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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 3 0 Top level
Category:Topics 0 0
Category:Categories 0 0
Category:Commons 5 0
Category:Gallery pages 0 0
Category:Audio files 1 0
Category:Images 0 0
Category:Videos 12,510 0
Category:Media types 2 0
Category:Media by source 0 0

Topics/Subject/ConceptsEdit

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Art 7,360 0
Category:Activities 14 0
Category:Culture 321 0
Category:History 838 0
Category:Objects 38 ?
Category:People 138 0
Category:Places 53 0
Category:Science 815 7
Category:Society 64 0
Category:Technology 471 ?

ContinentsEdit

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Africa 79 3?
Category:Asia 2 0
Category:Europe 12 2?
Category:North America 1 3?
Category:Oceania 12 3?
Category:South America 13 0

CountriesEdit

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

Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:Afghanistan 288 0 764 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Albania 0 0
Category:Algeria 1,358 0
Category:American Samoa 70 0
Category:Andorra 41 0
Category:Angola 46 0
Category:Anguilla 15 0
Category:Antigua and Barbuda 57 0
Category:Argentina 344 0
Category:Armenia 301 0
Category:Aruba 155 0
Category:Australia 401 0
Category:Austria 196 0
Category:Azerbaijan 527 0
Category:Bahamas 103 0
Category:Bahrain 310 0
Category:Bangladesh 20 0
Category:Barbados 67 0
Category:Belarus 20 0
Category:Belgium 46 0
Category:Belize 0 0
Category:Benin 5 0
Category:Bermuda 300 0
Category:Bhutan 493 0
Category:Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0
Category:Botswana 86 0
Category:Brazil 328 0
Category:British Virgin Islands 5 0
Category:Brunei 38 0
Category:Bulgaria 379 0
Category:Burkina Faso 63 0
Category:Burundi 13 0
Category:Cambodia 420 0
Category:Cameroon 76 0
Category:Canada 6 0
Category:Cayman Islands 54 0
Category:Central African Republic 2 0
Category:Chad 88 0
Category:Chile 573 0
Category:China 419 0
Category:Colombia 180 0
Category:Comoros 4 0
Category:Cook Islands 79 0
Category:Costa Rica 449 0
Category:Croatia 391 0
Category:Cuba 283 0
Category:Curacao 0 0
Category:Cyprus 168 0
Category:Czech Republic 0 0
Category:Côte d'Ivoire 0 0
Category:Denmark 13 0
Category:Djibouti 119 0
Category:Dominica 103 0
Category:Dominican Republic 103 0
Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo 20 0
Category:East Timor 0 0
Category:Ecuador 104 0
Category:Egypt 267 0
Category:El Salvador 49 0
Category:Equatorial Guinea 10 0
Category:Eritrea 40 0
Category:Estonia 2 0
Category:Ethiopia 234 0
Category:Falkland Islands 21 0
Category:Faroe Islands 0 0
Category:Federated States of Micronesia 10 0
Category:Fiji 567 0
Category:Finland 2 0
Category:France 0 0
Category:French Guiana 39 0
Category:French Polynesia 143 0
Category:Gambia 0 0
Category:Georgia 188 0
Category:Germany 0 0
Category:Ghana 353 0
Category:Gibraltar 442 0
Category:Greece 153 0
Category:Greenland 407 0
Category:Grenada 66 0
Category:Guadeloupe 80 0
Category:Guam 158 0
Category:Guatemala 38 0
Category:Guernsey 85 0
Category:Guinea 96 0
Category:Guinea-Bissau 7 0
Category:Guyana 154 0
Category:Haiti 16 0
Category:Honduras 37 0
Category:Hong Kong 679 0
Category:Hungary 69 0
Category:Iceland 5 0
Category:India 1,092 0 About 2000 added in June 2016
Category:Indonesia 783 0
Category:Iran 966 0
Category:Ireland 0 0
Category:Isle of Man 380 0
Category:Israel 81 0 1,157 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Italy 19 0
Category:Jamaica 224 0
Category:Japan 0 0
Category:Jersey 153 0
Category:Jordan 331 0
Category:Kazakhstan 536 0
Category:Kenya 240 0
Category:Kiribati 194 0
Category:Kosovo 572 0
Category:Kuwait 172 0
Category:Kyrgyzstan 714 0
Category:Laos 581 0
Category:Latvia 2 0
Category:Lebanon 180 0
Category:Lesotho 311 0
Category:Liberia 45 0
