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This is the category scheme under Wikimedia Commons' common scheme and Kazakh local category (Category:Commons-kk), which is for all articles in "Commons-" and "Help-namespace".

  • Every "Category:Commons-ISO-LANGUAGE-CODE" contains only "Commons-" and "Help-" pages in its language and no other language pages of these namespaces.
  • Subcategories below these language categories should be created only if it is too populated and never in advance.
  • The structure of Category:Commons-kk is the sample hierarchy for every other language sub category.
  • Possibly for the sake of internationalization consistency, the hierarchy of each language category (such as "Category:Commons-ISO-LANGUAGE-CODE") would be better to keep the similar category scheme without getting further away from Category:Commons-kk.

See also[edit]

WikiMedia Commons' common category structure[edit]

Click the link to see the definition.

Admins Edit

This way of documenting categories is deprecated and the category scheme presented here was completely outdated.
Please add descriptions directly to the category pages. Internationalisation should be done with {{mld}} or {{langSwitch}}.


Commons-kk[edit]

  1. Category:Commons-kk
    1. Category:Commons Archives
      1. Category:Commons old server logs
      2. Category:Commons village pump archives
      3. Category:Commons deletion requests archives
      4. Category:Commons votes archives
    2. Category:Commons help
    3. Category:Commons maintenance
    4. Category:Commons To do
    5. Category:Commons policies
    6. Category:Commons projects

Wikimedia Commons' common category definition[edit]

Commons[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category should only contain sub-categories, never articles/galleries or images directly here.

This category is the global common root of categorizing Commons' maintenance tasks and pages (Commons:-, and Help:-) except for media files. The translated pages in each language should be categorized under the each language category such as "Category:Commons-ISO-LANGUAGE-CODE" style . The structure of Category:Commons-kk is the sample hierarchy for every other language sub category.

There is a sub category Category:Commons maintenance content, which is for the special maintenance of Wikimedia Commons' global common contents and which does not get translated. ALL media files should be categorized under these 4 categories, but ONLY if there are files having problems and needing to be fixed, they should be also in the sub-category Category:Commons maintenance content.

Commons maintenance content[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category is for content hosted at Wikimedia Commons that needs special maintenance and contains sub categories for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content.

  • This category should never contain articles but sub categories only.
  • Since this category is Wikimedia Commons' global common, it DOESN'T get translated independently.

Candidates for deletion[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category contains sub categories for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' common content.

  • This category should never contain articles but sub categories only
  • Since this category is Wikimedia Commons's common, it does not get translated.

Candidates for speedy deletion[edit]

See Category Structure.


Deletion (all)
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This category contains sub categories for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content.

  • This category should never contain articles but sub categories only
  • Since this category is Wikimedia Commons' global common, it does not get translated independently.
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This category contains candidates for speedy deletion.

Note: {{speedydelete}} is deprecated for most usages (files tagged with it get auto-categorized to Category:Other speedy deletions instead).
  • Before adding or deleting any file here you have to understand the speedy deletion guidelines. So please read the deletion guidelines in your language of choice:

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Against policy[edit]

See Category Structure.


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This category is for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content, so it does not get translated independently.

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This category contains files that are not permissible by the Commons Licensing Policy. As such, these files are subject to speedy deletion.

  • Admins can use the Bad Old Ones tool to assist deletion. (Not mandatory)
  • If a file is not an obvious speedy deletion candidate, please move it to normal Commons:Deletion requests. That will be faster for everyone.
  • Before adding or deleting any file here you have to understand the speedy deletion guidelines. So please read the deletion guidelines in your language of choice:

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Copyright violations[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category is for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content, so it does not get translated independently.

Derivatives of copyrighted works[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category is for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content, so it does not get translated independently.

Duplicate[edit]

See Category Structure|.

This category is for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content, so it does not get translated independently.


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This category contains files that are exact duplicates of other files. As such, these files are subject to speedy deletion.

  • Use the Dupes tool to easily compare files listed here and their "duplicates".
  • Before adding or deleting any file here you have to understand the speedy deletion guidelines. So please read the deletion guidelines in your language of choice:

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Other speedy deletions[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category is for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content, so it does not get translated independently.


