture at Mill Pond Park.pngEdit

Hi Briancua, I assume that the creator of the depicted sculpture isn't dead since > 70 years, right? In that case the sculpture is still copyrighted, which includes also any depictions of it. Regrettably, in the U.S. there is no freedom-of-panorama exemption from copyright for sculptures. So, you either need to provide a permission from the sculptor or the image needs to be deleted. --Túrelio (talk) 16:37, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

CUA categorizationEdit

Hi Briancua, just for you to know, this edit "violates" Commons:Overcat#Over-categorization as these images were already in Cat:The Catholic University of America buildings which is a sub-cat of cat:The Catholic University of America. --Túrelio (talk) 16:43, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

File tagging File:Millennial Official Logo.jpgEdit

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Leyo 17:25, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

An unfree Flickr license was found on File:Planned Parenthood protest.jpgEdit

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A file that you uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from Flickr, File:Planned Parenthood protest.jpg, was found available on Flickr by an administrator or reviewer under the license Noncommercial ( ), No derivative works ( ), or All Rights Reserved ( ), which isn't compatible with Wikimedia Commons, per the licensing policy. The file has been deleted. Commons:Flickr files/Appeal for license change has information about sending the Flickr user an appeal asking for the license to be changed. Only Flickr images tagged as   (CC BY),     (CC BY-SA) or   (CC0) are allowed on Wikimedia Commons. If the Flickr user has changed the license of the Flickr image, feel free to ask an administrator to restore the file, or start an undeletion request.

Callinus (talk) 12:12, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

An unfree Flickr license was found on File:Planned Parenthood protest.jpgEdit

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A file that you uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from Flickr, File:Planned Parenthood protest.jpg, was found available on Flickr by an administrator or reviewer under the license Noncommercial ( ), No derivative works ( ), or All Rights Reserved ( ), which isn't compatible with Wikimedia Commons, per the licensing policy. The file has been deleted. Commons:Flickr files/Appeal for license change has information about sending the Flickr user an appeal asking for the license to be changed. Only Flickr images tagged as   (CC BY),     (CC BY-SA) or   (CC0) are allowed on Wikimedia Commons. If the Flickr user has changed the license of the Flickr image, feel free to ask an administrator to restore the file, or start an undeletion request.

Ww2censor (talk) 22:04, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

File tagging File:34 smoots.jpgEdit

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LX (talk, contribs) 10:05, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

File tagging File:Ceiling above the altar at St. Mary's Church in Dedham, MA.jpgEdit

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Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:00, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

File tagging File:The altar at St. Mary's Church in Dedham, MA.jpgEdit

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Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:49, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

File tagging File:View of the back wall in St. Mary's Church in Dedham, MA.jpgEdit

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Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:06, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

File tagging File:View from the vestibule in at St. Mary's Church in Dedham, MA.jpgEdit

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Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:06, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

File tagging File:View from the choir loft in St. Mary's Church in Dedham, MA.jpgEdit

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Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:06, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

You need to forward said permission to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org (OTRS). --Túrelio (talk) 14:33, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

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