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Legend of the Media of the day 2014-05-30 wrong[edit]

Sorry I cannont change it myself, though I am the author of the video. The difference between first and last frame is about 15 minutes, the difference between the frames is not constant, varying from about half a minute to several minutes. --Siga (talk) 06:36, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Spelling error in POTD June 2?[edit]

Is there a spelling error in the Picture of the Day caption? glas -> glass? 25or6to4 (talk) 19:11, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

15px Done , changed "glas" to "glass". --rimshottalk 19:34, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Rotate PotY high rankers?[edit]

Not to detract from Steffan's achievement in the light-bulb pic, I wonder whether we could have some rotation of the most highly ranked images? One year—was it 2012?—the astronomical telescope winner stayed on the main page for soooooo long ... months, was it, till I made comments here. From the readers' point of view, a more dynamic rather than static approach would be appreciated, I'm sure. Tony (talk) 06:26, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. What image (or process) do you recommend {{#invoke: ping | ping }}? -Pete F (talk) 00:54, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
That would be nice. Cycle them all through. All were worthy pics. Be nice to see a different one every time the page refreshes. Saffron Blaze (talk) 01:45, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Indeed; possibly with a little time-favouring of the winner and other highly ranked images. Tony (talk) 07:29, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Good suggestion. Pinging Template:U, Template:U, Template:U and Template:U for opinion as those who mostly handle the POTYs. Jee 08:08, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
No reservations from my part. -- Rillke(q?) 16:02, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
No problems for me as well, I even preffer that way. Béria L. Rodríguez msg 19:01, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
@Template:U and Template:U: So could you please re insert that blurb with some code enhancement to randomly (or a timely switching or any other logic you prefer) to showcase all top 12 images one by one on the main page? Jee 02:31, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
Created a template that can be transcluded once WLE is over:
|Announcement Text=
{{:Main Page/POTY2013}}
Information is fetched from Commons:Picture of the Year/2013/Results/R2/gallery using LUA parsing. Since the main page is purged once per day, the POTY image will also change. -- Rillke(q?) 10:06, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
I can set up my bot to purge the page very 6 (?) hours, if needed^^ --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:03, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Rillke. Jee 10:11, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
Currently it's using a random order; let me know if you think it should rotate +one per day. And, for the future, please share your thoughts about a possible implementation. -- Rillke(q?) 10:13, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
My understanding from your comment above is that it will change everyday in random order. I think it is enough. Jee 10:21, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
I checked it by purging the cache, and it works as supposed to be. Thanks, Jee 10:26, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
So it is time to consider this as the other announcement is over. {{#invoke: ping | ping }}, Rillke? Jee 02:15, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
{{edit request}} Jee 17:00, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
15px Done


Broken non-breaking space[edit]

There is a broken non-breaking space in the content box of the Main Page. I believe the "m" should be an "n". Dustin (talk) 19:19, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

15px Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:24, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Dustin (talk) 19:27, 6 June 2014 (UTC)


Moved from User talk:Steinsplitter. —Mono (how to reply) 02:08, 19 June 2014 (UTC) Hi, let's talk about the buttons on the main page.

The change I made did a couple of things:

  • Fixed this layout problem
  • Added an intuitive contact us button. (Buttons are much better than links for demonstrating to new users that an action can be taken.)
  • Retained the upload button for logged in users

I was working on a way to only show the upload button to logged in users, meaning there would be 3 buttons at most visible at any time.

Does that sound like an acceptable solution to you?

Thanks, —Mono (how to reply) 19:56, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, There is a contact us link in the sidebar, i don't see the need to flood otrs with too much mail and i don't see the need to have two upload buttons on the mainpage. --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:01, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
There are 22 links in the sidebar and they all look the same, not counting language links. We could definitely replace the upload button with a contact us button. However, it makes sense to me to have a upload button in the 'Participating' section because that is the most obvious way to participate in Commons. —Mono (how to reply) 20:04, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
One upload button on the Main Page is imho enough (users are not blind) and no need for a contact us button, why a such button? --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:06, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
There is a need, it's very difficult to find that page among the 22 links in the sidebar. Plus, buttons are much better than links for demonstrating to new users that an action can be taken. —Mono (how to reply) 18:48, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Imho no need ;) I suggest you start a discussion on Talk:Main page. --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:03, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Moved from User talk:Steinsplitter. —Mono (how to reply) 02:08, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Link to Category:Media needing categories[edit]

Why not add a link to Category:Media needing categories with a short explanation to the Participating section? It's one major way of participating, and more categorizers are always needed. --Jonund (talk) 17:30, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

There is already a direct link to it under Category:Unidentified subjects. Isn't it enough? Jee 17:39, 7 July 2014 (UTC)


These three links at the top right need more space between them, as they are currently showing up (to me, on FF 17.0.9 for Linux) as all "one word". Suggest inserting either non-breaking spaces or vertical bar characters to separate them. - dcljr (talk) 23:29, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

@User:Dcljr I've increased the padding between these elements. Can you see if that works for you now? --99of9 (talk) 00:30, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Definitely separates the items, but now perhaps by too much! I think "0.5em" (or even "0.3em") should suffice, since the padding is applied on both sides of each item. - dcljr (talk) 02:33, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, 0.5 it is. --99of9 (talk) 00:37, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Looks fine here. - dcljr (talk) 23:27, 15 July 2014 (UTC)


Odd results Bing vs Google[edit]

I had occasion to throw "wikimedia commons" into Bing and was suprised at the top result. It was for this site but one of the sub categories offered was an eyebrow raiser. Curious I tried the search with Google and got the same top result and most of the same sub categories. There was one major difference. Why does Bing identify "Penis" as a major sub category for Wikimedia Commons? Saffron Blaze (talk) 14:31, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

@{{#invoke: ping | ping }}: That's odd. Maybe we should no index that category? —Mono (how to reply) 00:19, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
@{{#invoke: ping | ping }}: But it needs a community wide discussion. Pinging Template:U for opinion. Jee 03:19, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Do we understand why it is happening? If not, no-indexing the category would be premature ejaculation. It could simply be Microsoft thinks Commons is a bunch of dicks? Saffron Blaze (talk) 04:17, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
It's most likely due to being linked to from several outside sites. Personally, I would favor noindexing it as such search results make Commons far more likely to get censored by outside agencies (or prudish parents). See Lmzimm's comment at Category talk:Nude women for example. Kaldari (talk) 18:40, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} Thoughts? Kaldari (talk) 17:24, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

{{#invoke: ping | ping }} I tried turning on SafeSearch on Google, and submitting the query "nude women" This category did not show up (though it did, of course, prior to turning on SafeSearch). There was a small message that said: "The word "nude" has been filtered from the search because Google SafeSearch is active." So, I'm not sure if no-indexing this particular category offers any advantage over what people can achieve already with Google. (I'd guess that Bing works much the same way.) -Pete F (talk) 19:38, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

{{#invoke: ping | ping }} The issue isn't with searching for "nude women", but with searching for "wikimedia commons". If the first results returned by Google or Bing for "wikimedia commons" involve nude women, that's likely to raise some eyebrows and play into the hands of those who would prefer to block Wikimedia Commons entirely (schools, China, parents, etc.). (Not to mention just giving people the wrong impression of the site.) Kaldari (talk) 06:24, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I understand that. I guess I don't feel confident enough in my understanding of what would motivate an entity to ban access to Commons, to have much of an opinion on this proposal. There are of course a lot of reasons somebody might search on this term, plenty of them legitimate -- so enabling "noindex" does seem like a pretty extreme step to me. I don't know the best path forward. Carry on... -Pete F (talk) 17:55, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

!Silesian Page![edit]

Hello, I have made a silesian main page: Przodńo_zajta, please add it to the box Krol111 (talk) 16:36, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

15px Done Yann (talk) 17:10, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

MOTD description[edit]

I can't edit it, but the description of the Media of the Day is incorrect:

"The video illustrates the behavior of the the propellers of a helicopter because of the effect soil produced by the wind which hit against the soil."

should be:

"This video illustrates the behavior of the propellers of a helicopter because of the ground effect produced by the wind hitting the ground."

