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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Kzirkel!

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.

--EugeneZelenko 15:35, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Kzirkel!

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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:48, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Congrats!Edit

    <font=3> National Register of Historic Places Photographer's Barnstar given with respect and admiration to you for having your photo File:6th Street historic district Austin, Texas.jpg (right) selected as part of the 500 photos to be reviewed by the jury of Wiki Loves Monuments - US 2012. Please consider contributing to Wikimedia Commons on a regular basis and keep up the great photography!

Smallbones (talk) 15:40, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

 



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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012!

Dear Kzirkel,
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world!

Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 350,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from 36 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.

You can find all your pictures in your upload log, and are of course very welcome to keep uploading images and help develop Wikimedia Commons, even though you will not be able to win more prizes (just yet).

If you'd like to start editing relevant Wikipedia articles and share your knowledge with other people, please go to the Wikipedia Welcome page for more information, guidance, and help.

To make future contests even more successful than this year, we would like to invite you to share your experiences with us in a short survey. Please fill in this short survey in your own language, and help us learn what you liked and didn't like about Wiki Loves Monuments 2012.

Kind regards,

the Wiki Loves Monuments team
 
Message delivered by the Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 notification system on 15:10, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Congrats!Edit

    <font=3> National Register of Historic Places Photographer's Barnstar given with respect and admiration to you
for having your photo

File:Al Mac's Diner-Restaurant Fall River MA 2012.jpg (right) selected as
Best Picture - 3rd Place - by the jury of Wiki Loves Monuments - US 2012.
Please consider contributing to Wikimedia Commons on a regular basis and keep up the great photography!

Smallbones (talk) 21:03, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

 
  • Hi Ken! Congrats on this photo. BTW-they recently announced that this diner has been sold and will reopen soon. Good news. Also- thanks for all of your recent contributions to wikimedia. I have been enjoying your work for several years on Flickr, and now here.--Marcbela (talk) 12:09, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

WLM BarnstarEdit

 

My image got nominated for the international finals of Wiki Loves Monuments 2012, the world's largest photo contest!


Christopher Columbus statue's pictureEdit

Good morning Kzirkel,

My name is Thibault Pitois, I'm working for an advertising agency in France.

In a couple weeks, we will PROBABLY need your picture for an advert in France.

I just want to know if it's conceivable a brand could buy you the rights on this picture ?

Please answer at Pitois Thibault <tipi@georgeonetassocies.com>

Best regards.

Helping Australia with its monumentsEdit

 
Ayers-Rock

Built this in my backyard this morning. Does it count as a monument? --Iryna Harpy (talk) 01:12, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United StatesEdit

Dear Kzirkel,

Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United States. The images you uploaded will help illustrate Wikipedia articles on historic sites in the United States. We are delighted to share the winning images and our top 10 finalists with you.

Click here to read our press release and view the winning submissions »

We invite you to continue uploading images to Wikimedia Commons and we hope you will return for Wiki Loves Monuments again in September 2014. For more information about Wikimedia Commons, please visit our welcome page. For more information about Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, please click here. Once again, thank you for sharing your images and participating in our contest.

User:Mono

Organizing Team

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Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2013! Please help with this survey.

Dear Kzirkel,
Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, and for sharing your pictures with the whole world! We would like to ask again a few minutes of your time.

Thanks to the participation of people like you, the contest gathered more than 365,000 pictures of cultural heritage objects from more than 50 countries around the world, becoming the largest photography competition to have ever taken place.

You can find all your pictures in your upload log, and are of course very welcome to keep uploading images and help develop Wikimedia Commons, even though you will not be able to win more prizes (just yet).

If you'd like to start editing relevant Wikipedia articles and share your knowledge with other people, please go to the Wikipedia Welcome page for more information, guidance, and help.

To make future contests even more successful than this year, we would like to invite you to share your experiences with us in a short survey. Please fill in this short survey in your own language, and help us learn what you liked and didn't like about Wiki Loves Monuments 2013.

Kind regards,

the Wiki Loves Monuments team
 



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Thank you for taking part in the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey!

Dear Kzirkel,

Thank you for taking part in the Wiki Loves Monuments participants' survey. Your answers will help us improve the organization of future photo contests!

In case you haven't filled in the questionnaire yet, you can still do so during the next 7 days.

And by the way: the winning pictures of this year's international contest have been announced. Enjoy!

