Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Obelix!
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Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Obelix!

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.

BotMultichillT 06:16, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

CensoringEdit

Regarding your censoring of my message to Mr. Wales: it's interesting that you're obviously more bothered by seeing an image of 1866 painting of a vagina than by the attitude of a 2010 Commons admin who, without having gained any form of community consensus, simply starts deleting images he doesn't like, including several 19th century works of art, claiming to excercise WMF policy - an act for which every other Commons admin would have been desysopped immediately. Wutsje (talk) 23:53, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

I do not agree with Jimbo Wales and I think he's actions was totaly wrong. I think that commons should be a free image collection with as few limitations as possible and Jimbo Wales actions goes against our fundamental principle to spread knowlage. I agree with you that the action was unjustifiable, but I do not think it's constructive to put erotic images on Jimbo Wales discussion page.
All it achieves is a gloomy discussion climate and it makes the agreement process difficult. We have to try and find a solution and try to hold a constructive dialog. That was the reason I removed your post, it was unnessesarily provocative. Obelix (talk) 16:13, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
The "gloomy discussion climate" is primarily caused by the actions of Mr. Wales. And you could have just removed the image, not the entire post. Anyway: thanks for proving my point: art is not porn and some people are just unable to see the difference. Wutsje (talk) 18:51, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
You are right. I shouldn't have taken away the entire post and I am sorry for it. You can re-post it if you want to.Obelix (talk) 21:52, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

File:Fikabord_på_Boijertz_Conditori_i_Höör.jpgEdit

 
File:Fikabord_på_Boijertz_Conditori_i_Höör.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.

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Where next Columbus? (talk) 12:45, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Flyktingar i kallingar Grytan Östersund.jpgEdit

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Túrelio (talk) 13:52, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

File tagging File:Skäralid.JPGEdit

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Túrelio (talk) 13:53, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Obelix, you need to forward the permission by the photographer to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org . --Túrelio (talk) 13:53, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Ok, done! Obelix (talk) 21:03, 6 January 2015 (UTC)