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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 14 0
Category:Categories 0 0
Category:Commons 8 0
Category:Gallery pages 2 0
Category:Audio files 9 0
Category:Images 120 0
Category:Videos 12,666 0
Category:Media types 6 0
Category:Media by source 0 0

Topics/Subject/ConceptsEdit

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 6,737 0
Category:Activities 14 0
Category:Culture 238 0
Category:History 1,447 0
Category:Objects 49 ?
Category:People 44 0
Category:Places 27 0
Category:Science 1,115 7
Category:Society 51 0
Category:Technology 459 ?

ContinentsEdit

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 107 3?
Category:Asia 3 0
Category:Europe 77 2?
Category:North America 1 3?
Category:Oceania 11 3?
Category:South America 14 0

CountriesEdit

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Afghanistan 275 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 0 0
Category:Algeria 1,666 0
Category:American Samoa 56 0
Category:Andorra 42 0
Category:Angola 58 0
Category:Anguilla 14 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 56 0
Category:Argentina 289 0
Category:Armenia 285 0
Category:Aruba 148 0
Category:Australia 508 0
Category:Austria 178 0
Category:Azerbaijan 537 0
Category:Bahamas 109 0
Category:Bahrain 316 0
Category:Bangladesh 3 0
Category:Barbados 65 0
Category:Belarus 0 0
Category:Belgium 33 0
Category:Belize 0 0
Category:Benin 73 0
Category:Bermuda 381 0
Category:Bhutan 485 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Category:Botswana 64 0
Category:Brazil 276 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 1 0
Category:Brunei 43 0
Category:Bulgaria 340 0
Category:Burkina Faso 64 0
Category:Burundi 17 0
Category:Cambodia 409 0
Category:Cameroon 446 0
Category:Canada 15 0
Category:Cayman Islands 55 0
Category:Central African Republic 1 0
Category:Chad 70 0
Category:Chile 348 0
Category:China 391 0
Category:Colombia 398 0
Category:Comoros 3 0
Category:Cook Islands 74 0
Category:Costa Rica 439 0
Category:Croatia 384 0
Category:Cuba 329 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 158 0
Category:Czech Republic 0 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 0 0
Category:Denmark 1 0
Category:Djibouti 120 0
Category:Dominica 99 0
Category:Dominican Republic 92 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 20 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 59 0
Category:Egypt 226 0
Category:El Salvador 45 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 16 0
Category:Eritrea 39 0
Category:Estonia 2 0
Category:Ethiopia 190 0
Category:Falkland Islands 22 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 9 0
Category:Fiji 519 0
Category:Finland 0 0
Category:France 1 0
Category:French Guiana 0 0
Category:French Polynesia 129 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 198 0
Category:Germany 0 0
Category:Ghana 312 0
Category:Gibraltar 510 0
Category:Greece 139 0
Category:Greenland 431 0
Category:Grenada 68 0
Category:Guadeloupe 65 0
Category:Guam 153 0
Category:Guatemala 29 0
Category:Guernsey 70 0
Category:Guinea 99 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 6 0
Category:Guyana 155 0
Category:Haiti 1 0
Category:Honduras 27 0
Category:Hong Kong 323 0
Category:Hungary 50 0
Category:Iceland 2 0
Category:India 948 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 995 0
Category:Iran 1,149 0
Category:Ireland 0 0
Category:Isle of Man 364 0
Category:Israel 38 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 0 0
Category:Jamaica 238 0
Category:Japan 0 0
Category:Jersey 156 0
Category:Jordan 323 0
Category:Kazakhstan 537 0
Category:Kenya 255 0
Category:Kiribati 191 0
Category:Kosovo 521 0
Category:Kuwait 168 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 709 0
Category:Laos 572 0
Category:Latvia 88 0
Category:Lebanon 167 0
Category:Lesotho 311 0
Category:Liberia 43 0
Category:Libya 150 0
Category:Liechtenstein 56 0
Category:Lithuania 360 0
Category:Luxembourg 0 0
Category:Macau 919 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 0 0
Category:Madagascar 195 0
Category:Malawi 48 0
Category:Malaysia 349 0
Category:Maldives 396 0
Category:Mali 96 0
Category:Malta 138 0
Category:Marshall Islands 195 0
Category:Martinique 57 0
Category:Mauritania 21 0
Category:Mauritius 41 0
Category:Mayotte 9 0
Category:Mexico 208 0
Category:Moldova 77 0
Category:Monaco 337 0
Category:Mongolia 65 0
Category:Montenegro 560 0
Category:Montserrat 53 0
Category:Morocco 1,145 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 46 0
Category:Myanmar 371 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 40 0
Category:Nepal 4 0
Category:Netherlands 93 0
Category:New Caledonia 52 0
Category:New Zealand 204 0
Category:Nicaragua 91 0
Category:Niger 3 0
Category:Nigeria 272 0
Category:Niue 6 0
Category:North Korea 181 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 30 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 105 0
Category:Pakistan 462 0
Category:Palau 15 0
Category:Palestine 515 0
Category:Panama 114 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 192 0
Category:Paraguay 49 0
Category:Peru 342 0
Category:Philippines 2 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 16 0
Category:Poland 64 0
Category:Portugal 1 0
Category:Puerto Rico 55 0
Category:Qatar 78 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 24 0
Category:Romania 95 0
Category:Russia 2 0
Category:Rwanda 56 0
Category:Réunion 159 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 1 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 55 0
Category:Saint Lucia 112 0
Category:Saint Martin 23 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 31 0
Category:Samoa 28 0
Category:San Marino 199 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 712 0
Category:Senegal 95 0
Category:Serbia 257 0
Category:Seychelles 17 0
Category:Sierra Leone 27 0
Category:Singapore 566 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 15 0
Category:Slovenia 0 0
Category:Solomon Islands 129 0
Category:Somalia 84 0
Category:South Africa 93 0
Category:South Korea 164 0
Category:South Sudan 46 0
Category:Spain 0 0
Category:Sri Lanka 537 0
Category:Sudan 130 0
Category:Suriname 19 0
Category:Swaziland 0 0
Category:Sweden 8 0
Category:Switzerland 0 0
Category:Syria 336 0
Category:Taiwan 142 0
Category:Tajikistan 28 0
Category:Tanzania 88 0
Category:Thailand 645 0
Category:Togo 21 0
Category:Tokelau 3 0
Category:Tonga 164 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 157 0
Category:Tunisia 0 0
Category:Turkey 0 0
Category:Turkmenistan 79 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 5 0
Category:Tuvalu 43 0
Category:Uganda 97 0
Category:Ukraine 1,310 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 246 0
Category:United Kingdom 121 0
Category:United States 1,242 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 127 0
Category:Uruguay 22 0
Category:Uzbekistan 53 0
Category:Vanuatu 294 0
Category:Venezuela 32 0
Category:Vietnam 2,161 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 0 0
Category:Western Sahara 59 0
Category:Yemen 356 0
Category:Zambia 67 0
Category:Zimbabwe 50 0

CenturiesEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 64 0
Category:18th century 74 0
Category:19th century 283 0
Category:20th century 120 0
Category:21st century 6 0

YearsEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 9 1
Category:2001 19 1
Category:2002 18 0
Category:2003 8 0
Category:2004 13 0
Category:2005 20 1
Category:2006 41 1
Category:2007 43 0
Category:2008 34 0
Category:2009 84 0
Category:2010 215 0
Category:2011 104 0
Category:2012 91 0
Category:2013 160 0
Category:2014 318 0
Category:2015 224 1
Category:2016 171 1?
Category:2017 301

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