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Commons:Categories requiring diffusion

At present (2015-03), because the gallery pages are very poorly developed, the main method of browsing Wikimedia Commons (as opposed to searching) is via the category system. Unfortunately categorisation is very poorly done so the ability to browse Wikimedia Commons effectively is severely compromised. This page has been developed to allow the ease of maintaining some of the more important categories.

More information is below these tables.

Contents

Maintenance listEdit

These tables allow editors to quickly see which categories contain files and allows comparison to how many the category should have. The "Current" column is dynamically generated and the "Suggested" column is an indication of the number that should be present.

The purge button to the right should be used to get the latest data.

Top levelsEdit

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:CommonsRoot 0 0 Top level
Category:Topics 0 0
Category:Categories 1 0
Category:Commons 11 0
Category:Gallery pages 0 0
Category:Audio files 12 0
Category:Images 204 0
Category:Videos 12,701 0
Category:Media types 3 0
Category:Media by source 0 0

Topics/Subject/ConceptsEdit

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 6,076 0
Category:Activities 15 0
Category:Culture 433 0
Category:History 870 0
Category:Objects 51 ?
Category:People 19,161 0
Category:Places 36 0
Category:Science 318 7
Category:Society 43 0
Category:Technology 208 ?

ContinentsEdit

Sometimes it is appropriate to place files in a continent category.

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 7 3?
Category:Asia 2 0
Category:Europe 85 2?
Category:North America 4 3?
Category:Oceania 8 3?
Category:South America 12 0

CountriesEdit

It is unlikely to find an file in a country category that cannot be subcategorised.