Category:Libya 152 0
Category:Liechtenstein 56 0
Category:Lithuania 1 0
Category:Luxembourg 1 0
Category:Macau 908 0
Category:Republic of Macedonia 0 0
Category:Madagascar 199 0
Category:Malawi 15 0
Category:Malaysia 329 0
Category:Maldives 378 0
Category:Mali 100 0
Category:Malta 66 0
Category:Marshall Islands 185 0
Category:Martinique 134 0
Category:Mauritania 24 0
Category:Mauritius 37 0
Category:Mayotte 31 0
Category:Mexico 361 0
Category:Moldova 81 0
Category:Monaco 332 0
Category:Mongolia 68 0
Category:Montenegro 540 0
Category:Montserrat 49 0
Category:Morocco 1,217 0 728 as of 2015-01-24
Category:Mozambique 50 0
Category:Myanmar 379 0 Category:Burma is a redirect
Category:Nauru 42 0
Category:Nepal 5 0
Category:Netherlands 30 0
Category:New Caledonia 63 0
Category:New Zealand 274 0
Category:Nicaragua 108 0
Category:Niger 5 0
Category:Nigeria 301 0
Category:Niue 6 0
Category:North Korea 181 0
Category:Northern Mariana Islands 31 0
Category:Norway 0 0
Category:Oman 35 0
Category:Pakistan 610 0
Category:Palau 16 0
Category:Palestine 572 0
Category:Panama 125 0
Category:Papua New Guinea 194 0
Category:Paraguay 50 0
Category:Peru 406 0
Category:Philippines 6 0
Category:Pitcairn Islands 16 0
Category:Poland 6 0
Category:Portugal 39 0
Category:Puerto Rico 62 0
Category:Qatar 69 0
Category:Republic of the Congo 23 0
Category:Romania 125 0
Category:Russia 7 0
Category:Rwanda 66 0
Category:Réunion 182 0
Category:Saint Barthelemy 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Helena 1 0 redirect needed?
Category:Saint Kitts and Nevis 57 0
Category:Saint Lucia 114 0
Category:Saint Martin 4 0
Category:Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 0
Category:Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 34 0
Category:Samoa 29 0
Category:San Marino 120 0
Category:Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
Category:Saudi Arabia 716 0
Category:Senegal 113 0
Category:Serbia 327 0
Category:Seychelles 21 0
Category:Sierra Leone 28 0
Category:Singapore 370 0
Category:Sint Maarten 0 0 redirect needed?
Category:Slovakia 45 0
Category:Slovenia 0 0
Category:Solomon Islands 133 0
Category:Somalia 84 0
Category:South Africa 125 0
Category:South Korea 157 0
Category:South Sudan 48 0
Category:Spain 2 0
Category:Sri Lanka 653 0
Category:Sudan 139 0
Category:Suriname 16 0
Category:Swaziland 0 0
Category:Sweden 4 0
Category:Switzerland 0 0
Category:Syria 326 0
Category:Taiwan 83 0
Category:Tajikistan 29 0
Category:Tanzania 119 0
Category:Thailand 742 0
Category:Togo 21 0
Category:Tokelau 4 0
Category:Tonga 166 0
Category:Trinidad and Tobago 144 0
Category:Tunisia 0 0
Category:Turkey 0 0
Category:Turkmenistan 79 0
Category:Turks and Caicos Islands 6 0
Category:Tuvalu 44 0
Category:Uganda 152 0
Category:Ukraine 1,341 0
Category:United Arab Emirates 255 0
Category:United Kingdom 151 0
Category:United States 1,216 0
Category:United States Virgin Islands 127 0
Category:Uruguay 32 0
Category:Uzbekistan 62 0
Category:Vanuatu 298 0
Category:Venezuela 56 0
Category:Vietnam 2,178 0
Category:Wallis and Futuna 28 0
Category:Western Sahara 51 0
Category:Yemen 356 0
Category:Zambia 57 0
Category:Zimbabwe 51 0

CenturiesEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:17th century 69 0
Category:18th century 81 0
Category:19th century 286 0
Category:20th century 115 0
Category:21st century 8 0

YearsEdit

(These are probably the more important ones)
Category Current Suggested Notes
Category:2000 7 1
Category:2001 20 1
Category:2002 17 0
Category:2003 21 0
Category:2004 14 0
Category:2005 10 1
Category:2006 42 1
Category:2007 43 0
Category:2008 33 0
Category:2009 86 0
Category:2010 208 0
Category:2011 103 0
Category:2012 92 0
Category:2013 160 0
Category:2014 317 0
Category:2015 225 1
Category:2016 166 1?
Category:2017 282

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