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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.
- Image:Henry Iving memorial in Brixton, London.jpg was uncategorized on 10 October 2011 CategorizationBot (talk) 00:04, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
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File tagging File:Imruh Bakari.jpgEdit
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- Thanks for your assiduousness Magog I can confirm that this was released with permission under an open licence CC-BY-SA and have informed commons admin accordingly.This was a brilliant result from the WMUK/BFI editathon redressing the poor representation of Black filmmakers.
File:!930-50's interior Cinema signage 2.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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They were done via an editathon run by Wikimedia UK and the cinema museum agreed to full CCBYSA licenses for all images. Is this missing as information? YellowFratello (talk) 17:50, 19 March 2016 (UTC)