--Slashme (talk) 19:34, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

15px Done , I'm wondering whether anyone ever reads these captions before they go live. --rimshottalk 20:58, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Pol-e Dokhtar Bridge[edit]

I'm not sure that it is the above bridge. Perhaps check that info. JMK (talk) 18:58, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Pictures of the Year[edit]

I am finding "Pictures of the Year" on the main page now a bit repetitious, it was great to see immediately after the vote, but I see no point in it still being here now. Now it just lessens the impact of the picture of the day. Time to switch back to the original layout. --Tony Wills (talk) 04:20, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Ref Talk:Main_Page/Archive_4#Rotate_PotY_high_rankers.3F. Jee 05:02, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Just don't show this app ad forever again, please … Maybe the most recenlty promoted FP?    FDMS  4    07:34, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
My preference would be to remove any extra image from that location except to highlight something special (eg at the end of picture of the year selection). Picture of the day is to highlight our contents (POTD are all FPs, no sense in having another FP either), and it is detracted from by having another image next to it. Just move "Highlights" and "Contents" up instead. --Tony Wills (talk) 21:27, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
And now picture of the day and picture of the year is the same image. Can we switch it please? OhanaUnitedTalk page 22:11, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
I can echo the sentiments from several other editors. The POTY 2013 images have now for a long time now been repetitious to look at. I think it is time to remove them from the main page. --20:01, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, TheDJ! --Slaunger (talk) 15:42, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Commons app[edit]

I propose to stop advertising the Commons app on our main page. It's broken, the Foundation doesn't have the time to support it, volunteers are not stepping up for maintaining it either, the quality of the uploads is sub par according to many people, so we should just get rid of it. I thus propose to remove it from the main page. I have also proposed to WMF to pull the app from the store and I have updated it's Commons page to reflect it's current status. It was a nice experiment, but experiments need to end at some point. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 23:03, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

  • striked text - it was a good idea but it should go into suspension until someone takes responsibility for fixing it. Green Giant (talk) 02:36, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
  • I don't think it's something that needs voted on, just something that should be done as a matter of course. But if anyone wants to count then 15px I agree --Tony Wills (talk) 10:12, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Done. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 11:25, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} Maybe check the main page after updating its template – you have destroyed the announcement functionality. Anyways, I (would) like to see the Commons App ad removed too.    FDMS  4    12:23, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Got it. I misunderstood how the functionality works... I note btw, that the page will not work, if there is NO announcement currently, so perhaps someone would like to think of something that we can display as a default announcement, for when WLM ends. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 12:51, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
I did check the main page btw, it's just that I should have purged it, since it is cached. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 12:52, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
@DJ see preceding topic for a suggestion. --Tony Wills (talk) 22:08, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
See also the thread on mobile-lTheDJ (talkcontribs) 08:17, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Support Late to the party, but I definitely support dropping the app from the main page and from the app store if nobody is interested in maintaining it. -FASTILY 23:39, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

POTD 11th & 12th Sept[edit]

Ascalaphus sinister, male (left) and female (right).

These images are scheduled for 11th and 12th Sept as POTD. ( Template:Potd/2014-09-11, Template:Potd/2014-09-12) As they both are related, two genders of same species, can't they be displayed simultaneously? I remember English Wikipedia has done that sometimes. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 07:46, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Pinging {{#invoke: ping | ping }} as I suppose you are active in POTDs and have created these two templates and are creator of these two images too. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 11:15, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
@{{#invoke: ping | ping }}: Hmm; they were scheduled long ago, and now set nominations are suspended from FPC. I don't know whether it is practical to reassign a new picture now as the date is very close. If possible, I've no objections. Jee 14:44, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
@{{#invoke: ping | ping }}: We can simply shuffle few other nominations, bring the 13th Sept to 11th or so and buy time. If nothing is possible and the two images have to run separately, i would suggest parting them. For entomology-dummies like me similar images running consecutively is bit boring and further more might just go unnoticed as well. People might think we forgot to update a new image on 12th. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 17:25, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Too late, POTD's have already propagated into Wikipedias.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:37, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Template:U for your opinion. I will be careful in future. But, as Ymblanter commented above, we are too late in this case. There are a lot of translations too, done by other volunteers. So it is better not to edit POTD templates within 3 days unless there is a serious error. Jee 02:32, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} Never mind now! But can we at least push the 12th POTD to some later date? Just bring 13th on 12th so no more translation works are required, am guessing the 13th one is all set. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 03:49, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} This is not only translation. Every project participating in POTD have to transfer images and translations to their pages, and I guess most of the users doing this transfer will not notice that we have changed POTD on Commons.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:28, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Okay! Thanks for the replies. Am not aware of where and how these templates are connected. Would keep in mind from next time that we need few days count to make changes in the queue. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 05:51, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Photo challenge link on main page[edit]

Hello All! I suppose that the not-so-old Commons:Photo challenge should be given some place on our main page. I propose adding it in the "Highlights" box as "You may also be interested in Picture of the Year and Photo challenge." Some other suggestions are also welcome. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 12:03, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

I agree that it would be good to be mentioned. The "Highlights" section seems currently aimed at people browsing for the first time and there isn't much to highlight projects aimed at contributing. Rather than wording this "If you are browsing Commons for the first time" in a way that starts off excluding lots of people, why not simply state that our best content can be found at Featured Pictures and other great material at Quality Images and Valued Images. How about:
Our best images can be found at Featured pictures, the cream of which are awarded Picture of the Year. Other great images include those at Quality images and Valued images.
Why not meet some of our talented photographers and illustrators, or join them and take part in the monthly Photo challenge. -- Colin (talk) 13:23, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
This sounds better. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 05:12, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
I would have no problem with having it advertised in the top right where the commons-app was, and where wiki-loves-monuments is at present. I don't think Commons needs to encourage mass random low grade photos (as detractors suggest commons-app encourages), but prompting more people to participate via the photo challenge would be great. --Tony Wills (talk) 10:26, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
|Announcement Title=Photo challenge |Announcement Text= [[File:Camera2_mgx.svg|100px|right]] <div style="margin-left: 0.3em; padding-right: 0.6em; line-height: 1.5; color: #000; font-size: 1.6em">Take some photos and upload them to meet our monthly thematic challenge, get inspiration and try new subjects! [[Commons:Photo challenge|'''Learn more about the challenges!''']]</div> <div align="center" style="margin: 1em;"> {{Clickable button|Commons:Photo_challenge#Challenges_open_for_submission|'''Checkout this months challenges'''|iconPrimary=ui-icon-circle-arrow-n|class=ui-button-green ui-button-large}} </div> --Tony Wills (talk) 10:45, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
  • No much participation. Hence pinging known active admins. {{#invoke: ping | ping }} {{#invoke: ping | ping }}{{#invoke: ping | ping }} §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 10:28, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
I see no need, imho is a watchlist notice enough. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:37, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
The Photo challenge has a bit easier criteria than other competitions like POTY or even the FPs. This bit of leniency should encourage more editors to take part and hence additional highlighting through main page would be helpful. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 13:12, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Support Support. --Túrelio (talk) 12:37, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
striked text as earlier. Jee 15:03, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
striked text - Even after being an active user for so long, I did not know about this. This stuff has to be advertised. --Sreejith K (talk) 15:55, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
style="background: #FFD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="partial table-partial"|Ok --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:04, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
striked text I am late, but I support. Yann (talk) 12:28, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

15px Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:53, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

20pxY Great stuff :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 21:00, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Is the Photo Challenge box a permanent fixture? It's a good start. I'd suggest perhaps reducing the font size in line with the rest, and fewer exclamation marks!!! If there is room, then rather than the rather dull SVG of a camera, we could display a thumbnail of a previous challenge winner? -- Colin (talk) 21:18, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

I think it can be one of a number of alternative 'featured' projects etc displayed in that space. In that respect I think a different font helps differentiate it from the 'static' content. Suggestions of other projects to feature? I would prefer not to have other image content on the main page (eg past photo challenge winners, or even the previous box with POTY images) as that content distracts from the POTD/MOTD content and makes the whole page too busy. I do agree fewer exclamation marks!!! (I think I just copied that from the photo challenge page :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 09:11, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

What happened to the US government portal subpages?...[edit]

Hi ...Back in the July August time-frame I added a number of files to the US Department of Transportation page as well as adding some introductory material so that I could on this material for future Wikipedia articles... some editors on that site have asked me to use Wiki commons instead of loading files up on Wikipedia... the files that I added are still there but the page I was editing (Federal Transit Administration FTA) seems to be gone... has it been moved?.... any help would be appreciated... Thanks ...

Risk Engineer (talk) 14:08, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Motd/2014-10-13 - possible problematic content?[edit]

File:Yue Yue Accident.ogv
Excerpt of security camera video showing how Yue Yue was hit twice by vehicles, while 18 others pedestrians or passersby watched and/or ignored the girl laying severely injured on the street.

Looking backward I think it is necessary to ask for comments to my selection of Motd/2014-10-13. Maybe this kind of content could be an ethical issue for some people. I will post this announcement at the village pump‎ too. --Pristurus (talk) 21:50, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

WLM now closed[edit]

The WLM contest is now over, so the announcement needs to be removed from this page. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 07:47, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

15px Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:52, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Want to edit description of today's Media of the Day[edit]

I just created English closed captions for today's Media of the Day, the Esperanto music video La fina venk' by translating the Esperanto subtitle file. The file's Summary Description is

English: Video clip for the Esperanto song La fina venk’ by i.d.c. (Éric Languillat).

I'd like to add an Esperanto translation of that, but when I try, I get

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:
This page is currently protected from editing because it is transcluded in the following page, which is protected with the "cascading" option enabled:
  • Main Page

The translation, in the format of the other-language descriptions I see in the source of the page, would be

{{eo|Video de la esperanta kanto ''La fina venk’'' de i.d.c. (Éric Languillat).}}

which comes out as

Esperanto: Video de la esperanta kanto La fina venk’ de i.d.c. (Éric Languillat).

