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[Intro: Jake Paul]
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[[File:FileDescriptionPage.png|thumb|right|300px|A file description page.]]
Y'all can't handle this
 
Y'all don't know whats about to happen baby
 
Team 10
 
Los Angeles - Cali boy
 
But I'm from Ohio tho - white boy
 
   
[Verse 1: Jake Paul]
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Each [[help:Uploading files|uploaded file]] has an associated '''file description page''', which gives information about the source of the file, as well as some licensing and technical information. While we traditionally think of a file description page as something that gives more info about a static image, it can actually amplify ''anything'' that can be uploaded to a wiki, including videos, sound clips, fonts, PDF documents and more.
It's everyday bro
 
With the Disney Channel flow
 
5 mill on YouTube in 6 months
 
Never done before
 
We pass all the competition man
 
Pewdiepie is next
 
Man I'm poppin' all these checks
 
Got a brand new Rolex
 
And I met a Lambo too
 
And I'm coming with the crew
 
This is Team 10, bitch
 
Who the hell are flippin' you?
 
And you know I kick them out
 
If they ain't with the crew
 
Yeah, I'm talking about you
 
You beggin for attention
 
Talking shit on Twitter too
 
But you still hit my phone last night
 
It was 4:52 and I got the text to prove
 
And all the recordings too
 
Don't make me tell them the truth
 
And I just drop some new merch
 
And they are selling like a God church
 
Ohio is where I'm from
 
We chew 'em like it's gum
 
We shooting with a gun
 
The tattoo just for fun
 
I Usain Bolt and run
 
Catch me at game one
 
I can not be outdone
 
Jake Paulers number one
 
   
[Chorus: Jake Paul]
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Because a file description page is part of a unique [[Help:Namespace|namespace]], you may occasionally hear it referred to by either the namespace name or number. Terms like '''''file page''''' or '''''namespace 6 page''''' mean precisely the same thing — as does the older term, '''''image description page'''''.
It's everyday bro
 
It's everyday bro
 
It's everyday bro
 
I said it is everyday bro!
 
   
[Verse 2: Nick Crompton]
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== Parts of a file page ==
You know is Nick Crompton
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{{TOCright}}The description page consists of four parts:
And my collar stay poppin'
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# The file itself — or, in some cases, a link to it
Yes, I can rap
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#* When the file is an '''image''', the description page shows it at either full- or reduced-size. If the reduced-size version is presented, there will also be links to additional sizes, including the file's full resolution.
And no, I am not from Compton
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#* Displayed images can be slightly different to the original upload, as images are automatically optimized for use on the web. A "download" link is available to obtain the original file.
England is my city
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# An "About" tab that contains:
And if it weren't for Team 10
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#* An editable description of the file
Then the US would be shitty
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#* A list of pages on which the file '''appears''' — but excluded from this list are pages that simply ''link'' to the file page, or usages within CSS or JavaScript code
And I'll pass it to Chance
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# A "File History" tab that contains:
'Cuz you know he stay litty
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#* The history of uploads for that file
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#* A link to upload a new version of that file
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# A "Metadata" tab, when metadata of the file is available.
   
[Verse 3: Chance Sutton]
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== Updating a file page ==
Two months ago
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The description text under the "About" tab can be edited like normal article text by clicking the "Edit" button. This will also allow you to categorize the image.
You didn't know my name
 
And now you want my fame?
 
Bitch I'm blowin' up
 
I'm only going up
 
Now, I'm going off
 
I'm never fallin' off
 
Like Magg, who?
 
Digi who?
 
Who are you?
 
All these beefs I just ran through
 
Hit a milli in a month
 
[Lyrics from: https:/lyrics.az/jake-paul/-/its-everyday-bro.html]
 
Where were you?
 
Hatin' on me back in West Fake
 
Thinking need to get your shit straight
 
Jakey brought me to the top
 
Now, we're really poppin' on
 
Number 1 and number 4
 
That's why these fans all out the door
 
It's lonely at the top
 
So we all going
 
We left Ohio
 
Now the trio is all rollin'
 
It's Team 10, bitch
 
We back again, always first, never last
 
We the future, we'll see you in the past
 
   
[Chorus: Jake Paul]
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The image itself can be updated by uploading a new image with the same name via upload tools, or by using the "Upload a new version of this file" link at the bottom of the "File history" tab.
It's everyday bro
 
It's everyday bro
 
It's everyday bro
 
I said it is everyday bro!
 
   
[Verse 4: Martinez Twins]
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== The "About" tab ==
Hold on, hold on, hold on
 
Can we switch the language?
 
We bout' to hit it
 
Sí, lo único que quiero es dinero
 
Trabajando en YouTube todo el día entero
 
Viviendo en U.S.A
 
El sueño de cualquiera
 
Enviando dólares a mi familia entera
 
Tenemos una persona por encima
 
Se llama Donald Trump y está en la cima
 
Desde aquí te cantamos
 
Can I get my VISA?
 
