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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 1 0
Category:Categories 0 0
Category:Commons 6 0
Category:Gallery pages 0 0
Category:Audio files 1 0
Category:Images 225 0
Category:Videos 12,498 0
Category:Media types 9 0
Category:Media by source 1 0

Topics/Subject/ConceptsEdit

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 6,642 0
Category:Activities 9 0
Category:Culture 187 0
Category:History 1,171 0
Category:Objects 153 ?
Category:People 18,697 0
Category:Places 0 0
Category:Science 547 7
Category:Society 48 0
Category:Technology 343 ?

ContinentsEdit

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 109 3?
Category:Asia 19 0
Category:Europe 79 2?
Category:North America 3 3?
Category:Oceania 9 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 300 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 0 0
Category:Algeria 1,552 0
Category:American Samoa 31 0
Category:Andorra 42 0
Category:Angola 59 0
Category:Anguilla 12 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 55 0
Category:Argentina 319 0
Category:Armenia 582 0
Category:Aruba 146 0
Category:Australia 531 0
Category:Austria 294 0
Category:Azerbaijan 531 0
Category:Bahamas 110 0
Category:Bahrain 322 0
Category:Bangladesh 1 0
Category:Barbados 68 0
Category:Belarus 0 0
Category:Belgium 16 0
Category:Belize 2 0
Category:Benin 164 0
Category:Bermuda 384 0
Category:Bhutan 512 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Category:Botswana 85 0
Category:Brazil 223 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 1 0
Category:Brunei 41 0
Category:Bulgaria 317 0
Category:Burkina Faso 63 0
Category:Burundi 19 0
Category:Cambodia 416 0
Category:Cameroon 448 0
Category:Canada 58 0
Category:Cayman Islands 55 0
Category:Central African Republic 3 0
Category:Chad 69 0
Category:Chile 486 0
Category:China 938 0
Category:Colombia 174 0
Category:Comoros 3 0
Category:Cook Islands 74 0
Category:Costa Rica 473 0
Category:Croatia 467 0
Category:Cuba 394 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 211 0
Category:Czech Republic 0 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 0 0
Category:Denmark 6 0
Category:Djibouti 128 0
Category:Dominica 98 0
Category:Dominican Republic 92 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 19 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 9 0
Category:Egypt 161 0
Category:El Salvador 180 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 15 0
Category:Eritrea 38 0
Category:Estonia 3 0
Category:Ethiopia 163 0
Category:Falkland Islands 19 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 9 0
Category:Fiji 515 0
Category:Finland 1 0
Category:France 1 0
Category:French Guiana 0 0
Category:French Polynesia 129 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 193 0
Category:Germany 10 0
Category:Ghana 298 0
Category:Gibraltar 506 0
Category:Greece 57 0
Category:Greenland 430 0
Category:Grenada 68 0
Category:Guadeloupe 62 0
Category:Guam 153 0
Category:Guatemala 37 0
Category:Guernsey 69 0
Category:Guinea 82 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 5 0
Category:Guyana 151 0
Category:Haiti 0 0
Category:Honduras 27 0
Category:Hong Kong 369 0
Category:Hungary 32 0
Category:Iceland 3 0
Category:India 920 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 817 0
Category:Iran 1,338 0
Category:Ireland 6 0
Category:Isle of Man 364 0
Category:Israel 25 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 3 0
Category:Jamaica 234 0
Category:Japan 36 0
Category:Jersey 154 0
Category:Jordan 979 0
Category:Kazakhstan 554 0
Category:Kenya 273 0
Category:Kiribati 191 0
Category:Kosovo 535 0
Category:Kuwait 165 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 703 0
Category:Laos 565 0
Category:Latvia 90 0
Category:Lebanon 159 0
Category:Lesotho 310 0
Category:Liberia 42 0
Category:Libya 152 0
Category:Liechtenstein 55 0
Category:Lithuania 400 0
Category:Luxembourg 0 0
Category:Macau 1,138 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 0 0
Category:Madagascar 178 0
Category:Malawi 48 0
Category:Malaysia 338 0
Category:Maldives 325 0
Category:Mali 101 0
Category:Malta 51 0
Category:Marshall Islands 194 0
Category:Martinique 63 0
Category:Mauritania 21 0
Category:Mauritius 33 0
Category:Mayotte 7 0
Category:Mexico 388 0
Category:Moldova 77 0
Category:Monaco 380 0
Category:Mongolia 31 0
Category:Montenegro 557 0
Category:Montserrat 55 0
Category:Morocco 959 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 45 0
Category:Myanmar 445 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 40 0
Category:Nepal 23 0
Category:Netherlands 3 0
Category:New Caledonia 51 0
Category:New Zealand 221 0
Category:Nicaragua 89 0
Category:Niger 15 0
Category:Nigeria 279 0
Category:Niue 6 0
Category:North Korea 174 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 10 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 104 0
Category:Pakistan 444 0
Category:Palau 14 0
Category:Palestine 514 0
Category:Panama 134 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 189 0
Category:Paraguay 326 0
Category:Peru 375 0
Category:Philippines 48 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 16 0
Category:Poland 198 0
Category:Portugal 2 0
Category:Puerto Rico 181 0
Category:Qatar 78 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 19 0
Category:Romania 122 0
Category:Russia 699 0
Category:Rwanda 59 0
Category:Réunion 134 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 55 0
Category:Saint Lucia 99 0
Category:Saint Martin 23 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 30 0
Category:Samoa 29 0
Category:San Marino 192 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 704 0
Category:Senegal 112 0
Category:Serbia 420 0
Category:Seychelles 25 0
Category:Sierra Leone 27 0
Category:Singapore 560 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 9 0
Category:Slovenia 0 0
Category:Solomon Islands 202 0
Category:Somalia 72 0
Category:South Africa 133 0
Category:South Korea 148 0
Category:South Sudan 46 0
Category:Spain 150 0
Category:Sri Lanka 465 0
Category:Sudan 127 0
Category:Suriname 20 0
Category:Swaziland 47 0
Category:Sweden 0 0
Category:Switzerland 6 0
Category:Syria 379 0
Category:Taiwan 196 0
Category:Tajikistan 31 0
Category:Tanzania 57 0
Category:Thailand 499 0
Category:Togo 21 0
Category:Tokelau 3 0
Category:Tonga 162 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 149 0
Category:Tunisia 5 0
Category:Turkey 247 0
Category:Turkmenistan 75 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 3 0
Category:Tuvalu 43 0
Category:Uganda 94 0
Category:Ukraine 1,008 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 250 0
Category:United Kingdom 129 0
Category:United States 1,086 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 127 0
Category:Uruguay 19 0
Category:Uzbekistan 44 0
Category:Vanuatu 291 0
Category:Venezuela 85 0
Category:Vietnam 2,160 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 1 0
Category:Western Sahara 62 0
Category:Yemen 356 0
Category:Zambia 76 0
Category:Zimbabwe 47 0

CenturiesEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 63 0
Category:18th century 70 0
Category:19th century 337 0
Category:20th century 119 0
Category:21st century 6 0

YearsEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 11 1
Category:2001 18 1
Category:2002 17 0
Category:2003 4 0
Category:2004 5 0
Category:2005 18 1
Category:2006 35 1
Category:2007 44 0
Category:2008 31 0
Category:2009 87 0
Category:2010 216 0
Category:2011 108 0
Category:2012 86 0
Category:2013 162 0
Category:2014 320 0
Category:2015 199 1
Category:2016 171 1?
Category:2017 319

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