Wiki Pics

BobBill

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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.
 

chuckgoolsbee

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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.
 

BobBill

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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.

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.
 

Brianetta

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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.
 

BobBill

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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.
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...
 
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