Martinez Twins, representando España
 
Desde la pobreza a la fama
 
   
[Chorus: Jake Paul]
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This area allows normal article [[Help:Wikitext|wikitext]]. Initially the description automatically contains the [[Help:Edit summary|upload summary]] supplied by the user when uploading the first version (this text also shows up in the "File history" section in the "Comment" column).
It's everyday bro
 
It's everyday bro
 
It's everyday bro
 
I said it is everyday bro!
 
   
[Verse 5: Tessa Brooks]
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=== Description of the image ===
Yo, it's Tessa Brooks
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Example: "Image of a goldfish in a small tank". This is useful for users who do not have direct access to the image.
The competition shook
 
These guys up on me
 
I got 'em with the hook
 
Lemme educate ya'
 
And I ain't talking book
 
Panera is your home?
 
So, stop calling my phone
 
I'll fly like a drone
 
Yeah they buyin' like a loan
 
Yeah, I smell good
 
Is that your boy's cologne?
 
   
[Verse 6: Jake Paul]
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=== Author and source information ===
Is that your boy's cologne?
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[[File:FileAboutTab.png|thumb|right|300px|An example of reasonable sourcing and licensing information in an "About" tab]]
Started balling'
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Always provide as much information as you can about the creator of the image, and where you got the image (i.e. a website, scanned from a book, took a photo yourself).
Quicken Loans
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Now I'm in my flippin' zone
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If the image is licensed under a CC-BY license (or most similar licenses) it must be attributed to the copyright holder (usually the photographer).  If this is not done, your upload violates the terms of the license, and is a copyright violation.
Yes, the all copy me
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But, that's some shitty clones
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Even if the image is public domain or is under a license that doesn't require attribution, please provide source information anyway to make verification easy. Remember that your community might be around for ten, twenty, or a hundred years, and later readers or editors may have different needs for verifying the source of an image.
All designer clothes
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And they ask me what I make
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=== Licensing information ===
I said is 10 with six zeros
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Please include a [[Help:Image copyright tags|file copyright tag]], either by typing the correct template (such as <code><nowiki>{{Fairuse}}</nowiki></code> by hand, or choosing from a license selector dropdown at the time you upload the file.
Always plug, merch link in bio
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And I will see you tomorrow 'cuz
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If applicable, provide a link to documentation of the licensing terms (i.e. a "Terms of use" or "About" page for the website where you got the file).
IT'S EVERYDAY BRO!
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PEACE[[de:Hilfe:Dateibeschreibungsseite]]
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=== Other versions ===
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If other versions (especially a larger version) of the same image exists, it can be helpful to link to them. For example:
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* ''<nowiki>[[File:Goldfish-in-tank-large.jpg|larger version]] ([[:File:Goldfish-in-tank-large.jpg|info]])</nowiki>''
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* ''<nowiki>[[File:Goldfish-in-tank2.jpg|different camera angle]] ([[:File:Goldfish-in-tank2.jpg|info]])</nowiki>''
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* ''<nowiki>[[File:Goldfish-in-tank-textfree.jpg|text-free version]] ([[:File:Goldfish-in-tank-textfree.jpg|info]])</nowiki>''
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Text-free versions may be useful for using across different languages.
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== Categorizing files ==
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By adding a [[Help:Category|category]] tag on the file page, files can be in the same category as other pages, but they are not included in the count of articles in the category, and they are displayed in a separate section, with a thumbnail and the name for each.
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Because the [[Special:Upload|upload form]] has an blank for introducing an "upload summary", you can place categories here, and thereby apply a category to an image without editing the file description page later. You can also add categorisation code to your [[Help:Image copyright tags|file copyright tags]], allowing you to automatically apply categories just because you've used a certain copyright tag.
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That said, though, there's nothing inherently "different" about categorizing files than there is about categorizing any other type of page. Your wiki's file category structure can be just as simple or complex as for any other type of page.
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== Protecting files ==
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[[Help:User rights#Administrators|Administrators]] and [[Help:User rights#Content Moderators|content moderators]] can [[Help:Page protection|protect]] a file description page, which automatically protects the file itself, preventing users without specified rights from re-uploading that file or uploading an file of the same name.
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But as with any act of protection, you want to use this power sparingly. Generally, it makes better sense to protect files that are actually the subject of a current edit war between your users than it does to just protect all your files. Remember, users generally should be able to tweak and revise files in the same way that they do text.
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== Linking to a file without displaying it ==
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To make a link to the file description page, rather than displaying the file, use a leading colon in the link, like: <code><nowiki>[[:File:Flower.png]]</nowiki></code> or <code><nowiki>[[:File:Rainbow.jpg]]</nowiki></code>. If you want to [[Help:Links|pipe trick]] the namespace name away, you can just do this: <code><nowiki>[[:File:Flower.png|]]</nowiki></code>, which results in [[:file:Flower.png|Flower.png]]. Pipe tricking can be very useful in discussions about a file, in case your community is divided about which file to use in a certain situation.
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== See also ==
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* Learn about [[Help:Image copyright tags|image copyright tags]]
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Latest revision as of 07:02, December 1, 2019

FileDescriptionPage

A file description page.