--Thnidu (talk) 04:12, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

cache to upload[edit]

uploading media files on is a heavy task when working on slow/poor internet connections. it takes a hell of time and also the data uploaded is lost if the connection is lost before publishing. it would be better if a temp memory is enabled within the user's profile, so that the user i.e the contributor can have the uploads saved in his/her own profile, before they make it open for the world on commons, at any instant of time like as in google docs.this helps in real-time screening of the uploads and also retrieve the data if the connection is lost as the data uploaded is saved automatically at every instant. it also helps in saving time and data usage of the user, as the user want to re-upload files as there could be interruptions over internet connection or even any other works̴Raj.palgun13 (talk) 17:28, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Migration to new translation system[edit]

Maybe migrate this page into translation extension? This will simplify the centralized maintenance of all language versions, it will be easier to add new translations and all versions will be generally synchronous. Current scheme with localized page names will be saved.

Proposed next migration scheme[edit]

  1. Template:Main Page Template remains as "design skeleton"
  2. Template:Main Page is created as page marked for translations (with wiki-code from current Main Page; added link "translate this page")
  3. All exist translations is migrated into "Template:Main Page/<langcode>"
  4. Main Page and his translations with localised pagenames is changed to simple transcluding of "Template:Main Page/<langcode>"


  1. Current language versions moved into "Template:Main Page/<langcode>" names; new templates immediately transcluded in old pagenames (no changes at the user's look )
  2. Created "Template:Main Page" as base for translations (based on Template:Main Page Template; added translation markup)
  3. "Main Page" moved to "Template:Main Page/en" and it transcluded in the "Main Page" (no changes at the user's look )
    needed admin rights
  4. "Template:Main Page" is marked as available for translations; after this all language versions temporarily become in English language (until to migration of translations)
  5. For each translated page executes a migration (import) the old translation (through Special:PageMigration)

Questions & Known problems[edit]

  1. What page should be assigned with current Main Page edit history? New base Main Page or "Template:Main Page" or "Template:Main Page/en" ?
  2. Some mainpages like to add individual notices/style.

Proposed by: Kaganer (talk) 23:07, 26 February 2015 (UTC)


Oppose. Some mainpages like to add individual notices/style. And it is also a problem with all the individual protections. And it is creating /subpages like /de /fr but mainpages have a own naming here on commons, like /de = Hauptseite. Not a good idea imho. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:23, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Steinsplitter, thanks for feedback!
  1. "individual notices/style" - not a problem, but a task ;) Added in list above for next researches. --Kaganer (talk) 00:16, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. "problem with all the individual protections" - please explanation for me. Any example? --Kaganer (talk) 00:16, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. By my proposal, in new scheme Hauptseite is saved as German-language main page, but his content is replaced into transcluding "Template:Main Page/de". See these same way in Meta-wiki (still without extension). If some individual page is very different, and language community is very much against migration, this page is saved "as is", with "old style". It's very simple.--Kaganer (talk) 00:08, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
And the Translate extension has a lot of bugs (including a lag)... Should not be used on the MainPage. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:32, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Known bug with lag has a workaround with additional "dummy" edit. This not a problem. --Kaganer (talk) 00:08, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Edit request on featured photo caption[edit]

Kings are crowned not coronated. Could this be changed?Charlesdrakew (talk) 08:38, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Hear, hear!--Andreas Philopater (talk) 11:07, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


Non parlo inglese, usate un traduttore.

Un utente, Michele Bassi, copia le foto da internet e le spaccia per sue, osando pure mettere il pubblico dominio sulle foto NON SUE che carica. Ricicla anche da Google Maps (streetview) senza avere il buon senso di citarne l'origine, ma sempre inventando che sono foto sue (e mettendo il pubblico dominio). Bloccate la sua utenza, bloccate il suo IP, cancellate TUTTI i suoi contributi. 21:51, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Category list on main page?[edit]

I do not see a reason or need for a category list at the bottom of the page. It looks awkward since other sister projects like Wikipedia, do not have the categories listed at the bottom of the main page. I think that a administrator should remove the categories at the bottom of the Wikimedia Commons main page. Thank you in advance. Doorknob 747 (talk) 13:44, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

15px Done Hidden with css. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:03, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Permission to Change Picture[edit]

Do I have The Permission to Change a Picture if Not How Do i Get Permission to do so

Don't do that! Secondarywaltz (talk) 16:22, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Request for announcing Wiki Loves Food photo contest[edit]

Hi, Wiki Loves Food photo contest is LIVE now. Requesting to add an announcement regarding this in main page under the photo contests section. Thanks. --Ravi (talk) 09:53, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Following is the announcement text:

[[File:Wlf logo 2015.png|100px|right]] <div style="margin-left: 0.3em; padding-right: 0.6em; line-height: 1.5; color: #000; font-size: 1.6em"> '''[[Commons:Wiki Loves Food|Wiki Loves Food]]''', a photo contest of taking photos of Indian Cuisine, takes place in May - June 2015.</div>

No, please, I recall this being discussed before – "Wiki Loves Food" in its current state is a contest that only a very small portion of our users (with cameras) can participate in, and as such simply shouldn't be announced on our global main page (maybe in a geo-specific sitenotice or on Indian-language main pages instead).    FDMS  4    11:59, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Media of the Day ? Bellis perennis in Tokyo[edit]

Is that plant bellis perennis? A Google image search does not agree. Bellis perennis is characterized by single flower stalks arising from the ground-level crown with no branching. Richard Avery (talk) 06:17, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

I agree with Richard. This is not Bellis perennis. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:50, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Hi! Thank you for pointing this out. Unfortunately that is my mistake and I misidentified it. I believe I have found the correct species now -- Annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus). I have requested the file be renamed. This flower is native to North America but is now widespread in Japan also. I will take more care in the future. All the best~ The Nature Box (talk) 21:30, 17 June 2015 (UTC)


Picture of the day. Is Towards not torwards, I think--Pierpao.lo (listening) 20:08, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

15px Done --rimshottalk 21:10, 17 June 2015 (UTC)


The page features an image of "Prince Bishop's Castle in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia". In German, its name is "Fürstbischöfliches Schloss" - would it not be more appropriate to refer to it as "Prince Bishop's Palace in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia", since a castle has fortifications and a palace serves for representative purposes mainly? ViennaUK (talk) 08:19, 26 August 2015 (UTC)


Chemistry is a major project in Wikipedia. Wiki Commons might consider featuring a chemistry-related picture as the "image of the day". I have never seen one. Not trying to blow chemistry's own horn but to disclose to the readership that images are diverse. --Smokefoot (talk) 15:17, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Non-photographic images of all kinds get short shrift. Anyway, the images of the day are usually drawn from what has attained "featured picture" status... AnonMoos (talk) 11:26, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Kindly check deeply the request.[edit]

I understand the no censor in wikipedia. I think it's neutral if there're no pictures in the article prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and i request to removed the pictures.

Here is my reason. firstly, the privacy in photograph is also applied in drawing in the link i provided below, when the illustrator or photographer has no right or permission to illustrate therefore it is illegal. privacy right and the link i provided below.

Secondly, the issue that includes moral issue of illustrating. it stated in the link below. Moral issues Not all legally obtained photographs of individuals are acceptable. The following types of image are normally considered unacceptable: Those that unfairly demean or ridicule the subject Those that are unfairly obtained Those that unreasonably intrude into the subject's private or family life These are categories which are matters of common decency rather than law. They find a reflection in the wording of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 12: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Wikipedia:Image_use_policy.

according to islamic belief, in islamic history and history, all prophets in Islam never gives permission to any human being to illustrate them and never wants to illustrate them. they have the right not to show or depict their appearance. Kindly respect my request. Thank you. Trysandclean (talk) 02:32, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

We are not an Islamic website. Thank you for understanding.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:28, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

media file repository[edit]

there should be a very short intro in that page, what Commons is about. One sentence is enough. Newcomers don't know what Commons is about. Commons:Welcome could be placed there. -- 10:23, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Can we expect a decision on un-deletion soon?[edit]

A large number of files, essentially photos and scans, were nominated for deletion since 29 September 2015. One of the reasons given was "not own work of uploader although it is all labeled own work." Since then, you have acknowledged that, indeed, I am the owner of all photos myself or that they are taken as a "work for hire"

People have called my office requesting to use this image in a Wikipedia article about me. --Mlaucke (talk) 05:27, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Please file a request at COM:UDEL --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 10:59, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Make a link to Commons:Media by Time?( ▶ By time )[edit]

Hi, since a few years I help to start Calendar-date-Categories, boxes for photos or put them inside (add Cat's). But it is a hidden project (others work there too), if there is no Link from the Main Page up to e.g. October 2015. Many direct links from the Main Page are not a good idea, I think: So I have started a Page between, Commons:Media By time. Only 1 Link is necessary now, additional to "by location", "by type", "by author", "by licence", "by source": ▶  By time. Is it possible to make that Link? --LudwigSebastianMicheler (talk) 00:52, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Media of the Day[edit]

