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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.
- Image:Rifatosman.jpg was uncategorized on 8 April 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 10:53, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
- Image:SaitHalimPasaMezari.jpg was uncategorized on 21 September 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 16:40, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
- Image:MithatPasa-Sultanahmet.jpg was uncategorized on 21 September 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 16:40, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
- Image:HasanFehmiBey Mezarİ.jpg was uncategorized on 21 September 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 16:40, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
- Image:Haci Ivaz Pasa.jpg was uncategorized on 11 December 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 11:54, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
File tagging File:YesilCamiiZemini.jpgEdit
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Thanks for uploading File:YesilCamiiZemini.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). This also applies if you are the author yourself. undeletion here, providing a link to the File-page on Commons where it was uploaded (
This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it please read the text above again and follow the links in it, if you still need help ask at the → Commons:Help desk in any language you like to use. --Nikbot 08:48, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
File:Rifatosman.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.