Each uploaded file has an associated file description page, which gives information about the source of the file, as well as some licensing and technical information. While we traditionally think of a file description page as something that gives more info about a static image, it can actually amplify anything that can be uploaded to a wiki, including videos, sound clips, fonts, PDF documents and more.

Because a file description page is part of a unique namespace, you may occasionally hear it referred to by either the namespace name or number. Terms like file page or namespace 6 page mean precisely the same thing — as does the older term, image description page.

Parts of a file page Edit

The description page consists of four parts:
  1. The file itself — or, in some cases, a link to it
    • When the file is an image, the description page shows it at either full- or reduced-size. If the reduced-size version is presented, there will also be links to additional sizes, including the file's full resolution.
    • Displayed images can be slightly different to the original upload, as images are automatically optimized for use on the web. A "download" link is available to obtain the original file.
  2. An "About" tab that contains:
    • An editable description of the file
    • A list of pages on which the file appears — but excluded from this list are pages that simply link to the file page, or usages within CSS or JavaScript code
  3. A "File History" tab that contains:
    • The history of uploads for that file
    • A link to upload a new version of that file
  4. A "Metadata" tab, when metadata of the file is available.

Updating a file page Edit

The description text under the "About" tab can be edited like normal article text by clicking the "Edit" button. This will also allow you to categorize the image.

The image itself can be updated by uploading a new image with the same name via upload tools, or by using the "Upload a new version of this file" link at the bottom of the "File history" tab.

The "About" tab Edit

This area allows normal article wikitext. Initially the description automatically contains the upload summary supplied by the user when uploading the first version (this text also shows up in the "File history" section in the "Comment" column).

Description of the image Edit

Example: "Image of a goldfish in a small tank". This is useful for users who do not have direct access to the image.

Author and source information Edit

FileAboutTab

An example of reasonable sourcing and licensing information in an "About" tab

Always provide as much information as you can about the creator of the image, and where you got the image (i.e. a website, scanned from a book, took a photo yourself).

If the image is licensed under a CC-BY license (or most similar licenses) it must be attributed to the copyright holder (usually the photographer).  If this is not done, your upload violates the terms of the license, and is a copyright violation.

Even if the image is public domain or is under a license that doesn't require attribution, please provide source information anyway to make verification easy. Remember that your community might be around for ten, twenty, or a hundred years, and later readers or editors may have different needs for verifying the source of an image.

Licensing information Edit

Please include a file copyright tag, either by typing the correct template (such as {{Fairuse}} by hand, or choosing from a license selector dropdown at the time you upload the file.

If applicable, provide a link to documentation of the licensing terms (i.e. a "Terms of use" or "About" page for the website where you got the file).

Other versions Edit

If other versions (especially a larger version) of the same image exists, it can be helpful to link to them. For example:

  • [[File:Goldfish-in-tank-large.jpg|larger version]] ([[:File:Goldfish-in-tank-large.jpg|info]])
  • [[File:Goldfish-in-tank2.jpg|different camera angle]] ([[:File:Goldfish-in-tank2.jpg|info]])
  • [[File:Goldfish-in-tank-textfree.jpg|text-free version]] ([[:File:Goldfish-in-tank-textfree.jpg|info]])

Text-free versions may be useful for using across different languages.

Categorizing files Edit

By adding a category tag on the file page, files can be in the same category as other pages, but they are not included in the count of articles in the category, and they are displayed in a separate section, with a thumbnail and the name for each.

Because the upload form has an blank for introducing an "upload summary", you can place categories here, and thereby apply a category to an image without editing the file description page later. You can also add categorisation code to your file copyright tags, allowing you to automatically apply categories just because you've used a certain copyright tag.

That said, though, there's nothing inherently "different" about categorizing files than there is about categorizing any other type of page. Your wiki's file category structure can be just as simple or complex as for any other type of page.

Protecting files Edit

Administrators and content moderators can protect a file description page, which automatically protects the file itself, preventing users without specified rights from re-uploading that file or uploading an file of the same name.

But as with any act of protection, you want to use this power sparingly. Generally, it makes better sense to protect files that are actually the subject of a current edit war between your users than it does to just protect all your files. Remember, users generally should be able to tweak and revise files in the same way that they do text.

Linking to a file without displaying it Edit

To make a link to the file description page, rather than displaying the file, use a leading colon in the link, like: [[:File:Flower.png]] or [[:File:Rainbow.jpg]]. If you want to pipe trick the namespace name away, you can just do this: [[:File:Flower.png|]], which results in Flower.png. Pipe tricking can be very useful in discussions about a file, in case your community is divided about which file to use in a certain situation.

See also Edit

Further help and feedback Edit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.