(before destruction in 2015 by barbarians from ISIL) - I am questioning the use of barbarians. It is clearly pejorative and is not NPOV. --Kiltpin (talk) 11:34, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Right, we don't need that, even if we agree. Yann (talk) 20:21, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Picture of the day 06-01-2016[edit]

Hi, why this photo has not been rotated ? Is it for PD-USGov-NASA status ? --Doalex (talk) 10:11, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Why do you think it should be rotated? Yann (talk) 11:26, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Because the river and the sea (on the top) are most visible, don't forget that original image on the website comports legends facilitating the immediate comprehension.--Doalex (talk) 12:30, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Template:U Tu as une réponse mais pas moi, est-ce à cause des instructions NASA & Cie, qu'une photo ne peut-pas être modifiée même une rotation de 90° à droite ou à gauche ? --Doalex (talk) 11:27, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} As-tu demandé à l'utilisateur qui l'a importée ? Cordialement, Yann (talk) 11:34, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
Non, ma question était générale sur les droits de modifications de ce type de photos, en fait maintenant peu importe, merci tout de même.--Doalex (talk) 12:19, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Latin names for plants[edit]

Hi, I think it would be helpful if the 'Mulan magnolia' (Picture of the day, 8th March 2016) was labelled somewhere with it's scientific name. The plethora of common names supports my point. Best. Richard Avery (talk) 08:50, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Uploading many pictures[edit]

Hi, Iwent to many big sport events last 10 years. I have 1000s of photo's from the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Summer Olympics, 2015 European Games and many more sports events. What is the best way to do that directly to Wiki Commons (without using Flickr)? I'm experienced but I don't know.. With the UploadWizard you have to label all the pictures 1-by-1 with titles, categories, description etc. I'm not going to do that. Is it not possible to have something for all the images? Many time when using the UploadWizard there is an error and you have to start all over again. Is there an upload system for the pictures on my Iphone? The UploadWizard for more than 1 picture is not possible with an iPhone, because it get's the error because they have all the same name.. Sander.v.Ginkel (talk) 22:10, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Sander van Ginkel, you might want to ask this question at either Commons:Help desk or more specifically Commons:Upload help. Given the potential number of images involved, you could also try Commons:Batch uploading. Best, --AWossink (talk) 09:10, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Obstructed improvements of file description[edit]

Regarding the long-standing problem with blocked description pages of files at the main page, see and support phab:T24521 bug request. --ŠJů (talk) 12:15, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

2016 JUN 30[edit]

{{edit request}}Pink Tarantula - (caption) spelling error: "...aslo known as birdeater" Thanks, Tortillovsky (talk) 14:32, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Done. Killiondude (talk) 21:58, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

07-01 "Media of the day" caption grammar (and where to ask about it?)[edit]

{{edit request}}

1. On today's/July 1st's "Media of the day", I think the grammar could be changed, maybe from:

A 3D animation which represent_ the second law of Fryette, one of the main basic_ of the modern osteopathy.

to maybe something like this:

A 3D animation which represents the second law of Fryette, one of the main basics of modern osteopathy.

2. I saw "Picture of the Day" has a link for edit requests, but I could not see similar for "Media of the day". Is this the right place for edit requests of "Media of the day?" Zeniff (talk) 01:01, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

I changed the grammar. I hope it's okay? I left the edit request on in case someone wants to check it and also because I'm not sure if I asked about Motd in the right place? Zeniff (talk) 01:17, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
Stale request? The page is no longer protected. --Jarekt (talk) 12:42, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Sorry about that. Thank you for letting me know:) And I'll use Commons:MOTD in the future. Zeniff (talk) 10:11, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Participating - wording[edit]

I think we should change using to reusing. Using this site includes browsing too, already covered by point above. The using point is about reusing. Let's be clear. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 03:54, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Good idea. While someone's at it, he/she could de-capitalise the "p" in Community portal as well.    FDMS  4    14:40, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

{{edit request}} Please remove an unnecessary space after "washing itself" on Media of the day.
Current text: (washing itself )
Proposed text: (washing itself)

Thanks! MB298 (talk) 00:54, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Done. --rimshottalk 22:07, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

Database v collection[edit]

{{edit request}} Mainpage currently states, "a database of 34,813,311 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute". The word "database" is too narrow; it could mean a card catalog of 34 M media files. Commons is really a collection of media files; libraries talk about their collection or their holdings; they don't use the word database. So change the phrase to "a collection of ...". Glrx (talk) 21:45, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

I agree. "Collection" is a much better, non-technical word. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 14:40, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
I agree as well. --Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 15:24, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
15px Done because at least two native speakers support this change. --jdx Re: 20:17, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Photo challenge camera icon[edit]

I thik that the icon could be change for this one less ugly. What do you think guys? --The Photographer 18:15, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

15px Done Yann (talk) 17:17, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Two Files of Donald Trump - Exact Same Photo[edit]

The Files are called "Donald J. Trump Official Portrait.jpg" and "File:Donald Trump official portrait.jpg. Is there any way to merge the two? Yoshiman6464 (talk) 18:07, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

@{{#invoke: ping | ping }}: 15px Done Thanks. - Reventtalk 18:11, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Media of the Day not in mobile version[edit]

I was viewing the mobile version, and I don't see "Media of the Day" displayed. Are there reasons? --George Ho (talk) 04:11, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Media of the day has watermark[edit]

I thought commons deprecated this?

Rich Farmbrough, 13:24 27 March 2017 (GMT).

Pinging Template:U who added it. Jee 13:54, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Misspelling in Media of the Day[edit]

See wikt:en:instaled. FallingGravity (talk) 22:36, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

"The bridge, constructed between 1983 and december 1990" - capitalise December. Schwede66 18:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Misspelling in Picture of the Day[edit]

"Black Forrest" should be "Black Forest" MartinPoulter (talk) 11:01, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

"The bridge, constructed between 2008 and september 2015" - capitalise September. Schwede66 18:24, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Media of the day[edit]

"Papilio machaon" in the Media of the day should be in italics as a scientific name. Beautiful video by the way.SchreiberBike (talk) 17:34, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

15px Done Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 17:42, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

English in Picture of the Day caption[edit]

Regarding the caption on Rotes Rathaus: "severe damages" is poor English. It should be "severe damage". - Bri (talk) 01:12, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Poor English in POTD 9 May[edit]

The English caption to the POTD of 9 May is full of incorrect usage, evidently produced by a thesaurus or machine translation. Examples: several (some); preys (prey); owing (due); leaves (; before (previously); switch (adapt); genuine food (; waste (detritus); cadavers (carcasses).

A corrected version of the entire caption with these minimal changes would read:

In summer, some polar bears do not make the transition from their winter residence on the Svalbard islands to the dense drift ice and pack ice of the high arctic where they would find a plethora of prey. This is due to global climate change which causes the ice around the islands to melt much earlier than previously. The bears need to adapt from their proper food to a diet of detritus, small animals, bird eggs and carcasses of marine animals. Very often they suffer starvation and are doomed to die.

-- Deborahjay (talk) 06:29, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

15px Done --jdx Re: 07:41, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Incidence maps[edit]

How are they made? I would like to make some for WP but not sure where to start. My target are all these colored maps that are so common around here, is it any app I can help with?--Neurorebel (talk) 22:46, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Caption in Media of the Day[edit]

"from the 2011 year." should be "from the year 2011." MartinPoulter (talk) 08:36, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Template:D (sort of) changed it to what I'd consider to be more idiomatic "The 2011 animated short film Little Tombstone". Thanks! Storkk (talk) 09:37, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

MOTD caption, June 24[edit]

The file description incorrectly states the video as being shot "in Vancouver" when the video itself says it was shot in Suquamish. It would be more accurate to say "near Vancouver". SounderBruce 21:05, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

15px Done Although too late. --jdx Re: 00:40, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

REQUEST: Content Table Fix[edit]

Please edit the link in Content > By Location > Earth > Subdivisions to the correct new direct page: Category:Country subdivisions by country. --عمرو (talk) 14:53, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

15px Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:35, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Global move of w:File:Modern_Mongolian_Language_Example,_2016.ogv[edit]

Hi, is there anyone who can successfully move this here, to Commons? Awesomemeeos (talk) 23:31, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Media of the day today is wrong[edit]

The Media of the Day today, which purportedly shows how to tie a w:bowline knot, is incorrect. If you tie the knot as shown in the video it will simply fall apart. The initial loop has to go the other way for a bowline to hold.--agr (talk) 04:05, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

  • striked text demoting today's media of the day and finding a replacement, but in the short time (2min) before I have to go to work, I cannot figure out how to do that without risking stepping on someone's toes. Template:U is correct as far as I can tell, and it's a embarrassing to have this as MOTD. Storkk (talk) 07:17, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. For the record the video in question is File:Paso a paso de un nudo As de guía.ogv. I hope they can fix it.--agr (talk) 12:18, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Video Making of Manda Pitha is not appropriate to be uploaded on World Wide Web[edit]

I really appreciate the effort, taken by the uploader of this video, to enrich Wikipedia with such media files that showcase the tradition and culture of Odisha (a state of India). However, in my personal view, some contents of this video is not appropriate to be viewed by the people all over the world. The lady making Manda Pitha in this video is not properly dressed, which I think can create a false image of the culture of Odisha in the mind of its viewers since Odia tradition always emphasizes the proper dressing of women. Hence, it is my personal suggestion to delete this video, that can be recovered later by uploading another video which will be appropriate by all means.