Kind regards,

the Wiki Loves Monuments team
 

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 AnnouncementEdit

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!Edit

 
2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 2 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

This Picture of the Year vote notification was delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:21, 22 February 2014 (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 01:43, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 Results AnnouncementEdit

Picture of the Year 2013 ResultsEdit

 
The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Kzirkel,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
  • In the second round, 2919 people voted for the 50 finalists (the top 30 overall and top 2 in each category)

We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

Click here to view the top images »

We also sincerely thank to all 4070 voters for participating and we hope you will return for next year's contest in early 2015. We invite you to continue to participate in the Commons community by sharing your work.

Thanks,
the Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2013 Picture of the Year contest.

Delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:59, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Quality Image PromotionEdit

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File tagging File:Sarah Parker NC justice 1992.jpgEdit

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Please see this page for more information on how to confirm permission, and Commons:Permission if you would like to understand why we ask for permission when uploading work that is not your own.

Unless the permission information is given, the file may be deleted after seven days. Thank you.

Sarah (talk) 00:10, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

I don't understand. I am the author and source. My name is listed as the author. It says "Source: Own Work". What else am I supposed to provide?

Kenneth C. Zirkel (talk) 12:09, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Kzirkel, I would like to use your image of Paul A. Volcker found at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_A._Volcker.jpg in a brazilian TV serie entitled "Critical Uncertainties". Please email me at teka.carbonell@gmail.com so we can talk a little bit more about my project. Thanks, Teka.

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States - Thank You!Edit

Hi there! Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States. We're excited to see people uploading thousands of photos from all over the country! You and others have collectively uploaded 4,929 photos so far, all of which are viewable at Category:Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States (sorted by state).

We encourage you to continue contributing through the rest of the month. Uploading your photos of monuments isn't the only way to contribute, however. If you're interested, we have compiled a list of auxiliary ways to contribute - which include improving Wikipedia's coverage of historic and cultural sites, as well as finding existing free photos that can be shared on the Commons. While these contributions don't count towards the contest, we are still keeping track of them and they are great ways to contribute to the spirit of the project.

If you are interesting in contributing to Wikipedia, WikiProject National Register of Historic Places is also great place to start. The WikiProject showcases the work that has been done so far in covering NRHP sites, and can also help you find articles that need improving.

If you're on Twitter, give us a follow   @WLMUnitedStates for updates, news, and more.

If you have any questions between now or the end of the month, feel free to leave a message on my talk page. Thank you! ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 09:28, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States – Results!Edit

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Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States during the month of October! The United States contest saw over 1,700 people contribute over 11,000 great photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States and its territories. In addition to National Register of Historic Places sites, we welcomed uploads of sites designated by state- and local-level historical institutions and societies. Hundreds of these photos are already being used to illustrate Wikipedia articles!

We're excited to announce that our national judging process has concluded, and that we have selected the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States! We were amazed by all of the uploads, and regret having to narrow it down to just 10. That being said – congratulations to our national winners and their amazing shots! Our 10 winners will be sent to the international Wiki Loves Monuments jury, who will then select the winners of the international contest. If you're interested in seeing the winners of the other various national contests as they are announced, you may do so at Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 winners.

Finally, we have also created a feedback form for all participants in the United States to fill out. The survey is optional and anonymous, and only takes a minute or two – we hope to use the feedback to organize better events in the future!

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Categories, intentEdit

What were you meaning to do here? You removed a category that exists, and replaced it with one that does not. - Jmabel ! talk 03:59, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, is that not right? I thought it was better to create more narrow, specific categories. I just created the new category now. Hope it's OK. - Kenneth C. Zirkel (talk) 15:20, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
It's certainly more reasonable now that you created the category but, still: there isn't anything else in the category, so I'd think it's not very useful. Basically, unless a category has a corresponding Wikipedia article, or fits a pattern where it would be odd for that category to be missing (e.g. part of a sequence), I'd hesitate to create a new category that doesn't have at least 3 members. Makes it harder rather than easier to find actual photos based on criteria that are at all broad. - Jmabel ! talk 01:45, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
I get what you're saying, I think, but, doesn't the category series "(year) bronze statues in (country)" constitute a sequence here? Perhaps I misunderstand, but it appeared to me that the long-term project was to move statue into the sequence "(year) bronze statues in (country)" instead of just "Bronze statues in (country)". If that is the case, then naturally some particular statue has to be first for a given year, yes? And eventually, over time, more and more statues would be moved into that category. Given that there are hundreds of thousands of statues in the United States (maybe millions?), I wouldn't think the category would have a single entry for long. And I don't see it's really practical to look up statues made ina given year and move them (although I guess I could do that). I'm not clear on wiki rules, so I'll gladly stop if I'm wrong. --Kenneth C. Zirkel (talk) 22:31, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
I guess it is a sequence, although those are so sparse! Hardly any have more than a couple of entries.
It might be more useful if that template for those categories had some navigation; I'll do that. - Jmabel ! talk 22:55, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
I see, it's there, after a fashion: someone "rolled their own". Guess they didn't know about {{Decade years navbox}}. - Jmabel ! talk 22:59, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
I've just been copying what I found there. If you could point me to a good example, I'd be glad to use it going forward. --Kenneth C. Zirkel (talk) 00:31, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
I suppose it is somewhat a matter of taste, but I like the look of the navigation resulting from, for example, Template:Seattleyear (which uses {{Decade years navbox}}) a lot better than what results from Template:Bronze statues in USA category. See Category:1969 in Seattle for an example of the result of {{Decade years navbox}}.
Anyway, given that this is part of a sequence, this all makes more sense. I had no way to know that when it was just a red category link. - Jmabel ! talk 03:02, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States – Back for 2017!Edit

