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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.

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 22 0
Category:Categories 0 0
Category:Commons 3 0
Category:Gallery pages 0 0
Category:Audio files 25 0
Category:Images 94 0
Category:Videos 12,350 0
Category:Media types 1 0
Category:Media by source 0 0

Topics/Subject/ConceptsEdit

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 6,240 0
Category:Activities 147 0
Category:Culture 158 0
Category:History 1,858 0
Category:Objects 52 ?
Category:People 18,792 0
Category:Places 51 0
Category:Science 123 7
Category:Society 43 0
Category:Technology 39 ?

ContinentsEdit

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 244 3?
Category:Asia 2 0
Category:Europe 42 2?
Category:North America 0 3?
Category:Oceania 10 3?
Category:South America 4 0

CountriesEdit

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Afghanistan 368 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 0 0
Category:Algeria 1,626 0
Category:American Samoa 36 0
Category:Andorra 34 0
Category:Angola 33 0
Category:Anguilla 11 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 35 0
Category:Argentina 170 0
Category:Armenia 509 0
Category:Aruba 136 0
Category:Australia 879 0
Category:Austria 20 0
Category:Azerbaijan 477 0
Category:Bahamas 514 0
Category:Bahrain 318 0
Category:Bangladesh 1 0
Category:Barbados 93 0
Category:Belarus 1,349 0
Category:Belgium 45 0
Category:Belize 0 0
Category:Benin 28 0
Category:Bermuda 390 0
Category:Bhutan 509 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Category:Botswana 139 0
Category:Brazil 564 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 93 0
Category:Brunei 70 0
Category:Bulgaria 378 0
Category:Burkina Faso 57 0
Category:Burundi 6 0
Category:Cambodia 261 0
Category:Cameroon 444 0
Category:Canada 20 0
Category:Cayman Islands 46 0
Category:Central African Republic 3 0
Category:Chad 36 0
Category:Chile 982 0
Category:China 1,888 0
Category:Colombia 41 0
Category:Comoros 1 0
Category:Cook Islands 73 0
Category:Costa Rica 1,081 0
Category:Croatia 492 0
Category:Cuba 701 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 174 0
Category:Czech Republic 0 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 173 0
Category:Denmark 4 0
Category:Djibouti 90 0
Category:Dominica 98 0
Category:Dominican Republic 385 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 10 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 298 0
Category:Egypt 133 0
Category:El Salvador 182 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 6 0
Category:Eritrea 41 0
Category:Estonia 2 0
Category:Ethiopia 158 0
Category:Falkland Islands 11 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 12 0
Category:Fiji 509 0
Category:Finland 1 0
Category:France 3 0
Category:French Guiana 1 0
Category:French Polynesia 129 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 189 0
Category:Germany 117 0
Category:Ghana 119 0
Category:Gibraltar 455 0
Category:Greece 47 0
Category:Greenland 360 0
Category:Grenada 56 0
Category:Guadeloupe 4 0
Category:Guam 140 0
Category:Guatemala 32 0
Category:Guernsey 59 0
Category:Guinea 44 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 10 0
Category:Guyana 145 0
Category:Haiti 31 0
Category:Honduras 75 0
Category:Hong Kong 316 0
Category:Hungary 3 0
Category:Iceland 6 0
Category:India 49 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 568 0
Category:Iran 1,140 0
Category:Ireland 0 0
Category:Isle of Man 421 0
Category:Israel 70 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 32 0
Category:Jamaica 231 0
Category:Japan 54 0
Category:Jersey 119 0
Category:Jordan 636 0
Category:Kazakhstan 253 0
Category:Kenya 151 0
Category:Kiribati 203 0
Category:Kosovo 433 0
Category:Kuwait 139 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 455 0
Category:Laos 37 0
Category:Latvia 1,153 0
Category:Lebanon 150 0
Category:Lesotho 305 0
Category:Liberia 33 0
Category:Libya 107 0
Category:Liechtenstein 56 0
Category:Lithuania 119 0
Category:Luxembourg 0 0
Category:Macau 708 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 280 0
Category:Madagascar 208 0
Category:Malawi 33 0
Category:Malaysia 56 0
Category:Maldives 395 0
Category:Mali 82 0
Category:Malta 52 0
Category:Marshall Islands 174 0
Category:Martinique 18 0
Category:Mauritania 18 0
Category:Mauritius 21 0
Category:Mayotte 1 0
Category:Mexico 1,757 0
Category:Moldova 7 0
Category:Monaco 333 0
Category:Mongolia 5 0
Category:Montenegro 482 0
Category:Montserrat 64 0
Category:Morocco 441 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 41 0
Category:Myanmar 77 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 39 0
Category:Nepal 1 0
Category:Netherlands 15 0
Category:New Caledonia 18 0
Category:New Zealand 270 0
Category:Nicaragua 53 0
Category:Niger 9 0
Category:Nigeria 213 0
Category:Niue 7 0
Category:North Korea 237 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 6 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 125 0
Category:Pakistan 520 0
Category:Palau 15 0
Category:Palestine 510 0
Category:Panama 380 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 216 0
Category:Paraguay 721 0
Category:Peru 1,114 0
Category:Philippines 1 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 14 0
Category:Poland 31 0
Category:Portugal 0 0
Category:Puerto Rico 159 0
Category:Qatar 122 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 6 0
Category:Romania 428 0
Category:Russia 5 0
Category:Rwanda 58 0
Category:Réunion 80 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 45 0
Category:Saint Lucia 74 0
Category:Saint Martin 1 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 15 0
Category:Samoa 36 0
Category:San Marino 191 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 599 0
Category:Senegal 35 0
Category:Serbia 287 0
Category:Seychelles 153 0
Category:Sierra Leone 27 0
Category:Singapore 146 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 8 0
Category:Slovenia 2 0
Category:Solomon Islands 220 0
Category:Somalia 69 0
Category:South Africa 49 0
Category:South Korea 140 0
Category:South Sudan 46 0
Category:Spain 167 0
Category:Sri Lanka 170 0
Category:Sudan 121 0
Category:Suriname 218 0
Category:Swaziland 126 0
Category:Sweden 1 0
Category:Switzerland 10 0
Category:Syria 323 0
Category:Taiwan 263 0
Category:Tajikistan 38 0
Category:Tanzania 359 0
Category:Thailand 411 0
Category:Togo 13 0
Category:Tokelau 2 0
Category:Tonga 164 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 171 0
Category:Tunisia 0 0
Category:Turkey 994 0
Category:Turkmenistan 42 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 7 0
Category:Tuvalu 43 0
Category:Uganda 103 0
Category:Ukraine 2,090 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 296 0
Category:United Kingdom 210 0
Category:United States 351 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 85 0
Category:Uruguay 11 0
Category:Uzbekistan 545 0
Category:Vanuatu 473 0
Category:Venezuela 806 0
Category:Vietnam 1,196 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 1 0
Category:Western Sahara 57 0
Category:Yemen 368 0
Category:Zambia 33 0
Category:Zimbabwe 52 0

CenturiesEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 59 0
Category:18th century 77 0
Category:19th century 314 0
Category:20th century 132 0
Category:21st century 22 0

YearsEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 9 1
Category:2001 16 1
Category:2002 12 0
Category:2003 4 0
Category:2004 50 0
Category:2005 15 1
Category:2006 34 1
Category:2007 46 0
Category:2008 204 0
Category:2009 103 0
Category:2010 285 0
Category:2011 274 0
Category:2012 311 0
Category:2013 376 0
Category:2014 421 0
Category:2015 232 1
Category:2016 340 1?
Category:2017 668

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