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Afghanistan 297 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 2 0
Category:Algeria 1,728 0
Category:American Samoa 30 0
Category:Andorra 56 0
Category:Angola 42 0
Category:Anguilla 11 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 56 0
Category:Argentina 356 0
Category:Armenia 515 0
Category:Aruba 151 0
Category:Australia 501 0
Category:Austria 291 0
Category:Azerbaijan 514 0
Category:Bahamas 105 0
Category:Bahrain 325 0
Category:Bangladesh 0 0
Category:Barbados 71 0
Category:Belarus 0 0
Category:Belgium 224 0
Category:Belize 2 0
Category:Benin 30 0
Category:Bermuda 382 0
Category:Bhutan 511 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0
Category:Botswana 116 0
Category:Brazil 1,512 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 211 0
Category:Brunei 47 0
Category:Bulgaria 279 0
Category:Burkina Faso 60 0
Category:Burundi 12 0
Category:Cambodia 312 0
Category:Cameroon 401 0
Category:Canada 6 0
Category:Cayman Islands 54 0
Category:Central African Republic 5 0
Category:Chad 50 0
Category:Chile 1,066 0
Category:China 964 0
Category:Colombia 131 0
Category:Comoros 1 0
Category:Cook Islands 75 0
Category:Costa Rica 710 0
Category:Croatia 459 0
Category:Cuba 524 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 207 0
Category:Czech Republic 3 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 163 0
Category:Denmark 6 0
Category:Djibouti 112 0
Category:Dominica 98 0
Category:Dominican Republic 408 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 14 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 426 0
Category:Egypt 105 0
Category:El Salvador 183 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 9 0
Category:Eritrea 37 0
Category:Estonia 1 0
Category:Ethiopia 155 0
Category:Falkland Islands 16 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 9 0
Category:Fiji 515 0
Category:Finland 2 0
Category:France 0 0
Category:French Guiana 15 0
Category:French Polynesia 130 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 496 0
Category:Germany 27 0
Category:Ghana 239 0
Category:Gibraltar 491 0
Category:Greece 112 0
Category:Greenland 402 0
Category:Grenada 65 0
Category:Guadeloupe 54 0
Category:Guam 147 0
Category:Guatemala 204 0
Category:Guernsey 67 0
Category:Guinea 60 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 6 0
Category:Guyana 150 0
Category:Haiti 2 0
Category:Honduras 124 0
Category:Hong Kong 360 0
Category:Hungary 39 0
Category:Iceland 120 0
Category:India 202 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 816 0
Category:Iran 1,186 0
Category:Ireland 7 0
Category:Isle of Man 367 0
Category:Israel 171 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 232 0
Category:Jamaica 234 0
Category:Japan 7 0
Category:Jersey 147 0
Category:Jordan 579 0
Category:Kazakhstan 548 0
Category:Kenya 207 0
Category:Kiribati 200 0
Category:Kosovo 711 0
Category:Kuwait 162 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 694 0
Category:Laos 43 0
Category:Latvia 72 0
Category:Lebanon 161 0
Category:Lesotho 308 0
Category:Liberia 42 0
Category:Libya 149 0
Category:Liechtenstein 54 0
Category:Lithuania 16 0
Category:Luxembourg 0 0
Category:Macau 815 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 289 0
Category:Madagascar 128 0
Category:Malawi 42 0
Category:Malaysia 258 0
Category:Maldives 467 0
Category:Mali 92 0
Category:Malta 48 0
Category:Marshall Islands 174 0
Category:Martinique 60 0
Category:Mauritania 23 0
Category:Mauritius 36 0
Category:Mayotte 6 0
Category:Mexico 1,380 0
Category:Moldova 72 0
Category:Monaco 369 0
Category:Mongolia 30 0
Category:Montenegro 574 0
Category:Montserrat 56 0
Category:Morocco 891 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 41 0
Category:Myanmar 196 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 38 0
Category:Nepal 57 0
Category:Netherlands 24 0
Category:New Caledonia 52 0
Category:New Zealand 216 0
Category:Nicaragua 251 0
Category:Niger 14 0
Category:Nigeria 156 0
Category:Niue 6 0
Category:North Korea 116 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 9 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 93 0
Category:Pakistan 456 0
Category:Palau 14 0
Category:Palestine 509 0
Category:Panama 418 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 216 0
Category:Paraguay 652 0
Category:Peru 889 0
Category:Philippines 6 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 14 0
Category:Poland 12 0
Category:Portugal 1 0
Category:Puerto Rico 176 0
Category:Qatar 82 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 19 0
Category:Romania 127 0
Category:Russia 12 0
Category:Rwanda 77 0
Category:Réunion 100 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 54 0
Category:Saint Lucia 98 0
Category:Saint Martin 21 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 29 0
Category:Samoa 28 0
Category:San Marino 191 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 690 0
Category:Senegal 44 0
Category:Serbia 154 0
Category:Seychelles 48 0
Category:Sierra Leone 33 0
Category:Singapore 541 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 48 0
Category:Slovenia 2 0
Category:Solomon Islands 207 0
Category:Somalia 68 0
Category:South Africa 71 0
Category:South Korea 137 0
Category:South Sudan 54 0
Category:Spain 386 0
Category:Sri Lanka 443 0
Category:Sudan 126 0
Category:Suriname 23 0
Category:Swaziland 134 0
Category:Sweden 10 0
Category:Switzerland 0 0
Category:Syria 342 0
Category:Taiwan 104 0
Category:Tajikistan 29 0
Category:Tanzania 40 0
Category:Thailand 773 0
Category:Togo 17 0
Category:Tokelau 3 0
Category:Tonga 160 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 159 0
Category:Tunisia 0 0
Category:Turkey 134 0
Category:Turkmenistan 56 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 9 0
Category:Tuvalu 43 0
Category:Uganda 114 0
Category:Ukraine 681 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 284 0
Category:United Kingdom 87 0
Category:United States 997 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 127 0
Category:Uruguay 8 0
Category:Uzbekistan 347 0
Category:Vanuatu 287 0
Category:Venezuela 193 0
Category:Vietnam 2,061 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 0 0
Category:Western Sahara 60 0
Category:Yemen 346 0
Category:Zambia 33 0
Category:Zimbabwe 46 0

CenturiesEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 62 0
Category:18th century 71 0
Category:19th century 323 0
Category:20th century 135 0
Category:21st century 6 0

YearsEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 8 1
Category:2001 16 1
Category:2002 13 0
Category:2003 4 0
Category:2004 15 0
Category:2005 16 1
Category:2006 34 1
Category:2007 46 0
Category:2008 102 0
Category:2009 82 0
Category:2010 197 0
Category:2011 144 0
Category:2012 86 0
Category:2013 155 0
Category:2014 322 0
Category:2015 200 1
Category:2016 170 1?
Category:2017 287

NotesEdit

The templates {{categorise}} and {{CatDiffuse}} are used on some of the categories that need maintenance. They appear to be ignored by editors, including uploaders, and are unnecessary clutter for the viewers of Wikimedia Commons.

The tables above are for some of the more important categories. {{MetaCat}} and {{CatCat}} are used on categories which should only contain subcategories. Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Metacat can be used to find them.

If you do not know what would be a more appropriate category use {{check categories}} to mark it for other editors to resolve.

See alsoEdit