Wiki Pics

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by BobBill, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. BobBill

    BobBill Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2010
    MN USA
    Bob Hively-Johnson
    I am at wits end...can anyone advise how to upload a legit pics to Wikipedia? I cannot seem to do it...and the site is of little help. You can PM me, if you wish.
     
  2. chuckgoolsbee

    chuckgoolsbee Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 6, 2010
    Bend, Oregon
    You create an account at wikimedia (wikipedia does not host images)
    Upload your file(s).
    Use the code supplied after the upload to link the images to wikipedia.
     
  3. BobBill

    BobBill Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2010
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    Bob Hively-Johnson

    Chuck...thanks. Did all that. Gets hung up in permissions etc, and they are not needed. My pics, my property.

    I put a pic into Wiki Commons, went into outer space.
     
  4. Brianetta

    Brianetta Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    North East England
    Brian Ronald
    BobBill, that's the problem. Your pics, your property, and Wikimedia has absolutely no right to publish them unless you allow it. Bear in mind that their site is syndicated, and can be published in print. If you don't license your work to them, such that they can re-license it, they can't do a thing with it. Their only option is to refuse your upload.
     
  5. BobBill

    BobBill Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2010
    MN USA
    Bob Hively-Johnson
    Thanks, Brianetta. I understand that, and have tried, nothing seems to work.

    The site does not even recognize public domain pics, when sent...

    Maybe I am doing something wrong in the process of submitting, but no way to know, when they do not respond...it works, I know, but very frustrating.

    Maybe I need a step-by-step...
     
  6. BobBill

    BobBill Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2010
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    Bob Hively-Johnson
    Finally figured it out. Not hard, but not so obvious.