--Rajmishra757 (talk) 08:34, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

@{{#invoke: ping | ping }}: If you think the file should be deleted, please fill deletion request. --jdx Re: 08:47, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} No, please do not start deletion requests unless you find a deletable policy violation. The fact that you object to something in the video is thankfully not among those policies, and I would speedy close any deletion request that you start on that basis as vandalism. Storkk (talk) 10:00, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Machine-readable description for main page media[edit]

Currently there is no machine-readable description for main page media (i.e. main page image and main page sound/video). It’s embarrassing, especially on Commons, after the Great File Metadata Cleanup Drive. The used templates—Main Page/potd and Main Page/motd—are protected, but I don’t even know which is the best way to fix this. Just copying and pasting the text appearing below the media is the easiest, but it makes the code even more unmaintainable. Maybe we should use a subtemplate for generating the description text, probably the same for both types. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 20:44, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

"spider on a leave"?[edit]

My understanding was that singular of 'leaves' is 'leaf'. Or is this some different word? Gone Postal (talk) 06:04, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

15px Done . --rimshottalk 06:19, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Earth 2018[edit]

Wiki Loves Earth 2018 is still underway in quite a few countries, especially those that have users who are observing Ramadan until Jun 14. Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2018/Participating countries Shouldn't this contest still be on the front page? Avery Jensen (talk) 19:39, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Pinging {{#invoke: ping | ping }}.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 20:45, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
I don't see when the Main Page had WLE earlier. What should it look like? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 00:14, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
There was the photo challenge announcement at the Main Page. I am happy to confirm that no WLM related stuff has been removed. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:02, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
I thought that's where I found out about it, I guess that will just be less competition for me. Avery Jensen (talk) 08:22, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Photo challenge box[edit]

{{editprotected}} Hi. In 2015 the Photo challenge box on the main page was modified to inform about the 2015 European Science Photo Competition. Now that we have another International Science Photo Competition, is it possible to do the same? I am a volunteer at Commons Photo challenge, so I can take care that they are alternated.

Last time, if I remember correctly, the link to the monthly photo challenge was totally removed, and that was not nice. I don't expect we do the same, quite the contrary, just to put them in a certain alternation. I ping also Jarekt.

If this is not the best place, where should be such thing discussed?--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:54, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

I cannot find how it was decided in 2015, but I am sure it was there on the main page, and it remained also in December when the competition was prolonged in certain countries.
We can just few line, logo with a link to website, and link to commons page in the text.--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:24, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
it does have to be so drastic, we can write both.--Alexmar983 (talk) 04:22, 4 November 2017 (UTC)
or we can have the last two weeks of November and the first of December, that would also work. Current monthly challange seem to work. we are asking less time than in 2015, and this tiem the event is global.
Should I link to the syosp page?--Alexmar983 (talk) 07:54, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
Commons:Wiki Science Competition 2017 is now mulitlingual and provides basic information and we had banner but still not in all the countries so this would help to get decent upload where no campaign will occur.--Alexmar983 (talk) 04:00, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

I suppose the text is something like that:

{{Main Page Template |langcode=en |Announcement Title=Wiki Science Competition |Announcement Text= [[File:Logo for Wiki Science Competition.svg|100px|right]] <div style="margin-left: 0.3em; padding-right: 0.6em; line-height: 1.5; color: #000; font-size: 1.6em">Upload your scientific images during Wiki Science Competition 2017! [[Commons:Wiki Science Competition 2017|'''Learn more about the contest!''']]</div> <div align="center" style="margin: 1em;"> {{Clickable button| Commons:Wiki Science Competition upload|'''Upload an image to Wiki Science Competition'''|iconPrimary=ui-icon-circle-arrow-n|class=ui-button-green ui-button-large}} </div>

We only have 12 days left for Europe, I would ask for the whole infobox. Plus we have Asia and Africa in December so the best period could be from now to the first week of December. Than, we can put it back specifically for Africa at the end of the month if the upload is low, maybe.--Alexmar983 (talk) 04:19, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#Modification_of_main_page got no reply as well, i will ping some syosp if necessary.--Alexmar983 (talk) 04:20, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

User:Steinsplitter could you please update the infobox like you did for Wiki Loves Monument? Thank you.--Alexmar983 (talk) 08:01, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} Done. Please ping me when the contest is over, so that the notice can be removed. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:36, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Steinsplitter great. The contest is over at different dates. Probably since Africa starts the first week of December, i will ask for few days after Dec, the 1st. I also ask the monthly theme page for coordination.--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:40, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

User:Steinsplitter the new monthly challenges are here so you can switch back to the standard layout, for some days, so they can start with enough coverage. In the meantime we decide which country to postpone the deadline and we warm up Africa, than I'll ask you to put the WSC notice back. As i said, I am not thirsty, we should share the space! I have discussed with Jarekt in the monthly challenges talk pages.--Alexmar983 (talk) 14:51, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Ok, Done. Thanks. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:53, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
User:Steinsplitter after circa one week considering that some big countries ending on December, the 15th (netherlands, Norway, Malaysia, New Zealand) still have zero uploaded files, it would be nice if you can put the WSC2017 banner back. I'd say for another week at least.--Alexmar983 (talk) 02:46, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
User:Steinsplitter just in case I was not clear, I meant one week from when we switched back, that is from the 1st. I would be nice if we can have it back the banner this last week of upload 7-15 in Europe, Asia and America.--Alexmar983 (talk) 02:05, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
Done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:35, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

User:Steinsplitter you can remove it. But we might decide to merge some empty category in the international one, if we arrange that upload might resume from certain areas, so I'll ask you the infobox back again. In the future, I will require a brainstorming for a more flexible style (including WLM and WLE)--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:06, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:12, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

{{#invoke: ping | ping }} why is the Photo Challenge not mentioned on the Main Page? -- Colin (talk) 15:09, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Template:Main Page Template has only a single "Announcement Text" which shows up in the green box on the top right, and it looks like each time there is some other competition going on Photo Challenge is temporary removed from that spot and replaced with other announcement. Perhaps we could rewrite Template:Main Page Template to allow multiple Announcements. --Jarekt (talk) 15:23, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) The Announcement Box is used during POTY Voting for announcing POTY, as every year. Multiple announcements are currently not supported. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:25, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
I am not sure why I am pinged, my request was specific for December (like the previous one of 2015). What it is sure is that I am one of the only people Colin who pointed out the request openly. Usually, as far as I know, there is no calendar, no guideline, simply some people with the appropriate flag can change and remove a link with another one. I had to wait and ping to have this request processed... In any case, I support a general discussion to give space on the infobox to two challenges at the same time. That is WLE, WLM, future Wiki loves love (about communities and antropology, i think it's called this way), Wiki Loves Food and Wiki Science Competition, even the Asian month in November as far as I am concerned... with the monthly challenges I think they should share the space at the same time, and this new layout should be introduced. Or we need a more structured calendar in a subpage with specific request. We discuss sitenotices on meta, that's very similar as global impact (the main page has thousand of views per day). Whoever want to open an appropriate discussion, please ping me. Bye.--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:33, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Every link transcluded from Wikidata regarding Google Maps geo-locations give a 404-error[edit]

Every link transcluded from Wikidata regarding Google Maps geo-locations give a 404-error.

For example, click on the Google Maps-link at the following Commons Category:

Hopefully this can be solved. also gives a 404-error. is still online. Please fix these issues.

Good luck and kind regards, Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen (talk) 14:08, 13 July 2018 (UTC).

Now also reported on Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen (talk) 17:47, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Suggestion: give the mobile home page some love[edit]

When you land on the mobile homepage for Commons, there is no visible Upload button, there's no 'Upload file' button available in the menu, and clicking 'anyone can contribute' takes you to a page on participation, which links a whole bunch of ways to contribute - but still doesn't offer any way to upload images! I had to Google 'wikimedia commons upload' to find the appropriate page.

Given that a lot of original photos nowadays originate on smartphones, it feels like offering a friction-free method to upload via the mobile site would be desirable.

