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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to Commons:Quality images.

Procedure for adding images to this page and subpages
The current procedures for adding images that have been promoted through QIC (either as listed by QICBot or manually from Consensual_review after a decision has been posted) are:

  1. ) Add images to the top of the appropriate gallery(s) on the main page. NB some sections have subgalleries. It may be appropriate to add an image to more than one section.
  2. ) Trim the gallery down to 4 images or only those newly added that day if more than 4. (images are normally left for at least one day on the main page, so I normally leave any overflow until I add the next days images).
  3. ) Add the image to the top of appropriate galleries on sub-pages. Some pages have many subsections and subgalleries. Also note that some galleries contain natural groupings. --Tony Wills 09:24, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Also note that within the natural groupings there maybe further subgroups, though not necessarily subdivided by headers. When in doubt you can always ask me. Lycaon 09:32, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

How to remove?Edit

e.g. this photo is a "good image" - but it's technically meh:

this one too

Tony May (talk) 02:16, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

As far as I know there is no accepted procedure for removal of quality image status. Sorry! --Robert Flogaus-Faust (talk) 14:19, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Are you allowed to nominate another persons picture without them knowing?Edit

I'd certainly be happy if a picture I took was promoted without myself knowing, but I'm guessing there may be some people who aren't. So, are you allowed to nominate other people's photos without their knowledge? Alex of Canada (talk) 05:30, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Why not? The author must be a commoner, however. When in doubt, I suppose that an attempt to ask the author on their talk page might be reasonable if you are not sure whether the author likes your intended action. I actually once nominated a photograph taken by someone else as a "valued image" (which is a very different thing, of course), because replacement was required for a misidentified image. I did not ask the author. --Robert Flogaus-Faust (talk) 14:53, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes, with Commons user photos, anyone here can nominate them for QI, VI or FP. It is done all the time without telling the author, especially after say COM:WLM or COM:WLE when the uploader might not know about these assessments. My own photos have also been nominated without my knowledge. --Cart (talk) 14:59, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, guys. I see so many nice pictures that haven't been nominated. Again, thank you for the feedback! Alex of Canada (talk) 22:37, 14 April 2019 (UTC)


Why is there are rule that "quality" pictures must be made by Wikimedia editors? Tony May (talk) 05:53, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

@Tony May, Alex of Canada: - you may be more likely to get a response by posting at Commons talk:Quality images candidates, as thast seems to be a more active discussion page. O Still Small Voice of Clam 08:21, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
@Tony May: QI was started with the intention of promoting Commons original content. However, very good free content from other sources is eligible for COM:FP. --MB-one (talk) 15:13, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
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