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Hi there! My name is Kevin, one of the organizers of Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States. Last year, you contributed to our 2016 event. It was a great success thanks to you and many others, with over 1,700 people contributing over 11,000 great photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States. Over 1,000 of these photos now help illustrate Wikipedia articles, making our open knowledge about United States history and heritage all the better.

I'm pleased to say that we're back this year with Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States, and I'd like to welcome you to participate once again in the event. Check out our updated event page for more information, including updated tips, lists, and prizes. Like last year, you'll be able to upload your new photos of any registered historical site in the United States through the end of September (even if the photos were taken before this month).

Once again, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2016, and we hope to see you in this year's event! If you'd like to respond to this message directly, please do so on my talk page. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 08:04, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States – Results!Edit

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Thank you for contributing to Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States during the month of October! The United States contest saw over 1,400 people (the most of any nation this year) contribute over 8,000 great photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the United States and its territories. Hundreds of these photos are already being used to illustrate pages on various Wikimedia projects.

We're excited to announce that our national judging process has concluded, and that we have selected the winners of Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States! These photos are recognized for their photographic quality, artistic merit, and their encyclopedic value as illustrations of unique historical sites. We were amazed by all of the uploads, and regret only being able to formally recognize the top 10. That being said – congratulations to our national winners and their amazing shots! Our 10 winners will be sent to the international Wiki Loves Monuments jury, who will then select the winners of the international contest. If you're interested in seeing the winners of the other national contests, you may do so at Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 winners.

If you would like to view all the photos submitted for the U.S. this year, you may do so here.

Finally, we have also created a feedback form for all U.S. participants to fill out. The survey is optional and anonymous, and only takes a minute or two – we hope to use the feedback to organize better events in the future!

A quick thank you to our national jury, as well as Commons editors who have helped categorize and place photos for the event. And finally, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments and helping to preserve our history through photography - we hope to see you again for future Commons photography events!

~Kevin Payravi & Nikikana, from Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States (16:26, 15 November 2017 (UTC))

File transfersEdit

Hi, please only do file transfers if you do proper after care. Jcb (talk) 21:23, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

That is my intention. I apologize if there was a problem. If you let me know what I missed, I'd be glad to fix it. - Kenneth C. Zirkel (talk) 21:26, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
If the copyright situation is unclear, then don't transfer it. Only transfer files that are obviously compatible with COM:L. Also make sure that both the 'author' and the 'source' field are not empty. Jcb (talk) 21:36, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
Assuming you're referring to the file "File:Cornell Armory.jpg", that page says it is public domain because it was published prior to January 1, 1923. So ... it's OK to transfer. Yes? Or are you talking abut a different file? - Kenneth C. Zirkel (talk) 22:58, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

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Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States – Back for 2018!Edit

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Hello! Last year you contributed to Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in the United States. Thanks to people like you it was a great success, with over 1,400 people contributing over 8,000 photos of cultural and historic sites from all over the country. Hundreds of these photos now help illustrate Wikipedia articles, improving our open knowledge about United States history, culture, and heritage.

I'm pleased to say that we're back this year with Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in the United States, and I'd like to welcome you to participate once again in the event. Check out our updated event page for more information. The event runs similar to last year with some small but exciting changes: improved state guides, an interactive map, and a larger prize pool! Like last year, you'll be able to upload your photos of any registered historical site in the United States through the end of September (even if the photos were taken before this month).

Once again, thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments 2017, and we hope to see you again in this year's event! If you'd like to respond to this message directly, please do so on on my talk page. ~Kevin Payravi (talk) 11:45, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

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Affected:

And also:

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