CamTarn (talk) 10:28, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

I have been informed that there is a volunteer-maintained Android app for Commons. That makes sense. Not sure whether it could/should be linked to from the mobile site? CamTarn (talk) 10:56, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
When logged in, at least on Android, the app is linked at the top of the left-hand menu, both on Google Play and F-Droid. Storkk (talk) 11:01, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Permanent "Photo Challenge" box and optional "Announcement" box[edit]

I changed the Template:Main Page Template to make Photo Challenge box permanent and Announcement box optional. In the past we used announcement box to display periodic announcements and use it for Photo challenge otherwise. With the current system we could have up to two announcements on the top right and one on the bottom left. --Jarekt (talk) 14:33, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Change text of "Photo Challenge" box[edit]

Current English text is: "Take some photos and upload them to meet our monthly thematic challenge, get inspiration and try new subjects! Learn more about the challenges!". I think we should shorten it to "Participate in our monthly thematic photography challenge. Get inspiration and try new subjects. Learn more about the challenge". --Jarekt (talk) 14:33, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Category:Sound vs. Category:Audio files[edit]

The link to Category:Sound at the top should be replaced by a link to Category:Audio files, right? --Reinhard Müller (talk) 06:32, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Cross posted from an alternate language main talk page. Per my request to get more input on a proposed change to the main page. --Majora (talk) 23:11, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Support Support Seems logical. ℺ Gone Postal ( ) 08:26, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

15px Done Enough time has passed for anyone to make their objections known. Category changed in both places, top and under content. If you believe the label (Sounds) should also be changed that is a different issue entirely. --Majora (talk) 03:10, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

in an transcription[edit]

It says " in an transcription" on the media of the day. Victuallers (talk) 23:55, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Caption error (30th Jan 2019)[edit]

{{edit request}} "Media of the day". I imagine "in July 1017" should read "in July 2017". Hassocks5489 (talk) 10:25, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Also the sentence would read better if the date was at the end: "Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge leaving the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin in July 2017." {{#invoke: fallback|autotranslate|base = Unsigned|lang=

|1=Voice of Clam |2=11:37, 30 January 2019‎ |3= |4= |5=|6= |7= |8= |9= |10= |11= |12= |13= |14= |15= }}

  • Template:Re Signing your posts on talk pages is required by Commons:Signatures policy. To do so, simply add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your comments. Your user name or IP address (if you are not logged in) and a timestamp will then automatically be added when you save your comment. Signing your comments helps people to find out who said something and provides them with a link to your user/talk page (for further discussion). Thank you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:46, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} Ooops, I must be getting old - that's the second time I've forgotten to sign in the last couple of days! Sorry about that. O Still Small Voice of Clam 15:51, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
15px Done Awesome! Thank you! jdx Re: 15:32, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Translate "images from ..."[edit]

On Main Page, the following text, Images from September 24 is in the 'content' box. On the Spanish translation of the main page, Portada, how do we add Imágenes del 24 de septiembre, into the Contenido box? How do we do this for the other language home pages? Evrik (talk) 17:49, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Also, what about German, French, etc.?
All the pages can be found at {{lang-mp}} Evrik (talk) 15:48, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
It’s added directly on the page. You can search for “images from” in Main Page’s source, and ask an admin to add [[{{#timel:F j|now|en}}|Imágenes del {{#timel:j "de" F|now|es}}]] to the same place on Portada. ({{#timel:j "de" F|now|es}} produces “6 de diciembre”; it may not be adequate if either preposition or the month name needs to be changed based on the current date. If it’s the case—and you can’t find a better format string yourself—, please describe the rules and I will try to help.) —Tacsipacsi (talk) 11:10, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} your help would be appreciated. Evrik (talk) 17:11, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
What help? I’ve explained the situation and the possible solutions above. I’m not a Commons admin, so neither I can edit Portada. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 21:28, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

New Design of Main Page[edit]

Where do I find a rationale for the redesign ? IMHO, this is very ugly. -- Juergen (talk) 23:44, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Template:Re You brought it up, it is up to you to find a rationale. What is so ugly about it? What would make it prettier?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:19, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Business maths[edit]

I want 2 knw everything concerning it poly scheme of work 2019 Jayda jessie (talk) 07:15, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Template:Re It appears you are asking on the wrong website.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 09:39, 4 March 2019 (UTC)


How do I work with Wikimedia? I want to make some constructive edits and assist the Wikimedia Foundation in whatever way I can. Do I add photos from my own camera, with copyright, I'd like to know. Thanks for the help!!! GermanGamer77 (talk) 18:13, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Template:Re Please follow COM:FS.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:35, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

SVG competition 2019[edit]

I founded a notice in main page somedays ago about SVG competition 2019. Somehow i could not register my name. Now, i can't find the notice. Can anyone give me the competition's page link? Thank you in advance. Rafi Bin Tofa (talk) 03:27, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Main Page looks inconsistent before and after log in[edit]

I've found that the main page has sightly different page layout before and after log in. Here is the comparison:

Since Wikimedia Commons introduced TemplateStyles, I suggest we can try to reconstruct this page by this way, we can make use of selector to set specific style sheets for mobile screen. --Great Brightstar (talk) 14:21, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

This is because your main page is not Main Page after logging in, as your Commons language is not English. The main page is special cased on mobile, but what the main page is depends on the interface language. is the same as logged out. (Rewriting Main Page using TemplateStyles and disabling some of the special casing would be welcome, although it won’t eliminate all of the differences, only most of them.) —Tacsipacsi (talk) 10:44, 17 April 2019 (UTC)


Is there value in setting up an error-reporting system comparable to en:WP:ERRORS? If so, how should we do it? Nyttend (talk) 04:43, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

  • In my opinion, no. Errors can be simply reported on COM:AN. English Wikipedia is overly bureaucratic. Let's not import all those unnecessary bureaucracies to Commons. 4nn1l2 (talk) 05:00, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
    • Bureaucracy? I'm just envisioning a section here for errors, plus (if convenient to set up) something that would appear in the admin backlog template if anything were sitting in the errors section. Finding Template:Motd/2019-05-08 (en) took a good deal of work, so instead of trying to fix a typo there yesterday, I was tempted to report it for someone else to handle, but I wasn't sure where best to report it. What could be wrong with a permanent (i.e. "do not archive") section here for error-reporting, or an automatic notification in the backlog template? Nyttend (talk) 01:04, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
      Notification in the backlog may not be suitable for Main Page errors, as they need immediate attention (obviously within hours), but we have heavy backlogs here on Commons and few people care (almost 6 month for DRs, years for CfD, 200 days for OTRS, many days for edit requests, etc.)
      Setting up yet another (sub)page to watch and monitor for some errors is also bureaucratic. How many Main Page errors get reported on average? I haven't seen many (if any) such reports. Therefore, I still think reporting errors to COM:AN is the best option to get things fixed. 4nn1l2 (talk) 14:32, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
      • It would be appreciated if you read proposals before creating straw men and attacking them. Nyttend (talk) 01:13, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
        I have read the proposal and I oppose it. It's as simple as that. It would be nice if the focus was on content, rather than people. 4nn1l2 (talk) 01:23, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
  • The Main Page of Commons has mostly two Files displayed and hence just two caption sentences. I doubt we would be having too many errors reported for these two sentences daily to warrant for a separate dedicated page. If at all some error needs reporting, its directly on this very talk page. I fail to understand the actual intention of setting up a different page, which would mostly be unused.
    Currently our talk page asks us to creat a talk page on the Template of POTD and report error there; which i think is also useless and should be abolished. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 14:03, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Julian Mateos[edit]

Como puedo subir una foto del actor en su biografía, ya qué no tiene ninguna? L.u.t.Rio (talk) 17:08, 15 May 2019 (UTC) {{Julian Mateos

How can I upload a picture of the actor in his biography, and what does he not have?

Primero hay que encontrar una foto de contenido libre, véase esta página para más información. La foto se puede subir a Wikimedia Commons usando Special:UploadWizard. Después se puede agregar al artículo de Wikipedia. —Granger (talk  · contribs) 00:13, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Wrong information[edit]

आपके पेज पे 9 मई के आसपास किसी ने जान बूझकर सिसोदिया सब्द एवं राजपूत शब्द को निकाल कर भील शब्द प्रयोग किया है तो उस पूरे एडिटिंग को निकाल दे। Jayrajsinh B Raol (talk) 15:53, 19 May 2019 (UTC) {{On 9th May, on your page, someone purposely used the word Bhil by removing the word Sisodiya Sad and Rajput, then remove that whole editing

Difficulté d'activité[edit]

Bonjour, pourquoi je n'arrive pas à télécharger des photos !!! ? Je reçois le message suivant : l'opération précédente ne peu se terminer , problème de mémoire, pourtant je dispose de 4 Go de RAM et 64 Go de ROM. Aussi je n'arrive pas à ajouter des descriptions à mes photos !!! Les pages wikipedia se réinitialisent trop souvent ne permettent pas d'ajouter des photos ou descriptions!!! Djennane Taoufik (talk) 20:47, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Rectification, lire : Je reçois le message suivant: "impossible de continuer ... ,problème de mémoire.", pourtant je dispose de 4Go de RAM et 64Go de ROM !!! Désolé mon message précédent a été bizarrement tronqué . Djennane Taoufik (talk) 21:04, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

De nouveau tronqué !!! Il manque la partie " pourtant je dispose de 4go de RAM et 64go de ROM ". Djennane Taoufik (talk) 21:06, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

De nouveau tronqué !!! Il manque la partie " pourtant je dispose de 4go de RAM et 64go de ROM ". Djennane Taoufik (talk) 21:06, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Remove mobile special casing[edit]

