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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.
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More fun nominationsEdit
Nominating photos for deletion because of low quality isn't really a way to make friends here. I would suggest you look for good quality images and nominate them for quality image or valued image and maybe if the image is really outstanding, for featured picture. That's more fun for everyone involved and files using these quality badges end up much higher in the search rankings because the search engine is configured to give these a boost. Multichill (talk) 19:10, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
The deletion policy says "Files that add nothing educationally distinct to the collection of images we already hold covering the same subject, especially if they are of poor or mediocre quality." and in my opinion such media hinder searching for the right/representative ones. But well, I might try it the other way from time to time. --Nefronus (talk) 20:32, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
Dear colleague, do not bother to clarify, why did I attract such close attention from you? Or are you outraged by the presence of strawberries (Zemlyanika/Wald-Erdbeere - Fragaria vesca) and strawberries (Klubnika/Hügel-Erdbeere - Fragaria viridis) ? Ural-66 (talk) 20:23, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Dear colleague, I'll gladly bother. Once I was searching for a photo of a wild strawberry and found one that looked good as a thumbnail, but when I opened the full-sized version, the strawberry itself was completely blurred (it was not a photo of yours). I nominated it from deletion (deletion policy: "Files that add nothing educationally distinct to the collection of images we already hold covering the same subject, especially if they are of poor or mediocre quality.") and the admins accepted that nomination. I thought that presence of such images just makes searching for a certain one harder, and I thought deleting such an image just makes the category more organized/accessible. In this conviction, I continued looking around the category. Let’s admit that especially the first image is very blurred and hardly useful for anyone searching for a strawberry flower. After this, I learned that the admins don't like this approach and now I see it leads to disputes among users – so I apologize. I'm already focusing on things other than deletion nominations. --Nefronus (talk) 22:21, 9 August 2019 (UTC)