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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Sillyfolkboy!

Juliancolton | Talk 16:05, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing imagesEdit

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Hello, Sillyfolkboy!

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]]

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 06:26, 7 August 2009 (UTC)


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Iconoclast (talk) 17:19, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Yawn. If no one can actually be bothered to even wash this dirty sculpture, then I also presume no one would have bothered to seek to protect its copyrights from the "abuses" of a registered charity seeking to improve knowledge worldwide. Sillyfolkboy (talk) 22:29, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

File tagging File:ShannonRowburyTrialsFinal08_300dpi.jpgEdit

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It seems that this file needs a confirmation e-mail from its copyright holder(s) in order to be hosted on Commons. It is the case for any copyrighted logo, content coming from an identified website or publication, or credited to somebody else than the Commons user. The copyright holder (maybe it's you, maybe not) should send us an e-mail in this form to When the e-mail has been sent, please apply {{OTRS pending}} on the image page (in the "permission" field) to tell us so (and to prevent the file from being deleted). Please don't ignore this message, contact me instead if you want to discuss the issue or if you have a question about the procedure. Eusebius (talk) 22:09, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Additional image taggingEdit

I don't see the point of you additionally nominating images for deletion when they have already been reviewed, have a clear notice of the current Flickr licence and have a speedy tag, such as File:Sewnet-Bishaw.jpg and others from the same source. Nomination generally spurs discussion but reviewed and tagged images can be deleted without discussion when the appropriate time has elapsed. That is what reviews are for, while nomination is for images that may additional require discussion about the merits of their status and are not clear cut. Good luck. Ww2censor (talk) 08:49, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi ww2Censor - sorry wasn't aware of that the 7-day speedy procedure was used to trump deletion nominations. Maybe it's just the culture change from Wikipedia but seven days seems like a relatively unspeedy time period and the editor kept re-adding the images to the articles. Cheers. Sillyfolkboy (talk) 17:28, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
No problem. It's not that 7-day speedy trumps a deletion nomination. Indeed on enwiki speedy is usually same day but not here. Speedy is usually quicker than a nomination and it is clear cut rather than possibly needing discussion like a deletion nomination. I can understands the frustration of an editor readding images to an article when they are clearly copyvios. Did you tell that editor the image is a copyvio and ask them to stop? It might just work and if not you need a little patience. Cheers. Ww2censor (talk) 19:39, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

File:Runner over blank map.jpgEdit

  File:Runner over blank map.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.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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TintoMeches, 20:13, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

File:Jogging couple - legs.jpgEdit

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A file that you have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from Flickr, File:Jogging couple - legs.jpg, has been reviewed by an administrator or reviewer and found available on Flickr under the license Noncommercial ( ), No derivative works ( ), or All Rights Reserved ( ), which isn't compatible with Wikimedia Commons, per the licensing policy. Unless the Flickr user changes the license to one that Wikimedia Commons accepts, the file will be speedily deleted. Commons:Flickr files/Appeal for license change has information about sending the Flickr user an appeal asking for the license to be changed. Only Flickr images tagged as   (CC BY) or     (CC BY-SA) are allowed on Wikimedia Commons. Once the license on Flickr is changed, you may replace the {{Unfree Flickr file}} tag with {{flickrreview}} so that an administrator or reviewer can review the image again. odder (talk) 22:14, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

  • @Odder: This image was a derivative of File:Jogging couple.jpg - which has been verified as previously (and therefore currently) being available under the given free license. How do I request undeletion? Also, I used to upload these kinds of amendments through the old DerivativeFX tool which no longer appears to exist. Is there any new tool or method which I can use to do the equivalent? Sillyfolkboy (talk) 13:56, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
    • @Sillyfolkboy: Thanks for the helpful hint. The original version was not linking to the derivative which I nominated for deletion, so I was not aware that we had the original file on Commons, and that it was released under CC-BY-SA 2.0. I have now undeleted that file, and linked the original and derivative together, and added a note about the change of license on Flickr so all should be good now. As for your question about derivativeFX, I am afraid that I know of no alternative to that tool, and our list of upload tools doesn't help much; perhaps ask at the village pump? Thanks, and have a good evening, odder (talk) 19:54, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
      • @Odder: Thanks for the undeletion. Looking at Commons:derivativeFX, it looks like I'm out of luck with a similar tool. I'll follow your example until this issue is resolved. Thanks! Sillyfolkboy (talk) 20:01, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
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