I would like to propose removing special casing of the main page on mobile. Currently only certain parts of the main page appear on mobile (e.g. the upload button doesn’t), and also those lack styling. (I admit the lack of styling is partly because of my recent edit request, but it wasn’t perfect before, either. What is currently missing was missing also before.) The differences can be seen by comparing the English main page using English interface language and the English main page using German interface language (or any other); this is the issue mentioned in #Main Page looks inconsistent before and after log in. If you think something should not appear on mobile, it can easily be hidden from the not special-cased version (the one seen with non-English interface language), so don’t hesitate to propose it, but the default (in contrast to the special-cased one) is to display everything. If there’s consensus to remove special casing, I’ll make the edit request for the switch. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 12:27, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Support Support. It would be much more handy with it. -- ato (talk) 06:06, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Very much in favor of removing the special casing yes. The special casing is deprecated, and it hides the fact that our content just doesn't work on mobile. By aligning and use templatestyles, it will be better and easier to deal with differences between mobile and desktop, as there at least is visiblity. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 09:48, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your responses! I’d expect a bit more activity on the talk page of one of the most important pages on one of the largest Wikimedia projects (with over a hundred recently active watchers, not counting several different-language main pages where I advertised this section), but if really no one else cares, I’ll go ahead and make the edit request. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 17:23, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

With help of TemplateStyles it's possible to rebuild the mobile special casing with responsive web design, which makes the page easier to maintain for administrators. --Great Brightstar (talk) 18:35, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Actually this page uses TemplateStyles since about a month. This is why turning off mobile special casing can be considered at all. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 22:49, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, I understand, thanks, I also thought it's possible to simulate mobile special casing via TemplateStyles, which could gives you more rights to customize the mobile layout. --Great Brightstar (talk) 02:25, 20 July 2019 (UTC)


สวัดดีครับ ช่วยหาข้อมูล ของผม ใน Wikimedid Kitithat Phengaro (talk) 09:03, 2 July 2019 (UTC)


Hello Help me find information on Wikimedia Commons for me. Thank you. ช่วยหาข้อมูลของผมในวิกิมีเดียคอมมอนให้น่อยครับ Kitithat Phengaro (talk) 09:08, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

What information are you looking for? If you know the subject, I suggest that you start with a quick search (search bar is available on the top right). If it will not return much useful information, try finding a supercategory of what you are looking for. For example, if you are searching for Postal Offices (a topic that I am personally interested in) you can try looking at the media related to buildings, government buildings, photos related to mail, etc. ℺ Gone Postal ( ) 10:53, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Media of the Day: porn instead of medical/sports content[edit]

Hello! I'd like to express my displeasure with the content of today's MOTD.[1] Whereas the caption reads "The lifestyle fair Venus Berlin showed various novelties such as TENS devices, which are controlled by bluetooth from a playlist on the smartphone or Virtual Reality as a means of recreation, but also activities like free solo climbing or a mechanical bull," the video shows VR porn. Although this is an interesting field in itself and I don't oppose Commons hosting this video, the video caption does not correspond to its actual content. I wanted to share this video on my social profiles (I post a lot on medicine and sports), but after having seen that, I will refrain from doing so. I will appreciate if you (whoever curates the MOTD) pay more attention in the future. Best regards, --Eleassar (t/p) 13:00, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

It also seems like a strange video to give as MOTD. Does it really highlight the best of Wikimedia Commons? If the central focus of the video is the two simulations/demos taking place on television screens, then that seems like it would be a copyright violation. Killiondude (talk) 00:22, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Template:Re It is not a copyright violation.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:48, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi Jeff! Could you answer my question since you're here? Killiondude (talk) 00:59, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Template:Re I don't know, I didn't propose it for MOTD or see the caption.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:09, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
As a further follow-up, Eleassar, I'm not sure it was actually on the main page. It seems the tag was accidentally placed on the wrong image. See Commons:Media of the day#14 for the correct file. Killiondude (talk) 01:56, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
(edit conflict) It looks like added the {{Media of the day}} tag to the above-linked file on 14 July 2019, but the actual MOTD on this day was File:Visual tour of Italy- Milan, Venice and visit with Pope Leo XIII, Summer 1896.webm according to Template:Motd/2019-07#14. I am thinking the tag addition was an error. Mz7 (talk) 01:58, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
This is extremely bizarre. According to the Internet Archive, the porn video actually was on the Main Page: Mz7 (talk) 02:01, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
That's because it was on the main page. The original was deleted with only a few hours left in the day. Every single time anything racy appears on any main page people get all bent out of shape. As always though, if you have a problem with something than you should participate in the selections. There is no point in continuing this conversation since it is past the 14th and the original MOTD was removed without comment by another administrator. --Majora (talk) 02:10, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
The correct measure to prevent this reoccurring in the future is not to participate in the selections. It is that the administrator(s) who are updating the MOTD should check whether the caption corresponds to the video content. This must be implemented in the workflow. --Eleassar (t/p) 02:18, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, media of the day is not done by administrators. Neither is picture of the day. The templates that control them are not protected until they actually appear on the main page and that is only due to cascading protection. You are more than welcome to keep an eye on COM:MOTD and COM:POTD to ensure that everything is as it should be. --Majora (talk) 02:24, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the information. In any case, it would be of benefit to streamline the process - add some instructions for editors. --Eleassar (t/p) 09:09, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
The interesting question is why Template:U deleted Template:Motd/2019-07-14 (en) and associated templates less than 5 hours before the end of the day. The reason he gave is This MOTD was removed, but hell, I don't get it at all. The video is still here, it isn't a copyvio and actually there is no porn at all. Then, about an hour later, Template:U recreated Template:Motd/2019-07-14 (en) with a new content. Perhaps needlessly. {{#invoke: ping | ping }} While I was adding {{Media of the day}} the video was still on the main page. It was there for over 7 hours longer. {{#invoke: ping | ping }} Template:U is known from "strange" (very loosely related) descriptions he gives to "his" MOTDs. Anyway, please bear in mind that everyone can nominate or even change a MOTD. --jdx Re: 08:22, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
The video was of such a quality that I spent some time trying to figure out whether an administrator account had been compromised. Mz7 (talk) 02:55, 15 July 2019 (UTC) wasn't a featured item. The revival/creation of featured sounds and featured videos is rather new. The two projects only really started (or were revived) in May. There aren't enough featured media to meet the needs of that section yet and the proposal to restrict that section to only featured media was rejected until we have enough. I can assure you no admin account was compromised because featured media is not chosen by admins but by regular editors. You can participate in these selections if you wish. --Majora (talk) 03:11, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Template:Re Template:Tq — not really, the comment was Template:Tq [2]. —⁠andrybak (talk) 08:24, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Template:Cmt Yes, Multichill deleted the initial MOTD template, and I recreated it one hour later. I agree that the initial video was not a good choice, but removing it without providing a replacement is IMO even worse. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:07, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

A request for opinion[edit]

During a voting there, we had differences about some topics that we couldn't resolve, even after filing a request for comment. We have came to the conclusion that an external arbitrage is needed. George Ho suggested m:SRM as a mechanism. As you have been involved with our project before, your suggestion will be very valuable too - as will be your opinion about the disagreement, should you decide to give it.

Thank you in advance, and please accept my apologies for wasting your time with this request. -- Григор Гачев (talk) 18:27, 29 July 2019 (UTC)


Can I upload photos on Commons which I have Clicked through my cell phone TysonS 04:03, 15 September 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tyson72th (talkcontribs) at 04:03, 15 September 2019

Template:Re Hi, and welcome. Yes, you can do that, but please follow COM:FS first.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 06:52, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Add a field to the topic list on the right[edit]

Computer under Science. What do you think? It's one of the most important field in 21st century. {{edit request}} Btw

  1. there's a bug displaying the line * [[:Category:Buildings by architect|Architects]].
  2. I suggested that a link be added to tweet MOTD as well and a minor issue be fixed like special:diff/368680763.--Roy17 (talk) 00:15, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
15px Done Thank you! -- User: Perhelion 17:30, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

WSC2019 in November and December[edit]

Hi, as occurred in 2017 we would like to require also on the English home page the box with the link to Commons:Wiki Science Competition 2019. We can alternate for few weeks, the most crucial week is the third one when almost all the competitions will be open, and than again the first week of December when few more countries start. The code is the same of last time, I can put it here.

