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User talk:Fairfieldstation

Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Fairfieldstation!

Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Fairfieldstation!

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]]

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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:41, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Kurilpa Bridge?Edit

My editing appears to have caused you considerable distress, for which I apologise. I assume the comment you left on my talk page relates to the Kurilpa Bridge, though your comment didn't make this clear. I removed some categories from images you uploaded. At the same time, I added the following categories to Category:Kurilpa Bridge:

I also replaced Category:Footbridges with Category:Pedestrian and bicycle bridges in Australia.

Adding these as parent categories rather than directly to images keeps the category hierarchy intact and ensures that categories are applied consistently. COM:OVERCAT says the following - "always place an image in the most specific categories, and not in the levels above those".

If I have committed any other errors of ignorance, arrogance or lack of research, you can always add the category back. Gareth (talk) 12:41, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

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