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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 0 0
Category:Commons 2 0
Category:Gallery pages 0 0
Category:Audio files 1 0
Category:Images 121 0
Category:Videos 12,380 0
Category:Media types 3 0
Category:Media by source 0 0

Topics/Subject/ConceptsEdit

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 6,739 0
Category:Activities 147 0
Category:Culture 115 0
Category:History 2,055 0
Category:Objects 51 ?
Category:People 18,631 0
Category:Places 71 0
Category:Science 238 7
Category:Society 42 0
Category:Technology 80 ?

ContinentsEdit

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 43 3?
Category:Asia 3 0
Category:Europe 112 2?
Category:North America 1 3?
Category:Oceania 8 3?
Category:South America 5 0

CountriesEdit

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Afghanistan 286 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 0 0
Category:Algeria 1,759 0
Category:American Samoa 35 0
Category:Andorra 61 0
Category:Angola 39 0
Category:Anguilla 11 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 58 0
Category:Argentina 325 0
Category:Armenia 546 0
Category:Aruba 151 0
Category:Australia 485 0
Category:Austria 28 0
Category:Azerbaijan 469 0
Category:Bahamas 712 0
Category:Bahrain 334 0
Category:Bangladesh 8 0
Category:Barbados 70 0
Category:Belarus 733 0
Category:Belgium 106 0
Category:Belize 0 0
Category:Benin 28 0
Category:Bermuda 393 0
Category:Bhutan 511 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Category:Botswana 111 0
Category:Brazil 1,404 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 210 0
Category:Brunei 42 0
Category:Bulgaria 404 0
Category:Burkina Faso 57 0
Category:Burundi 9 0
Category:Cambodia 307 0
Category:Cameroon 415 0
Category:Canada 37 0
Category:Cayman Islands 53 0
Category:Central African Republic 3 0
Category:Chad 43 0
Category:Chile 1,042 0
Category:China 934 0
Category:Colombia 31 0
Category:Comoros 1 0
Category:Cook Islands 76 0
Category:Costa Rica 600 0
Category:Croatia 552 0
Category:Cuba 769 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 200 0
Category:Czech Republic 0 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 157 0
Category:Denmark 55 0
Category:Djibouti 110 0
Category:Dominica 98 0
Category:Dominican Republic 402 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 18 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 420 0
Category:Egypt 219 0
Category:El Salvador 178 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 9 0
Category:Eritrea 35 0
Category:Estonia 0 0
Category:Ethiopia 154 0
Category:Falkland Islands 13 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 11 0
Category:Fiji 514 0
Category:Finland 1 0
Category:France 7 0
Category:French Guiana 13 0
Category:French Polynesia 131 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 216 0
Category:Germany 63 0
Category:Ghana 154 0
Category:Gibraltar 481 0
Category:Greece 462 0
Category:Greenland 390 0
Category:Grenada 62 0
Category:Guadeloupe 82 0
Category:Guam 150 0
Category:Guatemala 122 0
Category:Guernsey 67 0
Category:Guinea 44 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 4 0
Category:Guyana 146 0
Category:Haiti 0 0
Category:Honduras 85 0
Category:Hong Kong 367 0
Category:Hungary 22 0
Category:Iceland 63 0
Category:India 72 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 584 0
Category:Iran 976 0
Category:Ireland 3 0
Category:Isle of Man 369 0
Category:Israel 136 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 245 0
Category:Jamaica 230 0
Category:Japan 2 0
Category:Jersey 147 0
Category:Jordan 637 0
Category:Kazakhstan 547 0
Category:Kenya 186 0
Category:Kiribati 200 0
Category:Kosovo 949 0
Category:Kuwait 157 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 470 0
Category:Laos 38 0
Category:Latvia 2,529 0
Category:Lebanon 159 0
Category:Lesotho 307 0
Category:Liberia 41 0
Category:Libya 147 0
Category:Liechtenstein 55 0
Category:Lithuania 99 0
Category:Luxembourg 0 0
Category:Macau 814 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 281 0
Category:Madagascar 119 0
Category:Malawi 39 0
Category:Malaysia 91 0
Category:Maldives 450 0
Category:Mali 83 0
Category:Malta 82 0
Category:Marshall Islands 173 0
Category:Martinique 56 0
Category:Mauritania 21 0
Category:Mauritius 29 0
Category:Mayotte 6 0
Category:Mexico 1,502 0
Category:Moldova 65 0
Category:Monaco 365 0
Category:Mongolia 26 0
Category:Montenegro 567 0
Category:Montserrat 69 0
Category:Morocco 561 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 39 0
Category:Myanmar 127 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 38 0
Category:Nepal 3 0
Category:Netherlands 1 0
Category:New Caledonia 33 0
Category:New Zealand 208 0
Category:Nicaragua 66 0
Category:Niger 1 0
Category:Nigeria 224 0
Category:Niue 6 0
Category:North Korea 167 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 9 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 86 0
Category:Pakistan 463 0
Category:Palau 14 0
Category:Palestine 513 0
Category:Panama 442 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 218 0
Category:Paraguay 659 0
Category:Peru 739 0
Category:Philippines 105 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 14 0
Category:Poland 77 0
Category:Portugal 0 0
Category:Puerto Rico 179 0
Category:Qatar 81 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 9 0
Category:Romania 515 0
Category:Russia 227 0
Category:Rwanda 73 0
Category:Réunion 107 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 53 0
Category:Saint Lucia 99 0
Category:Saint Martin 3 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 29 0
Category:Samoa 38 0
Category:San Marino 191 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 720 0
Category:Senegal 40 0
Category:Serbia 385 0
Category:Seychelles 89 0
Category:Sierra Leone 31 0
Category:Singapore 481 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 41 0
Category:Slovenia 9 0
Category:Solomon Islands 208 0
Category:Somalia 69 0
Category:South Africa 63 0
Category:South Korea 139 0
Category:South Sudan 47 0
Category:Spain 463 0
Category:Sri Lanka 341 0
Category:Sudan 123 0
Category:Suriname 37 0
Category:Swaziland 125 0
Category:Sweden 2 0
Category:Switzerland 121 0
Category:Syria 322 0
Category:Taiwan 137 0
Category:Tajikistan 47 0
Category:Tanzania 25 0
Category:Thailand 554 0
Category:Togo 13 0
Category:Tokelau 3 0
Category:Tonga 163 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 170 0
Category:Tunisia 0 0
Category:Turkey 172 0
Category:Turkmenistan 41 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 8 0
Category:Tuvalu 43 0
Category:Uganda 102 0
Category:Ukraine 701 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 294 0
Category:United Kingdom 496 0
Category:United States 926 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 110 0
Category:Uruguay 8 0
Category:Uzbekistan 566 0
Category:Vanuatu 291 0
Category:Venezuela 539 0
Category:Vietnam 1,417 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 0 0
Category:Western Sahara 57 0
Category:Yemen 362 0
Category:Zambia 32 0
Category:Zimbabwe 45 0

CenturiesEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 60 0
Category:18th century 77 0
Category:19th century 321 0
Category:20th century 132 0
Category:21st century 20 0

YearsEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 9 1
Category:2001 15 1
Category:2002 13 0
Category:2003 4 0
Category:2004 49 0
Category:2005 18 1
Category:2006 36 1
Category:2007 48 0
Category:2008 199 0
Category:2009 104 0
Category:2010 289 0
Category:2011 294 0
Category:2012 308 0
Category:2013 376 0
Category:2014 416 0
Category:2015 234 1
Category:2016 267 1?
Category:2017 612

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