Please let me know if somebody can process the request, or I will ping the sysop from last time. Thank you.--Alexmar983 (talk) 01:48, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

I support the site banner request, as most of our entries last time around (818 from the United States alone) came from it. Antony-22 (talk) 05:00, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
The infobox is now already present in the home pages of some languages.--Alexmar983 (talk) 12:31, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
The upload from Ireland and USA are suffering, before we get a sitenotice this would really help. Should I ping someone?--Alexmar983 (talk) 17:01, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} 15px Done -- Darwin Ahoy! 23:28, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I will ping you User:DarwIn to remove it on December, 1st when the new monthly challenges start.--Alexmar983 (talk) 23:38, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
User:DarwIn please change it back for the monthly competition for 3-7 days. They will have the final part of the month but it's good people see them.--Alexmar983 (talk) 01:45, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
User:DarwIn please remove it... the competition is open in Spain, Australia and New Zealand and in the "rest of the world", but Spain closes soon and the "rest of the world" is mostly a "left over" category, there is no ractical point in showing off the template now. --Alexmar983 (talk) 06:22, 19 December 2019 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} 15px Done -- Darwin Ahoy! 00:10, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

Typo on 'Picture of the day' caption[edit]

'Antelope' is spelt with an 'e', not an 'i', as in 'antilope'. ̴̴ ̴̴

Also, I seem to be unable to sign the above message by typing in four tildes. Let me try againː ̴̴ — Preceding unsigned comment added by JackintheBox (talkcontribs) at 08:55, 14 December 2019

ːIt still doesn't workǃ Now let's try clicking the button with four tildesː JACKINTHEBOXTALK 08:55, 14 December 2019 (UTC) ːˑ ?? It seems like I can't type punctuation properly here?? JACKINTHEBOXTALK 08:57, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

Punctuation that I cannot type properly hereː the tilde, 'at' sign, dollar sign, percent sign, asterisk, underscore, plus sign, curly and square brackets (both opening and closing), colon. Others seem to work fine. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 09:16, 14 December 2019 (UTC) ːːːThe same goes with all other places where you can type, on Wikimedia Commons. This problem does not exist on Wikipedia. There seems to be a bug here. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 09:18, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

@JackintheBox: Maybe you enabled input methods? Try clicking the language name in the top of the page, then “Input settings” on the bottom of the popup, and make sure they’re off. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 11:03, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

~@$%*_+{[}]: {{#invoke: ping | ping }} Hurray, I've turned 'input settings' off ('IPA' was selected), and now I can type punctuation properly again. Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 16:44, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Restriction of POTD to Featured Images is nonsense and against the scope of Commons, Valued Images should also be eligible[edit]

Discussion moved to Commons talk:Picture of the day. --Podzemnik (talk) 18:54, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Editing the foto of a tortured in 1973[edit]

In the German Wikipedia of Torture, there is a chapter about Chile. There are quotations,no pictures. I would like to upload a picture of a person – before and after being tortured and assasinated. Generally there will be few fotos to show what is left after torture. So this foto could be unique and could be included in any language.

The question is, whether I am allowed to upload fotos of the death person. In December 1973 I was in Chile in an UNESCO function weeks before a military putsch against Salvadore Allende. After the putsch all foreigners were considered communists and UNHCR was responsible for them. So I accompanied the Chilean party including the wife of the tortured to fetch the body. In Chile dead persons are burried in zinc coffins. We choose on with a big window.

Therefore we could make fotos of the tortured. I possess the originals so I suppose they were made by me. I have copies of all declarations and denouncements. The death person was buried by the protestant church.

I would like to upload the foto – where ?– to be used on any page. The details of the tortured: He was vietnames, his father a North vietnamese general, grown up in Paris where he studied chemistry, with a doctorate in Canada. He later met Chilean president Allende in his home in Canada and once Kissinger. For working illegaly in Canada he was to be deported to South Vietnam and choose to find asylum in Chile. He worked in a fishing project in Chile.

I am told he had a black belt, so he could have tried to defend himself on arrestation. Visiting the Chilenian military police SIM, it seemed that everybody knew the case. --Cuauti (talk) 19:54, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Here are my thoughts: If you have taken the photo, then I believe that this would be a great photo to have uploaded. Now, you say two things: 1) You were taking photographs, 2) You have the original of this photograph. For me this is sufficient evidence that you are the one who took this photo. However, please keep in mind that anybody can still nominate the photo for deletion after it is uploaded, it would not be a personal attack on you, but rather a way that this community calls discussions of legality of keeping the photograph. If you want to make sure that there is less of a chance of that happening, you may want to follow the COM:OTRS procedure after uploading and placing {{OTRS pending}} template in the file description to show that you did so. ℺ Gone Postal ( ) 10:37, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
    • One more thing, if this photograph has already been published elsewhere, then it is very important to follow COM:OTRS, as it is almost certain that somebody will nominate it otherwise. ℺ Gone Postal ( ) 10:38, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

{{#invoke: ping | ping }} We do not have restrictions based on the subject, as long as there are no laws prohibiting it, like with child pornography. And we do have Category:Dead people with photographs of corpses. However the photographs still have to meet our copyright restrictions, so it has to be a photo you took or a photograph for which you can determine that it is in public domain. --Jarekt (talk) 19:49, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

Image of Rodolfo Guevara Dato not shown in page[edit]

Comment by Template:U moved to COM:VP (Special:Diff/421138580). Storkk (talk) 12:42, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

download public domain images[edit]

Hello, I would like to know if you can download the photographs from wikimedia, just like you can do with wikipedia and your kiwix project, in order to have the most beautiful images of the world offline.


--Makebos (talk) 19:13, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi Template:U. Whenever you open anything labelled "File:" there will be a section below the image/video/audio explaining the license agreement. There are a few licenses: some will be fully public domain, some will be Creative Commons (which means you have to cite the original author), and some will be a limited use of a private domain work. In short, most things on Wikimedia Commons will need you to attribute the author. If you want a more detailed understanding of licenses, have a look at the Commons:Licensing page for more information, and at any license that is connected to the media you want to use. Hope thish helps! Bibeyjj (talk) 12:41, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

POTD captions[edit]

POTD captions are hidden behind a dozen of templates and the template system itself is an absolute nightmare. It's no wonder we constantly get horrible and plain wrong captions because there probably are just a couple of users that know or bother to discover where the captions are stored. I'm not even going to try to trace where that is. I've seen and commented on wrong species ID and other inaccuracies. And here again, we have a subspecies of a bird (Ceryle rudis leucomelanurus) under a photo of a flower! What the hell?! I'm talking about the POTD of 12 June 2020. --Exonie (talk) 19:19, 12 June 2020 (UTC)


{{editprotected}} The "content" box on the main page advertises Category:Marine life, however that category appears to be a redirect to Category:Marine organisms. The link should probably be changed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Majavah (talkcontribs) at 08:52, 18 July 2020

This is under "Contents" on protected Template:Main Page Template.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:58, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
15px Done Thank you! Ahmadtalk 13:33, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
{{#invoke: ping | ping }} I also edited the said template, but apparently it doesn't affect the pages. A lot of our other main pages still use Category:Marine organisms. I can, technically, replace all those categories with AWB or some other tool, but the translations will still need to be updated, so I'm not really sure if it's a good idea. Ahmadtalk 13:39, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
Template:Re Thanks. I would like you to replace all links to Category:Marine life, for all 238 of them, and at least semiprotect that page due to vandalism, but feel free to discuss elsewhere.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:42, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

Augmented Reality Support within Wikiversity other Wikis[edit]

According to some test with 3D Modelling and geo-location based augmented reality is seems to make a lot of sense to support 3D model e.g. with Aframe and/or AR.js in Wikiversity (and may be other Wikis). Just like MATH for mathematical expressions in articles a tag might be introduced with MODEL3D or AR that wraps the XML syntax for a 3D model within Wikiversity. On other hand 3D models can be regarded as Digital Media and therefore place just like SVG-files in commons and can be embedded from Commons to any other MediaWiki of WMF. So authors would include 3D models directly from WikiCommons like audio, video or images. Wiki Commons stores SVG vector graphics which is of cource XML syntax defining the graphics. Embedding of 3D models could be performed just like embedding images from Wiki Commons. The only difference is, that 3D models need an additional Opensource rending libary like AR.js and/or aframe.js so that the XML-Syntax of the 3D model will be rendered properly on a MediaWiki article. In general the 3D objects ar wrapped with a A-SCENE-tag. The following example is a 3D scene with just one box:

     <a-box position="-1 0.5 -3" rotation="0 45 0" color="#4CC3D9"></a-box>

Are there any recommendation how to use 3D scene in the future that might need an import of OpenSource Javascript libraries like aframe.js or ar.js. Anyway this approach would allow us as authors/teachers in Wikiversity, Wikivoyage, Wikispecies, ... to enhance resources in many ways, e.g.:

Test 3D Model in Aframe Place 3D Model on Markers

See also OpenSource AR.js documentation. I do not know if that makes sense to you and it worth the effort. No worries if not, it is possible to store the 3D models on a Git respository and link them e.g. from learning resources Wikiversity to it.

Best regards and take care, Bert --Bert Niehaus (talk) 10:52, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Media of the Day[edit]

The caption is very poorly worded. The '75th anniversary of the liberation of Belfort' would make much more sense. No Swan So Fine (talk) 17:04, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

Delete the image and roll back to the previous version[edit]

Hello admin. Please, please delete this one too. File:Empat Lawang Flag.png today and please return it to the version today!--Kiagus Muhammad Hanif Sirua (talk) 06:24, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

{{#invoke: ping | ping }} File:Lambang Empat Lawang.png is already uploaded. I do not see any reason to delete File:Empat Lawang Flag.png. See also Category:Empat Lawang Regency--Jarekt (talk) 12:50, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

Media of the day - model is not spelt with two ls[edit]

Could somebody with the appropriate privileges please correct the spelling of model here. -- Chris j wood (talk) 12:25, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

15px Done --jdx Re: 13:07, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

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