aka David Ramos

  • I was born on April 22
  • I am Male


Hi there! I see you've been uploading better versions of existing images. Although they're very much appreciated, I was wondering why you are uploading these as new files, rather than just updating the existing versions? Just in case you're unaware of how to do so, I'll do a quick tutorial. Apologies in advance if any of this comes across as meddling or patronizing!

You can replace an existing image as long as the file type matches (e.g., png, jpg, etc.) by going to the file's page (e.g., File:AA_Group_Shot.png) and selecting "Upload a new version of this file" under the "File history" tab. Going into more detail, first you need to go to the original's page. Say you wanted to upload a new version of the Gourd Lake Entrance background image. First you would need to go to the image's page. You can do this in a few ways, but the simplest is probably to just click on the image (which would give you this, then click on the hyperlink in the top left-hand corner of the window that pops up (taking you here). You then simply scroll down to the "File History" tab (beside the "About" tab), which has a hyperlink called "Upload a new version of this file" just above the "Read more" links at the bottom of the page. Clicking this takes you to a new page that functions almost exactly like uploading a brand new image. The beauty of uploading your updated files this way is that previous versions of the file can be easily recovered if a mistake is made, as well as allowing users to view previous iterations of a file. Happy uploading! :) - Strabo412 (talk) 03:05, December 26, 2017 (UTC)

I see you've continued after my last message, but maybe you just didn't see it? I should point out that if you replace an existing file, then you don't need to individually replace it on each page... - Strabo412 (talk) 23:46, December 26, 2017 (UTC)
If you're going to continue anyway, could you at least please replace all of the old versions of the image you're replacing (the pages an image appears on are listed under the "About" tab on the image's page)? Tagging the old image for deletion would also be helpful, as would adding categories to the new image... Of course, replacing the image as I've explained previously on this talk page would do all that for you... I really do appreciate your contributions to the wiki, I just wish you would use the simple "Upload a new version of this file" and save other users from having to manually fix things! :) - Strabo412 (talk) 16:06, January 9, 2018 (UTC)
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