Deletion (all)
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This category contains various candidates for speedy deletion.

  • Note: {{speedydelete}} is deprecated for most usages (files tagged with it get shown up here).
  • You can use Bad Old Ones tool to assist deletion. (Not mandatory)
  • Before adding or deleting any file here you have to understand the speedy deletion guidelines. So please read the deletion guidelines in your language of choice:

Alemannisch | asturianu | brezhoneg | català | čeština | dansk | Deutsch | English | Esperanto | español | français | magyar | italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | polski | português | português do Brasil | русский | suomi | Türkçe | 中文(简体)‎ | 中文(繁體)‎ | +/−

Deletion requests[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category is for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' common content.

  • Since this category is Wikimedia Commons's common, it does not get translated independently.

Pages or files in this category have been tagged with {{delete}} and listed on Commons:Deletion requests. Please see that page for justifications and discussion. See also the Commons:Deletion policy for a set of guidelines for deletion.

Incomplete deletion requests[edit]

See Category Structure.
  • This category is for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' common content.
  • Since this category is global common, it does not get translated.

In this category, many pages are gathered which have been suspended from deletion due to unclear reasons.
ALL pages bearing {{Unclear reason}} are listed automatically in this category.

Admins can either delete the page, follow regular deletion request procedure, or remove the tag (if it was placed inappropriately).

Unclear reasons:

  • The page has been tagged with {{delete}}, but the Deletion Request have NOT been listed in the Deletion Requests yet.

Many of these may be misplaced Speedy Requests. (Keep in mind that on English Wikipedia, "{{delete}}" is a Speedy Delete tag.)

NOTE: For Internationalization:
You can create a translated category or page for the language reference under your language category (ex. commons-ISOCODE), but please keep in mind ALL incomplete requests should be gathered here to be controlled under this category.

Missing legal information[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category contains sub categories for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content.

  • This category should never contain articles but sub categories only
  • Since this category is Wikimedia Commons' global common, it does not get translated independently.

Images with disputed copyright status[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category is for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content, so it does not get translated independently.


These images have a source and/or license, but it appears dubious. The template for this category is {{disputed}}, which says that the copyright tag is disputed so the image shouldn't be spread under the assumption that it is correct.

There is no distinct time limit for how long these images should be here, but...

  • if the opposite happens, that the license is provenly correct, then the {{disputed}} can be removed, and the image can be kept;
  • if it is found out that an image is clearly a violation of copyright then the image should be listed at Commons:Deletion requests or on the SpeedyDelete {{copyvio}} for obious case.

Unknown[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category is for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content, so it does not get translated independently.


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In this category are all images whose license-status is missing. Images that have been in this category for more than a week can be speedy deleted according to the deletion guidelines.

Please also have a look at the list at Commons:Untagged images - there are more than 3700 images there that have no license info. Please Help!

You can add files to the proper subcategory of this page with one of the following templates:

  • {{subst:nsd}}, which gives {{no source since|month=October|day=31|year=2014}}
  • {{subst:nld}}, which gives {{no license|month=October|day=31|year=2014}}
  • {{subst:npd}}, which gives {{no permission since|month=October|day=31|year=2014}}

Be sure to notify the uploader if you tag an image! Tag the image with the day you discovered it, not the day it was uploaded.

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Temporarily undeleted files[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category is for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' common content.

  • Since this category is Wikimedia Commons's common, it does not get translated.

See Commons:Undeletion requests

Maintenance data structures[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category contains sub categories for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content.

  • This category should never contain articles but sub categories only
  • Since this category is Wikimedia Commons' global common, it does not get translated independently.

This category and the sub categories are for Admins' maintenance process, which should be controlled by only Admins.

Quality assurance[edit]

See Category Structure.

This category contains sub categories for maintenance purpose of Wikimedia Commons' global common content.

  • This category should never contain articles but sub categories only
  • Since this category is Wikimedia Commons' global common, it does not get translated independently.

This category and the sub categories are for Admins' maintenance process, which should be controlled by only Admins.

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Taxonomy disputes[edit]

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(If necessary, create your local definition.)

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