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.
For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:
When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.
A barnstar for you!Edit
Wii U Gamepad diagramEdit
Hi there. I was just looking at the Wii U gamepad page on the English Wikipedia and noticed that the image for it had changed substantially since the last time I saw it. Previously it was almost photo-realistic with highlights/shadows etc, whereas now it is essentially a line drawing. I was just wondering if it was intentional, and if so why. All your other diagrams (e.g. the PlayStation Vita and the Wii U console) are still in this almost photo-realistic style, and the edit summary simply says "error fixes", and the file size is almost identical to the previous, "photo-realistic" one, which suggests to me that something has gone wrong somewhere. There also seems to be a problem with the aspect ratio, where Wikipedia renders it squashed horizontally and thus distorts everything. If I was sure it was an error I'd just revert it myself, but I'm not so I thought I'd ask you first. As an aside, if it was intentional, then personally I disagree with the decision. Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 02:32, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Actually, scratch that. There is something very strange going on here. I've just looked at it in Opera (web browser) and the edit history was different than it was in Firefox or Chrome! In Opera there was an additional edit where the file is replaced by User:Immewnity with the edit summary "official render". This edit does not show up in Chrome or Firefox (for me). I then logged in in Opera, and the edit disappeared again. I then logged back out again and it's still not there any more. I'm really not sure what's going on here. Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 02:43, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
That's part of the problem it would seem: I have reverted it to an older version (3 times). For me, in Chrome (not logged in) the newest edit is shown to be by Immewnity at 05:41, 21 January 2013 (UTC). However, on Firefox, which is logged in, it shows my three reversions, the latest being 02:48, 27 January 2013 (UTC). However, in both FF and Chrome, if I then look at the "view history" tab (called 履歴表示 in Japanese I think), the edits show up there, and subsequently show up in the file history as well. This does not seem to happen from either FF or Chrome for Android, where the newest edit is still Immewnity's (although the reversions do show up in the view history tab). This really is a rather perplexing issue. Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 20:17, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, it would appear that either somebody fixed what was causing the issue or it was a temporary issue server-side. (I don't think it was an issue with the server cache though, since I purged that while investigating.) It now appears correctly for me as well on all browsers. Thanks for the assistance. Alphathon /'æɫfə.θɒn/ (talk) 02:43, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
Hi, your images are great! Could you please make one for the PSP e1000 (also known as PSP Street) ? That's the only Sony console wihout a common image.
Nintendo 64 controllerEdit
Hello and konnichiha! Thank you for your wonderful work on all the video game art. I wonder if you would be interested in illustrating the Nintendo 64 controller. The Wikipedia article may not need it, but the OpenEmu software project does. Arigatou. Smuckola (talk) 01:33, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
New Nintendo 3DSEdit