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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit
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.
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]]
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.
Bonjour Greg, Comme tu as pu remarquer sur la page des monuments historiques de l'Eure, j'ai commencé à déposer des photos que j'avais. Ce n'est que la première vague.
Comme tu t'intéresses aux monuments historiques et que t'es proche d'Évreux, te serais t-il possible de prendre en photo le gisant de Moisville? J'y suis allé mais l'église et la mairie étaient fermés. Merci quelle que soit ta réponse.--Giogo (talk) 14:01, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
File:Houetteville - Chateau.JPG has been marked as a possible copyright violation. Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content—that is, images and other media files that can be used by anyone, for any purpose. Traditional copyright law does not grant these freedoms, and unless noted otherwise, everything you find on the web is copyrighted and not permitted here. For details on what is acceptable, please read Commons:Licensing. You may also find Commons:Copyright rules useful, or you can ask questions about Commons policies at the Commons:Help desk.
The file you added may soon be deleted. If you believe this file is not a copyright violation, you may replace the copyvio tag with a regular deletion request.Wikimedia Commons takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.
1989 11:20, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
File:Houetteville - Chateau.JPG has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.
If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
File tagging File:Houetteville - Chateau.JPGEdit
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Thanks for uploading File:Houetteville - Chateau.JPG. This media is missing permission information. A source is given, but there is no proof that the author or copyright holder agreed to license the file under the given license. Please provide a link to an appropriate webpage with license information, or send an email with copy of a written permission to OTRS (email@example.com). This also applies if you are the author yourself.
1989 12:57, 21 December 2014 (UTC)